Before you get too, too excited, you should know that the festival beers are not actually Belgian but “Belgian-style” brews from local-ish breweries. That said, this is a really fun day in a lovely little town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and it’s well worth the trip from the DC area.
We went there as a family a couple of years ago and stayed at the Chesapeake Hyatt, which is just minutes away from downtown Cambridge. You can read all about our trip here.
I particularly liked the fact that they served oysters, taking me back to the outdoor oyster stands in Brussels Place Sainte Catherine. The sponsoring restaurants, The High Spot and Stoked, also serve up Belgian-inspired food. When we went, Stoemp was on the menu.
The Cambridge Belgian Beer Festival will take place outdoors on November 8, from 1-6pm, on the 300 block of High Street in downtown Cambridge. Look for brews from at least nine breweries, live music, Belgian-inspired food by High Spot and Stoked, and more. $20 gets you a tasting glass and as much beer as you can fill it with. November 8 is also Second Saturday, when downtown Cambridge shops and galleries stay open late with special receptions and events. For details, visit the website or call 410.228.7420.