April 7th is National Beer Day
On this day in 1933, prohibition on the sale of beer was repealed in the United States. That’s why every year on April 7th, America raises a glass to celebrate it’s favorite alcoholic beverage.
As part of National Beer Day, Boston’s Sam Adams announced that they are giving away a free beer with proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Below is a list of all the different Montgomery County breweries you can grab a pint at as part of the celebration, as well as some fun facts and articles about the MoCo beer scene.
Astro Lab Brewing: Silver Spring
Brookeville Beer Farm: Brookeville
Denizen’s Brewing Company Silver Spring
Elder Pine Brewing and Blending Co. Gaithersburg
Lone Oak Farm Brewing Co. Olney
Saints Row Brewing: Rockville
7 Locks Brewing: Rockville
Silver Branch Brewing Company Silver Spring
True Respite Brewing Company Rockville
Waredaca Brewing Company Gaithersburg
- Montgomery County’s Top 10 Selling Beer, Wine, and Spirit Lists
- In January, 7 Locks released its controversial “Surrender Donald” beer, an updated version of their popular Surrender Dorothy.
- Every wonder why you can’t buy beer at the grocery store in Montgomery County? From a 2020 article:
Back in the 1980s, a law was passed which prohibited booze from being sold in Maryland grocery stores. At the time that this law passed, four MoCo supermarkets were allowed to be the exception due to a grandfather clause: Shoppers, Giant, Safeway, and Magruder’s. However, these stores are only allowed one location each to sell beer and wine. For a while, two 7-elevens in the county also sold beer and wine, but that permission was revoked after legal battles. Currently, all counties in Maryland have dry grocery stores with the exception of : Caroline County, Prince George’s County (one location allowed per store brand), St. Mary’s County, Talbot County,Wicomico County, and Worcester County.
- From January 2020, The MoCoShow Presents 355: Pilsner