our beginning

Six thousand miles separated brothers Ken and Matt, but good beer kept them close.

Ken was living in Baltimore while Matt was working overseas. Despite the distance, they spoke almost daily about new beers they had either tried or brewed. Shortly after, Matt came to Baltimore, and the two set off on their annual hike along the Appalachian Trail. It was on that trip they began discussing a family brewery; one that would become part of the Baltimore community. After their return, they put pen to paper, and Monument City Brewing Company was born.

Matt moved to Baltimore, and the two immediately got to work building a pilot brewing system and perfecting their recipes. Their focus was on producing honest craft beer using traditional American brewing methods.

Today, the beer that began as a conversation across two continents is ready for you to enjoy with your own family and friends. Here's to the things that matter most, and here's to great beer!


The team

  KEN PRAAY   Co-Founder / Marketing & Sales

KEN PRAAY
Co-Founder / Marketing & Sales

  MATTHEW PRAAY   Co-Founder / Head Brewer

MATTHEW PRAAY
Co-Founder / Head Brewer

  KIM PRAAY   Community & Events Man  ager

KIM PRAAY
Community & Events Manager

  JACK OBERMAIER   Sales Manager

JACK OBERMAIER
Sales Manager

  JESS LANGLEY   Graphic Designer

JESS LANGLEY
Graphic Designer

  DAVE THOMPSON    Lead Brewer

DAVE THOMPSON
 Lead Brewer

  CRYSTAL WACK   Lead Bartender

CRYSTAL WACK
Lead Bartender

  RYE   OG Brewery Dog

RYE
OG Brewery Dog

  ABBEY   Brewery/Guard Dog

ABBEY
Brewery/Guard Dog

  WILLOW   Brewery/Guard Cat

WILLOW
Brewery/Guard Cat

  MILLY   Brewery Dog

MILLY
Brewery Dog

  BLAZE   Brewery Dog in Training

BLAZE
Brewery Dog in Training