Founder Brian Gaylor, had an IT job that he was not happy in, his happiness came from the hobby of home brewing, so he decided why not pursue what made him happy. He eventually he put together a business plan and used it to secure a loan, gain some investors, and finally start a brewery.
Black Flag Brewing Company, opened in summer of 2016, and is a 20bbl brewery and taproom located in Columbia, MD. With styles all over the map, Black Flag fills the taproom with interesting one-offs while distributing its core offerings all over the state. With a focus on IPAs, food centric beers, and Belgian inspired examples, there is be something for everyone.
Black Flag’s space is large and welcoming, that has light woods interspersed with dark metals with a beautiful accent wall behind the bar bearing their distinctive logo. Floating shelves hold memorabilia and chalkboards cheerfully display an illustrated list of available brews. Turn away from the bar and you’ll be captivated by a remarkable mural depicting iconic scenes from Star Wars’ Mos Eisley Cantina.
The Black Flag name stands in direct opposition to the established norms. And that’s exactly how we brew – crafting beers that focus heavily on flavors and aromas without concern for fitting any given category. Let go of the color by numbers system and open yourself to a whole new world of possibilities.
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