Hopheads and Homebrewers: Picks for 5 Days of Baltimore Beer Week

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hopheadharrycatch of the day fish (2)Since it is Baltimore Beer Week, it seems like as good a time as any to visit the tale of Hophead Harry.

It’s a story that traces a hop as he makes his way through the brewing process, meeting Bobby Barley and Mary Malts along the way. The book, called Hophead Harry Goes to the Brewery, has local roots.

According to Baltimore Magazine, Dennis Kistner of Canton neighborhood spot Mahaffey’s is the author of the children’s book that parents will probably also enjoy, if not leave a little thirsty. Beth-Ann Wilson, a Highlandtown-based artist, did the illustrations.

If you happen to be in the area, Mahaffey’s is hosting a story time tonight at 5:30. Details. 

Here are Beer Week events for the rest of the week, through Friday:

Tuesday: DC Beer Night in Baltimore at Le Garage. Sample local brews from the nation’s capital.

Wednesday: Homebrew Extravaganza at Little Havana’s. The seventh edition of the extravaganza, with proceeds benefitting BARCS.

Thursday: It’s Ginger Not Mary Ann at Waverly Brewing, which is in Woodberry, debuts its Ginger Porter. It’s a collaboration with Baltimore Beer Babes.

Friday: Homegrown on the Shore at Birroteca. Sample three Eastern Shore breweries without having to leave the city. Casks from Evolution, Burley Oak and Third Wave will be onhand.

Here’s the full schedule.


Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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