Beer, Bourbon and Bags incorporates the hot trend of beer and bourbon tasting with the always popular Power of the Purse shopping experience for gently-used handbags. Add in live music, a Silent Auction, and some 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 "Two Merriweather"?
Located near the corner of Little Patuxent Parkway and Brokenland Pkwy in Columbia, this is Howard Hughes' beautiful new Pearson Building.
Beer, Bourbon & Bags will encompass the entire (unfinished) top floor!
What are my parking options for the event?
There is plenty of parking in the garage adjacent to the building.
What is the attire?
Casual and comfortable! Jeans, sweaters, and boots. Appealing to both men and women alike.
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?
We are finalizing our list of vendors, so please check back for updates.
Is it a seated dinner?
No. Appetizers 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 on the bottom floor.
What kind of food will be served?
Fresh, mouth-watering, fall-themed culinary delights from
Cured/18th & 21st will be on the menu. Check back for updates!
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 $10, or 3 for $25.
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!
Who are the Sponsors of this inaugural event?
Blossoms of Hope, Howard Hughes, Maryland Sip & Savor Magazine, Cured/18th & 21st, Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, The Wendy Slaughter Team at Next Step Realty, Ashton Group-Services, SteelFire Kitchen & Bar, and Long & Foster. Check back for updates!
Sponsorship opportunities still available! Contact the organizer (listed below) for details.
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