Brewer's Alley & Monocacy Brewing
A blend of traditional and modern-style brews
Founded in 1996 in Frederick, Maryland, Brewer’s Alley is the city’s first brewpub and steeped in Frederick history. For over 153 years, from the very beginning of Frederick County, the original Brewer’s Alley had been a fixture in the social and economic landscape of the town. Unfortunately, a large fire consumed the brewery in 1901, leaving Frederick without its original brewery for 95 years. Now, Brewer’s Alley is finally back and flourishing under the tutelage of Owner Phil Bowers and Brewmaster Tom Flores.
The current Brewer’s Alley is located in a renovated building at 124 Market St. in downtown Frederick. Originally the site for the Market House in 1769, the building was redeveloped five years after the Civil War ended, as the Town Hall and Opera House. When the new Brewer’s Alley was established in 1996, the building was further restored to show the original elegance and glory of the Old Opera House (painting the old ceiling panels and columns in mimicked old Italian Sienna marble, glass etching, and stained glass throughout the dining rooms). The ambiance of this historic building and state-of-the-art brewery and restaurant is unlike any other.
In order to expand Brewer’s Alley’s production in 2011, Phil Bowers opened a sister production brewery called Monocacy Brewing Company. While Brewer’s Alley’s focus is on traditional, European style ales, Monocacy showcases a line of modern, American-style craft brews. Monocacy is located in the old Ebert’s Ice Cream plant in downtown Frederick, which is close enough for Brewmaster Tom Flores to oversee the production of both sister brands. We hope you enjoy a taste of each award-winning brewery, both serving as representatives of Frederick, Maryland’s historical and modern appeal.