Oliver's Twist

Oliver Brewing Company opens new brewery in East Baltimore on November 6.

By Amy Mulvihill - September 2015

Oliver's Twist

Oliver Brewing Company opens new brewery in East Baltimore on November 6.

By Amy Mulvihill - September 2015

Justin Dvorkin, co-owner of Oliver Brewing Company. -Photography by Justin Tsucalas

If you follow Herring Run Park down through northeast Baltimore, you will eventually come to a nondescript industrial park just inside the beltway.

There, in a former ice-storage facility, Oliver Brewing Company is prepping its new headquarters, which opens the weekend of November 6-8 with live bands, food trucks, and exclusive beers.

The new facility—necessitated by growing demand for the microbrewery’s English-style cask ales, stouts, and porters—will more than double Oliver’s production capacity, and give it something increasingly essential for success: a public brewery with a taproom, retail area, and regular tours.

“This is the next step for us,” says co-owner Justin Dvorkin, 33, who purchased the label with his business partner, Donald Kelly, in 2008. Until now, all brewing for the company—which includes Pratt Street Ale House, The Ale House Columbia, and Park Tavern in Severna Park—was done in the cellar at Pratt Street Ale House, where the label started in 1993.

“[At Pratt Street] we get a lot of [out-of-towners] asking, ‘Do you do tours?’” Dvorkin explains. “It wasn’t really feasible. Now we can show off.”

And he isn’t worried about the brewery’s off-the-beaten-path location.

“We’re a little bit of an offshoot, but in reality, it’s 10 minutes from Canton,” he notes. “We want to give people a reason to go this way.”





You May Also Like


In Good Taste

My Favorite Baltimore Bites of 2019

This was the year I craved simple sandwiches, comfort food, and cocktails to wash it all down.

Food & Drink

Local Flavor Live Podcast: Are Calorie Counts on Menus a Turnoff?

Plus, adventures in food styling, The Boiler Room opens, and best bites.

In Good Taste

Where to Eat Chinese Food on Christmas Day

Indulge in a very kosher Christmas.


In Good Taste

Baltimore Chefs Hold Fundraisers for Australia Bushfire Relief

Two local restaurants will donate proceeds from service this weekend.

Food & Drink

Review: Cafe Mezzanotte

Cafe Mezzanotte is reborn after a $1-million makeover.

Food & Drink

Local Flavor Live Podcast: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Reportedly Expanding to Maryland

We dish on the New Haven institution's famous clam pie. Plus, behind the scenes at Dutch Courage and best bites.

Justin Dvorkin, co-owner of Oliver Brewing Company. -Photography by Justin Tsucalas

Connect With Us

Most Read


What to Know About the Maryland Cycling Classic Coming September 2020: For starters, Baltimore's pro cycling event will be more than 100 miles long.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Declares For Late Husband’s Seat: We break down the familiar faces in upcoming special Democratic primary.

Gervonta Davis Wins Another World Title Belt, Eyes ‘Big Year’ Ahead: West Baltimore’s own was bruised, but not beaten in longest fight of his pro career.

Maryland Politicians React to Trump Impeachment: Local leaders reflect and look ahead at Senate trial.

Meet the Ravens’ 25-Year-Old, Number-Crunching Whiz Who Has John Harbaugh’s Ear: Park School alum Daniel Stern helps call the game-changing shots for his hometown team.