The first Frederick Beer Week--half the length of Baltimore's in October, but still a noble start--is ongoing as we type and drink, but here are a few photos from the start on Tuesday night:
Firkin of Heavy Seas' Loose Cannon dry-hopped with Calypso and Deltahops, at Bushwaller's.
The backyard beer and buffet at Volt, featuring the debut of the joint Volt/Flying Dog collaboration, Backyard Ale, a 7.5% cherrywood-smoked amber, shown held by Flying Dog brewer Matt Brophy. More on the beer here; it should be in the Maryland markets in mid-June after a second "debut" at SAVOR in D.C. June 3-4.
Dave Justice, Calvin Perilloux, and Barley & Hops brewer Larry Pomerantz judge three different homebrew categories in the final run-off of the Barley & Hops homebrew contest, a joint project with the Frederick Original Ale Makers (FOAM), at the brewpub.