Charm City Meadworks launches line of canned mead, hosts release party

We've nodded at canned craft beer a coupla times before—it's increasingly popular, even among Baltimore's breweries, not to mention it's ideal for tubing. So we're especially excited for the release of local canned mead from Curtis Bay’s Charm City Meadworks.

The meadery's handle has been cropping up more frequently on city tap handles lately, and now it's debuting its wildflower, elderberry, and basil-lemongrass varieties of mead in 12-ounce cans, according to co-owner Andrew Geffken.

"There's a pretty good bet you'll be able to find it in time for Labor Day" in stores that currently carry Charm City Mead, Geffken said. "We're excited about it." Geffken added that the company hopes to expand to more stores soon; its current distribution footprint is limited to the Baltimore area, Annapolis, Washington, D.C., a bit of the Eastern Shore, and (oddly enough) Portland, Oregon.

The meadery begins canning tomorrow. River City Canning—the mobile canning operation located next to Jailbreak Brewing—is doing the canning. Four-packs of the mead will ship to stores next Tuesday, but you can get your hands on a can sooner than that at Charm City Meadworks' Aug. 29 release party, which also celebrates the meadery's one-year anniversary.

Tickets for the Saturday event are $35 and include three drinks, eats from Blacksauce Kitchen, and entertainment. The shindig runs from 6-10 p.m.—and come on, you know you've always wanted to see Curtis Bay at night.

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