Brewery Facts

  • Key was founded in 2014 off of North Point Road in Dundalk by a group of South Baltimore hospitality industry veterans
  • In their 4 years with Bond Distributing, Key grew from our smallest local supplier (under 7,500 CE) to our #2 craft supplier with over 42,000 CE in 2019
  • Key’s explosive growth began when they changed their focus to high quality hop­-forward beers, starting with Dundalk Calling DIPA
  • Although the brewery is known for is limited availability specialty IPA releases, over 70% of Key’s 2019 volume was distributed across package and draft of the core 4

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Speed Wobbles

  • Session IPA
  • 4.6%ABV
  • The original collaboration with Bustin’ Boards Skate Co.
  • Brewed with a gnarly combo of Amarillo, Moasic, Simcoe & Chinook hops
  • Untappd: 3.66/5 BeerAdvocate: 87 points

Dundalk Calling

  • Double IPA
  • 8%ABV
  • References the classic album London Calling by The Clash
  • Brewed entirely with Citra hops, aromas of mango and passionfruit and a bitter finish
  • Untappd: 3.8/5 BeerAdvocate: 89 points

Positive Mental Attitude

  • Double Dry-hopped Pilsner
  • 4.6%ABV
  • References a song by iconic D.C. punk band Bad Brains Crisp
  • Refreshing unfiltered lager assertively hopped for floral and citrus aromatics
  • Untappd: 3.59/5 BeerAdvocate: N/A

Bail Money

  • West Coast-style IPA
  • 6.3%ABV
  • A collaboration with Bustin’ Boards Skate Co.
  • Brewed with Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade, El Dorado & Chinook hops.
  • Untappd: 3.64/5 BeerAdvocate: 86 points

All Days Off

  • Seasonal Mexican-style Lager
  • 4.4%ABV
  • Collab with elite amateur soccer club Christos F.C.
  • Refreshing, seasonal, light lager brewed with flaked maize, lime zest & lime juice
  • Untappd: 3.58/5 Beer Advocate: N/ A


  • Seasonal Sour Ale
  • 4.5%ABV
  • Gose with a twist; organic Atlantic kelp provides salinity
  • Made with blackberries for the perfect combo of sweet, salty & sour
  • Untappd: 3.77/5 Beer Advocate: N/ A


  • Munich-inspired Helles Lager
  • 4.7%ABV
  • Brewed in homage to Bavaria’s finest breweries
  • Malt-forward and crisp, balanced with hops for flavor and aroma
  • Untappd: 3.4/5 BeerAdvocate: N/A

Chesapeake Common

  • West Coast-style Amber Lager
  • 4.8%ABV
  • Brewed with lager yeast, fermented at ale temperature
  • Toasted malt character balanced with fruity and herbal hop notes
  • Untappd: 3.42/5 BeerAdvocate: 81 points

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