Brewing, Baseball and History
Peabody Heights was the first brewery to be opened within Baltimore city limits in over 35 years. The brewery takes its name from the original neighborhood name, which has since been changed to Charles Village. The brewery produced its first batch of beer in December 2012 and is now brewing more than 2,000 barrels each month. It is owned and operated by Baltimore-native entrepreneurs and investors.
We offer a unique co-op arrangement that allows small brewers to maintain the independence and integrity of their products. Our members have already spent years perfecting their recipes in garages and brew pubs. They may have already built their own brewhouse from the ground up, but now need more capacity. They are passionate about their beers, and still deeply involved in every step of the process.
With the guidance of our master brewer Ernie Igot, these microbrewers can use our expandable facility to offer their unique, lovingly crafted products to beer lovers across the mid-Atlantic and beyond.
Ernie Igot, Head Brewer
Ernie is legendary in the beer business. After graduating from the University of the Philippines with a degree in chemical engineering in 1975, he worked at San Miguel Brewery for 21 years. In 1986, he placed 3rd at the Versuchs-und-Lehranstalt fur Brauerei (VLB) course in Berlin, Germany. At San Miguel he moved up through the ranks to become a Brewmaster and manager. He oversaw the day-to-day operations of 11 breweries and 2 brewpubs in the Philippines, China, Indonesia and Vietnam. In 1997 he moved to the US and worked with a local brewer for 12 years – the last 6 years as head brewer. In June, 2012, he started working with Peabody Heights Brewery and assisted in the installation of brewery’s equipment. He resides with his wife and 3 kids in Olney, Montgomery County.
Our location is steeped in Baltimore sports history. The site was home of the minor-league Baltimore Orioles franchise from 1916 through 1944. Just across 29th street stood an earlier incarnation of Oriole Park, where a promising young pitcher named Babe Ruth played as a minor leaguer before being sold to the Red Sox.
News about the Brewery
Franchot Presents Comptroller’s Cup to Peabody Heights Brewery
Peabody Heights Brewery Old Oriole Park Bohemian Lager was named Maryland’s top beer at the 2015 Maryland Craft Beer Competition. Other overall winners included Evolution Craft Brewery’sLot #6 Double IPA which placed 2nd overall, RavenBeer’s The Cask which placed 3rd overall
Collaboration is Key at Peabody Heights Brewery
thedrinknation.com – July 27, 2015
In a large unassuming building just off 30th street, in a neighborhood otherwise known for housing Baltimore’s beloved Book Thing, the city’s newest tasting room just recently opened its doors to the public.
Peabody Heights brewery gets visit from comptroller peter franchot
WJZ Baltimore – June 27, 2015
He was joined with Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford as they issued the brewery with a proclamation recognizing its success as a local business. The pair toured the facility- located on the site of the old Oriole Park. The brewery is the first in Baltimore City in more than 35 years.
Open house at Peabody Heights Brewery draws a crowd
Baltimore Sun – June 16, 2013
Public gets its first look at former soda bottling plant in Abell. When a friend told Brad Siegler and Kim Murray that a brewery in Baltimore was throwing a party for the public Saturday afternoon, distance was not a factor for the Columbia couple. “It sounded fun,” Murray said at the Peabody Heights Brewery in Abell, where beers like Red Cent Amber and Knuckle-Buster IPA flowed freely, as a rock band played and a mobile food truck sold chicken and waffles.
Peabody Heights Brewery hiring and expanding production
BMore Media – March 12, 2013
Things are hopping at the Peabody Heights Brewery. The 50,000-square-foot Charles Village brewery produced its first beer in December, and is building up production…
Baltimore brewery starts incubator for beer
Baltimore Business Journal – November 23, 2012
Cousins Nick Fertig and Dan Baumiller have been brewing beer out of their garage for four years. For a while the only people who tasted their beer — a product of Full Tilt Brewing — were guests at private parties. But after months of tweaking the recipe for their flagship beer, Baltimore Pale Ale, Full Tilt may soon get its big break.
New Baltimore brewery signs lease for Waverly bottling plant
Baltimore Sun – March 20, 2012
Peabody Heights Brewery, formerly called Charm City Brewing Company, has signed a lease this month for a bottling plant near Waverly, in the Abell neighborhood. The lease puts it one step closer to becoming the first large-scale brewery to open within city limits in over 30 years.