It's grass-cutting season. It's graduation season. It's spring beer festival season. There's great beer being served up every which way across the region so whether you have time for a quick sampling, a sit-down dinner, or a multi-hour festival, the Mid-Atlantic region has you covered here as spring hits its stride just before summer.

Frederick Beer Week and Philly Beer Week are both looming, so there's that as well. Never dull moment 'round these parts. Now get to work; these beers aren't going to drink themselves. Enjoy and, of course, please be safe while having fun.


Bryan Kolesar



Wed. May 13 through Sun. May 17- MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival at various locations around Delaware, as well as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland -
$Varies; Guests enjoy one-of-a-kind epicurean experiences, meet and chat with vintners, brewers, distillers and other experts, and take a culinary journey through what frontier historian Frederick Jackson Turner dubbed "the typically American region."

Thu. May 14 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. -
6 p.m.; $40; Two of the best things on earth paired together — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer — in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings.

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District of Columbia

Tue. May 12 - The Bruery Vintage Bottle Pour Party at ChurchKey in Washington, DC -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Join us as we toast The Bruery with an evening of rare bottle pours and several more brews on draft.

Fri. May 15 - Get Your Kicks on Route 151 at The Black Squirrel in Washington, DC -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Beer and cider lovers get their kicks from Nelson County's Route 151.

Sat. May 16 - ABV at Canal Park in Washington, DC -
3 p.m.-8 p.m.; $20-$85; Seven craft cocktails and small batch spirits, 20 different wines, and 35 craft beers. 202-567-2576

Wed. May 20 - Celebration of Fermentation at Pizza Paradiso (Georgetown) in Washington, DC -
$PAYG; Draft beer, kombucha, sake, kimchi, and sourdough pizza.

Tue. May 26 - Belgian Ales & Bacon at Belga Cafe in Washington, DC -
6:30 p.m.; $59; Beer dinner paired with Hellbender Saison, Brouwerij Sterkens White Ale, Brouwerij de Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Tripel, Brouwerij De Ranke Saison de Dottignies, Huyghe Brewery La Guillotine, and Brouwerij Het Anker Gouden Carolus Triple.

Sat. May 30 - Tour de Fat at Yards Park in Washington, DC -
10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; Fun times, fun friends, fun bikes and fun beers. 970-530-0212

Wed. Jun. 3 - Rogue Beer & Spirit Happy Hour at Penn Social in Washington, DC -
6 p.m.; $25; Whiskey class held at the seasonal bar.

Thu. Jun. 4 - American Fare: Red, White, & Brew at Charlie Palmer Steak in Washington, DC -
5:45 p.m.; $50-$85; Celebrate all things grown and made right here in the Washington, DC area.

Fri. Jun. 5 and Sat. Jun. 6 - SAVOR at National Building Museum in Washington, DC -
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m.; $135-$155; Craft beer and food small plate pairings.

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Tue. May 12 - RAR Pint Night at Mahaffey's Pub in Baltimore, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; Special beers from RAR Brewing and free glassware and reps from the brewery will be here at 6 p.m.

Tue. May 12 - Brooklyn Brewery, Pints, Flights, and Bites Night at Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, Md. -
5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; A night of Brooklyn Brewery beers served with small plates of food.

Wed. May 13 - Blackbeard's Breakfast Release Party at Heavy Seas Beer in Halethorpe, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; An Imperial Coffee Porter aged in bourbon barrels, a brand new beer in our Uncharted Waters series.

Wed. May 13 - Cask Night at The Brewer's Art in Baltimore, Md. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring Eutaw St. Reserve.!/page_events

Thu. May 14 - RAR/DAwson's Collaboration Pint Night at Lures Bar & Grille in Crownsville, Md. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Special pouring of the E Diddy Weiss with the Dawsons Guys and many more RAR rarities.

Thu. May 14 - Sixpoint Pint Night at Old Line Bistro in Beltsville, Md. -
5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Sixpoint in Brooklyn, NY.

Thu. May 14 - Milkhouse Brewery at Gilly's in Rockville, Md. -
$PAYG; Featuring beers from Milkhouse Brewery.

Fri. May 15 - Hop Around The World at Heavy Seas Beer in Halethorpe, Md. -
3 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; We're tapping 4 pins, each dry hopped with a single hop from a different region of the globe.

Fri. May 15 - Tap Social at State Line Liquors in Elkton, Md. -
4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from SweetWater Brewery.

Fri. May 15 - Black Friday at Union Craft Brewing Company in Baltimore, Md. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Whole hog BBQ by Blacksauce Kitchen. Beer by Union. Live music too.

Sat. May 16 - Beer Bacon Music Festival at The Frederick Fairgrounds in Frederick, Md. -
11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $35-$55; 2-ton bacon bar, 7 bands, and over 150 different beers to choose from.

Sat. May 16 - The Burley Build Benefest at Burley Oak Brewing Company in Berlin, Md. -
2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $25-$40; Raising money for the Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County Inc.

Tue. May 19 - Moor Brewery Event at Max's in Baltimore, Md. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Come on out and meet the folks from Moor Brewery in England.

Tue. May 19 - He Said Beer, She Said Wine at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg, Md. -
7 p.m.; $55; Five courses celebrating beer, wine, and food.

Wed. May 20 - Pint Night at Lures Bar & Grille in Crownsville, Md. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from New Belgium's Lips of Faith series.

Thu. May 21 - New Belgium at Gilly's in Rockville, Md. -
$PAYG; Featuring Snapshot wheat beer and others from New Belgium.

Sat. May 23 and Sun. May 24 - Brew At The Zoo at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Md. -
1 p.m.-7 p.m.; $25-$65; Unlimited beer and wine sampling, commemorative sampling glass, access to live music, food, and vendors, and all day admission to the Zoo. 410-396-7102

Wed. May 27 - Stone Beer Dinner at Victoria GastroPub in Laurel, Md. -
6:30 p.m.; $95; Full dinner served with Stone's Pale Ale, Saison, IPA, Drew & Steve's Imperial Mutt Brown Ale, Stone/Ecliptic/Wicked Weed Tripel IPA collaboration, and Imperial Russian Stout.

Thu. May 28 - Tap Takeover at State Line Liquors in Elkton, Md. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Nearly 20 beers from Tröegs to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America-Colonial Chapter.

Fri. May 29 - April Showers bring Jolly Pumpkin Sours at State Line Liquors in Elkton, Md. -
$PAYG; La Roja du Kriek, Rojizzla, and more.

Sat. May 30 - St. Michaels Brew Fest at Eastern Shore Brewing Company, Foxy's Harbor Grille, and The Crab Claw in St. Michaels, Md. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $5-$75; Featuring over 70 beers including one-offs, seasonals, collaborations, and casks from local, regional, and national breweries.

Fri. May 29 through Sat. Jun. 6 - Frederick Beer Week at establishments all around Frederick, Md. -
See website for up-to-date list of events.

Sat. May 30 - Maryland Craft Beer Festival at Carroll Creek Park in Frederick, Md. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $5-$50; Family friendly festival on Carroll Creek Park, in Downtown Frederick and featuring over 25 Maryland brewing companies.

Wed. Jun. 3 - Farm Brewery Night at Barley & Hops in Frederick, Md. -
5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Come taste the great craft beers being brewed at Frederick County's Farm Breweries — in June, we will feature Red Shedman beers.

Sat. Jun. 6 - Bark & Brew at Mountain State Brewing Company in McHenry, Md. -
3 p.m.; $20-$40; More than 40 craft beer samplings, live entertainment, and dog events.

Sat. Jun. 13 - Funk Factory Festival at Burley Oak Brewing Company in Berlin, Md. -
1 p.m.-8 p.m.; $7-$25; Food, games, art, 12 one of a kind sour beers, and live music.

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New Jersey

Thu. May 14 - Firestone Walker Night at Morris Tap & Grill in Randolph, NJ -
5 p.m.; $PAYG or $125 for dinner; Tap takeover plus a five-course/six-beer dinner.

Thu. May 14 - Anderson Valley Brewing Company Promo at The Shepherd & The Knucklehead in Haledon, NJ -
$PAYG; More than a dozen beers from AVBC plus a couple exclusives to The Shep.

Fri. May 15 - Second Rising Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; The release of Rising Suns big brother, a double IPA brewed with 100% Japanese-bred Sorachi Ace hops for some wild citrusy hop characters balanced by a full malt backbone.

Wed. May 20 - Beef, Bourbon, Bacon, & Beer Cooking Class at Morris Tap & Grill in Randolph, NJ -
7 p.m.; $75; Six courses and five drinks.

Thu. May 21 - Captain Lawrence IPA Showcase at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Captain Lawrence's Effortless Session, IPA, Palate Shifter Imperial IPA, and Seeking Alpha Triple.

Sat. Jun. 13 - Atlantic City Boardwalk Beer Festival at Harry's Oyster Bar in Atlantic City, NJ -
12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $40; Craft brewers from all over the region and beyond will gather to showcase their tasty brews.

Sat. Jun. 13 and Sun. Jun. 14 - Wildwood Beer Fest at Fox Park in Wildwood, NJ -
$10-$40; Celebrate the art of locally brewed craft beer.

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Eastern Pennsylvania

Sat. May 9 through Sat. Jun. 27 (weekly on Saturdays) - Brewing Program at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. -
11 a.m.-1 p.m.; $549.99; A 9-week class on Saturdays that will give you the hands-on experience any brewer needs.

Tue. May 12 through Sat. May 16 - 60th Anniversary Celebration at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. -
$PAYG; Daily specials culminating in Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 16.

Wed. May 13 - Introducing Levante Brewing at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; The Chief IPA, Pallid Pale, The Norseman, and The Kolsch on draft. Come on out and welcome them to the beer world.

Thu. May 14 - Belgiumfest at Bistro on Bridge in Phoenixville, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; Some of Belgium's finest with a Belgian inspired menu.

Fri. May 15 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; The Chester County Bitter pouring through the beer engines alongside Chester County Brown Ale and Chester County IPA.

Fri. May 15 - Flying Fish Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; All taps will be dedicated to Flying Fish from NJ.

Fri. May 15 - Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Celebrate National Whiskey Day with the release of Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy.

Fri. May 15 - Craft Beer Series: Ballast Point & Great Divide at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70; Ten beers from two great breweries and five fun courses of food.

Sat. May 16 - Beer and Yoga at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. -
9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; $30; Yoga class taught in the brewpub, then treat yourself to food and beer pairings.

Sat. May 16 - Grey Lodge Beer Garden at Mayfair May Fair in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG; Grey Lodge hosts the beer garden near the stage on Frankford Avenue for the family-friendly street party from Bleigh Street to Cottman Avenue.

Sat. May 16 - Wheat Beer Fest at Point Breeze Pop-Up in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Play, eat, drink, and socialize with wheat beers, SPTR's trust grill, and food trucks.

Sat. May 16 - Schuylkill County Brew Fest at Frackville Elks in Frackville, Pa. -
2 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $35; Sample over 20 local, regional, and national breweries. 570-874-2500

Sat. May 16 - BBQ and Port and Lost Abbey Brewing at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. -
3 p.m.; $21; Four 9-oz. pours, brisket sliders, wings, and pork sliders.

Sat. May 16 - Brew Kids On The Block at York Fairgrounds in York, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $15-$30; Four taps or more from breweries, all from PA.

Sat. May 16 - Tap Takeover with Stone at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. -
$PAYG; More information coming soon.

Sun. May 17 - Victory Run for Ryan at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. -
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $40; A 5-k race and a post-race BBQ and Beer Garden.

Tue. May 19 - Philly Beer Scene Awards at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $50; Celebrate the local craft beer community.

Wed. May 20 - Alpine Brewing and Green Flash at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; A few beers from each of the breweries.

Thu. May 21 - River Horse Tap Takeover at Fenix in Phoenixville, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; River Horse's Lager, Summer Blonde, IPA, Hop Hazard, Tripel Horse, and Barrel Aged Baltic Porter.

Thu. May 21 - Penn Brewing Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. -
6 p.m-8 p.m.; $PAYG; A night filled with beers from Penn Brewery.

Thu. May 21 - Yards 20th Anniversary Party at Dawson Street Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; Help celebrate a Philadelphia original where it all began.

Sat. May 23 - Dogs & Brews at Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pa. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$75; The Museum has partnered with the Animal Rescue League of Berks County year to bring breweries, food, local vendors, live music, and more to benefit two worthy causes.

Wed. May 27 - Dominion and Beer at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. -
5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Dominion in Dover and pizza from Pinocchio's.

Wed. May 27 - The Tappening 2 at Fingers Wings and Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Six of the best from Victory, specialty beer-laced food offerings, and giveaways.

Wed. May 27 - Beer and Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. -
7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $56.98; The ultimate class on beer and cheese pairings.

Thu. May 28 - La Flama Blanca vs. Golden Child Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Our first sour beer release.

Thu. May 28 - Two Brothers at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. -
$PAYG; Several of their beers plus take home a great "wobble" glass.

Fri. May 29 through Sun. Jun. 7 - Philly Beer Week at various establishments all around Philadelphia, Pa. -
See website for up-to-date listings of nearly 1,000 events at over 200 establishments.

Sat. May 30 - Taps, Tunes, & Trucks at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. -
11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; Eight food trucks, live music, and Sly Fox beers on tap all day.

Sat. May 30 - International Great Beer Expo at Philadelphia Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pa. -
12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$85; This beer tasting event will feature an incredible variety of beers from the local Philly market, from across the U.S., and from around the globe to help raise funds and awareness for the Committee To Benefit The Children.

Sat. May 30 - Made In America Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; A rye, wheat and blue take on a multi-tap, featuring 8 craft beers manufactured right here in America.

Sat. May 30 - PBS39 Brewfest at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $5-$60; Beer tastings, vendors, and live music.

Sat. May 30 - Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. -
3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25; A four-course meal paired with four brewmaster picks from Flying Fish.

Fri. Jun. 5 - Beer Tasting at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $10-$12; Beachy brews from your favorite coastal breweries.

Sat. Jun. 6 - Taste Of Kutztown at Kutztown Community Park in Kutztown, Pa. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $Free admission and $PAYG; Wine, beer, mead, and cider tasting under the canopy of 100-year-old maple trees, plus regional area bands.

Sat. Jun. 13 - New Hope Beer Festival at Eagle Firehouse Banquet Hall in New Hope, Pa. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $35-$70; Local Music. Local Beer. Local Food. 215-918-5950

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Tue. May 12 through Sun. May 17 - 43 Hours of USA at Birch Bar in Norfolk, Va. -
$PAYG; Including a special brunch with Waffletina on Sunday the 17th. We will be pouring a keg of KBS.

Wed. May 13 - Bruery Beer Dinner at Tuscarora Mill in Leesburg, Va. -
7 p.m.; $90; Dozens of award-winning beers give Chef Patrick one heck of a blank canvas to work with. 703-771-9300

Thu. May 14 - 20th Anniversary with Sam Calagione at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, Va. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring special cellared vintage DFH beer throughout the day with a visit from Sam Calagione from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thu. May 14 - Ladies Of Craft Beer Night at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, Va. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; Pink Pints, live music, and more.

Sat. May 16 - Copper Fox Brewfest and Mesquite Challenge at Capital Ale House in Midlothian, Va. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $5-$20; Featuring 10 new and exclusive beers from Virginia breweries, all using a mesquite-smoked barley malt from Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, VA.

Sat. May 16 - Lake Anna Brewfest at The Cutalong in Lake Anna, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$45; Four-ounce samples of craft beers from all over Virginia and the U.S. combined with amazing local food, great music and local Lake Anna vendors.

Sat. May 16 - Off-Centered Music Festival at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, Va. -
7 p.m.; $TBD; Outdoor event with live music, games and more.

Sat. May 16 and Sun. May 17 - Virginia Beer Festival at Town Point Park in Norfolk, Va. -
2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $15-$75; On the downtown Norfolk waterfront featuring 65 breweries with more than 125 beers to sample. 757-282-2822

Sun. May 17 - Alexandria's Historic Breweries at Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, Va. -
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20; Join Alexandria's Historic Breweries author, Garrett Peck, and Portner Brewhouse Co-Founder, Cat Portner, on a guided walking tour around Old Town Alexandria exploring the foundations of local brewing.

Mon. May 18 - Wild and Local Beer Dinner at WK Hearth in Purcellville, Va. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $75; A five-course meal paired with beers from Adroit Theory.

Tue. May 19 - May Beer Dinner at Wild Wolf Brewing Company in Nellysford, Va. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $50; A four-course meal served with Saison, Maibock, Wee Heavy, and Dry Stout.

Wed. May 20 - Brewery Spotlight at World Of Beer in Charlottesville, Va. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Featured beers from Hardywood Brewing Company and meet the reps.

Sat. May 23 - Valley Fest Beer & Wine Festival at Massanutten Resort in McGaheysville, Va. -
11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $10-$30; Sample regional wines, craft and microbrews, listen to live music, enjoy delicious food, and browse the wares of quality crafters and artisans.

Tue. May 26 - Tap Takeover at Fire Works Pizza in Leesburg, Va. -
$PAYG; Featuring Allagash's White Saison, Golden Brett, Moira, Curieux, Midnight Brett, and Currant Affair.

Wed. May 27 - Brewery Spotlight at World Of Beer in Charlottesville, Va. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Featured beers from Heavy Seas Beer and meet the reps.

Wed. May 27 - "Curry Up & Wait" Beer Dinner at Fire Works Pizza in Arlington, Va. -
7 p.m.; $75; Five curry-themed courses to be paired with some tasty treats from our friends at Evolution Craft Brewing of Salisbury, MD.

Wed. May 27 - Beer vs. Food with Adroit Theory Beer Dinner at Magnolias at the Mill in Purcellville, Va. -
7 p.m.; $80; Greg Skotzko of Adroit Theory Brewery squares off in an all-out assault of the senses against Chef "Crazy Chris" Carp of Magnolias at the Mill in a five round, six beer tasting event. 540-338-9800

Sat. May 30 - Bram Brew Fest at Brambleton Town Center in Brambleton, Va. -
1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$30; Featuring almost 25 breweries that are within a drivable distance from Brambleton.

Sat. Jun. 6 - Brews Cruise at the Alexandria, Va. Waterfront -
11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $60; This all-inclusive three hour afternoon cruise of the Potomac features plenty of DB beers including the recently released Trail Angel Weiss, live music from Bryan Elijah Smith, and catering by King Street Blues.

Sat. Jun. 13 - Made in the Shade Craft Beer Festival at Avoca Museum in Altavista, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$20; Beer tastings from six craft breweries, wine for purchase, and live music from two bands.

Sat. Jun. 13 - Hop Blossom Festival at Old Town Winchester in Winchester, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $25-$75; This year we'll feature 38+ breweries, live entertainment, our 3rd annual homebrew competition and more. 540-409-5252

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West Virginia

Wed. May 13 - WV Craft Beer & Cheese Pairing at Iron Horse Tavern in Morgantown, Va. -
7 p.m.; $40; West Virginia Craft Beer and international cheese pairing event.

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