17 Best Breweries in Frederick Md: Cure What Ales You (2021)

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Breweries in Frederick Md are popping up everywhere.

We’ve put together a list of 17 best breweries in Frederick Md who brew their own style of beer right on the premises.

Whether you live in northern Frederick County or Downtown Frederick, there’s an awesome brewery near you!

Some of these breweries are large like Flying Dog, while others are very small and intimate like Jug Bridge.

Nevertheless, each and every one of these 17 breweries in Frederick Md offers something for everybody’s taste.

So, no matter where you go, there’s a nice, sudsy ‘cold one’ in a glass sitting on a bar top waiting for you!

Our list is in alphabetical order listing the name of the brewery, a link to their website or Facebook page, their address, and phone number.

We were also able to get some of the owners to answer our question: “What makes your brewery stand out from the rest?”

Also, we’ve included some testimonials from our readers as to why they love a particular brewery.

So, ‘hop’ on over to our list to cure what ‘ales’ you!

*All photos in this post were provided courtesy of each brewery mentioned.

17 Best Breweries in Frederick Md: Cure What Ales You

Breweries in Frederick Md that we love

1. Attaboy Beer – One of the Pet Friendly Breweries in Frederick Md

Attaboy Beer
Photo credit: Attaboy Beer

Attaboy Beer
400 Sagner Ave #400
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 338-8229

Reader Testimonial: “Attaboy! Very family friendly, and great staff. We love the beers, trying new food trucks, and the atmosphere. We also love that we can bring our dog. Our daughter has Autism and even when she’s had meltdowns there, we’ve never felt judged or unwelcome. Great spot for a date or for a group outing.”

What’s unique about this brewery?
” I would say our differentiators are… For us, we love a cold beer at the end of a long day. We have a laid back, mellow atmosphere, and hope people find a smile and good beer when they come here. With  a beer garden and indoor/outdoor seating, we seat around 150 in good weather. We typically have one or more hazy IPAs on tap, a West Coast or Pale, a fruited sour, and we always have a Belgian style or two on. And we’ve just started doing cider using local McCutcheon’s cider, for all the gluten free folk.”

2. Brewer’s Alley

Brewer’s Alley
124 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 631-0089

3. Flying Dog Brewery

Flying Dog Brewery
4607 Wedgewood Blvd
Frederick, MD 21703
(301) 694-7899

Reader Testimonial: ” Flying Dog Brewery where the beer is amazing, the ambiance and events are incredible, food truck never disappoints, and the only brewery in town that I know of that gives you 50% off your tab for having a Flying Dog tattoo!”

4. Frey’s Brewing Company

Frey's Brewing Company
Photo credit: Frey’s Brewing Company

Frey’s Brewing Company
8601 Mapleville Rd
Mt Airy, MD 21771
(240) 394-6336

What’s unique about this brewery?
“Veteran-owned, farm brewery. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service and offer a selection of 20 beers and cider. Live music every Saturday (seasonal).”

Reader Testimonial: “This might be heaven! Great beers, friendly staff and beautiful location amongst the rolling hills. Want to just relax and enjoy a beer? Grab a beer and take a seat on one of the lawn chairs outside. Great time yesterday hanging with the owner, Adam, enjoying great beer and company!”

5. Idiom Brewing Co.

17 Best Breweries in Frederick Md: Cure What Ales You
Photo credit: Idiom Brewing Co.

Idiom Brewing Co.
340 E Patrick St Suite 104
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 578-4152

What’s unique about this brewery?
“We’re the only brewery in Frederick that is currently located directly on Carroll Creek. We gravitate toward old school English styles and newer emerging styles, like New England style IPA’s and Fruited Sours. We are in the midst of expanding to add an additional 90 seats inside and 50 seats outside, giving us a total of 300 seats.”

6. Mad Science Brewing Company

17 Best Breweries in Frederick Md: Cure What Ales You
Photo credit: Mad Science Brewing Company

Mad Science Brewing Company
1619 Buckeystown Pike
Adamstown, MD 21710
(240) 409-8723

What’s unique about this brewery?
“Unlike everyone else, we’re a garden center and produce farm that decided to add beer to our portfolio of products.”

Reader Testimonial: “Mad Science Brewing Company near Adamstown. Very small, but super friendly owner. He grows his own hops on Thanksgiving Farms, which is owned and operated by Brian’s wife’s family. Kid and pet friendly. Food trucks and music most weekends. Grab a beer and relax or stroll around the farm and enjoy their massive assortment of flowers, plants, and gifts from the garden center.”

7. Midnight Run Brewing

17 Best Breweries in Frederick Md: Cure What Ales You
Photo credit: Midnight Run Brewing

Midnight Run Brewing
912 N East St
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 651-1424

What’s unique about this brewery?
“We are one of the smallest, if not the smallest brewery in Frederick and mostly everything in our tasting room and the brewery has been built by hand by our owner/brewers. The two owner/brewers, a chef and an engineer, have a unique flavor perspective on flavor and process development. They focus on pulling inspiration from Belgian craft. Last but not least, we will be celebrating our two year anniversary on Sat, November 16th from 3 to 9pm. There will be 20+ handcrafted beers, a special commemorative anniversary glass, live music and Boxcar Burgers.”

Reader Testimonial: “Midnight Run. Small but great staff and great beer.”

8. Milkhouse Brewery

Milkhouse Brewery
8253 Dollyhyde Rd
Mt Airy, MD 21771
(301) 829-6950

9. Monocacy Brewing Company – One of the Breweries in Frederick Md That Offers a Walking Brewery Tour

17 Best Breweries in Frederick Md: Cure What Ales You
Photo credit: Monocacy Brewing Company

Monocacy Brewing Company
1781 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 457-4232

10. Olde Mother Brewing – One of the Live Music Breweries in Frederick, Md

17 Best Breweries in Frederick Md: Cure What Ales You
Photo credit: Olde Mother Brewing Co.

Olde Mother Brewing
526 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
(240) 877-7392

What’s unique about this brewery?
“Couple things about us, we are the largest brewery downtown and we are a live music venue.”

Reader Testimonial: “Olde Mother Brewing Co. Rosé beer! Because I am a wine girl and it was nice they have something that I found unique and tasty for me!”

11. Red Shedman Farm Brewery & Hop Yard

Red Shedman Farm Brewery & Hop Yard
13601 Glissans Mill Rd
Mt Airy, MD 21771
(301) 831-5889

12. Rockwell Brewery – One of the Breweries in Frederick Md with a Beer Garden

Rockwell Brewery
Photo credit: Rockwell Brewery

Rockwell Brewery
880 N East St Suite 201
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 732-4880

13. Smoketown Brewing Station – One of the Breweries in Frederick Md Where You Can Bring Your Own Food

Smoketown Brewing Station
223 W Potomac St
Brunswick, MD 21716
(301) 834-4828

Reader Testimonial: ” Smoketown Brewing Station – food trucks regularly, tons of beer on tap. Always have new beer to try! They are located in a historic fire station and are very keen on fostering their history! They have a beer called “The Patsy” which pays tribute to Country Music icon Patsy Cline who once performed at their brewery location (former Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co.)”

14. Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery

17 Best Breweries in Frederick Md: Cure What Ales You
Photo credit: Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery

Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery
11836 Auburn Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788
(301) 271-0099

What’s unique about this brewery?
The biggest thing that sets us apart from other breweries is our First Taste Friday event. Every Friday we release two new beers. In addition to those, we have a vast array of other options including 6 to 8 other beers, 12 wines, and 18 spirits. We are Maryland’s first winery, distillery, and brewery.

15. Steinhardt Brewing Co.

Steinhardt Brewing Co.
340 East Patrick St.
Suite 102
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 471-0901

Now that’s quite the list!

Which brewery is your favorite?

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2 thoughts on “17 Best Breweries in Frederick Md: Cure What Ales You (2021)”

  1. Hello! Nice article!

    I have heard that some MD breweries (maybe vineyards?) offer outdoor yurts and firepits you can rent by the hour. Are any of these near Frederick?

    Thanks!

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