Beer, Bourbon and Bags 2019

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The Tenable Building

6100 Merriweather Drive

4th floor

Columbia, MD 21044

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Join us at this exciting event presented by

Blossoms of Hope!

Beer, Bourbon and Bags incorporates the hot trend of beer and bourbon tasting with the popular Power of the Purse shopping experience for gently-used handbags. Add in live music, cornhole and other games, a Silent Auction, and mouthwatering appetizers from Cured/18th & 21st and there's bound to be something for everyone!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Must be 21 or older. Please bring ID.

Where is "The Tenable Building"?

Located near Little Patuxent Parkway and Brokenland Pkwy in Columbia, behind Merriweather Post Pavilion, this is Howard Hughes' beautiful new high-rise building.

Beer, Bourbon & Bags will encompass the entire (unfinished) 4th floor!

What are my parking options for the event?

There will be plenty of parking in the garage and lot beside the building.

What is the attire?

Casual and comfortable! Jeans, sweaters, and boots. (Cowboy hat, if you've got one!)

What is a beer and bourbon "tasting?"

A tasting is an opportunity to sample different types of beer and bourbon from various vendors to determine which one is your favorite.

Will there be something to drink other than beer and bourbon?

Yes. Sodas and water will be included in the cost of your ticket, and we will also have wine available.

What kinds of beer and bourbon will be served?

The list of beer and bourbon vendors (so far - more to come!) includes:

Is it a seated dinner?

No. Food will be served buffet-style, with cocktail tables throughout the venue. But we encourage you to enjoy a delicious meal at Cured/18th & 21st after the event - both restaurants are located close to the venue.

What kind of food will be served?

Fresh, mouth-watering culinary delights from Cured/18th & 21st will be on the menu (stay tuned for details).

Who is providing the Live Music?

Justin Ryan, a local musician from the Eastern Shore, will be entertaining the crowd with his blend of Rock and Country favorites. Some of Justin's most notable performances have been opening for national acts such as, Better Than Ezra, Scott Wieland (Frontman of STP), Third Eye Blind, and Ed Kowalcyk (Lead Singer of Live).

Should I bring cash?

Yes! We will be selling raffle tickets and there will be an opportunity to purchase purses and win Silent Auction items.

How much are raffle tickets?

We will be selling 50/50 tickets at: 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or "Nose to Toes" for $20.

How much will you charge for the gently-used handbags?

Prices range from $10-$50, depending on the Designer and quality of the bag. We will also have some *NEW* purses available, and individually-priced Designer bags! Check out the Blossoms of Hope Facebook page for photos and updates leading up to the event!

What items will be offered in your Silent Auction?

We will have fabulous baskets, gift certificates, and unique opportunities in all price ranges! Check out the Blossoms of Hope Facebook page for photos of our newest arrivals!

Golf outing auction item

A Turf Valley golf package will be one of our auction items!

Who are the Sponsors of this 2nd annual event? (More to be added - please contact us if you're interested in becoming a Sponsor!)

Who will receive the proceeds of this fundraiser?

Proceeds will be collected by Blossoms of Hope, a non-profit organization who most recently donated funds from our events to the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center, Gilchrist Hospice Care, and the Ellicott City Partnership to assist with flood recovery. http://www.blossomsofhope.org

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Michelle Wildman with SteelFire Kitchen & Bar: Michelle@SteelFireKitchenBar.com.

Or contact Vera Simmons with Blossoms of Hope: Info@BlossomsofHope.org or 443-538-0858.

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The Tenable Building

6100 Merriweather Drive

4th floor

Columbia, MD 21044

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