Clay Pipe Brewing has called it a day. Originally brewing out of an industrial location in Westminster (that was later sold to DOG Brewing/the Dog Pub chain), it had been brewing its last couple batches as needed at the Flying Dog/Wild Goose facility in Frederick the past couple of years. Supposedly the company founder, Gregg Norris, just lost interest/will.
I'm not calling up Norris at night to ask. But if you love Hop-Ocalypse or Pursuit of Happiness or Backfin, you just might want to stop and stock up en route to or from work tomorrow. Provided, of course, that you still know a retailer that has it on hand.
If so--sorry to see it go, mate. It was a great couple beers and a good run.
(PS: Read the schedule again, guys: you're only supposed to pull this stuff after I submit my column, preferably during the three to six hours the %*&*)#@ editor gives us to proofread and change the proofs!)