1700 Union Ave., (410) 467-0290, unioncraftbrewing.com
Not only has the Woodberry/Hampden brewery inundated the neighborhood and city with a tremendous amount of quaffable suds, they've injected a newfound energy to the community. In April they pulled off the Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival, which brought out the likes of national performers Tony Trischka and Tim O'Brien alongside lionized locals Cris Jacobs and Caleb Stine, among several others. Saturday tours draw food trucks and regulars from the neighborhood. That's to say nothing of the varied styles they peddle to Baltimore bars, including a black lager, a Berliner weisse, a red ale, and a mild-more diversity than any other local brewery. Their staples are first-class as well, as recognized by the rest of the country: Union's Balt Alt won a first-place award at last year's Great American Beer Fest.