Wine, Beer, & Spirits In Frederick County
Across Frederick County, you’ll find innovative and creative wineries, breweries, and distilleries crafting unique flavors on historic main streets and in the beautiful Maryland countryside.
Whether you are looking for the historic origins of Maryland’s rye whiskey, a winery tucked into the mountains, or a walkable downtown brewing district, you’ll find it here - handcrafted and homegrown. Explore and download the official Frederick County Wineries, Breweries, and Distilleries guide.
Inspiration for your Frederick County craft beverage exploration
Hop Around in Downtown Frederick
The brewery scene in Downtown Frederick has made a name for itself across the Mid-Atlantic. Take a walk down Carroll Creek to sample a flight of Attaboy Beer’s adventurous brews or pop over to Smoketown Creekside for a wide variety of flavored beers and classic ciders.
Enjoy an IPA or sour under Idiom Brewing Company’s shaded patio on Carroll Creek or a traditional European beer from Steinhardt Brewing. Head up to the northern side of town where Olde Mother Brewing Company pours glasses of seasonal brews with a wide array of live music and delicious smash burgers from Fifty-Fifty.
Sip in the Hills
For a brew with a view, take a drive out into the countryside for a farm brewery experience. Meet the rare Leicester Longwool sheep at Milkhouse Brewery, Maryland’s first farm brewery, or grab a glass at Red Shedman Farm Brewery and Hop Yard.
For even more fun, try the sunset yoga and ax throwing at Prospect Point Brewing.
Frederick has a long history of distilling dating back to the decades before Prohibition. In the 21st century, distilling has returned to Frederick County and innovative micro-distilleries are turning out fine spirits.
Try a taste of the Caribbean at Puerto Rico Distillery. Their “pitorro” is a fan favorite in Frederick - the father-daughter distillery specializes in this Puerto Rican sugar cane moonshine rum.
Experience the flavor of a Frederick County legend at Dragon Distillery. Their Snallygaster blends bourbon and rye and takes its name from a mythical creature said to roam the hills of western Frederick County.
Vineyards with a View
Enjoy a romantic night out or a leisurely glass in the shade at sprawling hillside wineries. Make a toast by the fireplace or under string lights at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard or bring your furry friend for a sunset sip on Black Ankle Vineyard’s breezy outdoor patio.
Wine and Clean Energy
At Linganore Winecellars, it’s a family affair. Established in 1972, the family-owned business keeps their agricultural roots alive while leading the charge in clean energy on the farm. They have been 100% wind powered since 2011.