Baltimore, Maryland is about to witness something the city hasn’t seen in over thirty years: The opening of a large scale brewery.
Peabody Heights Brewery, owned/operated by Stephen Demczuk and J. Hollis Albert, has signed a lease to take over a former Canada Dry bottling plant in the Abell neighborhood. This is yet another step in the brewery startup process- a step that will move Peabody Heights Brewery that much closer to its opening day.
Originally, Peabody Heights Brewery was going to be named Charm City Brewery, but potential legal problems forced a change in plans. A former Maryland brewer who claims to have rights to the Charm City name threatened a lawsuit. Rather than fight and waste money on legal proceedings, the management decided to just change the name and save a good deal of hassle.
Peabody Heights Brewery plans to start operation with a 30- barrel brewhouse. Demczuk has revealed plans for several different beer products, including styles with names such as Pendulum Pilsner, Tell- Tale Hearty Ale, and Cask of Amontillado. The first two will be packaged in various quantities, but the Cask of Amontillado will only be offered in 22 oz. bombers and kegs.
With the building secured and other basics in place, it should only two or three more months until the brewery is up and running. Baltimore craft beer fans have been waiting for a new brewery for some time and now they will finally have a new operation to call their own.