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
New Beers and New Merch Pre-orders for this weekend's release are available now. Pick-ups for Rings of Light, Molé'd, and Sideways start 7/10 at noon, with all three on draft. We're excited to bring back Rings of Light (our all-Citra DDH pale ale) for the first time...
New Hoppy Cans Saturday May 15th we'll have three fresh beers in cans! You can pre-order through our online store. Below you'll find details on our new barrel-aging warehouse and upcoming changes to our tasting room service! Cheater Hops #17: Nelson-Citra, is the same...
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...
IN THE PRESS
Craft Beer & Brewing
For brewers who read and sponge all the info they can find, it may be hard to believe: the authors of two of the most influential brewing books of the past decade run a brewery together. In suburban Baltimore, Scott Janish and Michael Tonsmeire are experimenting. Oct/Nov 2022
Simcoe Simpatico is a perfect take on what the New England IPA style is. If you’ve not had this beer, or if you’ve never heard of this beer, it should be on your beer bucket list.
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”…
Frequently Asked Questions
Outdoor Seating & COVID-19 Update
Our tasting room is open Wednesdays-Sundays for pours and pick-ups. We follow the current state and local guidelines on mask requirements. 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. We are waiting on approval for permanent outdoor seating, but at the moment it is not available.
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?
We have a range of options for your event including pushing a few tables together, our Barrel Room for private events of 20-25 people, and taking over the entire tasting room! We have a minimum hourly tab we’ll set depending on the day, time, and number of people. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for more details. Please include the number of people, desired date/time, and any other 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 when available.
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
TUE – FRI
2 - 9 PM
12 - 9 PM
12 - 8 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!