The farm-to-glass movement is booming in Frederick County. Home to the Maryland Craft Beer Festival, Matador Network named Frederick one of the Top 17 Cities in the World for Craft Beer in 2016. If you’re looking for a charming farmhouse-turned taproom or a brew tour with out-of-town visitors, farm-brewed beer is a growing agricultural economy – and local is in.
Frederick County opened Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm, the first farm brewery in Maryland under the new law passed in 2012. Since then, several more have opened providing beer lovers with a truly unique farm experience. Farm breweries use an agricultural product grown right on their farm – whether its grain, barley and/or hops, and they brew smaller batches. You can find Frederick County’s farm brews all across the region.
There is a lively craft beer scene with 14 breweries in Frederick led by Maryland’s largest craft brewery, Flying Dog Brewery. Interested in joining this growing beer scene? Check out the Maryland Brewer’s Association for more information.
Farm Breweries Directory
1619 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD 21710
Mad Science Brewing Company is a farm brewery specializing in high quality hand-crafted beer. We produce ales and lagers using traditional styles as a guideline and tweakin' them to match our tastebuds.
Tastings-Sat & Sun 11am-4pm
Our beers are “farm grown and hand crafted”, using our own hops and locally sourced ingredients in all of our beers. We brew traditional styles of ales, most of which are sessionable and refreshing to the palate.
Tastings, Entertainment/Events – Fri 3-8 pm, Sat 1-8 pm, Sun 1-6 pm
This family owned and operated craft brewery, brew house and hop yard is equipped with a 15 barrel brew house, 12 taps with a rotation of craft beers, barrel aged beers and hard ciders.
Tastings, Tours, Gift Shop, picnic area/outdoor seating, private event facilities, Entertainment/Events
Wed 12- 5pm, Thurs 12 – 5pm, Fri 12 – 8pm, Sat 12 – 8pm, Sun 12 – 7pm
11836 Auburn Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788
Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery is named for the artisan springs and limestone terrain of the area. Picturesque mountains, woodlands and scenic vistas create gracefully refined and dignified wine and spirits only a historic estate can offer.
Wine Tastings, Picnic Area/Outdoor Seating, Gift Shop, Entertainment/Events, Groups Welcome, Private Event Facilities. Refer to website for hours