Events

Checkerspot Brewing Company

December 1, 2018 12 pm- 4pm

Book Signing at the Holiday Makers Market
1399 S. Sharp Street

B.C. Brewing

December 4, 2018 8:30 pm

Book Signing at Brewtherville Homebrew Club Meeting
10950  Gilroy Road Suite F

Baltimore Museum of Industry Beer Night

December 5, 2018 6:30-8 pm

Enjoy an evening exploring Charm City’s brewing industry—past and present—at the BMI. Hear insights from five Baltimore brewers in a panel discussion moderated by historian Maureen O’Prey and interact with them at a private reception. Ticket includes light refreshments and five tastings. Additional beer is available for sale to benefit the museum. For guests age 21+ only.

Tickets available: https://48278.blackbaudhosting.com/48278/Baltimore-Beer-Night

Oakcrest Speaker Series

December 12, 2018 1:30 pm

An engaging luncheon and lecture surrounding the rich history of the brewing industry in Maryland.

Brewery Tour:

December 14, 2018 10:30 am

 

Baltimore Beer Week Beer History Symposium

October 21, 12 pm-3pm
The Brewer’s Art
1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Beer History Symposium

BEER in MARYLAND

Book Signing

Brewers Talk  at Zion Church Aldersaal

400 E. Lexington Street Baltimore, MD 21202
Saturday September 15, 5pm-7pm

The Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund invites you to join us for a talk and a book signing by local author and historian Maureen O’Prey. Come learn about local brewing history in and evocative setting integral to Baltimore brewers past and present. Local Craft beer and German cold cuts will be provided.

RSVP by September 12 to Paul Espinosa, pespino3@jhu.edu or Bonnie Brobst 410-342-0643.
Fee: $30 per person (To benefit the Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund).

Free Parking

Irish Railroad Workers Museum Presentation and Book Signing

918 Lemmon St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Saturday September 22, 2018 11am

Join me as I delve into Maryland’s beer history with a special focus on the Irish immigrants that helped propel it to greatness.  So come on out and lets chat beer history!

Carroll County Beer Week EVENT

Maggie’s Restaurant

310 E. Green Street • Westminster, MD 21157
Monday September 24, 2018 7pm

Featuring a special keg of Carroll County Collaboration Beer brewed by Johansson’s Dining House and Pub Dog Brewing Co. This year’s beer is cask conditioned IPA and brewed with local malts, honey, and dry-hopped with local hops. A brief presentation followed by a brewers panel with Carroll County’s brewmasters.

Glenn L. Martin Museum

Speaker Series
The Allied Women of WWII
Monday October 1, 2018 7pm

Join me for a chat about some of World War II’s unsung heroes in an historic setting., surrounding by vintage planes. Meet some of the last surviving Rosies. Not beer related but lively and informative.

PAST EVENTS:

Brewers Talk at Zion Church Aldersaal
400 E. Lexington Street Baltimore, MD 21202
Saturday September 15, 5pm-7pm
The Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund invites you to join us for a talk and a book signing by local author and historian Maureen O’Prey. Come learn about local brewing history in and evocative setting integral to Baltimore brewers past and present. Local Craft beer and German cold cuts will be provided.
RSVP by September 12 to Paul Espinosa, pespino3@jhu.edu or Bonnie Brobst 410-342-0643.
Fee: $30 per person (To benefit the Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund).
Free Parking

Irish Railroad Workers Museum Presentation and Book Signing
918 Lemmon St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Saturday September 22, 2018 11am
Join me as I delve into Maryland’s beer history with a special focus on the Irish immigrants that helped propel it to greatness. So come on out and lets chat beer history!

Checkerspot Brewing Company
1399 S Sharp Street Baltimore, MD 21230
Saturday September 8, 2018 2pm-6pm
Join me for a pint of delicious brew from Baltimore’s newest brewery- Checkerspot. I will be signing copies of my latest book Beer in Maryland . Discover untold stories of Maryland craft brewers, past and present and get to Know Judy , Rob, and Steve the team behind this incredible new brewery! Located just a stone’s throw from M&T Bank Stadium and OPACY. A perfect place to grab an artfully crafted brew and then head to the game, or just hang and watch it on the big screens. Cheers!

Book Signing RAVEN BEER 20th Anniversary Party
DuClaw Brewing Company
8901 Yellow Brick Rd b, Rosedale, MD 21237
Thursday June 7, 2018 6pm- 10 pm
I will be signing and selling copies of my new book Beer in Maryland at Raven Beer’s 20th Anniversary shindig! Come on out and grab a pint. Learn a little about the history of Raven Beer and Stephen Demczuk! Quoth the Raven perhaps?

CSI Presentation and Book Signing
Mahafffey’s Pub
2706 Dillon St, Baltimore, MD 21224
Tuesday June 12, 2018 6pm
A presentation on the history of Beer in Maryland will be followed y a book signing and homebrew tasting. A pre-presentation book signing for Mahaffey’s staff will take place early on in the evening. Lets enjoy a pint

Book Signing @ Heavy Seas
Saturday April 28, 2018
12 pm- 3pm
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd
Halethorpe, MD 21227
Join me at Heavy Seas Saturday April 28 2018 where I will be signing and selling copies of my brand new book Beer in Maryland. This engaging history of the brewing industry in Maryland details the triumphs and struggles facing brewers from colonial times to the modern day; reveals little known family secrets and surprising details history has overlooked.

Book Signing @ The Maryland Craft Beer Festival
Saturday May 12, 2018
12-5 pm
I will be selling and signing copies of my new book Beer in Maryland at the largest festival celebrating delicious, hand crafted Maryland made beer! Come on out and sample some fabulous beer on the scenic Carroll Creek Linear Park in Frederick Maryland!

Book Signing @ The Perfect Pour
Saturday March 31, 2018
2pm-5pm
6630 Marie Curie Dr.
Elkridge, MD 21075
Join me at The Perfect Pour Saturday March 31, 2018 where I will be joined by RaR Brewing for a Beer Tasting and I will be signing and selling copies of my brand new book “Beer in Maryland.” This engaging history of the brewing industry in Maryland details the triumphs and struggles facing brewers from colonial times to the modern day; reveals little known family secrets and surprising details history has overlooked.

Book Signing @ Jailbreak Brewing Company
Wednesday April 4, 2018
3pm-7pm
49445 Washington Boulevard North F,
Laurel, MD 2072
Join me for a pint at Jailbreak Brewing Company Wednesday April 4, 2018 where I will be signing and selling copies of my brand new book “Beer in Maryland.” This engaging history of the brewing industry in Maryland details the triumphs and struggles facing brewers from colonial times to the modern day; reveals little known family secrets and surprising details history has overlooked.

Book Signing @ Oliver Brewing Company

Saturday March 10, 2018
12 pm- 4 pm
4216 Shannon Drive
Baltimore, MD 21213

Join me at Oliver Brewing Company Saturday March 10, 2018 where I will be signing and selling copies of my brand new book “Beer in Maryland.” This engaging history of the brewing industry in Maryland details the triumphs and struggles facing brewers from colonial times to the modern day; reveals little known family secrets and surprising details history has overlooked.

Presentation and Book Signing @ Hysteria Brewing
Thursday March 22, 2018
6pm – 8pm
9570 Berger Road
Columbia, MD 21046
Join me at Hysteria Brewing Company in Columbia for a short presentation on the history of Brewing in Maryland. Afterward I will be signing and selling copies of my latest book, “Beer in Maryland”. Come out and have a pint, a chat, and a book!

Book Signing @ Whitey’s Liquor
Saturday April 14, 2018
4pm- 6pm
803 N Hammonds Ferry Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Join me for a beer tasting with Tim Miller of National Premium and Wild Goose fame at Whitey’s Liquors where I will be signing and selling copies of my brand new book “Beer in Maryland.” This engaging history of the brewing industry in Maryland details the triumphs and struggles facing brewers from colonial times to the modern day; reveals little known family secrets and surprising details history has overlooked.

Book Signing @ Flying Dog
Friday April 20, 2018
4-7 pm
4607 Wedgewood
Frederick, MD 21703
Join me for a pint at Flying Dog Brewery on a night celebrating women in industry. A special beer will be on tap that was formulated and produced by the women of Flying Dog! Food trucks will be women-owned as well! I am honored to join this distinguished company. Come on out a buy a copy of my new book Beer in Maryland and celebrate women in the industry!

Book Signing @ Mully’s Brewery
Saturday April 21, 2018
12pm-3pm
141 Schooner Ln
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Join me at Mully’s Brewery Saturday April 21 2018 where I will be signing and selling copies of my brand new book Beer in Maryland. This engaging history of the brewing industry in Maryland details the triumphs and struggles facing brewers from colonial times to the modern day; reveals little known family secrets and surprising details history has overlooked. Come on out and say hello to the Mulikin’s makers of incredibly delicious NEIPA’s and black lagers (among many others)!

BREWed in Maryland

POSTPONED Due to Inclement Weather****

February 7, 2018

7:00 pm

Smoketown Brewing Station

Enjoy a little Maryland brewing history while sampling some fabulous Smoketown brews. This is a pre-release party! My brand new publication Beer in Maryland will be available for your reading pleasure after February 10th! Come on out and chat craft, history, and all things Maryland beer!

Cheers!

Details:
http://www.smoketownbrewing.com/events.shtml

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:

http://baltimorebeerweek.com/event/walking-beer-history/

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!

Tickets:

https://www.facebook.com/events/248701268984666/

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 http://heavyseasalehouse.com/assets/new-2-sided-july-2017.pdf . 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