In praise of ValhallaJun 02, 2021 12:41PM ● By Tricia Hoadley
Text by Richard L. Gaw
Don’t take this magazine’s word for it.
We could spend paragraphs waxing poetic about the success of Valhalla Brewing Company in Elkton, and how they have been able to combine the “sent-from-heaven-above” marriage of great food, brews and a convivial atmosphere together under one roof.
We could devote reams of words to thanking owners Kevin and Sammi Taylor for their vision to begin Cecil County’s first microbrewery in September of 2018, as well as the dedicated staff whose friendly vibes give off that cozy feeling of being welcomed into a home away from home.
We could carve out several chunks of copy merely to the brew pub’s menu alone, the one with killer names like Bama Basket, Drunken Piggy and Hulkadilla, but there would be little space left over to express our devotion to what’s on tap – Siggs Amber Ale, Coconut Porter, Apple Cran Cider and did we say mead?
So we won’t do that.
Instead, we will turn the accolades over to those whose reflections on Elkton’s popular brewpub count the most – the lengthening trail of commentary from customers who have dotted social media and online advisory reviews with praise for what’s been happening on Cherry Hill Road:
“Their was phenomenal, the staff was friendly and accommodating, and the food was amazing. The giant pretzel was the best, and all three dipping sauces were delicious. I will make sure to hit this place up if I’m ever in town again.”
“One of the best breweries I’ve been to! Not only do they have a great selection of beer, , and cider, the food is amazing! It’s worth the Uber ride out there without a doubt! The staff is very friendly to top it all off! It’s a great atmosphere with plenty of space to hang out both at the bar or at the tables.”
“We had every one of their beers and the , and all were excellent. We had both flatbreads and four flavors of wings, as well as the big -- and boy is it -- pretzel. All were excellent. Theirs were some of the best wings I’ve ever had.
“We live about an hour away and I can’t wait to go back down there. If I lived closer to this place I would probably be reported missing by my wife until she thought to look at Valhalla. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.”