BREWed in Maryland

February 7, 2018

7:30 pm

Smoketown Brewing Station

Enjoy a little Maryland brewing history while sampling some fabulous Smoketown brews. Hopefully my brand new publication Beer in Maryland will be available for your reading pleasure!


Historical Brewery Walking Tour Canton- Highlandtown. A Baltimore Beer Week Premier Event!

October 21, 2017

11am- 3pm

Join notable beer historian, Maureen O’Prey and BBW, Co-Founder, Dominic Cantalupo for a fun and informative stroll through Highlandtown and Canton with numerous Pub Stops along the way. Nothing should be this fun. See the BBW website for details and to rsvp:

Home-Brewed in Maryland

October 28, 2017 3pm

Catonsville Historical Society

Enjoy a discussion of Maryland’s vast brewing heritage while sampling homebrews at Catonsville Historical Society’s 1st Annual Oktoberfest!


Brewed in Maryland

September 23, 2017

Irish Railroad Workers Museum

Remote event:
Heavy Seas Alehouse
1300 Bank Street
Baltimore, Maryland

The Irish Railroad Workers Museum invites you to join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. for a special event featuring Professor and author Maureen O’Prey, who will be presenting Brewed in Maryland to our gathering. This will be Maureen’s second time with us, and her subject matter includes several Irish brewers among many others who supplied our immigrant Irish ancestors with beer, employment and a bit of comfort after a long day’s work.
From Maureen:
“This engaging lecture will detail the rich history of the brewing industry in Maryland with a special focus on the immigrants that helped build it. The intriguing and previously unknown stories of the brewing families of Baltimore and Maryland will be revealed, along with an examination of the legacies they built for future generations of brewers. The joys and heartaches of brewing in Maryland (and America) will be addressed against a backdrop of beautiful images, bringing this incredible history to life.”
Professor O’Prey will be selling her book, Brewing in Baltimore at the end of the presentation!
Special Note:
Our friends at Heavy Seas Alehouse (1300 Bank Street, #120, Baltimore MD 21231) will host us for this remote event. Your $12.50 admission fee includes a $7.50 voucher which can be used towards a flight of their craft beers, or lunch from their attractive menu… see . Street parking will likely be available….or park at the Little Italy Garage (400 S. Central Ave.; within sight distance of the Alehouse…parking is $4.00 on the weekend). Register here!
We will gather in a room which seats 45 people MAX, so move quickly to reserve a spot for yourself, and some friends! Maureen’s presentation will begin at 11:15. We expect a sell-out, so hurry! A check for $12.50 per person will reserve your spots, and can be mailed to:
Irish Railroad Workers Museum
P.O. Box 20627
Baltimore MD 21223
Please include the names of your guests.