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May 14, 2011

American Craft Beer Week

acbwAmerican Craft Beer Week is May 16-22.

I'll be adding in more local events as I hear about them (or as I find them in the Outlook folders I created for losing things more systematically).

Victoria Gastro Pub is celebrating with themed evenings like Farmhouse Ales (Monday) and Summer Seasonals (Tuesday)

Punk's Backyard Grill in Annapolis is kicking the week off on Monday, May 16, with the release of its own collaboration beer, Draft Punk, brewed with Oliver Ales. The celebration will include $3 pints, souvenir glassware, and 20% off of all food from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday, May 16th. 

Punk’s and brewmaster Steve Jones from Oliver Ales will be tapping traditional kegs as well as a firkin for this event.
There's more on Punk's website, including a neat video and this description of Draft Punk:
"The final product is a 7.0% ABV American IPA that was bittered with Chinook hops and finished with whole leaf Cascade hops.  It was then dry hopped in the conditioning tank with additional whole leaf Cascades."

You can also follow American Craft Beer Week coverage on the Original Beer in Baltimore blog on


Posted by Richard Gorelick at 8:51 AM | | Comments (3)


I don't know how good it is, but Draft Punk is a great beer name.

Draft Punk? ha . ha.

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