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Apr 25 2012

Frederick Beer Week is Back

This year's going to be bigger and badder than the last. Here's a look at what we have planned: 

Saturday, May 12

Tour de Brew

  • A led bicycle tour of Frederick's three craft breweries 
  • Beginning and ending at the Frederick Fairgrounds with stops at Flying Dog, Barley and Hops, and Monocacy Brewing)
  • 8 am to noon
  • $30 tickets (in advance)

Maryland Craft Beer Festival

  • A festival solely featuring craft beer from the great state of Maryland
  • Frederick Fairgrounds
  • Noon to 6 pm
  • $17 to $40 tickets (in advance and at the door)

Sunday, May 13

Mother's Day Beer Brunch

  • Bring mom out for a beer brunch featuring all three Frederick breweries
  • Roasthouse Pub
  • 11 am and 1 pm seatings
  • Reservations are required, so call Roasthouse Pub at 301-418-6098 to make yours today

Monday, May 14

Beer Geek Trivia 

  • We're throwing in a round of beer-centric questions into Pour House Trivia's regular Monday night lineup to crown Frederick's Beer Geek King (or Queen)
  • Il Forno Pizzeria 
  • 8:30 pm registration, 9 pm start

Tuesday, May 15 

Meet the Brewer

  • Have a pint with the brewers behind the beers you know and love, featuring Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout and Brewhouse Rarities Sour Cherry Ale on tap
  • Monocacy Crossing
  • 4 to 6 pm 

Wednesday, May 16

Beer and Truffle Pairing

  • Four chocolate confections from The Perfect Truffle paired with four different brews
  • Flying Dog Brewery taproom
  • 7 to 9 pm
  • $10 tickets (in advance)

Thursday, May 17

Frederick Beer Tap Takeover

  • Featuring only Frederick beer from Flying Dog, Brewer's Alley, and Barley and Hops on tap
  • Bushwaller's Irish Pub
  • 5 pm to close

Friday, May 18

The Great Frederick Beer Week Scavenger Hunt

  • A craft beer-focused hunt through downtown Frederick for teams of 3 to 5 people with an after-party at Brewer's Alley 
  • Flying Dog Brewery, then various locations downtown 
  • 5 pm to 6 pm registration, 9 pm after-party
  • $30 per team (in advance) 

Saturday, May 19 

Frederick Beer Week Firkin Fest

  • This annual farm festival is getting real! Featuring cask-conditioned brews from yours truly, Brewer's Alley, Barley and Hops, Heavy Seas, Evolution, DuClaw, Growlers, Johanson's, and Baying Hound
  • Stillpoint Farm (in Mt. Airy, MD)
  • Noon to 6 pm
  • $20 tickets (in advance)