BREWERY + TAPROOM + HOMEBREW SHOP
Nepenthe (nəˈpenTHē) noun:
An elixer that erases your sorrows. A potion bringing welcomed forgetfulness.
Jill and Brian were stuck in traffic one day after a trip to the nearest homebrew shop when one of them turned to the other and said, "I hate this drive. We should just open our own shop in Baltimore so we never have to drive here again." There's heavy debate as to which of them had the idea, as going to extreme measures to avoid heavy traffic is common practice for both of them. Regardless, the doors of Nepenthe Homebrew officially opened a year later and they both lived happily ever after.
...Just kidding. It turns out their little shop was in a flood plain and was completely wiped out by flooding twice in as many years. They somehow managed to clean it out and start over each time with the help of customers, friends, and those who blurred the line between the two. They wanted to gtfo of that location, so they started thinking bigger.
The gears started turning when they met Brendan, a local restaurant owner and fellow brewer. With their unstoppable forces combined, the idea of Nepenthe Brewing Co. came to fruition and then they all lived happily ever after.
For now anyway.