The Baltimore City Liquor Board today approved Full Tilt Brewing’s application for a Class B restaurant license, clearing the way for the brewery to open the doors at its new facility in Govans next month.
“Words cannot express the excitement we’re feeling and the appreciation we have for everyone who has supported us along the way,” the owners announced on Facebook. “Only a couple things left to knock out. See you in a few weeks.”
The brewery, which up until now has been contracting production of all of its beers through Peabody Heights Brewery in Abell, had to shift gears in the process when it was determined they were too close to a school to obtain the Class D tavern license they initially sought.
With the addition of the restaurant component, the brewery is including a small kitchen for sandwiches and light fare in its plans, co-owner Nick Fertig told Baltimore Fishbowl earlier this month, in addition to serving items from the nearby B-More Kitchen and Accelerator Space.
As for the beer, Fertig said the brewery will feature special one-off brews, while many of Full Tilt’s more popular labels will continue being brewed at Peabody Heights. Up first: a kolsch, a fruited sour, a porter and a double rye IPA featuring the brewery’s unofficial mascot, Hops the Cat.
Full Tilt’s building at 5604 York Road will also have a selection of arcade games, including the all-time great NBA Jam. The brewery is hoping to open on Dec. 14, Fertig said.