PubCrawler.com logo
PubCrawler is a leading travel focused search engine. We feature breweries, brewpubs and beer bars as well as most restaurants. Numerous lodging options - hotels and bed and breakfasts are available for booking reservations. We also list nearby attractions such as historic landmarks.


Clipper City Brewing Company - Baltimore, MD
Reviews - PubCrawler.com


 
September 22, 2014 @ 05:43 AM EDT
Member Login | Join | Contact Us
Blog | News | Events rss | Links | Videos | Store 
PubCrawler.com Android App PubCrawler.com now AVAILABLE on your Android!
In the Android Market or at SlideME.
** News ** September 21, 2010 - Now AVAILABLE, PubCrawler.com Android App. See and buy the app >here or here.
NAVIGATION: Home > Beer Place Search > MD > Baltimore > Clipper City Brewing Company
Clipper City Brewing Company Logo
Upload Another Logo!
Type: Brewery
Clipper City Brewing Company
Overall: Awesome!    Score: 82.1 / 100
4615 Hollins Ferry Road
Suite B
Baltimore, MD 21227
United States
(410) 247-7822
Listed Since: May 1996
Last Updated: August 2001
X
Upload Another Menu


also see:
nearby alternative beer places

nearby bed & breakfasts
nearby hotels (w/reservations online)
nearby historic landmarks
nearby restaurants

Beer Guide for Baltimore, MD
Beer Guide for Maryland

User Actions
Add Review Add Review
Add Review Get Directions
Mail to a Friend Mail a Friend
Join Our Mailing List Join our List
Upload Photo Upload Photo
Update this Place Update this Place
Add Event Add an Event
Do you own or manage this establishment?

Random User Photo
Photograph of Clipper City Brewing Company
19 Reviews / 4 Photos
hours of operation
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

alternatives
(3 within 5 miles)
1) DuClaw Brewing Company
(3 miles)

2) Iamperri's
(4 miles)

3) Blob's Park
(6 miles)

bed & breakfasts
within 5 miles
1) Abacrombie Badger B & B
2) Aunt Rebecca's Bed & Breakfast
3) Scarborough Fair B & B
nearby hotels
w/ online reservations
1) AMERISUITES BALTIMORE B.W.I.
2) B W I AIRPORT MARRIOTT
3) BRIDGESTREET HENRIETTA SQUARE
(historic places)
within 5 miles
1) Benson-Hammond House
2) Carrollton Viaduct
3) Elkridge Furnace Complex
4) Hilton
5) Hull Memorial Christian Church
6) Loudon Park National Cemetery
7) Old Catonsville High School
8) Old Salem Church and Cemetery
9) Patterson Viaduct Ruins
10) Schwartze Mansion
11) Summit
12) Thomas Viaduct, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
13) Trinity Church
14) Turkey Hill
15) Weiskittel-Roehle Burial Vault
nearby
restaurants

(within 2 miles)
1) ABC Eatery
2) Bamboo House
3) Blimpie Subs & Salads
4) Bombay Grill Restaurant
5) Borderline Bar & Restaurant
6) Bruce Lee Inc
7) Burger King
8) Burger King
9) Carmen's Italian Ice
10) Center Court Inc
11) Choi's Chicken & Trout
12) Coolahan's Pub
13) Dagwood's Pizza & Subs
14) Dining In Catering
15) Donini Pizza
16) Elkridge Cafe
17) Elkridge Furnance Inn
18) Eve's Oriental
19) Fikos
20) Fish Bowl Inn
21) Gateway Tavern Inc
22) Golden China Restaurant
23) Hammonds Inn
24) Hollinswood Deli Inc
25) Ice Cream Cottage
26) John's Italian Deli
27) Johnsons Highland Inn
28) Kaila's Cafe
29) Kaleidoscoops Ice Cream & More
30) Landsdowne Inn
31) Mama Mia
32) Mc Donald's
33) Mc Kenzie's Restaurant
34) New Asia Chinese Carry Out Shp
35) New Bamboo House
36) Nino Taco
37) Our Place
38) Papa John's Pizza
39) Paul's Restaurant
40) Pepperoni Post
41) Pizza Boli's
42) Pizza Hut
43) Poe's Place
44) Pooles Evergreen Inn
45) Prism Integrated Sanitation
46) Pumpernickels
47) Re Mo'mo
48) Shuffle's Saloon
49) Steak Out Express
50) Subway Sandwiches & Salads
51) Subway Sandwiches & Salads
52) Taco Bell
53) Three Bears Carry Out
54) Town & Country Caterers
55) Victor's Place
56) Welden's Deli & Convenience
57) Wickey's Caterers
nearby stuff

attractions
classifieds
coupons
DUI lawyer
DWI lawyer
events
gift certificates
homes for sale
houses for rent
insurance
ISP
jobs
local bands
neighborhood
nightlife
recipes
restaurants
transportation
web hosting
work

Overall Average User Rating
Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great Great Great Great Great
PubCrawler Tee Shirts
Individual User Reviews
Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Good Great N/A Great Great
I am not a huge Clipper fan as far as most of their beer goes but the tour was really good. Enter the sampling room and with a $5 pint glass purchase and tokens, you can sample six different styles. The tour is pretty long and detailed. Wish the glass actually said Clipper City and had Baltimore on it.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Patrick Fines Patrick Fines, Temple Hills, MD
(08/14/2009)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great Great N/A So So Great
CC produces some high quality brews, however, as I recall, they had only 4 on tap. The Loose Cannon was a decent IPA; perhaps the lower range of IBUs by Colorado or West Coast standards, but an interesting profile nonetheless. Their Imperial Stout was unfortunately not offered on tap, and they were not willing to open a bottle for samples (they had some for retail sales). I was advised that one could sample some only by going on the Saturday tour, and the tour was filled up (tough luck). Breweries back home (Colorado) generally go to great lengths to proffer their beers, so this was rather disappointing, given there being only limited choices to try.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Dr. John Dr. John, Greeley, CO
(11/27/2008)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great N/A N/A N/A Great
ive had the Loose Cannon and the Small Craft Warning and found these 2 beers to be very good. these are excellent session beers and the IPA is of fine quality. I look forward to trying more from this brewery in the future.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from thomas sup thomas sup, schnecksville, PA
(04/16/2006)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Heavy Seas, not High Seas. (Sorry)

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Scott Scott, York, PA
(02/24/2006)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Awesome! Awesome! N/A N/A Awesome!
With the High Seas line this brewery has improved significantly. A line of well crafted, higher alcohol brews has made Hugh Sisson once again prove his prowess in this industry. Wonderful tour one Saturday a month is a little crowded, but worth the trip as Hugh gives it himself and samples are abundant. Definitly give any of the beers in the High Seas line a try.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Scott Scott, York, PA
(02/24/2006)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great N/A N/A N/A N/A
I did not visit the brewery, but did try several of their beers at other Baltimore beer bars while in town. All were very good. I really enjoyed the Uber Pils.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Scott Mertie Scott Mertie, Brentwood ( S of N'ville), TN
(03/17/2005)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Awesome! Good N/A N/A Great
The godfather of Maryland microbrews, Hugh Sisson, was our tour guide as we went on a guided tour of his brewery. Most impressive; learned a lot and enjoyed sampling the Clipper City line. Gold Ale is my favorite, but all were excellent. Took home a sampler pack of Raspberry Wheat, Pale Ale, Gold Ale & McHenry to enjoy at home. If you haven't gone on this tour yet, you owe it to yourself. It's a treat.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Bill Miller Bill Miller, Denton, MD
(07/15/2003)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great Good N/A N/A Great
Most of Clipper City's offerings are terrific enough (although somewhat tame compared to what it's competing with for my beer dollars), but the 2002 Winter Reserve Ale smacked a surprise grand slam home run--a terrific strong ale, delightfully hoppy but not obscenely so, alleged to be 6.5% but the draft seems to be far higher. Think in terms of a good harvest strong ale. Too bad almost none is making its way to the stores in bottles; if you spy it, grab it!

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Alexander D. Mitchell IV Alexander D. Mitchell IV, Baltimore, MD
(12/13/2002)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great Great N/A Awesome! Great
One of the best brewery tours I've been to.The brewmaster was very friendly and informative about the brewing process.I had a chance to sample all the types of beer they had at the time and was really impressed by how great they all tasted. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone in the Baltimore area with an intrest in how top of the line microbrews are made.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Rex Browning Rex Browning, Yakima, WA
(04/20/2002)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Awesome! N/A N/A N/A Awesome!
It should be noted that the review dated 1/9/2001 from the guy in Harrisburg sounds more like he was reviewing Capital City, which is a brewpub in the Inner Harbor. You, of course, are reading about Cliper City, the micro that makes an outstanding lineup of lagers and ales. Cheers!

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Beasley Reese Beasley Reese, Baltimore, MD
(05/11/2001)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great Great Great Great Great
Overall this place is great. I'm not usually a fan of chain breweries, but this one didn't feel like a cookie cutter establishment. The beer is excellent, with many choices to choose from. Bring an appettite because the food is superb and the portions are huge. Don't forget to bring huge portions of money too, this place is a bit pricey.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Adam R. Adam R., Harrisburg, PA
(01/09/2001)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Awesome! Great N/A Great Great
Enjoyed another tour for the introduction of the Octoberfest beer. It's good, but supplies are limited. I'm told that Hugh Sisson was featured in one of the local brewspapers explaining the upcoming changes to the product line. Part of this will be the end of the Porter and Irish Stout, so find the Porter while you can.

Some new contract brewing: Gold Ale bottled for Brew Thru and OBX stores in the Outer Banks of North Carolina; dry-hopped Oxford Class available under a house label at John Stevens in Baltimore's Fells Point; Blue Point, a soon-to-come Long Island based brewer; and, DuClaw, for a new venue that I think will be closer to Baltimore than their Bel Air location.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Paul E. Milligan Paul E. Milligan, Columbia, MD
(08/28/2000)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Awesome! Great N/A Great Great
I stopped in for a tour and tasting a week ago. The last of the Winter Ale was still outstanding, as was the Irish Style Stout. Hugh Sisson mentioned that the IPA is changing to a hoppier beer, more in the California style than the actual English style.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Paul E. Milligan Paul E. Milligan, Columbia, MD
(03/18/2000)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great Great N/A Great Great
Twenty of us from the http://www.ColumbiaSkiClub.org/">Columbia Ski Club had a great time touring the Clipper City brewery on Saturday, November 20. In the absence of proprietor Hugh Sisson, brewer Matt Menke, who joined Clipper City with its acquisition of Oxford Brewing, took good care of us.

The highlight of the tour, naturally, was sampling the beers on tap:

  • Clipper City Reserve Winter Ale lives up to Hugh Sisson's promise of "a huge beer, deep amber, bronze in color, with alcohol by volume in excess of 6%, and more hops than any other beer we make." (I haven't had a chance to try the bottle conditioned version, or the just-returned Clipper City Porter.)
  • Ipswich IPA, contract-brewed for Ipswich Brewing of Massachusetts, is a nice, mildly-hopped ale (Clipper City Reserve IPA is more hoppy).
  • Clipper City Chesapeake Gold Ale and Clipper City Chesapeake Lager are good versions of more mass-market styles.
Matt related that adjusting the Oxford brews to the larger Clipper City plant wasn't too difficult, though subtle differences in the beers might be discernable (I haven't noticed). Looking forward (if I caught this part of the conversation right), larger volume purchasing may allow for more raspberry puree to be used in making the Oxford Raspberry Wheat, while the use of Ipswich's yeast may make for an improved Oxford Class Ale.

Clipper City Chesapeake Amber Ale is the same as Oxford Class Ale. Clipper City Chesapeake Gold Ale has also been available this year as "KML Ale" as part of a local radio station promotion. Matt may have said (or I may have misunderstood) that Clipper City Chesapeake Lager is the same beer that is contract-brewed for The Weeping Radish in North Carolina to be their Corolla Gold.

"The Raven" lager, contract-brewed for Baltimore-Washington Beer Works and available locally, may not be brewed again. Though Matt (and Hugh, previously) spoke well of its quality, the one-man operation has had distributor and marketing problems.

I guess Lew "Pennsylvania Breweries" Bryson heard the same thing from Hugh that I did on an earlier visit: Clipper City's seasonal Maibock won't be brewed anymore because of low sales. "People didn't know what it was," Hugh said.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Paul E. Milligan Paul E. Milligan, Columbia, MD
(12/06/1999)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great Great N/A N/A Great
Possibly Maryland's most underrated brewery. Hugh Sisson thinks a lot about his beer and the brewing industry, and he is a great guy to talk to about it; very knowledgeable, wryly witty, and willing to tell you whatever you want to know. His beers are great, from the flagship Chesapeake Gold (just had this at an O's game, delish stuff) to the whip-cracking hoplash of the Winter Reserve Ale. And I want ALL of you to apologize for not buying enough of CC's great Maibock!

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Lew Pennsylvania Breweries Bryson Lew Pennsylvania Breweries Bryson, Langhorne, PA
(10/05/1999)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great Great N/A N/A N/A
Hugh Sisson gives a good tour. It was a pleasure to discuss beer and the microbrewery business with him. Clipper City's e-mail address is clipper1@ix.netcom.net

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Paul E. Milligan Paul E. Milligan, Columbia, MD
(08/21/1999)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Great Good N/A N/A N/A
Very nice place. Great beers. One of the best small breweries that I have been to. Great hops.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review Barboursville, VA
(09/18/1998)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Awesome! Awesome! N/A N/A N/A
Hugh has given my group 2 tours so far, each one terrific. His beer is very good, maybe the best in area. He is very hospitable, takes pride in showing you around. Every beer fancier should stop in and say hello.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review Severn, MD
(09/14/1998)

Beer Quality Beer Selection Food Service Overall
Awesome! Awesome! N/A N/A Awesome!
Take the tour. Hugh Sisson took us through the brewery the day I visited. Learned a lot about what it takes to make good beer.

Write Your Review Reply to this Review Report Review See more reviews from Paul Paul, Palmerton, PA
(12/19/1997)





Didn't find what you were looking for?
Custom Search










(0.384 seconds) 05:43:33 54.196.207.55, 208.67.5.202


  MISCELLANEOUS



   BUSINESS