The Origin of Octoberfest – Maryland Bartending Academy

Octoberfest got its start more than 200 years ago in Munich, Germany. Everyone knows that Germans love their beer, so it makes sense that they would have a festival devoted to beer. But is this the real reason for the existence of Octoberfest? One day a bunch of Germans got together and decided to [...]

The Origin of Octoberfest – Maryland Bartending Academy2017-12-15T19:49:12-05:00

Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival – Maryland Bartending School

If you live in Annapolis and you live and breathe (er, drink) craft beer, you’re in luck. You’re also in luck if you simply enjoy good beer, good music, and a great way to spend the afternoon. The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival is back for its second showing at the Navy-Marine Corps [...]

Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival – Maryland Bartending School2017-12-15T19:40:06-05:00

Just Add Water Beer? – Maryland Bartending Academy

Drinks made from concentrated powders have been around for a pretty long time now. Kool Aid has been around since the 1920’s, and everybody seems to love those little Crystal Light packets you can add to your water to make it taste like a variation of fruit. This is all well and good, but [...]

Just Add Water Beer? – Maryland Bartending Academy2017-12-15T18:40:17-05:00

Beertails – Maryland Bartending Academy

We know what you’re thinking. “What could a beertail possibly be? I’ve heard about a beer’s head but never its tail.” Well, that’s because beers don’t have a tail. The tail comes from cocktail, or the mixing of a beer and a cocktail to create a beertail. Because sometimes you can’t decide between an [...]

Beertails – Maryland Bartending Academy2017-12-15T18:31:45-05:00

Stout Beer Stats – Maryland Bartending Academy

When the word stout comes up, most people think of Guinness and not much else. While they might not enjoy the popularity of the all-powerful light beers or even ales, pale ales and lagers, stout beers are beginning to step out of the shadows of obscurity. Here’s a few facts about stout beer that [...]

Stout Beer Stats – Maryland Bartending Academy2017-12-15T18:21:43-05:00

Maryland is 47th in Beer Consumption in the Nation – Maryland Bartending Academy

Even though there is a lot of beer is brewed in Baltimore, we’re nowhere near the top consumer for beer in the nation. In fact, Maryland saw no change from 2011 to 2012 according to the Beer Institute. They found that people in Maryland drank about 23.2 gallons of beer in 2012. The numbers [...]

Maryland is 47th in Beer Consumption in the Nation – Maryland Bartending Academy2017-12-18T13:49:10-05:00

A New Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter – Maryland Bartending Academy

There’s a new beer out that may sound like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in a bottle. One Maryland-based brewer has recently come out with a new beer to simulate just that. It’s DuClaw Brewing’s Sweet Baby Jesus that fills the void of the chocolate peanut butter-loving beer drinker. As for the specific details of the [...]

A New Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter – Maryland Bartending Academy2017-12-18T13:30:10-05:00

How a Beer Keg Works from Maryland Bartending Academy – Maryland Bartending Academy

Beer Kegs: we’ve all seen them at various house parties and tailgating events, but do you know how a beer keg actually works? That circular, round aluminum keg which delivers the crisp, cool beer on the go. It’s a portable draft that has livened up millions of events that otherwise may have just stuck [...]

How a Beer Keg Works from Maryland Bartending Academy – Maryland Bartending Academy2017-12-15T15:56:55-05:00