WELCOME TO THE FLOOD ZONE MARKETPLACE & BREWERY!
New Hours! Open until 10pm on Fridays
Flood Zone Marketplace and Brewery is a place deeply rooted into the hard working community of Union Bridge. Originally operating as a family-owned grocery store in the 1960’s, this historic building has survived countless storms over the last sixty years, including Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972, and stands as a testament to the resilient spirit of its community.
Jerry and Beth Stambaugh purchased the building on the banks of Little Pipe Creek in Fall 2018 with a vision to create a unique space within Union Bridge for travelers and local citizens alike to come together and enjoy this beautiful community. The Flood Zone Marketplace will house vendors offering fresh, local produce, groceries, and crafts. Make sure to take advantage of The Food Spot within Flood Zone as well, so you can have a bite to eat while you shop. Hard work and diligence fueled the renovations that have produced Flood Zone Marketplace and Brewery and we hope that you will join us here for some creek side shopping and sipping.
While in town, please take the time to see what else Union Bridge has to offer. Visit our historic Train Museum, walk the scenic nature trails along Little Pipe Creek, or have a delicious meal at one of our local restaurants. We can’t wait to see you!
We have a welcoming taproom fit for the crowd who loves craft beer. The large pull up door will be open to a great outdoor patio area in the warmer weather months for soaking up the sun, creek side sipping, and enjoying the fresh air. We also have a pass through window to the patio if you don’t feel like coming inside to order your next drink!
The televisions will provide sports entertainment and updates on upcoming events and beer releases. We will also host live entertainment occasionally, so check back on our events page and Facebook for updates.
The couch and chairs will make you feel right at home, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beer and entertainment. Or, grab your friends and a large table by the window and play a board game. We also have plenty of seating right at the bar.
No matter where you choose to hang out, you will feel at home in the Flood Zone.
NEWLY EXPANDED BEER GARDEN
For even more creekside enjoyment!
OUTSIDE SERVING WINDOWS
In accordance with social distancing guidelines, we've provided even more space for ease in ordering drinks! We have an outside serving window for draft service, and an additional window for flights and carryout crowlers, located on our heated patio. This enables us to serve our customers in the safest, easiest way without lines forming to better distribute our services. We have a 9 to 11 beers and hard seltzer on tap and welcoming and knowledgeable staff who are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
OUTDOOR BEER GARDEN & PATIO
Featuring a creek side view, we've added a large (heated) tent over the majority of our beer garden for outdoor enjoyment in any kind of weather!
Two large fire pits with seating, a wood burning fire place and portable heaters will make your visit cozy during these cooler days. Also, overhead heaters on the patio provides even more heat!
For you music lovers, we have a great stage and host live music regularly in our outdoor beer garden. All music can be heard throughout the entire property, inside & out!
Play corn hole with your family, or challenge someone to a game of chess or checkers. Or just relax and enjoy your food and drink and enjoy the breeze. *We are family friendly, but we ask that children remain with your party and seated at all times.
FLOOD ZONE BREWERY BEERS
What’s on Tap
Take a look below to see our current list, and join us soon to taste for yourself!
Check out 100.7 The Bay Craft Beer Podcast with our brewer, Keith Waybright to learn more about The Flood Zone and our beers!
THE FLOOD ZONE BEER | PILSNER
6% ABV | 12 IBU
The craft beer for the non-craft beer person. A classic pilsner brewed with Saaz Hops and lagered for that refreshing, easy drinking, smooth taste.
BIG SOMBRERO MEXICAN LAGER
6% / 20 IBU
Traditional Mexican style lager, light and dry with the slight flavor of citrus.
REAPER ONE | HEFEWEIZEN
5% ABV / 15 IBU
Named after the machine to harvest wheat, invented right here in Union Bridge! A refreshing German style wheat beer with notes of banana, clove and bubble gum and a cloudy, straw color.
CREEKS UP | RED ALE
5.7% ABV | 23 IBU
This Irish Red Ale is malty side up. A rich, roasted flavor, Creeks Up is an easy drinker. Also available on Nitro for a creamy, rich version of deliciousness!
HAPPY AS DUCK
5.25% / 21 IBU
Who is more happy than a duck in high water? Happy as Duck is an old school amber that is a true original with its blend of toasted malt flavor balanced by American hops.
HIGH WATER PALE ALE
5% ABV | 40 IBU
A spin off of the Green Bell Chiles pale ale, brewed and dry hopped with Ekuanot and Eldorado hops. Wheat flakes are added in this pale ale giving it a pleasant, creamy mouthfeel and color. Flavors and aromas of green pepper, herbs, citrus, pear, melon, stone fruit and tropical fruit.
GET FLOODED | HAZY IPA
7.2% ABV | 35 IBU
Get Flooded with the flavors of Citrus, Melon, Passion Fruit, Tangerine, Papaya and Bubble Gum. Classic Hazy/Juicy IPA brewed with Citra, Mosaic and Warrior Hops.
TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN | IPA
6% ABV | 46 IBU
Single hop American IPA. Brewed and dry hopped with Simcoe. Giving the mouth a sweet pine, earth, grapefruit flavor, this is a beer any new IPA drinker will love.
ISABEL '03 | HURRICANE SOUR SERIES | CHERRY SOUR
The third in our Hurricane Sour Series, named after Hurricane Isabel which was the worst hurricane to affect the Chesapeake region since 1933, impacting the Flood Zone in 2003.
OLDENBURG OATMEAL STOUT
6% ABV | 26 IBU
An oatmeal stout with a rich yet light body, and roasted malt characters of caramel and chocolate. Served on nitro for a creamy finish. *Not available in crowlers to go.
HARD SELTZER | ROTATING FLAVORS
Flood Zone's Version of Hard Seltzer. Flavors will change monthly or while supplies last. Gluten free!
Current flavors: Peach, Black Cherry
Our twist on a beer-garita with our Big Sombrero Mexican lager *while supplies last
Flood Zone Brewery also offers a selection of wines as well. Please check our menu for current listings.
Our mission at Flood Zone Brewery is to create quality beer that all patrons will love. To support our local breweries and community. To enrich the lives of our customers by creating a fan base of newcomers and enthusiasts alike, while educating all about craft beer. To treat our employees like family with the utmost respect and loyalty. To always strive to do better, be better, and produce better beer. To create a fun and welcoming environment for all who visit our establishment. And to celebrate the good life together that is craft beer.
Upcoming Music & Events
- California BobSun, Jun 2050 N Main St
- Foggy MaySat, Jun 26Flood Zone BreweryJun 26, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDTFlood Zone Brewery, 50 North Main Street, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USASince 2010 Foggy May has brewed their own batch of rock, funk, and reggae to critical acclaim. With songs about love to tunes about tacos, this MD trio has made quite the name for themselves through touring and recording.
- California BobSun, Jul 1150 N Main St
THE FOOD SPOT AT THE FLOOD ZONE
LOCATED INSIDE THE FLOOD ZONE MARKETPLACE!
We have something for everyone!
*Gluten free flatbreads available.
Make sure to take advantage of The FOOD SPOT within Flood Zone as well, serving items such as flatbread pizzas, wings, and weekly specials. Located inside the marketplace just behind Lucy's Little Red Wagon.
Have a bite to eat with your drink or snack while you shop! Walk through the marketplace and place your food order at The Food Spot counter and you will receive a pager to pick up your order when it's ready.
*NEW online ordering at The Food Spot! Click the online ordering link below, place your order from the brewery, or from home and we'll text you when your order is ready for pick up!
Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thefoodspotatfz
Specials will be posted on our social media pages, so be sure to check in there for our most up to date menu.
THE FLOOD ZONE MARKETPLACE
The Marketplace houses vendors offering fresh, local produce, groceries, and crafts. Stop to shop at Lucy's Little Red Wagon and Primitive Folk Art by Janie Dell. Check their social media and web pages for current hours.
There are also plenty of tables within the marketplace to sit and enjoy your meal and drinks!
FLOOD ZONE MARKETPLACE & BREWERY HOURS
Monday - Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 4pm - 9pm
Thursday: 4pm - 9pm
Friday: 12pm - 10pm
Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm
Please understand that WE CARD ALL drinking guests in the brewery. We cannot accept vertical IDs.
Do you take reservations?
We do not take reservations. Tables are first come first serve.
Do you have gift cards?
Yes! Stop in during our regular business hours to purchase. You can come to the window, the outside serving station or take a seat inside and staff member will come to you.
Can I bring my children?
We are family friendly, but we ask that children remain with your party and seated at all times. Minors are not allowed to sit at the bar.
Can I bring my pet?
Pets are welcome on the patio and in the creek side beer garden, but must be on a leash at all times and please do not allow on patio furniture. Pets are not permitted inside the marketplace and brewery.
Do you have WIFI?
Yes! The WIFI password is floodzone
Do you sell beer to go?
Yes! Crowlers (32 OZ) will be available to purchase for most of the beers on tap, depending upon supply and/or ABV. Sorry, but we cannot fill growlers.
We do not fill growlers in order to maintain the integrity of our beer, without any possibility of contamination or bacteria.
How do I book events?
Please email to book bands. We are unable to book any private events on Fridays-Saturdays at this time, but will re-evaluate in or around September 2021. Please submit the special request form below.