Baltimore Beer Week: A Guest Post From Bmore Bistros & Beer

Douglas from Baltimore Bistros & Beer is way better at doing local round up stuff than I am. I suck at it, to be quite honest. With Baltimore Beer Week on its way here in a few days, He was nice enough to allow me to cross post his BBW summary. Thank God, the thought of doing that was daunting, at best. Be sure to check him out for more local Baltimore flavor that you wont get from me (because I suck at it), and follow him on Twitter (@BmoreBistroBeer) -Hipster Brewfus

Coming up in the not too distant future is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Baltimore Beer Week. For 9 days there are smorgasbord of great opportunities for beer lovers to get their craft beer fix no matter their budget. Some of the events cost nothing and some will set you back a few bucks, but they are all sure to provide a good time. Below, I've narrowed down the list to what I consider My Perfect Baltimore Beer Week...the events I'd like to hit up if money and time were no object.

October 18

I I love chili and I love homebrew. Having the opportunity to show off my skills and taste that of others         sounds like my kind of fun.

King of the Pins
DuClaw, Heavy Seas, and a host of other breweries are battling out to see who can drain their pin the           fastest.

BBW Kickoff Party with DuClaw at The Judges Bench
DuClaw takes over the taps and offers a special firkin of HellRazor

Public Works Ales Debut at John Steven
The debut of Public Works Ales. On tap will be Red Cent Amber, Fair-Shake APA, and Knucklebuster IPA

October 19

Oktoberfest at the Zoo. Beer and Bears. 

Monocacy Brewing Co Tour/Tasting
A chance to taste and tour one of the areas newer breweries.

Das Best Oktoberfest
Baltimore does their version of Munich's Oktoberfest at M&T

October 20

Baltimore’s Own Beer Tap Maker
Sample some homebrew, learn the process of homebrew, and see what it takes to make tap handles.

October 21

Beer Hunter: The Movie
Watch a movie and drink some homebrew. This is probably the event I'm most interested in as we all should know and thank Michael Jackson.

Q&A with Union Craft Brewing
Learn what it takes to take your beer to the big leagues

30 different Pumpkin Beers at Victoria Gastro Pub

October 22

Public Works and RavenBeer meet thebrewers at Peabody Heights
Meet the brewers and take a tour

Homebrew with Brad Smith
This sounds awesome. Learn about homebrew during happy hour at Maryland Homebrew. The speaker will be none other than the man behind Beersmith, Brad Smith.

October 23

Zion Lutheran’s Saurbraten Dinner Celebration
I went last year and had a nice time. Good food, good atmosphere, good beer all in a beautiful church.

Four Randalls of the aHOPeclipse
A bunch of Dogfish Head IPA's going through Randall the Enamel Animals

October 24

Mussels and Cask Ale
Heavy Seas and Bertha's

Rare Beer Night
Hard to find stuff at Victoria's Gastro Pub

Vintage Brews from the Cellar
Taste some vintage Heavy Seas beers aged in Hellas Restaurant

October 25

Seattle Pumpkin Fest
A slew of pumpkin beers from Elysian Brewery

Think You Know Beer
Test your knowledge of Beer with a blind taste test.

October 26

Tour the American Brewery Building

Real Ale Fest
40 Casks. $40

Steins and Shots Vessel Making
Make your own drinking apparatus. 

Gruit Ale Contest
Gruit's are some of the best tasting Ale's I've had lately.

October 27

New Belgium Beer Dinner
Beer and Food pairing at a pretty reasonable price.
Now obviously I don't have the time or money to attend all of these events, but in ideal world I'd be there for all of them. Take a look through some of the links and have a good time if you end up there. Maybe we'll bump into each other. And if none of these events sound fun (impossible, i know) or fit into your schedule, fret not for there are a ton of other events not mentioned here that might be perfect for you. Happy Baltimore Beer Week!