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Sep 30 2014

What Makes A Local Riot


A celebration of local game-changers and rule-breakers, our annual Local RIOT features the area's finest artisans. We'll be updating this post all week with details on who will be joining us this Saturday, October 4. 

It's free, open to the public (those 21+), and dog friendly, so you should probably join us, too. 

Dress It Up

Washington, DC-native Sophia Maroon believes that your salad dressing should be as healthy and delicious as your salad. Her Dress It Up dressings use only the finest, purist, and all-natural ingredients. Follow Dress It Up on Facebook and Twitter

Frederick County Beekeepers Association

Not only will you be able to purchase honey from Caelan's Bees and Dave's Honey Farm, both of whom provided the honey for our Black Honey IPA, but the FCBA is bringing the bees. They will have a glass-enclosed observation hive so you can learn exactly where that sweet nectar comes from. Like the FCBA on Facebook

George's Mixes

George wants you to think globally and drink locally. His award-winning line of Bloody Mary mixes, handcrafted in Berlin, Maryland, are bold, full-bodied, and create a cocktail with exceptional flavor with just the right kick. Get with George's Mixes on Facebook and Twitter.

Gregg Patrick Photography

Gregg Patrick specializes in capturing stunning images of your canine companion, either in his Arnold, Maryland studio or on location. And you bet your ass he'll be camera ready for the only dog-friendly event we have at the brewery. Friend Gregg Patrick on Facebook

J Dickey's Sauces 

Bourbon, Blackberry Habanero, and OLD BAY. If your mouth isn't watering, you might be dead. Those are the all-natural and gluten-free barbecue sauces that J. Dickey's will have on hand Saturday. Stalk J Dickey's on Facebook and Twitter


Based in Landover, Maryland, Meatcrafters uses the highest quality meats, many locally-sourced and produced in small batches, along with fresh spices, herbs, and seasonal blends designed to bring out unique, complex, and subtle flavors. Their salamis, cured meats, and sausages are made for charcuterie lovers everywhere. Join the Meatcrafters movement on Facebook and Twitter

Organarchy Hops

Located on 450 acres outside of Oldtown, Maryland, Organarchy is a USDA certified organic hop grower. They strive to develop innovative farming solutions that exceed organic farming standards and minimize the damage to our shared ecosystem. In addition to harvest and retailing an array of hop varieties, Organarchy also specializes in hop yard consultation, design, and management. Live vicariously on Facebook and Twitter

Otterbein's Cookies

The Otterbein family's thin, crisp cookies have been a Baltimore tradition for more than 130 years. Generations of cookie lovers have fond memories of visiting their North Baltimore bakery for delicate cookies hot from the oven. With sugar, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger, and more, there's always something to love. Succumb to your sweet tooth on Facebook.  

Oyster Recovery Partnership

From replanting over 5.2 billion oysters back into the Bay and recycling 1,400 tons of oyster shells, ORP is the leading nonprofit restoring oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Since its inception, proceeds from our Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout have benefitted ORP's educational outreach and restoration efforts. Learn more on Facebook and Twitter.

Rappahannock River Oysters 

Throughout the DMV, Rappahannocks, Stingrays, Snow Hills, and Olde Salts have become household names. Cousins Ryan and Travis Croxton have put the Chesapeake Bay oyster back on the map out of their oyster farm in Toppings, Virginia. And if the name sounds familiar to beer-lovers, it's because our Pearl Necklace is brewed with them. Let the aphrodisiacs tickle your fancy on Facebook and Twitter

Salazon Chocolate

While backpacking, Salazon Chocolate founder Pete Truby was struck with the idea that a salted dark chocolate bar would be the perfect energy food. After visiting organic cacao farms in the Dominican Republic and perfecting the recipe, he launched Salazon in Eldersburg, Maryland and became the first salted chocolate-based brand on the market. All of Salazon's chocolates are made from 100% organic, Rainforest Alliance-certified beans and natural, solar-evaporated sea salt. Indulge on Facebook and Twitter

Savage Soaps

Savage Soaps are olive oil-based and wildly natural with an edgy ancient appeal. Their soaps are produced in the highest gourmet standards, using essential oils and the purest ingredients from our natural earth. With healthy, anti-aging benefits, it's Savage Soaps' wish to bring relaxation and rejuvenation into your lives everyday. Come clean on Facebook and Twitter

Sweet Farm Sauerkraut

Sweet Farm Sauerkraut offers a variety of naturally-fermented krauts made with nothing but organic (and local, whenever possible) vegetables, sea salt, and spices. Our traditional fermentation methods produce fresh, crisp and tangy krauts that  are full of probiotics, beneficial bacteria that help nourish your digestive system. Sweet Farm Sauerkraut is located in Boonsboro, Maryland, and is dedicated to providing fresh and local krauts. Poke them on Facebook

The Common Market

The Common Market is a community-owned natural foods co-op serving the Frederick area for over 40 years. The Common Market is committed to providing customers with the highest quality, freshest food available and to contributing to the financial, environmental, and societal health of our community. Join the co-op on Facebook and Twitter

The Flying Barrel

The Flying Barrel has served homebrewers and winemakers throughout Frederick County and beyond since 1980. and continues serve new and repeat customers. In addition to stocking supplies and ingredients for all of our beer and wine making needs, The Flying Barrel also offers on-premise beer brewing and winemaking. Unite with fellow home brewers on Facebook.

Tuhala's Well

Tuhala's Well is an herbal apothecary selling all-natural consciously-made medicinals and body products. From effective deodorant to herbal tincture blends, this Frederick, Maryland-based company makse and sell only products that nurture and support. Discover the difference on Facebook.

Two Paws Up

Two Paws Up is Frederick's source for quality products and expertise for your pets. Their staff stays informed on nutrition science, healthy snacks, engaging toys, and the best in equipment and attire to achieve health, comfort, and safety for your cat and dog. Enter the doghouse on Facebook

Unicorn Nature

Stay at home mom by day, crimes against creativity at night. Introducing Stephanie Hyder. She's a craft beer crafter whose work can be seen at places like The Flying Barrel Homebrew Supply Shop. But Stephanie's true passion lies somewhere under a pile of fabric, lace and vintage pin up prints. Look out for her re-invented thrift couture looks at Goodwill's "Second Runway" Fashion Show here in Frederick this November as well as her costume designs coming to a Maryland Ensemble Theatre prooduction in Spring 2015. She also is amping up to host eco-friendly DIY workshops at Milkhouse Brewery, where recyclables turn into works of art with some creative inspiration. Get to know Steph on Twitter.

Whiskey Bottom Candles

Whiskey Bottom recaptures old spirits by offering soy candles in a wide range of scents that are hand-poured into recycled glass bottles. Owners Jason and Shelby, Baltimore natives, had no prior experience with candle-making, but let their professional background provide the edge. Shelby, a registered nurse for 15 years, used a scientific approach to test fragrances, while Jason, a pipe fitter for over 20 years, uses a hands-on technique to craft each candle. Drink in the light of Whiskey Bottom on Facebook.