Wednesday, August 26th: Meet the Brewery & Prosit! Release – The crew from Heavy Seas will be at Max's for the release of their next Mutiny Fleet recipe Prosit! an Imperial Octoberfest lager made with 5 kinds of malt. Rumors of a firkin are unconfirmed. 5-8pm. 888-675-6297 or www.maxs.com.
Thursdsay, August 27th: Dawson's Liquors & Cafe Bretton Beer Dinner - Come Join Nick Cipriano, Matt Cross, and Danny Cipriano as they pair 6 great beers with 6 amazing courses specially prepaired by Chef Victor Ledezma from Cafe Bretton . Reservations at 410-647-8222 – it will sell out. $75 excludes tip and tax. www.dawsonsliquor.com.
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. Find rules and entry form at http://home.comcast.net/~midnighthomebrewers/2008_competition1.htm.
Saturday, September 12th: GonzoFest at Flying Dog Brewery – It's almost time for their 2nd Annual GonzoFest. Come celebrate the extraordinary life of their Idol, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, on their brewery grounds. They’ll be providing things like beer (included in the price of your ticket), live music, and chili samples from the Hard Times Cafe Chili Cookoff (for the Maryland State Championship). They're even holding a Hunter S. Thompson lookalike contest - you could win tons of Gonzo stuff if you show up dressed in your best Dr. Gonzo outfit! One of the prizes is a 750ml bottle of their original Gonzo Imperial Porter signed by none other than Ralph Steadman. To boot, a portion of the proceeds benefit United Way of Frederick County. 3-9pm. $20 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets at www.flyingdogales.com/GonzoFest.aspx.
Friday, September 18th through Sunday, the 20th: Max's 2nd Annual German Beer Fest – They’ll be offering 12oz sample mugs, 1 liter steins, 1 liter boots and 2 liter boots. They’ll also have a full German inspired food menu. Over 80 Authentic German beers on draft and over 70 Authentic German beers in bottles. For the full list of beers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 410-675-6297 or www.maxs.com.
Saturday, September 19th: Beer and Bacon fest at Clipper City – It Pyrates, Pigs & Pints for this celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day! Lot's of bacon and dishes made with bacon. 12 taps, special firkins, and live music! $40 per person includes everything. Noon to 4pm. Tickets go on sale August 1st at 410-247-7822 or www.ccbeer.com.
Saturday, September 26th: Das Best Oktoberfest at the National Harbor – Germany invades our Nation's Capital and they bring a lot of beer! Three times the beer as last year, with double the selection, and triple the amount of food. They've added a VIP-only tent for specialty beers and lots of perks. Wear German attire and get extra beer tokens. Noon to 8pm. 800-830-3976 or www.dasbestoktoberfest.com.
Saturday, September 26th: Maryland Microbrew Fest at Union Mills – Celebrate Maryland microbrews at the 4th annual festival on 16 acres of open beautiful parkland. 12 breweries with over 25 kinds of beer. Food, live music, crafts, and brewing seminars. 11am-7pm. Tickets in advance for $18, non-beer tickets are $5. 410-848-2288 or www.unionmills.org.
October 8th through 18th: Baltimore Beer Week – Join in for the most exciting celebration to ever hit the shores of the Chesapeake. Ten event-filled days including an opening tap event aboard the USS Constellation and The Chesapeake Real Ale Festival. www.baltimorebeerweek.com.
Saturday, October 10th: Das Best Oktoberfest in Timonium – Germany invades Baltimore and they bring a lot of beer! Three times the beer as last year, with double the selection, and triple the amount of food. They've added a VIP-only tent for specialty beers and lots of perks. Wear German attire and get extra beer tokens. Noon to 8pm. 800-830-3976 or www.dasbestoktoberfest.com.
More from other states, indeed nationwide, at http://www.brewingnews.com/calendar/ .