“Good news continues to be brewing at an impressive rate for the beer industry in Frederick County, despite a couple notable setbacks, with growth expected to continue through this year.
House Cat Brewing on Sagner Avenue closed in April, after operating less than a year, while Barley and Hops brewpub on Urbana Pike, dating to the late 1990s, shut down in October. Both closures resulted from unique business circumstances, but industry observers see no decreased interest in locally brewed beer. In fact, several new breweries have opened in the City of Frederick, and the space vacated by House Cat has already been filled—with another craft brewery. There’s so much growth, some brewers and owners are calling a cluster of breweries along Carroll Creek the “Beermuda Triangle,” and East Street—connecting the Rockwell Brewery and Midnight Run Brewing, and near Olde Mother Brewing Co. and Monocacy Brewing Company—“Yeast Street…” To continue reading, click here.