With cooler weather on the horizon, wineries and breweries along the Tastemakers Trail have gotten creative and taken their outdoor experiences to a whole new level.
Waredaca Brewing Company – in Montgomery County, Maryland’s 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve – is now offering an unforgettable beer yurt experience during the fall and winter season. Each yurt features a canvas tent, eight-foot picnic table and straw bales, along with interior lighting and heat for the colder winter days.
Weekday rentals are $45 for a two-hour reservation (Wednesdays and Thursdays). Weekend rentals from Friday through Sunday are $60. A fire pit managed by the Waredaca crew is also available for an additional $25. Rent a Yurt Here
Here’s What to Expect When You Rent a Beer Yurt at Waredaca Brewing Company:
Located on a 220-acre horse farm in Laytonsville, Maryland, Waredaca Brewing Company is committed to sustainability, local ingredients and brewing beer using the best practices possible. The farm has been in the same family for over 60 years and was the first farm brewery in Montgomery County, Maryland when it opened in 2015.
All seating areas throughout the property are spaced out to ensure proper social distancing among groups. The yurts are sprinkled among the picnic tables and Adirondack chairs.
Once your reservation is confirmed when you arrive, a yurt is assigned to your group to use during the duration of your visit. For an additional charge, you can have a fire maintained by the Waredaca crew. Don’t forget to bring marshmallows!
The interior features a picnic table and hay bales. Small LED lights, pumpkins, fall garland and lanterns add to the cozy feel. While there is a food truck available to order a nosh, Waredaca also allows people to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.
All beers include something grown/produced on the farm and their production schedule is timed to align with harvest time. Waredaca makes the process of ordering beer easy. Simply scan the QR code on the table to view their menu. When you are ready to order, lift a small flag outside of the yurt and a server will stop by to take your order. Also, #MaskUpMoCo signs are a helpful reminder that masks are always required when you are not seated inside the yurt or at a table.
As the sun sets and the stars appear in the evening sky, the entire property glows with twinkle lights, making the time you spent at Waredaca even more memorable.
Looking for even more ways to explore Montgomery County’s local brewery and food scene? Check out 15 Ways to Eat + Drink Outdoors in Montgomery County, Perfect Picnic Spots You Might Not Have Known Existed, and explore the Tastemakers Trail.