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January 19,Lower New Castle County Beverage Tour at Various Locations, Newark,DE -
For the Lower New Castle Tour, meet the bus at Midnight Oil Brewing Company before moving on to Blue Earl Brewing and Painted Stave Distillery. The tour concludes with a return to Midnight Oil Brewing Company. Let us drive you to drink...safely!

January 26,Phil Pete's Pint Party at Argilla Brewing, Newark,DE -
Having a party to make sure Pete achieves or hopefully passes his goal of dough raised for the Polar Bear Plunge. Lets get Pete ready so he can take that frigid dive in the Atlantic Ocean on a brisk February day. 302-731-8200

January 27,6th Annual "Best Wings On The Shore Contest" at Crooked Hammock Brewery, Lewes,DE -
Ocean 98's 6th Annual Best Wings on the Shore Contest will be held right here at Crooked Hammock Brewery on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 from 12-3pm. The event will start promptly at noon and will feature wings from 20 of our area's best bars, restaurants and breweries. 302-644-7837

January 28, Pajama Party at 3rd Wave Brewing, Delmar,DE -
Join us for our 3rd annual pajama party/chili cook-off! Wear your favorite jammies and bring your best pot of chili (in a crock pot)! Our brewers are working on a breakfast stout just for this event. Judging for the cook-off will take place by the general public & prizes will be awarded.

District of Columbia

January 18,Society Member Kickoff 2019 at Franklin Hall, Washington,DC -
Join Franklin Hall DC and The Bruery from Orange County, California on January 18th as we celebrate the members of the "Reserve Society" as well as their 1 year anniversary in D.C We will be pouring 10 or more beers and have representation from The Bruery here all night to help us celebrate. 202-750-8646

January 20,Profs & Pints: Nation of Drunkards at The Bier Baron, Washington,DC -
Let Profs and Pints show you American history through the saloon door and the bottom of a bottle, and learn about the rise, fall, and return of alcohol in America. 202-293-1887

January 23,The Heavy Seas 23rd Anniversary Party at ChurchKey, Washington,DC -
Join ChurchKey on Wednesday, January 23rd as we celebrate the 23rd anniversary of our good friends at Heavy Seas Beer. On this extraordinary day, we will feature 15 incredible draft & cask selections from the Baltimore institution. 202-567-2576


January 17,Treat Yourself To Troegs at Max's Taphouse, Baltimore,MD -
Probably the greatest event description ever! And I copy and paste: 18 Drafts. 410-675-6297

January 18,Barrel-Aged Flight Night at Denizens Brewing, Silver Spring,MD -
Join us this winter at Denizens Brewing Co. as we begin a series of special tastings of our barrel-aged beers. A member of our brewing team will be on hand to answer questions and lead discussion about these rare offerings. 301-557-9818

January 24,RAR & Union Maryland Beer Dinner at Don't Know Tavern, Baltimore,MD -
Join us for our first Don't Know Beer Dinner of 2019! We've got an incredible dinner planned featuring four courses of Chesapeake-inspired cuisine paired with beers from two of Maryland's favorite craft breweries! 410-539-0231

New Jersey

January 19,The Ultimate Pajama Party at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell,NJ -
Join us for our annual Founders Breakfast Stout PJ Party. We'll be serving Founders Breakfast Stout in a commemorative mug with Breakfast Stout French Toast stuffed with bourbon cream cheese frosting. 973-226-9812

January 19,ImperialFest! at Czig Meister Brewing, Hackettstown,NJ -
Winter Sucks. So bundle up, grab a few friends, and come drink big boozy beers with us! We're taking over our taps once again, this time with high ABV beers that'll warm you right to the core. It'll be the perfect day to crank up the patio heaters and embrace whatever Mother Nature has to offer! 908-651-5492

January 26,Winter Beer Fest at Union Firehouse, Mount Holly,NJ -
Live music by the Class A Kings and great beer! Over 15+ Local breweries will be represented and announced as we go! 609-288-6491

January 26,Cheers Morristown: A Beer, Wine & Spirits Fest at Morristown Armory, Morristown,NJ -
Cheers Morristown will feature craft beer, wine & spirits with over 150 styles to sample. Meet the Brewers, Distillers and Wineries and mingle with the experts who will be in attendance. Guests will enjoy samples for the entire evening paired with Live entertainment, delicious food (for purchase), games & vendors.

January 27,The 2nd Annual Team Rookenthal Beerraiser Gift Auction at Beach Haus Brewing, Belmar,NJ -
Prizes, baskets, games, face painting, music, food, 50/50 and who could forget BEACH HAUS BEER! 100% Proceeds go to CYCLE FOR SURVIVAL, MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER. Helping RARE CANCERS NOW with Clinical Trials and Research. 732-202-7782


January 17,Nugget Nectar First Squeeze 2019 at Liberty Craft House, State College,PA -
Get your first squeeze of this season's Nugget Nectar, plus enjoy Nitro Nugget, free art prints and more. 814-954-4923

January 18,First Anniversary Celebration at Isle Of Que Brewing, Selinsgrove,PA -
Join us to help celebrate 1 year!

January 24,Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Spring House Brewing, Lancaster,PA -
Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is also an important fundraiser for our critical mission to restore and protect the lands, rivers, and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 717-984-2530

January 26,Belgium Comes to West Chester 2019 at Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester,PA -
Join us as we pour delicious Belgian-style beers from Iron Hill locations and 20+ local breweries. With such a large selection, you can drink your favorite Belgian beers while you meet and support your favorite local brewers! 610-738-9600

January 26,Founders Philly Freeze-Out in Manayunk, Philadelphia,PA -
In partnership with Founders Brewing Co., Manayunk will turn into a winter wonderland during this day-long event of ice sculptures and ice carving demonstrations, an ice beer garden, a chowder and beer pairing crawl, a hot cocoa bar, live music, exclusive shopping on Main Street, and more! 215-482-9565

January 26,Brews With The Bullies at Yards Brewing, Philadelphia,PA -
The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation and Athletes & Artists would like to invite you and your friends to our Brews with The Bullies event. Enjoy "Brews with The Bullies" Dave "The Hammer" Schultz and Bob "The Hound" Kelly. 215-525-0175

January 26-27,Super Barrel Weekend at Weyerbacher Brewing, Easton,PA -
If you know Weyerbacher, you know that we LOVE our specialty beers! In fact, we love them so much that we've decided to dedicate an ENTIRE WEEKEND at The Tap Room to them! Music, food & BIG BEERS... ALL weekend long! 610-559-5561


January 23,MOCA Boardwalk Art Show Midwinter Preview at Smartmouth Brewing, Virginia Beach,VA -
Meet some Boardwalk artists at the Smartmouth Pilot House to see what the artists are creating while enjoying Smartmouth brews. 757-624-3939

January 25,Robbie Burns Tribute Night at Mad Fox Brewing, Falls Church,VA -
Come enjoy a Mad Fox tradition as we celebrate the birthday of Scotland's national poet Robbie Burns with a tribute night that includes a live bagpiper and poetry readings. 703-942-6840

January 25,Strange Brew at Bearded Bird Brewing, Norfolk,VA -
Straight from the Great White North, we're bringing "Strange Brew" to Bearded Bird Brewing for one heck of a fun night! The film will begin with a very special introduction by Push Comedy Theater. There will also be trivia, a best Canadian Tuxedo contest with prizes from Naro Video, Canadian pride, and of course the McKenzie Brothers! Special themed taps and a demo will be featured by Bearded Bird. 757-938-6685

January 26,Know Good Beer Winter Fest 2019 at IX Art Park, Charlottesville,VA -
The Know Good Beer Winter Fest is intended for fun. If you don't plan on having fun, you are prohibited from buying a ticket. A portion of the proceeds from this event help support Red Shoe Cville and the Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville! 434-207-2355

January 26, Dawn of a Dark Day V at Adroit Theory Brewing, Purcellville,VA -
Join the Adroit Theory Crew on Saturday January 26th, as we host our Five-Year Anniversary. We have a jam packed beer release schedule in the days leading up to the event, but on Saturday 1/26 we will culminate in a huge party.

West Virginia

January 16-31,No Events Found, Almost Heaven,WV -
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