December 11, 2008

Events and Happenings

At The Perfect Pour in Columbia, they'll have beer tastings this Friday and Saturday. On Friday from 5-8 PM Ken from Legends will offer up a variety of products including Oskar Blues' Dale's Pale Ale and Lagunitas' We Are Only In It For The Money. On Saturday from 3-7 PM Magic Hat will be offered, as well as Japan's Hitachino Expresso Stout, Victory's Storm King and Tommyknocker's Imperial Nut Brown.

Like everyone else these days, they're also offering a tote bag ($1.99) that will make you feel all green inside. As a bonus if you bring it back to refill you can save 10% off purchases of 6 bottles or more of 750ml and 22 oz bottles of beer. Something to consider.

Tonight (12/11) at the great Max's in downtown Baltimore/Fell's Point from 5 PM-til they'll have a Stone Brewery Blowout Event. There may be other offerings but for now, the lineup includes the Pale Ale, IPA, Ruination DIPA, Smoked Porter, Arrogant Bastard, Oaked Arrogant Bastard, Double Bastard, Old Guardian, Imperial Stout, 10th Anniversary, 11th Anniversary and 12th Anniversary.

Next Tuesday (11/16) will be Max's famed "Winter Social" with a ton of wintery taps and bottles, too many to list but a rough list can be seen here. It starts at 6 PM and goes until whenever. I'm a huge fan of wintery beers (unlike the Oktoberfest/fall offerings). They're a ton of Belgian Darks or Winter Warmers, delicious and spicy, but very high in alcohol so be mindful.


If you're like me, the Ravens bug has bitten you -- hard. Anyway, I overlooked an email from the Greene Turtle in Columbia. They'll have Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco as a guest on Jason Brown's radio program at that location from 6-8 PM next Tuesday (12/16). The Turtle isn't craft beer heaven, but the Columbia location has Brewers Art's Resurrection on the last I checked, so that might be a delicious option.

Mind you, Flacco doesn't seem to have much of a personality but I think the show is part of the sports radio thing with Anita Marks that I've found to be decent listening whenever I'm in the car. They recommend getting there early as seats fill up fast. Happy hour is 3-7 PM, $1 off domestic drafts, hopefully that includes Resurrection.

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