With dozens of wineries, breweries, and distilleries in a 20 mile radius, there is no shortage of craft beverage options in Frederick County, Maryland. Each and every venue offers it's own unique and special qualities, making it worthwhile to visit them all. Not sure where to start? Grab a wineries, breweries, distilleries guide and start your journey at these distinctive spots!
Fun Fact: This is the oldest family-owned Maryland winery.
Black Ankle Vineyard
Fun Fact: Everything on the property (including the tasting room) was built from materials found on the property.
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard
Fun Fact: These wines have won Maryland's Comptroller's Cup Best In Show award multiple years in a row. It's also home to its own Maryland Civil War Trails marker.
Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery
Fun Fact: This is Maryland's first meadery, featuring a delicious sweet beverage made from honey.
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Fun Fact: This brewery just off Carroll Creek started a beer boom in this quarter of the City of Frederick. You can now find four breweries nearby - Attaboy, Smoketown Creekside, Idiom, and Steinhardt.
Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm
Fun Fact: Milkhouse became Maryland's first farm brewery when it opened in 2013.
Smoketown Brewing Station
Fun Fact: The renovated historic building that houses this brewery was once both a fire station and a music venue where legendary musician Patsy Kline once played. They offer a beer in her memory called The Patsy.
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Fun Fact: The theme here will remind you of dungeons and dragons, they even offer axe throwing while you taste.
Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery, and Brewery
Fun Fact: Their lavender gin, made from lavender grown right there on the farm, has won international awards and can only be found here in Frederick.
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Tenth Ward Distilling Company
Fun Fact: This woman-owned distillery pays tribute to Frederick's historic "Tenth Ward", the location of this distillery's first location. They have since expanded with their Cocktail Lab and are easier than ever to enjoy.