Bruce Dorsey of Metropolitan Coffeehouse & Wine Bar confirmed (over a few pints of Steve Jones tasty Bière de Garde French Farmhouse Ale last night) that Metropolitan would be pleased to be the host of our March meeting on March 11 [forced to reschedule from Red Brick Station]. Bruce will have two firkins tapped for the evening, one of them Oliver's Three Spires Ale, a hoppy golden ale at 5% ABV. They are located in Baltimore at 902 Charles Street in the north end of Federal Hill.Plans are afoot to reschedule a gathering at Lures in Crownsville in the future, perhaps not as a formal meeting (but how formal do these meetings get, anyway? "Call to order!" "Three pints of cask here, please!" "Two more here, too!"). Join the SPBW at the website for updates and membership benefits.
Within the next several days tickets will go on sale for the March Real Ale Festival to be held at Pratt Street Ale House on Saturday, March 20th from noon to five p.m. This is a limited capacity event with only 110 tickets available. Tickets will be $35 each and available soon (but not yet!) through SPBW.org. The event will feature casks from Arcadia, The Brewer's Art, Weyerbacher, Flying Dog, Stillwater and three pins from Oliver Ales. Similar to the Chesapeake Real Ale Festival, this will be an unlimited sampling event.
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