|Independent Brewing Company
418 N Main St | Bel Air, MD 21014
Independent Brewing Company opened at the end of October 2015 in Bel Air, Maryland after two-and-a-half years of planning. The brewery is located in a former auto repair shop near the Ma & Pa Trail in Harford County.
The brewery was founded by Phillip Rhudy, who also works as the brewmaster. Rhudy focuses on a “farm-to-glass” idea, using locally grown ingredients when possible.
The taproom features 22 taps and a long U-shaped wooden bar. The 4th quarter of the Ravens game had everyone’s attention while live acoustic music from Piper Bateman filled the space.
An additional space in the back was filled with families playing games and enjoying Crabby Mac n Cheese and Truffle Asiago Fries from WOLO food truck.
The beers on tap during our visit included…
- Calibration – 7% ABV IPA
- Blue Eyed Blonde – 7% ABV Belgian Blonde
- Trail Ryeder – 6.8% ABV Rye Pale Ale
- Knucklehead – 4.6% ABV Porter
- Carpe Diem – 8.6% ABV Double IPA
From the Lab Series
- Winter Spiced – 6.2% ABV Brett Saison
- Barnstorm with Juniper – 7% ABV Belgian Stout
From the Farm
- Conundrum – 7.3% ABV Saison
From our Farm Friends
- Barnstorm – 7% ABV Belgian Stout from Falling Branch Brewery
- Revel Grisette – 5.4% ABV Grisette from Falling Branch Brewery
Beers are served in pints, or you can make your own flight of 4 beers. The staff behind the bar is very welcoming and will gladly help you choose the right beer.
Several beers at Independent Brewing are brewed to be gluten free. These beers are clearly marked on the tap list.
Snacks including Happy Hour Mix, IPA Almonds, and various flavors of jerky are available for purchase. Craft sodas are available, and a food truck is typically on site. Glassware and branded clothing are also available for purchase.
Independent Brewing is open Tuesday to Thursday noon to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 7 PM.