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MABN Hop Tips, OCTOBER 2018

Hi Everybody! Oktoberfest celebrations are in full swing and are too numerous to list. Check your favorite venues / breweries' websites and chances are that they will have an Oktoberfest listed on their events page. Have fun and don't forget to use a DD.

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Ontario Craft Brewers Conference & Suppliers Marketplace 2018, Toronto, Canada -
Canada's Craft Brewing industry event of the year! Craft brewers, decision-makers, thought leaders and supporters will gather in Toronto for two days of education, networking, Suppliers Marketplace with 170+ exhibitors and delicious craft beer & food.


October 2, SHOP AT Argilla Brewing, Newark, DE -
Join us at Argilla to shop with local vendors and also help raise money for The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. Enjoy delicious pizza and beer while supporting our community and a great cause! 302-731-8200

October 13, Delaware Beer & Wine Festival at Delaware Agricultural Museum, Dover, DE -
The First State's "official" beer and wine festival returns to the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village on Saturday, October 13!!! The festival will feature a wide variety of craft beer, wines, food, music and games. 302-734-1618

October 13, 4th Annual Blue Soul Festival at Blue Earl Brewing, Smyrna, DE -
The 4th Annual Blue Soul Festival is a celebration of the blues, and all things Craft Beer, Music and Food featuring six live national, regional and local Blues performances, plus awesome local food trucks. 302-653-2337

October 13, Cheesetoberfest at Fordham & Dominion Brewing, Dover, DE -
Cheesetoberfest is an all-out, no holds barred, Grilled Cheese/Mac N Cheese competition, being held at Fordham & Dominion Brewing, that features local restaurants battling it out to see who will be this years Grand Cheezmo! 302-678-4810

October 27, Fall Beers & Gears at Delaware Park, Wilmington, DE -
All ages FREE car show from 11-4 and 21+ ticketed craft beer event 1-5 p.m. Live music, food trucks and more! 800-417-5687

District of Columbia

October 13, Snallygaster 2018 in Downtown DC, Washington, DC -
Snallygaster is the district's beastliest beer festival, bar none. And on October 13, the monster makes its triumphant return to DC for its seventh year as a rollicking salute to craft beer.

October 15, Profs & Pints: The Science of Frankenstein at The Bier Baron, Washington, DC -
Professor Sha, who is affiliated with American University's Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, will discuss Shelley's hopes and fears related to science and situate her novel in the science of her day. He's the winner of several teaching awards, so you'll enjoy hearing him bring this subject to life. 202-293-1887

October 16, OktoBEEfest DC at The Brig DC, Washington, DC -
Celebrate OktoBEEfest Seabee style with craft beer and comrades. Gather together your crew for an awesome evening at The Brig DC. Dog-friendly, with korn hole, food, plenty of room to move and plenty of beers on tap.

October 20, Oyster & Beer Festival at Capitol Riverfront, Washington, DC -
Join Us For a Shucking Good Time and this 2nd Annual Affair! Seafood and More Seafood and Lots of Libations. We are very excited to bring the best of the bivalves to you.


October 4, AAFB 2018 Trashy Awards at Peaberry Heights Brewery, Baltimore, MD -
An award show, fundraiser, and event unlike any other, the Trashy Awards provide local designers and agencies with a platform to showcase all of their hard work that never made it to production—and the attendees are the judges! The winners even receive small trash can trophies. 410-467-7837

October 6, Rocktobierfest at Rockville Town Center, Rockville, MD -
Rocktobierfest features two stages of entertainment, including German and rock music, German food, artisans, kids activities, and beverages for sale by local breweries. 240-314-8620

October 11, Brews Cruise: Now That's What I Call the 00s! at Urban Pirates, Baltimore, MD -
Join Heavy Seas & the Urban Pirates as we sail around Baltimore's Inner Harbor and party to the greatest hits of the 2000s! 410-327-8378

October 13, Das Best Oktoberfest at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD -
Just drink responsibly. There is nothing worse than a professional person (dressed in a German outfit) slurring their words as they sing drinking songs! 410-547-8100

October 13, 3rd Annual Pints For Paws at Barley & Hops, Frederick, MD -
Come out to our 3rd Annual Pints for Paws benefiting FFOCAS at Barley and Hops on October 13th and help us raise money for the homeless critters in Frederick. 301-668-5555

October 14, Oktoberfest in Gaithersburg Village Green, Gaithersburg, MD -
Dust off your dirndl, grab your lederhosen and get ready to Prost! The City of Gaithersburg presents the 27th annual celebration of Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from noon to 5 p.m. The festival takes place in and around the Arts Barn, Kentlands Mansion and Kentlands Village Green and along Main Street and Market Square. Admission and parking are free.

October 14, Annapolis Harvest Brew Festival 2018 at Chesapeake Brewing, Annapolis, MD -
Its back and we are unveiling the area's harvest beers just for the first 100 tickets! Unlimited samples, fun, food and music! This is in the heart of Annapolis; walk to everything! Perfect Sunday afternoon activity. 410-268-0000

October 20, OktoBEARfest at The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, MD -
Join us for OktoBEARfest 2018 featuring more time, more beer and more fun! Enjoy unlimited sampling of 50+ seasonal brews plus, live music and food & fare from local vendors and artisans. It's your chance to be part of this wildly popular fall fundraising event for the animals! 410-396-7102

October 21, Dogtoberfest Homebrew Festival at Maritime Museum & Park, Annapolis, MD -
Spend the day with your pup sampling local home & craft-brewed beers, listening to live music, enjoying tasty food all while supporting a GREAT cause - Chesapeake K-9 Fund. 410-295-0104

October 27, OCtoberfest at Sunset Park, Ocean City, MD -
Sunset Park overlooking Assawoman Bay will once again be the setting for a fabulous Shore Craft Beer celebration of the local breweries who are producing world class beer. You can't beat the beauty of this location either, so if you want great beer and a great party with live music, VIP tickets, or regular admission, then get your tickets today.

New Jersey

October 6, Temperance Debate at Cape May Brewing, Cape May, NJ -
To drink or not to drink, that is the dispute between saloonkeeper Patrick Collins and Jennie Wales, staunch advocate of the temperance movement! Hop on board the MAC trolley and join Cape May's Victorian man about town, Dr. Emlen Physick, as he attempts to maintain decorum during this spirited, very Victorian, debate at the Cape May Brewing Company. 609-849-9933

October 8, Oktoberfest at Asbury Festhalle, Asbury Park, NJ -
Let's Party in the Oktoberfest tent on Asbury Festhalle Grounds! 732-997-8767

October 9, Pints for Pets Fundraiser at Rinn Duin Brewing, Toms River, NJ -
Drink craft beer and save the animals! Come join SAVE Rescue Shelter for a fundraiser at Toms River's own Rinn Duin Brewing. Drink local beer to save local animals! 732-569-3261

October 13, 2nd Annual Oktoberfest 2018 at City Market, New Brunswick, NJ -
Oktoberfest is a fall celebration of music, food and community held in the New Brunswick City Center. Enjoy a variety of local and traditional food, craft brews to German beers and vendors. 732-545-4849

October 13, Bonetoberfest at Bonesaw Brewing, Glassboro, NJ -
Pending permits because the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control is probably listening to lobbyists ($$$), they will have a Grand Opening Bonetoberfest with ribbon cutting, Biergarten, German band and theme, starting at 12 noon. $5 Bonetonberfest lagers all day with commemorative steins available. 856-243-5464

October 13, Central Jersey Beer Festival 2018 at Mercer County Festival Grounds, West Windsor, NJ -
Limited Tickets Available! NO REFUNDS! NO EXCEPTIONS! RAIN or SHINE Event, Tents will be used in case of inclement weather!

October 20, Bordentown RiverFest 2018 at Bordentown City Beach, Bordentown, NJ -
With over 13, 000 guests attending last year, this year promises to be bigger and better as we like to make the party bigger and better each year! We can't wait to party with you!

October 20, Our 4th Anniversary at Spellbound Brewing, Mount Holly, NJ -
We are turning 4! Block the date out, we will be publishing the beer list and more about our Anniversary bottle release. 609-744-0665

October 20, Triple Nickel Third Anniversary Celebration at Double Nickel Brewing, Pennsauken, NJ -
There will be over 30 beers available including 3 variants of our Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout: neat; oak-aged; and bourbon barrel-aged. More Anniversary limited release beers to be announced as we get closer, so stay tuned. 856-356-2499

October 26, Sussex Big Brew Beer Festival at County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ -
100+ craft beers, great food and Music! A Beertastic Evening and a great way to celebrate Oktoberfest! Fest will be inside the Richards Building and outside in the Courtyard. Don't miss out on a great evening of craft beer, food and fun! 973-948-5500

October 27, 4 Year Anniversary, Ghost Ship Party & Dress As A Cruise Person at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Cherry Hill, NJ -
We are turning four and we would like you to help us re-create a night aboard the luxury liner, the USS Morro Castle. Be your own captain & dress as your favorite cruise person. 856-437-0709


October 3, Yappy Hour at Locust Lane Brewing, Malvern, PA -
Join the Hope VS Specialists at Locust Lane Brewery for an evening of brews and chews with your pooch! Nick's Roast Beef will be onsite at these events. 610-296-2099

October 4&6, Beerfest Royale at KOP Mall, King Of Prussia, PA -
King of Prussia Beerfest Royale features 100+ beers from more than 50 brewers, delicious food available for purchase, live bands on two stages, games, photo-ops and more!

October 5-6, Oktoberfest at 23rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA -
The 16, 000 square foot space will be decked out with Bavarian blue & white ceilings, authentic festival tables and benches imported from Germany, as well as a lofted stage area for musical acts. 215-564-1488

October 6, Brew-chanan Fest 2018 at Buchanan Park, Lancaster, PA -
There will be breweries, wineries and cider houses from all over PA and a few neighboring states on-site to provide samples of some of their new brews as well as some of their favorites!

October 13, Phoenixville Oktoberfest at Kimberton Fairgrounds, Phoenixville, PA -
Mark your calendar. Iron your lederhosen. It will be a fun filled day, outdoors, loaded with Brats, Oompah Music, Pretzels, Games, and of course, plenty of German beer! 610-935-1388

October 13, Brews for Bassets at Stable 12 Brewing, Phoenixville, PA -
Let's celebrate the fall season with delicious craft beers and fantastic food! Eat and drink heartily, because Stable 12 will donate 10% of the proceeds from food and drink to the rescue. 610-715-2665

October 13, Kennett Brewfest on Historic State Street, Kennett Square, PA -
Kennett Brewfest features over 100 breweries that feature tasting of unique & popular seasonal brews. The event features live music, food trucks, vendors & more. 610-444-8188

October 14, East Branch Anniversary at East Branch Brewing, Downingtown, PA -
Anniversary Party!! Come help us celebrate by partaking in more of our amazing beer and delicious food. There will be all sorts of little surprises in store. 484-593-0815

October 14, Crafty Ladies: Raising a Pint for Women Against Abuse at Interstate Draft House, Philadelphia, PA -
Join us for an event benefiting Women Against Abuse, hosted by the women of the craft beverage industry. 267-455-0045

October 14, Beer on the Farm at Hidden Valley Farm, Jamison, PA -
Levante Brewing & Bernie's Restaurant are teaming up to bring you a one of a kind, one day pop up beer garden! With hayrides, live music, pumpkin painting, games and FOOD & BEER, its a Sunday Funday for ALL ages!

October 18, Movie Night - Killer Klowns from Outer Space at Round Guys Underground, Lansdale, PA -
Join resident Drag Queen, Annie Christ, as she brings her comedic commentary to a special new Movie Night at the Underground! 267-638-6085

October 20, 2018 Pennsylvania Dutch Brewers Festival at Reading Liederkranz, Reading, PA -
The Pennsylvania Dutch Brewers Festival will feature more than 60 different homebrewed beers poured by 25+ local and regional brewers from Bruclear Homebrew Club, Berks Homebrew Club and Lancaster Brewers. Commercial breweries will also be onsite pouring complimentary samples. Taste craft beer at its roots and meet brewers BEFORE they go commercial. Enjoy Liederkranz's homemade German food, and be a part of a Beer Busters Podcast. 610-373-3982

October 20, Hoppy Halloween 4 Beer Fest at Broken Goblet Brewing, Bensalem, PA -
IT's BACK! Broken Goblet Brewing presents HOPPY HALLOWEEN 4, the only beer fest that celebrates local first with some of the best libations available in the surrounding areas - and one of our favorite holidays!

October 26, Harry Potter Drag Show at Victoria Freehouse, Philadelphia, PA -
Join Professor Mcgonigal, Professor Trellawney, Bellatrix LeStrange, Hermione, Luna Lovegood, Dolores Umbridge, Draco and of course Moaning Myrtle for an epic Harry Potter themed Drag Show at The Victoria Freehouse! Featuring some of Philly's most talented Drag Performers. 215-543-6089


October 6, Pints, Paws and Oysters! at Solace Brewing, Dulles, VA -
Join NOVA Pets Alive and Nomini Bay Oysters for "Pints, Paws and Oysters" on Saturday, October 6th at Solace Brewing Company! NOVA Pets Alive has teamed up with Solace Brewing for this FREE event to benefit our rescued pets! 703-345-5630

October 6, Pints, 2018 Easton BEER FEST at Easton VFD, Easton, MD -
The Easton Beer Fest is hosted by the Easton Volunteer Fire Dept. MD as a Fundraiser. 100% of the proceeds stay local!!!! 410-822-4848

October 6, Vienna Oktoberfest 2018 on Historic Church Street, Vienna, VA -
Oktoberfest will be held rain or shine on Saturday, October 6 from 11 am until 7 pm., on Historic Church Street. All ages are welcome and admission is free.

October 7, 2 Year Anniversary Party at Random Row Brewing, Charlottesville, VA -
Come celebrate 2 years of awesome beer and fun with us at the brewery! 434-284-8466

October 20, Bikes and Beers Richmond 2018 at Stone Brewing, Richmond, VA -
Bikes and Beers RICHMOND features a 15-mile and 30-mile ride departing from STONE BREWING and traveling through the beautiful region of Richmond, VA. Both rides will feature several rest stops with refreshments. 760-294-7899

October 27, Barktoberfest - Beers, Dogs, Food, Fun at Strangeways Brewing, Richmond, VA -
This year the festival benefits Adopt RVA, a local 501c-3 umbrella group raising awareness and support to all the local rescue, shelter and adoption groups (Lab Rescue, Henrico Humane, Happe Pets, Richmond Animal League/RAL, and Richmond Animal Care and Control/RACC). 804-303-4336

West Virginia

October 6, Oktoberfest 2018 at Pipestem Event Center, Pipestem, WV -
Join us for an Oktoberfest featuring live music, food trucks and only local craft bier's of West Virginia. Also like always we will have a full bar to choose from if beer is not your drink of choice.

October 27, 2nd Annual Hops on the Mon at Mylan Park Expo Center, Morgantown, WV -
Get ready for A Beer Adventure to Remember at the 2018 Hops on the Mon craft beer and food festival! This is your chance to sample more than 175 different offerings from 70-plus local, regional, national, and international breweries in the comfort of the Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park.