The usual SPBW group e-mail hasn't shown up in my inbox, but I know that the monthly "flash mob" is scheduled for the Judge's Bench in Ellicott City on Thursday evening. Cask ale to be offered for certain.
Here are a bunch more "local" events; for more across the region and nation, go to http://www.brewingnews.com/calendar/index.shtml .
Wednesday, April 7th: Dogfish Head Aprihop Release Party – Stop by Union Jack’s in Bethesda for free glassware and specials. 6pm. 301-652-2561 or www.unionjacksbethesda.com.
Friday, April 9th and Saturday, the 10th: Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival – Join in at the Timonium Fairgrounds for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’. 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and lots of bbq. Your admission buys you a sampling glass to enjoy an all-you-can-taste sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best bbq vendors on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and live music all day. Tickets and more details at http://beerandbourbon.com/matyland/show-info.
Friday, April 9th: Olney Village Spring Fling – Hosted by Olney Village Fine Wine. Enjoy beer and wine from several breweries and vineyards including Heavy Seas. Details at 301-774-7593 or olneyfinewine.com.
Saturday, April 10th: ESB Homebrew Competition – At Ellicott Mills Brewing Co., Ellicott City, Md. 410-313-8141 for info.
Tuesday, April 13th: An Evening of Food and Beer presented by Fishpaws Marketplace – Featuring beers from Fordham and Dominion Breweries with special guest speaker, Walter Trifari, Brewmaster. Along with dinner at Carrol’s Creek, they’ll be offering a bus trip to the Fordham and Dominion brewery in Dover, Delaware, that includes a brewery tour and lunch on Saturday, April 17th. Join in to see the brewing process from start to finish; production, bottling line, and beer tasting. Rsvp by the 7th to Kim, Kurt, or Angela at 410-647-7363 or email@example.com. $50 dinner only, $75 dinner, brewery tour, and lunch. 954 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, MD 21012, 410-647-7363
Wednesday, April 14th and Thursday, the 15th: Duclaw’s Sawtooth Beer Release – All four locations celebrate the release of their 4.8% Belgian White Ale. Draft specials. www.duclaw.com.
Friday, April 16th: Heavy Seas Ladies Night at Clipper City Brewing Co., Halethorpe– Beer vs Wine – Join the gals from Heavy Seas for a ladies only event at the brewery. This educational beer tour will give you the excuse you need to hang out with your friends and learn the similarities and differences between beer and wine. Included is a tour of the brewery and a souvenir pint glass. $10 in advance at www.hsbeer.com/ladies-night-beer-vs-wine. 6-8pm.
Tuesday, April 20th: Beer Club -- Stoudt’s Brewery Night at Lure’s Bar and Grille, Crownsville, Md. – $38.50 includes Beer, Buffet, tax, and gratuity. 6-8pm. 410-923-1606 or www.luresbarandgrille.com.
Tuesday, April 20th: Beer Dinner with Hugh at AgroDolce, Germantown – Join founder, Hugh Sisson, for a culinary exploration of beer and food. Contact the AgroDolce directly for reservations and pricing. 7-9pm. 301-528-6150. http://www.agrodolcerestaurant.com/
Saturday, April 24th: City Paper’s 14th Annual Brew Fest, Fells Point, Baltimore – Sample 30+ beers from local and regional microbreweries. Plus, music, food, and prizes. $30. 1-5pm. Tickets at www.missiontix.com/events/product/8719/city-papers-14th-annual-brew-fest.
Saturday, April 24th: Corsendonk Beer Tasting at Fenwick Beer and Wine, Silver Spring, Md. – Come out between 4-7pm for this free tasting. Located 2 blocks from the Silver Spring metro, Fenwick’s offers the largest selection of craft beer in Montgomery County (360 at current count with more to come!). Free parking in front. 301-650-5770 or www.fenwickbeerandwine.com.