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Dec 11, 2012 11:38PM ● By Anonymous

For the first time in six years, the Fordham Brewing Co. is adding a new, year-round beer to their drink portfolio: Rams Head IPA, an aggressively hopped, West Coast style India Pale Ale. Asserting its dominance with 75 IBUs and 7.5% ABV, this beer contains pale, munich and rye malts, as well as Bravo, Chinook and Motueka hops.

Named after Benjamin Fordham, Maryland’s first brewer, the brewery has always embraced the ethos of defying the ordinary, as Benjamin Fordham did when he immigrated to the United States in 1703 in support of the fledgling colony. When the Maryland- based Rams Head restaurant opted to open a brewery, they chose to honor this spirit of adventure. Rams Head IPA will be available in six-packs and on draft. It will hit shelves and taps in the mid-Atlantic region in January 201

New Chef at Rockfish.
Eastport restaurant The Rockfish now has Chef Chad Wells running the kitchen. Helms comes from Baltimore’s Alewife, where he (in)famously experimented with the invasive fish species, snakehead, an experiment he plans to continue at Rockfish. You can also dine on more classic dishes, such as Maryland crabcakes.

Breakfast Shoppe raises funds for child with brain tumor.
Through the end of the year, The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park is offering “The Category 3 Tony Chicken and Waffle PANNwich” Challenge, the proceeds of which benefit Ava Claire, a nine-year-old with a brain tumor. This gargantuan Pannwich is 6 pieces of chicken, 8 pieces of bacon and 6 pieces of pepperjack cheese all stuffed between to whole Bacon Belgian Waffles and covered with gravy. To date, more than 40 people have attempted the challenge – which requires eating the sandwich in 40 minutes – and six have succeeded. In the first 30 days, the Shoppe raised more than $5,000 for Ava. Visit