Key Brewing has been a 5-year project of long-time Baltimore, Maryland, brewer Mike McDonald and restaurant-consultant Spike Owen. Now, their brewery is nearly operational, waiting in a 100,00 square foot building, located near Sparrows Point, just outside of Baltimore.
The view above is from the brewhouse, behind the camera, looking past the fermentation tanks on the left. The brewery occupies only a small portion of the entire building, but has the option to expand into it, when and where needed.
Notice that patriotic color scheme.
And, here's a photo of McDonald, on the left on a dais with emcee Bob Tupper, during a beer tasting in 2012 (December, of course), in Washington, D.C.
- More photos from a tour of Key Brewing, pre-opening: here. A story to follow.
- Bob Tupper is a longtime raconteur, host, and observer of the mid-Atlantic beer scene. He and his wife Ellie have tasted over thirty thousand beers, and kept notes on each one. They are about to publish a guide to tasting good beer in Europe, "Drinking in the Culture: Tuppers’ Guide to Exploring European Beers".
- Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, usually posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject. Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
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