Brewmore Baltimore is the story about one of the largest industries in the United States: beer. At nearly $100 billion in annual sales, the U.S. beer market is ever growing. This film focuses on the beer industry from a localized perspective in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. Like many urban centers across the country, Baltimore is seeing revitalization in its downtown and expanding city limits as well as a reemergence of its beer industry. Authors Maureen O’Prey (“Brewing in Baltimore”) and Rob Kasper (“Baltimore Beer”) chronicle the rich, storied history of beer in Charm City along with an eclectic cast of local brewers and entrepreneurs. Brewmore Baltimore is not just about beer-making in one city, but about an economy that shaped American culture. Baltimore, basking in the neon glow of the National Bohemian sign atop the now defunct 1,000,000 sq. ft. National Brewery, is a city that cares about its local industries. Deeply rooted in the US brewing tradition, Baltimore City boasted over 40 breweries at the end of 1899. After a century of sharp decline, in 2012, Union Craft Brewing opened the first production brewery in Baltimore City in nearly 30 years. Baltimore brewing is multi-faceted in scale from small brewpubs to growing regional brewing operations.
Starring Brian Strumke, Volker Stewart, Hugh Sisson
Director Nicholas Kovacic