The second annual REVIVE! Divine Food + Divine Beer, a SAVOR-like event to highlight Maryland beer and food pairings, was held on August 24, at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City.
The Shrine provided a bucolic backdrop for the special tastings from 16 breweries and restaurants. Each Maryland beer was paired with a small plate from a Maryland restaurant, often from the same town. Attendees were each given three coins with which they could vote for their choice of best beer-food pairing. This is an enjoyable evening with brewers and restaurants showcasing some of their best creations.
Maryland Craft Beer Competition
At the evening’s conclusion, the 2019 Maryland Craft Beer Competition winners were announced. Taking the 2019 competition’s top honor was Pounder Pils from Heavy Seas Beer in Halethorpe. Medals were awarded in 16 style categories for this year’s competition. A full list of winners can be found on the Brewers Association of Maryland website (marylandbeer.org).
Gold Medal Winners
Best In Show – Heavy Seas Beer, Pounder Pils
Pale Ale – Brewer’s Alley, IPA
American IPA – 7 Locks Brewing, Devil’s Alley IPA
Specialty IPA – Monocacy Brewing Company, Riot Rye Pale Ale
Double IPA – Calvert Brewing Company, Playground Legend
Juicy or Hazy IPA – Saints Row Brewing, Beating the Kobayashi
Sour Beers & Wild Ales – Waredaca Brewing Company, Fifteen Hands
Smoked or Wood-Aged – Pub Dog Brewing Company & House of Liquors, Currant Events Barrel Aged Saison
Fruit Beers – Manor Hill Brewing, Jousting Windmills: Triple Berry Blast
Spiced Beer – Union Craft Brewing, Ginger Pepper Sour
Pale Lager & Pilsner – Heavy Seas Beer, Pounder Pils
Amber, Dark Lagers & Bocks – Union Craft Brewing, Blackwing Lager
Amber Ales and Brown Ales - Gold – Franklins Brewery, Jack the Giant Killer
Porters & Stouts – Manor Hill Brewing, Porter
Wheat Beers – Hysteria Brewing, Tipping Point
Belgian Style Beers - True Respite Brewing Company, Two Seater
Local Ingredient Gold – Checkerspot Brewing, Locally Delicious