Reward yourself with a stop at Locust Post Brewery, a Western Maryland farm brewery founded by Tony and Denise Cornwell, who operate their venture in Little Orleans. The Cornwells, both artists, leveraged their combined talents (Tony is a home improvement contractor, and Denise, an accountant by trade) in the construction of this brewery on their 26-acre farmstead situated a few miles off the C&O Canal Towpath. It’s not too far off Interstate 68, west of Sideling Hill and about halfway between Cumberland and Hagerstown. Designed and built from the ground up, Locust Post Brewery incorporates repurposed and upcycled materials, both in the fabric of the structure and the artwork created by the Cornwells and other local artists. The brewery derives its name from the locust posts used as anchor poles for hop bines being grown next to the brewing facility and tasting room and harvested from their farm. Select from a wide variety of beers designed by award-winning brewer Lincoln Wilkins, who brews them on a new 5bbl system. With 12 years of experience, Lincoln prepares a lineup of solid traditional European ales and lagers, spanning the range from light to dark, interspersed with American-style IPAs and seasonal offerings incorporating flavor elements derived from the Cornwell’s farmland. While visiting, consider a Maryland wine, a Handcrafted Western Maryland Lemonade or other beverage. A small on-site kitchen offers delicious pizza, soft pretzels with beer cheese, chips and salsa and similar snacks. Rest for a while on the beautiful wraparound deck with views of the mountains, or enjoy live entertainment almost any weekend.