Community-Supported Brewery

Mad Science Brewing Company at Thanksgiving Farms is a community-supported farm brewery (CSB) south of Frederick on Route 85 (Buckeystown Pike).

1151055_623970264314218_1571219602_nOur emphasis is on high quality, hand-crafted beer using our own homegrown hops, fruits, and vegetables throughout the year – starting in April and running through December 31, 2015.

We intend to have several different styles of beer available each week for pickup and for general sale.

ELEMENTAL (full) share

The non-refundable fee for the April – September 2015 Season is $350.00 for the ELEMENTAL (full) share, which entitles you to 20 total 2-L growler fills for the 5-month season.

RADIOACTIVE (half) share

The non-refundable fee for the April – September 2015 Season is $180.00 for the RADIOACTIVE (half) share, which entitles you to 10 total 2-L growler fills for the 5-month season.

The growlers hold 2-L or ~67.6 fluid ounces (about a 6-pack of 12-oz bottles) of fresh, hand-crafted beer. The price of the growler and the Maryland alcohol sales tax are included in the price of the share. You will be required to clean your growler and return it to the farm for filling.

Additional growlers, samples, and kegs will be for sale at Thanksgiving Farms during our pick-up hours. Of course, you must be at least 21 years of age to participate and to pick-up your shares.

We will offer weekly pick-ups at the farm on Saturdays and Sundays (11a – 4p). The Brewmaster will be there to answer your questions and talk beer.

At Thanksgiving Farm’s market, fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables, as wellas a wide variety of annual and perennial plants and cut flower bouquets are available for purchase to complement your weekly selections.

We accept cash, check, PayPal, Visa, and MasterCard. Make checks payable to: Mad Science Brewing Company.

Members also enjoy a 10% discount on Mad Science!!

To enroll, or if you have questions, please email us at

We look forward to meeting you and having a prosperous 2015 Season!