FeBREWary is for Beer Lovers

Baltimore is embracing FeBREWary, Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer. The city is celebrating the local craft-beer scene with beer events, brewery collaborations and FeBREWary hotel packages. FeBREWary is about coming together with other craft beer lovers to celebrate the best of local brewing. Enjoy one-of-a-kind beers, small batch brews, and beer and food pairings selected by the area’s top brewers and chefs.


2017 FeBREWary Hotel Packages

What better reason for a getaway than beer? Check out these hotels that are partnering with area breweries and bars to provide the ultimate deals for beer appreciators. Click here to view hotel Packages


A Tale of Two Breweries

Heavy Seas and Union partner on English ale

Baltimore brewers Heavy Seas Beer and Union Craft Brewing have joined forces to create an English style “Olde Ale” just in time for FeBREWary. The Olde Ale beer features flavors of nuts, cocoa, molasses and dried fruits floating over a chewy, luscious body of English malt goodness. Inspired by the rich, warming brews of a bygone era, and with the addition of local Domino Brown Sugar, this example of neighborly camaraderie will yield a true, comfort ale that should kindle its own Baltimore nostalgia.

The collaboration between two of Baltimore’s top craft breweries is part of Heavy Seas Beer’s Partner Ships series, which features beers produced in collaboration with other regionally and nationally recognized brewers in the spirit of friendship, creativity and adventure. The Partner Ships series is brewed at Heavy Seas Beer in Baltimore and celebrates the pioneering spirit of American craft beer today. Celebrate the partnership at the kick-off party, the Partner Ship Shakedown, from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, February 3, at R. House in Baltimore. More information about the event is below.


Drink and Ride

City Brew Tours Baltimore takes you on a five-hour tour of Baltimore’s beer scene

Visit Baltimore’s top breweries, brewpubs and beer bars on an all-inclusive beer-focused tasting and tour. Every brewery tour includes up to 15 different craft beers, a beer pairing lunch or dinner, VIP visits to 3 to 4 breweries, and round-trip transportation from downtown Baltimore. City Brew Tours’ partners include Heavy Seas Brewery, Pratt Street Ale House, Waverly Brewing, Charm City Meadworks, Brew House No. 16, Oliver Brewing Co. and Peabody Heights Brewery at Old Oriole Park. Tours are $85-90 per person, with group tours offered Wednesday through Sunday, as well as options for private tours.


FeBREWary Baltimore Beer Events

Cupid’s Curse Challenge at Heavy Seas
February 3 | 5 p.m. | Heavy Seas Beer, 4615 Hollins Ferry Rd.
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Baltimore’s Heavy Seas is one of several Maryland breweries participating in the statewide “Cupid’s Curse Challenge” to create a new beer, all of which will be tapped at the same time, when Governor Larry Hogan will officially toast to FeBREWary.

The Partner Ship Shakedown
February 3 | 7-11 p.m. | R. House, 301 W. 29 St.
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Join Heavy Seas Beer and Union Craft Brewing for a dance party and the release of the breweries’ collaboration beer, the English-style “Olde Ale.” Each brewery will have four of their own beers available, and the event will feature DJ sets by Jordan August and DJ Bohfunnk.

Baltimore Brew: Charm City Meadworks
February 9 | 7 p.m. | Enoch Pratt Library Light Street Branch, 1251 Light St.
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While not technically beer, Charm City Mead is a welcome member of the craft beverage scene. Founder and senior meadmaker James Boicourt will talk about how he started the brewery for Charm City Meadworks as a hobby after collecting honey from bees during entomology courses in grad school before it became a company in 2014.

Max’s Belgian Beer Fest
February 17-19 | 11 a.m. to closing | Max’s Taphouse, 737 S. Broadway
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Max’s annual Belgian beer festival is legendary, with more than 200 draft beers and 200 bottled beers, as well as a full Belgian-inspired menu over four days. New this year is Monday’s “Wild and Sour Day,” which features 20 bottles and 20 drafts of American sour beers.

Brew Valley Beer Walk
February 18 | 12-5 p.m. | Birroteca, 1520 Clipper Rd. | $55
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Birroteca Baltimore, Union Craft Brewing and Nepenthe Homebrew present the first-ever Brew Valley Beer Walk through the Woodberry neighborhood. Each ticket includes a three-course beer pairing lunch at Birroteca followed by a tour and tasting at Union and a homebrew demo at Nepenthe.