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


Brews & Bones Happy Hour

Friday, June 21st

Summer is around the corner. Unleash the joy at our furry-friendly brewery during Brews & Bones Happy Hour! Tails wagging, paws prancing, and noses sniffing—our four-legged friends will enjoy visiting dog vendors and mingling with other canine companions. Our human patrons can delight in craft beers and food. Attendance is free.

Sip & Script

Wednesday, June 26th

Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, you’ll be introduced to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink in this workshop. We will cover all the basics and prepare you to add those unique lettered details to your snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor, and more! The perfect crafty night out!

Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink pot, 2 letter guides, tracing paper, and straight pen holder), and all materials to write on. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the workshop!

Feel free to come early, grab your seat, and purchase any food (food and drinks available to purchase throughout class too!). Class will start promptly at 6:00 PM!


Spanish Immersion Group

Thursday, June 27th

A monthly meet-up to learn Spanish. A relaxed, small group environment. Meeting the last Thursday of every month. ATTENDANCE IS FREE!

Join Greg’s Shitty Trivia after at 8 PM.

Paint & Sip

Wednesday, July 3rd


Come join us for a fun evening creating your very own masterpiece inspired by the beautiful Checkerspot butterfly.  One free drink each.



Brews & Bones Happy Hour

Friday, July 12th

Brews & Bones Happy Hour is a place for you AND your pup to socialize. Support small businesses by shopping their dog products. Bring your dog in costume to participate in dog friendly olympic games. Prizes for our winners. Attendance is free.

Charcuterie Workshop

Saturday, July 13th


What could be better than watching the Baltimore Orioles and creating your own Fresh from the Farm Charcuterie board to snack on?! Learn the art of arranging a beautiful and delicious spread of locally sourced meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and more. Let's get fancy, farm-fresh style!




KOE Live

Saturday, July 13th

Jam out with KOE after the O's vs Yankees game. One of our owners, Rob Neff will be up on stage giving the people what they want to hear.

Speed Dating

Sunday, July 14th
1:30PM & 4PM

Join us to meet a minimum of 5, and a maximum of 15 potential matches. Meeting face-to-face allows you to find out immediately if you have a spark. Speak with each person for six minutes, and then let us know who you'd like to speak with again -- we do the rest! No pressure, no games, just a nice time... and maybe something magical will happen!



Beer & Ballet

Wednesday, July 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.

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Skip The Small Talk

Wednesday, July 24th

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.

Check-in for this event will begin around 6:45 pm. Please do your best to arrive before 7:00 pm so we can begin as close to on time as possible.


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 www.GregsShittyTrivia.com.

Bread By Bridget Bread Drop

Second Friday Of The Month


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

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June 15th - 6TH ANNIVERSARY!!!! We will have a re-release of Inspiration Rye IPA, still in collaboration with Sam Adams and the Brewing the American Dream program but brewed at Checkerspot, and we are brining back our anniversary beer releases from all of the years past. High Five Schwarzbier, Bella Birra Italian Pilsner, 3 Honey Hazy IPA, Local Gold Hefeweizen and a special Dog Beer for the pooches will stand in for year 2.


Mid-July - Locally Delicious Sour with strawberries, blackberries and blueberries from Eastern Shore's Emily's Produce


Late July - Bubbles, a Champagne Session

Checkerspot Events & Specials

Get notified about our beer releases, specials, and upcoming events!



Book event space at Checkerspot to host your next business meeting, anniversary party, birthday party, wedding, rehearsal dinner, team building event, gender reveal, holiday party, fundraiser, etc. Whatever you dream up, we can do!

Fill out the form in the Contact Us tab or email Denis for more information at denis@checkerspotbrewing.com.


Checkerspot Brewing Company
1421 Ridgely St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Brewery: (443) 388-9198