About

Brewing, Baseball and History

Brewing

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 smallabout_img 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 graduatingernie 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.

Baseball

about_imgOur 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
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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.
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Peabody Heights brewery gets visit from comptroller peter franchot

Open house at Peabody Heights Brewery draws a crowd

Peabody Heights Brewery hiring and expanding production

Baltimore brewery starts incubator for beer

New Baltimore brewery signs lease for Waverly bottling plant