Read Eat Give Beer and Food PairingTonight is the night that Friends of the Library Montgomery County is hosting a night of beer and food pairing with Dogfish Head, Hook and Ladder, Gordon Biersch and Flying Dog breweries. In addition to the great beer they will be serving up some great food from area restaurants.

Earlier this week we gave away tickets to the event to our lucky reader Tracy and she’ll be taking a friend to enjoy the event. The rest of you are going to have to go and buy your own tickets. Did I mention it’s for a good cause? Friends of the Library which funds projects and programs not included in the library system’s operating budget like educational and cultural programs and innovative library technologies.

The Brews Brothers, Arnold Meltzer and Steven Frank,  will be on hand to guide the tasting and there will be a bunch of raffles at the event including hats and t-shirts from the breweries, 6-packs from Flying Dog, and a free vacation rental where you could probably enjoy beer on your own.

Tickets are $25 a piece or $45 for two tickets with discounts for members of Friends of the Library. The price of tickets includes all the food and non-alcoholic drinks you’d like. Tasting all the great beer involves the purchase of a collectors mini-pilsner glass which comes with 5 drink tickets for $5.

You will have to pay at the door tonight if you haven’t bought tickets already. The event takes place at the Rockville VisArts Building starting at 6:30PM. Address: 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD close to the Red Line Rockville Metro stop. Have fun!