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Hi Everybody!

Here are a few events that have popped up since our last newsletter. Also included are events that are on our radar. The Bre PA event is an interesting one because it looks like it is going to be Pennsylvania's version of TAP-NY (New York breweries only). If it wasn't for a family wedding, that's an event that I would be attending.

You will also notice that Hop Tips will look a little bit different going. Our advertisers are important to us and we would like to show them some extra love. So, in an effort to keep the angry emails from the Sales Department to a minimum, Hop Tips is introducing the Top Of The Hops section which will highlight our advertisers. As always, use a designated driver and stay hydrated.

Cheers, Johnny V

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September 1-5, 2016 Key West Brewfest at Southernmost Beach Resort, Key West, FL -
Events throughout Labor Day Weekend with a festival on September 3.


August 17, Movies On Tap-Craft Beer, Cult Classics at Penn Cinema Riverfront, Wilmington,DE -
Enjoy The Goonies and 2SP Brewing benefitting Meals On Wheels.

August 18, Brews With Jews at the Hideaway Bar & Grill, Wilmington,DE -
Join the guys from the Men's Club for a fun evening. Men's Club membership or Jewish affiliation not required to attend. 302-475-6186

August 25, Allagash Tap Takeover at Ulysses American Gastropub, Wimington,DE -
The pride of Maine will be taking over our taps. 302-691-3456

August 27, VolksBash! at Fordham & Dominion Brewing, Dover,DE -
We'll be serving up cool German beer and showcasing cool German cars. 302-678-4810

District Of Columbia

August 17, Jolly Pumpkin & Tired Hands Alien Church Party at ChurchKey, Washington,DC -
We welcome two of our favorite breweries for the DC debut of Alien Church. 202-567-2576

August 18, History & Hops at Heurich House Museum, Washington,DC -
Our History & Hops series features Bad Wolf Brewing Company from Manassas. 202-429-1894

August 22, Smuttynose Now And Then at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont, Washington,DC -
Join us for a killer Smuttynose lineup featuring beers from Smutty's vault. 202-223-1245

August 27, Sip And Savor at Eastern Market, Washington,DC -
A celebration of local beer, food, and music in support of our homeless neighbors.

August 31, Belgian Witbier Dinner at Gordon Biersch Navy Yard, Washington,DC -
4 witbiers paired with 4 plates. 202-484-2739


August 16, Lagunitas Tap Takeover at The Green Turtle McHenty Row, Baltimore,MD -
Join Lagunitas at the Turtle for a tap takeover. 410-528-8606

August 27, The Chesapeake Crab & Beer Fest at National Harbor, Baltimore,MD -
Join us for the world's largest crab fest washed down with plenty of craft beer.

August 31, Name That Beer at Gordon Biersch, Baltimore,MD -
Put your senses to the test with our taster challenge. 410-230-9501

September 10, 3rd Annual Samuel Adams Tap Takeover at Zen-Shi, Frostburg,MD -
15+ drafts, free swag, drawings and live music all day.

New Jersey

August 16, Departed Soles Brewing at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell,NJ -
Departed Soles of Jersey City is the featured brewery. 973-226-9812

August 17, Flight Night at The Red Knot Gastropub, Vineland,NJ -
Beer and food pairings with Glasstown Brewing Company. 856-205-0049

August 18, Local Craft Beer Dinner at Coltello Ristorante, Trenton,NJ -
4 course dinner paired with Carton, Kane, Magnify and Neshaminy Creek beers. 609-585-2441

August 23, Clown Shoes Brewing at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell,NJ -
Clown Shoes Beer is the featured brewery. 973-226-9812

August 30, Magnify Tap Takeover at Tavern On The Lake, Hightstown,NJ -
Enjoy Magnify Brewing Company's first Central New Jersey tap takeover. 609-426-9345

September 3, Grand Opening at 7 Mile Brewery, Rio Grande,NJ -
Join us for our Grand Opening event. 609-365-7777

September 10, MGK Brew Blast on The Battleship New Jersey, Camden,NJ -
Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for tasty brews and awesome views.


August 16, Hop & Hot Rods at Sly Fox Brewing, Phoenixville,PA -
Enter your ride to compete for the best in show title. 610-935-4540

August 18, Beer 101 With Tom Kehoe at The Oval, Philadelphia,PA -
Laugh and learn with the founder of Yards Brewing Company.

August 20, Gettysburg Brewfest on Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg,PA -
We anticipate another sell out so get your tickets early.

August 20, Upper Bucks Brew Fest at Quakertown Train Station, Quakertown,PA -
Our 5th annual is hosted by Jack's Abby Craft Lagers. 215-536-2273

August 20, Crabfest 2016 With 2SP Brewing at City Tap House UCity, Philadelphia,PA -
Unlimited crabs with 2SP beers and a funky reggae band. 215-662-0105

August 27, Beer, Bourbon & BBQ at Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton,PA -
This festival will have something for everyone.

August 27, 2016 Lancaster Craft Beerfest at Lancaster Square & Binns Park, Lancaster,PA -
The 4th annual will not only feature beer but great food and live music as well.

September 10-11, Brew PA Pennsylvania Brewers Festival at Camelback Resort, Tannersville,PA -
Pennsylvania breweries will be showcasing their finest beers.!about/cfig


August 19, Good Nightmare Mekong Release at The Answer Brewpub, Richmond,VA -
The Answer and Cigar City are releasing their 3rd collaboration - Good Nightmare Mekong. 804-282-1248

August 20, Virginia Craft Brewers Fest at Devils Backbone Brewing Basecamp, Roseland,VA -
This is the only sanctioned event of the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. 434-361-1001

August 20, Beer, Bourbon & BBQ at Hunt Club Farm, Virginia Beach,VA -
It's a great day of beer tastin', bourbon sippin', music listenin' and bbq eatin'.

August 20, Shuffleboard Team Challenge at Back Bay Brewing, Virginia Beach,VA -
Come early to sign up. Two players teams. Hot shuffleboard action. 757-531-7750

August 26, Drink-In Summer Movie Night ar Smartmouth Beer, Norfolk,VA -
Who doesn't like movies and beer? The Goonies will be our feature presentation. 757-624-3939

West Virginia

August 19-20, Brew Skies Festival at Timberline Four Seasons Resort, Davis,WV -
This event showcases music, food and beer over two days.

August 20, Mountaineer Brew Fest at Wheeling Heritage Port, Wheeling,WV -
Benefits St. John's Home For Children.