Beer, Bourbon and Bags

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OCTOBER 13, 2022

6:00 - 9:00 pm

The Tenable Building, 4th Floor

6100 Merriweather Drive

Columbia, Maryland


It's Back! Beer, Bourbon and Bags, after a 2 year hiatus, is returning better than before! Beer and Bourbon tastings from local breweries and distilleries, purse (or should we say Bags) shopping (new and used at great prices), food from Cured 18th& 21st, Dixon and Lorenzo from Misspent Youth, an amazing silent auction, raffles, games and more!


Ticket prices:

$65 for 1, $120 for 2.

Reserve yours today by clicking the Register Here button below!


For more information on this event, email us at or call 443-538-0858.

Distilleries, Breweries & Distributors

Make sure to check back, the list of breweries, distilleries and distributors will continue to grow!


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 the corner of Little Patuxent Parkway and Brokenland Pkwy in Columbia, this is Howard Hughes' beautiful new 12-story building behind Merriweather Post Pavilion. 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 (first 3 hours are free, then $1 per hour for 4-8 hours) and free parking in the lot beside the building. 


What is the attire?

Casual and comfortable! Jeans, sweaters, and boots - cowboy hats encouraged. 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. Pepsi products will be included in the cost of your ticket, and we will also have wine (provided by AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar) available.


What kinds of beer and bourbon will be served?

The growing list of beer and bourbon vendors includes:

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 a 2 minute drive from the event and they close at 10pm.


What kind of food will be served?

Fresh, mouth-watering culinary delights from Cured/18th & 21st will be on the menu: Deviled Eggs, Pulled Pork Sliders, Mini Chicken Sliders, a Tater Tot Bar, Chili & Chips in a Bag, Cheese & Charcuterie, Veggies & Hummus, Fresh Fruit, and Assorted Cookies & Brownies!


Who is providing the Live Music?

Lorenzo and Dixon from Maryland’s Top Party Rock Band ”Misspent Youth” will be entertaining the crowd with their eclectic mix of favorite songs from the 80’s to today. 


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 (Purses and Silent Auction items can also be purchased with credit card).


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-$40, 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 of our newest arrivals!


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!


Who are the Sponsors of this event?

Presenting Sponsor: Pepsi


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, Zaching Against Cancer, Respite Retreats, the ARC of Howard County and many more.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Michelle Wildman at Or Casey Tyler at


October 13, 2022

6:00 - 9:00 pm


Sponsorships are available to help make this a successful FUNdraising event. Blossoms of Hope provides a broad exposure for our sponsors as well as always a good time.

Your sponsorship is valuable to the success of Blossoms of Hope’s mission. There are several different levels available with guaranteed exposure for all. We hope you find one that is perfect for you or your company.

**We can customize a package to meet your needs.

  • (12) tickets to BBB
  • VIP Reserved seating
  • Marketing table at event
  • Logo on all promotional materials
  • Logo on all event ads during selected event
  • Logo and link on website
  • Recognition on social media prior to BBB
  • Logo on event signage
  • (6) tickets to Beer, Bourbon and Bags (BBB)
  • Name on all promotional materials
  • Name on all event ads during selected event
  • Logo and link on website
  • Recognition on social media prior to BBB
  • Name on event signage
  • (2) tickets to Beer, Bourbon and Bags
  • Logo and link on website
  • Recognition on social media prior to BBB
  • Listing on event signage

  • (1) ticket to Beer, Bourbon and Bags

  • Recognition on social media prior to BBB
  • Listing on event signage

Beer, Bourbon & Bags Sponsors



I was honored to be a part of your inaugural BBB! I had a great time playing and met a lot of great people!  I would love to play again next year if you’ll have me.

Justin Ryan

Singer/Song Writer

...I am always amazed by what you pull together and accomplish, and you always do it by pulling together the best team.

Thank you and your ARMY of volunteers for all you do we appreciate everyone's hard work and support to this great organization.


What a fabulous event it was!!! Every detail so fabulously implemented and such a fun night! Thank you!


What a spectacular event!  The event was so well-organized and seemed to flow seamlessly throughout the entire evening...and the best part was FUN:)


I spoke with as many people as I could that evening and the feedback was amazing, not only from the attendees, but from the vendors/partners/sponsors who provided the food, beer, bourbon... Everyone was very happy with the event, several said it was the BEST event of the year, and most asked if we were planning to do another. 



What is Beer, Bourbon and Bags?

Beer, Bourbon and Bags (BBB) incorporates the hot trend of beer and bourbon tasting with Blossoms of Hope’s 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 — it’s a fun, let-your-hair-down evening for everyone.