Photo courtesy Ten Eyck Brewing Company.

Craft Made: Take a Tour of Queen Anne’s Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries

Home to craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries, a visit to Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, will require a couple of days to sample your way through all eight destinations. 

Queen Anne’s County artisans are creating a new tradition in the realm of the imbibable beverage. Their dedication, acumen and vision have resulted in an alluring array of beer, wines and distilled liquors that are as unique in their savoring as they are in their presentation. Each of these wineries, breweries and distilleries has its own distinct setting, whether on a bluff overlooking the mouth of the Chester River, in a snug village pub or in the middle of a farmer’s field along a rural road. 

Cascia Vineyards

1200 Thompson Creek Road, Stevensville, MD 21666 

Growing 12 acres of premium wine varietals on Kent Island, Cascia Vineyards is a unique family-run waterfront winery located on Cox Creek overlooking the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Cascia produces hand-crafted premium red and white wines as well as dessert wines from vinifera and native varieties. The waterfront winery and event facility provides an extraordinary opportunity to experience the best that Queen Anne’s County has to offer. 

Bull & Goat Brewery 

204 Banjo Lane, Centreville MD, 21617 

What started out as a weekend project for Jake (Bull) and Jeff (Goat) has blossomed into a successful brewery. Bull & Goat Brewery bills itself as a “little town brewery” with a “big town taste.” Their selection of craft beers rotates constantly. Indoor and outdoor seating available.  Dog friendly. Located under same roof as Old Courthouse Distilling.   

Old Courthouse Distilling 

204 Banjo Lane, Centreville MD, 21617 

Located less than a mile from the historic Queen Anne’s County courthouse, Old Courthouse Distilling was established in 2019. Their specialty spirit is American style whiskey, but also offer Agave Sunrise and Blanco Rum. In-house signature cocktails rotate regularly. Located under the same roof as Bull & Goat Brewery.

Love Point Vineyards and Winery

305 River Shore Lane, Stevensville, MD 21116 

Vintners Tim and Karen Seppi met, fell in love, and got married at a vineyard on the very southern point of Kent Island and now they operate the Love Point Vineyards and Winery at the very northern end of the island. After five years they are excited and proud to offer their wine to the public.   

Patriot Acres Farm Brewery 

1621 Millington Road, Sudlersville, MD 21668 

Patriot Acres Farm Brewery is a veteran owned and operated brewery located near Sudlersville. They grow hops and other ingredients on a 100-acre farm that has been in the family for over a century. Visitors can savor good craft beer while enjoying the atmosphere of a working farm. Craft beer offerings are rotated constantly, and there are family activities for those under age as well.  

Ten Eyck Brewing Company 

205 Grange Hall Road, Queenstown, (Routes 50 & 213, across from Chesapeake College) 

Ten Eyck Brewing Company is locally owned by a team of women veterans and first responders whose mission is to serve delicious handcrafted beer, cider, and homemade non-alcoholic sodas to the community and beyond. Children and well-behaved dogs are allowed in the taproom and beer garden. Local food trucks provide edibles, but picnicking is encouraged.  

Cult Classic Brewing  

1169 Shopping Center Road, Stevensville, MD 21666 

This family-friendly taproom features one of the longest bars in Maryland and an adjacent performance  room featuring live music. The bar features a food menu and no fewer than fifteen taps with everything from German-style lagers to IPAs, stouts, and porters.