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Business Unusual at Hysteria Brewing Company

The following “Business Unusual” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. With current mandates for all non-essential businesses to close, business is anything but usual in Maryland. In the Business Unusual series, MdHS is asking business employees, owners, customers, passers-by and neighborhood residents to visually share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis.

Hysteria Brewing sign
Photo courtesy of HVW

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – On this day, “HVW” from Columbia shared the photos here, along with this dispatch below:

Until 2015, there were no breweries in Columbia, Maryland. Today, there are three, including the very popular Hysteria Brewing Company. They are typically open 7 days a week and host regular beer “release” parties, yoga, weekly trivia, and even book clubs. The brewery has a dedicated following that can no longer visit their taproom. Last week, in need of an excuse for outdoor time, I rode my bike the 3.5 miles to the brewery from my home to stock up during quarantine, but also to support this important local business and Maryland industry. Places like Hysteria need our support during this difficult time. They are open for pick up and are now offering an ever expanding delivery service as quarantine goes on. Just like our restaurant industry, micro-breweries all over Maryland need our support now more than ever!

Beer perched on bike seat
Photo courtesy of HVW
Parked bike with beer on seat
Photo courtesy of HVW

Please note: The views, information, and opinions expressed and shared on the underbelly through the Collecting in Quarantine project do not necessarily represent those of the Maryland Historical Society. Our staff does not verify for accuracy the information contained within these submissions. The primary purpose of this series, with the permission of contributors, is to share and collect the experiences of Marylanders living through quarantine at this moment in time.

To learn more about the Collecting in Quarantine project and how to share a story and/or photos of your own, click here.