Some upcoming local craft beer events:
Leinenkugel's Beer Garden has announced a beer dinner this Thursday, Dec. 1, featuring (among others) their "Big Eddy" Russian Imperial Stout. Menu will feature catfish fingers, beef tenderloin, cherry bread pudding, three other beers, and more. Tickets are $35 and available here (service charge alert).
TBonz in the Ellicott City area is featuring a "25 Pint Nights of Christmas" series of "keep the glass" events, starting tomorrow night; a full list of glasses/breweries featured is at the Baltimore Beer Guy's site.
Ladies Night at Heavy Seas' Clipper City Brewery in Halethorpe, $20 per person; see here for additional information.
the new Arcadia book Brewing in Baltimore, will be joining Heavy Seas before and after tours for a special pre-release book signing. Brewing in Baltimore has a foreword written by Heavy Seas founder Hugh Sisson. Tours and visits just to pick up the book are free; the $5 charge only applies to tastings before and after tours.
The Washington City Paper's Tammy Tuck has a whole list of coming events in the immediate D.C. vicinity, including the debut of this year's version of Oliver Breweries' Hot Monkey Love at The Big Hunt and Flying Dog pouring more Pearl Necklace at Meridian Pint. (Big Hunt is currently pouring Great Lakes Christmas Ale, not available in Baltimore.....)
And you should expect Hot Monkey Love to debut in Baltimore this week, too, at the usual suspects.....
Craft Brewing Bar Mitzvah: How It Took 13 Years, Extreme Jewish Brewing, and Circus Sideshow Freaks to Make Schmaltz Brewing Company an International Success. If Max's Taphouse doesn't happen to work for you, Cowan will also be reading from and signing his books at Hampden's Atomic Books from 6 to 8 PM, arriving down at Max's as soon as traffic permits.
Finally for the moment, the December issue of Mid-Atlantic Brewing News should be out at its usual distribution points sometime this week.