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MABN Hop Tips, MID-JUNE 2018

Hi Everybody. Here are some reminders from the June Hop Tips along with some new events that have popped up. If you can't get to an event, support your local brewery/brewpub.

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June 23, Ephrata Brewfest at Whistle Stop Plaza, Ephrata, PA -
Not only is this a great beer festival to enjoy PA beer exclusively, but this is also being held for a good cause. All proceeds for this event benefit the following three non-profit organizations: The Ephrata Public Library, The Ephrata Rec Center and Downtown Ephrata, Inc. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-ephrata-brewfest-tickets-35675296773

August 4-  - Workhouse Brewfest Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia -

Workhouse Brewfest spotlights craft brews, artisan spirits, and fine wine from Northern Virginia, throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and from the Mid-Atlantic region. The event will feature over 100 samples from over 30 breweries, bands, lawn games, and open galleries full of amazing original works of art at the Workhouse Arts Center - a working art studio at a former historic prison.. 1:00 PM-8:00 PM, $15 - $85. 703-584-2900,http://www.workhousebrewfest.org

August 11- BREWSTOCK , Middletown, Virginia - 
Brewstock Music Festival and Beer Event at Backroom Brewery in Middletown, VA is a revival of the original Woodstock music festival.  Backroom Brewery is farm brewery and offers this event on 25 acres of farm land in the scenic Shenandoah River Valley.  Bands will pay tribute to performers such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, CCR, Santana,  Sha Na Na and others.   500 primitive campsites available for Friday and Saturday nights.  Tickets available on Event Brite.   Food Trucks.  Beer Tent.  . 12:30 PM-10:00 PM, Tickets available on Event Brite. 540869-8482, www.brewstockbrb.com


Delaware

June 21, Community Beer Collaboration at Crooked Hammock Brewery, Lewes, DE -
In our first ever "Community Beer Collaboration, " we need YOUR help with the naming, and art design of our gluten-free açai gose! 302-644-7837

June 21, Movies on Tap: Revenge of the Nerds + Bellefonte Brewing at Penn Cinema Riverfront, Wilmington, DE -
Celebrating great local beer and movies while proudly supporting our community. Movies on Tap has raised over $14, 000 this year! 302-656-4314

June 21, Bonsai And Beer Night at Midnight Oil Brewery, Wilmington, DE -
We will begin the evening with a brewery tour, followed by a beer tasting and a bonsai workshop! This makes a great night out with friends, date night, girls night, guys night out or come solo and meet new people! 302-286-7641

June 22, Fun in the Sun Beer Experience at Dogfish Head Brewpub, Rehoboth Beach, DE -
Let's have some 'Fun in the Sun!' Join us for some summer-esque dishes and delectable brews during our June Beer Experience … because what better way to celebrate the warm-weathered months than with a culinary escape that's sure to satiate! 302-226-2739

June 28, Where The Wild Brews Are at Delaware Center For Horticulture, Wilmington, DE -
Brewer Craig Wensell will discuss Wild Ales, defining the different types of beer commonly referred to as Wild or Sour Beer. We will discuss tasting notes and the process of creating the array of styles in the Wild and Sour world. 302-658-6262


District of Columbia

June 18, Drag Bingo at Right Proper Brewing Shaw, Washington, DC -
Hosted by Desiree Dik, we'll have fun, prizes, and of course, beer! 20607-2337

June 30, Backyard Beach Party at Heurich House, Washington, DC -
Kick back, relax in a kiddie pool surrounded by plastic flamingos, and enjoy an Aslin beer in our Castle Garden! 202-429-1894

June 30, Red White & Brew Festival in the Akridge Lot at Buzzard Point, Washington, DC -
Show your patriotic colors while you kick back with friends, food, tunes and a sweet selection of reds, whites and brews. There's no better way to raise a flag (and a toast) to Uncle Sam than by drinking in America's fruits of the vine and amber waves of grain. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-white-brew-festival-june-30-2018-tickets-45879060505?aff=efbeventtix


Maryland

June 15, Rails & Ales at B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD -
Experience the most important American railroad collection in the world while enjoying some of America's best craft beers. 410-752-2490

June 16, Pedals For Pints! at Antietam Brewery, Hagerstown, MD -
Bring a used bicycle to Antietam Brewery to donate (all sizes, helmets welcome too) to Children in Need, Inc. while you enjoy a pint of beer! $1.00 of every pint sold goes to Children in Need, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/events/1025972500898929/

June 16, 3rd Annual Beer & BBQ Stroll in Downtown Westminster, Westminster, MD -
Enjoy a tasting of #MD Brews and BBQ at this Sip, Shop & Stroll event as Main Street transforms into a Beer & BBQ Mart. https://apm.activecommunities.com/westminstercityrec/Activity_Search/2018-beer-bbq-stroll-ticket/169

June 17, Fatherhood Beer Fest at Sunset Park, Ocean City, MD -
The ultimate Father's Day experience!!! Tasting of Local crafted beer, food, entertainment...while enjoying the OC air show on Downtown Ocean City! Portion of proceeds to benefit Prostate Cancer Foundation. https://www.salle.life/events

June 22, Seawolf Brewery's CAT SHOT American Craft Lager Release Event at Bar Oak, Annapolis, MD -
Flight Suits and Flight Jackets Encouraged, Aviator Glasses Provided. Meet our Brewmaster Bob Rupprecht and the Seawolf Brewery Team. Flight Mission Briefing by "Punk's War" Author and F-14 Tom Cat Aviator Ward Carroll -USNA 82'-. Let's talk Maryland craft beer. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seawolf-brewerys-cat-shot-american-craft-lager-green-light-release-even

June 23, Brewer's Summer Kickoff at Brewer's Cask, Baltimore, MD -
An all day summer celebration featuring some fantastic brews by local legends RAR Brewing Flying Dog Brewery & Manor Hill Brewing. Some very special one off releases to co-exist with live music all day and some hula-themed food specials for the weekend! 410-273-9377

June 23, Historic St Mary's City Beerfest at City Museum, St. Mary's City, MD -
Standard tickets include a commemorative sampling glass and four (4) free tasting tickets. $20 per ticket is tax deductible. stmaryscitybeerfest.org

June 23, Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival at Rash Field-Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD -
This is the 5TH ANNUAL Maryland Tradition! The Festival is an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza complete with over 30, 000 crabs, lots of beer, arts & crafts, live music, family fun and so much more! 410-878-9900


New Jersey

June 16, 2018 Bikes And Beers at Flying Fish Brewing, Somerdale, NJ -
Bikes and Beers FLYING FISH features a 15-mile and 30-mile ride departing from Flying Fish Brewery and traveling through the beautiful region of Somerdale, NJ. 856-504-3442

June 21, Bell's Brewery NJ Launch Event at Revolution, Morristown, NJ -
Help us give them a warm NJ welcome and join us for some Bell's craft beers! 973-455-0033

June 23, Cape May Hops Festival at Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ -
This all-day outdoor family festival will feature local breweries, live music on the outdoor stage, and food vendors serving up some tasty BBQ favorites, plus a crafts and collectibles show and kids activities. 609-884-5404

June 23, NJ Beer Festival aboard the Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ -
Guests attending the Beer Festival will also get a tour of the Battleship, rock to music from the Cabin Dogs and enjoy some great pub food -- all aboard the World's Greatest Battleship. https://newjerseybeer.ticketleap.com/

June 23-24, Somerville's Craft Beer Fest 2018 on N. Bridge St., Somerville, NJ -
We are back with another Somerville Craft Beer Fest presented by Tapastre and Project PUB. We are excited about this year's fest and have some new announcements coming like our Giant Beer Pong Tournament!! https://www.facebook.com/events/2091699024401501/


Pennsylvania

June 16, West Chester Craft Beer Festival at Melton Arts & Ed Center, West Chester, PA -
This will be the 2nd Annual West Chester Craft Beer Festival! We're going to have an amazing lineup of breweries and beers. https://tickets.beerfests.com/event/westchesterbeerfest

June 17, Father's Day Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout Brunch at Federal Taphouse, Harrisburg, PA -
Father's Day June 17, 2018 we will be tapping kegs of Founders KBS 2017, CBS 2017, KBS 2018. 717-525-8077

June 19, Screening + Q&A at Boneshire Brew Works, Harrisburg, PA -
Screening of the GK Visual-produced craft beer documentary, Poured in PA at Boneshire Brew Works. Q&A with the production team follows. 717-412-7814

June 22, Delco Beef & Beer at 2SP Brewing, Aston, PA -
2SP is hosting 'Delco Beef & Beer' benefiting our first responders of Chester and Aston Townships. Event will be held in the brewery on Friday, June 22nd, from 6-9pm. 484-483-7860

June 22-24, 1st Anniversary Weekend Party at Root Down Brewing, Phoenixville, PA -
Root Down celebrates 1 year strong with a weekend of partying! We will have giveaways and more announcements as we get closer to the weekend. 484-393-2337

June 23, Summer Ale Festival at Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA -
Summer Ale Festival combines exceptional food and drink with live music and games while in the company of wildlife! 215-243-1100

June 23, 10 Year Anniversary Party & Can Release at Roy-Pitz Barrel House, Philadelphia, PA -
We'll be rocking all day at the Barrel House in Philadelphia, with beer and food specials, art exhibits, special guests, music, rare beers, and for the first time ever - we'll have cans! 215-995-6792

June 23, Lansdale Beer Tasting Festival on the Football Field, Lansdale, PA -
The Lansdale Beer Tasting Festival is a fundraising event with all proceeds going to charitable organizations. It is intended to be an opportunity to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, great music, and great people. 267-467-2551

June 23, Weyerbacher's 23rd Anniversary Party at The Tap Room, Easton, PA -
COME ONE, COME ALL! Welcome to the center ring of our circus here at Weyerbacher. We're turning 23 on June 23rd! Come out and help us celebrate 23 years of brewing delicious, mischievous brews. This year our theme celebrates the absurdity and entertainment of the circus. 610-559-5561

June 23, Ephrata Brewfest at Whistle Stop Plaza, Ephrata, PA -
Not only is this a great beer festival to enjoy PA beer exclusively, but this is also being held for a good cause. All proceeds for this event benefit the following three non-profit organizations: The Ephrata Public Library, The Ephrata Rec Center and Downtown Ephrata, Inc. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-ephrata-brewfest-tickets-35675296773

June 23, Snack Town Brewfest at Good Field, Hanover, PA -
Celebrate Hanover's rich snack food heritage by pairing tasty treats with local craft beer and wine on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in the Snack Food Capital! Over 40 breweries and wineries will fill Good Field. https://www.facebook.com/events/1710915638960854/

June 27, The Brewery Comedy TOUR at Round Guys Brewing Underground, Lansdale, PA -
Featuring some of the best NYC and LA based comedians without NYC/LA prices because we know your money is important to you. 267-238-6085


Virginia

June 15-16, Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival at The Plateau, National Harbor, MD -
Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin' and barbeque eatin'.410-878-9900

June 16, New Town Summer Fest on Sullivan Square, Williamsburg, VA -
Come get your commemorative glass and listen to live music by The Michael Clarke Band. Enjoy members of the Williamsburg Tasting Trail including Virginia Beer Company, Silver Hand Meadery, Williamsburg Alewerks, Williamsburg Winery, Billsburg Brewery and Copper Fox Distillery. http://www.ironboundgym.com/index.php/store#!/Summer-Fest-Tickets/p/34888971/category=5340003

June 16, IPA JamBEERee at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery, Roanoke, VA -
Enjoy more than a dozen local IPAs from Starr Hill and flights of special collaborations brewed with Virginia breweries from across the Commonwealth that are *only available* at IPA JamBEERee! 540-685-2012

June 16, Shenandoah Valley Blues & Virginia Brews Festival 2018 at the Club At Ironwood, Staunton, VA -
Celebrate the Blues accompanied by some of the best Virginia microbreweries in the area and a wide variety of local BBQ and craft vendors. 540-213-2213

June 16, Father's Day Eve at Random Row Brewing, Charlottesville, VA -
Fatherhood is a team sport. This year, Dads in the Charlottesville area are celebrating fatherhood together by connecting, laughing and sharing stories the night before Father's Day. 434-284-8466

June 23, The Lupulin Effect: IPA Festival at Smartmouth Pilot House, Virginia Beach, VA -
Yes, we're going all in on this mighty plant from the Cannabaceae family with 11 different IPAs, just waiting to get in your head. Enjoy new creations and well-crafted standards from Smartmouth and several of your favorite Virginia breweries.757-624-3939

June 23, 2018 Virginia Tech Summer Beer Festival at Holtzman Alumni Center, Blacksburg, VA -
Come experience a unique beer festival at the Holtzman Alumni Center with live entertainment; special guest appearances; and over beers from local, regional, and national breweries. https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/beer2018

August 4-  - Workhouse Brewfest Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia -
Workhouse Brewfest spotlights craft brews, artisan spirits, and fine wine from Northern Virginia, throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and from the Mid-Atlantic region. The event will feature over 100 samples from over 30 breweries, bands, lawn games, and open galleries full of amazing original works of art at the Workhouse Arts Center - a working art studio at a former historic prison.. 1:00 PM-8:00 PM, $15 - $85. 703-584-2900,http://www.workhousebrewfest.org

August 11- BREWSTOCK , Middletown, Virginia - 
Brewstock Music Festival and Beer Event at Backroom Brewery in Middletown, VA is a revival of the original Woodstock music festival.  Backroom Brewery is farm brewery and offers this event on 25 acres of farm land in the scenic Shenandoah River Valley.  Bands will pay tribute to performers such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, CCR, Santana,  Sha Na Na and others.   500 primitive campsites available for Friday and Saturday nights.  Tickets available on Event Brite.   Food Trucks.  Beer Tent.  . 12:30 PM-10:00 PM, Tickets available on Event Brite. 540869-8482, www.brewstockbrb.com


West Virginia

June 23, Zoo Brew at Oglebay Good Zoo, Wheeling, WV -
Sample more than 50 different finely crafted beers and other adult beverages. Savor delicious cuisine from a variety of local restaurants. Stroll through several sections of your zoo to experience the animals. 304-243-4100