26 June 2012

More Raven Beer/Peabody Heights updates

Photos came in today from Baltimore-Washington Beer Works president Stephen Demczuk of the installation going in at the new Peabody Heights Brewery in Waverly.

In other news, the brewery is working to redesign its labels and develop new ones somewhat in the style of Flying Dog's noted technique of hiring illustrator Ralph Steadman to create artwork.  In the case of Peabody/Raven, the artist is noted former Baltimore Sun, and current Economist Magazine, editorial cartoonist "KAL," or Kevin Kallaugher, who will come up with artwork for the company's pending products.

In addition, the spacious facility at Barclay and 30th Sts., a former soda-packaging facility, has plenty of room for additional production, tanks, storage, and the like, so the Peabody Heights Brewery partnership is seeking contracts for supplemental production.  Demczuk reported that negotiations are under way with one Pennsylvania microbrewery, and also with a trademark holder to revive a long-lost beer brand to the area after a prolonged absence (no, not National Premium!).

1 comment:

MargH said...

I was one of the crew in Comox, BC, helping to catelogue/pack the brewery equipment for transport for Raven/Peabody. It was bittersweet to lose our microbrewery here but wonderful to see pictures of the set-up of the equipment at Raven/Peabody. We met some of the wonderful people (Hollis!) from Baltimore and wish them much success!