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Sapwood Cellars

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!

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Brewing in Columbia, Maryland!

Sapwood Cellars

Sapwood Cellars
8980 Rt. 108
Columbia, MD

Bottles and Cans Just Clap Your Hands

Bottles and Cans Just Clap Your Hands

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...

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And We’re Back!

And We’re Back!

Our Tasting Room Is Open! Thank you for all of your "to-go" support during the last three months! It allowed us to not only survive the loss of our primary revenue source, but also keep progressing on sour beers, and canning! Not to mention the sales last Saturday...

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Any beer you want, so long as it is hoppy!

Any beer you want, so long as it is hoppy!

May Can Release Pre-Orders Start Now! This month's can release is all about hops! We have three beers available in 4-packs for pre-order: Rings of Light (5% Pale Ale, $16), Cheater Hops #12 (7.2% IPA, $18), and The Dragon (8.2% DIPA, $20). Details on each beer are...

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Latest Coverage


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. 

“We do growlers now, but cans are so much easier,” says Sapwood Cellars co-owner Michael Tonsmeire. 



[First Blush] is fermented using a combination of Sapwood’s two house mixed cultures, along with Old Westminster’s yeast and chardonnay pomace. 


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.


Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Update

Our tasting room is open Wednesdays-Sundays for pours and pick-ups. Outdoor seating is 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 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 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

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!

 (443) 542-9304

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