august, 2020

2020sat29aug12:00 pmsat8:00 pmFeaturedAugust 29th Release12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sapwood Cellars Brewery

Event Details

We’ll be open from Noon until 8 PM for pick-up of online purchases of Sky Meadow, House of Secrets, and Brettwood Rd. To speed things up and limit contact, there won’t be any tasting room sales of to-go cans or bottles. Pre-sales will start Friday afternoon (8/28) through our website. Pick the beer and pick-up window you prefer. There won’t be to-go can sales on Saturday.

Due to our limited tasting room and outdoor seating capacity, there likely won’t be many available tables to stay and have a beer, but if find one we’ll have the beers on draft to drink.

House of Secrets – 5.3% ABV $16/4-pack

Pale Ale DDH with Citra, Galaxy, and Vic Secret

We’re pretty transparent when it comes to our brewing process and recipes, but we do keep a few things secret. Most breweries order malt, hops, and yeast from the same handful of suppliers. We think it is our attention to process detail that makes our beers unique. We built this hazy pale on a creamy base of barley and oats. Hopped with our two favorite Australian varieties Galaxy and Vic Secret along with American Citra. Galaxy and Citra is a near-perfect combination of tropical and citrus notes, but the Vic Secret provides balance with pine and herbaceousness.

Sky Meadow – 6.4% ABV $16/4-pack

Festbier Lager

Rather than a classic orange-hued Oktoberfest, we brewed a recipe inspired by the modern wiese (meadow) beers served in the tents of Munich. Lighter in color, thanks to all German malts (Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, and Chit) and hoppier from a whirlpool addition of German Tettnang. We lagered it for eight weeks near-freezing before canning to create the smoothest, crispiest festbier we could!

Brettwood Rd – 6.6% ABV $16/500 mL bottle

Pale Tart Ale with White Peaches and White Nectarines Added

Mike’s grandfather Ed lived on Brettwood Rd for 60 years. In his garden he grew tomatoes, squash, peas, peaches, and even hops. Every year the squirrels would eat most of the unripened peaches though, resulting in an escalating war between gardner and bushy-tailed rats. That was enough to convince us to leave the hard work of growing fruit to someone else, our friends at Milburn Orchards (Elkton, MD).

We aged this mixed-ferment pale ale for eight months before macerating it on 1.5 lbs each white peaches and nectarines per gallon. The result is like biting into fresh stone fruit, tart but without sharp acidity. The bright fruit flavor is a taste of summer for when the weather turns cold and the peaches and nectarines are terrible.


Mike & Scott

Brewed: 12/11/18 – Bottled: 11/13/19

ABV: 6.6% – Final pH: 3.43

Bottle Count: 1152 – Cellar: 3 years



August 29, 2020


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sapwood Cellars Brewery

8980 MD-108 Ste MNO Columbia, MD 21045

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