August 2, 2009


Hat tip to the MABN Hop Tips email, lots-o-items in there

-- Thursday August 13th -- Flying Dog's In-Heat Wheat and Double Dog Pale Ale compete in the monthlong Bar Louie (D.C.) best local beer competition involving Flying Dog, Dogfish Head, Hook and Ladder and more. 6 PM

-- Saturday August 15th -- Flying Dog returns to RFD's (D.C.) "Charity for Children's Hospital", starting at 10 AM

-- Monday August 17th, Rogue Beer Dinner at the Lemongrass (Crofton), tickets at Staples Corner Liquors ($45/person), 7-9 PM, 410-721-1858

-- Thursday August 20th is Washington D.C.'s "Brew at the Zoo", 35+ breweries offering samples, commemorative mug, music. Proceeds to the zoo. Food from Armand's Pizzeria, Hard Times Cafe, Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company. Time: 6-9 PM

-- Friday September 11th -- Japanese beer and sake tasting at Gilly's

-- Saturday September 12th -- Maryland Microbrew Fest Homebrew competition entries due. Competition to be held at Union Mills Homestead Sept. 26th. Limited to two beer styles, Scottish 80/- and Belgian Dubbel. Best of show to be made by Dog Pub and served at Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Maryland.

-- Saturday September 12th -- DuClaw Real Ale Festival, 12-4 PM for unlimited samples and food, "13 breweries, 25-some firkins" suggested buy the tickets in advance.

-- Saturday September 19th -- Beer and Bacon fest at Clipper City in celebration of Talk Like A Pirate Day. Special firkins, 12 taps, live music, $40/person includes everything from noon to 4 PM. Tickets on sale now (410-247-7822)

-- September 24th to 26th -- The biggest beer party of the year goes off again in Denver, the Great American Beer Festival.

-- Saturday September 26th -- Das Best Oktoberfest at the National Harbor with three times the amount of beer as last year, double the selection, triple the amount of food plus a VIP-only tent for specialty beers and perks. Extra beer tokens for German attire, noon to 8 PM

-- Saturday September 26th -- Maryland Microbrew Fest at Union Mills, 4th annual "on 16 acres of open beautiful parkland". Twelve breweries with 25+ kinds of beer plus food, music, brewing seminars. Time: 11 AM to 7 PM, advance tickets for $18, non-beer tickets just $5

-- Another reminder, Baltimore Beer Week from October 8th through 18th

-- Saturday October 10th -- Oktoberfest at Gilly's. Musical live entertainment as they taste German and domestic Oktoberfest beers.

-- Saturday October 10th -- Das Best Oktoberfest in Timonium. See above, noon to 8 PM.

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