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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!

 
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THE BREWERY

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.

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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.

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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% 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

4.0% ABV

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

4.5% ABV

Flood Zone's Version of Hard Seltzer. Flavors will change monthly or while supplies last. Gluten free!

Current flavors:  Peach, Black Cherry

SOMBRERITA

5.6%

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.

 
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OUR MISSION

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

  • Mark & da Sharks
    Mark & da Sharks
    Fri, Jun 18
    Flood Zone Brewery
    Jun 18, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Flood Zone Brewery, 50 North Main Street, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    Buffett tropical calypso island music along with classic rock and a touch of country
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  • Mother Dimension at The Flood Zone!
    Mother Dimension at The Flood Zone!
    Sat, Jun 19
    Union Bridge
    Jun 19, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Union Bridge, 50 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    Mother Dimension is a three piece group, grown with classic rock roots, harvested into lucid jams and ready for aural consumption.
    Share
  • California Bob
    California Bob
    Sun, Jun 20
    50 N Main St
    Jun 20, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    50 N Main St, 50 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    California Bob brings a Classic Acoustic Rock sound ~ featuring Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Grateful Dead, Green Day, Jethro Tull, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, and many more
    Share
  • Open Mic Night with Evan Crider!
    Open Mic Night with Evan Crider!
    Thu, Jun 24
    Flood Zone Marketplace & Brewery
    Jun 24, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Flood Zone Marketplace & Brewery, 50 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    Stop by Thursday night anytime between 5:30 and 8:30 for open mic night! Anyone is welcome to play!
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  • Foggy May
    Foggy May
    Sat, Jun 26
    Flood Zone Brewery
    Jun 26, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Flood Zone Brewery, 50 North Main Street, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    Since 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.
    Share
  • Garrett Mabe
    Garrett Mabe
    Fri, Jul 02
    Union Bridge
    Jul 02, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Union Bridge, 50 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    Share
  • Skylar Love
    Skylar Love
    Sun, Jul 04
    Union Bridge
    Jul 04, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Union Bridge, 50 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    Share
  • Jeff Trish
    Jeff Trish
    Fri, Jul 09
    Union Bridge
    Jul 09, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Union Bridge, 50 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    Share
  • California Bob
    California Bob
    Sun, Jul 11
    50 N Main St
    Jul 11, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    50 N Main St, 50 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    California Bob brings a Classic Acoustic Rock sound ~ featuring Beatles, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Grateful Dead, Green Day, Jethro Tull, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, and many more
    Share
  • 2nd Annual Anchored Mini Boat Parade!
    Jul 14, 4:00 PM – Jul 18, 7:00 PM
    Union Bridge, 50 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    A fundraiser to benefit the local Fire Departments! Submit entry on RSVP link.
    Share
  • Copper Bets
    Copper Bets
    Fri, Jul 16
    Flood Zone Marketplace & Brewery
    Jul 16, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Flood Zone Marketplace & Brewery, 50 N Main St, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    Copper Bets (aka Wile & Smith) are back at Flood Zone for a night full of great music and great brews!
    Share
  • Schizophonic
    Schizophonic
    Sat, Jul 17
    Flood Zone Brewery
    Jul 17, 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Flood Zone Brewery, 50 North Main Street, Union Bridge, MD 21791, USA
    They say that when Schizophonic comes to town, you should hide your mother, and your mother's mother...
    Share
 
 
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THE FOOD SPOT AT THE FLOOD ZONE

 
Arugula & Prosciutto Flatbread

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

and

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/the_.foodspot/

Specials will be posted on our social media pages, so be sure to check in there for our most up to date menu.

 
 
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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

 
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BREWERY FAQ

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 eventsfzb@gmail.com 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.

 

CONTACT US

50 N. Main Street
Union Bridge, MD 21791

443-937-6170

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If you are interested in employment at Flood Zone Brewery or The Food Spot, please complete the linked form. We will review and contact you if any positions are available.