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Barley & Hops

Barley & Hops Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery opened October 4, 1999 and is owned and operated by the Cluster Spires Brewing Group. No, we're not a chain or franchise — we're real people, hands-on from management, to the kitchen, to your table. We enjoy serving great food and the best selection of hand-made beer in the area and are proud to be a part of the Frederick community and to the following professional organizations:

Conveniently located on Route 355 across from the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Maryland, Barley and Hops is just a short drive from Baltimore and Washington.

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5473 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD, US, 21704 Email:
Phone: 301-668-5555 Web:
Fax: 301-668-5550
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  Annapolis Rocks Pale Ale
Pours a pale straw golden with a moderate white head. A bright, crisp aroma of floral, pine, and citrus accompanied by a malt backbone. At first taste good hop bitterness presence that turns to slightly bready malt sweetness that finishes dry and clean with hop flavor that lingers letting you know you just drank a great pale ale.
  Big Ben Nut Brown
Pours a light burnt sienna with moderate white head. The aroma is nutty, and upon tasting you are greeted with nutty and toasted malt sweetness that quickly changes into a slightly spicy hop crispness and a very slight coffee like astringency. Light bodied this ale finishes clean and slightly bready.
  Dry Irish Oatmeal Stout
Pours Black with dark ruby highlights and a fluffy toffee colored head. The aroma is of roasted grains, coffee, and slight dark caramel sweetness. The first taste is caramel that quickly changes to coffee and roasted malt astringency. This is balanced by the velvet sweetness of the oats and finishes dry with a slight bite from the hops.
Pours a brilliant copper with golden highlights and a moderate cream colored head. The aroma is of candy like sweetness, floral, and slight caramel malt depth. A taste reveals a bright hop character. Floral and caramel quickly give way to mild malt backbone, which becomes a lasting hop resin flavor begging for another sip. The ESB brings even more depth as your palate adjusts.
Pours a very pale blond with a thin retreating white head. The aroma is of light summer fruit and cleanness with a touch of bread grains. Upon first taste a slight lager yeast fruit ester which quickly diminishes into a cerial grain toastiness that finishes dry and clean with a slight hop tang right at the end with no after taste.


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