WELCOME TO THE FLOOD ZONE MARKETPLACE & BREWERY!
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!
UPDATES & COVID GUIDELINES
Our expansive outdoor beer garden is open, as well as our taproom and marketplace for more seating!
Two large fire pits have been added to our beer garden for even more comfortable outdoor seating, a wood burning fireplace on the patio and several portable heaters throughout to keep you warm during the cooler days and evenings.
We follow and will continue to follow all CDC and OSHA guidelines keep you safe during your visit. Only 6 guests per party, you must wear a face covering when not seated at a table, follow social distancing guidelines and abide by all signage and instructions. *Please do not move tables, as they are spaced 6' apart.
We are family friendly, but we ask that children remain with your party and seated at all times.
Stay safe and healthy!
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!
With new social distancing guidelines, we've provided even more space for ease in ordering drinks! We have an outside bar for draft service, and window service for flights and carryout crowlers. This enables us to serve our customers in the safest, easiest way without lines forming to better distribute our services. We have a roped area for two separate lines for ordering drinks, 9-11 beers on tap and welcoming and knowledgeable staff who are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
OUTDOOR BEER GARDEN
Featuring a creek side view, we have high top tables with umbrellas to shade you from the sun, and picnic tables along the creek under the trees. We've also added a large 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.
For you music lovers, we have a great stage and host live music regularly!
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.
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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% / 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.
ELOISE '75 | HURRICANE SOUR SERIES | MANGO SOUR
4.3% ABV / 19 IBU
The first in our Hurricane Sour Series, this mango sour has a level tartness and smoothly sour finish. Named after Hurricane Eloise that struck Maryland and flooded the Flood Zone in 1975.
CREEKS UP | RED ALE
5.7% / 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!
GREEN BELL CHILES | PALE ALE
6.7% / 40 IBU
This pale ale is brewed with and dry hopped using Ekuanot hops. This gives an aroma of melon, papaya and lime. The flavor at the back end gives a slightly sweet hint of green pepper.
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.
SWAMP MONSTER | DIPA
8.5% / 100 IBU
Swamp Monster DIPA is hopped with CTZ, Chinook and Simcoe, and dry hopped with Centennial and Citra. With a neutral bitterness, packing a punch of intense flavors of citrus, hints of pine and incredible floral aromas, this DIPA provides an awakening of all the senses!
GRANDMA BUFF'S | HAZELNUT COFFEE STOUT
7% / 26 IBU
Brewed with freshly roasted local coffee and infused with the same hazelnut flavoring used in their coffee. This coffee stout is served on Nitro.
HARD SELTZER | ROTATING FLAVORS
Flood Zone's Version of Hard Seltzer. Flavors will change monthly or while supplies last. Gluten free!
Upcoming Music & Events
THE FOOD SPOT AT THE FLOOD ZONE
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, pretzels 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 - Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 4pm - 9pm
Friday: 12pm - 9pm
Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm
WE WILL CARD all drinking guests in the brewery.
Can I bring my own food?
We have a Food Spot inside the building with a variety of food options that you can bring into the brewery, but you can also bring in food from other venues.
Our local eateries are: Buttersburg Inn (homestyle cooking) and Original Pizza (pizza, subs, salads)
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.
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.
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.