Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hosting a New Year's Eve party?

My favorite thing about hosting a party, is planning a menu of tasty appetizers for me my guests to enjoy. 

Here's a great article from Family Fresh Meals, with easy to make appetizers that won't keep you in the kitchen all night!

Friday, December 26, 2014

An article about our Brewer, Matt! Calvert Brewing head brewer taps his creativity for newest craft beers!

A great article from the Beer Spy!

"When people think great craft beer they think Colorado, California or Washington," he says. "Maryland should be on that list. We don't want it to just be [Calvert], but we want to be a part of that. We want to help make a name for Maryland beer."

The Beer Spy's Pick from Calvert Brewing: Chardonnay Tripel

Chardonnay Tripel is a standard Belgian Tripel, a style of beer made famous by Belgian Trappist monks, that has been aged in Chardonnay barrels from Maryland's Running Hare Winery.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Libations!

To our wonderful friends of Calvert Brewing Company! Enjoy your holiday libations, but **please** drive safely and responsibly!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014

So you're having a holiday party?

Now I don't know about your friends and family...but here's a "suggestion" of how much to buy in preparation for your holiday shindig!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cookin' with beer!

It's getting cold, and nothing's better then a meal from your crock pot- unless it's got beer in it!

The crock pot is such a magical throw ingredients in in the morning, go to work, and when you come home...dinner is served.  Also your house probably smells great, and you (usually) won't have much else to do to feast with little efforts after a long day.  And these days, it's a long, cold, windy day.

Check out this recipe for Crockpot Beer and Cheese Soup from Family Fresh Meals :

Crockpot Beer Cheese Soup
32 oz chicken broth ( or veggie broth to make vegetarian friendly)
12 oz beer
1 cup of carrots, finely diced or shredded
1/2 cup celery, finely diced 
1 cup onion finely diced
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 
3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup cornstarch
1. Place all chicken broth, beer, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper into your crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. 
2. Once time is up, remove lid and stir in shredded cheese, and heavy cream. Stir until cheese is melted. Next whisk in cornstarch. Recover and cook for 10-15 minutes longer. 
3. For a smooth soup (which we prefer for this soup), use an blend soup in batches, or use an immersion blender before serving.  
I served ours with fresh pretzel rolls from out local bakery.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Where you can find us...

Our beer is on tap lots of even though our Beer Garden at Running Hare is closed for the winter, never fear- you can get Calvert Brewing Company beer here:

For the complete list, which is updated regularly, click here:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Join us tonight at Chesapeake Hills Golf Club!

Beer fights the flu? Who knew!?

Drink up!  Hoppy beers contain cold fighting ingredients according to this article from the Weekly Pint:

"According to AFP (Agence France-Presse), results of recent medical tests in Japan show that ingesting large amounts of humulone, the key ingredient in hops (which give beer aroma and bitterness), might help fend off a form of seasonal sickness in adults, specifically “RS”, or Respiratory Syncytial virus, which can lead to severe forms of pneumonia and bronchitis."

image from The Weekly Pint

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Year in Beer - a great read

Did you know, that in the US, Breweries are opening at a rate of 1.5 per day? In addition, there are more than 2,000 breweries in planning!

 You can find out more cool craft beer facts in this article that Liz from Naptown Pint shared: The Year in Beer: 2014 Craft Beer in Review from the Brewers Association



Monday, December 8, 2014

Last two Tap Takeovers of 2014!

If you haven't made it out to one of our events yet- make sure to mark your calendars!  We have two scheduled tap takeovers left in 2014...with more to come next year!