Monocacy Brewing Co.

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Monocacy Brewing Co.Monocacy Brewing Co.

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1781 N Market St
Frederick, Maryland, 21701-4305
United States

(240) 457-4232 | map

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Added by bubseymour on 02-02-2013

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Boone757
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of csnyder83
3.44/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of yergermeister
3.37/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of gholmes
4.93/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This place is a gem. It is a small space where you will get one-on-one help from the friendly staff. The beer is really quite excellent and the tour is a lot of fun. Riot Rye and Brewtus are worth the trip.

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Photo of Lucular
4.15/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of DavidHume
2.58/5  rDev -36.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Tomkob11
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

A promising up and comer. A solid core of delicious brews followed by their urge to experiment. The staff are knowledgable and very friendly. I cannot wait to see what they come up with next!

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Photo of bsheldon1125
5/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Cool vibe. Knowledgeable staff. Came to the area to visit flying dog. But I was so glad to have visited this place as well!!

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Photo of kgammell1
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Best brewery in Frederick. They don't brew a million beers but the ones they do, they do incredibly well. Staff are friendly, tap room is welcoming and the short tour is great. Not much room for sure, but it's great to walk into a place after the second or third weekend and have them remember your face. I'll be coming back til I'm too fat to fit through the door. Also, as a bonus it's right next to an awesome home brew shop.

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Photo of ConradKenney
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of beerimthere
3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.75

Small but nice and clean with good service. Had a good time with the staff and other customers. The selection is good, you can tell from the selection they are trying new things.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Visited here on a Saturday afternoon... easy to find and connected to a homebrew shop.

Tasting room is pretty small; just a small bar and only two tables with a handful of seats. I think adding some seating would be a nice plus, however the place is very neat and clean inside and accommodating.

They had 5 beers on tap, three of which were their core offerings and two limited releases. Sampling flights were $5 to sample all 5, and you even get to keep the tasting glass. Pints and growler fills were also available along with 6 packs to go.

The beers were tasty, ranging from above average to excellent. Brewtus and Napoleon Complex were both fantastic stouts. The employees were super friendly and the vibe of the place was really laid back.

Would have been nice to see a few more beers being offered, but if you're in town checking out Flying Dog, I would highly suggest also checking this place out too. Great beers and great people.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Devman171
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Chvck1
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dougish
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bubseymour
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Small taproom and limited seating but the bar keeps are super friendly guys, and the brew team frequently is coming in and out of the back area and always will to have some discussions with the patrons. They have been doing some amazing small batch releases that they rotate every few weeks. Experimenting with rare styles that few brewers even dare to try to craft, and also making hybrid brews that few other brewers have the guts to try to pull off. The brewmasters here can pull off nearly any/all styles of beer at a very high level. Occassionally hitting something in world class caliber. Nothing amateur about this operation at all. Highly recommend to visit to sample their beers. No food offered, and as mentioned a little tight squeeze in a small taproom, but because it is small and intimate, it creates an environment for conversation with others and barkeeps. Nice outdoor beer garden area under some trees, but not very good views (noisy road right in front and strip mall across the street.

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Monocacy Brewing Co. in Frederick, MD
Brewery rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 551 ratings