Monument City Brewing Company was started by brothers Ken and Matt Praay in 2014 after a transformative hike along the Appalachian Trail. Their focus is on producing honest and exciting craft beer. Known for their flagship beer 51 Rye IPA, Monument City operates a 17,000 sq. ft. facility in Highlandtown. The open taproom has a front row seat to Monument’s German-designed brewhouse in a historically industrial building in Southeast Baltimore.