Boicourt and Geffken started Charm City Meadworks as a back-burner project while they considered other business ideas, and in late 2013, Boicourt said they thought, "now is the time." Both were working full-time jobs while putting in extra hours building out their fermenting facility and mustering up a following for their product. Last year, Boicourt and Geffken decided to take the plunge, quitting their day jobs to focus on the company full time. In 2015, Charm City Meadworks produced nearly 13,000 gallons of mead. Last September, the company also launched draft mead packaged in cans, which Geffken said doubled their volume overnight. "Cans move like beer," he said. "They have a lower ABV, so you can drink more of it." The new packaging is also an indication of the company's forward-thinking philosophy: "Cans are a modern package, so it helps us bring mead into the 21st century," he said.