MABN Hop Tips, LATE APRIL 2017

Hi Everybody! Here are some events that have popped up since the last time along with some reminders from the main April Hop Tips.

Sorry about the delay for this HT but I was in DC for the Craft Brewers Conference doing field testing of the locations that I include in this newsletter. That's my story and I am sticking to it. Cheers, Johnny Vac

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April 21, Movies On Tap: Beerfest at Penn Cinema Riverfront, Wilmington, DE -
Unfortunately, the von Wolfhausen Brewery had to cancel so Crooked Hammock will be here instead. 302-656-4314

April 22, R2Hop2 2017 at Fordham and Dominion Brewing, Dover, DE -
Our annual beer and music festival which is held in the brewery's backyard. 302-678-4810

April 22, 8th Annual Dewey Beach Brewfest at Gary's Dewey Beach Grill, Dewey Beach, DE -
Benefits the Center For Inland Bays. Helping keep the Little Assawoman Bay from becoming the Big Assawoman. 302-227-8519

April 23, The Last supper, er, Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head Brewpub, Rehoboth Beach, DE -
This will be the final beer dinner in our original space. After 22 years, it all comes down to tonight.

District of Columbia

April 22, 2017 DC Beer Fest at Nationals Park, Washington, DC -
Enjoy the irony of drinking craft beer in the Budweiser Brewhouse, Bud Light Loft and Budweiser Terrace.

April 28, Devil's Backbone Virginia Brewers Pack Release at Mad Fox Taproom, Washington, DC -
You want collaborations? We got your collaborations right here…


April 22, 2017 Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ Festival at Red Shedman Farm Brewery, Mt. Airy, MD -
BBQ and foot stomping bluegrass washed down with 30+ craft breweries. Yeeeehaaa…

April 22, Very Special Bottle/Keg Event at Max's Taphouse, Baltimore, MD -
Well...isn't this special? Churchlady approved so get there early in your Sunday go to meeting best. 410-675-6297

New Jersey

April 29, Cake-Over & Craft Bazaar at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Cherry Hill, NJ -
Food trucks, a craft bazaar and variations of Funnel Cake. Not the funnel cake that ups your cholesterol. 856-437-0709

April 29, 2nd Annual Brewing Awareness For Autism Fundraiser at Beach Haus Brewery, Belmar, NJ -
All proceeds will benefit the Autism MVP Program which includes a groundbreaking partnership with Monmouth University. 732-202-7782

April 29, Big Brew Sussex Fest at Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ -
150+ craft beers, food and music. Spring festival season is here.

April 30, Great Wheelbarrow Run: Chapter 2 at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ -
A gentlemen's bet results in the re-enactment of a 1940's wheelbarrow ride. They didn't have much to bet on back then due to the war. 973-226-9812


April 21-29, Harrisburg Beer Week, Harrisburg, PA -
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April 22, MGK's Locals Only Beer Fest at Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA -
Don't hassle me man. I'm drinking local. Added bonus of MGK's DJs playing sets from their personal music collection. 215-413-8655

April 22, PA Flavor at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA -
PA Flavor showcases Pennsylvania breweries, restaurants, and food producers. Double dip it with Harrisburg Beer Week.

April 22-23, Decibel Metal & Beer Fest at The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA -
Grab some beer and enjoy Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer, Cemetery Piss and other metal bands SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here. Submitted faithfully… 215-309-0150

April 28-29, Electric City Craft Brew Fest at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA -
Some say it's mystic (It's electric) boogie woogie woogie, You can't resist it (It's electric) boogie woogie woogie, You can't do without it (It's electric)... 800-468-7669

April 28-29, Brewski Festival at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Seven Springs, PA -
I'm sorry but all I see with the name of this festival is a bunch of college kids in a toga asking for a brewski. I'm probably wrong but you never know unless you go. 814-352-7777

April 29, 19th Annual Manayunk Craft Beer Fest at Manayunk Brewing , Philadelphia, PA -
Triple T event: Tacos, Tequila and Tunes all washed down with 70+ craft beers. 215-482-8220

April 30, 10th Annual Yards Real Ale Invitational at Yards Brewing , Philadelphia, PA -
This is the last one at our Delaware Avenue location so we are going out with a bang. 60 cask ales for your unfiltered pleasure. 215-634-2600


April 22, Leesburg Beer Fest at Village At Leesburg, Leesburg, VA -
Another reason you shouldn't drink when describing your event. Copied & pasted from the FB page: ...for this NEW BEER FESTIVAL. Last year was the inaugural year… Beer and time continuum never should never date. 410-878-9900

April 22, Oyster Stout Charity Beer Release at Brass Cannon Brewing, Williamsburg, VA -
This benefits local river conservation. Locally harvested oysters bring a little briny-ness to the stout making it a stiff drink if you know what I mean. 757-566-0001

April 22-23, Spring Barley & Music Fest at John Carlyle Square Park, Alexandria, VA -
We had so much fun last year, we decided to do it again.

April 29, Gnarly Hops & Barley Fest in Downtown Culpeper, Culpeper, VA -
The 5th annual promises to be "craftier" than ever. 540-825-4416

April 29, Rocktown Beer & Music Festival at Turner Pavilion, Harrisonburg, VA -
A little Steve Miller Band after a couple of beers equals Swingtown. 540-432-8922

West Virginia

April 22, West Virginia Bites & Brews at WV National Guard Readiness Center, Morgantown, WV -
This event benefits Spark! Imagination and Science Center. Think about it. Without chemistry and imagination, you wouldn't be drinking the beers you are today.