Friday, September 12, 2008

Weekend Beer Events

The annual Gonzofest will take place on Saturday at Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, MD. The event will feature live music and host the Hard Times Café Chili Cook-Off for the Maryland State Chili Cook-Off Championship. In addition to the eclectic sounds of four different bands and the taste of competition caliber chili, attendees can enjoy a variety of Flying Dog beer and tours of the Flying Dog brewery. A complementary souvenir mug and beer samples are included in the price of admission. See the Flying Dog web site for more information.

In addition, there are a number of opportunities locally to try out some new beers. Jeff from Blue & Gray also sends word that their Oktoberfest beer is now available in kegs and growlers fills, in addition to bottles.

Friday, September 12 - 5:00 - 8:00pm
Total Wine, Fredericksburg
Friday 5 @ 5 Beer Tasting:
Post Road Pumpkin Ale, Brooklyn Oktoberfest, Troegs Hopback Amber, Kona Wailua Wheat, Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold

Friday, September 12 - 5:30 - 7:00pm
Grapes of Taste, Ladysmith
Beer Tasting:
German and fall beers

Friday, September 12 - 5:30 - 7:30pm
Corks and Kegs, Richmond
Beer Tasting:
Southern Tier Imperial Pumking, Hook & Ladder Backdraft Brown, Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale

Saturday, September 13 - 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Kybecca, Fredericksburg
Beer Tastings in 2 Locations:
William Street (Downtown):
Beers TBD, plus 1 Customer Choice
Plank Road (Next to Ukrops)
St. Peter's English Ale, Ayinger Ur-Weisse Dunkel Weissbier, plus 1 Customer Choice

Saturday, September 13 - 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Rick's Wine, Alexandria
Beer Tastings:
Blue & Gray Oktoberfest, Coney Island Freaktoberfest, Southern Tier Harvest Ale, Southern Tier Big Red

Every Saturday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Blue & Gray Brewery, Fredericksburg
Beer samples and brewery tours

Please support the folks who bring us these events. Let them know there is an active craft beer community in the area. When you attend any of these events, tell us about it in the comments, and be sure to let the proprietor know you heard about it here.
Have something to add? Let me know, my contact information is here.

Event schedules subject to change. Call ahead before traveling.


  1. we missed you this year at Gonzofest, but rest assures we'll be doing it again next year!

    josh @ flying dog

  2. I wish I could attend these kind of beer events but alas I live in the wrong country :(. I live in a remote area and I even have to buy my beers and ales online from sites such as The Drink Shop as the local stores have very little selection.


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