SHAKERS, Diamondback, Charm City Meadworks, and Baltimore Whiskey Team Up for Opening Day Block Party

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Several local companies are teaming up to celebrate the start of Orioles baseball. Pigtown’s SHAKERS, along with Diamondback Brewing Co., Charm City Meadworks, and The Baltimore Whiskey Company, are hosting an Opening Day Block Party on April 4th at SHAKERS located at 737 Carroll St. just a few blocks from Camden Yards. SHAKERS will be closing off its block for the festivities starting at 10 am with first pitch of the Orioles game at 3:05 pm.

SHAKERS will be open inside with its regular offerings and outside at the block party patrons will get to drink beers from South Baltimore-based Diamondback, mead from South Baltimore’s Charm City Meadworks, and spirits from The Baltimore Whiskey company of Remington. SHAKERS will be grilling out and serving its Pigtown Pork BBQ Sandwich and Ballpark Italian Sausage with peppers and onions.

“It’s an opportunity for Orioles fans to see the growth of Pigtown and have a whole lot of fun as well,” said SHAKERS Managing Partner Derrick E. Vaughan, who is also the owner of Ridgely’s Delight’s Corner Bistro and Wine Bar.

Diamondback is currently contract brewed in Virginia, but it is closing in on a new production brewery and tap room in South Baltimore. The team is hoping to share more details on their brewery in the near future.

Diamondback currently has four beers in its regular lineup: Three Thirty Amber Ale, Omar’s O.P.A, The Bamb Black IPA, and Citranova Session Ale, as well as seasonal offerings. Diamondback is also teaming with the Downtown Sailing Center on a “learning to sail” event on April 24th from 1pm to 4pm. Participants get a free Diamondback draft at Little Havana afterwards.

Charm City Meadworks currently offers nine meads between its draft selections, which are offered on-tap and in cans, and still selections. The team just launched their spring seasonal draft, Mango Comapeño, using chilis from a vendor they met at the Fell’s Point Farmers’ Market. Charm City Meadworks also just made its first full-time hire, bringing on Trevor Benante as sales representative.

Co-Owner James Boicourt told that business grew “tenfold” from 2014 and 2015 and they are currently searching for a larger space in the area.

SHAKERS-Pigtown Opening Day 2016

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