-- The New York Times samples several pale ales and Frederick, Maryland's Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale comes out on top.
-- Speaking of Flying Dog, they've brewed the last-ever batch of Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout, which you can enjoy one last time at Alonso's starting this Friday.
-- Victoria Gastro Pub is hosting a beer dinner with Southern Tier on Tuesday, July 13th. The menu posted looks amaaaaaaaazing.
-- T-Bonz is proud to announce they have acquired a beer engine and have already put it to good use serving tasty real ales. Can't wait to see the results of their expansion whenever that comes to fruition. In the meantime, don't forget about Pints & Pancakes II! July 18th, it will be a blast.
-- At Ram's Head, they're having a release party for their new "Wisteria Wheat" on Thursday July 1st from 4-6 PM. It will arrive in commemorative glassware ($4) with refills just $1.
On Saturday July 10th there will be an "Kegs n Eggs" celebration marking the 11th anniversary of the Ram's Head Savage location. The event will be from 7am-1pm with the following:
$0.50 Fordhams (7-8 am), $7 anniversary breakfast menu (7-11 am), $1 Fordhams (8-9 am) and $3 Fordhams (9am-1pm)
-- Meanwhile Troegs has announced they are opening a second craft brewery in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Construction will begin immediately, with an estimated completion around fall of 2011. The new facility will include a new brewhouse, fermenters and kegging line.
You can expect a 5,000 square foot tasting room at the Hershey location, plus an outdoor seating area all within the actual brewhouse for a more up-close feel to how Troegs beer gets made.
-- Aaaand this bit of copy-and-past from the Mid Atlantic Brewing News Hop Tips newsletter:
Tuesday, June 29th: Beer Bites at Growler’s in Gaithersburg – 301-519-9400 or www.growlersofgaithersburg.com.
Wednesday, June 30th: Heavy Seas Beer Dinner at Mick’s in Frederick – Hosted by Heavy Seas founder, Hugh Sisson. Details at 301-662-0373 or www.frederick.com/index.php?action=sponsor&id=4458.
Wednesday, June 30th: Craft Beer and Artisan Cheese Pairing at Gilly’s – Belgian and US cheeses paired with Chimay, Allagash, Tröegs, Moylans, and Southern Tier. $20. 7pm. Reservations at 301-770-5515. www.gillyscbfw.com.
Saturday, July 10th: 1st Annual Summer Deck Party at Lure’s Bar and Grille in Crownsville – Outdoor grilling with BBQ chicken, sausages, ribs, kabobs, corn bread, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, mac n chz, collared greens, and more. $5 all 14 drafts, $5 tangerine or grapefruit crushes, $3 all domestic bottles, $4 cans of Caldera Pale Ale, live music, prizes, and giveaways. 11am-? 410-923-1606 or www.luresbarandgrille.com.
Friday, July 16th: Unibroue Beer Tasting at Fenwick Beer and Wine, Silver Spring – 4-8pm. 301-650-5770 or www.fenwickbeerandwine.com.
Tuesday, July 20th: Beer Club at Lure’s Bar and Grille, Crownsville – Featuring Mikkeller Brewing. $38.50 includes beer, buffet, tax, and tip. 6-8pm. 410-923-1606 or www.luresbarandgrille.com.Friday, July 23rd: Goose Island Beer Tasting at Fenwick Beer and Wine, Silver Spring – 4-7pm. 301-650-5770 or www.fenwickbeerandwine.com.