Roasthouse Pub: another specialty restaurant boosting Frederick’s local economy.
By Bethany Emerson Starin
Photos by Bill Millios
In June, Roasthouse Pub swung open its doors, joining the ranks of Frederick’s eateries that revolve around good alcohol.
Like The Tasting Room, Barley and Hops and Brewer’s Alley, which craft their own microbrews, and the wine lover’s Shab Row Bistro or the Wine Kitchen on Carroll Creek Promenade, Roasthouse boasts an extensive drink list. But the restaurant’s claim to fame is that it carries Frederick’s largest selection of craft beers on draft—20 to be exact.
“We always joke that there is nothing to do in Frederick, but eat,” says co-manager Jeff Beckelman with a laugh. Kris Norris, also co-manager, adds that every time a keg is “kicked” (emptied) at Roasthouse, a new brew is brought in, keeping the list of beers constantly rotating.
By Joe Lebherz
Photo by Bill Millios
In the early 1990’s, the local Chamber of Commerce spearheaded a discussion on the future of Frederick County. This event, which Frederick Community College and Frederick Memorial Hospital participated in, resulted in 17 facilitated roundtable conversations involving nearly 200 citizens and community leaders. The convening event, titled “Frederick County 2000: A Community Roundtable,” produced a wealth of stimulating ideas that informed community conversations for several years—and reframed the debate about our county.