Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pic(k) of the Week: Tasting room fun at Union Craft

Tasting room fun @Union Craft

14 July 2013: many (tall?) tales were swapped, in the tasting room at Union Craft Brewery.

Located in the Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, Union Craft is the first production-only brewery to operate within the confines of the City of Baltimore since 1978, when the National Brewery closed in Highlandtown.
  • Since Union Craft began production, a second production brewery has opened in Baltimore. Peabody Heights Brewery, located in the Waverly neighborhood, opened in late January 2013.
  • Brewpub The Brewer's Art —located in the mid-town Mount Vernon neighborhood Baltimore— offers a few of its beers in 750-ml bottles and in 12-ounce cans, but these are contract-produced for it by an outside brewery. (It does brew all of its own Belgian-inspired draft beers at the pub.)
  • The brewpub Degroens had been bottling its beers on-premise in Little Italy for a few years by the time of its demise in 2005.
  • Heavy Seas Brewing has been known as a Baltimore brewery since its inception in 1995 (when it was called Clipper City Brewing). It has a Baltimore mailing address, but is actually located just south of the city's boundaries, in Halethorpe, Maryland.
Congratulations are in order for Union Craft's co-owners Kevin Blodger and Jon Zerivitz. Their brewery celebrates its one year anniversary on 27 July 2013! Get more information and tickets: here.

Union Craft's 1st anniversary

  • More pictures from the brewery visit: here.
  • A year earlier, YFGF interviewed Blodger and Zerivitz: here.
  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject. Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.


  1. Really wish I could make it to their one year anniversary party. The interaction Union has with their fans/customers is what makes me constantly go back for more....that and the great beer. Have you tried their Gose?

    1. Yes, I have. Kevin won with that at the GABF the year BEFORE he opened Union Craft, while still with Gordon-Biersch.


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