We offer a rotating selection of ten artisanally crafted small-batch brews. We take pride in brewing every batch on-site in Bel Air, Maryland. Each offering is treated with a unique enzyme to reduce the gluten below 20PPM.
Named for the ill-fated space probe that burned up in Mars' atmosphere due to a computer that was programmed to control it using non-SI units, this barleywine has a strong dose of chocolate malt to make it a uniquely delicious treat.
Our take on an authentic Kolsch. Made with German malt, just a touch of wheat and noble hops it's a refreshing brew that can be easily sessioned.
A fruited sour ale using Lactobacillus Plantarum from Lallemand.
Anytime, day or night, this classic American blond ale is a thirst-quenching, well-balanced libation.
Our flagship American IPA. Brewed as a classic West Coast IPA with a bit more of a hop-forward finish. This is the evolution of our brewer's first all-grain home brew recipe over 10 years ago.
American Pale Ale
We've fine-tuned this classic American Pale Ale to finish clean and slightly dry, with just enough backbone to give a refreshingly balanced experience.
A delicious Belgian tripel with a sweet malt backbone and plenty of phenolics. A favorite of one of our brewers!
German style Oktoberfest using all German grains, hops and yeast. Slightly malty and easy drinking.
Specialty IPA: Black IPA
A Black IPA version of our house IPA, Le Renard.
A double helping of Citra Hops added to the fermenter make this a beer delicious treat. Well-balanced, and a bit hazy, it fits into the NEIPA/NEDIPA style.
A Belgian Saison with a generous portion of Hibiscus flowers added to the boil and ferment to give it a pretty pink hue and a nice tart flavor.
Our session IPA is brewed with a focus on a hop forward finish and aggressive dry hopping. Its more subdued bitterness leaves room for the more delicate malt profile of a lower alcohol beer to shine through. You'll want to more than one, and that's just fine! - it's only 4.5%
AleCraft started with a passion for artisan beer and a desire to achieve a dream. Owners Eryn and Brad Streett met in college and fell in love with craft beer. Almost immediately after graduation they began home brewing and touring breweries regularly. After experimenting with malting their own barley and growing their own hops they decided to enter the brewing industry and open a home brew supply shop in 2013. A chance meeting of fellow passionate home brewer Ken added a third partner into the business and provided a valuable skill set and complementary brewing experience.
The shop provided a creative outlet for all three brewers, who were regularly teaching multiple classes a weekend and developing hundreds of uniquely refined recipes. Countless lessons were learned and invaluable brewing experience was gained. Customer experience is our priority and we were lucky to gain a loyal following.
The dream of the brewery came in the early days of the home brew shop. The brewery was the answer to two questions, both were inquiries we received regularly. From friends who sampled our creations: How can we buy this? From those who browsed our home brew kits: What does this taste like? The brewery provided a single answer to both, and a path to share our passion with a wider audience than the supply shop alone
In the fall of 2017 we made the leap into commercial brewing. Our small system and fully stocked home brew shop give us an enormous library of ingredients at our fingertips. Our beer is crafted to be exactly what we intended, no compromises on ingredients. The access to shop ensures we have the full creative expression we dreamed of as home brewers. In our taproom we prioritize customer service second only to the quality of beer we produce. Our staff is engaging, approachable and trained on the various styles of beer we produce.
AleCraft is what happens when the right people with complementary skills come together to strive towards their dream. Our story is the ideal fusion of passion, experience, fate and hard work while searching for beer perfection across all styles.
Eryn and Brad graduated from Salisbury University in 2006 with a taste for craft beer and inspiration from the nearby Dogfish Head Brewery. After purchasing their first home in 2007 they immediately jumped into all-grain home brewing.
Eryn and Brad moved to northern Harford County Maryland to put down roots on a small farmette. They purchased the property with the intent to grow their own hops, and malt their own small-batch barley. While they no longer malt barley, they still tend to 120 hop plants and integrate them into an annual harvest brew.
Seeing a demand for a full-service home brew supply shop in the Bel Air area Eryn took her passion for home brewing full time with the opening of AleCraft Brewing Supply, LLC. A fortunate chance encounter with Ken Roberson, a fellow experienced and passionate home brewer, began a partnership that would make the entire endeavour possible. Our grand opening was September 6, 2013, Eryn and Brad's first wedding anniversary.
AleCraft Brewing Supply, LLC quickly outgrew its humble beginnings on Office Street and moved to an expanded location next to the Bel Air Bakery on Bond Street (now the delicious Newberry Cafe).
In the summer of 2017 AleCraft created a new business as a Microbrewery and expanded into the perfect location in the front of the Preston's Stationary Building.
Brewer, Operations Manager
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You'll see our brewers regularly in the taproom, usually enjoying a beer after a long day of brewing. We love getting feedback about our beer, and value your opinion. Beer is our passion, and our goal is to make the best possible beer while remaining creative and true to our home brewing roots.