A Nano Brewery In
Chesapeake City, Maryland
The Bayheads Story
In the Summer of 2015, a couple of friends got together and decided to start a brewery. After over a year of research, planning, and brewing as a team, we decided to put our hard work into action. In the fall of 2016 we came up with the name Bayheads. This name is a tribute to where we grew up. The small town of Chesapeake City, MD, resides along the famous Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. This canal just so happens to connect the heads of both bays, hence Bayheads!
What's a Bayhead?
1. The part of a bay that is most remote from the larger body of water with which the bay is confluent.
2. A native of, or person with roots in Maryland's Eastern Shore along the Chesapeake Bay.
3. A group or individual that seeks great beer, good vibes and good company.
Location, Location, Location
Once we had our name and a plan, we still needed a location. The dream was to be located in our hometown. Unfortunately, at the time we started there wasn't any property available in the downtown historic area to set up our brewery. Luckily, there was an opportunity available in a shopping center right outside of the downtown area. On January 1, 2017, this facility became our home!
It took an entire year to acquire all the necessary licensing, receive equipment and finish our build out. On March 17, 2018 (St. Paddy's Day), we celebrated our grand opening! The excitement and support in the community was so great that we sold out of beer within our first few weeks of being open!
After two years of operation, we have decided to expand our operations. A building became available in the downtown area and we jumped on the opportunity to buy it! This building will be the future home for our taproom! More announcements will come regarding this new location as we continue to make progress on our build out.
We currently operate out of a 1,500 square foot facility. Our brew system is a 6bbl set up built by Colorado Brewing Systems. We have three 6bbl unitank fermentors and one 6bbl brite tank. All our beer is made at this location in Chesapeake City, MD!
We sell a great deal of our beer out of our taproom. Over the past year we started to expand our operations by selling to local restaurants/bars. We are excited that we are growing rapidly, and we want to keep producing great brews for you to enjoy!