I'm going to crib a few notes from Brewing News' Hoptips, a free e-newsletter from Brewing News (you can subscribe yourself HERE).
Saturday, May 30th: Maryland Brewer’s Springfest in Frederick – The Frederick Keys play host to this annual event at Harry Grove Stadium. Check out the local brewers, event lineup and buy your tickets at www.frederickkeys.com/brewers09.
Saturday, June 6th: Free State Homebrew Guild Summer Picnic, Patapsco State Park – Join fellow beer enthusiasts for a day of brew, food, games, and a wheat beer contest. There will also be a raffle for a heated and cooled 12 gallon conical fermenter. Chances are $20 each and limited to 200 tickets. Sales start Monday, May 4th, with the drawing at the picnic. All proceeds go to charity. Noon to 7pm. Tickets and details at www.mdhomebrewers.org/.
Wednesday, July 1st: Ladies Only Night at Clipper City – The women of Clipper City Brewing are taking over, sending the men home and setting up for an evening with the ladies. Brush up on your beer knowledge with guided tastings and a tour of the brewery. Chris Ames from MD Homebrewer Assoc will be on hand to answer your brewing questions. Also joining in will be Kim Rigby from Parfections, bringing chocolate truffles made with the Heavy Seas beer to sample and take home. They’re keeping it small so don’t wait to preregister at www.ccbeer.com. 6-8pm.
Saturday, August 1st: Montgomery County Fair Homebrew Competition Entries are due – This competition will accept all BJCP styles and categories. Judging happens on August 8th - Stewards and judges are needed. Details at g_a_b_s.tripod.com/ (Click on "MCAF Competition").
Saturday, September 12th: Maryland Microbrew Fest Homebrew Competition entries are due – Competition to be held at Union Mills Homestead on Sept 26th. This will be limited to 2 beer styles: Scottish 80/- and Belgian Dubbel and the best of show will be brewed by Dog Pub to be served at Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Maryland. More details as they become available.