FeBREWary is Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer lovers, and with craft brew events on tap across the state, it’s the perfect time for a beer lover’s getaway. Breweries, ale houses and brew pubs are open across the state, so head to your favorite Howard County Brewery and expand your brew I.Q. with a new style of beer from a local craft brewer, or cozy up with a tall mug of an old favorite in a bit of Maryland you’ve yet to explore. Celebrate the love for craft beer the entire month of February!

Special FeBREWary  Brews:

  • Manor Hill Brewery: February 3rd is the First Friday release of CryoPop Splendor, exclusively featuring Yakima Chief Hops CryoPop Blend. February 10th - 12th is Super Valentine’s Weekend featuring To Go Specials and events all weekend long with Jimmy's Famous Seafood on site with all things crab. Tapping a special Valentine’s Themed cask on February 10th. On February 25th, their most popular seasonal – MANORITA – is back, and the Taco Bar Food Truck!  Tapping a special cask to celebrate the taco/Manorita theme.  Every Sunday in February is Happy Hour! That means half price 16oz draughts of their core beers (IPA, Pilsner, Grisette, Amber, Farm Fuzz, & Citra Splendor). All Day!
  • Frisco and the Reckless Shepherd BrewPub and Entertainment - Come out during the month of February to listen to live music and bands on a regular basis! Enjoy pool tables, ping pong, and corn hole. Also available for private and semi-private events.

  • Sapwood Cellars: On February 18th, Sapwood Cellars will be releasing Shelled (10% Imperial Stout with toasted walnuts and vanilla beans), O'postrophe (Irish Dry Stout), and Osmosis (Czech-inspired Amber Lager).

  • Guinness Open Gate Brewery: The perfect spot for a date night with a full menu, inspired desserts, and 18+ beers on tap, sure to satisfy any palate. Open Thursday through Sunday, no reservations needed!

  • The Ale House Columbia: will be releasing Oliver Brewing Company's Cherry Blossom Ale in February.

  • Black Flag Brewing Co: On Monday 2/1, Black Flag Brewing Co. will be releasing Double Wizard, 8.1% ABV Hazy Double IPA featuring Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops w/ Tahitian Vanilla Beans. On Friday 2/10, they will release Rice Lager, a 5% ABV crisp rice lager that is a fabulous alternative to a domestic beer offering! Another new release will be You Can't Skip Lunch, a 10% ABV Hazy Triple IPA featuring Citra, Motueka, and El Dorado Incognito hops. On Friday 2/17, try the Salted Lime Sour, a 4.8% ABV Gose, and the Chocolate Hazelnut Donut Stout, a 6% ABV Dessert Stout.

  • Hysteria Brewing Co: Unique taproom that offers a comfortable environment to enjoy your craft beer. February brings the release of a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Porter as well as a collaboration beer, which will be an Italian Pilsner.  

  • Jailbreak Brewing Co: During your visit in February, you can experience Jailbreak's Dry-Age Program, which has evolved so much since its beginning, just about a year ago. Chef Janny + the FoodWorks team put a lot of care and love into developing top-tier proteins — including premium beef and Japanese imported fish — from the initial butchering, to the aging process, and finally, carefully preparing them for you each time you order a Butcher Board. If you haven’t tried dry aged beef or fish yet, it’s the perfect month to pair it with a pint of your favorite beer, glass of wine, or pour of exclusive whiskey and treat yourself. 

  • Phoenix Upper Main : Visit historic Ellicott City's original beer bar! 

Follow the hops! Uncover the malt! Be a seeker of suds as you travel along the HowardOnTap Craft Brew Trail! You’ll discover established brewpubs, up-and-coming farm breweries and exciting start-ups getting creative with their ingredients. Just a short drive from Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Howard County, Maryland is the perfect destination for your next craft beverage adventure.Check out the Brew Trail  for itineraries, hotel suggestions, info on boozy events.