WASHINGTON, October 12, 2011 — Beer is a social beverage. Drinking a beer can be quite pleasurable, but enjoying it in a convivial atmosphere with like-minded friends and strangers alike can create fun times and great memories.
To that end, on the 12th and 27th of every month, After Hours publishes a semi-monthly calendar of notable beer events covering the Mid-Atlantic region from New Jersey through Virginia.
This installment continues the overwhelmingly strong and diverse calendar of beer events that breweries, pubs, and restaurants across the mid-Atlantic region have been scheduling since August. Baltimore Beer Week and some lingering Oktoberfests are wrapping up this weekend, but from New York through Virginia, there’s no better place in the country to be to grab a great beer at a great venue.
Do you know of a special beer event that should be listed here? Be sure to drop a note to the columnist, Bryan Kolesar, and provide all of the important details.
Baltimore Beer Week concludes
Baltimore, Md.: Thursday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 16, Baltimore Beer Week at over 75 establishments concludes Sunday. See website for a full schedule of events and more information.
Oktoberfest and other fall celebrations continue throughout the region
Atlantic City, NJ: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22Beer versus Wine at Boardwalk Hall, 609-377-8873, $40-$80
Centreville, Va.: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 23, Northern Virginia Brewfest at Bull Run Regional Park, 703-923-0800, $15-$40
Felton, Del.: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, Delaware Wine and Beer Festival at Pizzadili Vineyard and Winery, 302-734-4888, $5-$35
Mechanicsville, Va.: 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 22, Oktoberfest at The Showplace, 804-342-0310, $8-$10 admission, food/drink PAYG (pay as you go)
North Wales, Pa.: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct. 28, Pumpkin Beer Month at Iron Hill Brewery, 267-708-2000, PAYG
Philadelphia, Pa.: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, Pumpkinpalooza at Devil’s Den, 215-339-0855, PAYG
Somers Point, NJ: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, Craft Beer Fest at Somers Point Volunteer Fire Company #2, 609-839-4677, $20-$25
Virginia Beach, Va.: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Oct. 23, Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival at the 24th Street Park, 757-425-3111, $20-$25
Wayne, Pa.: Tuesday, Oct. 25, Jolly Pumpkin Halloween at Teresa’s Next Door, 610-293-9909, PAYG
Food and beer events
Berwyn, Pa.: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, A Feurious Night, Beer Lovers Delight at Nectar, 610-725-9000, $65
Mount Holly, NJ: 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, Halloween Beer Lunch at High Street Grill, 609-265-9199, $35-$40
Philadelphia, Pa.: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, Cheesesteak Challenge at Square 1682, 215-563-5008, $20
Philadelphia, Pa.: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, Victory Village Breakfast at The Grey Lodge Pub, 215-856-3591, PAYG
Philadelphia, Pa.: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, The Women of Beer at Midatlantic Restaurant + Taproom, 215-386-3711, $150
Philadelphia, Pa.: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Founders Beer Dinner at Chifa, 215-925-5555, $75
Purcellville, Va.: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Bell’s Beer Dinner at Magnolias at the Mill, 540-338-9800, $80
Washington, DC: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill, 202-347-4800, $40
Washington, DC: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Port City Beer Dinner at Clyde’s of Georgetown, 202-333-9180, $TBD
West Chester, Pa.: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, Sugar Hill Cooks with Harlem Brewing Company at Blue Pear Bistro, 610-399-9812, $TBD
Philadelphia, Pa.: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, Beer Barons to Homebrewers at Laurel Hill Cemetery, 610-664-1591, $25
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