July 28, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Farm-Based Wineries, Breweries Offer Self-Guided Tours

Montgomery County’s newest agritourism sector, farm-based breweries and wineries, welcomes visitors. The county’s Office of Agriculture offers free, self-guided tours this summer of the many breweries and wineries that Montgomery County has to offer. Brewers in the county produce beers and ciders that reflect seasonal preferences and contain locally sourced ingredients, increasing the popularity of […]

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February 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Closed for Three Years, Hank Dietle’s Says Liquor License is Approved

Hank Dietle’s Tavern, which has remained closed since a serious fire in 2018, announced Thursday that its liquor license was approved by Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS). “We’re getting #001 back!” Tavern owners wrote on Facebook. The establishment on Rockville Pike opened in 1950 and had liquor license number “001.” MyMCM reached out to […]

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February 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Alcohol Beverage Services Will Run ‘Amplify Black Voices’ Campaign

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) will run a digital Black History Month campaign called “Amplify Black Voices.” Throughout the month, ABS will highlight Black-owned alcohol brands and leaders, according to a statement from the department. Eight Black leaders/brands will be featured on the ABS website and the department will also hold a free virtual […]

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January 21, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Tienda de Licores Flower Avenue Cierra Temporalmente debido a COVID-19

El condado de Montgomery cerró temporalmente la tienda de licores y vinos Flower Avenue en Silver Spring después de que un empleado dio positivo por COVID-19, según un comunicado del condado. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) se enteró del diagnóstico el miércoles e inmediatamente cerró la tienda, según el condado, y el último día de trabajo […]

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January 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Flower Avenue Liquor Store Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19

Montgomery County has temporarily closed its Flower Avenue Liquor and Wine store in Silver Spring after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the county. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) learned of the diagnosis Wednesday and immediately closed the store, according to the county, and the employee’s last day of work was […]

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September 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Much Discussion and Despite Some Concerns, Planning Board Allows Alcohol at Some Parks

The Montgomery County Planning Board voted 4-1 Thursday to allow alcohol in designated parts of nine parks.  The change goes into effect Thursday, Sept. 24 and ends May 31, 2021. Residents can drink from 11 a.m. to dusk in some areas at the following parks: Jesup Blair Local Park,  Acorn Urban Park, Germantown Town Center […]

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March 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Alcohol Beverage Services Reduces Hours, No In-Store Tastings

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) is operating on reduced hours starting Tuesday until further notice due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Retail stores will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and will be closed on Sunday. There will be no in-store tastings. Further updates will be posted to the county ABS […]

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February 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for Feb. 18 in Montgomery County

A high of 59 degrees, but cloudy with occasional showers. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Feb. 18. 1. Small Business Network: The Kirwan Commission: Dr. William Kirwan, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, and Councilmember Craig Rice join Kelly Leonard for today’s Small Business Network session to discuss “The Kirwan Commission: What’s Good […]

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August 15, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Silver Spring Pops the Cork on New Wine Cafe

There’s a new wine cafe opening in downtown Silver Spring. Located right next to the Civic Building on Fenton Street, Locavino offers a variety of local wines and much more…

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May 30, 2019 | Laura Rowles

New Owner of Grape Escape Makes First Appearance at Chamber Wine Tasting

Guests enjoyed tastings of Grape Escape’s best wines, gourmet food and speciality fancy food samplings from area chefs and artisanal food makers at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 16th Annual Wine Tasting. The tasting was held on Wednesday, May 22 at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Over 100 area business leaders were in attendance. The […]

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