BALTIMORE, Maryland — The Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative, along with Peabody Heights Brewery, announced today the upcoming release of a second Trash Wheel-themed beer, “Professor Trash Wheel Blinded Me Wit Science.” The Belgian Wit is a tribute to Baltimore’s second trash wheel, which was installed in Canton in December 2016. A portion of proceeds from every beer sold will be donated to the Healthy Harbor campaign.
The public will get their first chance to taste Professor Trash Wheel Blinded Me WitScience during an Earth Day launch party hosted at Peabody Heights Brewery on Saturday, April 21st from 7:00-10:30 p.m.
The name of the ale is inspired by the 1982 hit song “She Blinded Me with Science” by Thomas Dolby, an award-winning artist who currently lives in Baltimore.
“We always planned to do a beer for each trash wheel,” said Adam Lindquist, director of the Healthy Harbor Initiative. “Professor Trash Wheel loves science, and Thomas Dolby, the man behind the song, happens to live in Baltimore and enjoys boating on the Inner Harbor, so this partnership seemed meant to be.”
“As a lover of science and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, it’s a privilege to lend the name of my song to this cause,” said Dolby.
Professor Trash Wheel Blinded MeWit Science will be available for purchase by the six-pack and by the case (24 cans), as well as by the pint in the brewery’s taproom. It will also be sold in various beer and wine shops throughout Baltimore City and County following the launch.
“This beer is a Belgian Wit brewed with orange and lemon peel and slightly dry hopped with cascade hops,” said Eddie O’Keefe, marketing director at Peabody Heights Brewery. “The first beer we did for Mr. Trash Wheel had such amazing support, and we’re excited to keep that going.”
Tickets for the launch party are available for purchase now through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professor-trash-wheel-blinded-me-wit-science-launch-party-tickets-44229755389) and include all-you-can-drink beer and a commemorative pint glass. The event will include music and interactive science experiments by the Baltimore Science Guys. Food trucks Mexican on the Run and Gypsy Queen will also be on-site with food available for purchase.
Waterfront Partnership and Peabody Heights Brewery partnered last year for the release of Mr. Trash Wheel’s Lost Python Ale. To date, 3,400 cases and 2,000 pints of the beer have been sold, totaling $7,000 in support of Healthy Harbor. Both Mr. Trash Wheel and Prof. Trash Wheel have received international attention for their use of innovative, sustainable technology and together have removed over 1.5 million pounds of trash from the Baltimore Harbor.
About the Healthy Harbor Initiative
The Healthy Harbor Initiative provides a roadmap for cleaning up Baltimore’s Harbor and the waterways leading to the Harbor. A clean Harbor and clean streams will provide opportunities for residents and area families to enjoy clean water in their neighborhoods. Greener and cleaner neighborhoods will make Baltimore City and Baltimore County more livable for all our citizens. For more information, visit www.healthyharbor.org.
About the Waterfront Partnership
Waterfront Partnership is the proud steward of Baltimore’s crown jewel, its Inner Harbor and Waterfront. We’re lean, nimble and effective; the only organization that wakes up every day, rolls its sleeves up and gets to work on new ways we can make Baltimore’s Waterfront even more active, attractive and appealing. We’re the hosts who greet visitors, the creators of programs and promotions and managers of our beautiful parks. We encourage investment in Baltimore’s most celebrated asset so it can continue to grow, to serves as a place of pride and the place where Baltimoreans come together to recreate and to celebrate. For more information, visit www.waterfrontpartnership.org.
About Peabody Heights
Peabody Heights was the first brewery to be opened within Baltimore City limits in over 35 years. The brewery takes its name from the original neighborhood name, which has since been changed to Charles Village. The brewery produced its first batch of beer in December 2012 and is now brewing more than 2,000 barrels each month. It is owned and operated by Baltimore-native entrepreneurs and investors. For more information, visit www.peabodyheightsbrewery.com.