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May 14, 2012
Almost every week
can be beer week

Beer weeks, celebrations that showcase an area’s beer culture and brews, have become a global trend. The Brookston Beer Bulletin lists nearly 100 such weeks. In our region, Frederick Beer Week in — you guessed it — Frederick kicked off on Saturday.

Highlights include the Great FBW Scavenger Hunt on Friday and a FirkinFest set for noon on Saturday at Stillpoint Farm in Mount Airy, soon to become the site of the Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm.

American Craft Beer Week, a promotion of the Colorado-based Brewers Association, started Monday and encompasses all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.

It’s not too early to start planning for DC Beer Week, which is scheduled to unfold Aug.12-18.

Six local breweries have announced they’ll brew a Belgian-style farmhouse ale to mark the event. Their efforts will then be blended into a single brew, which will be served from kegs and casks throughout the week.

Tickets for the opening extravaganza — a brews cruise along the Potomac on the luxury yacht Odyssey — go on sale Wednesday at $100 a pop at dcbeerweek.net.

— Greg Kitsock

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