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



This is what the holidays area all about. Pick your Angel from our Salvation Army of Central MD Angel Tree and help make Christmas for our adopted South Baltimore family happen.

Tear off the bottom half, buy a present or clothing for that child and return the wrapped gift under the tree by Dec. 13th and our thanks to you is a free pint of your choice.


Take the stress out of holiday shopping—Checkerspot has got you covered!

Give the gift of craft beer.

You can customize your own gift basket for your loved ones OR choose from our Hop Lovers, The Lighter Side, or Shades of Checkerspot packages.

We can build and have baskets ready for pickup within 24 hours. We’ll be fulfilling orders up until Wednesday, December 23rd.

You can fill out the form online at or swing by the taproom.

And don’t forget, Checkerspot Crowlers and gift cards make great stocking stuffers too!


Join us Thursday 12/13 from 4-9pm to celebrate the holidays! We’ll have raffles throughout the evening to win sweet Checkerspot Prizes and all of the proceeds will go towards a grocery store gift card for our adopted South Baltimore family through the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.

Wear your best onesie, PJs or ugly Christmas sweater! Best outfit wins a prize!

East, drink and be merry:)

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!!!


Yes you CAN be an ornament. Join us for some holiday ornament crafting using brewery items. Cans turned into stars, angels, reindeer and more, hops and grains make fabulous ball fillers.

$20 includes a beer, tip, service fees and all the materials to walk away with 2 awesome decorations. Monday 12/17 is SOLD OUT and there is still space for Thurs 12/20, both are 7-9pm.

Tickets for 12/20:


On Wednesday 12/26, bring your worst Christmas present in (wrapped or unwrapped) to compete for who go the worst gift! This will be a white elephant gift exchange, so you will leave with something better or worse:)


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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  • On Tap

Eyelash Viper

Eyelash Viper (6.8%). This NEIPA has tropical fruit notes from Citra, Amarillo and Equinox hops. In the soft and juicy style of NEIPAs, but without the chalky haze

Swaen Song

Swaen Song (6%). This German pilsner is a very special collaboration to remember Baltimore Brewing Company/DeGroen’s and the original team. Using 100% Swaen malt (owned by Theo DeGroen, we used traditional Saaz hops with the newer Cashmere hops to honor history as well as the future. The earthy/spicy Saaz blends well with the lemon/lime flavors from Cashmere hops – refreshingly dry finish.

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 (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.


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

12/7 SoBo Cafe 5-8pm
12/8 Baltimore Crab Cake Co. 3-8pm

12/13 Superior Oyster Shuckers 4-8pm
12/15 Dizzy Cow Pizzeria
12/16 RAVENS!

12/22 SoBo Cafe 3-8pm

12/28 La Tavola 4-8pm
12/29 SoBo Cafe 3-8pm
12/20 Dough Boy Pretzel Company (DBPC) 10am


$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.


$ 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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