The HowardOnTap Craft Brew Trail

Head out on the HowardOnTap Craft Brew Trail, where you can hang out with other beer lovers as you enjoy craft brews on tap. Howard County has breweries and distilleries, taprooms, and beer-centric restaurants that’ll take you and your friends on a fun and delicious journey through our corner of Maryland.


Explore Howard County Breweries & More

If you want to try premium spirits and hops, you’ve come to the right place. Howard County has some of the best breweries in Maryland, including Manor Hill Brewing in Ellicott City. It’s Howard County's first farm brewery, spanning 54 acres. Enjoy handmade, farmhouse-inspired beers with brick oven pizza and food truck specialties.

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Make a pit stop at Howard County's first craft distillery, Lost Ark Distilling in Columbia. All its premium spirits use locally sourced ingredients and are bottled by hand. Hitting up Howard County breweries and other drinking establishments is always a good time with friends, even the furry ones. No need to leave Fido home as many of these local spots are pet-friendly, including the Lost Ark, Hysteria Brewing Company in Columbia, and the Ale House Columbia.


How to Get Around

When exploring the local drinking destinations in Howard County, you want to go about it safely. There are several ways to get around, including a chauffeured tour with Maryland Brewery Tours. Sit back and relax as you go to four local breweries and taprooms, enjoying a behind-the-scenes tour and tasting at each location.

HowardOnTap also offers self-guided trail itineraries. Hop in a rideshare to explore the Weekend Warrior for a bottomless brunch at the Ale House Columbia before making your way to Black Flag Brewing Co. with 10 different taps to try. There’s also the Outer Rim trip starting at the more remote location of Red Shedman Farm Brewery with its scenic rolling hills and barrel-aged beers.

A chauffeured trip or self-guided itinerary isn’t the only way to enjoy a Howard County brewery tour. You can also rent a car or a bus to cruise along the trail, making sure there’s a designated driver behind the wheel.


See All Craft Beverage Spots Below

Howard County is home to many exciting beverage destinations. Check out all the best Howard County breweries, taprooms, and distilleries below.


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Get your friends together and let Maryland Brewery Tours chauffeur you to four of Howard County, Maryland's unique breweries and tap rooms. You'll be treated to behind the scenes tours at each stop, be able to sample a few brews and then enjoy a pint of your choice. Enjoy the ride!


Don't skunk your weekend! Plan a trip to one of Maryland's fastest growing craft beverage destinations. Experience 10 unique breweries, taprooms and beer-centric restaurants. Along the way indulge in great local food, scenic views and some relaxation.