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 excepted, 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

 Ben C. Smith  | Distribution & Farmers Markets

Ben C. Smith | Distribution & Farmers Markets

 
 Hillary Harris  | Sales Manager

Hillary Harris | Sales Manager

 Patrick Cashin  | Sales Manager

Patrick Cashin | Sales Manager

 Johnny "Nonstop" Hall  | Production

Johnny "Nonstop" Hall | Production

 
 Mitchell "Aussie Osborn" Kells  | Production

Mitchell "Aussie Osborn" Kells | Production

 Tuna  | Brewdog

Tuna | Brewdog

 


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