WASHINGTON, September 14, 2012 — Beer is a social beverage. Drinking a beer can be quite pleasurable, but enjoying it in an 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.
Oktoberfests are springing up seemingly everywhere in the second half of September. Those will not be focused on here so much except to point out the more unique ones, like the six day Oktoberfest capped off with a South Street block party hosted by Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 29.
Also of unique interest in the City of Brotherly Love is the premiere of the film Beeradelphia at the World Cafè Live on Thursday, September 27.
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.
Arlington, Va.: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, Vintage Pets: Pups & Pilsners at 1405 Crystal Drive (the Northern Green), 703-971-1525, $15-$20
Bridgeport, Conn.: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Harbor Brew Fest at the Ball Park At Harbor Yard, 203-257-6403, $10-$50
Baltimore, Md.: 11 a.m. to closing Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23, Annual German Fest at Max’s Taphouse, 888-675-6297, $PAYG (pay as you go)
Boston, Mass.: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, Chef Poe Brings Belgian Funk to Boston at The Rattlesnake, 617-859-8555, $75
Camden, NJ: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, MGK Brew Blast at Battleship New Jersey, 866-877-6262, $45
Charlotte, NC: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, Charlotte Oktoberfest at Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 704-544-1451, $10-$50
Jersey City, NJ: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, Pints for Prostates featuring Founders KBS at Barcade, 201-841-0243, $PAYG + raffles/donations
Philadelphia, Pa.: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, Smoke ‘Em If Yous Got ‘Em at Yards Brewing Company, 215-634-2600, $25-$60
Pottstown, Pa.: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Kan Jam & Live Music Festival at Sly Fox, 484-524-8210, $PAYG
Wilmington, Del.: 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Opening Week kickoff/Stone Tap Takeover at Two Stones Pub, 302-294-1890, $PAYG
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