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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 October Hop Tips. Halloween is around the corner and, hopefully, the cooler at the party isn't filled with macro lite beer. Scary!

I would also like to give a shout out to Manayunk Brewing Company (Phila) as they are celebrating their 20th Anniversary on October 17. Manayunk Brewing is kind of special to me since I grew up a couple of blocks away from their location. Their annual festival in May was the first event that I photographed for the Brewing News around 2003 and they have always treated me like a king. Congratulations to Mike Rose, Evan Fritz, Andrew Coligan and everyone else involved with Manayunk.

Cheers, Johnny Vac

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October 15, 2016 Delaware Wine And Beer Festival at Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, DE -
Everyone is invited to our 7th annual festival.

October 17, Fall Beer Dinner at Stewart's Brewing Company, Bear, DE -
Join us for 6 courses paired with 6 of our favorite beers. 302-836-2739

October 18, Yards Beer Dinner at Old Banks Craft Bistro, Wilmington, DE -
Yard's founder Tom Kehoe...yes, that Tom Kehoe, will be here. 302-502-3800

October 19,  1st Birthday Celebration at Crooked Hammock Brewery, Lewes, DE -
We hope you can join us for this all day celebration. 302-644-7837

October 22, Beers & Gears at Delaware Park, Wilmington, DE -
Free car show and ticketed craft beer tasting event.

October 29,  Mask & Cask Party at 3rd Wave Brewing, Delmar, DE -
Wear a mask and get a buck off your cask…beer, that is. 302-907-0423

District of Columbia

October 16, Pretty Boi Fairy Tale at The Bier Baron Tavern, Washington, DC -
Some of your favorite fairy tales are getting the Pretty Boi Drag makeover. 202-293-1885

October 20, History & Hops at Heurich House, Washington, DC -
The Public Option from DC will be featured tonight. 202-429-1894

October 24, Crafting The Capitol: How DMV Craft Breweries Rose To Prominence Panel at Bluejacket DC, Washington, DC -
This is a panel of five successful brewers discussing launching their breweries to what needs to be done to to ensure continued success in the future. 202-524-4862

October 26,  Beetlejuice Beer Dinner at City Tap House Penn Quarter, Washington, DC -
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! makes Allagash Brewing appear with your dinner. 202-644-9433

October 29, The Great History Of American Brewing at National Museum Of American History, Washington, DC -
Join us for tasty tales of brewing, beer and politics from the Colonial Era to the 1970's.

October 30,  The League In London: Redskins/Bengals Bottomless Brunch at Mad Fox Taproom, Washington, DC -
Rise and shine! Kickoff is at 9am.


October 16,  Made In Baltimore: Tap Handles & Brews at Mark Supik & Co., Baltimore, MD -
Tour our shop where many of Baltimore's craft beer tap handles are made. Also, a home brewing demo and beer sampling. 410-732-8414

October 22, Fall Pumpkin Beer Festival at Old Line Fine Wine & Spirits , Beltsville, MD -
Our 4th annual features music, BBQ and cornhole.

October 22, OktoBEARfest at The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, MD -
Dust off your lederhosen and help support the zoo.

October 22, Baltimore Craft Beer Festival at Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore, MD -
Live Baltimore bands, local food trucks, trivia, corn hole and beer.

October 29, 2nd Annual SCBF: OCtoberfest at Sunset Park, Ocean City, MD -
Sunset Park overlooking Assawoman Bay on the oceanside will provide a spectacular setting for this festival.

New Jersey

October 15, 2 Year Extravaganza & 5 Can Release at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Cherry Hill, NJ -
Help us celebrate our 2nd year anniversary with 5 limited release beers. 856-437-0709

October 15, Beer & Whiskey Festival at the Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ -
This festival will showcase over 80 beers and 30 whiskeys. Drinking problem? Gamble instead…

October 15, Jersey Shore Brewery Crawl in Asbury Park, Asbury Park, NJ -
Hosted by Beers For Babes-Barley's Angels New Jersey (Hi Tara!).

October 15, Harborside Craft Brew Fest at Harborside Plaza, Jersey City, NJ -
Jersey City's largest craft beer event. Beers along the Hudson.

October 15, Bordentown Riverfest at City Beach, Bordentown, NJ -
A huge beer garden all day in addition to music and food.

October 15, River Horse Oktoberfest at River Horse Brewing, Ewing, NJ -
Grab your crew and come out to the brewery for an amazing night.

October 15, Oktoberfest 2016 at Tomfoolery Brewing, Hammonton, NJ -
Just show up and enjoy some seasonal craft beer. 609-561-1762

October 21, Spirits In The Night at The Center For Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ -
No ghosts or Bruce, just New Jersey distilled spirits, wine and craft beer.

October 22, 2nd Anniversary at Spellbound Brewing, Mount Holly, NJ -
We are also releasing an Imperial Stout (bottled) as part of our celebration.


October 15, Pig Roast And Raffle! at Stickman Brews, Royersford, PA -
Can you smell the little piggy roasting on the spit? 484-938-5900

October 15, Breast Cancer Awareness Brew Fest at Stoudt's Brewing, Adamstown, PA -
Two breasts...Two sessions...Coincidence? I don't think so. Help support the girls.

October 15, HOPS-BOPS at Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, PA -
Homebrewers Of Philadelphia and Suburbs present their Best Of Philly Show.

October 15, 2016 Conshohocken Beer Fest at Garthwaite Stadium, Conshohocken, PA -
Our 3rd annual benefits many local charities.

October 15, Fegley's Whisky Festival at Fegley's Brew Works, Allentown, PA -
Man does not live on beer alone. Barrel aged beers and whisky in the house.

October 15, Carsonia Craft Beer & Wine Amusement at Carsonia Park, Reading, PA -
Breweries and beer enthusiasts come together...right now...over me.

October 15, Yorktoberfest at the York Fairgrounds, York, PA -
Frothy ales, PA wine, unique vendors, local food and live music.

October 16, Lehigh Valley Brewers Guild Beerfest at Two Rivers Brewing, Easton, PA -
A beer festival featuring only beer from the Lehigh Valley. 610-829-1131

October 16, Pig & Swig at Inn At St. Peter's, St. Peter's, PA -
Our 1st annual featuring St Boniface brewing. 610-469-2600

October 20, Pumpkin Head at Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA -
Pumpkin beers, drunk out of your gourd, literally. You get your own hollowed out pumpkin to drink out of. 215-238-0630

October 22, Hoppy Halloween 3 at Broken Goblet Brewing, Bristol, PA -
This beer fest will celebrate some of the best libations (beer) in Bucks County. 267-812-5653

October 22, Pottstown Brew Fest at Memorial Park, Pottstown, PA -
The festival is a celebration of 125 great craft beers and ciders.

October 23, 4th PA Tap Takeover at Liberty Taproom, Reading, PA -
We plan on having 32 PA breweries on tap. 610-743-3228

October 29, Manayunk's Haunted Halloween Bash at Manayunk Brewery, Philadelphia, PA -
Will Evan dress in orange and go as the Great Pumpkin? Attend and find out for yourself.


October 15, The Best Of Virginia In Orange-Chili & Brewfest at Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange, VA -
Attend the first annual for chili and, of course, beer.

October 15, Shenandoah Autumnfest at Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Woodstock, VA -
BBQ, Bluegrass, Brews and much, much more. 540-459-3867

October 15-16, Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest at Events Center Bull Run Park, Centreville, VA -
Spend a fall weekend enjoying some tasty craft brew.

October 21, Richmond Oktoberfest at Richmond International Speedway, Richmond, VA -
In Namen des Richmond Oktoberfest Komitee lade ich alle Oktoberfest-Freunde herzlich ein das 48 Richmond Oktoberfest.

October 22-23, Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival at 31st St Park, Virginia Beach, VA -
A beer festival on the Virginia Beach oceanfront. You probably won't need suntan lotion.

October 27, Great Pumpkin Beer Dinner at Magnolias at the mill, Purcellville, VA -
It's the Great Pumpkin Beer Dinner Charlie Brown! 540-338-9800

October 29, Halloween Harvest Fest at Back Bay Brewing, Virginia Beach, VA -
It's that time of year again so come out and celebrate the rich bounty of the region. 757-531-7750

October 29, 6th Anniversary Celebration at Reaver Beach Brewing Co., Virginia Beach, VA -
We are raiding the cellar and having a double bottle release in addition to live music and 'que. 757-563-2337

October 29, Haunted Brewhaus at Smartmouth Brewing, Norfolk, VA -
In the brewhaus, no one can hear you scream… 757-624-3939

West Virginia

October 29, Rocky Horror Picture Show at Greenbrier Valley Brewing, Maxwelton, WV -
It's just a jump to the left...And a beer to the right. 304-520-4669