Category Archives: Beer

Ozzy Osbourne Sends Cease And Desist To Baltimore’s Ozzy Ale

By Brandon Weigel (Baltimore City Paper, 3/26/2014) Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, best known as the frontman of heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath, has sent a cease and desist letter to the Brewer’s Art over its Belgian Strong Pale Ale named … Continue reading

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After Nearly 80 Years, Maryland Polka Hall Prepares For Last Dance

By Tara Boyle (WAMU, 1/17/2014) On a Sunday afternoon, George Ward is out on the dance floor at Blob’s Park, a Bavarian beer garden and polka hall in Jessup, Md. He’s been coming here a long time — since 1958. “There’s … Continue reading

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Bauernschmidt Manor – ‘B’ is for Beer in Baltimore

‘B’ is for Beer in Baltimore Brewers can trace history back to Essex, Middle River area. By Keith Roberts (Essex Patch, 4/11/2011) “…The Bauernschmidt families were very famous brewers of beer here in Baltimore. A tradition they brought with them … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being “Gently Stewed” – Mencken, Governor Ritchie, and Prohibition

The Importance of Being “Gently Stewed”: Marion Elizabeth Rodgers on Mencken, Governor Ritchie, and Prohibition By Sara Witman, 3/14/2011 Research Librarian Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger & Hollander At the start of her lecture to a packed room at the Baltimore … Continue reading

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