WASHINGTON, October 27, 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, twice each month, After Hours publishes a calendar of notable beer events covering the mid-Atlantic region from New Jersey through Virginia.
Here in the first half of November, there are a few lingering Oktoberfest celebrations, plenty of beer dinners, and two large-scope events to consider. From New York through Virginia, you should find that there is no better place in the country 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.
Vanburg & Dewulf’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, Nov. 15, Coast-to-Coast Toast at nearly 150 of the country’s better beer establishments, PAYG (pay as you go)
Craft Beer Express rolls though Philly
Philadelphia, Pa.: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, Craft Beer Express at 12 of the city’s better beer establishments, $10 for unlimited rides on the bus and PAYG at each bar
One more Oktoberfest to close out the season
Philadelphia, Pa.: Saturday, Nov. 5, Oktoberfest 2011 at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 484-497-6593, $10-$12 admission, food and drink PAYG
Food and beer events
Bethlehem, Pa.: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, Red Hot Beer Dinner at Bethlehem Brew Works, 610-882-1300, $60
Columbia, Md.: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, Southern Tier Beer Dinner at Victoria’s Gastro Pub, 410-750-1880, $85
Exton, Pa.: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at The Drafting Room, 610-363-0521, $65
Philadelphia, Pa.: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, Ancient Ales Beer Dinner at Memphis Taproom, 215-425-4460, $70
Philadelphia, Pa.: Tuesday, Nov. 15 and Wednesday, Nov. 16, Beer Table Take Over Dinners at The Farmers’ Cabinet (Phila.) & Beer Table (NYC), 215-923-1113, $TBD
Rehoboth Beach, Del.: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Pork & Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 302-226-2739, $TBD
Spinnerstown, Pa.: Wednesday, Nov. 2, New Holland Beer Dinner at Spinnerstown Hotel, 215-536-7242, $TBD
Washington, DC: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Six-course Beer Dinner at Locolat Cafe, 202-518-2570, $70
Cask-conditioned Beer events
Bethlehem, Pa.: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works, 610-882-1300, PAYG
Falls Church, Va.: Friday, Nov. 4 through Friday, Nov. 11, Cask Week at Mad Fox Brewing Co., 703-942-6840, PAYG
Lititz, Pa.: Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6, Cask Ale Fest at General Sutter Inn, 717-626-2115, PAYG
Media, Pa.: 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, Firkin Friday with Pumpkin Coffee Stout at Iron Hill Brewery, 610-627-9000, PAYG
Special tasting events of note
Philadelphia, Pa.: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, Pecan Harvest Festival at Percy Street Barbecue, 215-625-8510, $50
Philadelphia, Pa.: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Beer Tasting for PAWS fundraiser at Hudson Beach Glass, 267-319-1887, $40
Philadelphia, Pa.: 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes English Beer Day at The Farmers’ Cabinet, 215-923-1113, PAYG
Washington, DC: 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Schlafly 20th Anniversary Party at ChurchKey, 202-567-2576, PAYG
Washington, DC: 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, The Great Chouffe Party at Pizza Paradiso (Dupont Circle location), 202-223-1245, PAYG
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