“Building a Community through Beer”
Not like your typical brewery, every drop of beer is brewed with you in mind and not for distribution. Beer is only sold from our taproom, brewed in small batches, so that we can have your very favorites on tap, as well as something new and tasty. Let us know what you like, you may see it on tap soon!
Like many Italian immigrants, Bertero Basignani’s grandparents, Annunziata and Scandiano Bechini, brought the practice of home winemaking with them from Italy.
Following in their footsteps, Bert aspired to carry on the family tradition. In 1972, while still a student at Towson State University, Bert bought 10 acres of farmland in Butler, Maryland. In the back of his mind he envisioned someday planting a vineyard to make his own wine.
In 1974, he married Lynne and together they planted 60 vines, 10 each of 6 different varieties. Bert began making wine using his grandmother’s grape press. He read every book he could find on the subject, and picked every mind available to him as he began experimenting with winemaking.
Wine is available for purchase in our tasting room during our open hours. Wednesday through Sunday, 11:30am to 5:30 pm.
Standard tastings are $8 and include 6, .5oz samples.
Premium tastings are $13 and include 6, .5 oz tastings of our premium wines.
DeJon Vineyard is a family owned and operated winery that opened in June 2010. Previously a farm, established in 1996, the original barn has been renovated into the country-chic tasting room that welcomes you to feel right at home.
This intimate setting, cozily nestled within the rolling hills of Long Green Valley, in northern Baltimore County, has over twenty acres of a pastoral and peaceful vista.
Offering a fine and varied selection of wine, each is handcrafted in small batches to ensure that consistent quality and character are captured in every bottle.
We consider the art of beer making sacred. With more than 30 distinguished microbrews, ranging from Double IPAs to Barley Wines to Sours and beyond, we deliver on what we promise.
If the label says Double IPA, then a Double IPA is what you’re drinking – and a damn good one, too!
We’ve come a long way since our start in 1996, and firmly believe got here by respecting each and every beer we make. And when you care about making really good beer, when you stay focused on what really matters, people respond.
You can try (and re-try) our beers in 19 states in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest. Enjoy!
We’re here to combine 259 years of Guinness brewing experience with American beer creativity.
The U.S. is the world’s epicenter of beer innovation. American brewers excel at re-interpreting traditional styles and creating new ones. So, we decided it’s time to open our first stateside brewery since 1954. Our site in Baltimore will take everything we’ve learned in Ireland and up the ante with an experimental brewery, taproom, restaurant — and a barrel house, enabling us to experiment using our centuries-old expertise in aging beer in wood.
We’ve had a dedicated Guinness experimental brewery at St. James’s Gate in Dublin since 1904. In 2015, we took our latest one, cleared space for a public taproom and re-christened it the Open Gate Brewery. Visit Website
Harmony Vineyards wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown at our estate vineyard located in the North-central Piedmont of Baltimore County. The vineyard site was carefully selected for its 800 foot elevation, south facing aspect and rocky schist based soil.
There are four acres currently planted – primarily Merlot and Syrah, along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera, and Petite Verdot varietals.
Harmony’s proprietor, Kevin Campbell, and his late wife Judith, acquired the Harmony property in 1992 and planted its first vines in 2002. Much has been learned over the ensuing 12 years.
Grapes sourced from Harmony have been used by other commercial Maryland wineries since 2004. Now, in 2014, we are pleased to release wine made under our Harmony Vineyards label for the first time.
Heavy Seas Brewery
Beer takes us on adventures. It allows us to discover new flavors and cultures.
Our quest for great beer can lead anywhere, from corner pubs to faraway breweries. For Heavy Seas founder, Hugh Sisson, beer altered the trajectory of his life.
In 1980, intending to become a stage actor and director, Hugh’s plan was to move to NYC after completing his course work for a masters degree in theater.
Hugh’s father, Albert, a Baltimore area businessman, persuaded him instead to come “help” at a newly opened family business, a tavern called Sisson’s.
Born out of a love for entertaining friends and family, Inverness Brewing was created.
Inverness, a 100 acre historic Monkton farm, is home to 50 black angus cattle, 600 thriving hop plants, seasonal crops, and Folly the Dog.
Brewing operation began in August 2018, making
Inverness Brewing the 1st Baltimore County Farm Brewery.
We focus our beers on seasonal ingredients and take great pride in our “Crop to Keg” philosophy.
Please join us to experience farm life, farm food, and fabulous brew!