Oliver Breweries, the Pratt Street Ale House, and the Chesapeake Bay Branch of the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood, will present the Chesapeake Real Ale Festival this Saturday, May 14 from 1-6pm.

You know it has to be a tremendously special event for us to break our coverage of the DC metro area and turn our sudsy gaze northward toward Charm City. Well, craft beer fans, you can bet your collective sweet bippies that this Real Ale Festival is not to be missed.

Let me share the beer list for you first, then, once you’re dazed, confused, and eager for details, I will give them to you.

Beer List:

Evolution Brewing – Lot #6 Double IPA + a pin of Bacon Porter (!)
DuClaw Brewing Co. – 2010 Devil’s Milk aged in Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel
Oskar Blues – Dale’s Pale Ale dry hopped w/Cascade
Oskar Blues – Mamas Little Yella Pils w/ rosehips
Oskar Blues – Old Chub w/ coconut
Oliver – Hot Monkey Love Batch #2 drawn directly from oak barrel (aged 10 months)
Oliver w/ Stillwater – Channel Crossing #4 dry hopped w/ Tettnanger
Oliver – Beaujolais cask “Draft Punk” w/ Juniper & honey (for VIP hour)
Oliver – Pagan Porter with vanilla
Heavy Seas – Loose Cannon Red, White & Birch (red oak/white oak/birch)
Weyerbacher Brewing – Blanche
Flying Fish – Exit 4 w/ centennial & citra (hopefully one more also)
Brewer’s Art – Resurrection
Stillwater/Brewer’s Art  – Debutante
Stillwater – Beaujolais cask Existent (for VIP hour only)
Troegs – Javahead Stout
BrewDog – Paradox Isle of Arran
Stone Brewing – Ruination
Great Divide – Yeti
Stoudts – Heifer-in-wheat w/ kumquat
Yards – Saison
The Raven – Lager
Flying Dog – Gonzo Imperial Porter on oak
Flying Dog – Single hop Imperial IPA
Breckenridge – To Be Announced
White Marsh (Red Brick) – To Be Announced
Brewer’s Alley – Oatmeal Stout (2/3 aged in a Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrel)
Dog Brewing – Java stout w/ French oak


Go ahead. Take a minute. Think about the list of beers you just saw. Now realize these are all casks.

Go ahead, take another minute. We’ll wait.

Okay, so you want tickets? Fine. Here’s the link! $40 advance (get them now, they’ll sell out), $50 at the door (if they’re not sold out), or $60 VIP, which lets you taste from 12-1pm and also nets you brewery rep meet and greets, a food ticket, and a free commemorative t-shirt.

So, if you like real ale (and who doesn’t?) head up to Baltimore. Bring a friend, or a host of them. Try this tremendous menu! This will be an amazing time. Don’t miss out!