Absolutely Fun Beer & Wine Events Happening in August

Montgomery County offers some of the best beer and wine events in Maryland. We’ve rounded up a few that need to be on your weekend getaway list for August.

Sip ‘N’ Slam

Olney Theatre Center
Root Family Stage
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road | Olney, MD

Expert slam poets and storytellers take to the Root Family Stage at Olney Theatre Center on Wednesday, August 4 and 11 for Sip ‘N’ Slam. Enjoy a drink as verbal virtuosos rock the mic. Simply Sherri is our host for the event. Each performance has an open mic section, so consider signing up when you arrive if you have a poem or short story to share.

TR “Vinyl” Night

True Respite Brewing Company
7301 Calhoun Pl | Suite 600 | Rockville, MD

True Respite Brewing Company is releasing their newest hobby hazy, “Vinyl,” on August 18 at 4 pm! “Vinyl” is a 7.2% ABV Hazy IPA featuring Idaho 7, Ekuanot, and Mosaic hops.

In honor of their “Vinyl” release, True Respites is hosting a “Vinyl” night with their very own, Leo Alvarez, will be hosting a vinyl night in their Rockville taproom. Leo is bringing his record player for a “groovy” evening of the best jams. Come prepared to buy, sell, trade, and play your favorite records! Leo is also bringing his record spin cleaner to clean any records brought in by guests.

British Invasion Weekend

Silver Branch Brewing Company
8401 Colesville Road | Silver Spring, MD 20910

Join Silver Branch Brewing Company on August 6 – 8 from 3 pm to 9 pm for a British Invasion Weekend! We’re celebrating the arrival of MAGNIFICENT INTENT Nitro Pub Ale with a diverse menu of G&Ts and a killer playlist of your favorite UK bands. On Saturday, August 7 at 3PM The Eleanor will be serving fish & chips, Scotch eggs, and curry chips in the biergarten!

Hops 4 Horses

Waredaca Brewing Company
4017 Damascus Road
Laytonsville, MD 20882

Days End Farm Horse Rescue and Waredaca Brewing Company are teaming up for the 6th year in a row to have a family-friendly event called Hops 4 Horses to support DEFHR’s horses and rehabilitation program! Come enjoy an evening outdoors, overlooking Waredaca’s beautiful grounds – all in the name of horses on August 26 from 4 pm – 6 pm.

Waredaca Brewing Company is Montgomery County’s premier farm brewery and committed to sustainability, local ingredients and brewing beer using the best practices possible. The farm has been in their family for over 60 years, and they have created a small, rustic brewery where families & friends can gather after a long day and enjoy an evening together. $1 from every pint sold and tips from the evening will be donated to DEFHR. Carry-out beer is also available!

Summer Beer & Wine Garden Nights

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road | Sandy Spring, MD

Bring the whole family for an evening of fun with food trucks, picnics, lawn games, local beer and wine, and live music at Sandy Spring Museum for Summer Beer & Wine Garden Nights. On August 27, the flavors of Latin America will electrify Sandy Spring as Conjunto Bruja takes the stage. Featured vendors will include Silver Branch Brewing, Loew Vineyards and Tacos El Rey. Picnic tables are available on a first come, first served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. In the event of inclement weather, the gathering will move indoors.

To Sprout, To Share, To Sing Sculpture Exhibit

Elder Pine Brewing & Blending
4200 Sundown Road | Gaithersburg, MD

Grab a pint and explore the arts! To Sprout, To Share, To Sing is an extracurricular exhibition assembled by six Rinehart School of Sculpture graduate students from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. In the interest of making art accessible to all as well as taking small steps towards resuming interactions in the wake of the pandemic, these graduate students have joined with Elder Pine Brewing to present this mixture of culture and recreation.

Looking for more ways to get your sip on in Montgomery County, Maryland? Use your Craft Pass to redeem deals and earn rewards as you hit a few craft beverage stops along the Tastemakers Trail.