February 2, 2005
AT THE TABLES in DeGroen's Grill on Albemarle Street, the place where the Baltimore Brewing Co. dwells, the members of the Mug Club sit at the dear old copper bar they know so well and raise their glasses high, draining the brewery's last kegs. After 15 years of brewing German-style beers that made men weep for joy, that helped transform scholarly librarians into high-fiving football fans, that encouraged city building inspectors to rub shoulders with professors, doctors and museum docents, the Baltimore Brewing Co. is brewing no more.
January 24, 1991
A Mass of Christian burial for Patrick J. Ryder, a retired brewery worker, will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Passionist Monastery Roman Catholic Church, Old Frederick Road and Monastery Avenue.Mr. Ryder, who was 83, died of heart failure Tuesday at North Arundel Hospital. A Stevensville resident for the past 10 years, he had earlier lived in Catonsville.He retired in 1965 as a bottling machine operator for the National Brewing Co. Earlier, he worked for the Globe Brewing Co. and the American Brewery.
March 31, 1994
There is no finer example of a Victorian industrial structure in Baltimore City than the old American Building in the 1700 block of Gay Street. Standing on a hill, this temple of Bacchus rises over the surrounding rowhouse community like a magical storybook castle.After years of vandalism and false starts, the badly decayed American Brewery complex finally seems destined for renovation.Using a combination of city loans, state and federal grants as well as historic tax credits, the Council for Economic and Business Opportunity is in the process of putting together a $1.5 million package to turn the bottling wing into a flexible manufacturing center for light industrial business.
July 7, 2005
Louis A. Herstein Jr., a retired Gunther Brewery executive who had a long career in Baltimore's distilling industry, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at his home in the Cross Country section of Northwest Baltimore. He was 94. Born in Baltimore and raised in the 3800 block of Park Heights Ave., he was a 1927 Polytechnic Institute graduate who earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1930. As a young man, he worked at his father's Howard Street electrical repair and contracting store, where he learned to fix toasters and irons.
March 31, 1996
When you hop on a bus loaded with beer drinkers you may not know your exact destination, but you usually have a pretty good idea of where you will end up. Namely, at a spigot dispensing freshly brewed beer. That is what happened to me recently when I joined about 40 other thirsty pilgrims aboard a chartered bus traveling from downtown Baltimore to Victory Brewing Co., a new brewery and restaurant in Downingtown, Pa.I took the trip to improve my understanding of local geography, and to drink a little beer.
August 6, 2012
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, the flagship beer of Clipper City Brewing Co., hasn't stayed on shelves of stores across 18 states and Washington, D.C., for long. The thirst of beer drinkers for the India pale-ale-style beer showed no signs of diminishing this year as it made up nearly 50 percent of the brewery's sales, according to a company spokeswoman, Kelly Zimmerman. To meet the demand, the Halethorpe-based brewery stopped production of its imperial cream ale, called Davey Jones Lager, until next summer.