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}
Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.