•All of Our Ales are brewed using water from the well on our farm. •All of Our Hops are Naturaly grown without pesticide, herbicide, insecticide and only natural fertalizer.•We use 100% Whole Flower Hops grown on our farm for our Red Ale, Tavern Pale Ale, and Milk Stout. This is the interview on the N & S Rebel Rye beer... >>Can you just tell me how the idea came about to have a North and South beer -- and tell me again who is brewing which one. At the Maryland Micro Brew Festival held at Union Mills Homestead last September Dave Shriver approached my father, Henry Ruhlman about brewing a beer for the 150th Anniversary Celebration this year. He wanted the grain milled on the Union Mills Homestead water powered mill. It also uses Carroll County water from our farm, and all the hops were grown on our farm. We have the biggest hop field in the state of md. Dog Brewing from Westminster is brewing a Union Beer. The Shriver family has a history with both sides of the Civil War, so it was a fun collaboration to have 2 local breweries brew a beer specific to that time in history. Especially with such local interest in the Civil War and the importance of this area for both the Union and the Confederacy. >>Can you tell me a little about the beer - some brewer speak that microbrew lovers might want to know? My cousin Jesse Ballard designed the recipe for the beer. He used ingredients that would have been available during the period including rye and molasses. The beer is a little over 4% A.B.V. >> Where/how can people get the Rebel Rye? At Ruhlman Brewery Retail store. 2300 Harvey Gummel Road, Hampstead Maryland 21074. Thursday-Saturday 9AM- 5PM/ Sunday 11am-5pm. Union Mills Celebration this weekend. We have some at Northwest Fine Wines, Spirits, & More on rt 140. We have dropped off samples to several bars and stores, please ask for Rebel Rye one of Our Ales by Ruhlman Brewery. Contact Matt Ruhlman 410-259-6867 for sales. >> What is special about this brew? (you mentioned the ingredients were locally raised, milled at Union Mills) -- can you connect those dots for me? We couldn't find a recipe for beer that was around during the civil war. As far as Jesse was aware Maryland Rye Whiskey was the most popular drink at the time. Beer was made on the farm at home using whatever was available and rye was in Maryland and malted. Molasses was also around and used in brewing. Jesse, Henry, and the Shrivers milled the rye at Union Mills, and used hops that we grew on Creeping Creek Farm in our hopfield in Hampstead. Jesse felt this was as close as he could get to drinking a beer from the past, while being brewed on modern equipment. All of our ales are made with love and a passion for quality. With the Celebration of Corbit's Charge this weekend, this is the perfect time to get our beer out for the public to try. We have our One Year Anniversary party at Ruhlman Brewery this Saturday with Live music from 3-7pm. Made by: Stump Web Designs                      Creeping Creek Farms