Apr 21, 2012

Year of good news highlights Baltimore's rich beer history

(Baltimore Sun) While sentimentalists have applauded the return of National Bohemian from the beer graveyard, they now patiently await for the triumphal return of fabled National Premium — the upscale sister beer to Natty Boh that was also brewed by the National Brewing Co. — rumored to be making its debut this month.

Late last year, Maureen O'Prey, who teaches history at the Community College of Baltimore County, published her book, "Brewing in Baltimore ."

And now, it was been joined by a second entertaining and informative sudsy history of the Baltimore brewing scene, "Baltimore Beer: A Satisfying History of Charm City Brewing," which resulted from a collaboration of two former Baltimore Sun staffers, columnist Rob Kasper and photographer Jim Burger, and was published several weeks ago. Continued