Left to right: Alex Evans, Sara Raab, Kenny Borkmann and Phil Muth of The Brookeville. Photo by Erick Gibson
A 2012 state law creating farm brewery licenses paved the way for county farmers to brew their own beer. In late 2015, Waredaca Brewing Co. in Laytonsville was the first farm brewery to open in Montgomery County, and The Brookeville Beer Farm followed last July. The breweries make their own beer with ingredients cultivated on-site and employ sustainable farming and brewing practices. With tasting rooms, live music and various food options, the breweries are attracting crowds and drawing attention to the county’s agricultural preservation areas.