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
A Year of Learning Now that our tasting room has been open for a year, we have a better grip on what we’re doing! We’ve tried to learn from our mistakes, and anticipate issues before they become mistakes. Hopefully our beers will continue to improve as we dial in our...read more
First Barrel-Aged Wild Saturday, September 7th at noon, we’ll release the first bottles from the Sapwood Cellars barrel program (is our name finally starting to make sense?)! No Beginnings started as House Saison #1, brewed August 2018. It spent most of the...read more
The rest of July is going to be a blast! This Saturday (7/13) we're releasing two collaborations (in draft and cans), next Sunday (7/21) will be your first opportunity to get cans of Cheater Hops IPA, and we're finally getting ready to release bottles of our first...read more
IN THE PRESS
Guide to Coffee Beers
As we designed the recipe for Bangun (which is Indonesian for wake up!) our intention was to create a summer coffee beer that drinks more like fresh cold brew coffee than a heavily roasted coffee stout.
How does [3.8 Special] taste? Think honeysuckle and vanilla on the nose, with a hop bill reminiscent of nectarines, mango, and tangerine up front, and lime zest towards the finish.
Maryland brewing duo are pouring scientific experience into the taps at Sapwood Cellars
Together they have immersed themselves into a philosophy of making world-class beers through the understanding of processes, techniques and ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 (Thursday-Sunday) the reservation rate goes up significantly 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.) We’re hoping that we’ll eventually be able to have a monthly Bring Your Own Dog Saturday.
Do you have food?
We’re have a low priority food license that allows us to serve non-alcoholic drinks and pre-packaged snacks and sandwiches. We almost always have a food truck in front. You can check the homepage under “Events and Food Trucks” for this week’s schedule. On the rare chance that we have a late cancellation, 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). You are welcome to bring your own growler, as long as it conforms to legal requirements (has the government warning). Currently, we don’t do crowlers, but we do have occasional releases of hoppy beers in cans and barrel-aged sours in bottles!
Hours of Operation
WED – FRI
2 - 10 PM
Noon - 10 PM
Noon - 8 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!