Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun Wesley Case covers the city's after-hours scene
Checkerspot Brewing Co. aims for March taproom opening in South Baltimore after delays

Checkerspot Brewing Co. plans to open its South Baltimore taproom in March following construction delays.

The brewery at 175 W. Ostend St. was originally aiming to open this summer, but construction has been delayed by structural renovations at the building, co-owner Judy Neff said.

“They’re massively updating that whole building of which we’re just a small part,” Neff said.

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Craft-beer bar chain the Brass Tap to open in Towson early 2018

Craft-beer bar and restaurant chain the Brass Tap will open at Towson Town Center early next year, which will make it the third franchise to operate in Maryland.

First-time restaurant owner Mike Kettell said the restaurant would open to the public on Jan. 8, pending inspections and permitting, inside a former clothing retail store in the Towson mall.

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Hysteria Brewing in Columbia courts craft-beer fanatics with bold-flavored beers

Jordan Baney, one of the owners of Hysteria Brewing Company, knows the reputation he wants his new beer company to build:

“Avant-garde,” he said last week, seated inside the Columbia taproom and production facility.

But given the evolving tastes of the craft-beer world, Baney remained open-minded when it comes to specifics.

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Anne Arundel natives Brothers Osborne win CMA award for vocal duo of the year, beating out LoCash
Late-night activities in Baltimore that go beyond the bars

Late-night fun doesn’t always have to involve hitting the local bar or club.

Nothing against those traditional after-hours gathering places; hey, we’re all-in for spending our late-night hours with good friends, a few drinks and some music.

But what if you’re up for something different?

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Work of beer booster Peter Franchot's task force coming to a head

It isn’t your typical enforcer of alcohol laws who gets three beers named after him.

But Comptroller Peter Franchot is not your typical regulator.

Franchot, who has emerged as the No. 1 cheerleader for Maryland’s craft breweries, this week concludes a months-long examination of state beer laws as his Reform on Tap Task Force winds up its schedule of 10 public meetings.

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