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MABN Hop Tips, DECEMBER 2016

Hi-de-ho-ho-ho Everybody! We are right smack in the middle of the holiday season and events are as barren as the Mid-Atlantic winter landscape. The first half of the month has plenty of goodies while the second half screams family time.

From the Staff here at MABN Hop Tips (me), Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus for the rest of us, and finally, Happy Repeal Day (December 5) which celebrates the passage of the 21st Amendment which effectively repealed the 18th (Prohibition). Cheers, Johnny Vac

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December 2, Movies On Tap at Penn Cinema Riverfront, Wilmington, DE -
Have fun with the jolliest bunch of a**holes this side of the nuthouse. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Dogfish Head will be featured. 302-656-4314

December 5, Winter Is Coming Beer Dinner at Two Stones Pub, Hockessin, DE -
Our first beer dinner will feature 5 wild "game" courses paired with barrel aged beers. 302-239-2200

December 7, 16 Mile Beer Dinner at Trolley Square Oyster House, Wilmington, DE -
Join us for a four course special dinner paired with beers from 16 Mile Brewing. 302-384-7310

December 28, Beach Bash Beerfest at World Cafe Live @ The Queen, Wilmington, DE -
Beach attire is strongly encouraged so pregame at home to get your courage up for those frosty December temps. 320-994-1400

District of Columbia

December 1, BrewLights at National Zoo, Washington, DC -
All proceeds support the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Institute - including species preservation and animal care. 202-633-4888

December 2, Bourbon County 12-16 Tapping at The Bier Baron, Washington, DC -
We will be getting loose with the Goose. Maverick approved event. 202-293-1885

December 7, Nogne - O Invades Churchkey at The Churchkey, Washington, DC -
We will feature 14 hard-to-find beers and sakes from the Norwegian brewer. 202-567-2576

December 14, The Prairie Artisan Ales Extravaganza at The Churchkey, Washington, DC -
Our friends from Oklahoma have sent us a massive collection of bottles and drafts, totalling 33 different beers. 202-567-2576

December 17, Tinsel & Tattoos-Beer, Bourbon, Veterans & Charity at Rebellion DC, Washington, DC -
Kick off the holidays by raising money for military families. 202-299-0399


December 3, Off Line Series Edition #3 at DuClaw Brewing, Baltimore, MD -
This is a one day only event. We are releasing a gingerbread version of Euforia. 443-559-9900

December 4, Flying Dog University Beer Geek Tour at Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, MD -
Aaaah Geek out! Le Geek, C'est chic. Have you heard about the new beer craze? Listen to us, I'm sure you'll be amazed. Big fun to be had by everyone. It's up to you, It surely can be done. 301-694-7899

December 9, Union Craft Brewing Tap Takeover at Mother's Grille , Baltimore, MD -
So...look for...the Union label… Come out and pay your dues. 410-244-8686

December 14, Allagash Pint Night! at Frisco Tap House, Columbia, MD -
Save yourself a trip to Maine and come out to enjoy Allagash Brewing. 410-312-4907

December 15, A Very Dogfish Christmas at Brewer's Cask, Baltimore, MD -
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Beer. 410-273-9377

December 22, Union Old Pro Invitational at World Of Beer, Baltimore, MD -
Support Special Olympics Maryland at our Old Pro Putt Putt Invitational sponsored by Union Craft Brewing. 410-752-2337

New Jersey

December 1, Collinswood Beer & Fare at Devil's Creek Brewery, Collingswood, NJ -
This is a craft beer/food pairing event presented by New Jersey Isn't (yawn) Boring. 856-425-2520

December 3, 1st Anniversary/Bottle Release at Tomfoolery Brewing, Hammonton, NJ -
It's our anniversary and we will let you in on a little "Bromance" that we are having. Bromance Barleywine that is. 609-561-1762

December 8, Winter Beer Night! at Barcade, Jersey City, NJ -
The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. Combat that with a taplist of rare and vintage kegs. 201-332-4555

December 10, Funky Beer & Holiday Bazaar at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Cherry Hill, NJ -
Local vendors and rare/funky/ sour beers. 856-437-0709

December 14, Beer School Graduation With Sweetwater at Hub City Brewhouse, New Brunswick, NJ -
Congrats students! Come receive your diploma and celebrate. 732-543-1804

December 15, Christmas Ale Debut at House Of Brews, Turnersville, NJ -
It's beginning to look a lot like Great Lakes Christmas Ale. 856-318-1261

December 17, It's Back! Baconator Bottle Release at Ship Bottom Brewery, Beach Haven, NJ -
Come join us for our yearly release of Baconator. 610-368-5660


December 1, New Mug Club Sign Up at Round Guys Brewing Company, Lansdale, PA -
This is the first day that you can sign up for our 2017 Mug Club. 215-368-2640

December 3, Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA -
A not-to-be missed event for fans of real beer says Drink Philly. The fake beer event will be after the second session.

December 3, Fegley's Brew Works Craft Beer Festival at Fegley's Brew Works, Allentown, PA -
How about giving yourself an early Christmas present? 610-433-7777

December 3, Back In Black Stout Fest at Union Jack's On The Manatawny, Boyertown, PA -
Abusin' every one of them and running wild...Cause, I'm back. Yes, I'm back... 610-689-0189

December 8, Rubber sOul Keep The Pint Night at Gin Mill, Lebanon, PA -
Head to the Gin Mill and checkout the latest brews from a brewery that is quickly becoming a Central PA favorite. 717-273-2729

December 10, Grand Opening at City Works, King Of Prussia, PA -
City Works is an "eatery and pour house" style restaurant with 90 beer taps, 8 wine taps, 14 HDTVs in 9, 000 sq. ft. of space located 10 minutes from where I live. Goodbye liver.

December 16, Beer Geek Christmas at Hunger-N-Thirst, Lancaster, PA -
We are rolling out some rare kegs to celebrate the holidays and all things craft beer. 717-208-3808

December 17, Stickman 1 Year Anniversary at Stickman Brews, Royersford, PA -
Where does the time go? We can't believe it's been 1 year already. Believe it Ethan. I can't believe I'm 54!

December 26, 9th Annual Winter Beer Festival at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA -
Looking for the perfect gift for the person who has everything? My first choice is a liver transplant but this comes in a close second. 215-222-1400


December 2, Seven Arrows Tasting at Fredericksburg Brew Exchange, Fredericksburg, VA -
Join us for a tasting of Seven Arrows Brewing from Waynesboro, VA. 540-371-9000

December 5, Lagunitas Beer Dinner at Ned's Beer Shop, Lynchburg, VA -
Hi-Dilly-Ho-Dilly neighboreenos! This is going to be Scrum-Diddly-Umptious! 434-846-6337

December 6, 3rd Annual Holiday Beer Tasting at Mad Fox Brewing, Falls Church, VA -
Join us for a festive holiday beer tasting hosted by Bob Tupper.

December 7, New Beer Release at Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Ashburn, VA -
Save the date. Woody Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout in da' house. 571-291-2083

December 7, OBC & VGH Trivia Night at O'Connor Brewing Co., Norfolk, VA -
Round up your smartypants friends and come on down for a little bit of friendly competition. 757-623-2337

December 8, 12 Beers Of Christmas at Magnolias At The Mill, Purcellville, VA -
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus with a big bag of beer. 540-338-9800

December 8, GUI Podcast "East Coast Local" Beer Release at Three Notch'd Brewing, Richmond, VA -
Geeks Under The Influence team up with Three Notch'd to make this collaboration beer the geekiest. 804-269-4857

December 10, Allagash Bash & Toy Drive at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA -
It's the holidays. Bring a toy. Drink some beer. Ho Ho Ho. 434-984-2337

December 12, American Road Trip Beer Dinner Series: Virginia at Rustico, Alexandria, VA -
For our final beer dinner of 2016, we are having a beer staycation and featuring Virginia. 703-224-5051

December 17, Terrapin Wake'n Bake Off at The Answer Brewpub, Richmond, VA -
This is a charity bake-off to benefit the Richmond SPCA. 804-282-1248

West Virginia

December 2, Craft Brewers Classic at Greenside Indoor Golf, Huntington, WV -
First annual CBC with three pairs of breweries going head to head. 681-204-5000