Courtesy Diamondback Brewing Co./Facebook

Two small businesses new to South Baltimore are teaming up to make a rich, cold-weather beer just in time for the holidays.

Order & Chaos Coffee and Diamondback Brewing Company announced today that they’re collaborating on a coffee stout that will be unveiled two days before Christmas. The beer, Diamondback’s first-ever stout, will be made from its hops and Order & Chaos’ house blend cold brew at Diamondback’s brewery in Locust Point.

“This partnership with Order & Chaos Coffee was the perfect opportunity to move forward with the release of our first stout, and we’re excited to share it with the public,” said Diamondback Brewing Company co-founder Colin Marshall in a release.

Marshall, Francis Smith and Tom Foster, all Baltimore-area natives, founded Diamondback Brewing Company in 2013 but only recently moved their operation to Locust Point. They opened their new taproom in McHenry Row just last month.

The counter at the coffee shop, Courtesy Order & Chaos Coffee

One month before their debut, Order & Chaos opened its doors only a half-mile up the road on Key Highway in a space adjacent to its owners’ ad and branding agency, Planit. The coffee shop serves standard and speciality-order coffee drinks, as well as tea, espresso, smoothies and light fare.

Order & Chaos’ coffee is made from beans supplied by Pfefferkorn Coffee, a roastery that sits just across the road from Diamondback’s taproom. That means the special-edition stout is made primarily with ingredients from businesses all within a half-mile radius of one another in Locust Point.

Order & Chaos general manager Ryan Herzing pointed to that synergy in a release, saying, “South Baltimore has become a hot spot for new businesses, and we love supporting that growth through local collaboration.”

The businesses will release their beer at a party in Diamondback Brewing Co.’s taproom on Friday, Dec. 23. Guests who purchase the stout will also get a campfire mug sporting both companies’ logos while supplies last.

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Ethan McLeod

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...