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Frederick Brewing
(Snyder International Brewing Group)
4607 Wedgewood Boulevard
Frederick MD 20176


Opened: 1993

Annual Production: 40,000 bbl

Frederick used some of their IPO money to build their new eight-million-dollar brewery which opened in February 1997, tripling their former capacity. Frederick launched their Hempen Ale in 1997. In December 1997, Frederick purchased two Maryland microbrewers, Brimstone Brewing of Baltimore and Wild Goose Brewing of Cambridge. Both breweries were closed by January 1998, and the production of their beers was moved to Frederick's brewery.

Updated: March 18, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: October 21, 1994 (#501)
      Package: draught
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red-brown clear. Smoky-chocolate aroma. Burnt and smooth. Inoffensive, as Porters go.

    • Date: September 26, 1996 (#1648)
      Package: draught
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Brown. Sweet aroma. Bitter, sweet, spicy.

  • Specialty Beer
    • Date: February 1, 2000 (#3382)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Flanagan's Stop and Shop, Appleton WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber-brown, moderate carbonation, thick head. Caramel malt aroma, with herbal hops. Medium body, nice hop flavor, mild bitterness. Good beer, but what's the point of the hemp seeds?