In recent years, Howard County has come a growing local craft beer destination. Learn more about Howard County’s craft brew trail and then keep reading to see a few of our of favorite Howard County breweries near our new homes in Ellicott City.
The HowardOnTap Craft Brew Trail features 11 destinations, including established brewpubs, up-and-coming farm breweries and exciting start-ups getting creative with their ingredients. A trip to the trail is the perfect holiday gift for the craft beer lover in your life. Receive swag when you visit four or all stops on the trail, and make a weekend out of it by booking a nearby hotel at a special rate!
Jailbreak Brewing Company
9445 Washington Blvd N, STE F | Laurel, MD 20723
Jailbreak’s 16,000 square foot brewing facility is in full view of the tasting room. While sampling one of the brews you can watch the brew team making the next batch of fresh Jailbreak beer.
Seasonal brew: Dusk Till Dawn
A medley of chocolate, fresh pressed espresso from Ceremony Coffee Roasters and roasted malt, this imperial espresso stout offers a balance of bold, bitter and richness
8865 Stanford Blvd. | Columbia, MD 21045
Pub Dog’s beers are brewed at their original location in Federal Hill in Baltimore. In 2007, they expanded to Columbia, where they’ve been serving their brews and gourmet pizza even since.
Seasonal brew: Maple Pecan Brown
A smooth brown ale brewed with roasted pecans and real Vermont maple syrup
Black Flag Brewing Company
9315 Snowden River Pkwy | Columbia,MD
The first production brewery and taproom in Columbia, Black Flag has 5 signature beers always on tap, and a rotating list of 5 more. Food trucks are also available on Fridays and Saturdays.
Seasonal brew: Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins
This new brew will debut on December 22 at Elf Movie Night & Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.
Manor Hill Brewing
4411 Manor Lane | Ellicott City, MD 21042
Manor Hill Brewing is Howard County’s first farm brewery, located on a 54-acre working farm in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Seasonal brew: 10
This limited release brew was created in celebration of their restaurant Victoria Gastro Pub’s 10th anniversary