Vent Coffee Joins UNION Collective

Vent Coffee Roasters Will Open Its First Brick and Mortar Café at Union Collective

Coffee Shop Will Offer Locally Sourced Baked Goods, Wholesale Roasting and Artist Events

BALTIMORE, Nov. 8, 2017 – Vent Coffee Roasters, a Baltimore business owned by longtime barista and coffee professional Sarah Walker, will open its first brick and mortar café and espresso bar inside Union Collective by early Spring 2018.

Leasing 1,900 square feet for a small-batch roaster and a full coffee and espresso bar with seats for 40 to 45 people, Vent will offer traditional espresso drinks, Nitro Cold Brew on tap, and coffee ‘mock’-tails, as well as slow bar options of Aeropress and Chemex. For food, Vent plans to serve locally sourced pastries, and Walker’s own family recipes of baklava and Greek butter cookies. Teas will be provided by locally-owned Wight Tea Co.

Over the past 11 years, Walker has transitioned from barista to manager to roaster in an evolution spanning the West and East coasts and a myriad of cafés. For the past two years, Vent has operated inside the Argosy Café inside the Munsey Building on N. Calvert St.

“I have been looking at other places to expand my operation but nothing felt like the right risk until Adam and Jon approached me about Union Collective,” she added. “We have already done a collaboration with Union Craft Brewing and I can’t wait to do more with them and hopefully other Collective tenants.”

Designed by Walker herself using Ripristino Remodeling to bring her vision to life, the café will be located at the two bays of what was once the building’s loading dock, with one roll up door at the store front and one made of stationary glass plus two skylights to fill the space with an abundance of natural light. With picnic tables and stools at the espresso bar, Vent will have what Walker calls a “garage chill vibe.”

“To me, coffee shops are so much more than just coffee. They can become a person’s second home. I want to create a comfortable space for community, and a place where people can come and let out their worries and take in something better…hence our name Vent,” she said.

“We initially approached Sarah about roasting some coffee for a couple of beer projects,” said Jon Zerivitz, co-founder of Union Craft Brewing. “After spending some time with her, hearing her story, tasting her product, and understanding her brand and vision as a local, woman-owned business and ‘maker’, we quickly realized that Vent is the exact type of concept we wanted for the Collective when we started this journey. The fact that Sarah will open her first brick and mortar inside the walls of our project is humbling and completely exciting.”

“With the addition of Vent Coffee, we are excited for Union Collective to be 80 percent leased. We are continuing to focus on finding the best and brightest companies in and around Baltimore to fill out the remaining two spots in the Collective,” Zerivitz added.

Walker is planning events for local artists’ exhibits once the space opens next year.


About UNION Collective:
UNION Collective will transform 10.5 acres and 138,000 square feet of warehouse space located at 1700 W. 41st Street in Baltimore’s neighborhood of Hampden-Medfield into an interactive and collaborative assembly of several of Baltimore’s growing independent businesses. With 87,000 square feet adjacent to UNION Craft Brewing’s new headquarters, brewery and taproom, the project will be home to eight other commercial tenants. Local makers, non-profits, and other businesses will produce and sell their wares on site, share resources, collaborate, and connect with the community at large. Construction on the project began August 2017, and is expected to be completed in Spring 2018. For more information, visit www.union-collective.com.

About VENT Coffee Roaster:
Vent Coffee Roasters is a Baltimore-based coffee roasters established in 2013. Our desire and goal is to create a space, whether in our house or yours, that allows you to do just as our name states: Vent! At Vent, coffee roasting is an art and passion where we enjoy searching and finding the best profiles for each of our coffees allowing for their individual characteristics. Not only do we care about skillfully crafting our coffee, we also care about where it comes from. In our desire to support our community here in Baltimore, all of our green coffees are provided by local importers such as Keffa Coffee and Direct Origins Trading. Vent Coffee Roasters grew out of Sarah Walker’s vision to create a coffee company that not only cares about the quality of its coffees but, and maybe even most important, creating a communal atmosphere in the heart of Baltimore. Opening inside Union Collective Spring 2018. Learn more at http://www.ventcoffeeroasters.com. ###

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UNION’s 9th Annual Baltimore Beer Week Events

 

ALL WEEK
Battle of the Breweries – Wicked Sisters
Battle of Baltimore Casks – Wharf Rat

FRIDAY, 10/13
Tool Library Festivus – UNION Brewing
King of Pins – Metropolitan
Blind Tasting Competition – Brass Tap

SATURDAY, 10/14
Beer & Doughnuts – Whitey’s
UNION & EVO Beer Brunch – Metropolitan
Saturday Night Fever – Mahaffey’s

SUNDAY, 10/15
UNION Beer Week Pairings – Modern Cook Shop

MONDAY, 10/16
Burgers & Drafts – Little Havana
Brews & Bites – Dudas Tavern

TUESDAY, 10/17
Victory/UNION Pub Crawl – Federal Hill
Save The Melons – Birotecca
Gettin’ Fresh Beer Dinner – Minnow
Women In Beer – Brass Tap
Brewery Trivia – Nickel Taphouse

WEDNESDAY, 10/18
2nd Annual Sour Power Hour – Birotecca
MD Brewery Trivia – Wiley Gunters
Pint Night – Wet City

THURSDAY, 10/19
Max’s Big Wheel Race – Max’s Taphouse
UNION Trivia – Alonso’s

FRIDAY, 10/20
Firkin Friday – Brass Tap
Singled Out Live! – R House (More info soon!)

SATURDAY, 10/21
Wiffle Ball Tournament – Little Havana

 

 

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Huckle’s Gourmet Sauces Joins UNION Collective!

          

Huckle’s Brand Hot Sauce Announces Plan to Expand and Move to Union Collective

BALTIMORE, July 26, 2017 –To satisfy the intensifying consumer demand, Baltimore-based craft hot sauce and condiments brand, Huckle’s (http://www.hucklesauce.com), will be expanding its production and operations to Union Collective in January 2018. Currently brewed and bottled inside Lauraville restaurant Maggie’s Farm during the kitchen’s off-hours, Huckle’s new 6,000-square-foot-space will include a test kitchen, room for production and a small retail space once completed.

Huckle’s Brand Hot Sauce was born out of co-founder Harrison Long’s desire to reduce food waste, turning a neglected garden-grown pepper plant into the first bottles of Fire-Roasted Habanero. After a couple years of making sauce for friends and family, he partnered with entrepreneur Kedrick Smith, and in 2015 the Huckle’s line of hot sauces was born.  Huckle’s handcrafts gourmet hot sauce and condiments from locally sourced ingredients that are brewed and bottled in Baltimore City. Currently there are nine varieties of Huckle’s sauces on the market, including, Fire-Roasted Habenero, Fire-Roasted Jalepeno, Original Honion, and Classic Chipotle.  The company is planning to release products ten and eleven this fall, capping phase one production before delving into the marinades and dressings segment.

According to market research company IBISWorld, hot sauce has become a $1 billion industry, and in America alone it has grown by 150% since 2000.

“The hot sauce industry is forecasted to experience double-digit growth through 2024 and Huckle’s intends to tap that vein with our unique flavors and dedication to do it the right way.

We remain committed to keeping our footprint small, and working to ‘shrink the loop,’ bringing our operations as close to home as possible,” said Kedrick Smith, Huckle’s Chief Operating Officer. “The move to Union Collective will allow us to go from handcrafting thousands of bottles a year to producing tens to possibly hundreds of thousands of bottles a year while keeping true to our mission.”

“At Union Collective we will be surrounded by some of the most resourceful and creative businesses in Baltimore, and we can’t wait to tap into the collaborative energy that the space will bring. We look forward to growing alongside our neighbors,” said Harrison Long, Huckle’s CEO.

Today, Huckle’s products are available in over 60 stores and restaurants in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

“Huckle’s commitment to using local ingredients for their products made them a natural fit for Union Collective” said Adam Benesch, co-founder of Union Craft Brewing. “Their product, brand and people have them well positioned for rapid growth. We are excited for them to join this group of growing Baltimore based businesses and look forward to their continued success.”

About UNION Collective:

UNION Collective will transform 10.5 acres and 138,000 square feet of warehouse space located at 1700 W. 41st Street in Baltimore’s neighborhood of Hampden-Medfield into an interactive and collaborative assembly of several of Baltimore’s growing independent businesses. With 87,000 square feet adjacent to UNION Craft Brewing’s new headquarters, brewery and taproom, the project will be home to eight other commercial tenants. Local makers, non-profits, and other businesses will produce and sell their wares on site, share resources, collaborate, and connect with the community at large. Construction on the project begins July 2017. For more information, visit www.union-collective.com.  

About Huckle’s LLC:

Huckle’s LLC produces gourmet hot sauces and condiments in Baltimore City using local, natural ingredients. Huckle’s products can be found at restaurants and retail locations throughout Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Learn more or shop online at http://www.hucklesauce.com. Get connected on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Huckle’s Gourmet Sauces Joins UNION Collective!

          

Huckle’s Brand Hot Sauce Announces Plan to Expand and Move to Union Collective

BALTIMORE, July 26, 2017 –To satisfy the intensifying consumer demand, Baltimore-based craft hot sauce and condiments brand, Huckle’s (http://www.hucklesauce.com), will be expanding its production and operations to Union Collective in January 2018. Currently brewed and bottled inside Lauraville restaurant Maggie’s Farm during the kitchen’s off-hours, Huckle’s new 6,000-square-foot-space will include a test kitchen, room for production and a small retail space once completed.

Huckle’s Brand Hot Sauce was born out of co-founder Harrison Long’s desire to reduce food waste, turning a neglected garden-grown pepper plant into the first bottles of Fire-Roasted Habanero. After a couple years of making sauce for friends and family, he partnered with entrepreneur Kedrick Smith, and in 2015 the Huckle’s line of hot sauces was born.  Huckle’s handcrafts gourmet hot sauce and condiments from locally sourced ingredients that are brewed and bottled in Baltimore City. Currently there are nine varieties of Huckle’s sauces on the market, including, Fire-Roasted Habenero, Fire-Roasted Jalepeno, Original Honion, and Classic Chipotle.  The company is planning to release products ten and eleven this fall, capping phase one production before delving into the marinades and dressings segment.

According to market research company IBISWorld, hot sauce has become a $1 billion industry, and in America alone it has grown by 150% since 2000.

“The hot sauce industry is forecasted to experience double-digit growth through 2024 and Huckle’s intends to tap that vein with our unique flavors and dedication to do it the right way.

We remain committed to keeping our footprint small, and working to ‘shrink the loop,’ bringing our operations as close to home as possible,” said Kedrick Smith, Huckle’s Chief Operating Officer. “The move to Union Collective will allow us to go from handcrafting thousands of bottles a year to producing tens to possibly hundreds of thousands of bottles a year while keeping true to our mission.”

“At Union Collective we will be surrounded by some of the most resourceful and creative businesses in Baltimore, and we can’t wait to tap into the collaborative energy that the space will bring. We look forward to growing alongside our neighbors,” said Harrison Long, Huckle’s CEO.

Today, Huckle’s products are available in over 60 stores and restaurants in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

“Huckle’s commitment to using local ingredients for their products made them a natural fit for Union Collective” said Adam Benesch, co-founder of Union Craft Brewing. “Their product, brand and people have them well positioned for rapid growth. We are excited for them to join this group of growing Baltimore based businesses and look forward to their continued success.”

About UNION Collective:

UNION Collective will transform 10.5 acres and 138,000 square feet of warehouse space located at 1700 W. 41st Street in Baltimore’s neighborhood of Hampden-Medfield into an interactive and collaborative assembly of several of Baltimore’s growing independent businesses. With 87,000 square feet adjacent to UNION Craft Brewing’s new headquarters, brewery and taproom, the project will be home to eight other commercial tenants. Local makers, non-profits, and other businesses will produce and sell their wares on site, share resources, collaborate, and connect with the community at large. Construction on the project begins July 2017. For more information, visit www.union-collective.com.  

About Huckle’s LLC:

Huckle’s LLC produces gourmet hot sauces and condiments in Baltimore City using local, natural ingredients. Huckle’s products can be found at restaurants and retail locations throughout Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Learn more or shop online at http://www.hucklesauce.com. Get connected on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Huckle’s Gourmet Sauces Joins UNION Collective!

          

Huckle’s Brand Hot Sauce Announces Plan to Expand and Move to Union Collective

BALTIMORE, July 26, 2017 –To satisfy the intensifying consumer demand, Baltimore-based craft hot sauce and condiments brand, Huckle’s (http://www.hucklesauce.com), will be expanding its production and operations to Union Collective in January 2018. Currently brewed and bottled inside Lauraville restaurant Maggie’s Farm during the kitchen’s off-hours, Huckle’s new 6,000-square-foot-space will include a test kitchen, room for production and a small retail space once completed.

Huckle’s Brand Hot Sauce was born out of co-founder Harrison Long’s desire to reduce food waste, turning a neglected garden-grown pepper plant into the first bottles of Fire-Roasted Habanero. After a couple years of making sauce for friends and family, he partnered with entrepreneur Kedrick Smith, and in 2015 the Huckle’s line of hot sauces was born.  Huckle’s handcrafts gourmet hot sauce and condiments from locally sourced ingredients that are brewed and bottled in Baltimore City. Currently there are nine varieties of Huckle’s sauces on the market, including, Fire-Roasted Habenero, Fire-Roasted Jalepeno, Original Honion, and Classic Chipotle.  The company is planning to release products ten and eleven this fall, capping phase one production before delving into the marinades and dressings segment.

According to market research company IBISWorld, hot sauce has become a $1 billion industry, and in America alone it has grown by 150% since 2000.

“The hot sauce industry is forecasted to experience double-digit growth through 2024 and Huckle’s intends to tap that vein with our unique flavors and dedication to do it the right way.

We remain committed to keeping our footprint small, and working to ‘shrink the loop,’ bringing our operations as close to home as possible,” said Kedrick Smith, Huckle’s Chief Operating Officer. “The move to Union Collective will allow us to go from handcrafting thousands of bottles a year to producing tens to possibly hundreds of thousands of bottles a year while keeping true to our mission.”

“At Union Collective we will be surrounded by some of the most resourceful and creative businesses in Baltimore, and we can’t wait to tap into the collaborative energy that the space will bring. We look forward to growing alongside our neighbors,” said Harrison Long, Huckle’s CEO.

Today, Huckle’s products are available in over 60 stores and restaurants in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

“Huckle’s commitment to using local ingredients for their products made them a natural fit for Union Collective” said Adam Benesch, co-founder of Union Craft Brewing. “Their product, brand and people have them well positioned for rapid growth. We are excited for them to join this group of growing Baltimore based businesses and look forward to their continued success.”

About UNION Collective:

UNION Collective will transform 10.5 acres and 138,000 square feet of warehouse space located at 1700 W. 41st Street in Baltimore’s neighborhood of Hampden-Medfield into an interactive and collaborative assembly of several of Baltimore’s growing independent businesses. With 87,000 square feet adjacent to UNION Craft Brewing’s new headquarters, brewery and taproom, the project will be home to eight other commercial tenants. Local makers, non-profits, and other businesses will produce and sell their wares on site, share resources, collaborate, and connect with the community at large. Construction on the project begins July 2017. For more information, visit www.union-collective.com.  

About Huckle’s LLC:

Huckle’s LLC produces gourmet hot sauces and condiments in Baltimore City using local, natural ingredients. Huckle’s products can be found at restaurants and retail locations throughout Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Learn more or shop online at http://www.hucklesauce.com. Get connected on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Huckle’s Gourmet Sauces Joins UNION Collective!

          

Huckle’s Brand Hot Sauce Announces Plan to Expand and Move to Union Collective

BALTIMORE, July 26, 2017 –To satisfy the intensifying consumer demand, Baltimore-based craft hot sauce and condiments brand, Huckle’s (http://www.hucklesauce.com), will be expanding its production and operations to Union Collective in January 2018. Currently brewed and bottled inside Lauraville restaurant Maggie’s Farm during the kitchen’s off-hours, Huckle’s new 6,000-square-foot-space will include a test kitchen, room for production and a small retail space once completed.

Huckle’s Brand Hot Sauce was born out of co-founder Harrison Long’s desire to reduce food waste, turning a neglected garden-grown pepper plant into the first bottles of Fire-Roasted Habanero. After a couple years of making sauce for friends and family, he partnered with entrepreneur Kedrick Smith, and in 2015 the Huckle’s line of hot sauces was born.  Huckle’s handcrafts gourmet hot sauce and condiments from locally sourced ingredients that are brewed and bottled in Baltimore City. Currently there are nine varieties of Huckle’s sauces on the market, including, Fire-Roasted Habenero, Fire-Roasted Jalepeno, Original Honion, and Classic Chipotle.  The company is planning to release products ten and eleven this fall, capping phase one production before delving into the marinades and dressings segment.

According to market research company IBISWorld, hot sauce has become a $1 billion industry, and in America alone it has grown by 150% since 2000.

“The hot sauce industry is forecasted to experience double-digit growth through 2024 and Huckle’s intends to tap that vein with our unique flavors and dedication to do it the right way.

We remain committed to keeping our footprint small, and working to ‘shrink the loop,’ bringing our operations as close to home as possible,” said Kedrick Smith, Huckle’s Chief Operating Officer. “The move to Union Collective will allow us to go from handcrafting thousands of bottles a year to producing tens to possibly hundreds of thousands of bottles a year while keeping true to our mission.”

“At Union Collective we will be surrounded by some of the most resourceful and creative businesses in Baltimore, and we can’t wait to tap into the collaborative energy that the space will bring. We look forward to growing alongside our neighbors,” said Harrison Long, Huckle’s CEO.

Today, Huckle’s products are available in over 60 stores and restaurants in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

“Huckle’s commitment to using local ingredients for their products made them a natural fit for Union Collective” said Adam Benesch, co-founder of Union Craft Brewing. “Their product, brand and people have them well positioned for rapid growth. We are excited for them to join this group of growing Baltimore based businesses and look forward to their continued success.”

About UNION Collective:

UNION Collective will transform 10.5 acres and 138,000 square feet of warehouse space located at 1700 W. 41st Street in Baltimore’s neighborhood of Hampden-Medfield into an interactive and collaborative assembly of several of Baltimore’s growing independent businesses. With 87,000 square feet adjacent to UNION Craft Brewing’s new headquarters, brewery and taproom, the project will be home to eight other commercial tenants. Local makers, non-profits, and other businesses will produce and sell their wares on site, share resources, collaborate, and connect with the community at large. Construction on the project begins July 2017. For more information, visit www.union-collective.com.  

About Huckle’s LLC:

Huckle’s LLC produces gourmet hot sauces and condiments in Baltimore City using local, natural ingredients. Huckle’s products can be found at restaurants and retail locations throughout Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Learn more or shop online at http://www.hucklesauce.com. Get connected on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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This 4th of July, Celebrate true independence!

Pink’s Anthem from Union Craft on Vimeo.

Celebrate true Independence! Anthem returns to the birthplace of it’s namesake for a beer-can tribute to the greatest nation in the world. It’s just the thing to make you sing!

Filmed and Directed by Jay Dutta, Adminstrative Ninjasauraus/Creative. Starring “Pink” Mark Dressin, Packaging Team Lead. National Anthem performed by Michelle McHugh, QA/QC Lab Tech and recorded at Believe In Music Studios by the Believe In Music Students, Green Street Academy, Baltimore, Maryland. Filmed on location at Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, Baltimore, Maryland. Special thanks to the UNION Packaging Team: Jason Todd Wiggs, Josh Davis, Sam Beumont, and Henry Benesch. Additional gratitude to Kenny Liner, Founder/Director of Believe In Music.

Happy 4th, UNION Fam!

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