Dan Maerzluft brews with skill and experience

Dan Maerzluft with Chelsea Maerzluft
West Virginia resident Dan Maerzluft is an enthusiastic supporter of West Virginia’s brewing scene even though he works at a brewery in neighboring Maryland. Maerzluft is pictured here at the 2015 Bramwell Oktoberfest.

West Virginia has a bunch of solid brewers who live here and work at its 14 breweries. But the most highly regarded and highly honored brewer that currently resides in the Mountain State actually brews his beer in Maryland. I’m talking about Dan Maerzluft, brewmaster at Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD.

I’m amazed at Dan’s accomplishments. Continue reading “Dan Maerzluft brews with skill and experience”

Appalachia breweries medal at GABF

While West Virginia brewers were again shut out of the medals at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), eight other Appalachian-region breweries did manage to take home awards. GABF is the largest and most prestigious beer competition for breweries in the United States.

Breweries from Appalachia took two golds, three silvers, and three bronze medals at the awards ceremony on Saturday in Denver.  Continue reading “Appalachia breweries medal at GABF”