From the HBD Archive
From: (John Mellby)
Subject: Not all brewpubs, but this is Maryland on my list. Also Brickskeler in DC
Date: 1990-05-17 13:25:04 GMT

Olney Ale House - 2000 Sandy Spring Rd. (corner of Maryland Rt 108
and Bird Rd) (301)774-6708

Maryland -- Baltimore:
Sisson's Restaurant - "on East Cross Street, a few blocks from the Inner
Harbor, has become the first brewpub in Maryland. Sisson's is serving
golden and amberales, along with its existing list of about 60 specialty
beers and a menu that features Cajun and Creole dishes and fresh seafood."
Another point of view on Sisson's - "I visited there Nov 89 after
reading this posting. I was *not* impressed by the beer -- certainly not
enough to drive the 40 minutes it took to get there. The beer was
`wimpy', lacking in any substantial body, and not real tasty. Their
porter was the best of the three they had, the others being a pilsner
(I think), and an amber ale. At least it had some taste, but again, a
Bud had more body. Almost no hop or malt aromas either (per style). I
hope they eventually get their act together and do a reasonable beer
with guts and spirit."
Baltimore Brewing Company - Albemarle Street at Pratt. "The newest and
brightest star on Maryland's brewing stage. Authentic, elegantly-
served German cuisine, comfortable setting. Three regularly-brewed
lagers: Helles, Pils, and Dunkles. Helles is similar to industrial
brews, light body and character. Pils is robust and redolent with
hops. Dry and tasty. Dunkles is a creamy dark beer with a roast
malt character." Another comment: "Currently three beers: Helles
(rich, full-bodied, well-hopped), Pils (lighter, also full-bodied
and very well hopped), and Dunkle (dark, full-bodied, malty). All
very good, German-style beers. The guy I talked to said they are
going to be offering a bock and a weizen as the seasons evolve. I've
been there twice, and the character of the beer has been slightly
variable, due largly to the newness of the place. Very busy on
weekend evenings. Reasonably good German food, too, and all at fair

Maryland -- Cambridge:
Wild Goose Brewing Co. -- "Makes only one beer at this time, "Wild Goose
Amber". Coppery color with a predominintly bitter hops flavor and a
long-lasting hops aftertaste. Very good."

Maryland -- Glen Burnie:
The British Brewing Co. - 6759 Baymeadow Dr. "Until ~Nov. 89 only
sold to a chain of bars, now available in bottles, at least in
Annapolis, MD; name is Oxford Class. English style ale, low
carbonation, nice amber color. Precious little malt/hop aroma. I
didn't find it had a lot of taste, and not much body. While drinking
it, I kept thinking of tap water. I describe it as `wimpy', but a
friend of mine enjoys it quite a bit (he says there's lots-o-hops).
The brewer is from England, and he keeps increasing the amount of
carbonation from what it typical in England to what can keep
Americans pacified. He also seems to be tweaking the recipe in each
batch, as subsequent tastings have been different. I'd recommend
drinking this beer at cellar temperature, although the label
suggests drinking it cold (Americanism?)."
Bun Penny - in Harbor Place

P.S. I got lots of responses go far (many contradictory) on San Jose
pubs and brewpubs, but I have a lot to explore and little time to do it in.

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