Maryland Beer Fest coming right up

Baltimore Beer Week

2012 is coming. The

is Friday, Oct. 19 at Rams Head Live.

are scheduled over 10 days, including tastings, seminars, beer dinners, home-brew events, tours and a ping-pong tournament.

We'll be posting about as many of them as we can, but there a handful of ticketed events you need to act on now.

One of them is the

at Victoria Gastro Pub on Saturday, Oct. 20, noon-4 p.m. The second annual event gathers Maryland's premier breweries under one roof.  Admission includes passed hors d'ouevres, complimentary tasting glass, bottle opener and tastings from each of the participating breweries: The Brewer's Art, Burley Oak Brewing Co., DuClaw Brewing Co., Evolution Craft Brewing Co., Flying Dog Brewery, Heavy Seas, Oliver Breweries, Stillwater Artisanal Ale and Union Craft Brewing.

Maryland Beer Fest starts at noon at Victoria Gastro Pub, 8201 Snowden River Parkway. Tickets are $50. Call 410-750-1880 or go to

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