DuClaw Brewing Co

DuClaw Brewing Co

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Website
https://duclaw.com/
Phone
443 559 9900
Location
Rosedale, MD
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Founded
1996
BREWERY TYPE
Production - Micro
Address
8901 Yellow Brick Rd.
Rosedale, MD 21237 United States
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Overview
Dave Benfield, the grand poo-bah of DuClaw Brewing Company, began home brewing beer while in college. What originally began as a way for Dave and his friends to supply themselves with beer and female admirers, soon evolved into something more.

Upon graduating, Dave accepted a position in his family’s business, but continued to hone his ninja-like brewing skills in secret. Despite his best efforts to brew on the down-low, he couldn’t hide his obsession from his parents: he was always tired, smelled of spent grain, and mumbled incessantly about “carboys” and “original gravities” in his sleep. Instead of staging an intervention, his parents asked if he was thinking about a career change. “Uhhhhh…yep,” he answered hesitantly, and once he convinced his mother to stop crying, his golden retriever-like enthusiasm and Steve Jobsian vision won them over.

He had, he told them, a completely original idea – a restaurant with a small brewery inside that served its own original craft brewed beer. He would call it a “brewpub”. A 56k dial-up trip to Alta Vista crushed the “completely original idea” part of his plan, as dozens of craft brewpubs already existed around the country, but Dave was undeterred, as he knew that he could make his brewpub stand out from all of the rest with one simple twist on the already tried and true formula: He was going to make his “cool”.

In 1995, he dove in headfirst and by 1996, DuClaw Brewing Company of Bel Air opened its doors to an unprepared world. Within one year, DuClaw Brewing Company was dubbed “Bel Air’s hippest establishment” by the local newspaper. It was new, it was different, it was fresh, and it stayed true to the central pillar of his mission: It was cool.

Today, Dave and DuClaw Brewing Company Brewmaster Jim Wagner are the masterminds behind our amazing array of craft brewed beers. Through constant innovation and testing of new recipes, combinations and ingredients, the pair have brewed more than 35 unique beers and countless variations and blends. Some are available on tap and in bottles year round, while the others rotate in and out of our lineup depending upon available ingredients, seasonal appropriateness of the style, and what we’re in the mood to drink that week.

Having outgrown our original brewing facility in Bel Air, and our 2nd brewery in Abingdon, MD, DuClaw Brewing Company is now housed in a large, state of the art facility on the outskirts of Baltimore, dedicated to keeping up with the growing demand for our ever-expanding lineup of beers. The rest of the DuClaw Brewing Company staff, from Creative to Distribution, works together with Dave and Jim from the conception of the name to the branding and product launch, to create a unique image and identity for each and every new beer, with Dave’s original mantra still the only guiding principal: Make it cool.
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DuClaw Brewing Expands Distribution to Indiana

DuClaw Brewing Company of Baltimore announces a partnership with Cavalier Distributing for distribution in Indiana. Bars, restaurants, and retailers in the state will begin stocking, and pouring DuClaw’s unique lineup of brews next week.

Baltimore Breweries to Share Production Facility; NY Brewery Available in Bankruptcy Auction

Baltimore Breweries to Share Production Facility; NY Brewery Available in Bankruptcy Auction

Two decades-old Baltimore breweries have begun consolidating operations. RavenBeer is in the process of relocating its operations to the Duclaw Brewing Company facility. In a press release, RavenBeer founder Stephen Demczuk cited increased competition from local and national breweries alike as one of the reasons for the move.

DuClaw Brewing Seeks a Buyer

DuClaw Brewing Seeks a Buyer

DuClaw Brewing Co. is officially on the market. The Baltimore, Maryland-based craft brewery today announced that it had retained investment banking firm Equity Partners HG to help identify an investor or buyer for the company.

Duclaw Brewing Co. Launches Sweet Baby Java

Duclaw Brewing Co. Launches Sweet Baby Java

Sweet Baby Java, a new coffee infused variation of their flagship beer, Sweet Baby Jesus! Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, was announced today by DuClaw Brewing Company.

DuClaw Brewing Company Launches in Florida

DuClaw Brewing Company of Baltimore announces partnership with Cavalier Distributing of Lakeland Florida. Bars, restaurants, and retailers in the state will begin stocking, and pouring DuClaw’s unique lineup of brews this week. Visit cavbeer.com for a complete list of launch events.

DuClaw Brewing Expands Distribution to Rhode Island

DuClaw Brewing Expands Distribution to Rhode Island

DuClaw Brewing Co. of Baltimore announces partnership with C&C Distributors of West Greenwich, Rhode Island. For the first time ever craft beer lovers of The Ocean State will be able to find DuClaw’s diverse range of award-winning specialty craft brews on local retailer’s shelves.

DuClaw Releases Retribution

DuClaw Releases Retribution

Baltimore, Md.— They say the best things are worth the wait. After aging for six months in charred Kentucky white oak bourbon barrels, this Wednesday, Oct. 22, DuClaw Brewing Company will release its Retribution brew, the embodiment of patience justified.

Duclaw Brewing Company Expands Into Pennsylvania

Duclaw Brewing Company Expands Into Pennsylvania

BEL AIR, MD — DuClaw Brewing Company is proud to announce the arrival of their award-winning craft brews to Pennsylvania with expected availability in bars, shops and restaurants around the south central portion of the state this month. The launch will serve as Pennsylvania’s eagerly awaited introduction to the entire line of bottled and draft… Read more »

DuClaw Brewing Releasing Four New Beers for Summer

DuClaw Brewing Releasing Four New Beers for Summer

BALTIMORE, MD – As the temperature rises, DuClaw Brewing Company plans to beat the heat by introducing four new beers during the summer season. The leading Maryland-based craft brewery recently released Bourbon Barrel Aged X-1 Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter and Anti-Venom Citra, and will release X-5 Imperial IPA with Sorachi Ace hops and Mad Bishop… Read more »

DuClaw Brewing Expands into DC and Northern Virginia

DuClaw Brewing Expands into DC and Northern Virginia

BEL AIR, MD – DuClaw Brewing Company is proud to introduce their beer to the DC and Northern Virginia markets with expected availability in bars, shops and restaurants around the District this month. This will be the first time that DuClaw Brewing Company’s various 22 oz. bottles and 12 oz. bottle six-packs will be available… Read more »


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Maintenance Technician - DuClaw Brewing Co
Maintenance Technician - DuClaw Brewing Co -- Rosedale, MD (03/05/2018)
DuClaw Brewing Company is looking for Maintenance Technician.
Rosedale, MD 03/05/2018
Marketing Director - DuClaw Brewing Co
Marketing Director - DuClaw Brewing Co -- Rosedale, MD (03/05/2018)
DuClaw Brewing Company, is in search of an experienced, full-time Marketing Director.
Rosedale, MD 03/05/2018
Regional Sales Manager - DuClaw Brewing Co
Regional Sales Manager - DuClaw Brewing Co -- Rosedale, MD (03/05/2018)
DuClaw Brewing Company, is in search of a full time Regional Sales Manager
Rosedale, MD 03/05/2018
Maryland Sales Rep - DuClaw Brewing Co
Maryland Sales Rep - DuClaw Brewing Co -- Rosedale, MD (01/25/2018)
Maryland Sales Rep for DuClaw Brewing Co.
Rosedale, MD 01/25/2018
Sales Representative-Maryland - DuClaw Brewing Co
Sales Representative-Maryland - DuClaw Brewing Co -- Baltimore, MD (06/27/2017)
DuClaw Brewing Company is in search of a full-time account
Baltimore, MD 06/27/2017
Brewer - DuClaw Brewing Co
Brewer - DuClaw Brewing Co -- Baltimore, MD (02/15/2017)
DuClaw Brewing Co is in search of an experienced, full-time Brewer with a passion for the craft.
Baltimore, MD 02/15/2017
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Brewer - DuClaw Brewing Co. -- (08/19/2014)
08/19/2014

Year Round Beers

Beer Name Style
Bare Ass Blonde Ale Golden/Blonde
Euphoria Toffee Nut Brown Ale Brown Ale
Mist Red Red Ale
Serum IPA
Venom Pale Ale Pale Ale
Old Inlet Pale Ale Pale Ale
Alchemy Oatmeal Stout Imperial Stout

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Past Events

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12/3/2016 DuClaw Off Line Series Edition #3
12/3/2016 -- Rosedale, MD
DuClaw Off Line Series Edition #3
Beer Release Rosedale, MD