Maryland: Shuck & Stout During the Month of FeBREWary

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 5, 2024) ~ Annapolis, MD - As February 1st marks the beginning of Maryland Beer Month, Maryland's Best is encouraging individuals, restaurants, and tasting rooms to indulge in a perfect pairing of their favorite brews with locally grown oysters. This annual tradition is being celebrated in support of all aspects of agriculture in Maryland.

According to Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Kevin Atticks, it is crucial to show support for all sides of agriculture in the state, from watermen to aquaculture sites to value-added agriculture such as farm breweries. He believes that FeBREWary is the ideal time to showcase farm breweries and the delicious Maryland oysters that are grown and harvested within the state.

Aside from satisfying taste buds, oysters and beer have played a significant role in Maryland's agricultural heritage. For over a century, Chesapeake Bay watermen have made a living by harvesting oysters for resale to restaurants and seafood wholesale companies. Oysters also play a vital role in purifying the Chesapeake Bay as they filter large amounts of water for their food - an adult oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day. The first brewing company in Maryland was established in Annapolis back in 1703. To continue supporting these products, it is essential for people to get out there and enjoy them.

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Starting on February 1st, pairings will be available at various locations throughout the state. Secretary Atticks will officially kick off the month-long event on Wednesday, February 7 at Boatyard Bar & Grill located at Severn Ave. & Fourth St. in Annapolis. During this event, he will emphasize the importance of supporting local agricultural products.

With over 30 farm breweries and a wide variety of oysters available, there are endless delicious combinations to try. To find out more about participating locations and promotions for the month, individuals can visit

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