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
Barrel-Aged Fun Barrel-aged sours take a huge amount of planning and time behind the scenes. Especially now that we are up to 50 barrels filled, we have beers at each stage of development. 365.24 (a blend of gin-barrel-aged rice saison and wine-barrel-aged sour...read more
2020 should be lots of fun for us (and you hopefully). We recently had a new concrete pad poured, once we have it sealed it'll be the home to three more 20 bbl tanks effectively doubling our brewing capacity! We need someplace for all of that beer to go, and the plan...read more
Sapwood Cellars 2020 Clubs We were amazed how many people near (and far) joined the first year of our Sap and Wood beer clubs. As a new brewery, that initial support gave us a confidence boost before opening! Memberships in our two clubs for 2020 are available now!...read more
IN THE PRESS
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.
[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
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 (Thursday-Sunday) the reservation rate goes up significantly 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.) 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!