Events

Brewery Openings, Special tappings, and all things Craft Beer

Sep
27
Fri
Brewery Fire Grand Opening @ Brewery Fire
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We opening on September 13th but we would love you all to come celebrate the Grand Opening of Brewery Fire! Extended hours, door prizes, live harp music by Lydia Bandy at 4 PM, live acoustic folk at 7 PM by The Long Haul Trio, and The Food Chick will be setup by our amazing beer garden with an awesome menu including Chili Cheese Dogs and Crab Dip!
Great’er Pumpkin Bottle Release @ Heavy Seas Taproom
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Grab your crew and join us in the Heavy Seas Taproom for the 2019 release of Great’er Pumpkin, an Imperial Pumpkin Ale aged in bourbon barrels! This year, we will also be releasing an extremely limited, draft only variant of the beer, Great’er Pumpkin Latte, brewed with coffee, lactose & vanilla!

We will have 4-packs of 12 oz bottles of the original Great’er Pumpkin available for purchase, as well as crowlers & growler fills to go of both versions!

About the beer:

Great’er Pumpkin pours a rich, deep burnished orange color with a thick white head. Aromas of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and clove give this brew a great aromatic complexity, while British crystal malt, brown sugar, and pumpkin add a sense of weight and body. Bourbon barrel aging rounds out its flavors with notes of oak, vanilla, and bourbon. A beer not to be missed!

Great’er Pumpkin Latte is aged in bourbon barrels with locally roasted coffee and vanilla beans. The addition of lactose gives a creamy, steamed milk-like flavor to this complex and decadent brew.

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale with Spices
ABV: 10%
IBU: 37
Hops: Mt. Hood
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal Malt

Pieces of Eight food truck will be onsite serving their delicious wood-fired pizzas & other tasty menu items if you’re hungry!

Sep
28
Sat
14th Maryland Microbrewery Festival @ Union Mills Homestead
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

We are pleased once again to host this unique event to promote Maryland’s microbreweries in a great setting at the historic Union Mills Homestead. The Maryland Microbrewery Festival is the highlight and culminating event of Carroll County Beer Week. Proceeds of the Festival support the Union Mills Homestead Foundation’s ongoing interpretation and preservation of the historic Union Mills site. Please contact us at 410-848-2288 if you require additional information. Thank you for your support!

 

Breweries

September 2019 Can Release @ Burley Oak Brewing Company
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – Sep 29 @ 2:00 am

Banana Bread J.R.E.A.M. – Fruited Sour Ale w/Lactose

Double Cuvee J.R.E.A.M. – Banana Bread & Blueberry Cobbler Imperial Fruited Sour Ale w/Lactose

Triple Blueberry Cobbler J.R.E.A.M. – Imperial Fruited Sour Ale w/Lactose

Canned Heat – Blackberry Honey Double IPA

100 w/Galaxy – Triple Dryhopped Double IPA

4-packs of 16 oz cans

Oct
5
Sat
Hops & Harvest Festival @ Columbia Lakefront
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHEN IS THE EVENT?

October 5th, 2019.

There will be two sessions: Midday from 12 PM – 4 PM and Twilight from 5 PM – 9 PM. Make sure you buy a ticket for the session that works best for you!

WHEN DO TICKET GO ON SALE?

ON SALE NOW!

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

General admission tickets are $40 in advance, or $50 at the door.

WHAT COMES WITH THE TICKET?

Entry to one of the two sessions, a souvenir event cup, unlimited tastings, live entertainment, games and more.

WHERE IS THE COLUMBIA LAKEFRONT?

Do you know where the Columbia Mall is? We’ll be right across the street between Clydes and WholeFoods right on Lake Kittamaqundi.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

Event parking is within walking distance on a first-come first-served basis at nearby Sterrett Place.
Not quite sure where that is? Here is a map to help you with directions!

PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT WHOLE FOODS. YOU WILL BE TOWED!!!

WHAT CAN I BRING?

Picnic blankets, lawn chairs, party hats, good vibes.

WHAT AM I NOT ALLOWED TO BRING?

Tents, pop-ups, grills, tables, glass containers, alcohol, weapons, any illegal substance, mythical creatures or any other items that may be harmful or disruptive.

DO I HAVE TO BRING MY ID?

Yes. Please have your ID out and ready to be checked at the entrance.

IS THIS EVENT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?

Youngsters are welcome! 8 and under free.

CAN I BRING PETS?

As much as we love Fido, unfortunately not. Only service animals are permitted.

IF IT RAINS, CAN I GET A REFUND?

All sales are final. The event will be held rain or shine so check the forecast and bring your most fashionable wellies if need be!

IS SMOKING PERMITTED?

Per Howard County Law, smoking (including e-cigarettes) is NOT permitted.

IS THE EVENT SITE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?

Yes, this site is equipped with ramps that allow for access to all parts of the venue.

HOW CAN I REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER?

We’d love to have you! Email info@cofestco.com for more information.

 

Breweries

Quad State Beer Fest @ Washington County Agricultural Education Center
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 2019 Quad State Beer Fest is on Saturday, October 5th at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, just south of Hagerstown, MD.
FEATURES: 30+ Regional Breweries. 100+ Craft Beers. Live Music from Sparx and Hot Fun. The Biggest Beer Fest around! Supports several local charities! There will be dozens of vendors, great food, fun games and contests & more!
ALL TICKET HOLDERS Receive Free Parking, Live Music, Access To Dozens Of Food & Other Vendors, Live Karaoke, Contests like Keg Toss and Chicken Wing Challenge, AXE THROWING, Free Games Such As Test Your Strength & Giant Jenga, & More!

TICKET TYPES: (Anyone consuming alcohol must be 21 years of age)
*VIP – $48 Entry Time – 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM (ONE HOUR EARLY!)
Includes free gift, VIP parking, access to event one hour early, rare exclusive beers, festival tasting glass, and unlimited, responsible sampling + one full pour.
*General Admission – $38 Entry Time – 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Includes festival tasting glass, unlimited, responsible sampling + one full pour.
*Twilight Admission – $28 Entry Time – 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Includes festival tasting glass, unlimited, responsible sampling + one full pour.
*Designated Driver – $15 Entry Time – 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Includes admission into the event and two non-alcoholic beverages. (DD must be at least 16 years of age)
ADD-ON TICKET TYPES (Must have a separate festival entry ticket):
*Personal Pop Up Tent – $40 (This ticket allows you to bring your own personal pop up tent for up to ten people)
*Camping Pass – $25 Friday, $25 Saturday, or $45 for both nights
Food will be available for purchase, but is not included with any ticket type.

 

Maryland Breweries

Other Breweries

  • Adroit Theory Brewing Company
  • Berkeley Springs Brewing Co.
  • Bold Rock
  • Honey Grail Mead
  • O’Conner Brewing Co.
  • Penn Brewery
  • Port City Brewing Company
  • Rusty Rail Brewing
  • Starr Hill Brewery
  • Troegs Independent Craft Brewery
  • Victory Brewing Company
Oct
13
Sun
Annapolis Harvest Brew Fest @ Chesapeake Brewing Company
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy some of Maryland’s best harvest beers in the heart of Annapolis. We are CELEBRATING SELF DISTRIBUTED breweries with their harvest beer line up! Limited tickets to first 80 people so don’t wait too long; plus you can save $10 per ticket buying them ahead of time. In the heart of Annapolis you can walk to everything and have a great time! This is the boutique of beer festivals and highlights the best Maryland has to offer in seasonal brews. No volunteers here guys and gals! Actual brewers and owners; which is why we sell only a limited number of tickets. We will have buck a shuck oysters plenty of other food; Burgers, Crabcakes, Steamed Shrimp, Giant Bavarian Pretzels…… some newer breweries to the area like Gypsy, Crooked Crab, Chesepiooc and Checkerspot! Don’t miss this showcase of HARVEST BEERS!!!!

Breweries

Oct
19
Sat
Harvest at the Hill @ Manor Hill Brewing
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday, October 19th, Manor Hill Farm will be hosting Harvest at the Hill Festival on their 54-acre working farm in Ellicott City, Maryland. Highlights include:
– Farm tours and education activities: Learn from the farm staff and brewing team how hops are grown and harvested at Manor Hill Farm. Then tour the farm and the production brewery.
– Farm brewed beers from Manor Hill Brewing, including specialty casks and limited beers (VIP get first dibs).
– Food Truck Rally by the Hop Field, featuring food trucks and other local establishments.
– Live music from local bands
– Yard games
– And more!!!

General Admission (1-5pm) = $15, includes commemorative glass and first beer

VIP (early access begins at 12 pm) = $30, includes commemorative glass, first beer, and Manor Hill Branded Giveaway (TBD). Also get first dibs on limited casks/draughts at the event.

Under 21 = Free (but ticket needed for entry)

This event is Rain or Shine. Be sure to bring your portable tailgating/camping chairs so you can be comfortable while you enjoy the farm. Plenty of parking available.

This event will sell out, so buy your tickets NOW!

ATTENTION PARENTS: All ages welcome. Children must be closely supervised due to open brewing and farming equipment. Manor Hill is not responsible for any damages or injury. Under 21 are free, but will need a ticket (available when purchasing General Admission or VIP).

Oct
26
Sat
OCtoberfest 2019 @ Sunset Park
Oct 26 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Unlimited beer tastings, 16 breweries, 40+ beers, ​Food trucks, Shopping, Live music by Johnny Bling, Pet friendly, and kids & non-drinkers welcome with paying ticket!!

 

Maryland Breweries

Other Breweries

  • 3rd Wave Brewing Co.
  • Big Oyster Brewery
  • Dogfish Head
Nov
16
Sat
2nd Anniversary @ Midnight Run Brewing
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our anniversary this year lands on the exact day we opened midnight run brewing 2 years ago. Blood, sweat & tears have been put into our brewery and into making our beautifully handcrafted beers. it’s time to celebrate!

Join us for 20+ handcrafted beers, a special 2 year anniversary glass, local live music & boxcar burgers! Save the date & we’ll let you know when tickets go on sale. we can’t wait to see you there!

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