Clipped from the Hop Tips newsletter, with previously mentioned events edited out:
Sunday, June 28th: Beeradvocate gathering at Max's – This is an informal, low key event, with the idea to meet some other BA's in the area, and share/sample/trade some great beer. Everyone is welcome, so don't feel you can't come because you're worried you don't have anything worthy. From past experiences, there will be more then enough great beer to share, so bring whatever you can and just come. 2-5pm. Direct questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-258-4335.
Wednesday, July 1st: Ladies Only Night at Clipper City – Oooh, I like this one. 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.
Tuesday, July 7th: Heavy Seas Beer Dinner at Cork’s in Baltimore – Join Hugh Sisson, founder of Clipper City and Chris Coker, Sommelier of Corks Restaurant for a Beer & Wine Dinner. Three courses plus dessert for $50. Reservations are required. 6-8:30pm. 410-247-7822 or www.ccbeer.com/event.
Wednesday, July 8th: Heavy Seas Big DIPA Release – Join the gang from Clipper City Brewing as they celebrate the release of Heavy Seas DIPA, the 10.6% Double IPA, in bottles at Mahaffey's of Canton, and on draft at Max’s. Meet the brewers, drink great beer, get free stuff. 5-8pm. 410-247-7822 or www.ccbeer.com/event.
Wednesday, July 22nd: 5th Annual Hagerstown Suns Beer Tasting – Receive 10 sample tickets for $15 in advance or $18 on the day of the event. http://hagerstownsuns.com.
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.
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