Mother's Day is Sunday 5/11
Scurry down to D.C. pronto to enjoy "The Italian Beer Renaissance" Thursday May 8th. It will be held by the National Geographic Society, hosted by Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver ($70 to $75).
Also Thursday, the cask-heads otherwise known as the Society for the Preservation of Beer from the Wood (SPBW - Chesapeak Bay Branch) will gather at Mahaffey's Pub in Canton at 7 pm.
DuClaw Brewing Company will debut its Snake Oil Imperial Pilsner Wednesday May 14th and Thursday May 15th at all four locations. Pint Club members will have access to a special sneak-preview on Monday May 12th.
Also: catch it while it lasts, DuClaw's own "El Guapo" Mexican styled golden lager made just for Cinco De Mayo.
New arrivals at The Perfect Pour (Columbia): Dogfish Head 120 Minute and Immort Ale, Fordham Summer Forecast Ale (w/raspberries), Oxford Organic Raspberry Wheat, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and Lagunitas Lucky 13.
On Friday (430-730) the Perfect Pour will host a tasting of Duval, Chouffe and Maredsous beers. On Saturday (4-7 pm) they'll be tasting beers from Virginia's Old Dominion Brewery.
Looking ahead, there will be a Grand Opening Gala Tasting event at the Columbia location on Friday June 6th. More info when it arrives.
Now is a good time to purchase tickets for the SAVOR event in D.C. next Friday and Saturday.
Hops and Vines will host a Troegs tasting this Friday May 9th (4-7 pm). The Wine Source will host a Troegs tasting on Friday May 16th (4-7 pm) manned by one of their area representatives.
More updates coming as I arrive at other event details ...
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