Public Works Knuckle-Buster IPA

When I got this beer as a gift, I had never heard of the brewery and had no idea that it was on the site of Old Oriole Park. I’m a huge baseball fan, so anytime baseball and beer intersect is a good thing. Let’s see if I liked it.


ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “On the site of Old Oriole Park a new kind of beer company has been born. Peabody Heights Brewery is a locally owned incubator of excellent, independent craft beers. We are the largest brewery in Baltimore City and do contract brewing for many local beers including Raven Beer, Monument City, Full Tilt, Fin City, and Antietam Brewing.”

Random: I’ve only been to Camden Yards once for a Yankees game.

This beer poured with a half a finger of cream-colored head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy and a warm mahogany color. I could see some light carbonation. The nose started with more malty notes than hops. I got nutty, caramel malt and toasted brown bread. Light pine and old leaves came through next. The taste also quite malty. with the same caramel notes. It was mildly bitter with the same pine needles, old grass clippings and old leaves. The body was thick with light carbonation. The finish was almost instant, but maintained some sweetness from the malt. Since this beer was a gift, no comment on price. I just wasn’t a big fan of this beer. I wouldn’t have it again.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0