Calvert County may not have the number of restaurants as those north of us, but you don’t have to leave the county to eat well.

There are some incredible restaurants just down the road with some of the best seafood around caught fresh that day and prepared by locals who really know what they’re doing. More than just seafood, Calvert offers local beers and wines, award-winning Key Lime pie, food with a Cajun twist and so much more.

Discover Calvert’s hidden culinary treasures with us. We’ll show you where the locals love to eat and why.

Mullys Brewery: A Southern Maryland Craft Brewery You’ll Love

Mullys Brewery Prince Frederick MD 20678

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Looking for something to do on a snowy Saturday, my husband, mother in law, and I headed over to Mullys Brewery. The southern Maryland craft brewery is new to Calvert County and is located in Prince Frederick, MD. You will find it off the beaten path located on 231 in the Industrial Park. You cannot see it from the road so without someone telling you about it you would not even know this hidden gem exists. The family owned Craft Brewery opened this past summer 2013.

Upon walking into the tasting room we were greeted by a warm smile and friendly face, we later found out this was the father of the owner. For $5 we got a sampling glass to keep and six tokens. Each token is good for one sample of your choice. We sampled 5 different beers.

Mullys-Brewery-A-Southern-Maryland-Craft-Brewery-You'll-Love_03_YourCalvertThe first beer we tried, Marc Six Blonde (4.9% ABV), was a pale golden ale. This was by far my favorite of all the beers. Moving on we sampled CarmeLite Wheat (5%). This is a German style beer brewed with the purpose of retaining some yeast. Next up was the Patuxent Pale Ale (4.9%), flavored with flowery and citrus hops. This beer had a very strong flavor. We then sampled the Jack Straw IPA (6.2%). This was the only beer not on tap and they graciously poured a sample from a bottle they had in stock. This IPA is one of their most popular thus they had run out stock on tap. If you like IPA style beers you’ll definitely want to try this one. The final beer we tasted was the Shucker Stout (5.3%). This was a dark roast beer. For all you coffee lovers, this is the beer for you. It has a nice coffee flavor to it coming from the rich dark roasted barley. Mully’s recommends oysters as a nice pairing (note the name Shucker Stout as in someone who shucks oysters). I think this stout would also be delish with a burger and fries.

Speaking about food, Mully’s does not serve food, but they do have various vendors that setup on the weekends to compliment your tasting experience. You can experience dishes like BBQ pulled pork sandwiches or fish tacos depending on the caterer for that weekend.

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After finishing our samples, we were taken on a tour of the brewery. The owner was our tour guide for the trip. We learned a lot of interesting facts about the brewing process. A standard batch size makes 465 gallons of beer. After the brew process is complete Mully’s hand labels each bottle and then uses an automated filler and capper. They even give back to the local community by donating the used grains to local farmers to supplement their feed.

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Mullys brews are award winning, the Shucker Stout and Carmelite Wheat won a silver medal in the Dublin Craft Beer Cup held in early 2014. The Jack Straw IPA received a bronze medal in the same competition.

If you love craft beer give Mully’s a try. Once you have found your favorite(s) beer you can purchase a growler or mix and match a six pack to go. Keep your eyes peeled for your favorite beer at restaurants and liquor stores around the county.

What’s your favorite Mullys Brewery brew? Tell us in a comment below.

Mullys Brewery

141 Schooner Lane
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 443-968-9426

http://www.mullysbrewery.com

 

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Plaza Azteca: Familiar Food With A Convenient Location

Plaza Azteca in Prince Frederick MD 20678

Calvert County has another Mexican restaurant. While it’s true that our little county has its fair share, those who love Lusby’s Monterey will be happy that Plaza Azteca, with the same owner, has similar food and atmosphere.

You’ll find Plaza Azteca in Prince Frederick where Jasper’s American Grille used to be, just across Route 4 from the Fire Department. Inside there’s plenty of room for large groups or parties and a spacious bar area lined with flat screen televisions. For sports fans, this could be the biggest sports bar in town. They have late weekend hours, karaoke, and delicious margaritas to help your singing.

During the week it’s quiet. I went there for lunch and though there was a steady flow of people coming in, it didn’t feel crowded. They have lunch specials, but the portions don’t seem lunch sized (they’re big). My fajitas were delicious and filling. Attentive enough without pestering, the service was good and our food came out quickly. Though our waiter wasn’t sure what spinach sauce was, that wouldn’t keep me from going back.

My husband took my youngest there last week and enjoyed it as well. They have a children’s menu with familiar foods for picky eaters and lower prices. Family friendly and centrally located in the county, this is another good Mexican restaurant to add to you list of places to go.

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