Are there any "tasting room" type places for local breweries besides Flying Dog, Clipper City and Eastern Shore Brewing? We're looking at you, Clay Pipe, Dog Brewing, etc.
I absolutely love tasting rooms -- you can interact with brewery folk at their facility, have a low-cost range of tasting options, maybe get a snack, maybe buy some merchandise, maybe take home a growler if available, and maybe get a tour. During my most recent travels we hit up several tasting rooms and had a great time.
So far I've experienced Flying Dog's tasting room which is a blast, and hopefully can get into Clipper City's (as part of their brewery tour) before college football season starts and my Saturdays become booked solid through December.
I'm sure there's all kinds of legal hurdles to them here in Maryland, but in my mind its a great thing for breweries to do.
Obviously some breweries have attached restaurants and bars (Pratt Street Ale House, Brewer's Art, Ellicott Mills, Red Brick Station) so this is less of a concern, but even with that I've seen such places open a satellite tasting room or used their brewery as the tasting room facility and opened separate bars/restaurants.
Hopefully that becomes more of a trend here in lovely Maryland.