The kitchen is open 7 days a week now!

Hand-brailled can collab with BISM release party April 20th

Welcome to Checkerspot Brewing!

Come see the new space at 1421 Ridgely St.

Why the Checkerspot name?

Fun Fact: The Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly is Maryland's state butterfly.

Our namesake embodies our belief that without an appreciation of nature, and local, quality ingredients... great beer cannot exist.

We’re proud to bring you an array of small-batch, thoughtfully crafted GLUTEN REDUCED beers–inspired by nature, but served right here in Baltimore-the city we love. There’s something for everyone here!


Monday - Wednesday: 3 - 9 PM

Thursday: 3 - 10 PM

Friday & Saturday: 12 - 10 PM

Sunday: 12 - 8 PM


New menu items coming soon!

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 3-8PM

Thursday 4-9PM

Friday/Saturday 12-8PM

Sunday 12-6PM


Good Daze Markets

Saturday, April 6th


Vintage and secondhand clothing, art, goods, tattoos and piercings. Enjoy gluten-reduced craft beer and food while you shop. Shop small and support local businesses.

Sip & Move

Sunday, April 7th


A body movement therapy using Afro Latin Dance Movement techniques and mediation to help increase strength, improve flexibility and decrease muscle tension.

One beer included in your ticket.


Rebuilding Community Night

Wednesday, April 10th


Rebuilding Together Baltimore celebrates 35 years of service to Baltimore City and Baltimore County in 2024. We want to celebrate by bringing our communities together in the target areas we work in. Our organization began in 1989 when a few dozen volunteers came together in Baltimore to help improve their neighborhood’s quality of life. 2000+ households later, our full time staff of 7 works year round to help homeowners live in safe and healthy homes and communities.

During the month of April, Rebuilding Together Baltimore will bring awareness to the importance of safe and healthy homes and communities for everyone. Join us in our mission to repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives. This year for National Rebuilding Month, we have partnered with several community organizations in the neighborhoods we work in to raise money and awareness.

From 5PM to 8PM, Checkerspot Brewing will donate $1 for every beer sold. 

Baltimore Baby Bonus Fund

Thursday, April 11th


The Baltimore Baby Bonus Fund is a proposed Charter Amendment from the Maryland Child Alliance that would create a program to provide direct financial support to new parents in Baltimore City. The program would offer a one-time payment of at least $1,000 to Baltimore city residents upon the birth or adoption of a child. The aim is to improve the well-being of children and families, while also having long-term benefits for the economy as a whole. To make this a reality, the campaign is seeking to collect 10,000 signatures from registered voters in Baltimore City by July 27th, 2024, and then have the Charter Amendment added to the 2024 general election ballot. 

Based on our most recent signature validity rate, we estimate that we will need to collect 13,000 total signatures to ensure 10,000 accepted signatures.



Bread By Bridget Bread Drop

Friday, April 12th


Freshly baked sourdough and focacci bread. Support your local microbakery.

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Beer & Ballet

Wednesday, April 17th

Dancing to 80’s and 90’s music, participants will dance in an hour-long beginning - intermediate ballet class. Those of legal age are invited to purchase a brew and take their place at the bar. Afterward, join us at our "After Brew Hangout" to meet new folks, chat about class, and enjoy a new brew.

Tickets Here:

Cheers for a Cause

Friday, April 19th


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is leading the charge to stop blood cancers by raising money for research, patient support, and advocacy. The Visionary of the Year campaign is a 10-week fundraising campaign from March 21st to May 30th. Paul Mauritz, has been in remission from Lymphoma for the past 14 months and has agreed to be a candidate for Visionary of the Year and raise funds to support the LLS mission. By raising more than $50,000, we can connect my name and the name of my friends son to an LLS-funded research portfolio! We need your help to raise as much money as possible!

Today approximately 1.2 million Americans fight a daily battle with blood cancers. Every 3 minutes another person in the US unwillingly joins the fight, and every 9 minutes, someone in our country dies from a blood cancer. This truly hits close to home. Your contributions directly support LLS’s important work.


Donate Here:

Blind Industries & Services of Maryland Beer Release

Saturday, April 20th


Blind Industries and Services of Maryland in collaboration with Checkerspot Brewery have teamed up for the first time in crafting an EXCLUSIVE brew that will help raise awareness and money for those with vision loss.
Join us at our LAUNCH party and be a part of the excitement.
Limited release cans hand brailled by BISM staff.
BISM staff on site pouring.
Blind awareness games- braille beer pong and blind taste testing.
Hand braille embosser on site for people to experience.
50/50 and raffles.
Live music by Roses & Rust and The Wafflers.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to BISM to continue to provide non visual life skills training to blind individuals.


Brübakes V Homebrew & Baking Competition

Sunday, April 21st

Uniting Homebrewers and Bakers in a single competition to celebrate spring, sustainable brewing practices and the DIY spirit! Proceeds to benefit the Station North Tool Library.

Tickets Here:

Flight Night

Wednesday, April 24th

Participate in our monthly Flight Night to enjoy six 8oz pours of our gluten-reduced craft beers served to you by owner and brewer, Judy Neff. Throughout this tasting you will learn about both the science and creativity behind the brewing industry. The menu is predetermined by Judy in hopes to expand your pallet and understanding for each beer style.

Tickets Here:

An Evening For The Stars

Saturday, April 27th 


The Starfish Foundation is a premier means for at-risk Ecuadorian youth to achieve a post-secondary education by providing scholarships, tutoring, and leadership development for students ages 11 to 18. An Evening for the Stars is our annual fundraiser to continue to support our students in Guayaquil. Join us for an evening of fun and hear from scholars and volunteers about the impact our work has on students' lives.

Tickets Here:


Speed Dating

Sunday, April 28th
1:30 & 4PM

For our SINGLE Baltimore beer lovers, Checkerspot Brewing presents Speed Dating by Pre-Dating. This is the best way to meet someone who's right for you. MEET REAL PEOPLE, ready for a real relationship. Forget apps & dating sites - come see what a difference meeting people in person makes. We can't wait to see what happens!

Pre-Dating's been bringing people together to create successful relationships since 2001...will you be next? Seats are very limited!

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Skip The Small Talk

Wednesday, May 1st

Bring your friends (or come by yourself) and spend your Wednesday night at an event where you know everyone else is there for the same reason.

We'll be offering "big talk" conversational prompts on them to get you started, and we'll have lots of structure to make sure that you actually talk to people and that it's not awkward. Not feeling like answering a particular question? No worries, we'll have plenty to choose from, like, "When are you the happiest?" and, "If you were going to become close friends with me, what would I need to know about you?" We'll give you ground rules to make sure you feel comfortable and safe sharing as much of yourself as possible while still feeling in complete control of how much you divulge.

There will be food and drinks for sale.

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Greg's Shitty Trivia

Greg's Shitty Trivia is in the house every Thursday, serving you some of the funniest, craziest trivia in town.

Games start at 8 PM. Tables and chairs are first-come, first-serve.

For more of Greg's events and trivia nights, visit


Always a fun pilot batch release in the taproom!

April 20th - name to be revealed 4/19 - a collaboration fundraiser beer with Blind Industries & Services of Maryland

April 27th - Saison Papillon, a Honey Rye Saison brewed in collaboration with Idiom Brewing

April 16th - 395 Rye Amber Lager is back finally!

May 4th - Do or Do Not, a pilot batch lager with Tim peppercorns, matcha green tea, lime, salt & agave

May 4th - There is No Try, a pilot batch lager with curry leaf, Kashmiri chili, agave, lime & salt

May 5th - Lima Limón Gose with sea salt, lemon & lime

May 18th - Backstage Pass Blonde, brewed in collaboration with 89.7 WTMD for their 21st birthday!

Checkerspot Events & Specials

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Checkerspot Brewing Company
1421 Ridgely St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Brewery: (443) 388-9198