WASHINGTON, August 15, 2012 — Beer is a social beverage. Drinking a beer can be quite pleasurable, but enjoying it in a convivial atmosphere with similar-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 Maine through North Carolina.
Here in the second half of August, you can drink a fine brew in a castle, by the water, paired with ice cream, while listening to live German music, or in a relatively more serious, educational environment.
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.
Adamstown, Pa.: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 21st Annual Microfestival at Stoudt’s Brewing Company, 717-484-4386, $35-$40
Alexandria, Va.: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 25, Trappist Ales: The Real Story Behind The World’s Most Beloved Beers at Rustico Restaurant & Bar, 571-384-1820, $24
Doylestown, Pa.: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, Eat and Drink Local: A World of Beer at Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, 215-348-9461, $28-$35
Mount Holly, NJ: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, Firestone Walker Beer Dinner at High Street Grill, 609-265-9199, $75
National Harbor, Md.: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, Chesapeake Crab & Beer Fest at National Harbor, $35-$89
Newington, Ct.: Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday Aug. 26, Hartford Sängerbund Bierfest at Hartford Sängerbund, 860-953-8967, $10 + PAYG (pay as you go)
Philadelphia, Pa.: Saturday, Aug. 18 through Friday Aug. 24, Pucker Up Sour Festival at Devil’s Den, 215-339-0855, $PAYG (pay as you go)
Philadelphia, Pa.: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Founders Ice Cream Experiment 2.0 at The Institute, 267-318-7772, $PAYG
Philadelphia, Pa.: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Fish Fry with Bell’s Brewery at JG Domestic, 215-222-2363, $55
Portland, Maine: Friday, Aug. 31 through Saturday Sep. 1, Portland Brew Festival at Portland Company Complex, $35
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