Suspended Brewing Company Announces it is Leaving Pigtown

| November 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Suspended Brewing Company has announced it is leaving Pigtown for a new location in North Baltimore. It will vacate its 3,000 sq. ft. building at 912 Washington Blvd. that it first moved into in 2017.

Suspended is owned by Josey Schwartz, Yasmin Karimian, and Amir Karimian.

The company posted the following to social media last night:

Pigtown has been Suspended’s home over the past seven years. In 2017 we poured our first pint on New Year’s Eve. This New Year’s Eve we will pour our last pint at 912 Washington Blvd.

We’ve spent countless hours inside our space. We’ve renovated and built it up with our own hands, refined our craft here, and served our community members with a place for them to call their own.

While we always knew we would fill our brewery with beer, we never anticipated the love that would fill this place and the memories that we would create here from weddings, birthdays, going-away gatherings, reunions, first dates and continued date nights, baby showers, engagements, fundraisers, community meetings, everyday conversations, art shows, and so much more.

Whether you’ve stopped by once, or if our home also became yours, we are truly grateful. This journey would be impossible and meaningless without you.

Suspended barely made it through the pandemic. Like many other small businesses we have struggled to find steady footing ever since and, lately, having such a large taproom has presented its own challenges.

We’ve found a small, cozy building in North Baltimore that will become our brewery’s new home. The move is more than an address change: it’s an opportunity to reinvent ourselves. There is a lot of work ahead so we don’t have a timeline yet, but will share the journey along the way.

We will continue normal taproom hours through 12/30/23 all the way up to our final New Year’s Eve celebration. We hope you will stop by for one last pint and are looking forward to sharing our last days together at 912 Washington Blvd.

Suspended was the first brewery to open in Pigtown, but it leaves an area that now has four additional breweries – Checkerspot Brewing Co., Pickett Brewing Company, Wico Street Beer Co., and M8 Beer. Suspended helped for the South Baltimore Brewery District with Checkerspot Brewing, Pickett Brewing, and Wico Street Beer.

Suspended has not specified where its new building is at this time.

Suspended’s departure adds to a growing number of vacancies on the 900 block of Washington Blvd. Mobtown Ballroom recently relocated to Station North and Groundwork Kitchen is experiencing its second “temporary closure” since opening in 2021. It has been shutdown for carryout, catering, and dine-in services since August, but still has a culinary training program.

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