About

CHARM CITY MEADWORKS WAS BORN OUT OF A LOVE OF ADVENTURE AND LEARNING.

Co-owner James Boicourt began keeping bees in college where he took graduate-level entomology classes. When his hives produced way more honey than expected, he decided to try to use some of the excess honey to make alcohol. The experiment worked and a hobby was born.

After college, James’s love for the water led him to a job at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, where he met fellow brew enthusiast and future co-owner Andrew Geffken. Andrew had been working environmental consultant desk-jobs, but dreamed of starting a brewing business.

One day Andrew tried some of James’s mead. Working together, what started as a hobby (something served at an annual Viking party) quickly became a full-fledged business. It turns out that the oldest alcoholic beverage in history is still relevant, and more importantly, delicious.

Abandoning engineering and sustainability jobs to work a lot more for a lot less (but have a great time doing it!), James and Andrew launched Baltimore City's only meadery in early 2014. Ever since, they've been movin' and brewin'. Charm City and the nectar of the gods are a match made in heaven.


Crew


 James Boicourt  | Co-founder & Meadmaker

James Boicourt | Co-founder & Meadmaker

 Elliot Madre  | General Manager

Elliot Madre | General Manager

 Austin Haynes  | Production & Packaging Manager

Austin Haynes | Production & Packaging Manager

 Derek Brown  | Marketing & Events

Derek Brown | Marketing & Events

 
 Hillary Harris  | Maryland Sales Manager

Hillary Harris | Maryland Sales Manager

 Patrick Cashin  | DC & Virginia Sales Manager

Patrick Cashin | DC & Virginia Sales Manager

 Aurora Przybylo |  Virginia Sales Rep

Aurora Przybylo | Virginia Sales Rep

 
 Johnny "Nonstop" Hall  | Production

Johnny "Nonstop" Hall | Production

 Mitchell "Aussie Osborn" Kells  | Production

Mitchell "Aussie Osborn" Kells | Production

 Ben C. Smith  | Distribution & Farmers Markets

Ben C. Smith | Distribution & Farmers Markets

 


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