Well March sure is doing what the old proverb says, "In like a lion, out like a lamb."
But don't let the snow and cold keep you locked away inside. There are a couple of big food/booze events happening this month that you'll want to check out!
Maryland Wine Month
Celebrate the 80+ wineries in the state by attending any number of events they have planned for the month of March. For example, you can enjoy a Girl Scout Cookie and Wine pairing at Blue Mountain Wine Crafters or $2.00 off the purchase of the "Harvest" wine from Far Eastern Shore Winery or travel the Gunpowder Wine Trail. The Maryland Wineries Association is running a social media challenge with the #WeAreMarylandWine. The best submission using the hashtag will get two brunch passes to Decanter Reimagined at Laurel Park in April. Click here to see the full calendar of events.
DuClaw Release Series and High Heel Race with the Brewers
What is better than donuts and beer?? Duclaw Brewing Company is releasing a sour ale in collaboration with Diablo Donuts. Sour Me Unicorn Farts was inspired by Diabo's Fruity Pebbles Unicorn Fart donut. This beer even has edible glitter! They will also be releasing the latest in the PastryArchy series: 'The PastryArchy Creme Brulee' Imperial Brown Ale. The event is March 16 in the brewery's private taproom. You can try and buy before any of these beers go out to the public! Along with delicious beer (22+ other beers on tap if unicorn farts and creme brulee aren't your thing!), there will be a donut pairing by Diablo, food trucks, music, photo both, and plenty of SWAG to buy. Get there before 2 p.m. if you want to see the High Heel Race with the Brewers. It's a 20-meter dash in high-heels and is sure to be entertaining. A portion of proceeds from all unicorn can sales and draft pours will go to benefit The Pride Center of Maryland.
St. Patrick's Day All Month Long at Guinness
The St. Patrick's Day festivities at Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe have been going on since February 18 and will continue until St. Patrick's Day on March 17. There's the green Irish phone booth (how fun!), live music, and a limited-time St. Patrick's Day menu in the taproom and their new food truck. The restaurant, 1817, will unveil its own St. Patrick's Day menu on March 14.
On St. Patrick's Day weekend, get ready to party. There will be two, timed and ticketed events on March 16 and 17. A ticket ($15) will get you your first beer, a commemorative button and access to the brewery grounds. $5 from each ticket will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank, Oyster Recovery Partnership and Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts. To purchase a ticket, click here.
Festival for the Animals Registration Party
Come out to Union Craft Brewing at the Union Collective on Thursday March 7 for the Festival for the Animals registration party, benefiting the Maryland SPCA. This event is meant to get you excited for the festival, which is returning to Druid Hill Park, on Saturday April 6.
The party goes form 5-9 p.m. and Union is donating $1 from every beer sold in that time to the Maryland SPCA.
International Women's Day at Hotel Revival
Friday March 8 is International Women's Day and Hotel Revival in Baltimore is celebrating by donating a portion of the proceeds from what is sold at its restaurant Topside from 5-9 p.m. to My Sister's Place Women's Center in Baltimore. $5 wine specials for women and there will be one specialty cocktail dubbed “Friday Evening”. It's the name that women’s suffragist and philanthropist Mary Elizabeth Garrett and her friends were known by, and the title of Hotel Revival’s intimate private dining room.
The "Friday Evening" cocktail is made with gin, strawberry, PX sherry, lemon and aquafaba thyme (second picture at the top of this blog)
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