Food & Drink

Baltimore's Checkerspot Brewing Co. announces June opening

Checkerspot Brewing Co. owners Steve Marsh, from left, Judy Neff and Rob Neff pose inside their South Baltimore brewery, which will open to the public in late June.

Baltimore’s newest brewery, Checkerspot Brewing Co., will open June 30.

Located at 175 W. Ostend St., the taproom is now being constructed, with plans to open near the sports stadiums in South Baltimore from noon-midnight June 30, said co-owner Judy Neff.


Beers are being made now, too. Checkerspot plans to open with a saison, an India pale ale, an American pale ale, a stout and a kettle sour, Neff said.

“We’ve been brewing, so we want to make sure we have a good lineup,” Neff said.


The brewery will open with an approximately 1,000-square-foot taproom. Later this year, the owners plan to open the second floor, which will add another 2,000 square feet of room for visitors and provide Checkerspot a space to host private events, Neff said.

Checkerspot, which Neff owns with her husband, Rob Neff, and their friend Steve Marsh, is producing beers on a 15-barrel brewhouse system. They plan to make 1,000 barrels in their first year of operation, Neff said.

Operating hours and days are still to be determined, she said. For more information, go to