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!
Events and Food Trucks
Brewing in Columbia, Maryland!
8980 Rt. 108
A Year In Info about tomorrow's can releases is below. First though, we're almost exactly a year into the worry, quarantines, lockdowns, mandates etc. resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We were lucky to make it without any employees testing positive (most of us are...
So Much Vanilla Tomorrow (Saturday, December 5th), we're releasing cans of two beers! They both contain vanilla beans, but the results are completely different! One is a 10.7% ABV Imperial Stout with coconut, the other is a 5.5% ABV bright holiday pale ale with fresh...
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...
IN THE PRESS
Mid-Atlantic Brewing News
Sapwood Cellars is a beer enthusiast’s destination you’re not likely to stumble upon by accident, locatedat the back of a nondescript business park along Maryland’s Route 108.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Outdoor Seating & COVID-19 Update
Our tasting room is open Wednesdays-Sundays for pours and pick-ups. 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. Outdoor seating will continue to be available Friday-Sunday (weather permitting). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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 have food trucks for most bottle and can releases and some other 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 - 6 PM
Freight Receiving Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Drop Us a Line
Don't be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!