With warm weather comes the return of outdoor drinking season, and there’s no better time to crack open a fresh brew than on April 7th, National Beer Day. Here’s where you can find a few of our favorite local craft beers in the area.

True Respite Brewing Company, Rockville, MD

Find it at Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar.
True Respite is just that. The brand represents the release found in taking deliberate moments to relax, and what better way to do that than with a cold beer in hand. We like the True Respite Week Away Hazy IPA for a little taste of R&R, with El Dorado, Cashmere, and Sultana hops.

Jailbreak Brewing Company, Laurel, MD

Find it at The Beer & Wine Cellar.
Craft beer, made with conviction. That’s the name of the game at Jailbreak, and their artfully crafted beers seek to do something different than your average brew. Order up a Feed the Money Hefeweizen, a German-style beer that combines traditional notes of clove with unexpected banana, and a hint of citrus.

Manner Hill Brewing, Ellicott City, MD

Find it at Mussel Bar & Grille.
The first farm brewery in Howard County, Maryland, Manner Hill Brewing takes high-quality seasonal ingredients to craft their hand-made beers. Like their classic German Pilsner made from corn grown from their very-own farm, this beer has a distinct German grassiness flavor with a touch of citrus giving you a nice clean finish taste.

Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, MD

Find it at Finnegan’s Wake.
Locally known as the craft beer crusaders, Flying Dog meets bold flavors with classic traditions. Our beer of choice, the Bloodline Blood Orange Ale for a sharp citrus taste made from sweet blood orange puree. This ingredient is added towards the end of the fermentation process for a sweet aroma and amber color.

Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, Lexington, VA

Find it at Silver Diner.
Water, barley, hops, and yeast. The basics of beer, but Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company makes anything-but-basic brews. Our pick, The Vienna Lager! This smooth, medium-bodied semi-sweet ale is a favorite for many. Not too heavy and not too bitter – give it a try and find out why this is one of their most popular brews.