Independent Brewing Company: Still going strong after a year

Posted at 7:22 PM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 11:07:25-04
When you go to Independent Brewing Company, in Bel Air, Maryland, you’ll find 22 beers on tap, food trucks during the week and plenty of windows letting the light in.
You’ll also probably find Phillip Rudy, Independent’s “Chief Fermentation Officer” and founder.
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Rudy and his team turned his home-brew operation into a taproom in October 2015.
And now, just under a year later, Independent is still going strong in Bel Air. A point of pride for Rudy is that all of their beers are gluten free. Every few months, they have local artists cycle their work through the building—so the community is supported and the bar gets some fresh décor.
Some other services at Independent:
  • Live music on Saturdays
  • Food trucks for lunch and dinner during the week
  • On-site parking
  • Constantly rotating batch of brews
  • Barroom with over 70 seats
  • Dog and child friendly
  • Growlers to go
  • "Crowlers," 32 ounces, canned right at the bar, to go
Independent is closed Mondays, open noon-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays
and Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays.
Independent is located at 418 N Main St, Bel Air, MD, 21014. Their email is and their phone number is (410)-836- 8313.

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