February is Craft Beer Lovers Month in Montgomery County (PHOTO)

Councilmember Hans Riemer along with members of the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday declared February craft beer lovers month in Montgomery County. The proclamation comes after Governor Hogan made a similar declaration in early February.

Julie Verratti, co-owner of Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring, spoke on behalf of brewing companies in the County.

“Montgomery County is hands down the most brewery friendly district in the area. We’ve got a better regulatory environment than DC and our friends in Virginia and I think it shows a lot about what folks in the government are doing. When you buy local beer your are not only supporting the economy but also the environment and local jobs,” Verratti said.

For more craft beer stories, check out MyMCMedia’s coverage on breweries in Montgomery County.


Session Ends with Beer Bill Compromise

Brookeville Beer Farm

A bill designed to help Maryland’s craft beer industry seemed like a good idea. Then it got mixed up in Annapolis politics, according to Del. Charles Barkley. When it first appeared before the House of Delegates, the measure passed 139-0. Then delegates and breweries found out that bill didn’t help the smaller brewers at all. […]

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Take a Sip: MoCo Beer Week

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For all those beer lovers out there. MoCo Beer Week is coming soon to a brewery and bar near you. If you’ve been waiting for a chance to get out and enjoy the warm weather with a good pint and some great food, here’s your chance. MoCo Beer Week aims to celebrate local breweries and […]

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World of Beer to Open New Tavern in Rockville

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World of Beer is set to open its third location in Maryland this spring. The new tavern will be located in Rockville Town Square and will feature locally brewed craft beer and live entertainment. The establishment will have nearly 28,000 different types of beer on tap as well as flavors from local breweries such as […]

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Now on Tap in Montgomery County: Locally Brewed Craft Beer (VIDEO)

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February marks the start of craft beer lovers month in Maryland and Montgomery County has several breweries serving up pint after pint of locally brewed craft beer. In this MyMCMedia video, Willie James Inman talks with brewery owners about Montgomery County’s growing craft beer industry. #MoCo now has it’s first farm brewery @WaredacaBrewing #FeBREWary https://t.co/DQxIO2uQZt @mymcmedia […]

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Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 15, in Montgomery County

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Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. It snowed overnight and freezing rain is expected to follow later today. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Montgomery County that is effective from now thru Tuesday morning. 2. All Montgomery County recreation facilities are closed, today, […]

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Montgomery County's Craft Beer Industry Continues to Grow (VIDEO)

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February marks the start of craft beer month in Maryland and if you didn’t know, Montgomery County has several breweries to choose from. Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring opened its doors in June of 2014 and its customer base continues to grow. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Julie Verratti, Co-founder and Co-owner of the […]

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Now on Tap: Montgomery County's First Farm Brewery (VIDEO)

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Did you know that February is craft beer month in Maryland? Montgomery County just got it’s first farm brewery in Laytonsville. Waredaca Brewing Company now brews over 300 gallons of craft beer per week. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Co-founder and General Manager Jessica Snyder talks about the history behind the farm. February is FeBREWary […]

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GGCC Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Waredaca Brewing Company (PHOTO)


The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) was delighted to support Waredaca Brewing Company celebrate their grand opening by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for them on Tuesday, January 19. Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape is located at 4017 Damascus Road in Laytonsville. Waredaca Brewing Company is a craft farm brewery located on an existing 220 […]

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Laura Rowles

About Laura Rowles

Laura is the Director of Events & Marketing for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce - a member-based organization of businesses that have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic, commercial and industrial progress in our communities. The area's economic well-being is a result of the caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. The Chamber has a major impact on business, income and future growth of the area. My position at the Chamber - Director of Events & Marketing - affords me the opportunity to plan quality events for our Members and market the Chamber is a variety of avenues. At the GGCC, we typically have around 30 events each year including: breakfasts, lunches, after-five's, ribbon cuttings and special events. The consensus is we have high quality events with good energy. In 2012, we had over 2,040 people visit our events. Most our events are free to Members so securing sponsorships for all events. Additionally, I am responsible for planning networking, overseeing the budget and marketing of all events in order to make them successful. Lastly, I coordinate all marketing and communication efforts of the GGCC including weekly email blasts, its quarterly newsletter, all social media platforms, media relations and community outreach. Laura authors the blog Your Success is Our Business on MyMCMedia.


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