Full Tilt Brewing Company
Why do something halfway when you can do it Full Tilt?
In the midst of an exploding craft beer movement around the country, it is no secret that brewers really have to step up their game to stand out in the crowd - no shortcuts and no easy ways out. For Nick Fertig and Dan Baumiller, the co-owners and cousins behind Full Tilt Brewing Company, this means brewing with the best ingredients, the best equipment, and with complete devotion to making the best beer they possibly can - thus the name Full Tilt, their mantra of never doing anything halfway, always putting 100% effort into everything, and putting the pedal to the metal on everything they do. In 2013, Nick and Dan's passion for home brewing and dream of opening their own brewery finally became a reality when they launched Full Tilt Brewing Company in Baltimore, Maryland.
Prior to starting Full Tilt, Nick and Dan were worlds apart - Nick serving in the U.S. Navy and Dan working in acquisitions for the Department of Defense. When Nick got out of the Navy in 2008, he and Dan began home brewing together in the garage, and as many of these stories go, what started as a joyful hobby quickly turned into an obsession and passion. They earned several awards in home brewing contests and built a grassroots following in the Baltimore City region. Utilizing their network of family and friends for feedback, Nick and Dan tested several of their craft beer recipes to ensure they were achieving the highest level of quality and taste possible. Several local Baltimore City bars also expressed interest in purchasing the Full Tilt beers once they were commercially available. After years of planning, the brewery officially launched in January of 2013 and they haven't looked back since.
Full Tilt is currently in the works of building their first brew pub in Towson, Maryland. Here, Nick and Dan plan to brew small batches of beer and test new recipes, while offering pints and small bites to visitors and local supporters of Full Tilt Brewing Company. They will continue the larger production brewing, canning, and distribution from their current home in Baltimore, but this new space will help expand the brand's presence and reach in the region.
Nick and Dan both still have full time jobs aside from managing their brewery and developing new recipes, a fact that is likely to change if Full Tilt continues to grow and succeed in the Baltimore brewing market. We are happy to share this up and coming craft brewer with our Craft Beer Club members and hope you enjoy two of their most popular offerings. Cheers!