Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cheers! It's Thanksgiving!

Turkey, cranberries, stuffing...and beer of course!

Not sure what kind of beer to serve with your turkey?  Check out this article from The Weekly Pint to find some answers:

Daytime Drinking
You’re home, the game is on, everybody’s cracking beers. Just make sure you go for something low in ABV, like a good German-style helles, American pale ale, or session IPA. It’s going to be a long day, and you want to remember every bite. 

Hors d’oeuvres, salads, & soft cheeses
As mentioned, saisons and other farmhouse ales, similar to bières de gardes, are great with salads. To step it up in the acidity department, look for geuze or other tart wild ales and lambics that boast complex, assertive, and mouth-watering flavors. A good, crisp pilsner can also match up with salads containing bitter greens like radicchio.

Main Course
With turkey, stuffing, and cranberry, richer, slightly fruity (but not bitter!) Belgian and American brown ales work well, while the tartness of cranberry cries out for coriander-kissed witbier. Flanders red, oud bruin, kriek, framboise, and other fruity, tangy wild ales can cut through the richness of stuffing and reset the palate over and again. It’s a feast. No one will mind if you have three different kinds of beer on the table. 

Old ales, quadrupels, and other strong, Belgian-style abbey ales will bring your second serving of apple or pecan pie and ice cream home with a bang. Rich, fruity double IPA pairs well with pumpkin pie. Fulsome, silky, rich coffee stouts like the incredible Peche Mortel from Dieu du Ciel! in Montreal taste like dessert in a glass.

What’s left? A nice bottle of Sierra Nevada Celebration? A light, dry Irish stout? Bingo. We like to wrap up with nice, dry Belgian pale ales like Orval and Flemish Kiss from The Commons. Now those are some great beers to be thankful for.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How to clean your Growler

If you're like me...you have several Calvert Brewing Company growlers laying around in your fridge, and maybe in your sink?

I have to admit, trying to figure out how to clean out my growler was sort of a puzzle at first...do you put it in the dishwasher?  (NO!)

Do you put soap in it?  (NO!)

So I turned to trusty old Google to help me figure out the answers.  And I came across the blog, The Best of Brews, and they gave me some pretty good advice.

Check out what they have to say about growler maintenance, and check out the rest of their site as well!  Then come in for a re-fill!

"Washing out a Growler is easy. But only if you do it right after you pour yourself that last beer. All it takes is a double rinse with hot water, and some drying time upside down in your dish drain (you know that plastic thing with holders for plates, glasses and now a GROWLER). (No soap please – it’s harder to rinse out than the beer, and makes your Growler smell all soapy.)"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Are you a follower?

Of Calvert Brewing Company that is.

We know you are here on our Beer Blog, but have you found us on our other Social Media sites?

Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates and photos!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Our last weekend in the beer garden!

The weather is getting cooler- downright cold actually.  And we are closing down the Beer Garden for the winter. 

If you want to come get some great beer and purchase some Growlers, you better get out here this weekend!

We are open 12-5 for the winter schedule, with live music both days.  On Saturday Scott Ross will be playing, and Sunday is Matt McConville.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

You're Invited! Ugly Sweater party at Running Hare!

You know you have one, hidden away in a drawer or closet somewhere never to see the light of day. Now it's time to break out that ugly sweater or vest and start the holidays off right.

DJ Dave Entertainment will provide the holiday soundtrack for a fun night of funky reindeer, crazy snowmen and jingle bell prints. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of sweater categories.
Don't forget to pack snacks and munchies to enjoy with
your favorite Running Hare Vineyard Wine.

This colorful evening is complimentary to Running Hare VIP Club Members and $5 per person for non-members.
RSVP is required. Reserved seating for VIP Members only.
To RSVP, please click on the Register Now!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Calling all beer geeks!

Calvert Brewing Company is expanding!

We are seeking hardworking, self-sufficient, and passionate craft beer sales professionals to join our team. Our exposure is increasing every day and we need a salesperson who can keep up with the demand and help take us to the next level.

The Washington DC Craft Beer Representative will be responsible for achieving sales goals and aggressively acquiring new accounts. You will work closely with distributors, key retail, and restaurant accounts to sell our beer and make Calvert Brewing Company a household name for any craft beer enthusiast.

To apply, click this link or send your resume to Sam@CalvertBrewingCompany.com

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email Kim@calvertbrewingcompany.com to stay up to date!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Good Times with Good Beers

If you missed the Tap Takeover last night, here are some pictures of the fun, at the Blackwall Hitch in Annapolis.

We have many events scheduled the rest of the year, all around Calvert County and the surrounding areas, so there is bound to be one near you!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Growler for everyone

Did you know we have two sizes of Growlers available at our Beer Garden?

A 32 or 64 ounce option means there is something for everyone!

Come on down and fill one up to take home and enjoy!