In the midst of a week of holidays from Valentine's to Presidents to Mardi Gras to Ash Wednesday to Chinese New Year, there are plenty of reasons to reach for a celebratory great beer. As we all hunker down for the brunt of winter's wrath, your local brewers and publicans have the perfect answer: more beer. As usual, there are more events around these parts than you can shake a mash paddle at, so grab a beer and give this long list a careful perusal, then get out there and enjoy — and stay warm!

Cheers,

Bryan Kolesar

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Delaware

Mon. Feb. 16 through Fri. Feb. 20 - Chateau Jiahu is Back at Dogfish Head in Milton and Rehoboth Beach, Del. -
$PAYG; a weeklong celebration planned to welcome back this Neolithic brew. dogfish.com/community/events/other-happenings/917861/chateau-jiahu-back.htm

Sat. Feb. 21 - Cabin Fever Relief / Lumberjack Party at Mispillion River Brewing Company in Milford, Del. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; I Don't Give a Fork! food truck will be on hand, we will have a Giant Jenga Tournament and Beard Competition from until 7 p.m., and Captain Blues takes over the helm at 7 p.m. mispillionriverbrewing.com/event/cabin-fever-relief-lumberjack-party-captain-blues-grass-band-dont-give-fork-food-truck

Sat. Feb. 21 - Beer Dinner at 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown, Del. -
5:30 p.m.; $45; Four-course meal served with Blues Golden Ale Infusion, Tiller Brown Ale, Amber Sun Ale Infusion, Old Court Ale Infusion, and Night Stalkers Stout.  16milebrewery.com

Mon. Feb. 23 - Petrus Beer Dinner at Jessop's Tavern in New Castle, Del. -
6:30 p.m.; $60; Five-course meal served with Gouldon Triple, Winter #9, Dubbel Bruin, Aged Pale Ale, and Aged Red Ale. jessops-tavern.com

Thu. Feb. 26 - DuClaw Drive Thru Beer Dinner at Chelsea Tavern in Wilmington, Del. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $66; Chef Dom's take on your fast food favorites paired with not-so-soft drinks from DuClaw Brewing Company. chelseatavern.com

Sat. Feb. 28 - The Dark Side at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; Delaware Valley's premier dark beer event featuring the release of The Dark Side. ironhillbrewery.com/wilmington/monthly-events.htm

Sat. Feb. 28 - Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; In celebration of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, we'll be teaming up with the scouts for a one-of-kind sampler featuring 6 Iron Hill beers and 6 Girl Scout cookies. ironhillbrewery.com/newark/monthly-events.htm

Wed. Mar. 18 - 6 Degrees of Bacon Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. -
6:30 p.m.; $75; Six-course meal served with Saison, Pulaski Pilsner, Vienna Red Lager, Belgian Wit, Abbey Dubbel, and Russian Imperial Stout. ironhillbrewery.com/wilmington/monthly-events.htm

Wed. Mar. 18 - Speakeasy Beer Dinner at The Pickled Pig in Rehoboth Beach, Del. -
6:30 p.m.; $49.95; Five-course meal paired with beer inspired by the time of Prohibition. pickledpigpub.com/specials.php

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District of Columbia

Sun. Feb. 15 and Mon. Feb. 16 - A Presidential Barleywine Festival at Pizza Paradiso (both locations) in Washington, DC -
$PAYG; Six barleywines at each location. eatyourpizza.com/a-presidential-barleywine-festival-february-15-16-all-locations

Mon. Feb. 16 - An Evening with Oxbow at ChurchKey in Washington, DC -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Join us as we host Tim and the Oxbow crew while showcasing 8 of his outstanding creations, both on draft and from bottle. churchkeydc.com/documents/CKUpcomingevents2015_000.pdf

Thu. Feb. 19 - History & Hops at Heurich House Museum in Washington, DC -
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $30; Featuring the new DC brewery, Hellbender Brewing Company. 202-429-1884

Thu. Feb. 19 - Foothill's Decade Parade at ChurchKey in Washington, DC -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; We'll have a few of their year-round offerings available such as Torch Pilsner, People's Porter, and Hoppyum IPA and special limited drafts. churchkeydc.com/documents/CKUpcomingevents2015_000.pdf

Thu. Feb. 19 - Monthly Beer Dinner at Meridian Pint in Washington, DC -
7:30 p.m.; $50; A decadent three-course meal prepared by our Executive Chef Francisco Ferrufino, paired with rare and special beers. meridianpint.com/events

Fri. Feb. 20 - Don't Doubt the Stout at The Black Squirrel in Washington, DC -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Thirteen varieties of the black stout stuff will be coursing through the venue's tap lines. facebook.com/events/141888436173922

Tue. Feb. 24 - Sour Beer Dinner at Belga Cafe in Washington, DC -
6:30 p.m.; $59; Four-course meal served with five sour beers from Belgium. belgacafe.com/newsletter/201502/2015-02-February-Beer-Dinner.pdf

Thu. Feb. 26 - Goats & Groats at Smoke & Barrel in Washington, DC -
6 p.m.; $20-$40; Your full-price ticket gets you admission to the show, a 3 Stars beer, and a plate of Chef Logan's smoked goat. smokeandbarreldc.com/goats-groats-featuring-buckwheat-groats

Sat. Mar. 7 - Brewer's Ball at National Building Museum in Washington, DC -
7 p.m.-12 a.m.; $135; Sample a variety of hand crafted beers from more than 30 of the region's best craft breweries, while also enjoying the cuisine of over 20 popular area restaurants. 301-657-8444

Sat. Mar. 21 - DC Craft Beer Festival at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC -
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $15-$75; Nearly 75 participating breweries from across the country with a strong emphasis on their limited release and seasonal selections. handcraftedtasting.com/dccraftbeerfest

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Maryland

Fri. Feb. 13 through Mon. Feb. 16 - Belgian Beer Fest at Max's in Baltimore, Md. -
$PAYG; Special Belgian-themed events each day and an exclusive American sour/wild ale Monday. 410-675-6297

Tue. Feb. 17 - Duclaw Pint Night at Mahaffey's Pub in Baltimore, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; Free glassware and reps from DuClaw will be here at 6 p.m. mahaffeyspub.com/wp/ai1ec_event/duclaw-pint-night-8

Tue. Feb. 17 - Off-centered Beer & Cheese at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg, Md. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $45; Four-courses paired with Sixty-One, Palo Santo Marron, Saison du BUFF, Piercing Pils, and Theobroma. dogfishalehouse.com/events/beer-cheese-tasting

Tue. Feb. 17 - Terrapin Pint Night at Frisco Tap House in Gambrills, Md. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of beers from Terrapin. friscotaphouse.com/events

Wed. Feb. 18 - Flying Dog Pint Night at Frisco Tap House in Columbia, Md. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of beers from Flying Dog. friscotaphouse.com/events

Thu. Feb. 19 - Tap Social at Lures Bar & Grill in Crownsville, Md. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; 6 Union Craft beers on draft plus a cask of Double Duckpin. luresbarandgrille.com/calendar

Thu. Feb. 19 - RAR Pint Night at Old Line Bistro in Beltsville, Md. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from the relatively new brewery in Cambridge. oldlinewine.com/events/rar-realalerevival-brewing-pint-night

Thu. Feb. 19 - Pint Night at Golden West Café in Baltimore, Md. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Featured new beers include CrossBones Session IPA and Deep Six English Porter. hsbeer.com/event/golden-west-cafe

Fri. Feb. 20 - RAR Tap Social at State Line Liquors in Elkton, Md. -
4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Tasting samples of beers from Realalerevival. statelineliquors.com/events.php

Fri. Feb. 20 - Free Beer Tasting at Old Line Bistro in Beltsville, Md. -
4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of beers from DuClaw. oldlinewine.com/events/free-beer-tasting-2

Fri. Feb. 20 - Beer Tasting at Fenwick Beer and Wine in Silver Spring, Md. -
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of beers from Weyerbacher. fenwickbeerandwine.com/beer_and_wine_tasting_schedule

Sat. Feb. 21 - Anniversary Party at Heavy Seas Alehouse in Baltimore, Md. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $25; Join the Heavy Seas Alehouse (Baltimore) in celebrating their 3rd Anniversary. hsbeer.com/event/hsah-balt-3year

Tue. Feb. 24 - Oskar Blues Ski Giveaway at Mahaffey's Pub in Baltimore, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; Win a pair of $700 skis. mahaffeyspub.com/wp/ai1ec_event/oskar-blues-ski-giveaway

Tue. Feb. 24 - Victory Pint Night at Frisco Tap House in Gambrills, Md. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of beers from Victory. friscotaphouse.com/events

Wed. Feb. 25 - SweetWater Brewing Release Party at Old Line Bistro in Beltsville, Md. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; SweetWater Brewing Company is finally coming to Maryland. oldlinewine.com/events/sweet-water-release-party

Wed. Feb. 25 - Flying Fish Pint Night at Frisco Tap House in Columbia, Md. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of beers from Flying Fish. friscotaphouse.com/events

Wed. Feb. 25 - Firestone Walker Beer Dinner at Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, Md. -
6:30 p.m.; $95; Five-course dinner paired with beers from Firestone Walker. victoriagastropub.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2015-Events.pdf

Thu. Feb. 26 - Evolution Tap Takeover at State Line Liquors in Elkton, Md. -
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $PAYG; Tommy, John, and a brewer with a full lineup of beers from Evolution. statelineliquors.com/events.php

Sat. Feb. 28 - Brew Sessions at Johanssons in Westminster, Md. -
4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; Have the chance to talk shop with fellow beer lovers and brewers. johanssonsdininghouse.com/eventdetail.asp?eventid=106

Sat. Mar. 7 - Real Ale & BBQ Festival at Heavy Seas in Halethorpe, Md. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $39-$49; Your ticket gives you a souvenir tasting glass & unlimited access to an extensive list of Heavy Seas beers from 16+ taps. hsbeer.com/event/real-ale-bbq-2015

Fri. Mar. 13 and Sat. Mar. 14 - Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival at Timonium Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. -
$29-$99; 60 beers, 40 bourbons, lots of BBQ, and live music. beerandbourbon.com/maryland/show-info

Sat. Mar. 14 - Potomac To Patuxent Brew Trail at Union Craft and Heavy Seas, Baltimore, Md. -
$65; 12:15 p.m.-6 p.m.; Luxury transportation to Denizens Brewing and Jailbreak with tours given by brewery staff. allgrainbrewtours.com/#!potomactopatuxent/c1z98

Sat. Mar. 21 - Weizen/Weissbier Homebrew Contest at Growler's in Gaithersburg, Md. -
1 p.m.; Get those German-style beers brewed. growlersrestaurant.com

Sat. Mar. 21 - Brewtimore! at Union Craft and Heavy Seas, Baltimore, Md. -
$55; 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Luxury transportation to Union Craft Brewing and Heavy Seas with tours given by the brewmasters and owners. allgrainbrewtours.com/#!brewtimore/c1g42

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New Jersey

Tue. Feb. 17 - Kane Tap Takeover at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ -
$PAYG; Enjoy some of the best NJ has to offer. cloverleaftavern.com

Thu. Feb. 19 - Newburgh Brewing Tap Takeover at The Coppermine Pub in North Arlington, NJ -
$PAYG; 15 lines of Newburgh beers. thecopperminepub.com

Sat. Feb. 21 - Big Brew Beer Festival at The Morristown Armory in Morristown, NJ -
12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; $10-$95; With over 200 unique tastings it's a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. 973-927-2794

Sat. Feb. 21 and Sun. Feb. 22 - Asbury Park Beerfest at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ -
12 p.m.-4 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.) and 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.); $37.50-$42; Featuring "craft" beers from all over the world as well as ciders and iconic retro beers. asburyparkbeerfest.com

Tue. Feb. 24 - Sam Adams Rebel Showcase at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ -
$PAYG; Rebel IPA thru randalls filled with two different hops. cloverleaftavern.com

Thu. Feb. 26 - Founders Beer Dinner and Tap Takeover at Twisted Elm Tavern in Elmwood Park, NJ -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $75; Five-course meal served with Old Curmudgeon, Blackwoods Bastard, Big Luscious, Breakfast Stout, Dirty Bastard, All Day IPA, Centennial IPA, and Porter. localendar.com/public/Twisted_Elm

Thu. Mar. 5 - Dogfish Dinner at Blue Monkey Tavern in Merchantville, NJ -
6:30 p.m.; $TBD; Four-course meal served with 60 Minute IPA, Sixty-One, Namaste, Aprihop, and Chateau Jiahu. dogfish.com/community/events/beer-dinners/924001/dogfish-dinner.htm

Thu. Mar. 19 - Weyerbacher Tap Takeover at The Coppermine Pub in North Arlington, NJ -
$PAYG; A night of beers from Weyerbacher. thecopperminepub.com

Fri. Mar. 20 and Sat. Mar. 21 - Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival at The Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ -
$20-$60; Over 150 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations. 609-412-9056

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Eastern Pennsylvania

Sun. Feb. 15 through Sun. Feb. 22 - Lehigh Valley Beer Week at establishments around the Lehigh Valley, Pa. -
See website for a current schedule of events. lehighvalleybeerweek.com

Tue. Feb. 17 - 19th Anniversary Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. -
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $65; A five-course meal paired with Braumeister Pils, Anniversary 19 Ale, Hip Czech Lager, Sticke Alt, St. Victorious, and Moving Parts 03. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/19th-anniversary-beer-dinner/?instance_id=6411

Tue. Feb. 17 - Bootlegger's Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $65; A five-course dinner paired with English IPA, Barrel-aged Porter, Rye of the Tiger, Bourbon Tripel, and Coffee Stout. ironhillbrewery.com/media/monthly-events.htm

Wed. Feb. 18 - Suds Sessions Beer Dinner at Kings Oak in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $35; An educational and fun experience in our cozy fireside lounge with four courses of food and beers from Evil Genius. kingsoaklane.com/site/2014/12/beer-dinners-at-kings-oak-buy-tickets

Thu. Feb. 19 - Midwest Beer Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Celebrate all the fantastic beer that makes its way here from the marvelous Midwest. barcadephiladelphia.com/events/75/midwest-beer-night

Thu. Feb. 19 - Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. -
$19; Twelve different beers paired with six different cookies. cjsdoghouse1555.com/events-2

Fri. Feb. 20 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; For February, our latest Hop Project IPA (new, experimental hop variety 06277) and Seamus' Irish Red will pour along side our always quenching Chester County Bitter. slyfoxbeer.com/index.php/front/calendar_details/4475

Fri. Feb. 20 - Firkin February Friday at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; A firkin of the English IPA. ironhillbrewery.com/media/monthly-events.htm

Fri. Feb. 20 - Something Hoppy Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. -
5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; The Double IPA, brewed with an excessive amount of West Coast hops for an explosive aroma of citrus and stone fruit. ironhillbrewery.com/northwales/monthly-events.htm

Fri. Feb. 20 and Sat. Feb. 21 - Pittsburgh Beerfest at David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. -
6:30 p.m.-11 p.m.; $20-$85; An unlimited sampling of 300+ craft beers, local restaurants, and local bands. pittsburghbeerfest.com

Sat. Feb. 21 - Bierfest at German Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $45-$75; Celebrate Pennsylvania's German Brewing Heritage with the Philly Roller Girls and visit with PA's leading brewers of lagers, bocks, and weizens, plus sample a diverse array of imports from Germany. germansociety.org/events.html

Sat. Feb. 21 - Beats, Brews, & BBQ at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $45-$60; Sample the offerings of over 30 local and regional breweries and enjoy free live music. tickets.worldcafelive.com/event/733353-beats-brews-bbq-11th-annual-philadelphia

Sat. Feb. 21 - Conshohocken Brewing Pig Roast at The Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. -
2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $40; An all-you-can-eat-and-drink pig roast and featuring Conshohocken Brewing Company. institutebar.com/Conshohocken-Pig-Roast.html

Sat. Feb. 21 - Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. -
3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25; A four-course meal paired perfectly with four brewmaster picks from Stoudts Brewing Company. isaacspicklebar.com/events.asp

Sat. Feb. 21 - Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $47.98; The famous, and not-so-famous, beer styles of Belgium, including Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, Monk brews, and more. vinology.com/class/belgian-beer

Sun. Feb. 22 - Chili Challenge at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG; Victory beers at the bar and $Free to taste a variety of chilis and vote for your favorite. Your vote will help select the winner of The People's Pepper. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/14531/?instance_id=6116

Sun. Feb. 22 - Founders Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn in Yardley, Pa. -
$65; A five-course meal paired with Founders' All Day IPA, Dry-hopped Pale Ale, Dirty Bastard Ale, Dark Penance Black IPA, and Breakfast Stout. yardleyinn.com/event/founders-day-beer-dinner

Tue. Feb. 24 - Heavy Seas and ALEiens night at Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; Meet owner Hugh Sisson, brewmaster Chris Leonard, and sales manager Mike Beamer plus two custom firkins. hulmevilleinn.com/?page_id=94

Tue. Feb. 24 - Tomme Arthur Lost Abbey Dinner at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $TBD; A dinner with Tomme Arthur focused on his outstanding Lost Abbey lineup. monkscafe.com/events.cfm

Wed. Feb. 25 - Suds Sessions Beer Dinner at Kings Oak in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $35; An educational and fun experience in our cozy fireside lounge with four courses of food and beers from Elysian. kingsoaklane.com/site/2014/12/beer-dinners-at-kings-oak-buy-tickets

Thu. Feb. 26 - Port/Lost Abbey Event at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Hop Freshener and six more. pinbeer.com/events.asp

Thu. Feb. 26 - Tap Takeover with Bell's Brewery at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; We will be tapping an array of Bell's beers including Special Double Cream Stout, Smitten Golden Rye Ale, Cherry Stout, Oarsman Ale, Two Hearted Ale, and the highly coveted Hopslam Ale. isaacnewtons.com/ai1ec_event/tap-takeover-with-bells-brewery/?instance_id=10231

Fri. Feb. 27 - Firkin February Friday at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; A firkin of the Small World XPA. ironhillbrewery.com/media/monthly-events.htm

Fri. Feb. 27 - Stoudts Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; All taps are dedicated to Stoudts Brewing Company. isaacspicklebar.com/events.asp

Sat. Feb. 28 - Kennett Winterfest at downtown Kennett Square, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$85; Sample some of the best regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, great music, and great people. 610-444-8188

Sat. Feb. 28 - Fare Festival at The Fuge in Warminster, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $50; Craft beer, small batch spirits, local wines, and some of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia area. A portion of proceeds benefit the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1, a 100% volunteer firehouse. farephiladelphia.com

Sat. Feb. 28 - FriendFest at Beltzner Hall-Kutztown Fairgrounds in Kutztown, Pa. -
3 p.m.-6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $10-$35; Annual benefit beer and wine festival featuring live music, delicious food, and various vendors, with all proceeds going to help end poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County. friendinc.wix.com/friendevents#!friendfest/c21kz

Sat. Feb. 28 - Winter Brew Festival at Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $40-$50; Open sampling of craft winter ales and lagers, complemented by hearty, festive food. Prizes for winter solstice and folklore costumes and displays, body warming music by Reading's Good Lovin' Jam Band. stoudts.com

Fri. Mar. 6 - Beer Tasting Dinner at The Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Pair your meal with these English, Irish, and Scottish beer styles and take the opportunity to sample some beers that may be new to you. st94.com/event/730627-beer-tasting-dinner-celtic-sellersville

Sat. Mar. 7 - Philly Craft Beer Festival at Philadelphia Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$75; Celebration of craft beer and brewing. 631-940-7290

Sun. Mar. 8 - The Brewer's Plate at The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pa. -
5:30 p.m.; $59-$99; Bringing together the best regional chefs, farmers, food artisans, brewers, distillers, winemakers, critics, bloggers, and consumers. brewersplate.com

Sun. Mar. 15 - Colonial Taverns — The Inside Story at Beaver Creek Tavern in Downingtown, Pa. -
3:30 p.m.; Lecture by beer historian Rich Wagner. pabreweryhistorians.tripod.com

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Virginia

Saturdays in January & February - Apres-Ski at Devils Backbone-Basecamp in Roseland, Va. -
2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; A carefully-selected menu of appetizers and cocktails to warm you up after a day on the slopes, trail hiking, and winter camping. dbbrewingcompany.com/currentevents.aspx

Sun. Feb. 15 and Mon. Feb. 16 - A Presidential Barleywine Festival at Pizza Paradiso in Arlington, Va. -
$PAYG; Six barleywines at each location. eatyourpizza.com/a-presidential-barleywine-festival-february-15-16-all-locations

Tue. Feb. 17 - Tap Takeover at Eggspectation in Chantilly, Va. -
3 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of beers from Flying Dog. flyingdogbrewery.com/event/tap-takeover-32/?instance_id=1703

Tue. Feb. 17 - Alpine Brewing Launch Party at The Birch Bar in Norfolk, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; 3 Alpine beers and 3 Green Flash beers on tap. thebirchbar.com/events

Tue. Feb. 17 - Winter Warming in the Beer Garden at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, Va. -
7 p.m.; $35; Old Ox, Old Bust Head, and Dogfish Head breweries with small bite pairings. dogfishalehouse.com/events/winter-warming-beer-garden

Wed. Feb. 18 - Alpine Beer Company Launch Party at Fire Works Pizza in Arlington, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; We'll have 6 different Alpine drafts available for the evening. fireworkspizza.com/Arlington/Web/Events.php

Wed. Feb. 18 - Hog Heaven Barrel Aged Beer Pairing at Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashburn, Va. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Lost Rhino has teamed up with the Worthogs Brew Club to bring you six amazing beers perfectly paired with a special menu of cheeses and other light fare for a one night only event. lostrhino.com/events.html

Thu. Feb. 19 - Cask Day at Devils Backbone-Outpost in Lexington, Va. -
2 p.m.; $PAYG; The February cask features Schwartz Bier with strawberries. dbbrewingcompany.com/currentevents.aspx

Thu. Feb. 19 - Bell's Hopslam Tapping at Capital Ale House in Richmond, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; You'll want to get here early to ensure you get a glass of this delicious beer because it will go fast. capitalalehouse.com/all-events

Thu. Feb. 19 - Cheers to the Firkin Weekend at Station 2 in Richmond, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring a pin filled by the Station 2 staff. facebook.com/events/396661520510986

Thu. Feb. 19 - Virginia Is For Beer Lovers at Willow Restaurant in Arlington, Va. -
7 p.m.; $140/couple; 6 beers and 6 courses featuring Starr Hill, Lost Rhino, and Devil's Backbone. willowva.com

Fri. Feb. 20 - The Bells Dirty Dozen at Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; We will be featuring some products not known to most Virginians, including six selections not normally sent to our state and many more rare brewhouse specialties. capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=254

Sat. Feb. 21 and Sun. Feb. 22 - Barleywine Festival at Mad Fox Brewing in Falls Church, Va. -
$PAYG; Mid-Atlantic's largest two-day showcase featuring 30 premium Barleywine beers. madfoxbrewing.com/mad-fox-events

Tue. Feb. 24 - Holy Cacao Tap Takeover at Fire Works Pizza in Arlington, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Instead of keeping all these big, bad, bourbon-y chocolate beers to ourselves, we're going to unleash them all in one night for you to enjoy. fireworkspizza.com/Arlington/Web/Events.php

Wed. Feb. 25 - Stone Brewing's Mitch Steele Comes to Town at Capital Ale House in Richmond, Va. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Mitch Steele visits for a short talk about IPAs and featuring 10 Stone beers on draft. capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=279

Wed. Feb. 25 - Founders Beer and Chocolate Dinner at Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, Va. -
7 p.m.; $80; Five-course dinner with too much chocolate and just enough (six) delicious brews from one of our favorite breweries. magnoliasmill.com/SpecialEvents.php

Wed. Feb. 25 - 3 Stars Brewing Tap Takeover at Fire Works Pizza in Leesburg, Va. -
$PAYG; Ghost White IPA, The Movement APA, Southern Bell Toasted Pecan Brown Ale, Winter Madness Old Stock Ale, Pandemic Porter, and Peppercorn Saison. fireworkspizza.com/FW1New/Menus/Ad.pdf

Fri. Feb. 27 - Tap Takeover & Steal the Glass featuring Avery at Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Some beers we've set aside just for this night, plus some other fun things. capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=253

Tue. Mar. 3 - Ancient Ales Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, Va. -
7 p.m.; $65; Three-course meal served with Theobroma, Midas Touch, and Chateau Jiahu. dogfishalehouse.com/events/ancient-ales-beer-dinner

Wed. Mar. 4 - Bacon & Beer Dinner with Port City at Fire Works Pizza in Arlington, Va. -
7 p.m.; $75; Chef Frank's menu will feature several different ways to serve bacon and Beer Director Mike Berry has carefully selected some of Port City Brewing Company's best beer to pair with swine. fireworkspizza.com/Arlington/Web/Events.php

Sat. Mar. 7 - Kiss My Cask Real Ale Festival at Back Bay Brewing in Virginia Beach, Va. -
2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $22-$35; 22 different breweries, food trucks, and a bluegrass band. 757-226-9593

Wed. Mar. 11 - Surf and Turf Dinner with Evolution Brewery at Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg, Va. -
7 p.m.; $85; Evolution's food-friendly beer will compliment each course. tuskies.com/SpecialEvents.php

Thu. Mar. 19 - Cask Day at Devils Backbone-Outpost in Lexington, Va. -
2 p.m.; $PAYG; The March cask features apricot, lychee, lemon zest, and clove. dbbrewingcompany.com/currentevents.aspx

Sat. Mar. 21 - St. Patty's Day Party at Devils Backbone-Outpost in Lexington, Va. -
4:30 p.m.; $PAYG; The Marla Palma Band will be rocking the Tap Room for our St. Patty's Day Party. dbbrewingcompany.com/currentevents.aspx

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