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

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January 19, 3rd Wave Beer Dinner at Rehoboth Ale House, Rehoboth Beach, DE -
Eat and drink with the pride of Delmar. 302-278-7433

January 25, Brews And Blues at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, Newark, DE -
Join us for an evening of brews (Evolution), blues and awesome food. 302-737-2931

January 25, Allagash Beer Dinner at Pickled Pig Pub, Rehoboth Beach, DE -
Allagash is coming all the way from Maine just to be here for this event. Okay, maybe the rep will be here. None the less, you should be here. 302-645-5444

January 27, Winter Pajama Party & Chili Cookoff at 3rd Wave Brewing, Delmar, DE -
Join us for our 1st PJ/Chili party. Bring a nonperishable food item for a local food bank. 302-278-7433

January 29, Winter Cocktail Party Featuring Dogfish Spirits at Fork And Flask, Rehoboth Beach, DE -
For the uninformed, Dogfish Head makes spirits. Give the beer a break and kill your liver another way. 302-226-2037

District of Columbia

January 18, Official Arizona Wilderness DC Debut at ChurchKey, Washington, DC -
Arizona Wilderness was named "Best New Brewery" in 2013 by RateBeer. Now, beer lovers in the District can find out why. 202-567-2576

January 26, Robbie Burns Beer Dinner & Tribute at Mad Fox Taproom, Washington, DC -
If you missed our event last night in Falls Church, here's your mulligan. Enjoy a Mad Fox tradition as we celebrate the birth of Robbie Burns. 202-781-0389


January 17, RaR Beer Dinner at Summer House Santa Monica, North Bethesda, MD -
We are celebrating our 2nd anniversary with a special dinner with Maryland's own RaR Brewing. 301-881-2381

January 19, Lagunitas Bingo Night at World Of Beer, Rockville, MD -
All proceeds from the Bingo will benefit Special Olympics Maryland. 301-340-2915

January 19, DC Tap Takeover at JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House, Frederick, MD -
Stop in and try some of our neighbor from DC's beers featuring 4 different breweries. 301-732-5197

January 25, Barley & Hops Beer Dinner at McGinty's Public House, Silver Spring, MD -
Barley and Hops Grill & Microbrewery, come on down. You're the next brewery in our beer dinner series. 301-587-1270

January 28, Brew Jam 2017 at Evolution Craft Brewing Public House, Salisbury, MD -
Peace, love and hops back for the 3rd year. 443-260-2337

New Jersey

January 19, Tap Takeover & Old School Hip Hop at Blend Bar & Bistro, Hamilton Square, NJ -
Carton Brewing Company takeover and Hip Hop. Can we say "RUN-CBC"? 609-245-8887

January 20, Manayunk Brewing Beer Tasting at The Grove Wine & Spirits, Trenton, NJ -
Candace (she's a lot prettier than Andrew) from Manayunk Brewing will be here to provide samples of Manayunk's core and some more interesting selections. 609-585-2441

January 21, 2017 River Horse Cask Festival at River Horse Brewing, Ewing, NJ -
20 specialty casks on tap makes for an evening full of limited and unique offerings. 609-883-0890

January 19, Trivia Night at Devil's Creek Brewery, Collingswood, NJ -
Win cool prizes and drink some beers. Drinking the beers is kind of a given. 856-425-2520

January 21, Founders Breakfast Stout PJ Party at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ -
Pajamas are encouraged. The Breakfast Stout will help give you courage. 973-226-9812

January 28, Imperialfest at Czig Meister Brewing Company, Hackettstown, NJ -
Winter sucks so let's have a party and drink big, boozy beers. 908-651-5492

January 28, Three 3's Brewing 1 Year Anniversary at Three 3's, Hammonton, NJ -
Save the date and invite 3 people. Then have them invite 3 people and so on… 856-524-0848

January 28-29, Asbury Park Beerfest 2017 at Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ -
Cheers to beers and boardwalk food. Annoying seagulls will not be admitted so you can enjoy your fries in peace. 732-897-6500

January 29, Spice Of Life: Organ Donor Awareness at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Cherry Hill, NJ -
Helping to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. 856-437-0709


January 15, Battle Of The Brewers at Grain + Verse Bottlehouse, New Cumberland, PA -
Let's get ready to stumble! Zeroday Brewing versus Ever Grain Brewing. 717-317-3044

January 15, Bullitt Train Bottle Release at Levante Brewing, West Chester, PA -
Levante is number one with a gun...Bullitt Train Bourbon Aged Imperial Vanilla Stout. 484-999-8761

January 17, 2SP Tap Takeover at 320 Market Cafe, Media, PA -
We are going to keep things local for this takeover with 2SP Brewing from the great town of Aston, PA. 610-565-8320

January 18, Levante Beer Dinner at Red Star Craft House, Exton, PA -
Meghan from Levante said to make sure that this event gets into Hop Tips. What the nice lady serving you beer wants.... 610-524-5893

January 19, Pizza Boy Metal AF Tap Takeover at Interstate Draft House, Philadelphia, PA -
A stellar night of one of a kind Pizza Boy beers. 267-455-0045

January 21, Lehigh Valley Barrel Aged Beer Fest at Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA -
This is an indoor event featuring highly sought-after wood and barrel-aged beers. You can charge the mound later. 610-841-7447

January 21, Hibrewnation: Festival Of Beer at The Allstar Complex, Gettysburg, PA -
This is a tasting festival of rare and harder to find beers. Add 100+ local and craft beers. Yeah, buddy!

January 28, Belgium Comes To West Chester at Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA -
Our annual event dedicated to all things Belgium. 610-738-9600


January 19, Pixelated Commando IPA Release & Contra Game Night at Smartmouth Brewing, Norfolk, VA -
Smartmouth's love for IPAs is second only to their love for the classic video game Contra. Pixelated Commando is our love child. 757-624-3939

January 19, January Third Thursday Celebration at The Veil Brewing, Richmond, VA -
We will be hosting a local charity to help raise money for an awesome cause.

January 21, Heart Of Stone Bottle Release at Reaver Beach Brewing, Virginia Beach, VA -
We are proud to present a new addition to our wild beer family. 757-563-2337

January 22, Beer Pairing Brunch at Red Dragon Brewery, Fredericksburg, VA -
If Hannibal Lector tells you what is in the divine-looking amuse bouche, I'm afraid you won't even try it. 540-371-8100

January 25, Robbie Burns Beer Dinner & Tribute at Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, VA -
Enjoy a Mad Fox tradition as we celebrate the birth of Robbie Burns. 703-942-6840

January 26, The Great Wing & Beer Dinner at Capital Ale House, Fredericksburg, VA -
Wings and beer from Virginia breweries. What else do you need? Wet naps...okay. 540-371-2337

January 28, Brewery Tour at Capitol City Brewing, Arlington, VA -
Brewery tour, tastings and a glass for 10 bucks. Don't be cheap. 703-578-3888

West Virginia

-----------------SPECIAL BONUS EVENT January 1-31 -
Please support your local brewery.

February 4-5,  Farmer Brewer Winter Weekend, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York -
The Farmer Brewer Winter Weekend is an immersive experience for established and aspiring farmers, maltsters and brewers to learn from industry experts as well as each other.  This year's theme "Everything in Modification" will explore how the fundamental elements work together to produce flavorful and functional craft malts.  We also make plenty of time to socialize and enjoy locally produced food and beer, of course!