We are dually focused on barrel-aged mixed-fermented beers and fresh hoppy ales. Founded on our shared passions for brewing science, delicious flavors, and the craft of beer production, we brew beers that are balanced, drinkable, and highly aromatic without tongue-scraping bitterness or piercing sourness. Beer should be a pleasure to savor, not a challenge to conquer!
Brewing in Columbia, Maryland!
8980 Rt. 108
Brewing More, Canning More Tomorrow (Saturday, October 24th), we're releasing 4-packs of two beers! It is the first canning run for Pillowfort, plus a fruited sour beer we collaborated on with our friends at Aslin Beer Co.! pre-order here Pillowfort ($20/4-pack) We...
Beers Both New and Old Tomorrow (Saturday, August 29th), we are releasing three new beers! One is a super-fresh hoppy beer brewed earlier this month, another is a malty lager we brewed in June, and the last is a fruited sour from 2018! Pre-orders for all three are...
Amethyst Throne and Golden Empire of York Bottle Release Our next bottle release starts right now: Amethyst Throne, a 9.3% ABV sour red aged in Port barrels for almost a year then refermented on 300 lbs of blackberries! The result is a melding of beer (the same base...
IN THE PRESS
Food & Wine
Maryland’s Sapwood Cellars immediately emerged as one of the best producers of sour beers in the country. Sours and naturally-fermented ciders can offer similar flavor profiles, , so it’s fitting that, in 2020, Sapwood finally made good the breadth of its “Cellars”…
Scott Janish and Michael Tonsmeire may sometimes disagree on brewery matters, but they will never disagree on the greatness of 3 Fonienen’s Oude Gueuze. The Belgian beer is their choice if stranded on a faraway island with endless cases of only one beer.
Baltimore Business Journal
Howard County brewery will double production, add canning line.
[First Blush] is fermented using a combination of Sapwood’s two house mixed cultures, along with Old Westminster’s yeast and chardonnay pomace.
Frequently Asked Questions
Outdoor Seating & COVID-19 Update
Our tasting room is open Wednesdays-Sundays for pours and pick-ups. Outdoor seating is first-come first-serve and available Friday evenings and all day Saturday and Sunday. Masks are worn by all staff, and required for customers other than when seated. We now have a greater selection of to-go options, all available for pre-purchase through our webstore and in-house. No contact pick-up is available, just call the tasting room when you park. We do not offer delivery. Thanks for all of your support!
Do you take reservations for large groups?
We’re happy to reserve tables for larger parties. For groups larger than 20, we’d appreciate a week’s notice (email email@example.com) if possible to add another bartender to the staff.
Can I rent the tasting room for a private event?
The tasting room is available for private events. For nights we aren’t usually open (Monday-Tuesday) we have a minimum hourly tab. For nights we are usually open (Wedesday-Sunday) the reservation rate goes up to account for lost revenue. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for more details.
Are pets allowed?
Our lease currently doesn’t allow pets in space (which is why you won’t see Scott’s dog Millie around.) Pets are allowed in our outdoor seating on weekends!
Do you have food?
We have a low priority food license that allows us to serve non-alcoholic drinks. We only have food trucks for bottle and can release days. You can check the homepage under “Events and Food Trucks” for the schedule. Delivery menus are available for local restaurants. You are also welcome to bring your own food to eat in the tasting room.
Can I get a tour?
No guarantees, but one of us is happy to show you around if we have time. Ask one of the bartenders and they’ll check.
Do you sell beer to go?
We sell 32 oz ($3) and 64 oz ($5) growlers that can be filled to order. Most beers are $11 for 32 oz and $21 for 64 oz (with an upcharge for beers that cost more by the glass). At this time we are not offering growler refills. We also offer pre-filled crowlers each week. We also have monthly releases of hoppy beers in cans and barrel-aged sours in bottles!
Hours of Operation
WED – FRI
2 - 8 PM
12 - 8 PM
12 - 5 PM
Delivery Receiving Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 AM- 6 PM
Drop Us a Line
Don't be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!