Best News for Beer Lovers (Editors’ Pick)
Denizens Brewing Co., Suspended Brewing Co., 7 Locks Brewing
Rockville’s 7 Locks Brewing. Photo by Darren Higgins.
Before opening in 2014, Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring successfully lobbied the General Assembly to make changes in state law, which eased local regulations on breweries. The changes have opened the proverbial tap, and breweries are now flowing into the county. In November, 7 Locks Brewing started making beer out of a warehouse in Rockville. Just down the street, Suspended Brewing Co. is now offering unique beers and coffee. And a couple from Atlanta is scouring the area for investors to help set up their own brewery, True Respite Brewing Co., in downtown Bethesda. The boom in breweries here and elsewhere, including the District, comes as craft beer sales are growing nationwide.
Denizen's Brewing Co., 115 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring; (301) 557-9818; www.denizensbrewinco.com; 7 Locks Brewing, 12227 Wilkins Ave., Rockville; (301) 841-7123; www.7locksbrewing.com; Suspended Brewing Co., 610 Lofstrand Ln., Rockville; (240) 386-8485; www.suspendedbrewing.com