Tuesday, November 30th: Wonderful Holiday Beer Dinner at Brewers Alley, Frederick – Two seatings: 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Both in the upstairs Banquet room, with downtown holiday lights shining in the windows. Details at 301-631-0089 or www.brewers-alley.com.
Thursday, December 1st: Heavy Seas Beer and Pizza Party at Two Boots, Baltimore –
Loose Cannon and Small Craft Warning with your pizza toppings or keep the pint glass with your 1st Marzen draft. Live music, raffles, prizes and specialty pizza. 6-9pm. www.twoboots.com/TW2008/baltimore.
Saturday, December 3rd: Pint Night at Hempden Hills BBQ, Hagerstown –
Try a pint of HS Gold Ale, which recently won a bronze medal at GABF, and keep the pint glass it's served in. Other Heavy Seas beer will be available. Meet our rep from the brewery who can answer all your beer related questions. 7:30-10pm. 301-797-4455. www.hsbeer.com
Saturday, December 4th: Winter Beer Wonderland at Roots Market, Olney –
3-4 different breweries will be pouring their seasonal fare. Brand New Brewery from Rockville MD Baying Hound Aleworks will be featuring their Pale Ale and their Winter brew. Event is just for tastes but free to all. There will be plenty for purchase. 301-774-1344 or http://rootsmkt.com.
Tuesday, December 7th: All About Beer with Hugh Sisson –
Join Heavy Seas founder, Hugh Sisson, on the eve of their 15th anniversary for a special event at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Learn about different styles of beer and hear stories from the first brewpub owner in Maryland. Sample 5 Heavy Seas beers paired with food from Bluegrass Tavern. Beer tasting only: $15 (non-members) or $10 ( members). Food pairing included: $20 (members) or $25 (non-members). Reservations required. Tickets at 410-727-4808 x129 or email@example.com. www.hsbeer.com.
Wednesday, December 8th: Holiday Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head, Gaithersburg –
Five courses paired with your favorite Dogfish brews. $75 includes all. 7-9pm. Reservations at 301-963-4847. Menu at www.dogfishalehouse.com.
Wednesday, December 8th: Maryland Beer Dinner at Bluegrass Tavern, Baltimore –
Heavy Seas and White Marsh Brewing are hosting this 6-course dinner. $85. 6:30-9pm. Reservations required. 410-244-5101 or www.bluegrasstavern.com. Menu at hsbeer.com.
Friday, December 10th: Heavy Seas Pint Night at Niners Canal Pub, Cumberland –Join in for a pint and keep the first glass. 7-9pm. www.ninerscanalpub.com. www.hsbeer.com.
Tuesday, December 14th: Beer Club at Lure’s Bar and Grille, Crownsville –Featuring Christmas/holiday beers. Food and drinks for $38. 6-8pm. 410-923-1606 or www.luresbarandgrille.com.
Sunday, December 19th: Beer for Breakfast at DuClaw Brewing, Arundel Mills –
Six courses of scrumptious brunch fare paired with some of their finest brews. $45. Tickets at http://www.duclaw.com/store/default.aspx (on sale beginning December 1st)
Tuesday, December 21st: Loose Cannon Cask at Sean Bolan’s, Bel Air –
With added hops in the firkin. 5-8pm. www.seanbolans.com. www.hsbeer.com.
Thursday, December 22nd: Loose Cannon Cask at Sly Fox, Annapolis –
Thursday, December 23rd: Heavy Seas Holiday Pint Night at Federal House, Annapolis – Get what you really want this holiday season; Winter Storm and Loose Cannon in a souvenir glass. 6-9pm. www.federalhouserestaurant.com. www.hsbeer.com.
Friday, December 24th: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party at Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia –Winners chosen at 8pm. 410-750-1880 or www.victoriagastropub.com.
Friday, December 31th: New Years Eve Party at Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia – Special menu and live music beginning at 9pm. 410-750-1880 or www.victoriagastropub.com.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:
Wednesday, December 1st: Craft Brewers Come to Congress…and ChurchKey – Many of the finest Craft Brewers in the US are coming to Capitol Hill to lobby on behalf of Craft Beer. After they finish up a tasting for Congressional staffers, they're heading to ChurchKey. Starting at 6pm, ChurchKey will be featuring some amazing draft and cask beers. 202.567.2576 or www.churchkeydc.com.
Friday, December 3rd: Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Cookies at Black Squirrel –
Chef Gene Sohn will also make holiday desserts that pair with the beer, including a Christmas Ale bread pudding and a Christmas Ale eggnog custard. There will be a holiday cookie decorating area in the upstairs lounge. 6:30-9:30pm. 202-232-1011 or www.blacksquirreldc.com.
Monday, December 6th: He'Brew Jewbilation Vertical Draft Night – Schmaltz Brewing Company is celebrating their 14th anniversary, and to toast their continued success they’ll be pouring re-brewed drafts of He'Brew Jewbilation 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13, along with 2010's Jewbilation 14. The eighth He'Brew draft is a Vertical blend: Jewbilations 8 through 14 aged in Sazerac Rye Whiskey barrels. 6pm. 202.567.2576 or www.churchkeydc.com.
Thursday, December 9th: 21st Annual Winter Holidaze Tasting Extravaganzee at the Brickskeller – A whole bunch of the regions’ best brewmasters come to the stage with their winter seasonal. Meet them, hear them speak, and taste their great winter brews. Doors open at 6pm, they never start at 7pm. $35. 202-293-1885 or www.lovethebeer.com.
Friday, December 10th: Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch Bottle, Cask, and Draft at De Vinos – 6-9pm. 202-986-5002 or www.de-vinos.com.
Tuesday, December 28th: Belgian Beer Dinner at Belga Café – 6:30pm. Reservations at 202-544-0100. www.belgacafe.com.