REVIVE! Divine Food + Divine Beer 2019

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 (

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