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Left: Hayden Ort-Ulm, Basecamp Coffee Co. Right: Cory McCagh, 1812 Brewery

Love is in the air here in Mountain Maryland, and one thing we know for sure – we LOVE this #MadeInAlleganyCounty collaboration between 1812 Brewery, Allegany County’s sole farm brewery, and Basecamp Coffee Co., Allegany County’s reputable and growing coffee roaster, to create 1812’s Basecamp Coffee Stout.

Cory McCagh, owner of 1812 Brewery, and Hayden Ort-Ulm, owner of Basecamp Coffee Co., first discussed the idea of collaboration on a whim while hanging out over some craft beers in a Downtown Cumberland pub. From there, the idea stuck and the coffee stout was born.

“Coffee beers are trending right now, and I was excited that Cory was receptive to the idea,” says Hayden about the collaboration, “Both of our businesses continue to grow, and this partnership shows the community that up and coming businesses are collaborative and work together.”

Brewed with Basecamp’s Cold Brew, a blend you may recognize from the Cumberland and Frostburg Farmers Markets, this stout is said to have a smooth feel, medium body, and plenty of coffee flavor.

Don’t let us tout the stout, taste for yourself at the Release Party on Friday, February 16, at 1812 Brewery! Tour the taproom and facility, situated on 52-acres of the old Richard Fagan farmland, and fall in love with 1812’s Basecamp Stout. Can’t make the Release Party? The brew will be available at 1812 Brewery throughout February, but don’t wait too long – this is a limited, small batch release!

Just in time for FeBREWary, Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer, the 1812 Basecamp Stout release exhibits a few things we appreciate most here in Allegany County – collaboration and cold, craft brews.

To celebrate, Allegany County’s Mountain Maryland has teamed up with 1812 Brewery and Basecamp Coffee Co. to offer an Instagram Giveaway – your chance to win an 1812 Brewery Growler (with one complimentary fill) and a 12 oz bag of Basecamp Coffee! Follow our pages, like our posts, and share what you love most about Allegany County for your chance to win.

Contest ends 2/17 11:59 pm EST. Winner announced 2/19 by 11:59 pm EST. Profiles must be public. Valid for US residents. The contest is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Instagram Inc. or brands above. By entering, you confirm you are 21+ years of age, and release Instagram and all hosts of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms use. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law.

 

 

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Cumberland, MD 21502-2882
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Allegany County, Maryland, Takes Home Multiple ‘Best of Awards’ from Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
Local favorites sweep the food and beverage categories.

JANUARY 4, 2018 – CUMBERLAND, MD – Looking for a place to dine? Well, then look no further than your own backyard. Five local area food and beverage establishments took home Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine’s recently announced ‘Best of Awards’ in its January 2018 issue.

This is Blue Ridge Outdoors’ fifth annual Best of Awards, which consisted of an online nomination then polling process. 75 categories are featured within the publication from best local outdoor experiences to events, and from local adventurers to guides/outfitters. But it was the food and beverage category specifically in which Allegany County was well represented, beating out competition from nine states and Washington, D.C.

Best Bar / Pub – Dante’s Bar – Frostburg, Maryland
www.dantesbarfrostburg.com

Best Brewery – 1812 Brewery – Cumberland, Maryland
www.1812brewery.com

Best Coffee Shop – Clatter Coffee – Frostburg, Maryland
www.clattercoffee.com

Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant – SHiFT, Frostburg, Maryland
www.shiftfrostburg.com

Best Winery – Toasted Goat – Frostburg, Maryland
www.toastedgoatwinery.com

Under the Best Taco category, Frostburg’s A Place to Eat earned a finalist award. Only two finalists were listed outside of the best of winner.

“What is impressive outside of the recognition is that many of these establishments are within a year or two of operation,” says Ashli Workman, director of tourism for Allegany County, Maryland. “These awards not only symbolize their impact to our community and to the visitor experience, but the influence food culture has on destination travel.”

The full feature is now available in the January 2018 issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors. The region was also recently featured by Blue Ridge Outdoors as a Top Adventure Town for 2017. A designation the community can tout for the coming year.

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Allegany County Tourism is the official tourism office for Allegany County, Maryland. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging options, and community events can be found at www.mdmountainside.com.

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Shop-Small - Made in Allegany COunty Maryland
A gift from the heart is the sentiment that is often shared when describing the perfect holiday gift. Yet, does one ever take a moment to consider that homemade means it started at the hands of a craftsman or artist? We are fortunate in Allegany County, Maryland, that many area business entrepreneurs and artists have settled down in our mountains to hone in on their crafts. Whether it is a chocolatier, artist, brewmaster, or winemaker, this holiday season we salute our list of made in Allegany County products.

We are proud of our Made in Allegany County partners and hope you consider shopping with them this holiday season.

1812-Brewery_Allegany-County-MD1812 Brewery
Nestled in the historic Evitts Creek Valley, the mill barn and farmhouse built by John Folck in 1812 have become Allegany County’s first farm brewery. Current brew selections change throughout the year. These are a tasty reminder of the work and art it takes to be a brew master.
Growlers are available and may just be the best thing sitting under the tree for your beer lover! 
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AlleganyArtsCouncil_AlleganyCountyMDArts & Galleries
The arts are alive and Allegany County is home to a vibrant arts community. Art galleries, studios, and art exhibits feature local and regional artists of all mediums. One-of-a-kind mosaics, portraits, paintings, wooden furniture, custom framing, and much more are available. Plus, each holiday season the Allegany Arts Council features a Holiday Market showcasing many handmade holiday gift ideas under $100. Learn More

 

Basecamp-Coffee_Cumberland-Maryland_Allegany-CountyBasecamp Coffee
Cumberland, Maryland’s, micro-roaster is quickly garnering a name for itself with its smooth flavor and distinct taste. Coffee shops across the region brew and serve from Basecamp, and the coffee company is now expanding with blends available for online orders. If you attended one of our many Farmer’s Market you will see company Founder and Owner, Hayden onsite passing out this liquid gold. Basecamp Coffee aims to provide consistent high-quality coffee. Learn More Shop Online!

 

CharisWinery_Allegany-County-MarylandCharis Winery & Distillery
Allegany County’s first winery and now distillery. Charis Winery & Distillery is located at the Canal Place Shops in downtown Cumberland. Locally produced premium wines as well semi-sweet and sweet blends, Charis Winery will release their new Pomace Brandy Thanksgiving Weekend. Tours, public and private tastings are available. Multiple wines to fit your palate are available and made onsite. Pair the 2015 Mountain Thunder with train tickets from the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, and you have yourself a one-of-a-kind, Mountain Maryland gift. Learn More  |  Shop Online!

 

Early-Rise-Flies_Cumberland-MDEarly Rise Flies
Top Adventure Town! Yes, we like the sound of that and Allegany County gets to tout that award thanks to Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their Top Adventure Towns contest. Love the outdoors and the water? Early Rise Flies in Cumberland features traditional custom hand-tied, premium flies available in-store and online. Learn More  |  Shop Online!

 

ChocolateCoveredStrawberries_McFarlandCandies_AlleganyCounty-MDMcFarland Candies
Founded in 1944, this Frostburg, Maryland, based business now is operated by a third generation chocolatier. Their homemade chocolate recipe has been passed down and sweet favorites like their chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate dipped apples and peanut butter squares are what sweet dreams are made of. Even John Travolta has ordered these chocolates. Learn More  |  Shop Online!

 

MilestoneCubeCompany_CumberlandMDMilestone Cube Company
In 2003, local area woodworkers came up with an idea of a special designed wooden keepsake cube. You can say the idea took off as they have now sold their handmade art to recipients in over 17 countries. Milestone Cube Company is a double whammy made in Allegany County with much of their products made from local wood. Learn More

 

Toasted-Goat-Winer_Frostburg-MarylandToasted Goat Winery
Allegany County, Maryland’s newest winery, the Toasted Goat, located on historic Main Street in Frostburg, offers a variety of wines. Bottles are named and labeled after many community attractions, which makes giving a bottle feel very authentic and like our Mountain Maryland home. Learn More

 

Shop small this holiday season. Support local businesses and your community. For a list of Allegany County, Maryland’s many shopping options, visit our Website!

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3, 2, 1 – Happy New Year! We want to stand side-by-side with you as the countdown chimes, the fireworks burst into the sky and a sense of renewal fills your soul with the strike of the new year. Mountain Maryland is an authentic, charming, and feels like home. So, choose our small towns, and mountains for ringing in 2018.

Here some of the special events and happenings taking place over the holidays.

SpeakeasyNew Year’s Eve Party at the Gunter Hotel
Join us for a night back in time….the Prohibition Law was just abolished on December 5th and we’re celebrating in a way that would make J. Gatsby proud! First, enjoy an elegant four-course dinner in our swanky dining room….then dance the night away to the tunes of the renowned Gatsby Gang Jazz Band from 9 pm – 1 am in our newly renovated ballroom!Champagne will flow along with the carefully crafted signature cocktails that our restaurant, The Gin Mill is known for…after all, mum’s the word, right? Plus, stay with us or at a neighboring hotel and we will do the driving! Package details are available on the Gunter Hotel’s website.

View on our Website  | Gunter Hotel

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New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Train
It is New Year’s Eve 1922, and the highest rollers in the country have gathered for the ultimate poker game aboard the train, hosted by eccentric billionaire Fortune Bonaventure. Diamond Jim King, and Jackie Hart are just a couple of the invited players. It’s the most prestigious card game in history, and these gamblers would do anything to win it all. Guests will enjoy a show and a 5-course All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Dinner. Plus, there will be a free Champagne Toast when the clock strikes Midnight!

View on our Website Western Maryland Scenic Railroad 

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Rocky-Gap-Casino-ResortBONJOURNEY New Year’s Event at Rocky Gap Casino Resort
BonJourney is a unique Tribute Band that blends the music of both Bon Jovi and Journey within each set. They not only capture the sound of each group but their energy and spirit as well. BonJourney’s set includes all the classic hits that fans have enjoyed for over three decades including Living on a Prayer, Don’t Stop Believing, as well as, their tender ballads Faithfully and I’ll Be There for You. To find out for yourself what other fans have been discovering for some time now and come have a memorable fun time with BonJourney!  Doors open at 9 am. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

View on our Website Rocky Gap Casino Resort

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Fireworks_Cumberland-MarylandDowntown Cumberland New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Fireworks
Join Downtown Cumberland for their annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. Enjoy holiday music beginning at 10 pm. The YMCA Fusion Dancers will be on stage at 11:45 and the Ball will drop to a countdown at midnight followed by fireworks immediately after.

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Fireworks_Allegany-County-MDFireworks at Rocky Gap Casino Resort
What is New Years without some fireworks bursting in celebration in the sky? Rocky Gap Casino Resort will offer a display starting at 12:05 am, just after the clock strikes midnight welcoming 2018. Complimentary to the public. Guests can best view the display at the State Park or behind the resort.

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EmbassyTheatreMetal on the Mall New Year’s Eve
Enjoy a line-up of local and regional metal acts, Nine Fathoms Deep, Seven Seas, Dysfigure and Lost Rivalry. Doors open at 8 pm and tickets include a champagne toast at midnight, party favors and noisemakers at midnight!

View on our Website  |  Embassy Theatre

 

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New Years Eve Celebration at Ristorante Ottaviani
There are three ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Ristorante Ottaviani. Book an early reservation between 4 pm and 5 pm and receive a $10 coupon per reservation for a return visit. Live music will be offered in the Tuscany room from 7:30 pm to 11 pm. The Tuscany room is BYOB for New Year’s Eve, and if you make a reservation in the Tuscany room you will receive a $10 coupon for a return visit. Third, make reservations in their regular dining room, which will offer a limited menu on New Year’s Eve.

View on our Website Ristorante Ottaviani

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new-years-eve_dancing_Windsor-Caste-Events-CentreWindsor Castle New Year’s Eve
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Windsor Castle. Ricky Howsare & the Chinese Bandits will entertain you as you dance the night in 2018. Dessert and Coffee Bar will be available, compliments of Windsor Castle. A Cash Bar will also be available. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Advance tickets are available at $30 per person. $35 per person, at the door.

View on our Website  |  Windsor Castle Events Centre

For more information or additional Mountain Maryland events, please visit our website – mdmountainside.com.

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restweekMountain Maryland Restaurant Week is Coming — Sept. 8-17, 2017! Allegany County Tourism and its local partners, the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, Downtown Cumberland Business Association, and Frostburg First, have teamed up to bring the first restaurant week to Mountain Maryland! During this 10-day event, we encourage you to unchain their appetite and opt for local menus instead of numbered combos. It’s time to Rise and Dine, Mountain Maryland! You can follow the updates on social media (Facebook: www.facebook.com/mtmdfoodweek and Instagram: @mtmdfoodweek.

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