After a couple of years doing this, I fell off the wagon and missed my bi-monthly update to you all earlier this month. It was me, not you. I've been working on a major project with big deadlines in July and August and it's been sucking up every spare moment of my time. After the deadlines pass, I'll be happy to share the full details.

But it's unfair to keep you all in the dark about events happening across the mid-Atlantic region just because I've been busy. I've combed the mailbox, hit up the usual suspects, and taken a quick pass - albeit not as thoroughly as you're accustomed to - to come up with a pretty healthy list that should get you through August.

Hope you've all been well this summer and I trust you haven't gone thirsty.

Cheers, Bryan Kolesar



Sat. Jul. 26 - Food and Brew Festival at downtown Newark, Del. -
2 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; The event showcases more than 40 craft and imported beers paired with creative food offerings from 17 of Newark's restaurants.

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District of Columbia

Thu. Jul. 17 - Brew at the Zoo at National Zoological Park, Washington, DC -
5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $65-$100; Sample beers from more than 60 craft breweries. Live entertainment from Sly 45, lawn games, animal demonstrations, food trucks, and rides in the Trolley Pub. Proceeds benefit animal care and conservation at Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Thu. Jul. 17 - History & Hops at Heurich House Museum, Washington, DC -
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $30; Beer tastings from Devil's Backbone and tours of the brewer's historic home.

Sat. Jul. 19 - Brgr Bash at 945 Florida Avenue, Washington, DC -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $27-$50, plus $PAYG for beer; Live music, lawn games, a craft beer garden by DC Brau, Atlas Brew Works, and New Belgium, and a friendly BRGR Battle between ten of the best grill masters in the DMV.

Thu. Aug. 21 - History & Hops at Heurich House Museum, Washington, DC -
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $30; Beer tastings from Devil's Backbone and tours of the brewer's historic home.

Sat. Sept. 13 - Snallygaster at The Yards, Washington, DC -
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; $30-$50; No fewer than 250 incomparable craft beers and ciders, and feature the best of the best in food trucks, music, entertainment, and family fun.

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Fri. Jul. 18 - Beer Tasting at Fenwick Beer and Wine, Silver Spring, Md. -
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of beer from Breckenridge.

Sat. Jul. 19 - VSB/K at Max's, Baltimore, Md. -
10 a.m.; $PAYG; We will have over fifty very rare bottles for sale (to go only) and then at the main bar over fifteen very rare drafts.

Fri. Jul. 25 - Beer Tasting at Fenwick Beer and Wine, Silver Spring, Md. -
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of beer from Flying Dog.

Sat. Aug. 16 - Maryland Crab Fest at Waterfront National Harbor, Md. -
11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $59-$110; All-you-can-taste extravaganza complete with over 50,000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more.

Sat. Sept. 6 - Pocomoketoberfest at Cypress Park, Pocomoke City, Md. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $5-$30; Eastern Shore wine and beer, arts and crafts, food, and live music.

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New Jersey

Wednesdays in July and August - Barrel-aged Wednesdays at Flying Fish, Somerdale, NJ -
4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; A new barrel-aged beer each Wednesday.

Sat. Jul. 19 - Pourapalooza at The Pour House, Westmont, NJ -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG; 30+ breweries and 70+ beers on draft outside.

Thu. Jul. 24 - Beer Camp Beers at Copper Mine Pub, North Arlington, NJ -
$PAYG; All Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America beers will be on tap.

Fri. Jul. 25 - Christmas In July at The Pour House, Westmont, NJ -
$PAYG; Tapping Mad Elf 2013, Scaldis Noel 2013, Southern Tier 2XMAS, and more.

Thu. Jul. 31 - Great Lakes Beer Dinner at High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ -
7 p.m.; Details TBD.

Thu. Aug. 7 - Flying Dog Tap Takeover at The Twisted Elm Tavern, Elmwood Park, NJ -
$PAYG; A lineup of beers from Flying Dog in Maryland.

Fri. Aug. 15 through Sun. Aug. 17 - 10th Anniversary Bash at High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ -
See website for all the event details.

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Eastern Pennsylvania

Thu. Jul. 17 - Destihl Brewery Happy Hour at TJ's, Paoli, Pa. -
4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; Vertex, Nit Wit, Downstate, Black Angel, Hoperation Overload, Strawberry Blonde, Altercation, Black Berlinerweisse, Counter Clockweisse.

Thu. Jul. 17 - Victory/Stone East/West Coast Brew Fest at Side Bar, West Chester, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; There will be ten limited/rarely ever seen beers from both breweries on tap and two company staples.

Sat. Jul. 19 - Hops, Vines, and Wines at downtown Selinsgrove, Pa. -
2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $50; Superb micro and craft brews, fine regional wineries, entertainment, and great food vendors.

Wed. Jul. 23 - Allagash Beer Dinner at Black Powder Tavern, Wayne, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $50; Four-course meal paired with Allagash's White, Saison, Tripel, Dubbel, and Curieux.

Sat. Jul. 26 - Indian Valley Beer Fest at Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, Pa. -
5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $10-$65; Sample some of the best craft beers from across the country and all proceeds going to the Indian Valley Public Library and the Lutheran Community at Telford.

Fri. Aug. 1 - Beer Tasting at The Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. -
5p.m.; $PAYG; Four hand picked Long Trail brews to taste.

Sat. Aug. 2 - Beer Camp Across America at Penn Treaty Park, Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $30-$65; Along with our 12 collaboration brewers, we've invited every craft brewer from these states to serve their beers at the Mid Atlantic Edition: PA, DE, VI, WV, MD, DC, and NJ - more than 250.

Thu. Aug. 7 - Yards Growler Giveaway at Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Get a free glass growler with any growler fill of Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale, Pynk, or Philadelphia Pale Ale. We will have a firkin of Yards IPA on cask, and Bourbon-aged Washington's Tavern Porter and Old Bart Barleywine on draft.

Sat. Aug. 23 - Gettysburg Brew Fest at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa. -
4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; $15-$65; With spectacular views of the Gettysburg Battlefield and South Mountains, the event will deliver a distinctive sampling experience.

Sat. Aug. 23 - MicroFest at Stoudts Brewing Company, Adamstown, Pa. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $40; Includes unlimited tasting, a commemorative tasting glass, a hot and cold buffet, and live music from The Skels.

Fri. Sept. 5 - Beer Tasting at The Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. -
5p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Firestone Walker.

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Tue. Jul. 15 through Sun. Jul. 20 - National Beer Expo at various locations around Richmond, Va. -
See website for a full schedule and details of a few dozen events to taste craft beer while enjoying Richmond's culinary, brewing, and cultural excellence.

Sat. Jul. 19 - Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival at Forest Professional Park, Forest, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$35; A fun, relaxing atmosphere for guests to sample Virginia wine and craft beer while enjoying good music, food and a wonderful summer afternoon.

Sat. Jul. 19 - Magnolias Beer Festival at Magnolias at the Mill, Purcellville, Va. -
4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $30-$35; 50+ beers, great food, and live music from Ted Feldman Band and Deja Blue.

Mon. Jul. 21 - Farm to Bay Beer Dinner: A Taste Of Summer at Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, Va. -
7 p.m.; $75; Showcasing seafood and seasonal vegetables paired with Mad Fox's English Summer Ale, Praha Pils, Orange Whip IPA, Cask Geordie Brown Ale, and Diabolik Belgian Strong Ale.

Tue. Jul. 29 - For Whom The Dinner Bell Tolls Beer Dinner at Fire Works Pizza, Arlington, Va. -
7 p.m.; $75; A five-course meal served with DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon. DC Brau & Stillwater Artisanal NATAS, DC Brau Daughters of Poseidon, Port City Maniacal, and Port City Colossal One.

Sat. Aug. 2 - Galax Rhythm Brews and Wine Fest at downtown Galax, Va. -
$10-$45; 14 breweries, 5 wineries, food vendors, and all day music.

Sat. Aug. 23 - Virginia Craft Brewers Fest at Devils Backbone Base Camp, Roseland, Va. -
2 p.m.-7 p.m.; $10-$65; Over 40 Virginia craft brewers offer tastings of their favorite brews and give you a sneak peek at upcoming releases.

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West Virginia

Fri. Jul. 25 and Sat. Jul. 26 - Brew Skies Festival at Canaan Valley State Park, Canaan Valley, WV -
$30-$60; See website for a full schedule and details with around a dozen participating West Virginia brewing establishments.

Sat. Aug. 16 - Mountaineer Brewfest at Wheeling Heritage Port, Wheeling, WV -
4 p.m.-10 p.m.; $20-$25; Showcasing West Virginia's diverse entries in the craft and microbrew market with participants from around the state.

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