Shop Local: Holiday Spirits in Frederick County

This time of the year is all about shopping small and supporting local businesses. Whether it comes to buying holiday gifts or treating yourself (because you deserve it), there are so many great opportunities to buy items made right here in Frederick County – especially when it comes to craft beverages. With more than 30 breweries, wineries and distilleries located throughout Frederick County, there really is something for everyone. And while each location is known for its own classic beverages, the holidays also mean special seasonal drinks. We rounded up a few of these holiday beers, wines and liquors to celebrate the season and toast to the New Year to come.

Dragon Distillery

1341 Hughes Ford Rd, Suite 108, Frederick

Dragon Distillery currently has a menu of holiday libations including a hot chocolate drink spiked with their Medieval Mint Vodka. They also mix up a number of variations on a classic eggnog including versions with a pecan-infused bourbon, with a bourbon blend, and with a spiced rum.

Red Shedman Farm Brewery

13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt Airy

If you love a good glass of beer or cider, Red Shedman has you covered when it comes to seasonal drinks. The Brewery has a number of holiday flavors on tap including Vanilla Porter, Holiday Cookie Porter, Cranberry Cider, and even an Apple Pie & Ice Cream Cider.

Olde Mother Brewing

526 N Market St, Frederick

If you prefer a darker beer with your holiday meal, Olde Mother has a limited release Merrymaker brew. This chocolately porter is loaded with toasted pecans and cinnamon sticks.

Linganore Wincecellars

13601 Glissans Mill Rd, Mt Airy

Linganore knows a thing or two about making wines. This family-operated winery has been around since 1976. And while they continue to produce the classic wines they are known for, their seasonal additions include a semi-sweet white wine called Jack Frost, and a Spiced Apple wine.

For the full list of Frederick County wineries, breweries and distilleries, visit

Cheers to a happy holiday season!