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Beer Festivals - February, 2012 - North America

Below is a list of that we know of during the month of February, 2012 in North America.

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Changing of the Barrels Anniversary Event San Diego, CA

Heavy Seas Oyster Festival Halethorpe, MD

International Great Beer Expo @ the Meadowlands Secaucus, NJ

The Black Star Barter Whitefish, MT

KLCC Microbrew Festavil Eugene, OR

KLCC Microbrew Festavil Eugene, OR

Australian Pale Ale Eco-Keg Launch Manhattan Beach, CA

The Art of Beer Sacramento, CA

Saratoga Beer Week Saratoga Springs, NY

Chesapeake Oyster and Beer Festival National Harbor, MD

Saratoga Beer Week Saratoga Springs, NY

Chesapeake Oyster and Beer Festival National Harbor, MD

2012 Ghent Winter Bar Tour Norfolk, VA

Third Annual Barley Wine Experience Fort Worth, TX

Saratoga Beer Week Saratoga Springs, NY

Cordova Restaurant & Casino Hosts Special Events at 3rd Annual Sacramento Beer Week Rancho Cordova, CA

3rd Annual Portsmouth Beer Week Portsmouth, NH

Cordova Restaurant & Casino Hosts Special Events at 3rd Annual Sacramento Beer Week Rancho Cordova, CA

3rd Annual Portsmouth Beer Week Portsmouth, NH

Cordova Restaurant & Casino Hosts Special Events at 3rd Annual Sacramento Beer Week Rancho Cordova, CA

3rd Annual Portsmouth Beer Week Portsmouth, NH

Event Details

February 2, 2012 - San Diego, California, United States
Changing of the Barrels Anniversary Event
Karl Strauss is celebrating 23 years of beer with our annual event “Changing of the Barrels”. In honor of our barrel aged anniversary series, we’re inviting a few friends to the brewery to mark the emptying of the 23rd Anniversary Ale from our bourbon barrels and the filling of our 24th Anniversary Ale. • Limited tickets available • Unblended barrel tasting of 23rd Anniversary Ale • Enjoy beer, food, and music while we brew • Take home commemorative 23rd Anniversary Glass Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012 (our real Anniversary) Time: 6:00p-9:00p Where: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, 5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA 92109 Ticket Price: $50 per person, tickets online only (this event will sell out, so buy early) The Beer: • 23rd Anniversary Barrel-aged Old Ale • 24th Anniversary Barrel-aged Flanders Sour Ale - One time only tasting before it goes into the barrels for next year! • Oatmeal Stout • Belgian Trippel • Fullsuit Belgian Brown Ale • Red Trolley Ale • Tower 10 IPA • Windansea Wheat Hefewiezen • Special Cask

Location: Karl Strauss Brewing Company 5985 Santa Fe Street San Diego, CA 92109
Hours: 6-9pm
Admission: $50
Organization: Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Contact: Melody Daversa

February 4, 2012 - Halethorpe, Maryland, United States
Heavy Seas Oyster Festival
Come join us at this all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza with bottomless samplers of oysters, heavy seas beer, live music and more!

Location: Heavy Seas Beer 4615 Hollins Ferry Rd., Suite B Halethorpe, MD 21227
Hours: 12-4pm
Organization: Trigger Agency
Contact: Sara Hamilton
Phone: 410-878-9900

February 4, 2012 to February 4, 2012 - Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
International Great Beer Expo @ the Meadowlands
The 2nd Annual International Great Beer Expo at the Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow The biggest names in international brewing will gather at the Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow, 355 Plaza Dr Secaucus, NJ 07094 for the second annual International Great Beer Expo. This international beer tasting extravaganza will showcase more than 50 breweries from across the globe, each providing samples of their country’s proudest brewing achievement. Shoulder to shoulder with some of America’s best breweries, will be amazing breweries from Japan, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Austria, Nicaragua, Thailand, Poland, New Zealand, Indonesia, Sweden, China, and others.

Location: Meadowlands Expo Center @ Harmon Meadows
Hours: Session I: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm (doors open at 12:00 pm) Session II: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm)
Admission: $40.00 in advance $55.00 day of if tickets are still available
Organization: Starfish Junction Productions
Contact: Joe Chierchie
Phone: 631-940-7290
Fax: 631-940-7289

February 4, 2012 to February 4, 2012 - Whitefish, Montana, United States
The Black Star Barter
Black Star beer invites you to participate in the Black Star Barter on Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at the Great Northern Brewery in Whitefish, Montana. Please join us and bring any beer-worthy object or talent that you think is worth a year’s supply of Black Star! We're entertaining all kinds of crazy offers in exchange for 52 cases of Black Star beer. Contestants will be judged on: creativity, awesomeness, thoughtfulness and enthusiasm. Barter items must be present in order to win and there will only be one winner so barter wisely beer-lovers!

Location: Great Northern Brewing Company
Hours: 5pm-7pm
Admission: Contestants may register their barter submission at the Great Northern Brewery beginning at 11 a.m. MST until just before the start of the barter at 4:30 p.m. MST. The Black Star barter will begin immediately after the Whitefish Winter Carnival parade so head over to Railway & Central Avenue directly after to enjoy local food trucks, music, beer gardens and barter entertainment!
Organization: Great Northern Brewing Company
Contact: Ashley Garver
Phone: 800-732-1003

February 10, 2012 to February 11, 2012 - Eugene, Oregon, United States
KLCC Microbrew Festavil
Age: 21 & over Beer tickets: $1 for a 3 oz. taste Live music: Karen Lovely on Friday and Ty Curtis on Saturday. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Event Description: - Microbrew tasting event featuring 50 breweries from the West Coast and beyond, serving over 100 craft brews. - Collaboration Brew, Homebrew Competition, and a Music Sale with hundreds of CDs & Records. - This event is a benefit for public radio station KLCC 89.7 in Eugene OR.

Location: Lane Events Center 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene OR 97401
Hours: Fri. 5-11 p.m. Sat. 1-11 p.m.
Admission: Advanced on line $10 and 3 beer tix for tasting. $12 at the door and 1 beer tix for tasting
Organization: KLCC
Contact: Gayle Chisholm
Phone: 541-463-6030
Fax: 541-463-6046

February 21, 2012 to February 21, 2012 - Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Australian Pale Ale Eco-Keg Launch
Specialty Cellars and Mountain Goat Brewery proudly present the US release of our brand-spanking-new Eco-Kegs filled with Australian Pale Ale! Come meet the brewmaster of this fine craft beer(flying all the way in from Melbourne, Australia) and be one of the first to try the Australian Pale Ale on tap! We will have free prizes and giveaways, not to mention samples of the beer as well! Not sure what an Australian craft beer will taste like? Try this: A well-heeled, malty ale brewed with distinctive Tasmanian Galaxy Hops. It’s medium-bodied and just bitter enough. Perfect for drinking, the unique Galaxy hop adds a bit of tropical citrus flavour while Citra hops impart a good subtle hoppiness. learn more about goat beers @ follow us like us -

Location: Brewco Manhattan - 124 Manhattan Beach Blvd, CA, 90266
Hours: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: Free
Organization: Specialty Cellars
Contact: Daniel Munoz
Phone: 5626306630

February 23, 2012 - Sacramento, California, United States
The Art of Beer
Come celebrate the Art of Beer at the beginning of the 3rd annual Sacramento Beer Week with California beer and fine art. This event features a beer tasting and art exhibition at the Sacramento Grand Ballroom with 20 breweries from all over the state of California with food from Sacramento restaurants. Enjoy a fine art photography exhibition by artist Rawi Nanakul and get a glimpse into the art of beer from across the state. Drink, eat and see what California has to offer. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, one of the world’s leading research centers of autism spectrum disorder. 20 of some of the best breweries from around the state Unlimited 4oz servings of beer Commemorative, stem less beer glass to take home VIP ticket holders get a special session with rare beers and commemorative artwork to take home Enjoy beer art premieres of photos of California breweries by Rawi Nanakul, bottle cap art from Jack Van Stone and mixed media by Jacquelyn Bond Brought to you by the Northern California Brewers Guild, the California Craft Brewers Association, Bokeh Box Media and Eben Weisberg

Location: Sacramento Grand Ballroom 629 J. Street Sacramento California 95814
Hours: vip 5-10 ga 6 to 10 pm
Admission: 40.00 GA 100.00 VIP
Organization: Northern Californias Brewers Guild
Contact: Eben Weisberg
Phone: 916-813-5474

February 23, 2012 to February 25, 2012 - Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Saratoga Beer Week
The local distributors lined up great brewery representation and great beers at our finest local pubs, restaurants, and taverns. Most of these events are free except for the purchase of the beer and food. Make sure to check out the events page for more details.

Location: City Center
Hours: Varied
Admission: See website
Contact: Garth Ellms
Phone: 518 339.6333

February 24, 2012 to February 25, 2012 - National Harbor, Maryland, United States
Chesapeake Oyster and Beer Festival
Join us for the Annual Oyster & Beer Festival an All-You-Care-To-Taste extravaganza complete with over 40 beers, wines and liquors paired with thousands of oysters - raw, steamed, roasted, and rockerfellered plus other mouth-watering delicious seafood and pit beef. The festival includes live music, seminars, exhibits, and so much more!

Location: National Harbor 137 National Plaza National Harbor, MD 20745
Hours: Fri, 6-10pm; Sat, 12-4pm & 5-9pm
Organization: Trigger Agency
Contact: Sara Hamilton
Phone: 410-878-9900

February 25, 2012 - Norfolk, Virginia, United States
2012 Ghent Winter Bar Tour
America's most charitable pub crawl, the Ghent Winter Bar Tour, will take place the evening of February 25th from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM journeying to various establishments located on or near Colley Avenue and 21st Street in Norfolk. Each participant receives a long sleeve shirt, souvenir cup, map, magnet, keychain, koozie, shot glass, coaster, and wristband good for discounts at participating locations as well as other promotional items. All proceeds from this event benefit Edmarc Hospice for Children. (757) 353-4660

Location: Ghent Neighborhood Norfolk, VA
Hours: 4-9PM
Admission: $15-$30
Organization: Ghent Bar Tour
Contact: Scott Guirlinger
Phone: 757 353 4660

February 25, 2012 - Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Third Annual Barley Wine Experience
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium will host the Third Annual Barley Wine Experience, featuring a selection of barley wines from several different breweries, Saturday, Feb. 25 beginning at 11 a.m. at its downtown location in Sundance Square. The Saucer will have a large variety of draft and bottled barley wine selections available throughout the day beginning at 11 a.m. Barley wines will be available until supplies run out. The event will feature a special draft wall, located on the Saucer’s lower patio, which will feature seven draft barley wines from seven different craft breweries. This special draft wall will include the following barley wines: Brooklyn Brewery Monster Ale; Left Hand Brewing Widdershins; Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Bigfoot Ale; Real Ale Kraken from the Mysterium Vernum series; Live Oak Old Tree Hugger Barley Wine; Harpoon Leviathan; and Stone Old Guardian BELGO. Additionally, the Saucer will serve several barley wines by the bottle from the main bar inside, including Great Divide Brewing Company Old Ruffian; Real Ales Sisyphus 2011; Avery Brewing Hog Heaven; Anchor Brewing Old Foghorn; Santa Fe Brewing Company Chicken Killer; Lagunitas Brewing Olde Gnarley Wine; and Mendocino Brewing Imperial Series Barleywine. Guests also will be able to order food items from the Hungry Farmer Plates menu, which feature barley wine pairing options for guests looking for a bite to eat during their barley wine experience. For example, their Whiskey Cheddar, English Cotswold, Humboldt Fog Blue Brie and the Blue Marble selections are all perfectly suited matches with many of these barley wines. Plates are available for $10.99 for a choice of three or $15.99 for five selections off the Hungry Farmer menu. Admission is free, but beer and food prices vary. Early arrival is suggested in order to sample all varieties of barley wine.

Location: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium- Sundance Square Fort Worth
Hours: 11:00 a.m.
Admission: Free Admission, food and drink prices vary
Organization: Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (Fort Worth)
Contact: Marc Castaldo
Phone: 8173367470

February 27, 2012 to March 2, 2012 - Rancho Cordova, California, United States
Cordova Restaurant & Casino Hosts Special Events at 3rd Annual Sacramento Beer Week
Cordova Restaurant & Casino is excited to announce that it will be participating in the 3rd Annual Sacramento Beer Week. With over 300 events capped off with the Sacramento Brewers Showcase & Capital Beerfest at Cal Expo, Sacramento Beer Week aims to bring together the beer community of enthusiasts and breweries in a celebration of Sacramento's rich beer culture. Cordova Restaurant & Casino will be hosting a series of special events from February 27th through March 2nd, 2012. Cordova has been hard at work in preparation for what is anticipated to be a spectacular event! In collaboration with premium breweries, the upscale casino will be offering special beer pairings nightly at the restaurant located at 2801 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA. Cordova Restaurant & Casino invites beer enthusiasts to partake in the following festivities: · Monday, February 27 (SIERRA NEVADA BREWING)- Limited release beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing will be paired with a gourmet 4-course dinner the Chef has created specifically for these amazing brews. Dinner begins at 6pm. Become one of the few to have tried these hard to find gems! · Tuesday, February 28 (NORTH COAST BREWING)- A flight of beer from North Coast Brewing along with a special appetizer sampler will be offered throughout the day. North Coast representatives will also be on hand that evening with special giveaways and prizes and to chat about their world-famous brewhouse. · Wednesday, February 29 (AMERICAN RIVER BREWING COMPANY)- Local brewery, American River Brewing Company will be showcasing their two delectable beers, each paired with a specially created plate that will be available throughout the day. American River’s brewery staff will also be in for a few hours during the evening to meet the public and talk beer. · Thursday, March 1 (LOST COAST BREWERY)- A flight of beer from Lost Coast Brewery perfectly paired with an enticing appetizer sampler will be available throughout the day. Lost Coast Brewery representatives will also be in during the evening for a meet & greet. · Friday, March 2 (NEW BELGIUM BREWING)- A variety of brews, including some special limited releases, from New Belgium Brewing will also be paired with an exquisite 4-course dinner the Chef has prepared for the final night of festivities. Dinner begins at 6pm. Conveniently located off of the 50 Freeway, Cordova Restaurant & Casino brings the Vegas-style gaming experience close to home in Sacramento. Featuring a classy, smoke-free environment and beautiful lodge-style aesthetics, Cordova Restaurant & Casino is easily the most luxurious and respectable card room in town. The full-service restaurant and beer bar at Cordova not only features mouthwatering gourmet burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and a delectable selection of appetizers, but also a wide range of limited release beers and draft lines. Boasting over 100 beers from breweries all around the world, Cordova Restaurant introduces beer lovers to its epic "99 Beers to Glory Challenge." Cordova dares anyone to try all 99 bottles and 15 draft lines, 10 of which are rotating featuring craft beers. Collecting stamps on a passport to mark their conquer, winners will earn top-notch prizes along the way. Among the prizes are cash, custom beer mugs, and the ultimate honor of their names added to a plaque on the wall of glory! The savory beer pairings, heavenly burgers, and the mind-blowing selection of beer are not to be missed. Come join Cordova Restaurant & Casino in its grand celebration of beer during Sacramento Beer Week and prove that you are able to pave your way through 99 Beers to Glory! For menu details and more information on Cordova Restaurant & Casino and Sacramento Beer Week, visit our website: or our Facebook:

Location: Cordova Restaurant & Casino

February 27, 2012 to March 5, 2012 - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
3rd Annual Portsmouth Beer Week and the Seacoast Beverage Lab have teamed up with local establishments to host the 3rd Annual Portsmouth Beer Week. Portsmouth Beer Week is a collective celebration of beer within the Portsmouth community.

Location: Various breweries
Hours: See website for schedule of events
Organization: and Seacoast Beverage Lab
Contact: Sean

Event Links

Saratoga Beer Week
Saratoga Springs, NY

3rd Annual Portsmouth Beer Week
Portsmouth, NH

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