Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]

Guinness Open Gate Brewery marks two years with two new beers

Courtesy of Guinness Open Gate Brewery.

The Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe is turning two on Aug. 3. And while the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the brewery to cancel events and limit the size of crowds, the production of delicious beer has continued on.

To celebrate its second anniversary, the brewery is releasing two new beers–including one inspired by a favorite Baltimore summer treat.

Baltimore athletes pay tribute to superfan ‘Mo’ Gaba

Mossila “Mo” Gaba, right, poses for a picture with Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini before a 2018 Orioles game. Credit: Todd Olszewski/Baltimore Orioles

Hours after the Orioles inducted him into the team’s hall of fame, 14-year-old Baltimore sports superfan Mossila “Mo” Gaba died, according to multiple reports. He was battling cancer for the fifth time.

Orioles induct superfan ‘Mo’ Gaba into team’s hall of fame

Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini, center, meets with Baltimore sports superfan Mossila “Mo” Gaba before an Orioles game in August 2019. Credit: Dan Kubus/Baltimore Orioles

UPDATE: According to multiple reports, Mossila “Mo” Gaba died hours after the Orioles inducted him into the team’s hall of fame.

Mossila “Mo” Gaba, a 14-year-old Baltimore sports superfan who first came into the limelight through his many calls to the sports radio station 105.7 the Fan, has been inducted into the Baltimore Orioles hall of fame, only the second fan to receive that distinction, the team announced.

The award is named after William G. “Wild Bill” Hagy, a cab driver from Dundalk who held court in the upper deck of Memorial Stadium in the 1970s and 1980s, leading the signature “O-R-I-O-L-E-S” cheer.

Lexington Market to reopen July 30 with restrictions

Photo via Lexington Market/Facebook

Lexington Market, the largest of Baltimore’s public markets, is set to reopen on July 30 with a 50 percent cap on capacity to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Going forward, the market will only be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice.

AVAM moves programming online for remainder of 2020

The American Visionary Art Museum. Photo by Jack Hoffberger.

The American Visionary Art Museum is moving the remainder of its talks, movie screenings and other events online for the remainder of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the exception of the White Elephant Barn Clearance scheduled for Aug. 8.