FeBREWary in MoCo

FeBREWary in MoCo

Here’s a list of some of the beers released this month by Montgomery County breweries.

Silver Branch – Silver Spring, MD

ALL MY GNOMIES – West Coast Saison (7.4% ABV)
Widely known to be gregarious, Gnomes are constantly gathering with friends to enjoy a beer. Recently, they determined to create a new beer perfect for these occasions. Generous quantities of fruity American hops and fruity and spicy saison yeasts bring together two favorite styles: West Coast IPAs and Saisons. Go grab a can and some friends and raise a toast to “All your Gnomies!”

METRO GNOME – Saison (7.2% ABV)
Regular as clockwork, Metro Gnome catches his train to arrive in time for Beer-Thirty! Brewed with coriander and grains of paradise to compliment the natural peppery and fruity yeast character, Metro Gnome is perfect to enjoy with your favorite meal or by itself

Waredaca – Laytonesville, MD

TOASTY PONY – Toasted Marshmallow Stout (9% ABV) – Collaboration with Out of the Jordanary *contains lactose

For this decadent pastry stout we teamed up with the best Pastry Chef we know, our very own Tasting Room Manager, Jordan Chacón. When she’s not at Waredaca, she’s baking the best cakes, pies and cookies we’ve had under her baking business, Out of the Jordanary. Jordan helped us dial in the spices to get this one just right. Real marshmallows, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and lactose make Toasty Pony a full bodied stout with layers of marshmallow, graham cracker, and chocolate.  Savor a pint and get toasty by the fire!

True Respite  – Derwood, MD

JOY RIDE – Hazy Double India Pale Ale (8.2% ABV)
A hazy, juicy double IPA brewed with Cashmere Cryo, Centennial, Ekuanot, and Calypso hops. Brewed in honor of our Co-Founder and Head Brewer, Kenny Allen, and his prized Triumph TR6 roadster.

Astro Lab – Silver Spring, MD

Hopped and dry hopped with Chinook, Cascade and Mosaic initial bursts of citrus on the nose translate to bright orange, grapefruit and hints of pine on the palate. Moderate carbonation brings balance to these flavors and produces a super soft mouthfeel and clean finish.

Brookeville Beer Farm – Brookville, MD

ROSY DAWN – Cream Ale (5% ABV)
a raspberry cream ale brewed with lactose, vanilla, and raspberries.Coming soon:
SCOTTIE -Scottish Ale
brewed with heather tips and vanilla.

Lone Oak Brewery – Olney, MD


Brewed with 100% MD malt from Darkcloud Malt House.  Dry hopped with El Dorado, Amarillo, and Ekuanot.  It’s super juicy with tons of mandarin and papaya flavors.  Dangerously smooth at 8.2% ABV. 


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Karen: I saw the company was paying a living wage and had great benefits. Also, they were very flexible with my schedule, especially since I have kids.

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Karen: I feel very appreciated at the company. This is the first job where I feel I'm able to speak about any issue and that management will support me.

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Karen: Because Well-Paid Maids pays a living wage, I can now spend more time with my kids and not work double shifts like I did at my old job.

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Karen: I look forward to traveling to El Salvador to visit my family there.

 5. How would you describe Well-Paid Maids as an employer in three words?

Appreciated, valued and opportunity

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A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

This is an educational short story about teens learning how to navigate when they don't feel accepted by their friends and what to do to find acceptance. Yet this film isn't just for teens. In your life have you ever felt like you weren't accepted??

Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

More information can be found here. DONATE TODAY:



This is a not-for-profit film and donations are tax-deductible.

Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.


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