Cheers to AACPL



Forward Brewing, Crooked Crab Brewing Co., Pherm Brewing Co, and Hysteria Taphouse have joined forces yet again to celebrate the library and your right to read!

Each brewery has created an exclusive libation. 20% of all on-site sales during the release events, listed below, will be donated to the library to support enhancements at all 16 branches.

August 1, 4-7 pmForward Brewing

Featured Brew is Patches of the Universe, a reference to books in Fahrenheit 451a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury, it’s a Grodziskie, or lightly-smoked wheat lager, brewed with oak-smoked wheat malt and hopped with Hallertau hops. Light and crisp with subtle smoke and herbal notes.

August 10, 4-7 pmCrooked Crab Brewing

Featured Brew is Wicked Wit of the West inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Wicked: The Life & Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire it’s a Belgian style Witbier with orange peel, coriander and vanilla which has been conditioned on peaches & mangoes and it will be dyed GREEN!

August 18, 4-7 pm Pherm Brewing
We’re also celebrating Crofton Library’s 21st birthday!

Featured Brew is Lawn Boy, a citrus Mexican lager inspired by a novel, Lawn Boy, by Jonathan Evison.

August 24, 4-7 pmHysteria Taphouse

Featured Brew is Where the Wild Brews Are, a strawberry sour inspired by the children's book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

Yes, we will have a new limited edition, specially-designed pint glasses this year! Pint glasses will be a complimentary gift with a $10 donation or more. Glasses will be available at each event, while supplies last. Check back after July 1 for the unveiling of the new glass!

Image of three glasses of beer with designs that say "READ BANNED BOOKS" and have book images on them.
group of people smiling outside of Forward Brewing
group of library staff smiling at Hysteria Taphouse
Four female library staff standing behind the library foundation table at Forward Brewing
I love my library pint glass

Forward Brewing


Crooked Crab Brewing




Hysteria Taphouse