Image via Healthy Harbor Initiative

Tonight, Waverly’s Peabody Heights Brewery debuts its newest creation, the long-windedly titled “Professor Trash Wheel Blinded Me Wit Science.” The Belgian wit is named for–you guessed it–the 1982 hit song that launched Baltimore-dwelling musician and professor Thomas Dolby’s popular career, as well as the Ph.D-holding, garbage-eating robot that lives at Canton’s waterfront.

The Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative, which maintains the city’s growing trash wheel fleet, gave Mr. Trash Wheel his own brew last year, naming the Lost Python Ale for the snake that infamously coiled itself around the machine’s control box in summer 2015. Mr. Trash Wheel’s sister may have gotten jealous—who knows what makes these robots’ gears turn (other than our floating garbage)—prompting the harbor-cleaning nonprofit and Peabody Heights to draw up a new signature beverage just for his more educated sister.

It’s not really a competition though, as sales of both beers benefit the Healthy Harbor Initiative‘s work to undo the mess us humans have made of Baltimore’s crown jewel.

In a show of support, the brewery is throwing a party tonight from which all proceeds will also go to the nonprofit. A ticket is good for all-you-can-drink brews from Peabody Heights and a limited-edition Professor Trash Wheel pint glass, plus access to a party with ’80s music and science experiments. The Gypsy Queen and Mexican on the Run food trucks will also be on-site.

21+, 7-10 p.m., Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E. 30th Street, Eventbrite page, (410) 467-7837, $35 online and at door.

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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...