Ministry of Brewing Set To Open This Fall (BBJ Story)
The ornate, former sanctuary of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church will be filled with visitors once again next month. That is when the $2.4 million, 200-seat Ministry of Brewing is set to open near Upper Fells Point with eight original beers, most with a Baltimore theme.
Developer Ernst Valery said Thursday the brewery is expected to open by mid-November in a portion of the 70,000-square-foot former church complex that occupies the entire 1900 block of Lombard Street. The brewery is next to the 37-unit Ministry Lofts apartments located in the church's former school building in Upper Fells Point. Tenants began to move in this summer. The brewery has been in the works for a year and a half and is modeled on a similar project in Pittsburgh, the Church Brew Works.