(BALTIMORE, MD) – Nepenthe Homebrew is excited to announce that they will be relocating to Falls Road in the spring of 2018, where they will be adding a brewery and taproom to their retail and brew-on-premises concept.
After just over four years in operation at their current location in Woodberry, Nepenthe’s current owners Brian Arnold and Jill Antos are teaming up with Brendan Kirlin, former partner at Le Garage, to bring Nepenthe Brewing Co. to the Hampden neighborhood. The expanded operation will focus on providing an eclectic mix of modern and experimental beer styles with food to match while continuing to provide Baltimore’s homebrewers with equipment and ingredients for brewing at home. The tap room will employ pub-style service rather than traditional table service, creating a casual, comfortable setting with a mix of communal and bar seating.
The 11,000 square-foot building at 3622-24 Falls Road, formerly occupied by David’s 1st and 10 Sports Bar and Caribbean Products, Ltd., will include a 3,000 square-foot taproom and a 10-barrel brew house with 80 barrels of cellar capacity. The building also includes an indoor/outdoor flex-space in the rear on Cairnes Lane that will be used for additional seating and events during warmer months. Architectural design will be provided by SM+P Architects with construction by J C Porter Construction.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of Baltimore’s vibrant brewing scene. This community has shown us so much support,” says Antos. The homebrew shop has survived two catastrophic floods in its location at Meadow Mill; the new location represents a substantial altitude gain. “We’re looking forward to creating a new neighborhood place where people can grab a beer flight with something to eat and hang out, learn to brew, shop for their homebrew supplies, or all of the above. We love making beer and we’re so excited to share our passion.”
These synergies were among the things that interested Nepenthe in this expansion. “Having a homebrew shop under the same roof as the brewery gives us a tremendous amount of flexibility. We will be the kind of place where the tap list changes regularly, and where people can also learn about the ingredients and processes that go into making good beer,” says Arnold. “The food component will allow us to enhance the experience with pairings and culinary twists,” Kirlin adds.
Nepenthe, which opened their homebrew shop in February of 2013, offers equipment and ingredients for home producers of beer, wine, cider, and other fermented beverages and acts as a brewing education center where customers can brew in-store and learn the beer-making process. Nepenthe Homebrew will continue to operate at its current location at 3600 Clipper Mill Road during construction and will move up to Falls Road upon completion. To track the trio’s progress, follow Nepenthe Homebrew on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and www.nepenthehomebrew.com.
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