Not to be left out of the Winter Baltimore Restaurant Week hoopla, some of Baltimore County's restaurants are also holding a prix-fixe Restaurant Week in advance of Baltimore's, Jan. 18-31. Prices vary more than Baltimore's, $10.10 to $40.10. Here's the website for details.
Beer-friendly places (or at least places that I know are good-beer-friendly) on the master list of participating restaurants: Diamondback Tavern in Ellicott City (they tried to join in Baltimore Beer Week just a little too late in 2009), Rams Head Tavern at Savage Mill, Second Chance Saloon in the Oakland Mills section of Columbia (get a sherpa or GPS), and the Victoria Gastro Pub. (If there are other places on the list that are good-beer-friendly, I'd like to hear about it.)