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Baltimore Beer Week 2010: Predicted To Be Most Epic Yet


Baltimore Beer Week

As the summer days wane here in the Mid-Atlantic, most folks go from wanting to get the last swim in at the beach, to setting up the kids to return to school, then decorating the yard for fall/Halloween. There are a good number of people though, who start looking forward to Baltimore Beer Week, which is in early October.

The 2010 celebration is the second annual and promises to be bigger and better than the previous years more than 350 individual events.

The events schedule includes:

  • October 7th: 6PM
    Baltimore Museum of Industry starts things off with the “Opening Tap Celebration”. Baltimore Orioles ledgend Boog Powell will pass the “Tapping Mallet” over to Ace of Cakes star and Baltimorean Duff Goldman. He will tap the first firkin of the week -– Heavy Seas Loose Cannon (*hopefully* finished with local Stillpoint Farms Hops).
  • October 9th: 11AM-6PM
    Maryland Oktoberfest at the Timonium Fairgrounds. This is a huge festival expecting more than 12,000 guests and over 80 beers from more than 15 Maryland Breweries. German food Oompah Bands and much more. Rumor has it that after the Oktoberfest Flying Dog will be holding a Bowling party at the alley across from the fairgrounds with their usual cast of characters, plenty of Flying Dog Beer and lots of swag.
  • October 10th: 6PM-7:30PM
    Heavy Seas Brewing will be hosting an “Urban Pyrate” Beer Cruise. Join the crew from Heavy Seas aboard the pirate ship “Fearless” for a beer cruise like no other. Beer will be flowing as we cruise around the harbor, so don’t miss out and be a land lubber.
  • October 15th: 7PM
    “Blues and Brews” hits the small, but capable, 8×10 Club in Federal Hill. Heavy Seas brings the Beers and Blues guitar ledgnd Bobby Parker will supply the grooves.
  • October 16th: 1PM-6PM
    SPBW or The Society for the Preservation of Beers from Wood and Pratt Street Ale House bring back the 7th Annual Chesapeake Real Ale Festival. Over 40 Firkins will be available for unlimited sampling. Some of the many breweries to be offering their brews will be Evolution Craft Brewing(De.), Flying Dog(Md.), Troegs(Pa.) and DuClaw Brewing(Md.)
  • October 17th: 12PM-5PM
    The Inaugural Baltimore Beer Festival will take place on the waterfront in Canton/Downtown. Over 25 local, regional, and international Breweries are expected to partake. There will also be food from some of the best local restaurants, along with music and entertainment for all. Beautiful setting and great beer…you can’t really go wrong.

The above are only a sampling of what to expect during this week long Baltimore Beer Week celebration. Many local bars and restaurants will have plenty of event activities throughout the week.

I also have a few rumors for you to kick around while they finalize…

  • After the Oktoberfest at the Fairgrounds on October 9th, will be having an afterparty/bowling party at the lanes across the street from the fairgrounds. Many of the Flying dog crew will be participating with lots of Flying dog beer and swag for the winners.
  • Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia (just a short trip from downtown) is trying to put together an event on location with Brooklyn Brewery. Don’t know yet if it will be a beer dinner or a similar event.
  • There is most likely gonna be a luncheon with local brewing legends and other people from the industry answering questions about the past, present, and future of the Baltimore area in the beer world.
  • No rumor, this is the “real deal”! A little Pre-BBW2010 event with Stone Brewing at the brand new beer hall, Alewife, in downtown Baltimore. Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch will be invading Baltimore, as Stone kicks off a multi-city tour with 40… yes, FORTY Stone beers on tap. This is the most amount of Stone beers that have been on tap at once, in the history of ever. This event is a no-brainer.

Come to the “Charm Cit”y and enjoy our history of beer as we look forward to the future. I hope to see a lot of you at some of the many events during Baltimore Beer Week 2010.

Also, for more information on the Baltimore craft beer scene, check out the musings of Brad Klipner at Beer In Baltimore and myself at Beer Cruiser.


  1. Brian | Monday, September 6, 2010

    In the history of forever, with the Stone taps? October 6 in Charlotte, NC and Greg will be there … with these beers on tap. Yes California, that’s right, bourbon barrel aged IRS! Eat your heart out ;)

    2004 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
    2007 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
    2006 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine aged in Bourbon Barrels
    2008 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine aged in Wine Barrels
    2010 Stone Old Guardian Belgo Barley Wine
    2005 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
    2010 Stone Imperial Russian Belgo Stout
    2008 Stone Imperial Russian Stout aged in Bourbon barrels
    Stone IRS 10th Anniversary Special Blend
    Stone IRS 10th Anniversary GK Mad Man Mix
    Stone 06.06.06. Vertical Epic Ale
    Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale
    Stone 07.07.07 Vertical Epic Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels
    Stone 08.08.08. Vertical Epic Ale
    Stone 09.09.09 Vertical Epic Ale
    Stone 12th Anniversary Ale
    Stone 12th Anniversary in Bourbon Barrels
    Stone 13th Anniversary Ale
    Stone 14th Anniversary Ale
    2006 Double Bastard Ale
    2006 Double Bastard Ale Aged in Brandy Barrels
    2006 Double Bastard Ale Aged with French Oak Chips
    2009 Double Bastard Ale
    Saison du BUFF – Stone
    21st Amendment Collaboration
    San Diego Session Ale Collaboration
    Double Dry Hopped Stone 14th Anniversary Ale
    Double Dry Hopped Stone Ruination IPA
    Double Dry Hopped Stone IPA
    Stone Cali Belgique IPA
    Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla
    Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle
    Stone Sublimely Self Righteous
    Stone Pale Ale
    Stone IPA
    Stone Levitation Ale
    Stone Smoked Porter
    Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale
    Arrogant Bastard Ale
    Stone Ruination IPA

  2. Ashley Routson | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    Are all of those going to be on tap? Or bottles?

  3. Brian | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    All on tap. It’s on a weeknight and 3 hours away, ugh.

  4. Jason Fellon | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    Same in Baltimore…All are gonna be on tap. It’s gonna be a good weekend starting this way.

  5. Brad | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    October in Baltimore = beer geek heaven.

    Thanks for the write up!

  6. Alexander D. Mitchell IV | Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    Ummmmm……. we appreciate the publicity, but……….. “Most Epic Yet” when there’s only been one so far (last year)? I suppose technically it’s going to be true, but………

  7. Dan | Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    I think what Alexander meant to say was, thank you for writing such a good article.

  8. Mark | Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    Was he? Couldn’t quite tell.

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