Checkerspot Brewing Co. plans to open its South Baltimore taproom in March following construction delays.
The brewery at 175 W. Ostend St. was originally aiming to open this summer, but construction has been delayed by structural renovations at the building, co-owner Judy Neff said.
“They’re massively updating that whole building of which we’re just a small part,” Neff said.
Owned by Neff; her husband, Rob Neff; and their friend Steve Marsh, Checkerspot has been in the works more than a year.
As they have waited to get their taproom up and running, Checkerspot’s owners have teamed up with other local breweries and wineries to create collaboration beers during the course of the year. Checkerspot has made two beers with Waverly Brewing Co. (Caped Bates, a gose made with caped gooseberries, and a saison called Love Child); one with Flying Dog Brewery (Two Paws, a pale ale brewed with pawpaws); and one with Key Brewing Co. and Stillwater Artisanal Ales (an India pale lager called Landing Bolts, sold to raise funds for a skate park at Rash Field).