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Baltimore Beer Week

Farewell Baltimore Beer Week
Release Date: 9/15/2019

Bon Voyage, Adios, Sayonara… with bittersweet sentiment we announce today that there will not be an “official” Baltimore Beer Week in 2019…
Over the past 10 years we have been working with dedicated businesses and organizations to bring Baltimore Beer Week to life with hundreds of beer-centric events that focus on beer culture, culinary aspects, meet and greets, homebrew demos and beer history every October. All in the name of seeking to increase people’s awareness of all things beer in the famed “Land of Pleasant Living.”

So much has changed in the past 10 years – in 2009 when we started there were less than 25 breweries in Maryland (there are currently 75+ breweries operating in the state – with more in the planning stages). Nationally there were 1,653 breweries operating across the country in 2009… there are currently 7,500+ breweries pumping out liquid in 2019!

We, the dedicated volunteers who have organized Baltimore Beer Week year after year, feel we have far exceeded our wildest dreams of reaching and honestly surpassing the mission we set out to achieve – Beer culture and awareness in Baltimore has never been more wide-reaching or pervasive! It seems it’s beer week every week nowadays!

We can’t tell you how proud we are of just how much has been accomplished over these past 10 years – Thank you to everyone who supported our unwavering efforts along the way! We truly hope that the support for beer culture continues to thrive in Baltimore for years to come!

Feel free to reach out with questions or thoughts at any time…
Cheers, Joe Gold & Dominic Cantalupo

Monument City Brewing and The Wine Source Collaborate for the Community

Baltimore, MD (August 13, 2019) – Craft beer and the community go hand-in -hand. Highlandtown based Monument City Brewing and The Wine Source in Hampden came together to collaborate on a beer that gives back to the community.

This week the pair will release a 6.5% hazy IPA called The Avenue, where a portion of the proceeds will benefit Hampden Family Center.

“This is the second year we collaborated with Monument City and we both felt strongly that this year’s release should give back to our community. Our goal is to make this an annual project. The beer style may change from year-to-year, but the community focus will remain.”

Jed Jenny, The Wine Source

This year’s release of The Avenue will debut in cans at The Wine Source on Friday, August 16th, with draft available throughout Baltimore the following week. The Avenue, brewed using pale malt, wheat and flaked oats, is a New England style IPA that has an abundance of Grüngeist, Hüll Melon, and Cashmere hops giving it notes of melon, passion fruit, and citrus.

“We love projects like this. Crafting delicious beer and fostering community through beer is a big part of why we started Monument City.”

Monument City co-founder, Ken Praay

About Monument City Brewing
Monument City Brewing Company was founded by brothers Ken and Matt Praay in 2014. Known for their flagship beer 51 Rye, Monument City is focused on making honest craft beer and helping foster community through beer. Monument opened its Highlandtown brewery and taproom in the spring of 2017.

About The Wine Source
The Wine Source is an independently owned and operated wine, beer, spirits, and specialty foods shop in the heart of Hampden. The Wine Source offers a full-service growler bar with a rotating selection of 18 different beers, a curated wine collection featuring the classic and the esoteric, and the best of the beverage world along with friendly advice. Proud to be a part of the Hampden community and to call Elm Avenue home!

About Hampden Family Center
The Family Center has served as a “hub” for community activities in Hampden for 24 years. They provide programs and support services for all who live, learn and work in the community. Here, children enjoy after-school and summer enrichment programs. Adults can participate in literacy classes to brush up on their math, reading and writing skills in preparation for the GED class and exam. Seniors from the community can enjoy monthly lunches with their peers. In addition, The Family Center offers emergency and benefit assistance programs.

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