Some news and notes from some Maryland breweries (or soon-to-be Maryland breweries) for all of you today!

First, from Heavy Seas’ blog:

This year, Heavy Seas Beer celebrated its sixteenth anniversary. It was a good year. We added 10,000 square feet to our brewery and expanded into a new shipping warehouse; we expanded installed four new fermenters; we brewed 31,000 barrels of delicious, carefully crafted beer and licensed our brand to allow for the opening of a Heavy Seas Ale House.

Then, from Flying Dog, via a press release comes the news that the Frederick brewery will have a “Brewhouse Rarities” series in 2012 that will feature ten new beers. Each of these beers is the brainchild of one of Flying Dog’s brewers. The first release, an Imperial Hefeweizen, will be available at the beginning of January.

Other planned styles include:
Black Lager with Cherries
Abbey Dubbel
Sour Cherry
Red Ale
Nut Brown
Belgian Strong


“Our brewers are constantly experimenting with new beers on our pilot brew system,” Brewmaster and COO Matt Brophy said. “For this new series, we made their experimentation official and only gave one guideline: Push the boundaries of conventional beer styles.”

The Brewhouse Rarities releases will be available on draft only in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The Imperial Hefeweizen will premiere on Thursday, January 5 at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore, MD.

Lastly, from Evolution Craft Brewing Company comes this news that I should’ve caught when announced it in November, but I didn’t. Evolution is moving from Delaware to Maryland will be expanding brewing operations, which is good news for all the #dcbrews folks who wish they could see their brews in more places.

Big things coming up for the Maryland breweries! Stay tuned for more in 2012!