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
Feel free to skip down for details on our first can release next Sunday (4/28), but there is so much more going on! We recently tapped two unique new IPAs. The idea was to push "hazy" IPA in two different directions: Western Shore is our reimagining of a West Coast...read more
The last few weeks the tasting room has been pretty slammed. We did our best to keep up with demand by filling our 20 bbl fermentor with a double batch of Pillowfort (which allowed a mega-sized variant Vanillafort). Both barely survived the weekend. Which is fine,...read more
January was a fun month! We released our first barrel-aged beer, Rum Apple Apple (apple tripel aged in a Jamaican rum barrel). Survived our first double-batch brew day for Pillowfort batch #2. Finally got an upgrade to our gas line/meter (now we can brew beer and have...read more
IN THE PRESS
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.
It’s a Brew Life
Just an hour and a half drive for us in Pennsylvania is where the highly anticipated, Sapwood Cellars, has opened its brewery and taproom.
Last Friday, I went to the soft opening of Sapwood Cellars in Columbia, MD. For fans of the hazy IPA and complex sours, it’ll be well worth the trip up 95.
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-Wednesday) 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 working on getting a low priority food license that will allow us to serve non-alcoholic drinks and pre-packaged snacks. 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 have plans for canned hoppy beers and bottled sours in 2019!
Hours of Operation
THUR – FRI
2 - 10 PM
Noon - 10 PM
Noon - 8 PM
Drop Us a Line
Don't be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!