This was published earlier today on the Talbot Spy and is certainly worth repeating.
24 year old Brewmaster Zack Milash knows beer. And he crafts it well enough to have won 3 awards at this year’s Comptroller’s Cup in Baltimore for Eastern Shore Brewing in St. Michaels.
One week after his 21st birthday, Zack left his native Chestertown to come to St. Michaels for an unpaid internship with Ace Moritz of Eastern Shore Brewing. Under the tutelage of Ace and the previous Brewmaster Randy Marquis, Zack’s skills developed further, and he became Head Brewer in May. Fast forward to November, and Zack’s passion has brought three new awards to the Eastern Shore.
In the last year, sales of the local brews have gone through the roof, and now – over the bridge. Starting December 2nd, Eastern Shore Brewing Company beers will be distributed to Baltimore and Annapolis.
Owner Ace Moritz said “we’re a family owned and operated business, and we really promote local. We support other craft breweries and they support us. We’re actually the longest continually operating brewery on the Eastern Shore and we brew everything in house, right here in St. Michaels.”
This year’s winners:
In the Belgian category – 1st place – “Tighty Whitey” – a Belgian wit beer made with unmalted red wheat and pilsner malt. Spiced with the classic combination of coriander, bitter orange peel and lemongrass, this beer is making a name for itself.
2nd place – a Belgian triple called “5 Year Twitch”, conceived in honor of the Brewing Company’s 5th year anniversary.
And in the Blonde category – “Back Creek Blonde” took 3rd place.
Zack said “there are a lot of great Belgian beers made in Maryland, so it was a particularly good surprise that we took first and second in that category.”
Tighty Whitey, 5 Year Twitch, and Back Creek Blonde are 3 excellent reasons to visit the Eastern Shore Brewing Company in St. Michaels.
Oh, and one more reason….everyone’s favorite bartender, Jay Hudson, who wears a shirt with the tagline “Eye Candy,” and who keeps it all classy in St. Michaels.
Now selling holiday growler gift baskets and long sleeved hoodies. (In case you’re wondering….. yes, this does count as “Christmas shopping.”)
Eastern Shore Brewing – 605 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD 21663 - (410) 745-8010