An important update for our cheap beer-drinking readers: National Bohemian isn’t going anywhere. The locally born brand’s parent company, Pabst Brewing, and beer behemoth MillerCoors yesterday reached a settlement in a Milwaukee court case, and the latter firm has agreed to continue brewing Pabst-owned sub-premium beers.
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Natty Boh may not be brewed (or owned) locally, but it’s still widely considered to be the Baltimore beer. And the Orioles are obviously the Baltimore baseball team. Ergo, you might expect you could spend a lovely afternoon at Camden Yards, drinking some $7.50 Bohs and cheering on the O’s. But not so fast.
Baltimore already saw beloved local brew National Bohemian leave town years go. But earlier this fall, the town was shocked all over again when news came through that ownership of Mr. Boh was decamping for Russia. Well, turns out the deal to sell Natty Boh’s parent company to a Russian company.
Maybe your child just went off to college in another state, or maybe your best friend just moved to Chicago for a new job–in any case, chances are you know someone who is homesick for Baltimore. So why not send them Baltimore in a Box?
As Baltimore’s craft beer scene continues to grow, it seems the city’s old one-eyed brewing standby is only getting further away. First, National Bohemian was sold to Pabst. As a result of another blockbuster beer biz deal inked last week, Natty Boh will be controlled by ze Russians.
Hampden made the list of the 20 Hippest Neighborhoods in America, along with places like Silver Lake in Los Angeles (which took the number one spot), East Austin, Texas and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. The criteria? Walkability, coffee shops per capita, the assortment of local food trucks (The Gathering happened in Hampden just last night!), the number of locally owned bars and restaurants and the percentage of residents working in the arts.
Here’s what the editors at Forbes had to say about Hampden:
15. Hampden, Baltimore, MD
Home to the annual “Hon Fest,” where women tease their hair in 1960s-style beehives, Hampden embodies retro cool. Bars, restaurants and independent coffee houses co-mingle with two-story rowhouses harking back to the neighborhood’s days of mills and factories. Every year the neighborhood celebrates Christmas with a “Miracle on 34th Street” decoration spectacle in which residents adorn their abodes with thousands of lights.
Baltimore Fishbowl intern Moses Hubbard, Mt. St. Joe ’11, wrote the following essay as part of his high school senior project. Moses and friends collaborated on “a multimedia artistic rendering of Baltimore,” ultimately completing a short movie with music. Moses’s writing served as the film’s poetic narration. “We felt a weird sort of pull from the city, like gravity, that none of us could ignore,” he says. Moses is a rising sophomore at Fordham University.
Charles Street begins undramatically. It sprouts out where I-95 runs through the south side of Federal Hill, after a stretch of water and some train tracks, between two gutted warehouses. This first block is more parking lot than road, and a few abandoned cars can usually be found parked at haphazard angles along the street or in the grass beside it. It’s a humble origin for what becomes one of Baltimore’s most dynamic and important streets.