The best hikes and the best brews for you and your best buds
Bozeman, Montana Last week J and I took our first vacation in two years! We spent a week hiking through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. While we got some amazing hiking in there aren’t too many breweries nearby, so we had to get our Hikes & Hops on during our weekend after flying intoContinue reading “Bridger Mountains & Mountains Walking Brewing”
Luray, VA I have been wanting to go back to Shenandoah for ages! The only time I’ve been was a quick drive down Skyline Drive with some friends and it was so cloudy we couldn’t see anything. So when some of J’s college friends wanted to do a weekend in Luray, I was game. TheContinue reading “Shenandoah National Park & Hawksbill Brewing”
Reisterstown, Maryland I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: Maryland has its own slice of the Pacific Northwest. Don’t believe me?! Well you need to take a trip up north of Baltimore to hike along the Gunpowder River leading into the Prettyboy Reservoir. The hike itself is called Hemlock George Extended Loop andContinue reading “Prettyboy Reservoir & Farmacy Brewing”
In the Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. —MARGRET ATWOOD, Bluebird’s Egg, 1983 Pandemic shutdowns saw more and more Americans turning to the great outdoors. The AllTrails hiking app reported a 171% increase in the number of logged hikes. That’s crazy! From what I’ve seen on the trails, itContinue reading “August Nature Nugget – Trail Building”
Prince Frederick, MD If you’re like us, you might not have ventured down into Southern Maryland very much. But this Hike & Hop is gonna change that! American Chestnut Land Trust is a huge nature reserve with so many unique trails to explore. Nearby is Mully’s Brewery, Southern Maryland’s first production brewery so they reallyContinue reading “American Chestnut Land Trust & Mully’s Brewery”
Columbia, MD This is a great local park that J and I used to do at least once a week when we lived in the area. It’s surprisingly woodsy for being right in the middle of the Columbia suburbs and has trails for all levels. There are a lot of breweries nearby that you couldContinue reading “Wincopin Trails & Hysteria Brewery”
Upper Marlboro, MD I have been so excited to share this hike & brew! Jug Bay is one of my favorite places in Maryland and this time was so special because we got to introduce it to my parents! We saw so much wildlife at Jug Bay and had some truly delicious beers at CalvertContinue reading “Jug Bay Wetlands & Calvert Brewing Company”
MALT: The Backbone of Beer So we’ve already talked about hops, let’s get to the next main ingredient in beer: MALT! Okay so we need to clear something up first. Malt is actually a verb and a process but in the brew world it’s generally understood as the grain used in beer. It’s better toContinue reading “Beer Byte – August”
Brookeville, MD This is not a drill! Brewery only 0.2 miles from the trailhead. I repeat, 0.2 MILES! Yup this is what beer hiking dreams are made of! Rachel Carson Greenway is a delightful little park in the Brookeville area that has fields, forests, and streams! But the best part is that Elder Pine BreweryContinue reading “Rachel Carson Conservation Park & Elder Pine Brewing and Blending Co”
If a tree falls in the forest…should it stay there? We’ve all seen fallen trees in the woods. Whether it’s from a bad storm or just the end of a tree’s life, eventually a tree will die. If you’re like me, you’ve noticed that in some state parks and forests, when a tree falls it’sContinue reading “Nature Nugget – July 28”
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