Checkerspot Brewing Company


We’re Baltimore proud to bring you small batch handcrafted beers inspired by nature right here in the city. The Baltimore Checkerspot is the Maryland state butterfly, which embodies our belief that without local appreciation, nature and quality ingredients, great beer does not exist.

There’s something for everyone here.

Free tours every Saturday at 2pm & 4pm



In honor of the Triple Crown races, we’ve brewed 3 batches for each of the 3 races.

Mint Julep: A Dessert IPA with mint and KY bourbon

Back Eyed Susan: Collaboration with Baltimore Whiskey Company, an Amber Saison with Epoch rye barrel staves and Meyer lemon peel

Belmont Jewel: A collaboration with local homebrewer Jason Heinen, a Brut IPA with pomegranate

The beers will be released on Wednesdays and a keg will be reserved for Saturday race days for a release at 4pm.


Spend your Friday evening at Checkerspot. Every Friday, something fun from 7 – 11pm!

May 17th: Open Mic (sign up starts at 12pm)

May 31st: Gamer Night Mario Kart Tournament

June 7th: DJ Craven from Idle Hour/Protean Records

June 14th: Karoke Night

June 21st: Open Mic (sign up starts at 12pm)

June 28th: Casino Night


Join us on Saturday June 1st from 11 – 12:30pm for our 2nd kid forward morning concert. We welcome Baltimore based Ebb & Nova to rock out some originals, pop covers and few magical kingdom surprise tunes.

This event is for all ages.

Ticket price includes a beer for our adult guests 21 and over ($20) as well as all taxes, fees and tip and kids ($10). Tickets:

Family friendly food for kids and adults served starting at noon!

T's TO TANKS: 6/6

We drink and we make things…or destroy one thing to make something else!

Join us at Checkerspot  on Thursday June 6th from 7-9pm for a night of transforming your boring t-shirt into a cool tank top.

Price includes a beer, all materials to convert your OWN t-shirt into something else, tip and service fees. Tickets are $20:

Beginner to NO sewing skills are required.


Pickin’ Mondays every Monday from  6:30 – 9pm.

Bring your instrument and come join in! All musicians get a free pint as a thank you from us for playing:)

Pull that guitar, harmonica, percussion or anything else you can think of and join the hootenanny every Monday.

PISTONS & PINTS: Last Sundays May-Aug

Sunday Drivers! Join us the last Sunday of May, June, July, and August.

Show up with your classic car or motorcycle and grab a cold one on us. We have a large parking lot with lots of shade for those hot summer days.


Join us Saturday June 22nd from 12 – 3pm for the 2nd ladies craft beer social workshop. This Beer ABC includes tastings, lunch, guest presenters, games and more.

Host Baltimore Beer Babes and Baltimore Girls Pint Out to bring ladies who craft together to learn, discuss and share in a fun and casual environment.

Topics to be covered, proper glassware, brewery models, beer naming and more.

Lunch is provided along with a pint of Checkerspot Brewing Company beer, tastings from Checkerspot, TBA, participating breweries.

$30 tickets are all inclusive and can be purchased at


Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 S. Sharp St., Baltimore, MD 21230


Brewery: (443) 388-8912


Monday: 4 – 9pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wed & Thurs: 4 – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 12 – 11pm
Sunday: 12 – 8pm

What's on Tap?

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“HERE” Beer

“HERE” Beer (6%). A nice light American style wheat beer with paw paw fruits from Deep Run Orchard in MD. This Frank Robinson tribute beer is perfect for O’s season!

Hillbilly Gold

Hillbilly Gold (5%). Light, crisp with that awesome lager finish. A German Pilsener brewed in collaboration with local beer historian, Maureen O’Prey. We re-created a pilsner brewed in 1905 era at the Bauernschmidt Brewery in Baltimore. We used some traditional European pilsner malt and some local Pilsner malt from Dark Cloud Malthouse and Chesapeake Malting, as well as Cluster hops from upstate NY and traditional Hallertau hops from Germany.


Dan (6%). A traditional German Märzen with a rich malt and crisp lager finish.  In honor of our electrician Dan who has gone above and beyond, so a solid great beer for a solid great guy!

Plum Crazy

Plum Crazy (5.4%). Fresh juiced plums from Baugher’s Orchard co-fermented with our pale ale base.

Big Wig

Big Wig (5%). A Chocolate Nut Brown brewed with cocoa nibs soaked in Barfly’s special Buffalo Trace bourbon.


Psycho Haze

Psycho Haze (6.7%). This NEIPA has juicy, tropical fruit notes from Galaxy, Azacca and Equinox hops, with a touch of local honey.

Jean Quad

Jean Quad (10.6%). A Belgian style Quad brewed with dates macerated in Barfly’s special Russell’s Reserve bourbon. Definite dark dried fruit (raisin, date) flavors that will warm your belly!

Saison de Fleur: CHAMOMILE


Saison de Fleur: CHAMOMILE (5.5%) Next in the Fleur/Flower series – Belgian farmhouse Saison style brewed with chamomile. Very drinkable and approachable for craft beer aficionados and people who enjoy an easy drinking beer.


NITRO: Keeper (4.7% ABV). Dark chocolate yumminess, this Milk Stout is brewed with Chesapeake Bay blue crab shells from JM Clayton’s in Cambridge, a 5thgeneration crab processor. The crab shells give the beer a roundness and minerality.

First Whisper

ON CASK: First Whisper(5.3% ABV) A traditional British ESB cask conditioned by our very own Cask Whisperer, Steve Marsh.


Strongman(10.1% ABV). Double digits here with this Belgian Golden Strong, notes of honey and pear. This one can creep up on you!

Locally Delicious

Locally Delicious(5%) – A Kettle Sour brewed with 100% local ingredients. We used 6-row barley from Chesapeake Malting, wheat from Dark Cloud Malthouse, Nugget hops from Bullfrog Farm, and yeast grown by local wrangler, Jasper Yeast. The sour was finished with local peaches and nectarines from Baugher’s and blackberries and blueberries from Caskwhisper Farms.


Juniperus(7.4% ABV). An IPA with dank candy flavors and a hint of pine, brewed with Idaho 7 & Mosaic hops and juniper berries.

Stomping Ground

Stomping Ground (5.4% ABV). A Pale Ale heavily hopped with Experimental hop #07270, a trifecta of dankness, pine and delicate citrus. We’re trying to rename the hop Experimental #21230!

5/18 Brats & Pretzels 3-8pm
5/25 Baltimore Crab Cake Company 3-8pm
6/1 Family Friendly Food starting at noon!


$8 Amish Cheese

Pick from 3 Amish cheeses – Sharp Cheddar, Smoked Cheddar and Alpen Kase. Served with crackers.

$5 Pickles

Pickles made with beer.

$8 Beef Jerky

The best beef jerky you’ve ever had! Made with beer too:)


$ Coming soon…

It’ll probably have delicious Checkerspot beer in it!


Enjoy a beer looking out over the brewery where it was made

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