Dear PoP – Maryland Microbrewery Festival, Sept 25 in Carroll County

Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

I know lots of folks here, including me, enjoy cold beer so I thought I’d share the following festival from a reader:

“Dear PoP,

I wanted to send you information on the 5th Annual Maryland Microbrewery Festival:  It’s a great opportunity to eat some good stuff, drink some good beer, and get to see a really beautiful part of the state.  It’s $18 for the tasting, which is hard to beat.

It’s happening out in lovely Carroll County this Saturday, September 25.  The leaves aren’t quite there yet, but this is a beautiful place nonetheless.  For those PoP readers who don’t know MD too well, Westminster is just 50 miles straight up north on Georgia Avenue.  There’s a bunch of ways to drive out there, but Rte 29 (aka Georgia) is the simplest and second prettiest (to Rte 27 after you get off I-270 and north of Damascus).

Anyway you get there, there’s lots of good food and beer:

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  • Michael Range – Italian ice.
  • Kountry Kafe and Katering – pit beef, turkey, Maryland crab soup, sodas
  • Angels Concessions- crab cakes, cheeseburgers, fried shrimp, fish and chips
  • Sunrise concessions – submarine sandwiches: cheese steak, Italian sausage,grilled chicken
  • The Happy Belly – Fried: oreos, pickles, snickers, milk ways, Mac & cheese, hot dogs, onion rings,ribbon chips
  • Rita Murray – sausage, steak subs, corn dogs, blooming onions, funnel cakes,sodas/water
  • Aw Boy Fries – AMERICAN gourmet fries
  • Westminster Elks lodge #2277 – pit ham and burgers
  • Timeout Sports Grille – shrimp salad, crab cakes
  • Silver Run/Union Mills Lions Club – hot pretzels,cheese dip,crab dip, sodas, water, coffee
  • Buffalo Wild Wings -wings, boneless wings, ribs
  • Valley Lions Club – pulled pork, cole slaw, red beet eggs, iced tea,sodas,ice cream sandwiches
  • Deer park Lions Club – bratwurst, hot dogs, potato salad, iced tea lemonade, coffee
  • Johanssons – raw bar, turkey legs, German sausage


And I’d combine it with a stop over at Baughers:  I think this place has the best fruit in the state.  You can pick your own 10–5 Sat and Sun.  I know this is way outside the normal PoP world, but I thought it might interest some folks.”

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