The third Baltimore Beer Week came to a close Sunday. Over 300 tastings, homebrewing competitions and lectures were squeezed into the event's 11 days, sending thousands of beer lovers to bars in the city and the county. How did this year's event compare to last year's? Heavy Seas' Hugh Sisson had
before the week started that one goal for 2011 was to spread out more events so that there would be more quality instead of just an abundance of stuff for fans to pick from. Were organizers successful? Are you happy bars will now "go back to being a beer bar, instead of a packed bingo parlor," as Baltimore Liquor Board chairman Stephan Fogleman has
? This week, will be far more low-key. The major music story won't be happening in town, but in New York, where the CMJ Music Marathon will get underway Tuesday. In town: there are concerts by
, Double Dagger, and Ami Dang.
play a sold-out 9:30 Club,
"Young, Broke & Beautiful: Broke-Ass Stuart's Guide to Living Cheaply,"
2549 N. Howard St. 8 p.m. $15. And: while they're here, some Baltimore bands will be driving up to New York for
. Later this week, we'll have a round-up of those bands just like we did for
, Weird Al will appear at the Warner Theater,