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
Everyman Theatre Event at Checkerspot: Sweat! Nov. 12th
Monday Nov. 12th from 6:30 – 8:30pm, raise your glass with Everyman Theatre and Checkerspot Brewing for Veteran’s Day!!
We’re exploring Baltimore’s manufacturing history and future challenges over great beer. Watch selected scenes from Everyman’s current show, Sweat, combined with conversations with local residents connecting the play to current hardships facing us and our neighbors.
Tickets are $15.00. USE CODE SWEATCE19 for $5 off each ticket! 10% of proceeds go to local nonprofit Baltimore Station, who works to support veterans through residential-based self-sufficiency skills and integration. Tickets: https://everyman.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0FA000000MMK4vMAH
Novemberfest! Nov. 15th
Thursday Nov. 15th from 4-9pm, join us for a very traditional Novemberfest;) We will be serving Zicke Zacke Oktoberfest on gravity cask vs. draft and also First Whisper ESB on hand pump cask vs. draft, so come learn a little something about cask beer! Our Cask Whisperer will be on hand to answer all questions!
$1 fundraiser Raffle to win Checkerspot prizes – drawings at 6, 7 and 8pm.
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 SwaenPilsner Malt from LD Carlson (Theo DeGroenis an owner of SwaenMalts) 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!
Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 S. Sharp St., Baltimore, MD 21230
Brewery: (443) 388-8912
Monday: 4 – 9pm
Wed & Thurs: 4 – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 12 – 11pm
Sunday: 12 – 8pm
What's on Tap?
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 (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 (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 (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.
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(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(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.
11/9 Paradise Island 4-8pm
11/10 Dam Good Food 2-8pm
11/15 Superior Oyster Shuckers 5pm - BUCK A SHUCK!
11/16 Red Zebra Pizza
11/17 Red Zebra Pizza
11/18 Superior Oyster Shuckers
11/23 Baltimore Crabcake Company 4-8pm
11/24 La Tavola 2-8pm
11/25 Superior Oyster Shuckers