Ten beer events from August 1-August 15, 2012

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WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 — Beer is a social beverage. Drinking a beer can be quite pleasurable, but enjoying it in a convivial atmosphere with similar-minded friends and strangers alike can create fun times and great memories.

To that end, twice each month, After Hours publishes a calendar of notable beer events covering Maine through North Carolina.

Here in the first half of August, the weekend of August 11-12 certainly appears to be the time for beating back the dog days with a great beer.

Do you know of a special beer event that should be listed here? Be sure to drop a note to the columnist, Bryan Kolesar, and provide all of the important details.

Bethlehem, Pa.: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at St. James Gate in the PA Sands Casino Resort, 877-726-3777, $50

Cape May, NJ: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, Cape May Craft Beer Crab Festival at Emlen Physick Estate, 609-884-5404, Free admission, then $PAYG (pay as you go)

Cary, NC: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, Beer, Bourbon, BBQ Festival at Koka Booth Ampitheatre at Regency Park, $25-$75

Doylestown, Pa.: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, Eat and Drink Local: A World of Beer at Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, 215-348-9461, $28-$35

Greensboro, Vt.: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, Festival of Farmhouse Ales at Hill Farmstead Brewery, 802-533-7450, $PAYG

Riverhead, NY: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ, and Wine Festival at Martha Clara Vineyard, 631-940-7290, $15-$80

Roanoke, Va.: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, Microfestivus at Elmwood Park, $5-$75

Washington, DC: Sunday, Aug. 12 through Saturday, Aug. 18, DC Beer Week at dozen of establishments, Various prices and times at locations around the area

West Windsor Township, NJ: 1:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, Rock Hops: American Music Craft Beer Tasting at Mercer County Park, $35-$65

Westborough, Mass.: Sunday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Belgian Beer Festival at Julio’s, 508-366-1942, $Free

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