Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A Washington Post nightlife critic calls the Columbia bar impressive and "a fine showcase for Oliver Ales."
Washington Post nightlife critic Fritz Hahn made the trip up Route 29 to visit Columbia's newest beer bar—Ale House Columbia—last week. In his review, he described the restaurant which serves beer brewed in Baltimore as "a fine showcase for Oliver Ales, and it's a good place to watch a game with a cold brew in hand." He called the tap list of more than 20 beers impressive and said coupled with "a taco platter or one of the juicy burgers; it's worth the trip." The bar, which opened in December, has been popular enough to cause a parking problem in the main the lot, which is shared with other restaurants, a gym and retail stores. It's a problem the Post critic also pointed out. Read the full review by clicking here. Have you been to Ale …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A study recently released by a Maryland group found approximately $100 million in new business revenue could be generated from sales of beer and wine in chain stores.
A recent study commissioned by a statewide advocacy group found selling beer and wine in chain stores could result in significant revenue for Maryland. The study concluded that opening up wine and beer sales in chain stores, such as convenience stores and groceries, would generate $72 million in upfront licensing fees for the state. The issue of alcohol sales in chain stores became a major topic in Columbia in the summer when the husband of the president of Wegmans attempted to open a 10,000 square foot liquor store on the second floor of the new grocery store. The Howard County Beverage Board voted down that proposal after its members agreed it would violate state law and harm local businesses. Currently, Maryland is only one of four …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Looking for some exciting things to do this weekend? Check out what's going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of fun and interesting weekend events going on around the area. Check back in the future, and tell us in the comments if you know of any other activities coming up. Capital Bacon and Beer Bash Bond Mill Craft Fair Santa Claus arrives at the Mall at Prince George’s Free Movie Night - "Genetic Roulette - The Gamble of Our Lives" Arrow Bicycle Sunday Group Ride Chanukkah Bazaar Frost/Nixon Montpelier Farms Corn Maze and Family Fun Park
Monday, November 12, 2012
Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits, and Bistro on Route 1 is home to 1,000 brands of beer and 3,000 brands of wine.
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Larry Pendleton wanted to bring something to the greater Beltsville area that the region hasn’t seen before. After two years of planning, preparing and primping, his business is now finally open. Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits and Bistro opened its doors Oct. 1, but Saturday Nov. 10 was Pendleton’s grand opening. His liquor store is home to more than 10,000-square feet of wine, beer, a gift shop and even a restaurant. At 11011 Baltimore Ave. next to Costco in the building that used to be Circuit City, Old Line is a store like no other in the area with 1,000 different brands of beer and 3,000 different brands of wine. "I wanted to create an upscale environment for people to feel comfortable shopping and eating in,” said Pendleton, a 51-year-…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Maryland ranks 47th in beer consumption in the U.S.
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer," Abraham Lincoln said. Apparently, people in the tri-state area do not track with the 17th president of the United States, and select other beverages to meet national crises. Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia all rank in the bottom third of annual shipment and consumption of beer, according to a study from the Beer Institute, quoted by the Washington Business Journal. Since 2003, the Beer Institute has been tracking “Shipments of Malt Beverages and Per Capita Consumption by State” for persons 21 years and older across all 50 U.S. states and the District of …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Democrats and Republicans agree on this issue, according to poll results.
A recent poll shows that a majority of Marylanders favor being able to buy beer and wine at chain stores, despite the fact it's illegal for most chain stores in the state to hold a liquor license. A poll conducted in late September by Gonzales Research found that 64 percent of Marylanders favor being able to buy beer and wine at chain stores. The issue crosses party lines. The poll found that 56 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of Republicans believe chain stores should be able to sell beer and wine. The poll was conducted for Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws (MBBWL), an advocacy group that has supported repealing laws that ban chain stores from receiving liquor licenses. Adam Borden, president of MBBWL, said Gonzales was …
Check out what's going on this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.
Prost! The Maryland Brewer's Association annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds this weekend. Twenty-three Maryland breweries will be serving up the best brews the state has to offer. The beer will flow Oct. 13, from noon to 5:45 p.m. in the grandstand at the Timonium fairgrounds racetrack. Saturday’s Oktoberfest will be a great opportunity to check out stalwarts like Olivers Breweries, DuClaw Brewing, Flying Dog and The Brewer’s Art but will also offer a chance to sample suds from relative newcomers to the Maryland brewing scene. Columbia's own Frisco Tap House and Brewery will be showcasing some of their newest Push brews, which were released about two months ago. Union Craft Brewing, based in the …
Monday, July 30, 2012
You tell us: Should Wegmans have a second-floor liquor store?
The decision on whether to grant a liquor license to a proposed 10,000 square foot liquor store that would be located on the second floor of the Columbia Wegmans could come tonight from the Howard County Alcoholic Beverage Board. Follow Patch's coverage of the hearing tonight live on Twitter using the hashtag #WegmansLiquor. Two previous hearings on the liquor store ended without a decision. The first one on May 1, which ran about five hours, ended before public comments were finished. The speakers there were concerned about the effect the large liquor store would have on their local businesses and whether it was within the law to sell alcohol inside a chain grocery store, which is generally prohibited in Maryland. At the May 1 meeting, …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
What place has your favorite beer selection in Howard County?
Sure, it’s beer, but sometimes a Natty Bo just won’t do. Sometimes you want more hops, or maybe a little orange zest mixed into your brew. From July 23 to Aug. 17, we’re asking readers to vote in our poll for their favorite beer selection in Howard County. Winners will receive the honor of being named the Readers’ Choice winner in their community. Do you think one of the bars or stores we've picked is the best? Vote in our poll.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Let us know the bars in Savage, Ellicott City, Columbia and Elkridge with the best selection so we can put it to a vote and find out which is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
The nomination period is now closed. Look for Readers' Choice polls on July 22! Sure, it’s beer, but sometimes a Natty Bo just won’t do. Patch is relaunching Readers’ Choice to give you more time to sit and think (maybe over a drink?) about which Howard County bar you go to when you want to branch out and try something new or which bar is your best bet to find that one beer you had that one time. Remember? It was so good. From that place? In France? What was that beer called? Once you remember, let your friends and favorite bartenders know that we’ve put the call out on Patch. Just leave a comment naming your pick by July 9. Then we’ll add all of the nominees to a poll and … let the voting begin! Thanks for helping out your favorite …