Checkerspot Brewing Company

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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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Novemberfest! Nov. 15th

Thursday Nov. 15th from 4-9pm, join us for a very traditional Novemberfest;)

We will be handing out samples of First Whisper ESB on cask and draft and then you vote for your favorite #TeamCask or #TeamDraft. Someone from the winning team will be selected to win a Checkerspot Holiday Gift Basket!

We’ll also have Zicke Zacke Oktoberfest on gravity cask vs. draft if you want to delve deeper, so come learn a little something about cask beer! $5 cask pints all day.

Our Cask Whisperer will be on hand to answer all questions!

$1 Raffle to win cool Checkerspot prizes – drawings at 6, 7 and 8pm. All proceeds benefit TasteWise Kids.

Superior Oyster Shuckers will be here with buck a shuck dozens starting at 4:30pm!

BBC COLLAB SWAEN SONG RELEASE: Nov. 19th

On Monday Nov. 19th, join the original Baltimore Brewing Company/DeGroen’s team and Checkerspot brewers, as well as the BBC Mug Club at the Checkerspot taproom for the release of the collaboration Pilsner, SwaenSong. It’s a pilsner paying homage to BBC, using Swaen Pilsner Malt from LD Carlson (Theo DeGroen is an owner of Swaen Malts) and traditional Saaz hops with a modern twist addition of Cashmere hops.

The BBC team got their start there and have gone onto amazing futures! Greg from Waverly, Barrett from District Chophouse, Spike from Key,  Rob from Brewers Art/Red Brick Station, Jim from Gordon Biersch, Joe from Baltimore Beer Week, along with Judy & Steve from Checkerspot will be here to celebrate and raise a glass. Dam Good Foods will have homemade German food too!

Custom Coaster Night: 11/29

On Thursday 11/29 from 7-9pm, join us at the brewery for another fun She’s Crafty nite. We will be making custom ceramic coasters/trivets using your favorite brewery’s artwork. These will make great holiday gifts or keep them for yourself!

Price includes all materials to decorate and first coat treatment of the coaster, a crafting coach, a beer, snacks, tips and processing fee.

We will have Right Side and Wrong Side of the Tracks labels for anyone who wants them!

HOLIDAY MAKERS MART & KYLE RILEY CONCERT: 12/1

On Saturday 12/1, from noon-4pm, get a jump on the holidays at our first Makers Market. Great local crafters and artist will be on site to make holiday shopping that much easier.
Artwork from our own poster designer, candles by our own assistant brewer, gourmet snacks from our own Cask Whisperer, spices, custom beer label coasters and trivets, jewelry, stuff for the puppers, stuff for the kids, books, art and more. A full list to come soon!
Crafting for the kids while supplies last. This is a free family fun event.

Want something special for the kids? Get tickets to our Babes in the Brewery Kindie Rock show 11:00-12:00. International Kindie Rock star Kyle Riley will be in the states for a limited tour. Diablo Donuts will be here with some treats!

The Sing to Me Tour features songs from Kyle’s 2018 release by the same title, some traditional children’s music and a couple tunes for the adults. The whole family will enjoy an hour of engaging and entertaining folk/rock music, sure to get you and your little ones moving. Tickets can be purchased through our FB page ($15 adults, $10 kids): https://www.facebook.com/events/536405590153769/

Tailgate starts at 9am and watch Ravens games at Checkerspot!

100.7 the Bay will live broadcast all home games out front and we’ll have beer flowing outside and a full selection inside to drink here or carry out of 32 oz. GOLD crowler cans! We open at 9am for all 1pm home games, so come on out!!! 11/18 and 11/25 Superior Oyster Shuckers will be out front starting at 10am!

BUCK A SHUCK OYSTERS THURSDAYS

Thursdays starting at 5pm: Buck a shuck oysters by the dozen from Superior Oyster Shuckers and $5 Keeper Stout drafts all night!

Address

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

Phone

Brewery: (443) 388-8912

Hours

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

What's on Tap?

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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!

Zicke Zacke

Zicke Zacke (6%). Malty with notes of caramel, this Oktoberfest is refreshing, but loaded with flavor. Get you ready to party! Zicke Zacke Zicke Zacke Oy Oy Oy!

Wrong Side of the Tracks

Wrong Side of the Tracks (7.2%). A kettle sour with sweet & sour cherries from Baugher’s and wet hopped with Chinook hops from Black Locust Hop Farm.

Right Side of the Tracks

Right Side of the Tracks (7.3%) An IPA generously late hopped “New England style” with Australian Enigma & Galaxy, so not bitter, but piney & dank with only a slight haze from the ridiculous amount of hops!

Beer Pong

Beer Pong (4.9%). A session IPA with notes of strawberry and tropical fruit from Belma & Galaxy hops and no bitterness. Refreshing!

Saison de Fleur: ELDERFLOWER

 

Saison de Fleur: ELDERFLOWER (5.7%) Next in the Fleur/Flower series – Belgian farmhouse Saison style brewed with elderflowers. Very drinkable and approachable for craft beer aficionados and people who enjoy an easy drinking beer.

39Rye-ve

39Rye-ve (4.9% ABV) A Maryland style Amber Rye Ale celebrating the heritage of MD style rye whiskey ingredients. Local Chesapeake Malting 6-row barley with rye for a nice bite and corn to smooth it all out. A refreshing and dry rye finish.

Keeper

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. The casks have added locally grown Cascade hops from Bullfrog Farm or English Breakfast tea.

Strongman

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.

Invisible Pink Unicorn

Invisible Pink Unicorn (7% ABV). This NEIPA has tropical fruit notes from Galaxy, Equinox and Azacca hops. In the soft and juicy style of NEIPAs, but without the chalky haze.

11/15 Superior Oyster Shuckers 5pm - BUCK A SHUCK!
11/16 Red Zebra Pizza 4-8pm
11/17 Red Zebra Pizza 2-7pm
11/18 Superior Oyster Shuckers 10am +

11/23 Baltimore Crabcake Company 4-8pm
11/24 La Tavola 2-8pm
11/25 Superior Oyster Shuckers 10am +

• SNACKS •

$8 Amish Cheese

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

$5 Pickles

Pickles made with Invisible Pink Unicorn IPA.

$7 Beef Jerky

The best beef jerky you’ve ever had! Made with Invisible Pink Unicorn IPA. Also a local beef made with Golden Strongman.

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IT DOESN'T GET ANY FRESHER THAN THIS!

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

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