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MABN Hop Tips, MID-AUGUST 2017

Hi Everybody! Here are some events that have popped up since the last time along with some reminders from the main August Hop Tips.

On a personal note, I want to give a heads up to Philly subscribers. Keep an eye out for a collaboration beer between MIA Beer Company and Gulf Stream Brewing called "Things That Make You Go Hmmm". It's getting great reviews in South Florida and the head brewer of Gulf Stream is a Philly guy. Craig Smith started at Yards, did time at Iron Hill and became the head brewer at Funky Buddha where he won gold at the World Beer Cup in PHL in 2016. Memphis Taproom and Whole Foods on the Parkway are two places that are definitely getting the beer. Keep your eyes open for other places. If you like it, let me know and I'll pass along your feedback to Craig.

Cheers, Johnny Vac

IMPORTANT Editor's Note: While Hop Tips is a compiled list and includes such information (painstakingly gathered by the Hop Tips correspondent), our on-line calendar is meant to be populated by the event organizers themselves. After we go to press, our in-house production staff adds the print calendar for the current issue. It's one-person operation...and given that there are some 250 events; a carpal-tunnel inducing task, if e'er there be! Because of that, the print events we add include basic info only: event name, city, state and phone number (if we have it). BN Staff added events do not include a URL unless that event (or organization) advertises. When event organizers add their own events, we let them add the URL as in gratitude for them having taken the time to post the event. They can also include description, ticket price, etc. They are the best people to submit their own event, as they they know all the info! Just wanted to set the record straight so that you, our audience, knows what is going on and can spread the word about the link that we include with every email. Prost, Jamie Magee, Publisher, Mid-Atlantic Brewing News

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Top Of The Hops

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August 26, Beer Muscles 2017 at 2SP Brewing, Aston, PA -

August 26, Beer Bacon Bourbon at Pipestem Resort, Pipestem, WV -

Beer Week

August 20-27, Washington Beer Week , Washington, DC -


August 15, Beer Soap - Intro To Soap Making at Bellefonte Brewing, Wilmington, DE -
Hello soap. How are you doing? Good. Now let's drink.

August 17, Can You DEW It! 5K at Dew Point Brewing, Yorklyn, DE -
You can do it Nicky…

August 22, It's Always Sunny In Delco at Brick Works Brewing & Eats, Smyrna, DE -
If you're lucky, Frank, Mac and Sweet Dee will show up. If not, drink to excess and you'll swear that they were there.

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District of Columbia

August 17, History & Hops at Heurich House, Washington, DC -
Call 202-429-1884. Fritz Hahn of the Washington Post will be speaking.

August 17, 2nd Anniversary at The Mad Fox Taproom, Washington, DC -
Only 19 more until we're legal…

August 18, Celebrating The Women Of Craft Beer at City Tap House Penn Quarter, Washington, DC -
Celebrate! Celebrate! Brew to the music…

August 20, Brewers On The Block at Union Market, Washington, DC -
Not to be confused with New Kids On The Block…

August 20, Drink The Extinct at Gordon Biersch Navy Yard, Washington, DC -
Have an amber from yeast that was trapped in amber. Cool.

August 21, We Can Brew It! Women In Beer at Black Squirrel, Washington, DC -
Not to be confused with You Can DEW It!...

August 22, Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Heurich House, Washington, DC -
Event focused on DC brewing history. Pretend that it is a live episode of Drunk History.

August 23, Does Independence Matter? at Atlas Brew Works, Washington, DC -
A discussion about ownership in today's craft beer marketplace with reception to follow. Personally, give me a check with enough zeroes in it and, bam, hasta la vista, baby…

August 24, Hops 4 Horses at Waredaca Brewing Company, Laytonsville, MD -
Should be Hops 4 Bunnies…

August 26, Cask Day at District ChopHouse, Washington, DC -

August 26, Beer Floats In Paradise at Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont, Washington, DC -
Beer and ice cream. Not too many beers, Mr. Softee….

August 26, BrewHaHa at Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington, DC -
It's the 5th Annual. Call 202-347-4800

August 27, Record Fair at Right Proper-Brookland, Washington, DC -
Do you have a record? I've never been caught…

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August 16, Team Happy Trees at Chesapeake Brewing Company, Annapolis, MD -
Bob Ross is still dead so don't look for him.

August 16, Crabs And Brews For Shoes at Tapp'd, Bethesda, MD -
I can only make so many crab jokes…

August 19, Chesapeake Crab & Beer Fest at The Plateau, National Harbor, MD -
See above.

August 19, DuClaw's 21st Birthday DuClaw Brewing, Baltimore, MD -
Time to throw that fake ID away…

August 26, Chesapeake Beer Festival 2017 at Cedar Lane Park, Bel Air, MD -

August 26, 3rd Annual Hopped Homebrew Competition at Birroteca, Baltimore, MD -
Amatuer hour…

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New Jersey

August 16, Resorts Casino Hotel's 5th Annual Beerfest at Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ -
Gambling problem? Save your dough and drink instead. Drinking problem? There goes Junior's college fund.

August 17, Pop-Up Beer Garden at the Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May, NJ -
Beer and the Jersey Shore go together like beer and the Jersey Shore. No, I am not drinking and typing.

August 20, Remembering Rich Palmay at Village Idiot Brewing Company, Mount Holly, NJ -
Remembering a friend of the brewery …

August 24, Carton Tap Takeover at Goodnight Irene's, Wildwood, NJ -
Need a Carton takeover in Exton, PA, not Wildwood. Just sayin'...

August 30, Kane Tap Takeover at Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Hamilton, NJ -
Raising Kane in Hamilton…

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August 19, Gettysburg Brew Fest on Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA -
Four score and seven beers ago....

August 20, Women In Brewing Symposium at University Of The Sciences, Philadelphia, PA -
Tara Nurin will be there so it's got that going for it…

August 26, Fonthill Castle Beer Fest at Fonthill Castle, Doylestown, PA -
I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries…

August 26, Beer Fest at Blue Mountain Resort, Palmerton, PA -
The link should be drinkbluemt instead of ski…

August 26, Rails & Ales Brewfest at Railroaders Museum, Altoona, PA -
I hate trains but I love beer so this is a Catch-22 for me. 817-946-0834

August 26, Lancaster Craft Beerfest in Downtown Lancaster, Lancaster, PA -
Look for the Beer Island, Jim Weber...

August 26, Beer Muscles 2017 at 2SP Brewing, Aston, PA -
I saw a lot of people with beer muscles when I was bouncing in college.

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August 17, Seafood Beer Dinner at Magnolia's At The Mill, Purcellville, VA -
Always a great event. 540-338-9800

August 19, CLAW For Brave Souls On Fire at Champion Brewing, Charlottesville, VA -
Hosted by the Charlottesville Lady Arm Wrestlers (yup). Maybe they can recreate the classic Lincoln Hawk/"Bull" Hurley match from "Over The Top". 434-295-2739

August 19, Brew At The Zoo at Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke, VA -
If someone does the Baby Elephant Walk, please take a video and post it on YouTube.

August 19, 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Festival at IX Art Park, Charlottesville, VA -
This is a sanctioned event. Kind of like a WWE snactioned title match…

August 21, We Can Brew It! Women In Beer at Black Squirrel, Vienna, VA -
See the DEW statement above. Thank you.

August 23, DC Brau's 6th Annual Crabfest Extravaganza at Quarterdeck, Arlington, VA -
Got crabs? Then use some Quell in the shower…

August 26, She Can Brew It! at Fireflies, Alexandria, VA -
Female brewers and yoga. In the words of Carl Spackler: Stretch like a dog for me...

August 26, Neptune Coastal Craft Beer Festival at Neptune's Park, Virginia Beach, VA -
Isn't Neptune close to Uranus?

August 26, Cigar Bourbon & Beer Festival at Agricultural Fair, Fredericksburg, VA -
Not another one of these but if you insist…

August 27, Tap! Tap! Craft Beer Festival at Historic Greenbrier Farms, Chesapeake, VA -
Make sure you wear your Tap Out shirt…

August 28, Ladies Night Out By The Water at Bull Island Brewery, Hampton, VA -
You know its Ladies Night and the feelings right…

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West Virginia

August 19, Mountaineer Brewfest at Heritage Port, Wheeling, WV -
I'm sorry but all I can picture is the Mountain Dew character drinking a beer…

August 26, Beer Bacon Bourbon at Pipestem Resort, Pipestem, WV -
The name of this event reminds me of a dyslexic George Thoroughgood song…

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