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Local Breweries and Craft Beer

Montgomery County’s Local Breweries and Craft Beers

Ever wonder where you can savor acclaimed beers, and what breweries can visitors and residents tour?
Here’s your guide to breweries, brewpubs and craft beer in Montgomery County, Maryland.

We’ve updated our list to include the newest breweries in 2016.

The Breweries & Craft Beer Trail of Montgomery County, Maryland


4017 Damascus Rd, Laytonsville, MD 20882

Waredaca is a Montgomery County premier farm brewery. All Waredaca beers include something grown/produced on their farm and their production schedule is directly related to harvest timing.  All beers are made from the finest quality of barley and hops, and crafted to perfection by their head brewer. The farm has been in the Beecher family for over 60 years. Visit their tasting room to sample Waredaca beer, click here to view tasting room hours and upcoming events.

*NEW* 7 Locks Brewing

The Rockville brewery, 7 Locks Brewing, a production facility with a tap room, opened in November 2015. The brewery is housed in a 7,200-square-foot warehouse and uses a 15-barrel system to make its beers. The taproom includes about 40 seats, a long wooden bar, TVs and an open layout that provides views of the brewing equipment. So far, 7 Locks Brewery offers 8 different beers including a non-alcoholic Thunderbeast Root Beer and Ginger Beer.

Growler’s Brew Pub of Gaithersburg

227 East Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Growlers of Gaithersburg is a restaurant and microbrewery located in the heart of Olde Towne Gaithersburg, MD. Growlers features great food, excellent home brew, and always entertaining live shows. Growlers’ has something for everyone. Whether it’s sampling beer flights, enjoying lunch, dinner, or Saturday & Sunday brunch with family and friends, relaxing at the outdoor deck bar, or hanging out in our upstairs “Saloon” listening to bands for a late night out, you are going to love us and want to come back for more! Find events, live music & karaoke –
“Our passion is to create a wide selection of craft brews perfectly paired with scrumptious food to create a truly memorable dining experience.”

Baying Hound Aleworks

1108 Taft Street, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Baying Hound Aleworks in Rockville is the first manufacturing and distribution in Montgomery County! The nano brewery is tucked away in an industrial park off East Gude Drive. Need directions? Click here for hours and directions to the facility. Live music, tours, and tastings, see the event calendar for more.

“We’re committed to using only the highest quality ingredients from start-to-finish… We do not filter our beer and it’s unpasteurized.”

Gordon Biersch Brewery

200 East Middle Lane, Unit A, Rockville, MD 20850

Gordon Biersch offers fresh, handcrafted beer and premium, made-from-scratch food…all served up in a friendly and fun atmosphere!
“Purity. Precision. Perfection. These are the hallmarks of our premium German-style biers. Crafted to the exacting standards of the Reinheitsgebot or German Purity Law, we use only the highest quality Weyermann Malt from Bamberg, authentic Bavarian Hersbrucker hops and pure, filtered water to craft a range of well-balanced flavors for every discerning taste.”

Rock Bottom Brewery

7900 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Rock Bottom Bethesda is five miles north of DC, just off Wisconsin Avenue at the corner of Norfolk Ave and St. Elmo Ave. Just wait until you take your first sip of an award-winning, handcrafted ale from Brewmaster Geoffrey S. Lively
“There’s beer, and then there’s our beer: clean, classic recipes, brewed in-house by your local boss of beer. Before we slide the first pint glass down the bar, your Rock Bottom Brewmaster has to give it the nod. If it’s not right, it never touches your lips. Period.”

Denizens Brewing Co.

1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Denizens Brewing Co is located in downtown Silver Spring, just a five minute walk from the Silver Spring metro station and in close proximity to public parking garages. With a two-level taproom, 200 seat dog-friendly beer garden, and production brewery, there’s plenty of room to kick back with a pint. Denizens offers five flagship beers and five seasonal selections at all times, plus Maryland wine and mead. Also offering a full food menu created especially with beer in mind, there’s something for everyone. Come in and grab a seat seven days a week. Check for special events, new releases, and more on their website.

Be Safe! Don’t Drink & Drive.

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2 thoughts on “Local Breweries and Craft Beer

  1. Roy Kelley +

    Thanks for sharing this list.

  2. Matt +

    Sadly, Baying Hound Aleworks has permanently closed their doors.

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