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Nov 22 2016

Craft Beer Meets Slow Fashion

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We are artisans and believe that working with likeminded locals boosts the collective creativity of our hometown. Our most recent collaboration is with the Frederick-based fashion startup Fred and Co. 1745 for a limited-edition clothing line that premieres at the brewery on Sunday, December 11.

True to our love of all that is handcrafted, each item is made by-hand in the U.S. of A. We aren't great with a needle, so we worked closely with Fred & Co. on the designs, ensuring each piece would become something all of Frederick will wear with pride. 

Limited quantities of each item were made, so head to the brewery on December 11 from noon to 6 pm to wear a part of Frederick history. 

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Pennant Tee

A trip to the pub doesn't have end in a night of regret. Never again will you fear that the shirt you were wearing may have turned a potential mate away. With this 100% combed cotton t-shirt, your body will feel at ease, like warm-and-fuzzy at ease. The vintage pennant graphic detail will give you the confidence to approach all situations with a sense of purpose, as you'll see others wondering if that shirt is vintage or just looks vintage. Either way, they're impressed. And you aren't going home alone tonight.

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F x FD Tee

Trips to the mall season after season (most of which preceded by a donation trip to Goodwill) may have attempted to take away your God-given right of free choice. Take it back with this 100% combed cotton t-shirt. The “Born Free” detail on the upper back reiterates what everyone was already thinking when you walked by. The collaborative graphic on the front embodies both the size of your heart and where it lives, which is right here in Frederick.

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F x FD Sweatshirt

The evolution of the sweatshirt has been a well-documented phenomenon. What was once a practical matter that required a practical solution has become a farce. Too often we see sweatshirts with holes, zippers, pockets and other nooks for storage of every trendy thing you can imagine -- from headphone wires (RIP) to Chinese food containers. This 100% combed cotton heathered gray crewneck sweatshirt has no interest in trending on Twitter and being forgotten by lunch time. It wants to comfort you. It wants to be your best friend and your go-to person when you are in need. 

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F x FD Hat

No tree is complete with a topper. Our angel is this maroon twill, flat-brim hat with Fred & Co.'s signature “F” embroidered on the front. Maybe you are already an icon of style. Maybe you're trying to cover up male pattern baldness...or the fact that you didn't shower today. No one will ask because the iconic batwing logo embroidered above the leather adjustable strap will lead them to understand that you are a person of taste and substance. Go on with your bad self.

Aren't familiar with our boys at Fred & Co 1745? Allow us to enlighten.

1745 was the year land speculator Daniel Dulany geographically laid out "Frederick Town." Fast forward a couple hundred years and two other fine gentlemen, AJ Naylor and Chaz Stitely, were both born and raised in Frederick. After gaining experience working at various apparel retailers, Naylor felt a sense of quality and sustainability was missing in the fashion industry. Stitely, with both an educational and experience-driven background in tourism and local history, shared the same notion. The duo combined backgrounds to create sustainable apparel with timelessness, durability and quality. "Slow Fashion," the choice to buy higher-quality apparel less frequently, is Fred & Co.'s rebellion against the fashion industry. And we love them for it.