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Back to school means back to beer, or for many of us, simply a continuation of beer. September and the coming weeks offer plenty of great ways in which to enjoy our favorite beverage. Pumpkin beers descended upon us in earnest last month. Oktoberfest celebrations, or variations on the theme, are rolling out the barrel just about anywhere good beer is found. There's even a multi-city — connected by ferry — festival to keep things interesting.

There's plenty to choose from below, so grab a beer and make a list of where you'll be studying the subject of great beer this month.

Cheers, Bryan Kolesar

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Delaware

Thu. Sept. 4 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. -
6 p.m.; $40; Two of the best things paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings. queentickets.worldcafelive.com/event/660799-grilled-cheese-craft-beer-wilmington

Sat. Sept. 6 - Brews By The Bay at Cape May & Lewes Ferry Terminals, Lewes, Del. and Cape May, NJ -
12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $5-$60; A celebration of more than twenty local breweries from both Delaware and New Jersey. brewsbythebay.ticketleap.com/2014-brews-by-the-bay

Sat. Sept. 6 - Historic Odessa Brew Fest at Historic Odessa Foundation, Odessa, Del. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$65; An opportunity to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, great music, and great people. odessabrewfest.com

Sat. Sept. 13 - Out of Our Gourds at Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. -
1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; Eight pumpkin beers, three guest breweries, and plenty of pumpkin-inspired fare. ironhillbrewery.com/wilmington/monthly-events.htm

Sun. Sept. 14 - Dinosaurs: Wine and Beer Tasting Festival at Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington, Del. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $45-$65; Fun, food, fine wine, and craft beer all for a good cause. delmnh.org/WineAndDinosaurs2014.php

Tue. Sept. 16 - Yards vs. Sly Fox Beer Dinner at Tyler Fitzgerald's, Wilmington, Del. -
Details TBA. yardsbrewing.com/events/event/beer-dinner-tyler-fitzgeralds-yards-vs-sly-fox

Thu. Sept. 18 - Bday Party #2 at Two Stones Pub, Wilmington, Del. -
12 p.m.; $PAYG; Giveaways and phenomenal beers on tap. twostonespub.com/events-W.php

Thu. Sept. 18 - Beer & Grilled Cheese Pairing at Iron Hill, Newark, Del. -
5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Unique grilled cheese sandwiches paired with Boulder Bank IPA, Blackburn Stout, Pumpkin Weiss, and Abbey Dubbel. ironhillbrewery.com/newark/monthly-events.htm

Sat. Sept. 27 - Harvest Hop Fest at World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $42; Sample offerings from over thirty breweries. queentickets.worldcafelive.com/event/651697-wilmington-s-second-annual-wilmington

Sat. Sept. 27 - Red Shoe and Brew at Twin Lakes Brewery, Greenville, Del. -
2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $55; An afternoon of barbeque, beer, live music, lawn games, silent auction, brewery tours, and more. This outdoor event raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. rmhde.org/special-events/red-shoe-and-brew

Sun. Sept. 28 - Dogfish Dash at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Del. -
9 a.m.; $35; A 5k or 10k road race and a post-race party on the grounds of the brewery. dogfishdash.dogfish.com

Sat. Oct. 11 - Delaware Wine and Beer Festival at Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover, Del. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$35; Celebrating all things Delaware — "Drink Local, Eat Local and Buy Local" — the festival will feature Delaware wineries, breweries, distilleries, artisans, and eateries. delawarewineandbeerfestival.com

Sat. Oct. 11 - Delaware Homebrew Championship at Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover, Del. -
See website for homebrew submission rules. delawarewineandbeerfestival.com

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District of Columbia

Sat. Sept. 6 - Atlas Anniversary Party at Atlas Brewing Company, Washington, DC -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10; DC's best food trucks will be serving up their specialties and three of the area's hottest bands will take the stage. Your ticket includes admission to the event, your first Atlas beer, and a donation to Washington Humane Society. atlasbrewworks.com

Sat. Sept. 13 - Snallygaster at The Yards, Washington, DC -
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; $30-$50; No fewer than 250 incomparable craft beers and ciders, and feature the best of the best in food trucks, music, entertainment, and family fun. snallygasterdc.com

Sat. Sept. 20 - Oktoberfest at Heurich House Museum, Washington, DC -
Showcasing DC breweries. heurichhouse.org/events

Tue. Sept. 23 - Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Belga Café, Washington, DC -
6:30 p.m.; $59; A four- course menu with a variety of unique Octoberfest beers. belgacafe.com/pages/events.asp

Tue. Sept. 23 - Barracks Row on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC -
11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; Annual fall celebration with a Fall Festival Beer Garden hosted by Cava, Belga Café, and Matchbox. barracksrow.org/index.php/2014-fall-festival.html

Sat. Sept. 27 - Das Best Oktoberfest at DC Armory, Washington, DC -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $25-$59; Live music, great food, contests, and over 150 beers, wines, and schnapps. dasbestoktoberfest.com/washington-dc/show-info

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Maryland

Wed. Sept. 3 - Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Release and Charity Event at Max's, Baltimore, Md. -
5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; We will be kicking of this year's Ten Fidy on draft and will be raising money for the Believe in Tomorrow Kayak race. maxs.com

Wed. Sept. 3 - Tröegs Brewery Pint Night at Frisco Tap House & Brewery, Columbia, Md. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Enjoy some rare Scratch Beer as well as a firkin of new seasonal, Hop Knife Harvest Ale. friscotaphouse.com/calendar.html

Thu. Sept. 4 - Devils Backbone Relaunch at Mahaffey's, Baltimore, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of beers from Devils Backbone to welcome them back to the area, free glassware, and brewery reps at 6 p.m. mahaffeyspub.com/wp/ai1ec_event/devils-backbone-relaunch-into-md

Sat. Sept. 6 - Pocomoketoberfest at Cypress Park, Pocomoke City, Md. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $5-$30; Eastern Shore wine and beer, arts and crafts, food, and live music. pocomoke.com/pocomoketoberfest

Sat. Sept. 6 - Devils Backbone Welcome Back Event at Max's, Baltimore, Md. -
1 p.m.; $PAYG; We are welcoming back Devils Backbone brewery after a short hiatus out of the market. We will have some of their killers brews on draft. maxs.com

Sat. Sept. 6 - Bags & Beer Cornhole Tournament at Monocacy Brewing Company, Frederick, Md. -
3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $10-$80; To raise money for the Network for Victim Recovery of DC and their sexual assault response services. monocacybrewing.com/events/2nd-annual-bags-beer-cornhole-tournament

Sat. Sept. 6 and Sat. Sept. 20 - Beginner Brewing Class at Maryland Homebrew, Columbia, Md. -
12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $20; Come learn how to brew your own beer from Terry Hosford at Maryland Homebrew. He will show how to steep your grain through pitching the yeast while covering everything in the middle and the end. mdhb.com/events.php

Tue. Sept. 9 - Victory Pint Night at Mahaffey's, Baltimore, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of beers from Victory, free glassware, and brewery reps at 6 p.m. mahaffeyspub.com/wp/ai1ec_event/victory-brewing-company-pint-night

Wed. Sept. 10 - Cask Night at The Brewer's Art, Baltimore, Md. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; A special cask tapping, unavailable anywhere else. thebrewersart.com/#!/page_events

Wed. Sept. 10 - Nebraska Pint Night at Frisco Tap House & Brewery, Columbia, Md. -
7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Nebraska Brewing Company. friscotaphouse.com/calendar.html

Fri. Sept. 12 - Ommegang Tasting at Old Line Bistro, Beltsville, Md. -
5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free; Tasting samples from New York's Ommegang Brewery. oldlinewine.com/events

Sat. Sept. 13 - Beer and Bacon Festival at Heavy Seas, Halethorpe, Md. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $39-$49; 8+ bacons, 12+ Heavy Seas beers on draft and cask, decadent dishes made with bacon from 8+ Baltimore restaurants, live music, and on-site bacon cooking. hsbeer.com/event/beer-bacon-festival

Sat. Sept. 13 - Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $20-$40; Over 120 beers from more than 45 regional and national craft breweries, informative seminars, live music, fine cuisine, and many arts, crafts, and specialty food exhibitors. theannapoliscraftbeerandmusicfestival.com

Tue. Sept. 16 - DuClaw Pint Night at Mahaffey's, Baltimore, Md. -
3 p.m.; $PAYG; A lineup of beers from DuClaw, free glassware, and brewery reps at 6 p.m. mahaffeyspub.com/wp/ai1ec_event/duclaw-pint-night-7

Sat. Sept. 20 - Real Ale Festival at DuClaw Brewing Company, Bel Air, Md. -
11 a.m.-4 p.m.; $55-$65; Enjoy unlimited samples of cask-conditioned ales from over 20 renowned craft brewers, an amazing free food buffet, and live music. 443-559-9900

Sat. Sept. 20 - Full Tilt Hop Harbor Release at Max's, Baltimore, Md. -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; We will be kicking off Full Tilt's newest Double IPA along with some of their other great beers. maxs.com

Sun. Sept. 21 - Oskar Blues Welcome Back Kayakers at Max's, Baltimore, Md. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; We will be welcoming back the group of Kayakers into Baltimore after their long trip from Ocean City. We will be featuring a ton of Oskar Blues beers on draft and will also have a silent auction. maxs.com

Wed. Sept. 24 - Farmer's Table Beer Dinner at Brewer's Alley, Frederick, Md. -
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $45; Six-course, six-beer dinner of fresh ingredients resulting in great tasting food and beer. brewers-alley.com/ai1ec_event/farmers-table-beer-dinner/?instance_id=12648

Fri. Sept. 26 through Sun. Sept. 28 - German Beer Fest at Max's, Baltimore, Md. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; We will have over sixty German beers on draft and tons in bottles. Also featuring a full German-inspired food menu. We will have sample sizes, pints, steins, boots, and two-liter Boots. maxs.com

Sat. Sept. 27 - Maryland Microbrewers Festival at Union Mills Homestead, Westminster, Md. -
11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $5-$20; Celebrate the best of Maryland's handcrafted and distinctive microbrews. marylandmicrobreweryfestival.com

Sat. Sept. 27 - All Grain Brewing Class at Maryland Homebrew, Columbia, Md. -
10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $20; Joe O'Keefe will cover the how's, why's, and what if's of all-grain homebrewing. mdhb.com/events.php

Wed. Oct. 1 - Heavy Seas Beer Dinner at Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, Md. -
Details TBA. victoriagastropub.com/whats-happening

Fri. Oct. 10 through Sun. Oct. 19 - Baltimore Beer Week at establishments around Baltimore, Md. -
See website for continually growing list of events and details. baltimorebeerweek.com

Sat. Oct. 11 - Das Best Oktoberfest at M & T Stadium Parking Lot, Baltimore, Md. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $25-$59; Live music, great food, contests, and over 150 beers, wines, and schnapps. 410-878-9900

Sat. Oct. 11 and Sun. Oct. 12 - Good Beer Festival and Homebrew Competition at Pemberton Park, Salisbury, Md. -
12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $5-$60; Unlimited tastings of over 125 different beers, including a Local Beer Garden which offers the experience of Eastern Shore breweries. New this year, the festival will introduce a Home Brewer's Garden sponsored by Xtreme Brewing — see website for homebrew competition rules. goodbeerfestival.com

Sat. Oct. 18 - Real Ale Festival at Pratt Street Ale House, Baltimore, Md. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $40-$60; Featuring casks from Oliver Brewing Company and tons of other craft brewers. prattstreetalehouse.com/events/real-ale-festival

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New Jersey

Wednesdays in September - Barrel-aged Wednesdays at Flying Fish, Somerdale, NJ -
4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; A new barrel-aged beer each Wednesday. flyingfish.com/events/calendar/&year=2014&month=09

Sat. Sept. 6 - Flying Fish 5K at Flying Fish Brewing Company, Somerdale, NJ -
10 a.m.-6 p.m.; $45; A 5-k run, fun 'n' games, live music, all timed perfectly for the release of the 2013 GABF Silver Medal winning Oktoberfish Fest Beer. flyingfish.com/events/calendar/&year=2014&month=09

Sat. Sept. 6 - Brews By The Bay at Cape May-Lewes Ferry in both Cape May, NJ and Lewes, Del. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $40-$45; Tickets will be sold for each individual side or as a combo ticket for both sides. A combo ticket includes a round trip foot passenger ferry ticket. brewsbythebay.ticketleap.com

Sat. Sept. 6 - Brew Blast on the Battleship at The Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$45; Join the MGK air staff for a day of craft beer sampling and live classic rock while on the tented deck of one of our nation's most revered battleships. All tickets include a free tour of the Battleship. There will also be great food, available for purchase. wmgk.com/news/story.aspx?id=2009624

Sat. Sept. 6 - Welcome, Great Pumpkin at Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; Pumpkin-inspired fare, specialty pint glass for sale, the Great Imperial Pumpkin Ale on draft and on sale in 750 ML bottles, and other local pumpkin beers from Manayunk Brewery, Weyerbacher, Smuttynose, Dogfish Head, and Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery. ironhillbrewery.com/mapleshade/monthly-events.htm

Wed. Sept. 10 - Ancient Ales at HopsScotch, Jersey City, NJ -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Tapas-style food pairing with each beer plus glassware, keychain, and stone coaster giveaways. hopsscotch.com

Thu. Sept. 11 - Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Promo at The Shepherd & The Knucklehead, Haledon, NJ -
$PAYG; Featuring Sierra Nevada/Ballast Point Electric Ray, Sierra Nevada/Russian River Yvan The Great, Sierra Nevada/Victory Alt. Route, and Sierra Nevada's Flipside and Torpedo. theshepnj.com

Sat. Sept. 13 - Bogs, Beers, and Native Plants at Flying Fish Brewing Company, Somerdale, NJ -
11 a.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG; Beer from Flying Fish, cheese from Cherry Grove, and RareFind Nursey on hand to answer questions about native plants and have a wide variety of them for sale. flyingfish.com/events/calendar/&year=2014&month=09

Sat. Sept. 13 - Oktoberfest/Fan Appreciation at Campbell Field, Camden, NJ -
5:35 p.m.; $PAYG; Featuring German beer selections as well as roast pork and sauerkraut, bratwurst, knockwurst, Ruben sandwiches, apple crisp, and more. riversharks.com/promotions.cfm

Sat. Sept. 13 and Sun. Sept. 14 - Atlantic City Seafood Festival at Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ -
11 a.m.-7 p.m. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $Free admission and $PAYG; Children's activities, cooking demos, live music, local art and artists, wine seminars and tastings, Great Brews on NJ Tasting Tent, crab-eating competition, and a chowder cook-off benefiting the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. acseafoodfest.com

Tue. Sept. 16 - Cape May Craft Beer Dinner at Aleathea's at the Inn of Cape May, Cape May, NJ -
Hosted by Gary Monterosso and featuring Watermelon Wheat, Devil's Reach, Honey Porter, and Sawyer's Swap. capemaybrewery.com/events

Wed. Sept. 17 - Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration at Cloverleaf Tavern, Caldwell, NJ -
$PAYG cloverleaftavern.com

Fri. Sept. 19 - Cinderella's Carriage Beer Release at Iron Hill, Voorhees, NJ -
5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; The release of our light amber, fuller-bodied Belgian-style pumpkin ale spiced with cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg. ironhillbrewery.com/voorhees/monthly-events.htm

Fri. Sept. 19 - IPA Release Party at River Horse Brewing Company, Ewing, NJ -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; The release of our new year-round IPA. riverhorse.com

Sat. Sept. 20 - Savor September at 96th Street Shopping District, Stone Harbor, NJ -
12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; A day of wine and beer tastings, grape stomping, kid's activities, spectacular foods, local artists, and more. stoneharborbeach.com/public

Sat. Sept. 20 - Oktoberfest at Andy's Corner Bar, Bogota, NJ -
1 p.m.; $PAYG; An assortment of pumpkin and Octoberfest/Märzen beers on draft as well as in bottles. andyscornerbar.blogspot.com

Sun. Sept. 21 - A Taste Of Cape May at Convention Hall, Cape May, NJ -
1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $30; Cape May area wineries and the Cape May Brewing Company alongside Cape May's fine restaurants, along with local artisans and crafts persons displaying their food and wine-related merchandise. capemaymac.org/atasteofcapemay.html

Sat. Sept. 27 - Central Jersey Charity Beer Fest at Parker Press Park, Woodbridge, NJ -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$25; Craft beer, live music, food vendors, and fun with money raised benefiting a local family with medical needs. njbrewpubs.com

Sat. Sept. 27 - Cape May Brewery Tap Takeover at Harry's Ocean Bar and Grille, Cape May, NJ -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Hang out with the Cape May Brew Crew and seven of their beers. harryscapemay.com/events

Tue. Sept. 30 - Beer Camp Tap Takeover at Hops Craft Beer and Wine Bar, Morristown, NJ -
6 p.m.; $PAYG; Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Series of six different beers. hopscraftbar.com/events

Sat. Oct. 11 - The Big Brew Beer Festival at The Morristown Armory, Morristown, NJ -
12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; $10-$80; Over 250 unique tastings and a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. bigbrewnj.com

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Eastern Pennsylvania

Tue. Sept. 2 through Sun. Sept. 7 - Dogfish Head Back to School Glassware Promo at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; One free Dogfish Head glass with the purchase of any large format Dogfish Head bottle. local44beerbar.com/upcomingevents.htm

Tue. Sept. 2 through Tue. Sept. 9 - Two Month Long Closing Party continues at Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; Check website for daily specials. resurrectionalehouse.com/events.htm

Wed. Sept. 3 - Welcome Back Wednesday at Craft Ale House, Limerick, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; Russian River Temptation, Founders Nemesis 2010, and many other great craft beers. craftalehouse.blogspot.com/2014/08/have-safe-and-enjoyable-labor-day.html

Wed. Sept. 3 - Charity Cask Night at Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Orange Haven Zomerbier — with extra orange and mixed fruits — and 100% of proceeds will be donated to Haven House in Allentown. thebrewworks.com/events/allentown-charity-cask-night/?stamp=1409763600

Wed. Sept. 3 - Philly Grown & Raised at Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; A special menu showcasing Philly's farm-to-table finest, partnering with Weavers Way Co-op and Henry Got Crops. ironhillbrewery.com/chestnuthill/monthly-events.htm

Wed. Sept. 3 - Farm To Bar Dinner at Jerry's Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $65; A Greensgrow representative & Yards brewmaster will educate you on the ingredients of each course and pairing. greensgrow.org/event/farm-to-bar-dinner

Thu. Sept. 4 - Happy Hour with Bell's at TJ's, Paoli, Pa. -
4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; The Oracle, Two Hearted, Oktoberfest, Best Brown, Amber, Oberon, and Smitten. tjsbeer.com/whats_on_tap.asp

Thu. Sept. 4 - MS Fundraiser with Prism Brewing at Fingers Wings and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Happy Hour to benefit The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. fwot.com/2014/08/ms-fundraiser-with-prism-brewing-fwot-9414

Thu. Sept. 4 - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Spaceman Belgian IPA — dry-hopped with Simcoe — and 100% of proceeds will be donated to WDIY Public Radio. thebrewworks.com/events/bethlehem-charity-cask-night/?stamp=1409850000

Thu. Sept. 4 - Free Beer Thursday at The Foodery (Roxborough), Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free; Samples of beer from BelUK Importers. fooderybeer.com/events

Thu. Sept. 4 - Yards Night at Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; Yards tap takeover featuring Cape of Good Hope. yardsbrewing.com/events/event/yards-night-hulmeville-inn

Fri. Sept. 5 - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; The Belgian-style Tripel that usually kicks by 7 p.m. slyfoxbeer.com/index.php/front/calendar_details/3311

Fri. Sept. 5 - Beer Tasting at The Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Beers from Firestone Walker. washingtonhouse.net/calendar/pages/calendar.aspx

Fri. Sept. 5 - Manayunk Flood Waters Chocolate Hefeweizen Release at Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Aromas and flavors of banana, cloves, and chocolate. greylodge.com/20140905.html

Fri. Sept. 5 - First Friday & Flying Dog Brewing at The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; A joint event with our little sister shop Vice Coffee & Tattoos and a tap takeover with Flying Dog Brewing and Eagle Rare. institutebar.com/First-Friday---Flying-Dog.html

Sat. Sept. 6 - Delaware River Craft Brewfest at PPL Park, Chester, Pa. -
2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$60; A sampling of the best crafts, imports, and ciders from the United States and around the world. philadelphiaunion.com/ppl-park/craft-brew-fest

Sat. Sept. 6 - Lego Build Off With Flying Dog at The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. -
2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; A full tap takeover with Flying Dog Brewery and our annual Lego build-off. institutebar.com/Lego-Build-Off---Flying-Dog.html

Sat. Sept. 6 - Lancaster Craft Beerfest at downtown Lancaster, Pa. -
3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $12-$55; Selection of unique beers, great food, and live music. 503-360-6692

Sat. Sept. 6 - SmörgåsBeer'd at American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $25-$30; Sample local Philly and Swedish lagers, ales, stouts, and more paired alongside a spread of savories like Swedish meatballs, cheeses, and sausages. americanswedish.org/calendar.htm

Sat. Sept. 6 - 7th Anniversary Party at The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; Special beers and live music by TJ Kong. thebelgiancafe.com

Mon. Sept. 8 - Full Moon Firkin at Tröegs Brewery, Hershey, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; Special firkins to coincide with the Full Moon. troegs.com/events.aspx

Mon. Sept. 8 through Sun. Sept. 14 - Scaldis Back to School Glassware Promo at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; Two free Scaldis glasses with the purchase of a Scaldis Prestige. local44beerbar.com/upcomingevents.htm

Tue. Sept. 9 - Back To School Night in the Beer Garden at Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. -
4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; A night of family fun featuring a couple of after school hours of activities and treats for the kids and beer for the adults. memphistaproom.com/upcomingevents.htm

Wed. Sept. 10 - Allagash Happy Hour with Rob Tod at Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. -
4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG; A huge list of rare beers from Allagash and the founder himself. teresas-cafe.com/TNDEvents.htm

Wed. Sept. 10 - Allagash Clam Fest at South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; A special clam-themed menu for our special guest. Expect great Allagash draughts like Confluence, Interlude, Victor and Victoria, Fluxus, and more. southphiladelphiataproom.com/events.html

Wed. Sept. 10 - Collaboration Sensation at Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa. -
7 p.m.; $PAYG; A draught list of special collaboration beers. phillytapfinder.com/event/bainbridge-st-barrel-house

Thu. Sept. 11 - Tap List Expansion Party at Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; A celebration draft list to christen the new lines. memphistaproom.com/upcomingevents.htm

Thu. Sept. 11 - An Evening with Rob Tod of Allagash at Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa. -
5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG; Some of our favorite Allagash brews, a special treat form Allagash Suzy and Chris LaPierre of Iron Hill, and a surprise treat from Rob Tod. thekiteandkey.com/event/an-evenening-with-allagash

Fri. Sept. 12 - Victory Beer-Infused Food Tasting at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. -
4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free; Samples of Key Ingredient Beer and Cheddar Spreads (three delicious flavors), Righteous Felon Victorious B.I.G. Storm King-infused beef jerky, Crisp & Co. Prima Pils Pint Pickles, Homesweet Homegrown Punch Drunk hot sauce and for dessert, Victory ice cream. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/victory-beer-infused-food-tasting/?instance_id=923

Fri. Sept. 12 - Be a Happy Camper! — Sierra Beer Camp at Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Seven of the twelve collaboration beers on tap. greylodge.com/20140912.html

Sat. Sept. 13 - 3rd Anniversary Customer Appreciation Celebration at The Fridge, Lancaster, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; A day of outstanding beer, food, prizes, and people to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. beerfridgelancaster.com/events

Sat. Sept. 13 - Wild In The Streets at Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; A daylong event of sour and wild beers. phillytapfinder.com/event/khyber-pass-pub

Sat. Sept. 13 - Pils Picnic at Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Local pilsners, picnic fare, and a breezy mix of doo-wop and classic R&B. johnnybrendas.com/event/667295-6th-annual-pils-picnic-philadelphia

Sat. Sept. 13 - Yards Beer Tasting and Home Brew Seminar at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa. -
2 p.m.-4 p.m.; $48; Learn all about the home brewing process during the Hotel Hershey Wine and Food Festival and have the opportunity to taste beer with Yards Brewery ultimate Home Brewer, Andrew Howard and Head Brewer, Tim Roberts. thehotelhershey.com/dining/wine-food-festival.php

Sat. Sept. 13 - Capital City Invitational Beer Festival at Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, Pa. -
2 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $15-$40; Sample brews from across the mid-atlantic region, treat yourself to an Oktoberfest style buffet, enjoy live entertainment, and take home a commemorative sampling glass. abcbrew.com/913-17th-annual-capital-city-invitational-beer-festival

Sat. Sept. 13 - 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. Eight different brews will be sampled. vinology.com/class/beer-101

Sat. Sept. 13 - Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa. -
3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25; A four-course meal paired perfectly with four brewmaster picks from Long Trail Brewing Company. isaacspicklebar.com/events.asp

Sat. Sept. 13 and Sun. Sept. 14 - Harvest Beer Brunch at Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa. -
12 p.m.-2 p.m.; $35; A five-course brunch paired with Old Tom Barley Wine, Vienna Lager, Anise Saison, Experimental IPA, and Pumpkin Coffee Porter. ironhillbrewery.com/westchester/monthly-events.htm

Sun. Sept. 14 - Brunch and Firestone Walker Pairing at Station Taproom, Downingtown, Pa. -
10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; $50; A four-course meal paired with Pivo Pils, California Pale Ale, Wookey Jack, and Double Jack American Double IPA. stationtaproom.com/home/events

Sun. Sept. 14 - Oktoberfest Beer Tasting Festival at Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, Pa. -
12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; $40-$75; Dozens of beers for unlimited sampling, a variety of local food trucks, live entertainment by The Regan Brothers Band and DJ George Gibson, live animal encounters, raffles, and much more. elmwoodparkzoo.org/event/132

Sun. Sept. 14 - Smoke 'Em If Yous Got 'Em at Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. -
12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$50; The region's best amateur chefs will be serving up their finest fare to be paired with over 30 craft beers (smoked and otherwise) from around the world. yardsbrewing.com/events/event/yards-6th-annual-smoke-em-if-yous-got-em

Mon. Sept. 15 through Sun. Sept. 21 - Oktoberfest at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa. -
A week's worth of events capped by a street festival and VIP Brauer Bund room access on Saturday. 267-909-8814

Mon. Sept. 15 through Sun. Sept. 21 - Wells Bombadier Back to School Glassware Promo at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. -
$PAYG; One free Wells glass with the purchase of a Wells Bombadier on the handpump. local44beerbar.com/upcomingevents.htm

Tue. Sept. 16 - Yards Happy Hour at Grace Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. -
4 p.m.; $PAYG; Hang out with Yards' own Doug Mashington and featured beers from the brewery. yardsbrewing.com/events/event/featured-happy-hour-grace-tavern

Tue. Sept. 16 - Talk Like A Pirate Day with Jef Versele at Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; Owner and brewer of Van Steenberge will be in the house. teresas-cafe.com/TNDEvents.htm

Wed. Sept. 17 - La Chouffe Night at Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. -
5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG; A night with beers from La Chouffe. pinbeer.com/events.asp

Wed. Sept. 17 - Local Brews & Local Grooves at TLA, Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.; $10; Beers from six local breweries and music from four local bands. philadelphiabrewing.com/event/local-brews-local-grooves-tla

Thu. Sept. 18 - Sly Fox Beer Dinner at Peppercorn, Wayne, Pa. -
7 p.m.; Details TBA. slyfoxbeer.com/index.php/front/calendar_details/4301

Fri. Sept. 19 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company, Phoenixville, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; Sly Fox beer(s) on the handpump. slyfoxbeer.com/index.php/front/calendar_details/3341

Fri. Sept. 19 - Long Trail Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; All taps are dedicated to September's featured brewery — Long Trail Brewing Company from Vermont. isaacspicklebar.com/events.asp

Fri. Sept. 19 - Heavy Seas Talk Like a Pirate Night at Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. -
6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG; Join in the attempt to set the record for the most casks of beer being tapped simultaneously in the Guinness Book of World Records. greylodge.com/20140919.html

Fri. Sept. 19 - Summit Comes To Town at Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. -
$PAYG; Adam Cox from Summit Brewing with a special firkin, a few regular offerings, and one or two special offerings. teresas-cafe.com/TNDEvents.htm

Sat. Sept. 20 - Out Of The Cellar 5th Anniversary at Bistro On Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa. -
11:30 a.m.; $PAYG; A special lineup of beers befitting a 5th anniversary party. bistroonbridge.com/event/5-year-anniversary/?instance_id=9221

Sat. Sept. 20 - Germantown Avenue Brewers Cartel - Brew Pub Crawl at Earth Bread + Brewery, Iron Hill, and Barren Hill breweries, Philadelphia (and Lafayette Hill), Pa. -
12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20; A continuous bus loop between all three Germantown Avenue breweries to sample their collaborative beers. eventbrite.com/e/germantown-avenue-brewers-cartel-brew-pub-crawl-tickets-12489403141

Sat. Sept. 20 - Bacon and Brews Bash at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, Pa. -
12 p.m.; $5-$50; Multiple vendors will be selling beer and bacon-related food items. ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=112541#.VAUz02RdVVo

Sat. Sept. 20 - Newtown Beerfest at The Stocking Works, Newtown, Pa. -
12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $10-$75; Beer tasting, live music, food, and fun. newtownbeerfest.com

Sat. Sept. 20 - DelCo SPCA Fundraiser at Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. -
1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG; Activities sponsored by Beer Yard, Tröegs, Teresa's Next Door, and Gretz Beer Company with donations from every case Tröegs sold from 9/19-9/21. delcospca.org/our-events/beer-yard-fundraiser

Sat. Sept. 20 - Pumpkinfest Multi-Tap at Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG; Eight pumpkin beers and two guest breweries. ironhillbrewery.com/northwales/monthly-events.htm

Sat. Sept. 20 - Parkesburg Brewery Tour at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown/Parkesburg, Pa. -
2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $58; A chartered bus trip, tour, and Victory beer and food experience in our Parkesburg brewery. victorybeer.com/ai1ec_event/parkesburg-brewery-tour-3/?instance_id=899

Sat. Sept. 20 - Smokin' Blues Brew Fest at Lancaster Liederkranz, Manheim, Pa. -
4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $40; Celebrating the tastes of our ancestors as we continue our club traditions by promoting our German heritage. llbrewfest.com

Wed. Sept. 24 - Best of the Best Tap Takeover at Shank's Tavern, Marietta, Pa. -
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG; Eight of the hottest breweries on tap and food specials made with the beers. shankstavern.com

Sat. Sept. 27 - Can Jam Festival at Sly Fox Brewing Company, Pottstown, Pa. -
11 a.m.; $PAYG; A day of live music in the beautiful pastures adjoining the brewery, accentuated by one of the largest KanJam® tournaments on the planet. slyfoxbeer.com/index.php/front/canjam

Sat. Sept. 27 - Pour the Core at Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. -
1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$65; Live music, seminars, and a showcase of more than 75 ciders in all. 631-940-7290

Sun. Sept. 28 - Lititz Craft Beer Fest, downtown Lititz, Pa. -
2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $40; Main Street will be lined with more than 30 breweries, a homebrew tent to sample the Top 10 offerings from our Homebrew Competition finalists, and a diverse array of food offerings. lititzcraftbeerfest.com

Mon. Sept. 29 - Beer School at Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa. -
5:30 p.m.; $27.50; Featuring Lavery Brewing Company and an accompanying menu. generalsutterinn.com/bullsheadph/bhevents

Thu. Oct. 2 and Sat. Oct. 4 - King of Prussia Beerfest Royale at the King of Prussia Mall parking lot, King of Prussia, Pa. -
Find all the details at the website. kopbeerfest.com

Sat. Oct. 11 - Kennett Brewfest at downtown Kennett Square, Pa. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $15-$70; to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, great music, and great people. kennettbrewfest.com

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Virginia

Sat. Sept. 6 - Snapdragon Release at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, Va. -
2 p.m.; $PAYG; Snapdragon is achieved through extended interplay with wild yeasts and acid forming bacteria for over a year of conditioning in Virginia red wine barrels. hardywood.com/content/snapdragon-release-exebelle-rusted-cavalcade-sarah-white-pearls

Tue. Sept. 9 - Epic Brewing Steal The Pint Night at Fire Works Pizza, Arlington, Va. -
5 p.m.; $PAYG; Ten different drafts from Epic and also official brewery glassware to keep when you purchase their beer. fireworkspizza.com/Arlington/Web/Events.php

Tue. Sept. 9 - Get Smoked II Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head Alehouse, Falls Church, Va. -
7 p.m.; $65; Five-course meal paired with 90 Minute IPA, Saison du BUFF, Burton Baton, Palo Santo Marron, and Punkin Ale. dogfishalehouse.com/events/events-all/event/3576-get-smoked-ii-beer-dinner

Thu. Sept. 11 - Epic Beer Dinner at Magnolias at the Mill, Purcellville, Va. -
7 p.m.; $80; Six courses paired with at least six brews as Epic's man around town Michael Malachoski joins us from Salt Lake City for a dinner of Epic proportions. 540-338-9800

Thu. Sept. 11 - Epic Beer Dinner at Magnolias at the Mill, Purcellville, Va. -
7 p.m.; $80; Six courses paired with at least six brews as Epic's man around town Michael Malachoski joins us from Salt Lake City for a dinner of Epic proportions. 540-338-9800

Sat. Sept. 13 - B'dam Brew Jam at Beaverdam Ruritan Club, Beaverdam, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$2-; Craft beers and ciders, live music, craft vendors, and great food galore. Corn hole games and silent auction as well. brewjam.org

Tue. Sept. 16 - Battle for Brewing Supremacy featuring Boulevard and Ommegang at Fire Works Pizza, Arlington, Va. -
7 p.m.; $75; Ommegang Scythe & Sickle Harvest ale vs Boulevard Tank 7 Saison; Ommegang Gnomegang vs. Boulevard Two Jokers Double Wit; Ommegang Three Philosophers vs. Boulevard Dark Truth Stout. Each beer paired with a different dish. fireworkspizza.com/Arlington/Web/Events.php

Tue. Sept. 16 through Sat. Sept. 20 - 43 Hours of Sour at The Birch Bar, Norfolk, Va. -
$PAYG; Nonstop fun with sour beers. thebirchbar.com/events.html

Thu. Sept. 18 - Barrel Night at Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, Va. -
4 p.m.; A selection of special barrel-aged beers at happy hour prices extended until 9 p.m. madfoxbrewing.com/mad-fox-events

Sat. Sept. 20 - Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival at Lerner Town Square, Tysons, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $25-$75; 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and lots of BBQ. beerandbourbon.com/tysons/show-info

Mon. Sept. 22 - Fall Beer Dinner at Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, Va. -
6:30 p.m.; A unique five-course menu expertly paired with handcrafted beers. madfoxbrewing.com/mad-fox-events

Sat. Sept. 27 - Hoppy Oktoberfest Celebration at Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m. madfoxbrewing.com/mad-fox-events

Sat. Sept. 27 - Arts & Drafts at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach, Va. -
12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $25-$50; Featuring a multitude of craft beers, live music, local art displays, and more. sandlercenter.org/index/events/id/918

Sat. Oct. 4 - Oktoberfest at Capitol City Brewing Company, Arlington, Va. -
12 p.m.-7 p.m.; $30; The largest Oktoberfest beer festival in northern Virginia with 65+ breweries, local food vendors, authentic German music and food. capcitybrew.com/comingevents-sh.php

Fri. Oct. 10 through Sun. Oct. 12 - The Festy at Devils Backbone Basecamp, Roseland, Va. -
$35-$70, parking or camping extra; Celebrating the best in live music, the outdoor lifestyle, craft beer culture, and raging good times. 434-361-1001

Sat. Oct. 18 and Sun. Oct. 19 - Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest at Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville, Va. -
11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Try beers from different microbreweries from around the United States. novabrewfest.com

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West Virginia

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