Spring has sprung, the grass has ris' (or is about to), here's a listing of where the beer events is.

Spring brings some big festivals and parties. A few key ones to consider include: 16th Annual Brew Fest at Manayunk Brewing Company ( ); Spring Fest at The Village at Shirlington ( ); Spring Bock Festival at Mad Fox Brewing Company ( ); and 11th Anniversary Party and Big Brew Day at Old Eagle Tavern ( ). More details follow below in their respective state sections.

Cheers, Bryan



Wed. Apr. 16 - Brooklyn Tap Takeover at Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Vintage and rarities from Brooklyn Brewery.

Thu. Apr. 17 - Wild'n Out at Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del. -
12 p.m.; $PAYG; All the sour and puckering beers we can get into your mouth.

Fri. Apr. 18 - Happy Bday Brookside at Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del. -
12 p.m.; $PAYG; A great party with awesome beers.

Sat. Apr. 26 - R2Hop2 at Fordham and Dominion Brewing, Dover, Del. -
12 p.m.-7 p.m.; $10-$50; Featuring the brewery's specialty beers, local artisans, Fordham Bier Dawgs, a keg toss competition, the brewery's root beer, and four bands.!events/c14ak

Sat. Apr. 26 - Delaware on the Deck Multi-Tap Event at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Wilmington, Del. -
3 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Deck opening party and celebration of Delaware's best beers from 16 Mile, 3rd Wave, Argilla, Stewart's, Fordham Brewing Company, Dogfish Head, Twin Lakes, Mispillion River, and both Iron Hills.

Sat. Apr. 26 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. -
3 p.m.; $40; Two of the best things on earth paired them together, Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings.

Mon. Apr. 28 - Newark Beer Dinner at Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del. -
6:30 p.m.; $TBA; More details to come.

Tue. Apr. 29 - Springtime in Belgium Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Newark, Del. -
6:30 p.m.; $65; Five-course dinner served with Belgian Witbier, Saison, The Cannibal, Abbey Dubbel, and Saison Speciale.

Wed. Apr. 30 - Brewer's Dinner at Stewart's Brewing Company, Bear, Del. -
6 p.m.; $40; A four-course dinner paired with beers from Stewart's.

Sun. May 4 - Cinco de Mayo Festival at Santa Fe, Wilmington, Del. -
10 a.m.-12 a.m.; $25; Enjoy the colors and brews from our neighbors on the south side with Mexican beers and awesome music featuring Boogat and the Wild Ones. Street food Mexican-style.

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District of Columbia

Thu. Apr. 17 - Off Color Brewing: Welcome to DC at ChurchKey, Washington, DC -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Seven Off Color brews on tap plus the District debut of Rats in the Ashes, an Off Color/3 Floyds collaboration ale.

Sat. Apr. 19 - Braustomp at the Brewery at DC Brau, Washington, DC -
4 p.m.-10 p.m.; $12; Join DC Brau, the Pietasters, and Caz and the Daylaborers for a day of beer, music, and brewery tours. Grand Slam BBQ will be on hand.

Thu. Apr. 24 - History and Hops at Heurich House Museum, Washington, DC -
Celebrating DC Brau's third anniversary. 202-429-1894

Sat. Apr. 26 - Frühlingsfest at Heurich House Museum, Washington, DC -
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $5-$20; Frühlingsfest is translated as 'Spring Festival' and is known as 'Oktoberfest's little sister' in Germany. It celebrates the end of a cold winter and beginning of spring. 202-429-1894

Fri. May 9 and Sat. May 10 - SAVOR at National Building Museum, Washington, DC -
7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. both days; See website for all the event details and ticket prices.

Sat. May 10 - Maibockfest at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC -
3 p.m.; $TBA; Author Garrett Peck has documented the many historic DC brewers who have their final resting spot in the cemetery, and has created a "Brewers Tour" of these grave sites.

Thu. May 15 - History and Hops at Heurich House Museum, Washington, DC -
Featuring Port City Brewing. 202-429-1894

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Tue. Apr. 15 - Abita Pint Night at Mahaffey's Pub, Baltimore, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; Free glassware and reps from the brewery will be here at 6 p.m.

Wed. Apr. 16 - Sly Fox Pint Night at Frisco Tap House & Brewery, Columbia, Md. -
$PAYG; Beers from Sly Fox Brewing Company.

Thu. Apr. 17 - Evolution Beer Dinner at The Tidewater Inn, Easton, Md. -
6 p.m.; $60; A four-course meal featuring Sprung, Lot No. 3 India Pale Ale, Lucky 7 Porter, and Rise Up Stout.

Fri. Apr. 18 - Terrapin Tap Social at State Line Liquors, Elkton, Md. -
4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Georgia.

Fri. Apr. 18 and Sat. Apr. 19 - Rare and Obscure at Max's, Baltimore, Md. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; We will have over 70 of the rarest and most Obscure beers on draft and a whole bunch in bottles.

Sat. Apr. 19 - Happy 12th Anniversary at Mahaffey's Pub, Baltimore, Md. -
6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; We will be having a free catered buffet at 6:30.

Wed. Apr. 23 - Unibroue Beer Dinner at Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, Md. -
6:30 p.m.; Details TBA.

Fri. Apr. 25 - Cisco Brewing Beer Tasting at Fenwick Beer and Wine, Silver Spring, Md. -
4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of beers from Cisco Brewing.

Sat. Apr. 26 - Baltimore City Paper Brewfest at Broadway Square (Fells Point), Baltimore, Md. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $TBD; A variety of ales and lagers, including local craft brews and our favorite foreign imports.

Sat. May 3 - Real Ale Festival at Pratt Street Ale House, Baltimore, Md. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $40-$60; Featuring casks from Oliver Breweries and tons of other craft brewers.

Sat. May 31 - St. Michaels Brew Fest at The Crab Claw, Town Dock/Foxy's, and Eastern Shore Brewing Company, St. Michaels, Md. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $30; Featuring over 45 beers including one-off's, seasonals, collaborations, and casks from local, regional, and national breweries.

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New Jersey

Tue. Apr. 15 - Full Nelson Beer Release at Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; The release of this single-hopped American IPA.

Tue. Apr. 15 - Carton Tap Invasion at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ -
$PAYG; 25 beers plus one cask from Carton Brewing in Atlantic Highlands.

Thu. Apr. 17 - Nuggest Nectar Release Party at High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; A Nugget Nectar release party.

Thu. Apr. 17 - Port/Lost Brewing Night at Copper Mine Pub, North Arlington, NJ -
$PAYG; Beers from Southern California.

Sat. Apr. 26 - Spring Beer Fest at Geraghty's Pub, Burlington City, NJ -
2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; A beer wonderland with 30+ craft classics and warm weather seasonals pouring both inside and out.

Sat. May 10 - Garden State Brew Fest at Mt. Carmel Fairgrounds, Berkeley Heights, NJ -
1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$125; 30+ local brewers represented with over 60 local brews plus 30 more strange brews.

Sat. May 17 - All-American Beer Garden at High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ -
2 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; American craft beers, a selection of wines and sodas, and gourmet BBQ food.

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Eastern Pennsylvania

Tue. Apr. 15 - Full Moon Firkin at Tröegs, Hershey, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; A bartop firkin of fun.

Tue. Apr. 15 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. -
6:30 p.m.; $35; Some of our seasonal favorites like Summer Love, Swing Session Saison, White Monkey, and more, all delightfully paired with some exceptional cheeses.

Tue. Apr. 15 - Minnesotan Comfort Food with Summit Brewery at Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $TBA; More details to come.

Tue. Apr. 15 - Teresa's Travels at Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; Beers and foods from Switzerland.

Wed. Apr. 16 - Beer School at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Learn a little something about the beer we love to serve and where 100% of your Beer School donation goes directly to Share Our Strength.

Thu. Apr. 17 - Liquid Hero Sampling at Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. -
4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples of one of York's newest breweries.

Thu. Apr. 17 - Liquid Hero at Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; New on the Main Line direct from York, Pa.

Fri. Apr. 18 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; See which delicious brews will be on the hand pumps next to our year-round Chester County Bitter.

Fri. Apr. 18 - Ithaca Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; All taps will feature the brewery of the month, Ithaca Brewing Company.

Fri. Apr. 18 - Quacky Easter/Hoppy Easter from Duck-Rabbit at Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Duck Rabbit's Milk Stout, Hoppy Bunny, and Doppelbock on tap and prizes for the best dressed man and best dressed woman.

Fri. Apr. 18 - Deschutes Brewery Draft Launch Party at The Fridge, Lancaster, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; Celebrate the much-anticipated Lancaster release of Deschutes beers on tap.

Sat. Apr. 19 - Hoppy Easter at The Fridge, Lancaster, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; Some of the greatest hoppy beers for our hop-loving customers.

Sat. Apr. 19 - 6th Anniversary Beer Bash at Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $PAYG; A day full of frivolity, inside and out.

Sat. Apr. 19 - Split Thy Skull XIX at Tattooed Mom's, Philadelphia, Pa. -
1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; A dozen regional and national barelywines to delight the senses in big, bold, and beautiful ways.

Sat. Apr. 19 - Dillsburg Home Brew Fest at Noonan's Tavern at Range End Golf Course, Dillsburg, Pa. -
2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$25; Sampling, finger food, door prizes, and raffle baskets. See website for details how to enter your homebrew and/or wine.

Sat. Apr. 19 - Easter Hopfest at Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, Pa. -
$PAYG; Lagunitas Sucks, Bell's HopSlam, Otto's Triple D, Troegs Nugget Nectar, Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Great Lakes Chill Wave, Deschutes Hop Henge, and much more to come.

Sun. Apr. 20 - Everyone Must Drink Stone at Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; A bunch of extra interesting Stone beers on tap, and Stone's rep, Lee, has Stone gear for sale at discount prices.

Tue. Apr. 22 - Earth Day at London Grill, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; Vermont Beers by Long Trail, Wolavers, and Otter Creek.

Tue. Apr. 22 - Teresa's Travels at Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; Beers and foods from Spain.

Wed. Apr. 23 - Bella Vista Beer Night at The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; New drafts coming from Bella Vista and j the audiophile spinning cool mixes.

Wed. Apr. 23 - Local 44 Collaboration Beer at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; The launch of our newest collaboration beer, Unity, a Kölsch-style brewed with Hersbrucker Hops for us by Victory Brewing Company.

Wed. Apr. 23 - Resurrection Ale House Collaboration Beer at Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; The launch of our newest collaboration beer, Unity, a Kölsch-style brewed with Hersbrucker Hops for us by Victory Brewing Company.

Wed. Apr. 23 - Strangelove's Is Turning One at Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; An extra special draft line up plus the debut of Strangelove's t-shirts for sale to the shirtless masses.

Thu. Apr. 24 - Lancaster Brewing Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn, Yardley, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $55; A fun beer dinner featuring the beers of Lancaster Brewing Company.

Fri. Apr. 25 - Local Farmhouse Ales at Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Local flavor, Belgian-style, with six farmhouse ales and lagers and Belgian-inspired dinner features.

Fri. Apr. 25 - Meet The Brew Crew from Stone Brewing Co. at Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. -
8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Mingle with Stone Quality Assurance Supervisor and Production Warehouse Lead. Rick and Robbie are in town to celebrate the national release of Spröcketbier, a black rye Kölsch.

Sat. Apr. 26 - McCoole's Beer Festival at McCoole's Arts & Events, Quakertown, Pa. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$75; Over 75 unique beers, live music, great food, craft vendors, beer trivia, homebrew competition, and more.

Sat. Apr. 26 - 16th Annual Brew Fest at Manayunk Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$45; Simply Saison's, a collection of delicious Saisons and Farmhouse style beers from local and regional craft breweries as well as world-renowned breweries including Brasserie Dupont, Allagash, Ommegang, Lost Abbey, and others. Entertainment by the The Fermentors.

Sat. Apr. 26 - PA Flavor at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$75; Attendees will be able to sample from all vendors and be able to purchase take home items from all food producers, as well as sample the numerous beers brewed from around the state and partake in restaurant samples.

Sat. Apr. 26 - Rock & Hops at Deer Lake Pub and Restaurant, Orwigsburg, Pa. -
3 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG; An outdoor music fest featuring ten bands from Blind Pigeon Records & ten Tröegs brews on tap.

Sat. Apr. 26 - Big Brew PA Beer Festival at Valley Forge Casino & Resort, Valley Forge, Pa. -
4 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15-$80; Details to come.

Sat. Apr. 26 - Beer and Brewing 101 at Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa. -
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $39.98; An introduction to how beer is made, major beer styles, and brewing history.

Sat. Apr. 26 - Microfest: IPA Fest at Stoudt's Brewing Company, Adamstown, Pa. -
6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $TBA; Details to come.

Sun. Apr. 27- Prism Beer Tasting Event at Tex Mex Connection, North Wales, Pa. -
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $TBA; Four awesome beers from Prism Brewery and four unique tapas style plates from Tex Mex.

Sun. Apr. 27- Fare Festival at The Fuge, Warminster -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $70; A unique festival that brings together craft beer, small batch spirits, local wines, and some of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia area at a unique and historical venue. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1, a 100% volunteer firehouse.

Sun. Apr. 27 - West Philly Homebrew Competition at Dock Street Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$10; Includes cover, sampling, and voting rights.

Mon. Apr. 28 - Where's The Beef, A Vegan Beer Dinner at World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $45; Our first ever Vegan Beer Dinner where all food items will be 100% vegan and all beers will be styles made without animal product coming from breweries who do not use any animal products in their fining process.

Tue. Apr. 29 - Teresa's Travels at Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; Beers and foods from Canada.

Wed. Apr. 30 - KBS Midnight Tapping at Side Bar, West Chester, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; At least a half dozen big beers from Founders including a midnight tapping of Kentucky Breakfast Stout.

Fri. May 2 - Spring House Beer Tasting at Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Spring House, in Conestoga, Pa.

Sat. May 3 - Maifest at BrauHaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa. -
11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG to $100 VIP; See website for list of VIP tickets perks.

Sat. May 3 - Washington Crossing Brewfest at Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, Pa. -
12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; $10-$40; Beer from regional and national brewers. There will also be great live music.

Sat. May 3 - McCoole's Whiskey, Wine, and Homebrew Festival at McCoole's Arts & Events, Quakertown, Pa. -
3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $10-$75; Unlimited samples of premium whiskeys, wines, and homebrewed beer.

Sat. May 3 - Black Tie Blue Jean Fundraiser at Victory Brewing Company, Parkesburg, Pa. -
7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $75; Be part of the first public event at the new state of the art Victory Brewing facility with a guided tour provided by Victory's staff, 3 beers, and tasty buffet. Proceeds benefit Octorara Community Stadium Task Force.

Sun. May 4 - Bock Fest and Goat Races at Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. -
11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; Family friendly festival of authentic German food and oompah music with more Bock beers flowing than ever before.

Sun. May 4 - 11th Anniversary and Big Brew Day at Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; Come celebrate our 11th Anniversary and Big Brew Day.

Sat. May 10 - BrewFest at Mount Hope Estate and Winery, Mount Hope, Pa. -
11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $20-$45; A variety of different breweries from across the country, while enjoying live music and complimentary food.

Sat. May 10 - Bocks and Brats at Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. -
11 a.m..; $PAYG; Two days of Bock beers and housemade sausages.

Sat. May 10 - Yardley Beer Fest along the Delaware River, Yardley, Pa. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$65; Over 50 breweries and 100+ beers to sample. Music, food, and Homebrewers corner.

Sat. May 10 - Pints For Pets at Blair County Ballpark, Altoona, Pa. -
1 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $35-$40; All ticket proceeds go directly to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.

Sat. May 17 - Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers' Fest at Iron Hill, Media, Pa. -
1 p.m.; $5-$45; Proceeds to benefit the Media Youth Center.

Sat. May 31 - International Great Beer Expo at Philadelphia Naval Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. -
12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$75; Showcasing more than 50 breweries from across the globe.

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Tue. Apr. 15 - Steal The Glass at Capital Ale House, Harrisonburg, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring their Baltic Porter, Morning Glory Espresso Stout and Millenium Barleywine.

Thu. Apr. 17 - Stone Beer Dinner at Magnolias at the Mill, Purcellville, Va. -
7 p.m.; $80; Expect to taste plenty of old favorite beers as well as and get to know some of your new favorite beers with a five-course, seven-beer dinner. 540-338-9800

Sat. Apr. 19 - 20th Anniversary Party at Legend Brewing Company, Richmond, Va. -
$PAYG; Details to follow.

Sun. Apr. 20 - 20 On The 20th at Legend Brewing Company, Richmond, Va. -
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $PAYG; On the 20th of each month in 2014, the brewery taps a special cask-conditioned pin made by a local Richmond celebrity.

Sat. Apr. 26 - Spring Fest at The Village at Shirlington, Arlington, Va. -
12 p.m.-7 p.m.; $30; We will have 45+ breweries giving out 4 ounce samples, local food vendors and music by DJ Julius.

Sun. Apr. 27 - Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival at downtown Williamsburg, Va. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $30-$35; Featuring 20 different craft beers served by 10 different breweries from Virginia and around the country, live music by The Hark, and food available for purchase from Paul's Deli & Restaurant and College Delly.

Sun. Apr. 27 - Devil's Backbone Beer Pairing Dinner at Griffin Tavern, Flint Hill, Va. -
6 p.m.; $65; Four-course meal served with Pear Lager Trio, Vienna Lager, 8 Point IPA, and Azrael.

Sun. Apr. 27 - Hardywood Twilight 4-miler at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, Va. -
6:30 p.m.; Participants will run a 4-mile course which begins and ends at the brewery. The after party will feature local food trucks and a live set of Alt. Country/Americana/Folk Rock.

Sat. May 3 - Spring Bock Festival at Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, Va. -
$PAYG; Award-winning bocks and other seasonal brews on the Market Square with free admission and live music by Justin Trawick Band.

Sat. May 10 - Of Ale and History Beer Festival at Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, Va. -
11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$25; Live music will be performed by Souled Out and Cazhmiere.

Sat. May 17 - Natural Bridge Craft Beer Festival at Stone Bridge Center, Natural Bridge Station, Va. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$50; Over 100 different craft beers to sample from the best local, regional, and national breweries.

Sat. May 17 and Sun. May 18 - Virginia Beer Festival at Town Point Park, Norfolk, Va. -
2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $15-$75; International premium beers, hand crafted domestics and local brews comprise a selection of over 125 tap handles.

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West Virginia

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