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Registration is required for this event.

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Patterson Park Public Charter School and Mobtown Brewing Co. in hosting a brand new homebrew contest called Books & Brew! Books & Brew is a family-friendly homebrew contest with a book theme.

Come out to try and judge beers among the following categories:

- "Ale" of Two Cities (IPA, Pale Ales)

- Heart of “Dark”ness (Stouts, Porters, brown ales)

- A Clock-worth "Other" (Fruits, spiced, ciders, oddities)

Homebrew Tickets:

General Admission $20: This includes unlimited homebrew 2.5 ounce pours from 1pm to 4pm while supplies last

VIP $35: This gets you early access from Noon to 1pm with 4 ounce pours during early access, plus everything a General Admissions ticket gets you while supplies last

***All ticket prices increase $5 at the door***

Interested in brewing? Brewer sign-ups are free. You may enter as many beers as you would like with 5 gallons recommended per beer. Be creative with the name to fit with our theme, beers named or related to books are encouraged. For example, Tell Tale Ale from our Baltimore based Raven brewery. Sign up here to brew:



This event is rain, snow or shine. No refunds.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring the Read-a-thon, learn more here: