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


Wed. Oct. 17th 6-9pm: The 9th annual Homebrew Extravaganza is now held at Checkerspot! $10 gets you samples of more than 30 homebrews and brewers compete for your vote to wine great prizes. Proceeds go to BARCS, Mexican on the Run food truck will be here starting at 5pm and KOE will be rocking out!!

Thurs. Oct. 18th 5-7pm: Buck a shuck oysters by the dozen and $5 Keeper Stout drafts all night!

Tailgate starts at 10am 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 and 10am for 4pm games, so come on out!!! 10/21 home game is King’s Bacon BBQ serving up smoked deliciousness starting at noon!

OMG!! Oh My Gourd!

Join us at the brewery for a fun night of beers and creativity (well sorta). She’s Crafty Amethyst will lead us through various gourd decorating ideas and techniques. Price includes a draft beer of choice, gratuity, all art supplies, CANDY and snacks and unlimited bad puns…we are sure your craft will be GOURD’eous…see what we did there?


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




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

What's on Tap?

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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%) A Belgian farmhouse Saison style brewed with elderflowers. Very drinkable and approachable for craft beer aficionados and people who enjoy an easy drinking beer. While we still have the Saison de Fleur: ROSE, try them side by side!!


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.


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.

2 Paws 2

2 Paws 2(5.8% ABV) – Round 2 of the collaboration brew with Flying Dog. This pale ale is brewed with locally grown paw paw fruits (like a Maryland mango) from Deep Run Orchard, locally grown and malted 2-row and 6-row barley from Dark Cloud Malthouse and Chesapeake Malting, and Galaxy hops. We brewed one with them in Frederick (2 Paws the original last year and 2 Paws 2 this year) and then they came here to help brew one here at Checkerspot. Feel the love!


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.

10/17 Mexican on the Run 5-9pm
10/18 Superior Oyster Shuckers 5pm - BUCK A SHUCK!
10/19 Taste of Aloha 4-8pm
10/20 Dam Good Food (Italian!!)
10/21 King's Bacon BBQ 12:30pm - ?

10/26 Mexican on the Run 4-8pm
10/27 Gypsy Queen 3-8pm
10/28 Bistro Lunch Box


$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’ll probably have delicious Checkerspot beer in it!


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

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