Checkerspot Brewing Tasting Event (7:00-9:00pm)

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Continue your Oktoberfest celebrations by learning from Checkerspot owner and brewer, Judy Neff, about her background and expertise, running a brewery in Baltimore, while leading a tasting of her selected beers. All proceeds from the tickets will directly benefit the Junior League of Baltimore and their mission-driven work, and includes the option of purchasing beer at a discount from Checkerspot Brewing, access to a raffle, and more! To learn more about Checkerspot Brewing, visit

There are two opportunities to participate in this event – virtually or in-person!

  • Limited In-Person Ticket – $20: The in-person ticket will provide you access to the socially-distanced, outdoor tasting event at Checkerspot. You will receive a 10% discount to any beer purchased from the brewery, access to the live event, light fare and fun! You will also receive a swag bag full of tasting treats to take home. Tickets limited to just 20 – so CLICK HERE to purchase yours today!
  • Virtual Ticket – Pay What You Can! The virtual ticket is a donation-based option, with a suggested amount of $15; but you can pay more or less to attend – whatever you are most comfortable giving. With this ticket, you’ll receive access to the Zoom tasting event happening live; a 10% discount code to purchase beer from Checkerspot directly with instructions of a pick-up time; and a swag bag full of tasting treats! CLICK HERE to make a donation for a virtual ticket (choose 21 Checkerspot Brewing Tasting Event from the dropdown).

JUDY NEFF, OWNER AND BREWER: Judy is a Certified Cicerone and longtime home-brewer living the dream. She helped found Baltimore Beer Babes, a craft beer appreciation group bringing more women into the fold and is a proud member of the Pink Boots Society. She has a PhD in microbiology from The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, so she isn’t afraid of scientific side of brewing, but firmly believes that the creative side and understanding of the ingredients are just as important.

For questions about this event, please reach out to Emily Sollenberger Dobbins, Fundraising Events Chair, at