Microbreweries are on the rise, but how do they differ from the traditional brewery? By looking at the word itself and the usage of “micro,” it’s quite apparent that a microbrewery is just smaller than a traditional brewery. If you look at major brewers such as Anheuser-Busch or Heineken, those are huge companies that produce millions of bottles of beer a year. However, microbreweries produce beer on a much smaller scale, commonly referred to as craft beer.
Microbreweries tend to be more localized than their larger counterparts. They offer seasonal brews or unique blends.The craft beer market is growing rapidly, meaning that microbreweries are gaining popularity in the face of heated competition. Some microbreweries are so popular that larger breweries buy them out. Thus, they lose their status as a microbrewery.
Most microbreweries have tasting rooms and attached pubs where you can sample all the delicious craft beer! Many cities even have local beer festivals that feature some of the microbreweries found in the area. If you’re looking to check out the latest craze in the brewery world, be sure to visit these microbreweries near Waldorf, MD, located near the luxury Center Pointe apartment community!
Awarded the Small Brewing Company of The Year at the Great American Beer Festival in 2015, Port City Brewing Co. is a hip microbrewery located in Alexandria, VA. It is a short 30-minute drive from Center Pointe apartments. Using high-quality ingredients, Port City Brewing offers several staple beers that are available year-round. Furthermore, they have limited-release brews that are only available during certain seasons. What’s really unique about Port City is their special piece of machinery, the “Hopzooka”. It adds hops to the beer without exposing it to oxygen. Along with tastings, Port City participates in pub crawls and trivia nights, so be sure to check it out for a fun time!
Another short drive away in Prince Frederick, MD, is Mully’s Brewery, a local family owned and operated microbrewery. Cindy and Jason Mullikin started Mully’s Brewery because of their passion for craft beer. They also strive to producing quality brews. Offering year-round beer as well as seasonal batches, there’s something to satisfy every taste bud! If you want something really out of the ordinary, they have a Scratch Series. These are small-batch experimental beers that might not ever make it on the tap list. If you love experiencing new flavors and ingredients, stop by Mully’s Brewery for a tasting!
Scorpion Brewing Co. is also a microbrewery near Waldorf, approximately a 40-minute drive from our luxury apartments at Center Pointe. Utilizing tasty, local ingredients, Scorpion Brewing offers a variety of different taps each week. Because they are produced in such small batches, the beers on the tap list are subject to change. Seasonal beers are offered in addition to their main brews offered year-round. Listen to live music every Thursday beginning in April and ending in October. If you fall in love with a specific beer, cans and growlers are available so you can bring some home with you!
Live in the center of it all at Center Pointe! Located in Waldorf, MD, our residents have easy access to microbreweries, shopping, entertainment, and great schools. Reach out to us today to schedule a tour and see why we are a Top Rated apartment community on ApartmentRatings!