01 March 2011

March Beer Events: Mark Your Calendars

This copy-and-paste calendar for Maryland comes courtesy of Mid-Atlantic Brewing News (disclaimer: for whom I write a paid column) and its Hop Tips e-mail newsletter and website; check out more throughout the region (especially D.C.) at http://www.brewingnews.com/calendar/mabncalendar.shtml or nationwide at this link.  (You can also submit your own event to the online calendar at this link.)

Wednesday, March 2nd: Maker’s Mark Bourbon Beer Dinner at Brewer’s Alley, Frederick
Six courses for $55, plus tax and gratuity. 7pm. Reservations at 301-631-0089. Menu at www.brewers-alley.com.

Wednesday, March 2nd: Heavy Seas Pint Night at Mahaffey’s, Baltimore
Join the whole Heavy Seas crew as they invade Mahaffey's in Canton. Find you favorites on tap and keep the glass with your first pint, plus get free booty. 5pm. 410-367-7840 or www.mahaffeyspub.com..

Thursday, March 3rd: Heavy Seas Pyrates Seize All 10 Taps at The Falls, Baltimore
Relax with HS crew and talk beer. 6-9pm. 410-276-9989 or www.thefallsmtwashington.com..

Tuesday, March 8th: Mardi Gras Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head Alehouse, Gaithersburg
Four courses for $60 inclusive. 7-9pm. Reservations at 301-963-4847. More info at www.dogfishalehouse.com.

Wednesday, March 9th: Heavy Seas Pint Night at Rocky Run, Glen Burnie
Join the crew from Heavy Seas and keep the Heavy Seas glass with your first pint. Half price refills until 8pm. Featured beers will include Heavy Seas Gold Ale, Loose Cannon, and the new Mutiny Fleet release, AARSH Red. 6-8pm. 410-760-8850. www.rockyrun.com.

Wednesday, March 9th: Heavy Seas Pint Night hosted by Hugh at Frisco Grille, Columbia
On tap will be Loose Cannon, Black Cannon, AARSH, Marzen, Small Craft Warning, Peg Leg. Get a free pint glass with your first beer after 7pm. 6-8pm. 410-312-4907. www.friscogrille.com.

Thursday, March 17th: St Patrick’s Day at Lure’s Bar and Grille, Crownsville
Featuring traditional Irish food and a musical treat from Larry Thomas from 7-11pm. Beer and drink specials. 410-923-1606 or www.luresbarandgrille.com.

Sunday, March 20th: History in the Ale House in Baltimore
Ever since men met in taverns to discuss the freedom of our nation, history can’t keep out of establishments connected to libations. Join Heavy Seas Beer and the Star Spangled Banner Flag House for an ale-inspired open house. Enjoy beer sampling and presentations from a Period Libations Expert. $10, or $5 for college students with ID. 410-837-1793 or www.flaghouse.org/index.php/flag/info/calendar

Tuesday, March 22nd: Stone Total Tap Takeover at Lure’s Bar and Grille, Crownsville
All 14 taps so expect some surprises. 410-923-1606 or www.luresbarandgrille.com.

Thursday, March 24th: Tröegs Pint Night at Hudson Street Stackhouse, Baltimore
Come out for a Keep-the-Glass night. Buy a pint of Tröegs and keep the Tröegs pint glass, while supplies last. 6pm. 410-342-0592 or www.hudsonstreetstackhouse.com.

Saturday, March 26th: Heavy Seas Beer Dinner at the Patuxent Greens Golf Club, Laurel
You don’t have to be a member to attend. 7-9pm. $40. Reservations at 301-776-5533. Menu at www.hsbeer.com.

Saturday, March 26th: Heavy Seas Real Ale and BBQ Fest
Over 12 taps plus firkins and great bbq. Live music by Black Falls. Noon to 4pm. $49. Tickets at www.hsbeer.com.

Sunday, March 27th: Beer Class: Wheat Beers at Punk’s Backyard Grill, Annapolis
The world of white beers is vast and delicious. Break away from the Blue Moon, and experience the refreshing wheaty, yeasty flavors of fantastic white beers known as Hefeweizen, Weisse, Witbier, and Belgian White. Learn about the history of white beers and the brewing process while tasting five different styles of white beers with Punk's co-owners and beer-lovers, Dave and Sheila. Snacks are included. 5pm. $30. 5-6:30pm. 410-571-7744 or http://punksbackyardgrill.wordpress.com.

Tuesday, March 29th: Heavy Seas Social at Max’s, Baltimore
Join the crew from Heavy Seas for Max's Tuesday night Beer Social. There'll be lots of Heavy Seas on tap as well as something wonderful from a cask. 6-9pm. 410-276-4807 or www.maxs.com.

Friday, April 1st and Saturday, the 2nd: Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Fest at the Timonium Fairgrounds
60 beers, 40 bourbons and lots of bbq. Tickets and details at www.beerandbourbon.com/maryland/show-info.

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