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Drinking Made Easy coming to Baltimore and Natty Boh on Tap!

Rumors had been flying about recently as to whether or not Zane Lamprey’s (awesome name btw) show Drinking Made Easy, a show dedicated to regional drink specialties and traditions, was coming to Baltimore to shoot an episode for season 2.

The rumors were confirmed last week, when DME ran an article on The Land of Pleasant Living, showcasing Baltimore’s de facto beer for locals, Natty Boh (I had caught wind of the rumors via Facebook, then saw the confirmation right up in this). Zane is inviting people to email him directly with suggestions for local drinks and traditions ( for the show, so if you’d like to see your favorites when they shoot in April and eventually air, I’d say go right ahead and do that. Fingers crossed that Idle Hour’s Pickleback, shot clinking and the Black Eyed Susan make the list!

Speaking of de facto beers for locals, Pabst Brewing Co. issued a press release yesterday (via Baltimore Magazine) that National would be returning to taps around town – which is great in theory, except now the “cheap chic” of drinking Natty from a can or the fun of getting a riddle from the bottle top of a Boh is all but eliminated.

The local cred of being seen with a can of Boh is often worth more than the lackluster taste or cheap price tag (depending on he venue, I’ve seen it for $3.50 a bottle in certain places), so is this great for locals, or a non-start? I personally probably wouldn’t order a Bohseph on draft unless it were in the $1.50 range, but then again I see people pay $4.00 for Miller Lite draft all the time, so there’s that. At any rate, Pabst is throwing some parties with giveaways and specials to commemorate the return to the tap, at the following locations:

  • Nacho Mama’s (2907 O’Donnell St., Canton), February 3, 6-8 p.m.
  • Sidebar Tavern (218 East Lexington St., Downtown), February 4, 5-7 p.m.
  • Ottobar (2549 N Howard St., Remington), February 4, 8-10 p.m.
  • Brewer’s Art (1106 North Charles St., Charles North), February 5, 5-7 p.m.
  • Frazier’s (919 West 36th St., Hampden), February 5, 8-10 p.m.
  • Hamilton Tavern (5517 Harford Rd., Lauraville), February 9, 5-7 p.m.

I took the liberty of adding each of these to the often-overlooked Baltimore Area Events calendar, so feel free to copy any of these parties to yours! Which one will you be going to?

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  • ryan97ou

    i find it hard to believe that brewers art will be wasting one of their taps on Boh.

    • I don’t, considering most people will have 1-2 Bohs and promptly switch to one of their house brews

      • ryan97ou

        you don’t find it hard to believe? one less tap means one less said house beers.

        i find that hard to believe.

        • Oh I doubt it’s a permanent placement, so far as I know it’s only for the happy hour – I guess I’ll call them and ask!

  • baltimoregal

    Frazier’s, Baby! One of Baltimore’s best bars.

  • baltimoregal

    Speaking of the calendar, what is “BALTIMORE’S PREMIER BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT”?

  • Since we’re talking regional drinks, shouldn’t we consider local breweries? I was never a big fan of Clipper City/Heavy Seas or Brewer’s Art. A fairly well-known Web site,, lists Capital City Brewing, Oliver Breweries, South Baltimore Brewing all within the city. Frederick has a few excellent microbreweries but that’s not close enough to Baltimore. I’m actually surprised we don’t have a few more really good microbrews.

  • James

    I love this show and love this city! I cant wait to catch this episode on my DVR. I work and subscribe to DISH Network. Among the 200+ channels in HD that DISH offers, HDNet is on the lowest package! I can affordably watch Zane and the Gang!