The usual drumbeat of fun and educational events celebrating our favorite beverage spill out on the pages that follow. As usual, there's no shortage of dinners, festivals, "tap takeovers", fun 'n' games, and festive fall/Halloween-centered events.

The Baltimore area piles on with its Baltimore Beer Week and way too many events to list below (see website for a full and current listing: Then, in just a couple of weeks, the Wilmington Beer Week party gets started just 75 miles up the road.

Try to keep up. There's lots of beer out there, including some excellent medal-winners returning from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.


Bryan Kolesar



Wed. Oct. 15 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. -
6 p.m.; $40; Two of the best things on earth paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings.

Mon. Oct. 20 - Beer Dinner at Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del. -
6:30 p.m.; $TBD; A pairing of great food and beers.

Thu. Oct. 23 - Yards Tap Takeover at Ulysses Gastropub in Wilmington, Del. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Some of our most recent and perhaps more delicious brews.

Thu. Oct. 23 - Victory Triple Takeover at all three Two Stones Pubs in Kennett Square, Pa., Newark, Del., and Wilmington, Del. -
$PAYG; More details to come.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Hallowed Pumpkin Hill Multi-tap at Iron Hill in Newark, Del. -
1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; Eight pumpkin beers. Three guest breweries. One crazy pumpkin pie eating contest.

Thu. Oct. 30 - Tapping of the Great Pumpkin at Stewart's Brewing Company in Bear, Del. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; A mischief night full of pumpkin beer.

Sat. Nov. 1 through Sat. Nov. 8 - Wilmington Beer Week around Wilmington, Del. -
See website for list of events at participating venues.

Fri. Nov. 7 - Night Of The Czar at Iron Hill in Wilmington, Del. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Join us as we release four Russian Stouts and a special guest beer from North Coast Brewing Company.

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District of Columbia

Thu. Oct. 16 - History & Hops with Old Ox Brewery at Heurich House in Washington, DC -
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $30; Beer tasting with Old Ox Brewery of Ashburn, Va. and guided tours of the Victorian mansion available. 202-429-1884

Sat. Oct. 18 - Belga's Beer Market at The Fridge in Washington, DC -
11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; Taste your way through Belgium at this showcase of beers and paired bites.

Sat. Oct. 18 - Shuckeroo Oyster and Beer Festival at The Fairgrounds in Washington, DC -
11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; $39; 10+ locally-sourced oyster varieties, 60 beer varieties, cornhole and other games, eating contests, food trucks, and live music. 202-244-0592

Sat. Oct. 18 - DC Homebrewers Barbecue Fundraiser at Bardo in Washington, DC -
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free admission + $10 per plate; The annual barbecue serves as a chance for the all-volunteer club to showcase and educate their members and the public on the art of homebrewing, alternate brewing techniques, and sensory panels to help new and advanced homebrewers expand their brewing and beer knowledge.

Fri. Oct. 24 - An Evening with Devils Backbone at RFD in Washington, DC -
6 p.m.; $40; A five-course meal served with Bravo 4 Point Session IPA, Saison de Suz, Turbo Cougar Blond Bock, 2013 Dark Abbey Belgian Dubbel, and a firkin of Schwartz aged on Coffee and Vanilla Bean.

Tue. Oct. 28 - Anniversary Beer Dinner at Belga Café in Washington, DC -
6:30 p.m.; $79; A seven-course beer dinner featuring rare Belgian Trappists including Westvleteren Trappist Beer.

Fri. Oct. 31 - Fear Four Ways at Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle) in Washington, DC -
$PAYG; Featuring Flying Dog's The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale four ways: The Fear, Nitro, Vintage, and Cask.

Sat. Nov. 8 - DC Beer Festival at Nationals Park in Washington, DC -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $40-$60; Bringing together dozens of craft breweries and featuring fall seasonal beers, the event will feature live music, games, DJs, and some delicious beer and food.

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Fri. Oct. 10 through Sun. Oct. 19 - Baltimore Beer Week in and around Baltimore, Md. -
See website for full and current listing of events.

Tue. Oct. 14 - Beer Hunter: The Movie & Meet the Brewer at Maryland Homebrew in Columbia, Md. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $Free; Come share some homebrews and watch the movie "Beer Hunter" about Michael Jackson with Maryland Homebrew and local homebrew club Killer Ales. Pub Dog owner and Brewer George Humbert will be here for Q&A.

Wed. Oct. 15 - Homebrew Contest to Benefit BARCS at Maryland Homebrew in Columbia, Md. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10; Homebrewers serve their beer and compete for generously donated prizes to benefit Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter.

Thu. Oct. 16 - Devils Backbone Tap Takeover at State Line Liquors in Elkton, Md. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of beers from Devils Backbone.

Fri. Oct. 17 - Brewing with Heavy Seas at Maryland Homebrew in Columbia, Md. -
5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free; Heavy Seas own Chris Schultz will be brewing up the new Loose Cannon Kit. Come by and get some pointers on brewing and taste some samples.

Fri. Oct. 17 - Evolution Craft Brewing Tap Takeover at Mussel Bar & Grille in Bethesda, Md. -
5:30 p.m.; $PAYG; A cask of Rise Up Coffee Stout, a Randall-infused Lot #3 IPA with fresh whole cone Simcoe hops, and Jacques Au Lantern.

Sat. Oct. 18 - Real Ale Festival at Pratt Street Ale House, Baltimore, Md. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $40-$60; Featuring casks from Oliver Brewing Company and tons of other craft brewers.

Wed. Oct. 22 and Thu. Oct. 23 - Retribution Release at DuClaw locations in Arundel Mills, Bel Air, and Bowie Town Center, Md. -
6 p.m. (7 p.m.-Bel Air); $PAYG; A full-bodied Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout is aged for six months in Kentucky white oak bourbon barrels. Giveaways will end at 10 p.m.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Maryland Beer Fest at Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, Md. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $40-$50; Includes beer tasting from each of the participating Maryland breweries, passed hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary tasting glass.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Brewtimore! at Union Craft, Brewer's Art, and Heavy Seas, Baltimore, Md. -
12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $60; Includes bus, tours, tastings, snacks, and more.!brewtimore/c1g42

Sat. Oct. 25 - Pumpkin Beer Fest at Old Line Bistro, Beltsville, Md. -
1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from at least a half dozen breweries, live music, pig roast, corn hole, and a special firkin of Flying Dog's The Fear of Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Southern Tier Sponsored Pumpkin Carving Contest at Gilly's Craft Beer and Fine Wine, Rockville, Md. -
5:30 p.m.; $30 to enter or $PAYG as customers/judges; Judging is open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Beertopia Worldwide Festival at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Md., Md. -
30+ breweries, local bands, and catered buffet. 301-791-6266

Mon. Oct. 27 - Southern Tier Pumpkin Painting Party at Mahaffey's Pub in Baltimore, Md. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Drink some delicious Southern Tier brews and paint some pumpkins.

Wed. Oct. 29 - Halloween Mystery Beer Dinner at Mussel Bar & Grille in Bethesda, Md. -
6 p.m.; $65; We will feature four Halloween themed beers paired with seasonal yet unique food creations. The menu will be a "mystery" until you arrive.

Wed. Oct. 29 - Punktoberfest IV at Frisco Tap House & Brewery in Columbia, Md. -
Details TBA.

Thu. Oct. 30 - Terrapin Tap Takeover at State Line Liquors in Elkton, Md. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of beers from Terrapin.

Fri. Oct. 31 - Beer Tasting at Fenwick Beer & Wine, Silver Spring, Md. -
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of beers from Devils Backbone. 301-650-5770

Fri. Nov. 7 - Beer Tasting at Fenwick Beer & Wine, Silver Spring, Md. -
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of beers from Evolution Brewing. 301-650-5770

Sat. Nov. 8 - Chili & Cheese Festival at Heavy Seas Beer in Halethorpe, Md. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $30-$39; Your ticket gives you a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited access to an extensive list of Heavy Seas beers from 12+ taps and several specialty casks created by our brewers and all the chili and cheese you want to eat.

Sat. Nov. 8 - Beer Tasting at Fenwick Beer & Wine, Silver Spring, Md. -
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of beers from Evolution Brewing. 301-650-5770

Sat. Nov. 15 - Hoppy American Ale Homebrew Competition at Growlers in Gaithersburg, Md. -
1 p.m.; $Free to enter; Bring two bottles of your hoppy American ale homebrew to win a chance to brew your beer on our 7 BBL brewing system.

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New Jersey

Thu. Oct. 16 - DuClaw Night at Coppermine Pub, North Arlington, NJ -
$PAYG; A lineup beers from DuClaw Brewing Company in Maryland.

Tue. Oct. 21 - Southern Tier Pumking Event at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Southern Tier Pumking from 2012, 2013, 2014, Warlock from 2013, 2014, Mokah 2014, and Choklat 2013.

Fri. Oct. 24 - Undead Black IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill in Voorhees, NJ -
4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; An IPA that is lightly roasty and toasty with moderate bitterness. In conjunction with Voorhees Town Center's Thriller Night.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Central Jersey Beer Festival at Blend Bar & Bistro, Hamilton, NJ -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $15-$55; Beer, a pig roast, live music, and more.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Pumpkin Tap Takeover at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ -
$PAYG; A lineup of pumpkin beers plus a costume contest.

Thu. Oct. 30 - Neshaminy Creek Mischief Night at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring Neshaminy Creek's CIPA, Shape of Hops, Tribute Tripel, Churchville, Trauger, Punkless Dunkel, and a firkin of Punkless Dunkel with Maple Syrup and Coffee Beans.

Sat. Nov. 1 - Anniversary Party at Coppermine Pub, North Arlington, NJ -
$PAYG; Details TBA.

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Eastern Pennsylvania

Mon. Oct. 13 through Fri. Oct. 17 - Pumpkin and Seasonal Tap Takeover with Pumpkin Tapas Menu at Gypsy Saloon in Conshohocken, Pa. -
$PAYG; Many specially-featured beers fitting the theme rotating each day including Terrapin Pumpkin Pie Porter, Southern Tier Pumking '13, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, Dogfish Punkin', Conshohocken Brewery Chocolate Crush Imperial Porter, and more.

Tue. Oct. 14 - Barrel-aged Series at 320 Market Cafe in Swarthmore, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Meet River Horse brewery owner Chris Walsh and enjoy Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale and our brand new IPA.

Tue. Oct. 14 - Tröegs Beer Dinner at Black Powder Tavern in Wayne, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $50; A four-course meal served with LaGrave, Scratch #157 Oktoberfest, Dreamweaver Wheat, Troeganator, and Java Head Stout.

Tue. Oct. 14 - Ancient Brewer Dinner at Monk's Café in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $50; A meal served with beers co-brewed with legendary owner of Home Sweet Homebrew, George Hummel. Dock Street Trappiste Blonde, Dogfish Head Giotto's Blues, Iron Hill Tripel w/toasted coconut, Nodding Head George's Fault, Stewart's White IPA, and Yards' Brown Ale.

Tue. Oct. 14 - Beer and Ice Cream Pairings at Southern Cross Kitchen in Conshohocken, Pa. -
$PAYG; Featuring Victory ice creams with Golden Monkey, Storm King, and HopDevil.

Wed. Oct. 15 - Victory Tappening at Fingers Wings and Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $PAYG; A full lineup of beers from Victory Brewing.

Wed. Oct. 15 - Hop Harvest Party at Strangelove's in Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; A mega list of fresh wet-hopped beers from both coasts (and between) — rounded out with our favorite seasonal specialties.

Wed. Oct. 15 - Local Brewery Feature Night at Renaissance Hotel-Airport in Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Flying Fish beer feature night.

Wed. Oct. 15 - U Buy The Glass Event at The Abbaye in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; An Oktoberfest-themed glass giveaway night.

Wed. Oct. 15 - Firestone Walker Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60; A five-course meal served with Oaktoberfest, Pivo Hoppy Pils, Double Jack IPA, Velvet Merkin, and Agrestic Ale.

Wed. Oct. 15 - Pumpkin Fest at Bainbridge Street Barrel House in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; Great Pumpkin Tap Takeover.

Wed. Oct. 15 - Goose Island Beer Dinner and A La Carte Menu at Southern Cross Kitchen in Conshohocken, Pa. -
$PAYG; Featuring Rambler IPA, Matilda, Ogden Belgian Tripel, Oktoberfest, and Muddy Imperial Stout paired with special plates of food.

Thu. Oct. 16 - Anniversary Party at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; A night of third anniversary party activities and beers. More details to come.

Thu. Oct. 16 - Dogfish Head Ancient Ales Dinner at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. -
5:30 p.m.; $40; Four small plates of food paired with four of Dogfish Head's Ancient Ales.

Thu. Oct. 16 - Harvest Beer Dinner at Manayunk Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $55; An intimate five-course Chef's tasting menu each paired with unique beers selected by our brewers.

Thu. Oct. 16 - ALS Fundraiser at Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. -
$PAYG; Win a basket of rare beers. We will donate proceeds from a special half keg of beer.

Thu. Oct. 16 - Conshohocken Brewery Tap Takeover at Southern Cross Kitchen in Conshohocken, Pa. -
$PAYG; Featuring beer carefully selected and brewed by the Conshohocken Brewery.

Thu. Oct. 16 through Sat. Oct. 18 - Tasting Menu for the Rena Rowan Breast Center at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $TBD; A three-course tasting menu featuring Free Will collaboration Saison de Rose, Yards Pynk, and Weyerbacher Althea. Proceeds from each dinner sold will be donated to the Saison de Rose Fund at the Rena Rowen Breast Center at University of Penn.

Fri. Oct. 17 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; A couple of Sly Fox firkins on the handpumps.

Fri. Oct. 17 - Dumbledore's Dubbel Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; In conjunction with Chestnut Hill's Harry Potter weekend we will be releasing our mahogany ale brewed in honor of the fallen Albus Dumbledore. Take the magic home with Bottled Reserves of Dumbledore's Dubbel.

Fri. Oct. 17 - Ballantine IPA Night at Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $Free samples + $PAYG; The "retro" IPA returns.

Fri. Oct. 17 - Sixpoint Showcase at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-12 a.m.; $PAYG; Loads of rad Sixpoint brews on tap including old favorites and limited brews. Sixpoint rep, Jersey Dan, and DJ Beckerlicious will be spinning records.

Fri. Oct. 17 through Sun. Oct. 19 - 40th Anniversary Celebration Weekend at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. -
$PAYG; The best draft line up of very limited drafts that we have ever had.

Sat. Oct. 18 - Conshohocken Beer Fest at A.A. Garthwaite Stadium, Conshohocken, Pa. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$65; An afternoon of special brews, food trucks, live music, backyard games, and more.

Sat. Oct. 18 - Thirstoberfest at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; More than 25 flagship and limited release beers from our favorite local and stateside craft breweries along with a few super rare international goodies.

Sat. Oct. 18 - Brew Fair at 900 Block of North 27th Street in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $14.99+; Dozens of beer from breweries. Food from seven of Philly's best food trucks, and music from Aaron & The Spell, The Philly Reggae Band, Everhart, Dirt Dirt, and more.

Sat. Oct. 18 - Brewhouse of Horrors at Iron Hill in Media, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; A pumpkin multi-tap.

Sat. Oct. 18 - Parkesburg Brewery Tour at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown/Parkesburg, Pa. -
2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $58; A chartered bus trip, tour, and Victory beer experience with food, beer, and a behind the scenes look at the Parkesburg brewery.

Sat. Oct. 18 - East Falls House Party at The East Fall House in Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35-$40; A special evening of food, drink, song, and history.

Sat. Oct. 18 - Pumpkinfest at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. -
$PAYG; No less than eight pumpkin ales while also tapping additional selections throughout the afternoon.

Sun. Oct. 19 - Breast Brunch Ever at Amis in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $TBD; A brunch, featuring Pynk, benefiting The Tyanna Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research.

Sun. Oct. 19 - Savage Sixtel Sunday Bye Week Edition at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; Some of our most prized barrels. List to be announced just prior to tap time.

Sun. Oct. 19 - PA Tap Takeover at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. -
$PAYG; Thirty beers from over twenty Pennsylvanian breweries.!facilities/c66t

Sun. Oct. 19, Sun. Oct. 26 - Okotberfest at Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $8 admission + $PAYG; Beer, live German music, dancing, and authentic German food. 717-484-4386

Tue. Oct. 21 - Cezanne Release at McKenzie Brew House in Malvern, Pa. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; Cezanne barrel-aged sour release. Draft at 3 p.m. and $15 bottles released at 5 p.m. 300 bottles available.

Tue. Oct. 21 - Meeting of the Malts at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. -
6 p.m.; $60; KYW news anchor, Paul Kurtz, moderates a panel of Brian O'Reilly, Bill Covaleski, Bill Moore, and fourth generation German-American Brewmaster Bill Moeller which will discuss the history of Pennsylvania lager. The audience will be treated to samples from breweries throughout the Commonwealth and various menu items.

Tue. Oct. 21 - Firestone Walker Night at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; Pivo Pils, Pale 31, Union Jack, Double Jack, Stickee Monkee, and Agrestic.

Wed. Oct. 22 - Witch Craft Beer Crawl at bars around Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia, Pa. -
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $6.66 + $PAYG; Participating bars & restaurants include: Adobe Cafe, Birra, Brigantessa, Cantina los Caballitos, Garage, Lucky 13, Noir, Pub on Passyunk East, Ray's Happy Birthday Bar, South Philly Bar & Grill, Stateside, Stogie Joe's, and The Bottle Shop.

Wed. Oct. 22 - La Trappe '22' Tasting at Maxim's 22 in Easton, Pa. -
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $PAYG; Eleven La Trappe beers on tap.

Wed. Oct. 22 - Lew Bryson Tasting Whiskey Friends & Family Book Launch at Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Lew Bryson will have copies to sell and sign of his new book Tasting Whiskey. We will have flights of whiskey and a whiskey barrel-aged beer or two on tap.

Thu. Oct. 23 - Free Will Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Free Will Brewing including Saison de Rose.

Thu. Oct. 23 - Hop Ticket Harvest Ale Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. -
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $65; A dinner served with the release of wet-hopped Hop Ticket Harvest Ale.

Thu. Oct. 23 - Samuel Adams Limited Release Great Pumpkin Carving Competition at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Various Pumpkin-flavored suds as well as several Samuel Adams limited release ales for this competition. Prizes will be awarded for top 3 carved pumpkins and of course we will be smashing the worst.

Thu. Oct. 23 - Pumpkin Head at Standard Tap in Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; This is one of the few events of the year that we'll be bending our "local beer only" policy to accommodate some of the best pumpkin beers in America.

Fri. Oct. 24 - Diplomat Dunkel Beer Release at Iron Hill in Lancaster, Pa. -
1 p.m.; $PAYG; Celebrate Franklin & Marshall's homecoming with the release of this German dark lager.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Hoppy Halloween Beer Fest at Broken Goblet Brewing Company in Bristol, Pa. -
4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $5-$20; Beer from new and local breweries, food trucks, live music, Halloween-themed games, and costume contests.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Bruce-Camp Ale Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; In conjunction with Life is Good tapping of the Great Pumpkin 8K Run, we are releasing our Belgian-style pumpkin ale.

Sun. Oct. 26 - Ladies Brunch at McCrossen's Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $TBD; More details to come.

Sun. Oct. 26 - Barks & Beers at Pour in Lancaster, Pa. -
3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; A dog buffet, dog ice bowls, and a specialty (people) food menu where a portion of sales will be donated to the Humane League of Lancaster County. Well-behaved and leashed pups welcome.

Sun. Oct. 26 - Sunday Dinner at Forest & Main in Ambler, Pa. -
4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $TBD; A family-style local, seasonal meal and beer pairing.

Wed. Oct. 29 - Farm to Bar Harvest Edition at Jerry's Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $65; We're using this four-course event as a celebration of local businesses, especially local fruits, vegetables, and beers.

Thu. Oct. 30 - Firestone Walker Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. -
4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Firestone Walker.

Thu. Oct. 30 through Sat. Nov. 1 - Halloween Pumpkin Bash at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; Getting in the spirit of the season.

Fri. Oct. 31 - Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; An assortment of this year's best pumpkin beers.

Fri. Oct. 31 - Round Guys Halloween Party at Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Dead Souls Pumpkin Porter on tap and prizes for costumes.

Fri. Oct. 31 - Scott Wasabi's Phlavortown at South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; SPTR will dress up as a different bar for Halloween. We'll change the menu, décor, music, staff, drinks — the whole nine yards. Stay tuned for funky fresh off-the-hook menu details. We're planning a full menu of really cold craft beers and mixologist-created kraft kocktails. Jack-O-Lantern winners announced at 9 p.m.

Fri. Oct. 31 - Halloween at Forest & Main in Ambler, Pa. -
$PAYG; Fun and games, a costume contest judged by our brewers, and Halloween treats for everyone.

Sat. Nov. 1 - Anniversary Party at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, Pa. -
$PAYG; Celebrating one year.

Fri. Nov. 7 - Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Evolution Brewing is a quickly evolving and growing brewery with a variety of styles and high ratings.

Fri. Nov. 7 - Autos & Ales at AACA Museum in Hershey, Pa. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $15-$45; All the favorites from the past and new additions to add to the tradition. 717-566-7100

Sun. Nov. 16 - Funk'n Sour at The Gables at Chadds Ford in Chadds Ford, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$70; Sour and wild ales from some amazingly talented professional and home brewers will be featured, live music by Mason Porter, and excellent food provided by The Gables at Chadds Ford.

Fri. Nov. 21 - Beer Pairing Dinner at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60; Five-course dinner with five different beer pairings hand-selected to complement a specially-crafted menu.

Sat. Nov. 22 - Great Brews Classic Beer Fest at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, Pa. -
11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $10-$60; Come make it a weekend of drinking beer, eating great food, and enjoying the outdoors.

Sat. Nov. 29 - Winter Beer Fest at 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $10-$50; We will have on tap more than 100 beers from around the world.

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Sundays in October - Craft Beer Tasting and Seminar at Sedona Taphouse in Midlothian and Charlottesville, Va. -
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; $Free; Learn about beer and get to taste some free samples.!untitled/masterpage_4

Tue. Oct. 14 - Roundtable with DC Brau and Adroit Theory at Dogfish Head Alehouse, Falls Church, Va. -
7 p.m.; $35; Includes a selection of two beers from each brewery and small bite pairings.

Thu. Oct. 16 - Blue Mountain Beer and Bacon Dinner at Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, Va. -
7 p.m.; $80; Six courses of everyone's favorite meat candy exquisitely matched with beer from Virginia's own Blue Mountain Brewing Company. 540-338-9800

Fri. Oct. 17 and Sat. Oct. 18 - Richmond Oktoberfest at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va. -
5 p.m.-11 p.m.; This event is a sample of German-Bavarian culture at its best. 804-342-0310

Sat. Oct. 18 - Virginia Hops & Harvest Festival at Pocahontas State Park in Richmond, Va. -
12 p.m.-9 p.m.; $Free admission + $PAYG; Virginia craft breweries and live music.

Sat. Oct. 18 and Sun. Oct. 19 - Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest at Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, Va. -
11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Try beers from different microbreweries from around the United States.

Sat. Oct. 18 and Sun. Oct. 19 - Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival at the 30th Street Beach of Virginia Beach, Va. -
1 p.m.-6 p.m.; Over 80 craft beers from over 50 breweries, a commemorative cup, and live entertainment.

Wed. Oct. 22 - Sour Power - Night of the Acidic Ales at Fire Works Pizzeria in Arlington, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Sample sizes and discounted pricing during Happy Hour. Official Liefmans glassware giveaway while supplies last. 703-527-8700

Thu. Oct. 23 - Devils Backbone Tap Takeover and Steal The Pint at Home Republic, Virginia Beach, Va. -
6 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring live music on the patio and Devils Backbone on tap.

Fri. Oct. 24 - Brew Ridge Trail Tap Takeover and Steal the Glass at Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; We'll have Blue Mountain, Wild Wolf, South Street, Starr Hill, and Devils Backbone all featured, as well as an exclusive tapping of the 2014 Brew Ridge Trail collaboration beers, Earth and Moon.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Pints for Pups at Starr Hill Tap Room in Crozet, Va. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; $1 from every 16oz. pint sold will be donated to creating the Crozet Community Dog Park. Bring your furry friend and hang out on the patio all day long - we'll have some cool doggie treats.

Sat. Oct. 25 - Blacksburg Brew Do at First & Main Shopping Center in Blacksburg, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $5-$30; Over 100 different beers from around 40 breweries. Local restaurants, home brewing demonstrations, live music, tailgating fun, and the culmination of the 6th annual Brew Do Homebrew Competition.

Thu. Oct. 30 - Halloween Scream Dinner and Beer Tasting at Capital Ale House in Richmond, Va. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Come hungry and try the special menu created to pair with these frightful beers.

Fri. Oct. 31 and Sat. Nov. 1 - Rare, Kooky, & Barrel-aged Fest at Adroit Theory Brewing Company in Purcellville, Va. -
4 p.m.; Details to come. 703-722-3144

Wed. Nov. 5 - Stone Brewery Dinner at Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg, Va. -
7 p.m.; $85; This is always one of our big hits for the year so come join us. 703-771-9300

Thu. Nov. 6 - Williamsburg Alewerks Tap Takeover & Steal The Pint Night at Home Republic in Virginia Beach, Va. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring Live Music on the patio and buy a pint of Alewerks beer and keep the glass. 757-226-9593

Sat. Nov. 8 - Cask Ale Festival at Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, Va. -
12 p.m.; $Free admission + $PAYG; Celebrate cask conditioned proper Real Ales with our annual free outdoor festival.

Tue. Nov. 11 - Third Anniversary Party at Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Nellysford, Va. -
5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Food and drink specials, live music, and even some cake. 434-361-0088

Thu. Nov. 13 - Blue Mountain Tap Takeover & Steal The Pint Night at Home Republic in Virginia Beach, Va. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring Live Music on the patio and buy a pint of Blue Mountain beer and keep the glass. 757-226-9593

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