FeBREWary is BACK!!!

February 15, 2021
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Guess what’s brewing? For the entire month of FeBREWary, we will be visiting local OUTDOOR breweries to bring you socially distant ways to swap out old, inefficient bulbs. Why? Because we want you to be able to spend more money at local breweries this month and all year round and one way to do that is by lowering your utility bills.

What’s on Tap for FeBREWary 2021?

FeBREWary is Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer, and with craft brew events on tap across the state, it’s the perfect time for a beer lover’s getaway. Breweries, ale houses and brew pubs are in full swing, so head to your favorite Maryland vacation destination and expand your brew I.Q. with a new style of beer from a local craft brewer, or cozy up with a tall mug of an old favorite in a bit of Maryland you’ve yet to explore. From the mountains to the beach, FeBREWary in Maryland is the perfect opportunity to hoist a pint with good friends in great places.

Every year, Maryland breweries are challenged to brew a limited-release “Cupid’s Curse” beer. These diverse beers are unique to the brewery that brews them. Details about these beers are kept quiet until they are released in FeBREWary.  For even more information, visit the BREWERS ASSOCIATION OF MARYLAND FEBREWARY page.


Socially Distant Brews and Bulbs Events

One of the easiest things you can do to lower your utility bills and keep money in your pocket is switch to LED bulbs.

On average, LEDs consume 80% less energy when compared to incandescent light bulbs and that means more money in your pocket – and more money for beer! When people visit one of these breweries during the month of FeBREWary, we will swap up to 3 bulbs at no cost! Bring us your old incandescent and CFL bulbs and we will give you LEDs. Join us at one (or all) of these events:

Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Windridge Vineyards

We have partnered with Windridge Vineyards because they are an example of sustainability. Windbridge Vineyards believes that farmers are the first conservationists and have a responsibility to preserve the land and the environment for future generations. They take a holistic approach based on their diversity of farming experiences – ranging from row crops to honey honey bees – to minimize their footprint on the land. Their conservation ethos utilizes the best of ancient and modern techniques. Their wine cellar is in-ground and geothermally cooled, a centuries old technique. While their cellar takes advantage of the earth, their solar pavilion takes advantage of the sun by generating electricity.  One hundred percent, yes you read that correctly, 100% of their waste water is captured and stored for future use in irrigation and fertilization.

Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Elder Pine Brewing & Blending

We have partnered with Elder Pine because they are the embodiment of creative spirit. It is their passionate pursuit of better beer. Built on their family farm, they brew, and they blend, focusing on classic styles with a modern twist. They are committed to quality and excellence and pay homage to the pioneers before them by honoring purity in their ingredients and integrity in their methods. Their beer is ever evolving but rooted in tradition and their community.

Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Lone Oak Farm Brewing Company

We have partnered with Lone Oak because it is a new brewery with tons of outdoor seating. They also have one of the only on-site malting facilities in the state of Maryland. They use Maryland-grown barley and always locally source as many ingredients as possible for their products. The honey produced by their bees sweeten their beers. As for their crops (pumpkins and flowers so far), they have lots of exciting things planned for this year! They used reclaimed timbers, and milled them on-site for the building’s posts and beams. Many of their tables and their two bars were also milled on-site, made from local fallen trees. They continue to work with the County’s Office of Agriculture and Montgomery Soil Conservation District to conserve land through agriculture and planning.


Why Do We Want Your Inefficient Bulbs? 

  1. Help Keep Money in Your Pocket: Something as simple as switching to energy saving light bulbs could help trim around $135 a year off your bills and that means more money to buy delicious beverages (and other necessities).
  2. Compact Fluorescents (CFLs) Contain Mercury: Since CFLs are more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, it may have been years since you have had to replace one so you may have forgotten that they are filled with a hazardous waste so we want them to be recycled properly.
  3. LEDs Last Longer: Energy saving light bulbs typically last a lot longer too, as they do not contain filaments, which is the part that usually breaks when a traditional light bulb blows and stops working. LED bulbs can potentially last up to 25 years, while CFL bulbs have a typical lifespan of around 10 years.
  4. We Want You to Spend Less Money on Lighting: Did we mention that we want to help you spend less money? Find out other things you can do to lower those costs by visiting www.MontgomeryEnergyConnection.org 

For more additional information about lightbulbs, check out this Complete Expert Guide

One comment on "FeBREWary is BACK!!!"

  1. Norma Gale Sandow says:

    Where are you located and am very interested in exchanging CFL bulbs for LEDS
    I live in Silver Spring MD
    Please send directions or an address to email:

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