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Keep 'Nope' alive: Woman brewing clean drinking

Posted: 11:25 PM, Jan 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-10 23:25:39-05

BALTIMORE — Thank you for watching us high atop your favorite bar on this Friday night. We will see you tomorrow at the Ravens tailgate. But hold my beer.

Move over Boh, Blonde and Duckpin, we have a new brewer in town and she WILL take NOPE for an answer.

Beth Ann Shaeffer started tending bar, then became a special education teacher onto principal. Now, she’s back behind the bar, but a little different this round.

No more hangovers? NOPE. No more bad decisions? NOPE. No alcohol? NOPE.

Inspired by her friendly ex, she was tired of pulling the blender out and mixing something for him to drink when he came over. He said can it. She did.

She has started NOPE Beverages. Black Cherry Sangria. Grapefruit Honey Crush. Mango Mint Margarita with Jalapeno. Raspberry Lime Ginger.

Right now her liquid gold is canned in Kentucky, but she wants to use Port Covington. She needs FDA approval but hopes to sell it too you come March.

But in the meantime, Beth Ann is holding tasting parties from the Market House in Annapolis to bars in Baltimore. You can never say never, but you can say NOPE.