Hot Spots: Accelerated Brews

By Brian Michael Lawrence

Recently I was at a chef’s tasting dinner at the Accelerator Space in Govans. It’s a complex on York Road that originally housed a car dealership, and now is home to a large events space, the B-More Kitchen incubator space, and Full Tilt Brewing. I was curious about the new brewery, so I slipped downstairs away from the party and took a peek. 

It’s a large space, with big windows up front that open up so that the front facade opens directly to the sidewalk.
Up front is a dining area with colorful seating and a large wall mural.
Behind that is a long, expansive bar with lots of TV screens for sports viewing. Scattered throughout are vintage arcade games, pinball machines and shuffleboard tables.
For craft beer aficionados, there are always 15-20 brewed-on-site ales, lagers and IPAs on tap.
Since there’s no kitchen on the premises, there’s a rotation of food trucks that pull up and serve their wares. The day I visited, Waterman’s Pride Seafood was on-site, and most of the diners were demolishing plump steamed crabs at their craft-paper-covered tables.
We have a lot of great craft breweries in our city these days—in fact, we’re spoiled for choice. But Full Tilt is a solid contender in the field, and a welcome addition to this stretch of York Road.
{Full Tilt Brewing, 5604 York Road, Govans}
Brian Michael Lawrence

Brian Michael Lawrence is one of THE Baltimore style experts. After all, he was the longtime editor-in-chief at STYLE Magazine, which specialized in covering everything stylish around the Baltimore area. Brian also served as editorial director for the digital division at Sinclair Broadcasting, and creative director at Blue Sky Design. Currently, he oversees communications & marketing for the department of Tourism, Film & the Arts at Maryland’s Commerce Department.  In his bi-weekly column, you’ll get to see what cool hotspots are piquing the interest of this Baltimore style maven and why - whether it's the fabulous food, cool cocktails or elegant environs.

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