April has arrived and brings promises of baseball and spring. It's also a "taxing" month when the tax man comes calling. Check out a full list of ways below where you can either spend your hard-earned refund or have a few beers to forget the bill you just paid.

Congratulations on making it through another winter. It was a tough one for many of you. Grab a beer; you deserve it.

As a footnote here with an event that didn't fit cleanly into any particular state below, I'll point all you homebrewers over to https://www.samueladams.com/longshot to check out the annual Samuel Adams Longshot homebrew competition. They've got all the information you need to know to enter on the website. Check it out and good luck if you enter. Would love to see one of our Mid-Atlantic readers getting their mug on a bottle of Sam Adams beer.

Cheers,

Bryan Kolesar
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Editor's Note: Our on-line MABN calendar is fully updated to reflect the events that are posted in our April/May edition and then some. Please note there is a list view and a calendar view. The mechanism is quite powerful, we suggest you take advantage of it. And if your beer-centric event is not listed, please use the "Submit Event" link to post. http://www.brewingnews.com/calendar/mabncalendar.shtml

Prost! Jamie

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Delaware

Sat. Apr. 18 - Dewey Beach Brewfest at Gary's Dewey Beach Grill in Dewey Beach, Del. -
1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $28-$35; Over 30 local and national breweries, plus beer drinking bites, live music, and raffles. garysdeweybeachgrill.com/#menu-item-2693

Sat. Apr. 18 - Dogfish Head at Two Stones Pub in Newark, Del. -
$PAYG; A dozen beers from Dogfish Head. phillytapfinder.com/event/two-stones-newark

Thu. Apr. 23 - Tis the Saison Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. -
4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; The release of three classic Saisons. ironhillbrewery.com/newark/monthly-events.htm

Thu. Apr. 23 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. -
6 p.m.; $40; Grilled cheese and craft beer paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings. queentickets.worldcafelive.com/event/779061-grilled-cheese-craft-beer-wilmington

Sat. Apr. 25 - R2Hop2 at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company in Dover, Del. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $15-$50; Music, food, local vendors, games and most of all, beer. fordhamanddominion.com/#!r2hop2/c2kj

Sat. Apr. 25 - Delaware on the Deck at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; We open our deck and tap some special beers from Iron Hill and eight Delaware breweries. ironhillbrewery.com/wilmington/monthly-events.htm

Sat. May 2 - History, Heritage, & Hops Brewfest (Dover Days) at Loockerman Way Plaza in Dover, Del. -
3 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$40; Participating breweries, wineries, and distilleries will feature "locally made, handcrafted libations." In addition, several local bands will fill the air with sound. doverdaysfestival.com

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District of Columbia

Mon. Mar. 30 - The DC Draft Debut of Founders KBS 2015 at ChurchKey in Washington, DC -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Tapping a keg of KBS, along with a number of other tasty Founders brews. churchkeydc.com/documents/CKUpcomingevents2015_003.pdf

Wed. Apr. 1 - The DC Launch of Civil Life Brewing Company at ChurchKey in Washington, DC -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; The Civil Life focuses on classic, balanced, nuanced, and malt-driven ales, often inspired by the English tradition. churchkeydc.com/documents/CKUpcomingevents2015_003.pdf

Tue. Apr. 7 - National Beer Day at Belga Cafe in Washington, DC -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; In honor of the signing of the Cullen-Harrison Act, Pizzeria Paradiso brings you a tap-takeover. eatyourpizza.com/celebrate-national-beer-day-on-april-7-at-dupont-circle

Sat. Apr. 11 - Cherry Blossom Beer & Wine Festival at The Yards in Washington, DC -
1:30 p.m.-4:30 pm. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $35-$39; Unlimited tastings of all of the beers and wines, live entertainment, and lawn games. Food trucks will be on-site. drinkthedistrict.com/dc/cherry-blossom

Sat. Apr. 11 - Tea & Beer Pairing at Heurich House Museum in Washington, DC -
4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $5; Capital Teas developed innovative tea sachets that are cold brewed with everyday beers to create enhanced flavor profiles. 202-429-1894

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Maryland

Tue. Mar. 31 - Terrapin and New Belgium Event at Max's in Baltimore, Md. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; We will be featruing the newest collaboration between these two great brewers called "Black is the New Wit", plus a ton of other drafts. maxs.com

Wed. Apr. 1 - Double Cannon Release Party at Heavy Seas Beer in Halethorpe, Md. -
3 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; 8 beers on tap including Double Cannon and a cask of Double Cannon. hsbeer.com/event/double-cannon-taproom-release

Wed. Apr. 1 - Terrapin Pint Night at Lures Bar & Grille in Crownsville, Md. -
$PAYG; A night of special Terrapin beers. luresbarandgrille.com/calendar

Thu. Apr. 2 - Desert Island Series Release: Schwarzbier at Heavy Seas Beer in Halethorpe, Md. -
3 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; This "daunting yet approachable" beer is very limited; when it's gone, it's gone forever. hsbeer.com/event/dis-release-schwartzbier

Thu. Apr. 2 - DC Brau Pint Night at Old Line Bistro in Beltsville, Md. -
5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; We'll be pouring a very limited batch of their infamous On The Wings Of Armegeddon aged in Green Hat gin barrels. oldlinewine.com/events/dc-brau-pint-night

Fri. Apr. 3 - Free Beer Tasting at Old Line Bistro in Beltsville, Md. -
5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free; Sample tastings of beer from Sixpoint. oldlinewine.com/events/free-beer-tasting-27

Fri. Apr. 3 - Brew Debut: 3XL Series - Atomic Mutation Saison at Union Craft Brewery in Baltimore, Md. -
5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; A tribute to Baltimore's best independent alternative book store, the legendary Atomic Books. unioncraftbrewing.com/events

Fri. Apr. 5 - Civil Life Brewery Kickoff at Max's in Baltimore, Md. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; We will be kicking off a brand new brewery to Baltimore from St Louis. Civil Life Brewery with five casks and five drafts. maxs.com

Wed. Apr. 8 and Thu. Apr. 9 - X10 Beer Release at all DuClaw locations -
$PAYG; Saison brewed with cantaloupe, 6% ABV. duclaw.com/events/x10-beer-release

Thu. Apr. 9 - Starr Hill Tap Takeover at Old Line Bistro in Beltsville, Md. -
5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring The Love Hefeweizen, Grateful Pale Ale, Limited Edition King of Hop Imperial IPA from the All Access Series, and even more limited Debut #2 from the Debut Series, a Oatmeal Cookie Stout poured on Nitro. oldlinewine.com/events/starr-hill-brewery-tap-takeover

Sat. Apr. 11 - Heavy Seas Island Jam Music Festival at Rash Field-Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Md. -
1 p.m.-7 p.m.; $29-$59; Four live music acts plus food and beer served a la carte. hsislandjam.com

Wed. Apr. 15 - Tax Day: 120 Minute Tapping at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg, Md. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; A special tapping for a taxing day. dogfishalehouse.com/events/tax-day-120-minute-tapping

Wed. Apr. 15 - Jailbreak Pint Night at Lures Bar & Grille in Crownsville, Md. -
$PAYG; A night of special Jailbreak beers. luresbarandgrille.com/calendar

Sat. Apr. 18 - Bluegrass, Brew, and Barbeque at Red Shedman Farm Brewery & Hopyard in Mt. Airy, Md. -
11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $22.50-$30; Beers from Red Shedman and participating breweries, live music, and over two dozen art, craft, and food vendors. redshedman.com/events/bluegrass-brew-and-bbq

Sat. Apr. 18 - Baltimore Bar'k Crawl at The Wharf Rat in Baltimore, Md. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; The last stop on a four-stop pub crawl around Fell's Point to raise money for the SPCA and homeless pets. thewharfrat.com/bark-crawl

Sat. Apr. 18 - Happy 13th Anniversary To Us at Mahaffey's Pub in Baltimore, Md. -
7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; We will be having a free catered buffet at 6:30. mahaffeyspub.com/wp/ai1ec_event/happy-13th-anniversary-to-us

Sun. Apr. 19 - Dogfish Head Big Beer Brunch at Mahaffey's Pub in Baltimore, Md. -
1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $30; Four courses of food with four courses of big beers. mahaffeyspub.com/wp/ai1ec_event/dogfish-head-big-beer-brunch

Wed. Apr. 22 - Unibroue Beer Dinner at Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia, Md. -
6:30 p.m.; $75-$95; Dinner paired with beers from Unibroue. victoriagastropub.com/whats-happening

Sat. Apr. 18 through Sat. Apr. 25 - Annapolis Beer Week at establishments in and around Annapolis, Md. -
See website for full list of events and details. annapolisbeerwk.com

Sat. Apr. 25 - Baltimore City Paper Brewfest at Power Plant Live in Baltimore, Md. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $35; Sample over 80 beers and a special VIP cask area this year. facebook.com/events/807511565953448

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New Jersey

Wed. Apr. 1 - 886 Minutes of Continual Hops at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ -
$PAYG; Join DFH owner, Sam Calagione, in drinking 60 Minute, 61 Minute, 75 Minute, 90 Minute, and five vintages of 120 Minute IPAs. pjspourhouse.com/dogfishhead

Thu. Apr. 2 - Victory Tap Takeover at Blend Bar & Bistro in Hamilton Twp, NJ -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Bourbon barrel-aged Wee Heavy, Earth & Flame, Summer Love, Moving Parts 03, D'Town Nitro Milk Stout, Prima Pils, and DirtWolf. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/victory-tap-takeover-35/?instance_id=6680

Thu. Apr. 2 - Hoppy Beer Day at Copper Mine Pub in North Arlington, NJ -
$PAYG; Stone Enjoy By 4-20-15, Sierra Nevada Harvest Idaho Hop, Carton Hop Pun Pale, Neshaminy Creek Blitzkrieg Hops, and Great Lakes Chill Wave. thecopperminepub.com

Thu. Apr. 6 - Dogfish Head 120 Minute Bottle Release. Caldwell, NJ -
Cloverleaf Tavern. 2 cases-1@5pm, 1@7pm. cloverleaftavern.com.

Tue. Apr. 7 - Lexington MBA/PhD Night at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ -
12 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of 5 beers from Alltech Lexington Brewery at the monthly event. facebook.com/events/662406370530179

Tue. Apr. 7 - Craft Beer Face Off at The Rock-Prudential Center in Newark, NJ -
5 p.m.; $65-$160; Six NY and six NJ beers face off against each other, along with specially-selected food pairings, prior to the Devils/Rangers game. gardenstatebrewfest.com/craftbeerfaceoff

Wed. Apr. 8 - Lagunitas Spring Fling at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Six brand new beers you've never had before. corkcitypub.com/bluto/sites/club/events.asp

Thu. Apr. 9 - Clown Shoes Brewery Night at Stirling Hotel in Stirling, NJ -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; A half-dozen beers from Clown Shoes. thestirlinghotel.com/wp/?page_id=46

Fri. Apr. 10 - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; A northern German Pilsner brewed with traditional German noble hops. ironhillbrewery.com/mapleshade/monthly-events.htm

Fri. Apr. 17 - Philadelphia Brewing Tap Takeover at Pizzeria Uno in Deptford, NJ -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Kenzinger, Walt Wit, Fleur, Newbold, Schwarzinger, and a firkin of Hopped Up PPA. philadelphiabrewing.com/event/tap-takeover-pizzeria-uno-deptford-nj

Fri. Apr. 17 - Full Nelson Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; A single-hopped American IPA. ironhillbrewery.com/mapleshade/monthly-events.htm

Sat. Apr. 18 - America On Tap at Robbinsville Field House & Expo Center in Robbinsville, NJ -
2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.; $35-$40; Over 100 releases from some of America's best craft breweries, live music, food available for purchase, and vendors. americaontap.com/nj-on-tap

Sun. Apr. 19 - A Run To The Taproom at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ -
9:30 a.m.; $40; A chip timed 5k to the Taproom of the Cape May Brewing Company. gooddayforarun.com/event/cape-may-brewing-co-5k-a-run-to-the-taproom

Sun. Apr. 19 - Cards Against Humanity with NJ Girls Pint Out at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing, NJ -
3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $15; A brewery tour, 4 samples of beer, a pint of your choice and unlimited fun. riverhorse.com/events/cards-against-humanity-with-new-jersey-girls-pint-out.php

Tue. Apr. 21 - 2015 Carton Takeover at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; 26 drafts of Carton beer. facebook.com/events/1609362989299792

Wed. Apr. 22 - Founders Night at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; We'll sip their delicious stouts, their amazing IPAs, and even have a session or two on tap. And keep an eye out for a surprise cask offering. corkcitypub.com/bluto/sites/club/events.asp

Thu. Apr. 23 - Port & Lost Abbey Event at Copper Mine Pub in North Arlington, NJ -
$PAYG; Beers from Port and Lost Abbey. thecopperminepub.com

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Eastern Pennsylvania

Mon. Mar. 2 through Tue. Mar. 31 - March Madness at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; Special events with featured local breweries facing off against each other culminating in a finals match on Tuesday, March 31. facebook.com/events/1582365688676259

Tue. Mar. 31 - Tröegs Beer Dinner at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $TBA; A four-course meal served with beers from Tröegs. troegs.com/events.aspx

Tue. Mar. 31 - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. -
8 p.m.; $PAYG; Maine's Mo. luckyslastchance.com

Wed. Apr. 1 - April Sours at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; 15 top-notch sours from the States and around the world. monkscafe.com

Wed. Apr. 1 - Brewer's Choice For Charity at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; All proceeds from a specially-selected cask will go to American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. thebrewworks.com/events/brewers-choice-charity/?stamp=1427907600

Wed. Apr. 1 - 7th Anniversary Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Special limited releases, bar favorites and a special Anniversary beer, brewed for us by our sister brewpub Barren Hill and designed by you, our guests. facebook.com/events/1069890893027835

Wed. Apr. 1 - Smuttynose Presents Smuttlabs Daily Lab at Jose Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; A little party to introduce you to this James Brown of Barnyard Funk. josepistolas.com/events.cfm

Wed. Apr. 1 - Get Lost (Abbey!) Sacred-ish Ales at The Belgian Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7:07 p.m.; $PAYG; A Wednesday evening ritual of sacred and profane with three excellent Lost Abbey brews. thebelgiancafe.com/events.cfm

Wed. Apr. 1 - April Fools Tap Takeover at Fingers Wings & Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. -
$PAYG; A lineup of beers from Tröegs, no foolin'. fwot.com/2015/03/april-fools-with-troegs-fwot-4115

Thu. Apr. 2 - First Thursday Tasting at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. -
5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of beers served with small tasting bites of food. wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=6666

Thu. Apr. 2 - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; 100% of proceeds from a specially-selected cask will go to Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley. thebrewworks.com/events/bethlehem-charity-cask-night/?stamp=1427994000

Thu. Apr. 2 - Meeting of the Malts IV at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. -
5:30 p.m.; $35-$125; Food, beer, and discussion with Dick Yuengling, Jim Koch, Bill Covaleski, and Steve Hindy. thebrewworks.com/events/meeting-malts-iv-dick-yuengling-jim-koch-bill-covaleski-steve-hindy/?stamp=1427995800

Thu. Apr. 2 - Pour It Forward at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; La Trappe will pour 40 free beers on a first come, first serve basis. Money raised from the night and various styles of La Trappe beer will benefit an autism charity. thebottleshop.biz

Thu. Apr. 2 - Craft Beer Series: Bell's & Canoe Ridge Wines at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70; Four courses of food paired with beers and wines. dilworthtown.com/ikk_coursedescription.asp

Thu. Apr. 2 - Neshaminy Creek and Free Will at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; A few beers from Neshaminy Creek and Free Will to celebrate the upcoming Philly Beer Scene awards. teresas-cafe.com/#teresas_next_door_events

Fri. Apr. 3 - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; Belgian-style Tripel. slyfoxbeer.com/index.php/front/calendar_details/4525

Fri. Apr. 3 - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; The northern German Pilsner brewed with traditional German noble hops. ironhillbrewery.com/westchester/monthly-events.htm

Fri. Apr. 3 - First Friday Firkin at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Summer Love dry hopped with Citra hops. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/first-friday-firkin-6/?instance_id=6731

Fri. Apr. 3 - Beer Tasting at The Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Boulevard beers paired with small plates of food. st94.com/event/776137-beer-tasting-boulevard-sellersville

Fri. Apr. 3 - Craft Beer Series: Stone & Lagunitas at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70; Five courses of food with beers from both Stone and Lagunitas. dilworthtown.com/ikk_coursedescription.asp

Sat. Apr. 4 - Jack & The Beer Stalk Bunch at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. -
11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG; A moon bounce, a balloonist, and movies for the kids and a lineup of Jack's Abby beers for the adults. Kids under 10 eat free. citytaphouseucity.com/events/cth-ucity-jacks-abby-present-jack-the-beer-stalk-brunch/75

Sat. Apr. 4 - Quad Day at The Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; Four Belgian style Quad beers on tap. greylodge.com/events.html

Sat. Apr. 4 - Easter Hopfest at Union Jack's on the Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. -
11:45 a.m.; $PAYG; Around twenty hop-forward beers plus a few others to balance things out. facebook.com/events/410105812498801

Sat. Apr. 4 - Split Thy Skull XX at Tattooed Mom's in Philadelphia, Pa. -
1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; Sample barleywines from a dozen of the best local and national breweries. tattooedmomphilly.com/events/2015/04/04/split-thy-skull-xx

Sat. Apr. 4 - Dillsburg Home Brew Fest at Range End Golf Course in Dillsburg, Pa. -
2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$25; Beer samples and finger food. An event to benefit Dillsburg Relay for Life — Team Heroes of Hope. facebook.com/dillsburghomebrewfest

Mon. Apr. 6 - Jack's Abby Brewing Launch at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. -
9 p.m.; $PAYG; A launch party for Jack's Abby. barcadephiladelphia.com/events/77/jacks-abby-brewing-launch

Tue. Apr. 7 - Session Beer Day at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; Specials on all beers under 4.5% ABV. facebook.com/events/1631626600393307

Tue. Apr. 7 - PBW Announcement Party at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. -
8 p.m.; $PAYG; We roll out our 2015 PBW events with Great Lakes and Smuttynose. luckyslastchance.com

Wed. Apr. 8 - Two Roads Brewing Launch at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; A launch party for Two Roads Brewing Company. barcadephiladelphia.com/events/78/two-roads-brewing-launch

Wed. Apr. 8 - St. Benjamin Tap Takeover at Birra in Philadelphia, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Some of our year-round beers as well as a few special seasonals including some saisons and a pale ale. stbenjaminbrewing.com/events/event/tap-takeover-at-birra

Wed. Apr. 8 - Philly Beer Scene Award Voting Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Mat Falco from Philly Beer Scene, the brewers from Free Will, and the brewers from Neshaminy Creek roll out the red carpet for a Philly Beer Scene Award Voting Party. facebook.com/events/1591196947806637

Wed. Apr. 8 - 7 Deadly Sins Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $70; A seven-course meal paired with Light Lager, Chili-Infused Brown Ale, Caprice, The Cannibal, Ore House IPA, Oyster Stout, and Snowed In. ironhillbrewery.com/chestnuthill/monthly-events.htm

Thu. Apr. 9 - Lunch with Phil Markowski at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $50; A small plate menu paired with beers from Phil Markowski's Two Road Brewing Company. monkscafe.com/events.cfm

Thu. Apr. 9 - Game of Thrones Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60; An authentic candlelight dinner with live music and Game of Thrones inspired menu hosted by Ommegang brewery. ironabbey.com/events.php

Thu. Apr. 9 - Philly Beer Scene Throwdown at Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. -
PAYG; Free Will and Neshaminy Creek bring their best. hulmevilleinn.com/?page_id=94

Thu. Apr. 9 - An Evening with the Finest Ladies in Beer (Oh and Allagash and Dogfish Head) at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; The Pride of Allagash (Suzy) and the Princess of Dogfish Head (Wendy) have put together a lineup that would make the beer Gods proud. thekiteandkey.com/event/an-evening-with-the-finest-ladies-in-beer-oh-and-allagash-dogfish-head

Fri. Apr. 10 - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; A northern German Pilsner brewed with traditional German noble hops. ironhillbrewery.com/media/monthly-events.htm

Fri. Apr. 10 - Lust Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; The release of our rich English stout. ironhillbrewery.com/chestnuthill/monthly-events.htm

Fri. Apr. 10 - Lagunitas has a Hillbilly side at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; A few fun beers and specialty offerings from Lagunitas as well as the hillybilly picnic special. iteresas-cafe.com/#teresas_next_door_events

Sat. Apr. 11 - Ardmore Beer Hall at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $40; Unlimited samples of 60+ beers, live music, and food trucks. ardmoremusic.com/event/805013-ardmore-beer-hall-ardmore

Sat. Apr. 11 - Great Philadelphia Firkin Stroll at Kite & Key, City Tap House (Logan), Jose Pistola's, Strangeloves, and Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. -
1 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Enjoy 5 different cask beers at 5 different locations. yardsbrewing.com/events/event/yards-great-philadelphia-firkin-stroll

Sat. Apr. 11 - Firkin Fest at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $20-$75; Unlimited sampling of rare cask-conditioned ales and other brews, a collectible premium sampling glass, and catered food. gettysburgfirkin.com

Sat. Apr. 11 - The Taming of The Brew at Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg, Pa. -
7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $30-$60; Supporting the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble with all the food, beer, and entertainment you can enjoy. (570) 784-8181

Sat. Apr. 11 - Free Will and Tiny Miracles at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. -
$20; Six Free Will beers as part of a larger effort to raise charitable donations for Tiny Miracles Farm and Petcare, a small shelter in Doylestown. cjsdoghouse1555.com/events-2

Fri. Apr. 10 through Sun. Apr. 12 and Fri. Apr. 17 through Sun. Apr. 19 - Susquehanna Ale Trail at quality beer establishments around the York County region -
$5-$15 plus $PAYG; Full event access, including exclusive beer tastings, tours, a souvenir mug, and many special incentives given by participating locations. yorkpa.org/things-to-do/susquehanna-ale-trail

Sun. Apr. 12 - 3rd Anniversary Party at Forest & Main in Ambler, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $PAYG; Live music and lots of very special beers on tap. forestandmain.com/events

Sun. Apr. 12 - Head to Tail Beer Pairing Dinner at Station Taproom in Downingtown, Pa. -
6 p.m.; $100; A six-course beer pairing dinner presented by Station Taproom, Wyebrook Farms and in my exBEERience. stationtaproom.com/home/events

Mon. Apr. 13 - The Inagural Taco & Beer Pairing 6 Course Dinner Extravaganza at Sancho Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $50; An amazing gastro-brew-fest that will feature some amazing pairings from Left Hand, Allagash, Dogfish Head, Firestone Walker, Captain Lawrence, and maybe a few surprises. facebook.com/events/803413909740891

Mon. Apr. 13 - Jack's Abby at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; Jack's Abby's Hoponius Union, Jabby Brau, Leisure Time, Smoke and Dagger, Mass Rising, Calyptra, Sunny Ridge, Saxonator, and Framming Hammer. teresas-cafe.com/#teresas_next_door_events

Tue. Apr. 14 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. -
6:30 p.m.; $30; We host sweets and treats from the Master's Baker paired with Festbier, Mad King's Weiss, Deep Cocoa, and Moving Parts 03. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/girls-just-wanna-suds-sweets-treats-masters-baker/?instance_id=6672

Tue. Apr. 14 - Summit Brewing Night at Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. -
$PAYG; Meet the brewers and taste new beers from Summit on tap. hulmevilleinn.com/?page_id=94

Wed. Apr. 15 - Hooligan Hour at The Dandelion in Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; An English-style Strong Ale brewed just for The Dandelion. yardsbrewing.com/events/event/hooligan-hour-dandelion

Thu. Apr. 16 - PA Breweries Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; A night of beers from Pennsylvania breweries. barcadephiladelphia.com/events/79/pa-breweries-night

Thu. Apr. 16 - Nibble. Sip. Devour. A Spirited Evening at Nectar in Berwyn, Pa. -
6:30 p.m.; $125; Compare and contrast what Vermont does best with prized Philadelphia-area-creations from local cheesemakers, distillers, and brewers including Forest & Main and Lost Nation Brewing Company from Vermont. tastenectar.com

Thu. Apr. 16 - Tröegs Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn in Yardley, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $65; A five-course meal served with beers from Tröegs. yardleyinn.com/event/troegs-beer-dinner

Thu. Apr. 16 - Yards Preview at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. -
8 p.m.; $PAYG; Yards' own Doug Mashington will be on hand pouring and answering any beer questions. yardsbrewing.com/events/event/little-event-backyard-ale-house

Thu. Apr. 16 through Sat. Apr. 18 - Fourth Anniversary Celebration at Turkey Hill Brewing Company in Bloomsburg, Pa. -
$PAYG; Three days of barrel-aged beers and other special pins and firkins, plus live music and special plates from the Head Chef and much more. turkeyhillbrewing.com

Fri. Apr. 17 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; A few special beers pouring through the hand pumps. slyfoxbeer.com/index.php/front/calendar_details/4477

Fri. Apr. 17 through Wed. Apr. 22 - SRT Spree along the Schuylkill River Trail for the length of the Schuykill River -
$PAYG; Partake in the arrival of SRT Ale and raise money for the Schuylkill River Trail. See all the daily details at the website. slyfoxbeer.com/index.php/front/srtspree

Sat. Apr. 18 - Brew to Brew 10k+ at Fegley's Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. -
8 a.m.; $45-$130; The first leg of the running challenges to be held at Fegley's, Weyerbacher, and Funk. thebrewworks.com/events/brew-brew-10k-run/?stamp=1429344000

Sat. Apr. 18 - Electric City Craft Brew Fest at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pa. -
12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; $29-$49; A sampling glass, bottled water, beer info sessions, and over 100 craft beers. the570.com/craft-brew-fest

Sat. Apr. 18 - Beer Garden Grand Re-Opening and Seventh Anniversary Beer Bash at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $PAYG; A brand new truck menu, an awesome canned beer line up, and a whole lot of good times. memphistaproom.com/upcomingevents.htm

Sat. Apr. 18 - Reading Craft Beer Festival at Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $20-$65; Unlimited sampling of over 100 fresh beers of all colors, styles, and tastes. readingbeerfest.com

Sat. Apr. 18 - Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. -
3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25; A four-course meal paired with beers from Victory. isaacspicklebar.com/events.asp

Sat. Apr. 18 - Dogfish Head Record Store Day Party at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. -
4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; DJ's spinning all vinyl and Dogfish Head beers on tap with special raffles. johnnybrendas.com/event/810041-dogfish-head-record-store-day-philadelphia

Sat. Apr. 18 - Bottoms Up For Prostate Cancer at Desmond Hotel in Malvern, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60-$209; Beer and wine tastings paired with food to benefit the outreach and education programs of the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition. paprostatecancer.org/event/bottoms-up-for-prostate-cancer

Sat. Apr. 18 - IPA Brew Fest at Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35; IPA tasting, hot and cold buffet, and live music. stoudts.com/event/ipa-brew-fest

Sat. Apr. 18 and Sat. Apr. 25 - Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $47.98; Beer styles of Belgium, including Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, Monk brews, and more. vinology.com/class/belgian-beer-experience

Sun. Apr. 19 - Philadelphia Real Ale Invitational at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. -
1 p.m.; $16-$60; Over 40 firkins from breweries all over the country, plus a few from our friends across the pond. yardsbrewingcom.ticketleap.com

Sat. Apr. 25 - Bike N Brew at Shawnee Craft Brewery in Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa. -
10 a.m.; $35-$50; Enjoy a 16 mile ride on the Joseph McDade Trail from the brewery north to Jerry Lees Trailhead. Shuttles will be waiting to transport you and your bike back to the Brewery for some well deserved food and brews. edgeofthewoods.tixclix.com/987

Sat. Apr. 25 - Craft Brew Fest at Manayunk Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$65; Beer, BBQ tasting, bourbon samples, and live blues. manayunkbrewery.com

Sat. May 9 - BrewFest at Mount Hope Estate & Winery in Mount Hope, Pa. -
11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $25-$50; A variety of different breweries from across the country, live music, various merchants, and complimentary food. parenfaire.com/brewfest/index.php

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Virginia

Tue. Mar. 31 - MLB Opening Day at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, Va. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; Hot dog and beer specials. dogfishalehouse.com/events/mlb-opening-day-hot-dog-specials

Tue. Mar. 31 - Three Notch'd Collaboration: Blame Canada! Release Party & Steal the Glass at Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; The official release of our exclusive collaboration with Three Notch'd, Blame Canada!, a Canadian Whiskey-aged maple amber ale. capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=264

Tue. Mar. 31 - Steal the Glass featuring Allagash Brewing at Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; We'll have Allagash White, Red Howes, and Victoria Ale on tap. capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=301

Wed. Apr. 1 - Belgian Single Release at Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashburn, Va. -
4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Beer, music, food, and fun. lostrhino.com/events.html

Thu. Apr. 2 - Atlas Brew Works Virginia Launch at Fire Works Pizza in Arlington, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; We will pour Atlas drafts District Common, Rowdy Rye, and Home Rule India Pale Lager. fireworkspizza.com/Arlington/Web/Events.php

Thu. Apr. 2 - Steal the Pint and Tap Takeover at Home Republic in Virginia Beach, Va. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring Back Bay Brewing on tap. homerepublicvabeach.com/events/2015/3/6/back-bay-steal-the-pint-and-tap-takeover

Sat. Apr. 4 - Belgian Beer Day at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, Va. -
12 p.m.; $PAYG; Belgian beer and food specials. dogfishalehouse.com/events/belgian-beer-day

Sat. Apr. 4 - Bull & Oyster Fest at Devils Backbone Brewing Company-Outpost in Lexington, Va. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $40; Annual fundraiser in support of the Rockbridge Area Health Center. dbbrewingcompany.com/currentevents.aspx

Sat. Apr. 4 - Northern Virginia Debut of Atlas Brew Works at Rustico in Arlington, Va. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; The Atlas Brew crew is bringing two rarities for the event: La Saison de Brett and Town & Country. rusticorestaurant.com/events/events.html

Sun. Apr. 5 - Bunny Hop Bacon Beer Lunch at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, Va. -
12 p.m.; $50; Easter beer lunch. dogfishalehouse.com/events/bunny-hop-bacon-beer-lunch

Tue. Apr. 7 - National Beer Day at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, Va. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; 120 Minute IPA tapping and live music. dogfishalehouse.com/events/national-beer-day-2

Tue. Apr. 7 - Evolution Beer Dinner at Chadwicks in Alexandria, Va. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $TBA; We are offering the finest suds from Salisbury, Maryland's Evolution Craft Brewing Co. 703-836-4442

Wed. Apr. 8 - Strong Beer Tasting at Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, Va. -
6:30 p.m.; $PAYG; Taste more than 10 strong beers from top breweries. madfoxbrewing.com/mad-fox-events

Wed. Apr. 8 - Artisanal Junk Food Beer Dinner at Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg, Va. -
7 p.m.; $80; Chef Patrick is going to turn ordinary snacks into extraordinary, while rising stars Champion Brewing Company of Charlottesville, Va. provide the beer. tuskies.com/SpecialEvents.php

Thu. Apr. 9 - Steal the Pint and Tap Takeover at Home Republic in Virginia Beach, Va. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring Smartmouth Brewing on tap. homerepublicvabeach.com/events/2015/4/9/smartmouth-steal-the-pint-and-tap-takeover

Thu. Apr. 9 - Growler Girls Beer Dinner at Devils Backbone Brewing Company-Basecamp in Roseland, Va. -
7 p.m.; $50; A three-course dinner paired with three Basecamp brewed beers. dbbrewingcompany.com/currentevents.aspx

Fri. Apr. 10 - Swine & Brine at Ardent Craft Ales in Richmond, Va. -
4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $18; No less than 12 Ardent beers including our new spring release and several casks brewed just for the festival. And local restaurants The Roosevelt, Metzger Bar & Butchery, Saison, and ZZQ to cook whole hogs. ardentcraftales.com/#swinebrine2015

Sat. Apr. 11 - Thomas Jefferson Craft Beer Tasting at Poplar Forest in Forest, Va. -
11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$35; Sample offerings from 11 regional breweries and beyond. 434-525-8120

Sat. Apr. 11 - 21st Anniversary Party at Legend Brewing Company in Richmond, Va. -
2 p.m.-9 p.m.; $20; A full family-friendly day of live music, food buffet, activities for children, and a varied selection of Legend beers. legendbrewing.com

Sun. Apr. 12 - Special Tapping: Ommegang Game of Thrones: Fire & Blood + Three-Eyed Raven at Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg, Va. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; We're starting the event early to give you a taste of the Seven Kingdoms and get home before the real mayhem begins on HBO. capitalalehouse.com/all-events

Mon. Apr. 13 - Baseball Beer Dinner at Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, Va. -
6:30 p.m.; $65; A five-course menu of creative ballpark favorites paired with our handcrafted beer. madfoxbrewing.com/mad-fox-events

Tue. Apr. 14 - 43 Hours of Bitter at The Birch in Norfolk, Va. -
5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG; Hops, herb, and all kinds of bitter. facebook.com/events/1408308292810972

Thu. Apr. 16 - Steal the Pint and Tap Takeover at Home Republic in Virginia Beach, Va. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring Center of the Universe Brewing on tap. homerepublicvabeach.com/events/2015/3/6/center-of-the-universe-steal-the-pint-and-tap-takeover

Wed. Apr. 22 - Tröegs Beer Dinner at Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, Va. -
7 p.m.; $80; Five course dinner with six delicious brews. 540-338-9800

Thu. Apr. 23 - DC "Brewers Bash" Roundtable at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, Va. -
7 p.m.; $45; Includes beer, swag, and chef's choice finger foods. DC Brau, Atlas, 3 Stars, and Dogfish Head beers. dogfishalehouse.com/events/dc-brewers-bash-roundtable

Sat. Apr. 25 - Gnarly Hops & Barley Fest at downtown Culpeper, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $25; Ten four-ounce craft beer tastings and live music. gnarlyhops.com

Sat. Apr. 25 - Kegs & Corks Festival at Forest Professional Park in Forest, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$50; Sample regional wine and craft beer while enjoying good music and food. business.bedfordareachamber.com/events/details/2015-kegs-corks-beer-and-wine-festival-2084

Sat. Apr. 25 - Mid-Atlantic Spring Beer Festival at Capitol City Brewing Company in Arlington, Va. -
12 p.m.-7 p.m.; $30; 35+ breweries, local food vendors, and DJ music. capcitybrew.com/springfest2015.php

Sun. Apr. 26 - Hardywood Twilight 4-miler at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va. -
5:30 p.m.; $28-$45; A fun 4 mile run/walk winds through the neighborhood, and ends with a block party hosted by Hardywood Park. hardywood.com/content/hardywood-twilight-4-miler-0

Sat. May 2 - Derby-Q Festival at Old Town Square in Fairfax, Va. -
2 p.m.-7 p.m.; $10-$65; This community festival will feature specialty beer and bourbon tastings along with a variety of BBQ vendors. Live blues bands will perform on stage. fairfaxva.gov/government/parks-recreation/special-events/derby-q

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West Virginia

Sat. Apr. 11 - Charlie West Brew Fest at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, Va. -
1 p.m.-8 p.m.; $20; Enjoy opening weekend with craft beer and live music. gvbeer.com/event/charlie-west-brew-fest

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