Mark your calendars, create a reminder, whatever:
Society for Preservation of Beers from the Wood's Chesapeake Bay Branch marks its 15th anniversary on Saturday the 25th at noon at the Wharf Rat, 801 S. Ann Street, Baltimore. They convene at Frisco Taphouse in Columbia on March 8th, and are planning a "Stout Day" on St. Patrick's Day at the Pratt Street Ale House, for those tired of Guinness, green beer, and shamrocks and leprechauns.
City Paper's 16th Annual BrewFest: Saturday, April 14th, 1-5 PM at Broadway Square in Fells Point, this year expanded to include the parking lot between the Square and the Broadway Market, with 72 beers promised. Two DJ's this year, one just for music, and one in the new
portion for karaoke. Tickets $ 30 until March 14th, they go to $35 March
15th until sell-out (and they're surprisingly good at selling out every year). Tickets on sale at the City Paper office on Park Avenue or via Missiontix.com (possible service fees apply).
Spring Real Ale Fest at Pratt Street Ale House: April 28th.
For those that like brewing for a good cause, the next charity-fundraiser Chilibrew chili cookoff and homebrew contest will be held at the Baltimore Free Farm, 3510 Ash Street (Hampden), April 22nd, 1-5 PM. Details at www.baltibrew.org So start up your brewing kettles!