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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 February Hop Tips.

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February 16, Brews With Jews at Grub Burger Bar, Wilmington, DE -
L'Chiam baby. Jewish affiliation not required so don't rush out for that circumcision 302-358-2455.

February 23, Back Burner Goes Blue Fireside Beer Dinner at The Back Burner, Hockessin, DE -
4 course fireside dinner featuring Blue Earl Brewing from Smyrna, DE. 302-239-2314

February 24, Movies On Tap: Smokey & The Bandit at Penn Cinema Riverfront, Wilmington, DE -
Frozen Toes Brewery will be co-starring with proceeds being donated to charity. 302-656-4314

February 25, Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Multi-Tap at Iron Hill, Newark, De -
I never knew that there was a National Girl Scout Cookie weekend until this event was submitted. No eating brownies, just cookies. 302-266-9000

February 25, Beer And Bacon Festival at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, Newark, DE -
Two Roads and RAR paired with bacon. No makin' bacon though… 302-737-2931

February 26, Aphrodisiac Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head Brewpub, Rehoboth Beach, DE -
Any guys that had a little trouble on Valentine's Day get a second chance. Forget the Viagra and go natural. 302-226-2739

District of Columbia

February 15, Tap & Menu Takeover With Bluejacket at Pizzeria Vetri, Washington, DC -
We like their beers so much that we want to see what their chef can do. Come out and find out if the food measures up to the beer. 202-794-9057

February 16, Drink Local Throwdown at Rebellion DC, Washington, DC -
Wrestlemania but with beer. No Bobby Flay unfortunately. 202-299-0399

February 16, Thirstday at Atlas Brew Works, Washington, DC -
DC101 will be broadcasting live from 3-7pm. Live radio broadcast and beer… Could be a recipe for a 7 second delay. 202-832-0420

February 16, Hops And History at Heurich House, Washington, DC -
Atlas Brew Works of DC will be our featured brewery for this event. 202-429-1894

February 20-23, 4th Biannual Presidential Barleywine Festival at Pizzeria Paradiso, Washington, DC -
Honoring the great leaders of our country with an event of presidential proportions at all our locations. Trust me, it's going to be Yuge… 202-337-1245


February 15, Yards Brewing Tap Takeover at MaGerks, Bel Air, MD -
Enjoy a few pints. Have a couple of flights. Say WTF and steal the glass. 410-638-7701

February 16, Oskar Blues Rarity Night at World Of Beer, Baltimore, MD -
The Old Chub here is not an overweight 60 year old. 410-752-2337

February 17, Love Thy Beer: Winter Warmer Showcase at the Civic Building, Silver Spring, MD -
Join the Brewers Association of Maryland for their signature event.

February 17-19, Belgian Fest at Max's Taphouse, Baltimore, MD -
200 Belgian drafts and 250 Belgian bottles add up to 450 days of drying out. 410-276-2850

February 20, Sour Wild Ale Day at Max's Taphouse, Baltimore, MD -
60 sours on draft to help you get pucked up. 410-276-2850

February 23, RAR Brewing Beer Dinner at Owen's Ordinary, Bethesda, MD -
Beer dinner featuring RAR Brewing. 301-245-1226

February 23, Diamondback Tap Takeover at Delia Foley's, Baltimore, MD -
Feeling snakebitten? Bite right back. 443-682-9141

February 23, Dogfish Head Pint Night at JoJo's, Frederick, MD -
Yo...Yo...Join us at Jo...Jo...for a keep the pint night with Dogfish. 301-732-5197

New Jersey

February 16, The Day Prohibition Ended at Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Township, NJ -
A fun lecture about the day beer became legal again. I think they should have held it in Movie Tavern…

February 16, Carton Tap Takeover at Sogo Hibachi, Denville, NJ -
Carton Brewing makes the stir fry go down nice and easy. 973-784-4981

February 17, Empire Brewing Tap Takeover at Taphouse 15, Jefferson, NJ -
But wait! There's more! You also get to keep the pint. 862-437-1300

February 17, Double Nickel Tap Takeover at Old Oar House, Millville, NJ -
I'm sure that you can check out a bunch of old oars hanging around the bar at this event. 856-293-1200

February 18, NJCB Winter Cask Fest at Harvest Moon Brewery, New Brunswick, NJ -
2nd annual with a portion of the proceeds being donated to help protect NJ water sources. If that doesn't help, get some water from Filthydelphia. 732-249-6666

February 22, Ballast Point Tap Takeover at Kid Rip's Tap & Tavern , Runnemede, NJ -
Don't get ripped on Ballast Point… I kid you not. 856-312-8811

February 22, Kane Tap Takeover at The Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ -
One of New Jersey's top breweries takes over our taps for our 4th annual Kane event.

February 23, Ales For Whales at Tuckahoe Brewing, Egg Harbor Township, NJ -
Benefits the Marine Mammal Stranding Center based in Brigantine, NJ. 609-645-2739

February 23, Brotherton Brewing & Verbal Shenanigans at Taphouse 15, Jefferson, NJ -
Beer from Brotherton and comedy from some very cunning linguists. 862-437-1300


February 16, Two Roads Tap Takeover at Barley Mow Craft Beer House, West Reading, PA -
Don't take the low road and catch a load and get on the road unless you have a DD. 484-926-2094

February 17, Kegs 'n Corks at Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona, PA -
This is part of our "Taste Of The Alleghenies" show. Adam Richman (Man vs. Food) will be in the house. 814-946-7536

February 18, Alice In Chains Unplugged Night at Broken Goblet Brewing, Bristol, PA -
AIC Tribute night at B-Gob. Why was Alice in chains? Was Mr Brady into alternative bedroom behavior? 267-812-5653

February 18, Hibrewnation Festival Of Beer at the York Expo Center, York, PA -
This is a tasting festival of rare and harder to find beers. Add 100+ local and craft beers. 717-818-8087

February 18, Wood? at Union Jack's On The Manatawny, Boyertown, PA -
We will be sporting wood all day long at our annual barrel aged beer fest. 610-689-0189

February 18, LVBW 2017 Day 2: Lagers & Ales at Spinnerstown Hotel, Quakertown, PA -
Ales from Fat Heads and lagers from Jack's Abby. If you're lucky, Hop Juju and Smoke and Dagger will make an appearance for your drinking pleasure. 215-536-7242

February 18, Beards And Beers at Wellsboro House Brewing, Wellsboro, PA -
Can't find any info about this submitted event so I think it would be safe to say that you need a beard (or not) to attend. It would probably be a good idea to call ahead… 570-723-4687

February 19, Day Of Delicious Darkness at Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks, Millheim, PA -
I would rather go the day before for Chicken Tractor Deluxe but that's me. 814-349-8650

February 23, Karneval Kostume Party at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, PA -
Germans have a "Mummer-like" celebration known as Fasching (think Fat Tuesday). Ladies, this is going to be your day. You can kiss any man you like after cutting off his tie. Please, no accidental vasectomies. Thank you in advance. 267-909-8814

February 25, FriendFest 2017 at the Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown, PA -
Benefits local charities. As a PSA, please don't overdo it and stagger off to Crystal Cave. No one will come looking for you. 610-683-78791

February 25, Beats, Brews & BBQ at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA -
Weary of winter? Escape for an afternoon of beer, food and music. 215-222-1400

February 25, Kennett Winterfest on South Broad St., Kennett Square, PA -
Bundle up and hope that it is not snowing because you are kind of outside. 610-444-8188

February 25, Philly Bierfest at Pennsylvania German Society, Philadelphia, PA -
Berlin-style Beer-lesque, Polka-delphia Oompah Funk and traditional Schuhplattler. 215-627-2332

February 26, Band Of Brewers: Volume 5 at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA -
Sponsored by our friends at Philly Beer Scene magazine, this event gets bigger every year. 215-222-1400


February 15-19, Blue-Gray Breweriana Show at Hilton-Dulles, Herndon, VA -
If you are a collector, this is the show. If not, this is the show that will make your mancave (or she shed) the envy of the neighborhood.

February 16, Steal The Pint Night at Schooner's Grill, Newport News, VA -
Devil's Backbone will be here with Cocoa Bear. Steal the pint because body cavity searches are off limits tonight. 757-599-4144

February 17, Deschutes Tap Takeover & Steal The Pint at New River Taphouse, Virginia Beach, VA -
Normally, we discourage theft but grab the pint and leave the silverware. 757-965-3612

February 18, 3rd Annual Bull & Oyster Roast at Smartmouth Beer, Norfolk, VA -
Beer, steer and an opportunity to get shucked up. 757-624-3939

February 18, Stone Brewing 1st Anniversary Celebration at Stone Brewing, Richmond, VA -
Have east coast versions of their west coast beer at Stone RVA. 804-489-5902

February 22, Beer Tasting With David Wren at Southern Railway Taphouse, Richmond, VA -
David Wren (Certified Cicerone) will be Mr. Conductor leading you to a Rule G violation with Southern Railway's beer list. 804-308-8350.

February 25, Brewery Tour at Capitol City Brewing, Arlington, VA -
Do you have reservations? Yes but I will take the tour anyway… Call ahead. Limited spots. 703-578-3888

February 25-26, Seventh Annual Barleywine Festival at Mad Fox Brewing, Falls Church, VA -
This event is so big that it was submitted to me straight from the account of William J Madden himself. Please don't confuse him with Governor William J Lepetomane.

February 27, Near & Far Beer Dinner: Beers Of Belgium at Rustico, Alexandria, VA -
5 course dinner featuring Belgian rarities. 703-224-5051

February 28, Cigar City Brewery & BBQ Dinner at Tuscarora Mill, Leesburg, VA -
Beer. It's what for dinner. BBQ for dessert. 703-771-9300

West Virginia

February 15, Parkersburg Brewing Tap Takeover & Cask at Timothy's, Charleston, WV -
New brewery from West Virginia gets "sister status" as we partner up for a fun night. 304-343-5686

February 28, Chaos Mountain Steal The Glass at Capital Ale House, Harrisonburg, WV -
The Chief, Agents 86, 99 and Hymie the Robot will be looking for Chaos. Don't miss it by that much. 540-564-2537