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G. Heileman Brewing
Carling National Brewing
4501 Hollins Ferry Road
Baltimore MD 21227


Opened: 1961

Closed: 1996

Annual Production: 2,300,000 bbl

Date: 22 Oct 1996 16:58:13 GMT
From: Mark Stevens
Newsgroups: rec.crafts.brewing

The same day I read about the Pabst brewery in Milwaukee closing, I heardthat G. Heileman is closing their Baltimore brewery: home to such luminarybrands as National Bohemian and Colt 45. Heileman has been losing marketshare in recent years and owns too many breweries. With its capacity of2.3 million barrels per year, the Baltimore brewery is smaller thanHeileman's Allentown PA brewery. Only a large industrial brewer coulduse a brewery as large as the Baltimore facility, and given the currentglut of capacity throughout the industry, it is unlikely to be re-openeddespite the fact that the brewery is fairly modern (it was originallybuilt in 1961 and has been expanded and updated since).

According to the Baltimore Sun, production will ramp down over thenext several weeks.

Updated: July 16, 2003

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    • Date: September 28, 1996 (#1796)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, big head. Malty sweet aroma. Good body, sweet.

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