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Are you the next MABN Hop Tips writer? Please forward a description of your talents to jamie@brewingnews.com. As readers can see, you need interested and enthusiastic about events in the MABN region, plus be able to compile events, edit their descriptions for readability. Hop Tips newsletters appear twice a month.
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Back to school; back to beer. For the incoming collegiate senior class, I welcome you to the wide world of great (and, now, legal for you) craft beer. For you parents that have sent a child or two off down the exciting and nerve-wracking college road, I invite you to pour over this list to find a few beers and friends to relax with. You've earned it.

And, for you homebrewers out there looking for some competition this fall, check out the Delaware Wine & Beer Festival, which is accepting entries now at delawarewineandbeerfestival.com

With that, this will be my last contribution of the twice-monthly Hop Tips newsletter. It's been my pleasure presenting to you for the last thre years the richness that is the Mid-Atlantic beer scene as seen through the lens of the beer events calendar.

I truly appreciate your words of support along the way. Without a region as rich and diverse as is ours, there would have been no need for my book — Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic — released earlier this summer. Thanks, too, for the encouragement and support in that realm. Keep an eye on my upcoming book event schedule and I'll see you out there along the way. Be well and keep drinking the good stuff!

Cheers,

Bryan Kolesar

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Editor's Note:
Kudos to Bryan for his very thorough editions of Hop Tips. We recommend you buy his book! (And of course, subscribe to the paper edition of the Mid-Atlantic Brewing News. Cheers Bryan!

http://www.amazon.com/Beer-Lovers-Mid-Atlantic-Breweries-Brewpubs/dp/1493001558
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Delaware

daily Mon.-Sat. through October - The History of Brewing in Delaware at Lewes Historical Society in Lewes, Del. -
10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $Free; The exhibit will focus on 400 years of beer in Delaware and half of it will feature 20 off-centered years of Dogfish Head — comprised of Dogfish Head history and artifacts. dogfish.com/community/events/other-happenings/931716/beer-in-delaware-20-off-centered-years-of-dogfish-head.htm

Thu. Sept. 3 - School Year Kick Off at Home Grown Cafe in Newark, Del. -
5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $PAYG; A lil takeover with Yards Brewing Company. yardsbrewing.com/events/event/school-year-kick-home-grown-cafe

Sat. Sept. 12 - Odessa Brewfest at Historic Odessa Foundation in Odessa, Del. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $50-$70; Food and merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more. Your ticket to the Odessa Brewfest gets you unlimited sampling of beer during the full duration of the festival. odessabrewfest.com

Sat. Sept. 12 - Out of Our Gourds Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; Eight pumpkin beers on tap and a pumpkin-inspired menu. ironhillbrewery.com/wilmington/monthly-events.htm

Sat. Sept. 19 - Zombtemberfest at Mispillion River Brewing Company in Milford, Del. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; A variety of events including a beer festival ($20), a 5-K race ($25-$30), live music, and a bottle release. facebook.com/events/1601398076790621

Sat. Sept. 26 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. -
2 p.m.; $40; Two of the best things paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings. queentickets.worldcafelive.com/event/910455-grilled-cheese-craft-beer-wilmington

Tue. Oct. 3 - Red Shoe and Brew at Twin Lakes Farm in Greenville, Del. -
2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $55-$60; An afternoon of Fat Rick's barbeque, Flying Fish and Sierra Nevada beer, live music by Last Resort, lawn games, silent auction, and more. This outdoor event raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. rmhde.org/special-events/red-shoe-and-brew

Tue. Oct. 10 - Cheesetoberfest at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company in Dover, Del. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$60; A grilled cheese competition that features 20 Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Philadelphia restaurants vs. 20 random people who want to throw down against the best. An oompah band will provide the entertainment. Brewery staff and volunteers will be pouring award winning Octoberfest, along with Spiced Harvest Ale, Oak Barrel Stout, Rams Head IPA, Copperhead Ale, and Helles Lager. cheesetoberfest.com

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District of Columbia

Wed. Sept. 2 - Meet The Brewer at Mad Fox Taproom in Washington, DC (Glover Park) -
4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; Meet Executive Brewer, Bill Madden, and learn about Mad Fox's award-winning brewing process while enjoying happy hour prices. madfoxbrewing.com/content/meet-brewer

Thu. Sep. 10 - Dominion/Fordham Tap Takeover at Iron Horse Taproom in Washington, DC -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; An opportunity for great craft breweries to showcase some of their limited edition, new, and/or classic beers. ironhorsedc.com/events

Sat. Sep. 12 - Snallygaster at 1st and N Streets in Washington, DC -
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; $35-$75; No fewer than 300 incomparable craft beers and ciders featuring the best of the best in food trucks, music, entertainment, and family fun. snallygasterdc.com

Thu. Sep. 17 - Goose Island Migration at Black Squirrel in Washington, DC -
$PAYG; Goose Island-themed event. blacksquirreldc.com/special-events

Sat. Sep. 19 - Oktoberfest at Heurich House Museum in Washington, DC -
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $60; We'll honor the Heurich family's German heritage with brats, pretzels, polka music, and eight local beers on tap. 202-429-1894

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Maryland

Tue. Sept. 1 - Flying Fish Pint Night at Mahaffey's Pub in Baltimore, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; Flying Fish beers will be available at 3 p.m. Free glassware and reps from the brewery will be here at 6 p.m. mahaffeyspub.com/wp/ai1ec_event/flying-fish-pint-night-2

Tue. Sept. 1 - Terrapin Beer Dinner at Birroteca in Baltimore, Md. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $40; A casual, family style dinner with Terrapin beers. bmorebirroteca.com/baltimore

Wed. Sept. 2 - Great'er Pumpkin Release Party at Heavy Seas Beer in Halethorpe, Md. -
3 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; We will have 8 beers on draft including Great'er Pumpkin, a cask of Great'er Pumpkin, and a few other specialty firkins. 410-247-7822

Tue. Sept. 8 - Long Trail/Otter Creek Pint Night at Mahaffey's Pub in Baltimore, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Long Trail and Otter Creek will be available at 3 p.m. Free glassware and reps from the brewery will be here at 6 p.m. mahaffeyspub.com/wp/ai1ec_event/long-trailotter-creek-pint-night

Wed. Sept. 9 - Cask Night at The Brewer's Art in Baltimore, Md. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; A different cask of our beer each month that you won't be able to get anywhere else. thebrewersart.com/#!/page_events

Wed. Sept. 9 - 9-9-9 Tap Takeover at JoJo's Restaurant & Taphouse in Frederick, Md. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; Nine taps on the 9th day of the 9th month. jojosrestauranttaphouse.com/events

Sat. Sept. 12 - Beer & Bacon Festival at Heavy Seas Beer in Halethorpe, Md. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $59; Your ticket gives you a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited access to an extensive list of Heavy Seas beers from 12+ taps, plus several specialty casks created by our brewers. And of course, all the bacon you want to eat. 410-247-7822

Sat. Sept. 12 - Craft Beer & Music Festival at Navy-Marines Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$40; Sample over 120 beers from more than 50 regional and national craft breweries, attend informative seminars, listen to music all day long, enjoy fine cuisine, and make purchases from the many arts, crafts, and specialty food exhibitors. 410-263-4783

Sat. Sept. 12 - Brew Sessions at Johanssons Dining House in Westminster, Md. -
4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring beers from DuClaw Brewing Company. johanssonsdininghouse.com/eventdetail.asp?eventid=106

Tue. Sept. 15 - Breckenridge Pint Night at Mahaffey's Pub in Baltimore, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Breckenridge will be available at 3 p.m. Free glassware and reps from the brewery will be here at 6 p.m. mahaffeyspub.com/wp/ai1ec_event/breckenridge-pint-night-2

Wed. Sept. 16 and Thu. Sept. 17 - 62 Beer Release at DuClaw Brewing Company at all locations -
$PAYG; An imperial pumpkin ale, with a dark reddish-brown, medium/full-body with warm flavors and aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove; a hearty malt backbone, balanced by a subdued hop presence and strong 8.2% ABV. duclaw.com/events/62-beer-release

Fri. Sept. 18 through Sun. Sept. 20 - German Beer Fest at Max's in Baltimore, Md. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; Over 60 drafts and Over 60 bottles, plus German-inspired food menu. Sample size, pints, steins, 1-Liter, and 2-Liter Boots. maxs.com

Wed. Sept. 23 - Farmer's Harvest Beer Dinner at Brewer's Alley in Frederick, Md. -
7 p.m.; $45; A six-course meal paired with IPA, Oktoberfest Lager, Nut Brown Ale, Oakily Dokily Neighbor Flanders Red Ale, 12 Immortals Ale, and Oatmeal Stout. brewers-alley.com

Fri. Sept. 25 and Sat. Sept. 26 - Das Best Oktoberfest at The Plateau in National Harbor, Md. -
See website for full list of events. dasbestoktoberfest.com

Sat. Sept. 26 - Maryland Microbrewers Festival at Union Mills Homestead in Westminster, Md. -
11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $5-$20; This fun-packed festival celebrates and promotes the best of Maryland's handcrafted and distinctive microbrews. marylandmicrobreweryfestival.com

Sat. Oct. 3 - Radical Beer Fest at Burley Oak in Berlin, Md. -
2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $25; The brewery will be pouring all you can drink of 12 different, one-of-a-kind beers that have never been made and will never be made again. Food, games, art, and live music. burleyoak.com

Fri. Oct. 9 through Sun. Oct. 18 - Baltimore Beer Week in and around Baltimore, Md. -
See website for an up-to-date calendar listing of events. baltimorebeerweek.com

Sat. Oct. 10 and Sun. Oct. 11 - Good Beer Festival at Pemberton Park in Salisbury, Md. -
12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $5-$60; Unlimited tastings of over 100 different American craft brews, including a Local Beer Garden featuring Eastern Shore breweries. Xtreme Brewing's Pro Brewer Beer Talks return this year. An eclectic music line-up with twelve live bands and the weekend's biggest games being aired in the Sports Zone. goodbeerfestival.com

Wed. Oct. 14 - BBW Homebrew Extravaganza at Little Havana Restaurante y Cantina in Baltimore, Md. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10; The attendees vote for their 1st and 2nd favorite beers and the winners receive prizes generously donated by local beer-related businesses. facebook.com/events/412790258922955

Sat. Oct. 17 - Real Ale Festival at Pratt Street Ale House in Baltimore, Md. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $40-$60; Featuring beers from 50+ local and national craft breweries, live music, and delicious food. prattstreetalehouse.com/events/real-ale-festival

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New Jersey

Tue. Sept. 1 - Stein Hoist, Lederhosen, & Fall List Kickoff Party at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; In addition to the winner of the Stein Hoist, best dressed (German garb) will also receive a prize. cloverleaftavern.com/events

Thu. Sept. 3 - Oskar Blues Promo Night at The Shepherd & Knucklehead in Haledon, NJ -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Oskar Blues beer and live music. theshepnj.com

Thu. Sept. 3 - Otter Creek Tap Takeover at Pour House in Westmont, NJ -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Otter Creek's Overgrown, Fresh Slice, Over Easy, Couch Surfer, and Backseat Berner. pjspourhouse.com/ottercreek

Tue. Sept. 8 - Full Handle Dogfish Head event and Punkin Release at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; Choc Lobster, 2014 120 Minute IPA, 2014 World Wide Stout, Punkin through a Randall, plus a number of other core, seasonal, and limited releases. cloverleaftavern.com/events

Sat. Sept. 12 - Flying Fish 5-K at Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, NJ -
10 a.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; The race starts and finishes from the brewery and is timed perfectly for the release of the 2013 GABF Silver Medal winning OktoberFish Fest Beer. 856-504-3442

Sat. Sept. 12 - Welcome, Great Pumpkin! at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; Enjoy pumpkin–inspired fare and our famous Pumpkin Ale will also be available in cans to go. ironhillbrewery.com/mapleshade/monthly-events.htm

Sat. Sept. 12 - MGK Brew Blast at Battleship New Jersey in Camden, NJ -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$45; Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for craft beer sampling (over 50 beers) and live classic rock (courtesy of the MGK House Band) on the tented deck of America's most decorated battleship. All tickets include a free tour of the Battleship New Jersey. battleshipnewjersey.org

Sat. Sept. 12 and Sun. Sept. 13 - AC Seafood Festival at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ -
11 a.m.-7 p.m. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $Free admission and $PAYG to try local restaurants, sip Jersey Beers, paddle board, and cook with local chefs. acseafoodfest.com

Tue. Sept. 15 - Southern Tier Tap Takeover at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; A full lineup of beers from Southern Tier. cloverleaftavern.com/events

Sat. Sept. 19 - Craft Beerfest at Resorts Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ -
4 p.m.; $25; More than 75 different craft beers from around the country and featuring local and regional breweries, including Cape May Brewery and Tuckahoe Brewing Company. Food available for purchase. resortsac.com/entertainment/3rd-annual-craft-beerfest

Sat. Sept. 26 - Garden State Brewfest at Anchor Golf Center in Whippany, NJ -
1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $20-$125; 100 Breweries, 200 Beers. 3 Main Tents. Several stages of live music and entertainment. gardenstatebrewfest.com

Sat. Oct. 10 - Big Brew Beer Festival at The Morristown Armory in Morristown, NJ -
12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $15-$65; 200+ craft beers, featuring pumpkin beers, great food, and music. bigbrewnj.com

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Eastern Pennsylvania

Tue. Sept. 1 - New Belgium Brewery Luncheon at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $75; Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert will be on hand to discuss his barrel aging program, yeast management, and the team of sensory analysts which blend the beers. monkscafe.com/events.cfm

Tue. Sept. 1 - Beer & Cheese with Di Bruno Bros. at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $45; Six courses of cheese served with Munich Helles, Kelly RIPA, Abbey Dubbel, St. Modestus, Eddy, and Grand Inquisitor. ironhillbrewery.com/chestnuthill/monthly-events.htm

Tue. Sept. 1 - New Belgium Tapping at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. -
8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG; A special tapping of some delicious brews from New Belgium Brewing Company. ironabbey.com/events.php

Wed. Sept. 2 - East Coast vs. West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Seven lines of beer from Smuttynose and including Left Hand, Lagunitas, Anderson Valley, Bell's, and He'Brew. barcadephiladelphia.com/events/84/east-coast-vs-west-coast-punk-rock-brew-tour

Wed. Sept. 2 - New Belgium at The Pour House in Exton, Pa. -
5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; New Belgium's Fat Tire, Slow Ride, Ranger, Snapshot, La Folie, Cocoa Mole, and Pumpkick. pjspourhouse.com/newbelgium

Thu. Sept. 3 - Helltown Tap Invasion at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Helltown's Idle Hands, The Wretched, Sanctuary, Sherry Barrel Aged Barleywine, and Kriek (bottles). facebook.com/events/733868010072174

Thu. Sept. 3 - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Proceeds from a special firkin will be donated to Catholic Charities Diocese of Allentown. thebrewworks.com/events/bethlehem-charity-cask-night/?stamp=1441299600

Thu. Sept. 3 - New Belgium Brewing Launch Party at Flanigan's Boathouse in Conshohocken, Pa. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Some of the best and limited drafts from New Belgium including Apple Felix Sour, Peach Oscar Sour, Cocoa Mole Spiced Chocolate Porter, Pumpkick, Fat Tire, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, and Ranger IPA. Also, bottles of La Folie and Rampant to go Below Deck. facebook.com/events/1603967269869570

Thu. Sept. 3 - Victory Beer Dinner at Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grille in Harrisburg, Pa. -
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $69; A six-course meal served with nine beers from Victory Brewing Company. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/beer-dinner-12/?instance_id=7321

Thu. Sept. 3 - Clydesdales at Bishop's Collar in Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; Get up close and personal with the iconic beauties. thecollar.us/upcomingevents.html

Thu. Sept. 3 - Port Brewing and Lost Abbey at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; A whole bunch of the fun stuff to make your weekend that much better. teresas-cafe.com/teresas_next_door/events

Fri. Sept. 4 - Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Doylestown Brewing Company. st94.com/event/875737-beer-tasting-doylestown-sellersville

Sat. Sept. 5 - Customer Appreciation Celebration at The Fridge in Lancaster, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; Epic draft list, great food, prizes, and a sweet glass free to the first 125 people. beerfridgelancaster.com/events

Sat. Sept. 5 - Beer Yard/Tröegs Brewing/Teresa's Annual Delco SPCA Fundraiser at Beer Yard in Wayne, Pa. -
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG; A pet-friendly event where Tröegs will donate $5 of every case sold during the weekend (9/5-9/7) to the Delaware County SPCA and offer free pint glasses to those customers who purchase a case of Tröegs beer. Additionally, Teresa's Next Door will be cooking up a variety of delicious grilled food items and will donate 10% of every check marked “SPCA†directly to the Delaware County SPCA during that same time period. Special Bonus attraction this year: Bryan Kolesar will be on hand selling and signing copies of his new book, "Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic: Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Beer Bars," which was released this June. beeryard.com/events/default.cfm?date={ts%20%272015-09-30%2004:08:17%27}&display=list

Sun. Sept. 6 - Inaugural West Philly Classic "Big Wave" Surfing Competition at City Tap House (University City) in Philadelphia, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; Stay cool with dope brews from Firestone Walker and Lagunitas then chill out with tunes from Slowy & the Boats. citytaphouseucity.com/events.php

Mon. Sept. 7 - BBQ & Brews at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. -
12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $24.95; A Labor Day BBQ and brews special. ironabbey.com/events.php

Tue. Sept. 8 - Meet The Brewer at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Chat with brewer Scott Bicksler and tour the brewery with him at 6 p.m. weyerbacher.com/event/meet-the-brewer-pa-2-2-2

Fri. Sept. 11 - Waffles, Ice Cream, & Beer at Whole Foods in Glen Mills, Pa. -
4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; Waffles, chicken, ice cream, and Victory's Golden Monkey. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/waffles-ice-cream-beer/?instance_id=7391

Sat. Sept. 12 - Wild In The Streets at Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; A full lineup of wild and sour beers. phillytapfinder.com/event/khyber-pass-pub

Sat. Sept. 12 - Victory for the Headwaters River Clean-up at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $10; Help us clean up the Brandywine River, a Victory Headwaters tshirt, a beer and a meal at the after party. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/victory-headwaters-river-clean/?instance_id=7412

Sat. Sept. 12 - River Horse Tap Takeover at Isaac Newtons in Newtown, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; We turn over half of our tap handles to hand picked River Horse brews. isaacnewtons.com/ai1ec_event/river-horse-tap-takeover/?instance_id=10285

Sat. Sept. 12 - Packin' Pumpkin Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG; Six pumpkin beers on tap from Iron Hill, Southern Tier, and Dogfish Head. ironhillbrewery.com/chestnuthill/monthly-events.htm

Sat. Sept. 12 - Oktoberfest at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pa. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $15-$45; Unlimited beer samples, live music by funk/rock jam band Great Big House, animal encounters, raffles, and more. elmwoodparkzoo.org/event/204

Sat. Sept. 12 - South Philly Sausage Fest at West Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $12-$54; Six Philadelphia area craft breweries, six South Philly restaurants serving sausage cuisine, live music, arts & crafts, and kids stuff. southphillysausagefest.com

Sat. Sept. 12 - Pils Picnic at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $PAYG; A $5 picnic menu with cold fried chicken and deviled eggs, watermelon salad, and a lineup of incredible local pilsners. johnnybrendas.com/event/942723-7th-annual-pils-picnic-philadelphia

Sat. Sept. 12 - PhillyTapFinder Bottle Share VIII at Whole Foods Market in Philadelphia, Pa. -
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $15; A friendly and easy-going bottle share with great food, a rooftop location, and a charitable component with Whole Kids Foundation. phillytapfinder.ticketleap.com/phillytapfinder-bottle-share-viii

Sat. Sept. 12 - Capital City Invitational at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pa. -
2 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $15-$40; Harrisburg's original craft beer festival happens indoors, on both spacious floors of our original brewery and restaurant. abcbrew.com/events/?event_id1=39

Sat. Sept. 12 - Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. -
3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25; A four-course meal paired with beers from Port Brewing Company. isaacspicklebar.com/events.asp

Sat. Sept. 12 - Victory for the Headwaters Fundraising Party at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. -
4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $40-$200; A night of great food, great music and great beer. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Headwaters Grant and work toward cleaning the local watersheds. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/victory-headwaters-fundraising-party/?instance_id=7411

Sat. Sept. 12 - Crash Course on Craft Beer at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $47.98; Sample the extraordinary beers that highlight the differences between East Coast and West Coast brewing styles and everything in between. vinology.com/class/craft-beer

Sat. Sept. 12 - Craft Beer & Wine Series: Stone Brewing & Hahn Estates at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70; A five-course meal paired with great Stone beers and fine wines from Hahn. dilworthtown.com/ikk_coursedescription.asp

Sun. Sept. 13 - City of Hope Cancer Walk at Rutgers Campus (NJ) to Old City Philadelphia, Pa. -
9 a.m.; $25; A three-mile fundraising walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge with a food truck and beer pairing competition at the finish line. womenscancerwalk.org

Sun. Sept. 13 - Smoke 'Em If Yous Got 'Em at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$55; Beers from all over the country and more smoked and barbecued meats than you can handle. Plus we'll have live bluegrass jamming all afternoon. yardsbrewing.com/events/event/yards-7th-annual-smoke-em-if-yous-got-em

Mon. Sept. 14 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of beers from Lagunitas. local44beerbar.com/upcomingevents.htm

Mon. Sept. 14 - New Belgium Trivia Night at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Welcome another great brewery to PA. sidebarandrestaurant.com/index.php/events/new-belgium-bar-beer-dinner

Mon. Sept. 14 - Free Will Beer & Cigar Dinner at Dog & Bull in Croydon, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $50; Free Will's Mango Wheat and Kragle, a three-course all-you-can-eat meal, a cigar, dessert cocktail, and a glass of a very special firkin. facebook.com/events/510576742438979

Mon. Sept. 14 through Sun. Sept. 20 - Oktoberfest 2015 at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. -
(See website for a full list of details for the week of events ranging from Liter Lift nightly competitions to a street festival on Saturday and Hungover Happy Hour on Sunday. brauhausschmitz.com/oktoberfest-week-of-events

Tue. Sept. 15 - Grand Opening at Coeur in Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; A grand opening party with complimentary nibbles from the team that brought you Memphis Taproom, Local 44, Strangelove's, and the soon-to-be Clarkville. coeurphilly.com

Tue. Sept. 15 - Farm to Table Beer Dinner at Victory at Magnolia in Kennett Square, Pa. -
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $55; A five-course dinner paired with Festbier, Saison du BUFF, KSQ Hoppy Blonde, Moonglow Weizenbock, and Sour Monkey. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/farm-table-beer-dinner/?instance_id=7420

Wed. Sept. 16 - Beer Tasting at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, Pa. -
5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; An Oktoberfest-themed tap takeover. good-ta-go.com/NewsEvents/BeerTastings.aspx

Thu. Sept. 17 - Pop-Up Beer Garden at Mayfair Night Market at Cottman/Frankford in Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Celebrate the community of Mayfair with a little bit of everything mixed in. greylodge.com/events.html

Thu. Sept. 17 - Ballast Point Tap Takeover at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. -
5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin, Habanero Sculpin, Nitro Sculpin, Victory at Sea, Piper Down, Calm Before The Storm, Tongue Buckler, and Indra Kunindra. facebook.com/events/1630030370544707

Thu. Sept. 17 - Evil Genius Tap Takeover at Rams Head Bar & Grill in West Chester, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Evil Genius' Evil Eye PA, Purple Monkey Dishwasher, I Love Lamp, and Anniversary Honey IPA. ramsheadbarandgrill.com/events.php

Thu. Sept. 17 - Tröegs & Firestone Walker Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Nick from Tröegs and Jenny from Firestone Walker duke it out. pinbeer.com/events.asp

Thu. Sept. 17 - Yards Brews Cruises at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $44.90-$74.90; A dinner, cruise/views, entertainment, and open bar featuring Yards beers and their Cape of Good Hope. Enjoy ice cream pairings with special guests from Franklin Fountain. spiritcruises.com/philadelphia/cruises/specialty/beef-and-beer

Fri. Sept. 18 - Port Brewing Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; All taps dedicated to Port Brewing/Lost Abbey. isaacspicklebar.com/events.asp

Fri. Sept. 18 - Firestone Walker Lego Fire Walk at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Great Firestone Walker beer on tap and in cans. greylodge.com/events.html

Fri. Sept. 18 - Craft Beer Series: Dogfish & Victory at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70; Two region powerhouse breweries bring limited release beers. dilworthtown.com/ikk_coursedescription.asp

Sat. Sept. 19 - Beer & Yoga at Victory at Magnolia in Kennett Square, Pa. -
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; $30; A relaxing yoga class taught in the brewpub followed by a special menu paired with our delicious seasonal brews. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/beer-yoga-7/?instance_id=7418

Sat. Sept. 19 - Cantillon Zwanze Day at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; A cash bar as Monk's hosts a kick ass selection of Cantillon draft beer for this event with 100% of the draft sales going directly to Fair Food Farmstand in the Reading Terminal Market. monkscafe.com/events.cfm

Sat. Sept. 19 - Newtown Beerfest at The Stocking Works in Newtown, Pa. -
12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $10-$75; Beer tasting, live music, food, and fun. newtownbeerfest.com

Sat. Sept. 19 - Pumpkin Pint Night Mutli-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. -
1 p.m.; $PAYG; Six pumpkin beers on tap plus a special menu of fall flavors. ironhillbrewery.com/ardmore/monthly-events.htm

Sat. Sept. 19 - Delaware River Craft Brew Fest at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. -
2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$100; Live music and entertainment, gourmet food options, and a variety of vendors, including over 100 breweries. philadelphiaunion.com/stadium/nonunion-events

Sat. Sept. 19 - Piraat Day at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; A day full of pirate costumes, silly accents, and copious amounts of Van Steenberge Piraat. teresas-cafe.com/teresas_next_door/events

Sun. Sept. 20 - Run for the Headwaters 5K at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. -
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $35-$40; A 5-K race to raise funds for the Headwaters Grant, followed by beer and food in the parking lot. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/run-headwaters/?instance_id=7407

Sun. Sept. 20 - Jest Run at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. -
10 a.m.; $30-$35; A 5-Mile Challenge Run followed by a finish line festival of beers, food, and live music. weyerbacher.com/events/jest-run

Sun. Sept. 20 - Oktoberfest — Opening Day at Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; $40-$45; Stoudts beers, live German music, dancing, and authentic German food. stoudts.com/event/oktoberfest-opening-day

Sun. Sept. 20 - Eagles vs. Cowboys Tailgate at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. -
12 pm.-3:30 p.m.; $40; A tailgate with our Brazilian BBQ and craft beer special. ironabbey.com/events.php

Tue. Sept. 22 - Dark Horse Brewing 4 IPA Trivia Night at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. -
9 p.m.; $PAYG; Crooked Tree IPA four different ways. sidebarandrestaurant.com/index.php/events/darkhorse-brewing-4-ipa-trivia-night

Fri. Sept. 25 - Get Your Picture Taken With the Pope at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Some papal-visit inspired beers and a photo opportunity with the 2-D version of the Pope himself. greylodge.com/events.html

Fri. Sept. 25 - Oktoberfest Tapping at McKenzie Brew House in Devon, Glen Mills, and Malvern, Pa. -
$PAYG; The annual release of McKenzie's seasonal Oktoberfest beer. mckenziebrewhouse.com

Fri. Sept. 25 through Sun. Sept. 27 - Oktoberfest Weekend at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. -
5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG; Food, live music, and special beer tappings. ironabbey.com/events.php

Fri. Sept. 25 through Sun. Sept. 27 - Teresa's does some Germans at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; Teresa's turns into a German beer hall for our first Annual Oktoberfest. teresas-cafe.com/teresas_next_door/events

Sat. Sept. 26 - Prost! Oktoberfest Celebration at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. -
12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG; The Oktoberfest beer release and classic Bavarian fare. ironhillbrewery.com/lancaster/monthly-events.htm

Sun. Sept. 27 - Pope-pourri at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; A cash bar featuring a miraculous line-up of Saintly beer to celebrate that Guy In The Funny Hat's stay in Philly. monkscafe.com/events.cfm

Sun. Sept. 27 - Lititz Craft Beer Fest in downtown Lititz, Pa. -
2 p.m.-5 p.m.; More than 50 local, regional, and national breweries offering over 100 different craft beers. lititzcraftbeerfest.com

Wed. Sept. 30 - Beer Tasting at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, Pa. -
5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; Meet Bill Covaleski and sample beers from Victory Brewing Company's tap takeover. good-ta-go.com/NewsEvents/BeerTastings.aspx

Sun. Oct. 4 - Pottstown Brew Fest at Manatawny Park in Pottstown, Pa. -
12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $20-$70; Unlimited sampling of 100+ beers and ciders from 50+ of the best craft brewers. The fun will begin on Saturday night, October 3rd with a "Meet the Brewers" beer dinner. pottstownbrewfest.com

Mon. Oct. 5 - Penn Beer Dinner at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. -
5:30 p.m.; $35; A four-course meal served with Penn's Kaiser Pils, Weizen, Oktoberfest, and Pumpkin Roll Ale. generalsutterinn.com/bullsheadph/bhevents

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Virginia

Wed. Sept. 2 - Megafauna Release/AWF Fundraiser at Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashburn, Va. -
4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; This lager is grassy and dry with an untamed bitterness. We will also have our friends from the African Wildlife Foundation on hand as 10% of the proceeds of Megafauna sales will go to help stop the illegal poaching of Rhino's in Africa. lostrhino.com/events.html

Wed. Sept. 9 - Some Like It Hot Beer Dinner at Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg, Va. -
7 p.m.; $90; Not only will this dinner feature the spiciest fare that Chef Patrick can fire up, but it's also our first beer dinner with Perennial Artisan Ales of St. Louis, MO. tuskies.com/SpecialEvents.php

Thu. Sept. 10 - Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewing Dinner at Columbia Firehouse in Alexandria, Va. -
7 p.m.; $45; A five-course meal paired with Lickinghole Creek's Til Sunset Session IPA, Magic Beaver Belgian-Style Pale Ale, Short Pump Saison, and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Three Chopt Tripel. facebook.com/events/168820614141339

Sat. Sept. 12 - B'dam Brew Jam at Ruritan Park in Beaverdam, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$30; Craft beers and ciders, live music, local vendors, and awesome food trucks in the shade. Corn Hole competitions, beer garden, and Bounce House for the kiddos. Chill out under our tent or bring your own pop up. brewjam.org

Wed. Sept. 15 through Sat. Sept. 19 - 43 Hours of Sour at The Birch in Roanoke, Va. -
$PAYG; Featuring an entire draft list and bottle list full of sours sourced from all over the world and culminating with Cantillon's Zwanze Day on Sept. 19. thebirchbar.com/43-hours-of-fesitvals

Thu. Sept. 17 - Cask Day at Devils Backbone Brewing Company (Outpost) in Lexington, Va. -
2:30 p.m.; $PAYG; We're offering an extra special cask beer in September — barrel-aged Pumpkin Hunter. dbbrewingcompany.com/events/event/cask-day-outpost-5

Fri. Sept. 18 - Revival Stout Release Party at Port City Brewing Company in Alexandria, Va. -
3 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; War Shore Oyster Company will be shucking a variety of their oysters on the half shell to go with our briny bivalve brew. portcitybrewing.com/events/revival-stout-release-party-with-war-shore-oyster-company

Sat. Sept. 19 - Hoppy Oktoberfest at Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free admission and $PAYG for drink tickets. madfoxbrewing.com/content/4th-annual-hoppy-oktoberfest

Sat. Sept. 19 - Beer Bourbon & BBQ at Lerner Town Square at Tysons II in Tysons, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $29-$43.90; 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and lots of BBQ. 410-878-9900

Sat. Sept. 19 - Bleu & Brew Fest at Old Bust Head Brewing Company in Warrenton, Va. -
11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$55; We are bringing in all our favorite NOVA craft breweries and pairing some great local beers with cheeses. oldbusthead.com/bleu-brew-fest-obh

Mon. Sept. 21 - Dogtoberfest at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, Va. -
4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring Das Dogfish Boot collectible glass and live German music. dogfishalehouse.com/events/dogtoberfest

Sat. Sept. 26 - Outdoor Luau and Pig Roast at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, Va. -
3 p.m.-10 p.m.; $6.75+; Pig roast, Dogfish Head beer, live music, beer games, face painting, and merchandise sale table. dogfishalehouse.com/events/outdoor-luau-and-pig-roast

Mon. Sept. 28 - Tap Takeover at Fire Works Pizzeria in Leesburg, Va. -
$PAYG; A lineup of beers from Bell's. fireworkspizza.com/FW1New

Sat. Oct. 3 - Oystoberfest at Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, Va. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYT; All-you-can-eat oyster party, live music, tap takeovers by Adroit Theory and Lost Rhino, and special cocktails featuring Catoctin Creek Distillery. 540-338-9800

Sat. Oct. 10 - Oktoberfest at Starr Hill Brewery Crozet, Va. -
11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $15-$17; New and limited release German-style beers will be poured and paired with traditional food offerings, along with live music, games, and a great cause. starrhill.com/events/oktoberfest

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