Union Craft Brewing

by Laurie on June 14, 2014

Featured Interview

Adam Benesch, co-founder Union Craft Brewery joined Laurie to talk summer brews and how the brewery got started. Situated along the Jones Falls river, in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore, the Union Craft Brewery makes great beer and great company. With reverence for tradition and place, we brew beers that unite old and new ideas, the science and craft of brewing, and boldness and balance of flavor. Founded in the fall of 2011 by Kevin Blodger, Adam Benesch and Jon Zerivitz, brewing operations officially began in the spring of 2012 with the installation of a 20 barrel brewhouse and the initial launch of Duckpin Pale Ale. Anthem Golden Ale, Baltimore, MD 5%ABV

Laurie and Union Craft Brewing Co-founder Adam Benesch share a few brews!

Laurie and Union Craft Brewing Co-founder Adam Benesch share a few brews!

Brewery Notes: In honor of the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s penning of The Star Spangled Banner just outside of Fort McHenry right here in Baltimore, we’ve brewed up this easy drinking, all-American beer. Our take on a classic American style, the Cream Ale, this light golden ale is brewed with American grown barley, wheat, corn, & oats and lightly hopped with Columbus for bittering and a kiss of floral Mosaic. This all-American classic is just the thing to make you sing! Balt Altbier, Baltimore, MD 5.6%ABV Brewery Notes: This German-style Altbier is our nod to an old world, old school ale. The word “Alt” is German for “old”, and refers to the traditional style of brewing before lager yeast was discovered. Balt is a dark, copper colored brew with a creamy head, a gentle bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Prost, Hon! Duckpin Ale, Baltimore, MD 5.5%ABV Brewery Notes: This generously hopped pale ale is a strike in your mouth! Brewed with lots of Pacific Northwest & New Zealand hops this beer is ten frames of big citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavor. A strong malt backbone rounds it out and makes this pale ale a delight for the senses. The pins may be small but the flavor is huge! In our town, we roll Duckpin—a true Baltimore original. Old Pro Gose (Sour) Baltimore, MD 4.2%ABV Brewery Notes: A dash of salt. A touch of tart. That’s what makes this unique German-style wheat beer a seasoned professional at serious summer thirst quenching. With its glowing golden color, peach & citrus nose followed by a prickly mouth feel that leaves a gentle tartness and a dash of salt on the palate, the Old Pro never fails to bring you back for another sip.

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