Thursday, April 23, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 23 - April 30

April's beer events calendar came in like a tornado and left like hurricane. After this coming week, I don't imagine that May will be any different. Plus, with May 29 and the kickoff to Philly Beer Week coming on strong, you'd have to live in a storm shelter to avoid the many different ways in which to enjoy our favorite beverage here in 2015. Keep calm and we'll all get through this just fine!

As you review beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. As always, they host an impressive listing of beer event draft lists to help better inform your beer event planning.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Ardmore, Pa.
Fri. 4/24; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Boulevard/Duvel Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($Free tasting samples of beers from Boulevard and Duvel.)

Boyertown, Pa.
Sat. 4/25; 6 p.m. - Firkin o’ Nectar at Union Jack’s on the Manatawny ($PAYG for Tröegs Nugget Nectar from the firkin and Perpetual IPA, Cultivator, Scratch #176 Red, and Scratch #178 Rye Pale.)

Conshohocken, Pa.
Wed. 4/29 - Flying Fish Tasting Things at Fingers Wings and Other Things ($PAYG for Flying Fish's Exit 4, Exit 16, Farmhouse Summer, and RedFish.)

Downingtown, Pa.
Sat. 4/25; 12 p.m. - 5th Anniversary Celebration at Station Taproom ($PAYG for an Anniversary Draft List that will get your attention.)

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 4/24; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Samplings at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Evil Genius.)

Harrisburg, Pa.
Thu. 4/23; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - Harvest Beer Dinner at Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grill ($TBA.)
Sat. 4/25; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - PA Flavor at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex ($20-$75 for up to 40 Pennsylvania breweries along with 20 PA Preferred food producers and 20 PA Preferred restaurants.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 4/24; 5 p.m. - Victory Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($PAYG as all the taps are dedicated to beers from Victory.)

Media, Pa.
Thu. 4/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Evo Tasting at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for Lot #3, Lot #6, and Summer Session Ale.)

Newark, Del.
Thu. 4/23; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. - Tis the Saison Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of three classic Saisons.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Fri. 4/24; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Yards ArBrew Day at The Grey Lodge ($PAYG for Yards' beers. Trees are free while they last.)
Fri. 4/24; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - North Coast Tasting at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for beers from North Coast Brewing Company.)
Sat. 4/25; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. - Craft Expo at Cottman Beverage ($Free admission and sample and $PAYG beer purchases.)
Sat. 4/25; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. - Fruit Beer & Cider Festival at The Institute ($40-$55 for a festival cup for sampling some of the best fruit beers and ciders around. Live music and sidewalk food concession stands.)
Sat. 4/25; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Craft Brew Fest at Manayunk Brewing Company ($20-$65 for beer, BBQ tasting, bourbon samples, and live blues.)
Mon. 4/27; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Otter Creek.)
Tue. 4/28; 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for Maine Weez.)
Thu. 4/30; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Long Trail Keep the Pint Night at Revolution House ($20 for glassware and Long Trail's Double Bag Altbier, Limbo IPA, Mostly Cloudy Witbier, and Summer Ale.)

Quakertown, Pa.
Sat. 4/25; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - McCoole's Beer Festival at McCoole's Arts & Events ($15-$60 for live music, food, craft vendors, beer trivia, homebrew competition, and unlimited samples of wines, spirits, and over 75 beers.)

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 4/24; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Free Samples at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Hop City Brewing and Moosehead.)

Wilmington, Del.
Thu. 4/23; 6 p.m.; - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Cafe Live ($40 for grilled cheese and craft beer paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings.)
Sat. 4/25; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Delaware on the Deck at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG as we open our deck and tap some special beers from Iron Hill and eight Delaware breweries.)



Thursday, April 16, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 16 - April 22

I've only got a few nickels to rub together after yesterday's tax man came a-callin', so I'm going to find some good beer amongst the typically full weekly list of beer events below and have myself a good time. Hope you do too.

As my unofficial analysis goes, I'm not sure that this weekly calendar has ever been such a diverse regional showcase of beer. The list tends to lean inward toward Philly quite a bit, but the calendar makers certainly found much going on from the city to the mountains over the next week — something for everyone, everywhere.

Since this following event with Sly Fox spans days and many miles, I couldn't quite fit it neatly into a city category below, so I'll call it out specially here. Check out the "SRT Spree" along the SRT Trail of the Schuylkill River from tomorrow, Friday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 22. The event serves to announce the arrival of the ale and raise money for the Schuylkill River Trail. Sounds like a whole lot of fun and you don't need to join them from start to finish to partake in the fun.

As you review beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. As always, they host an impressive listing of beer event draft lists to help better inform your beer event planning.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Adamstown, Pa.
Sat. 4/18; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - IPA Brew Fest at Stoudts Brewing Company ($35 for IPA tasting, hot and cold buffet, and live music.)

Allentown, Pa.
Sat. 4/18; 8 a.m. - Brew to Brew 10k+ at Fegley's Brew Works ($45-$130 for the first leg of the running challenges to be held at Fegley's, Weyerbacher, and Funk.)

Ardmore, Pa.
Fri. 4/17; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Weyerbacher Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($Free tasting samples of beers from Weyerbacher.)
Tue. 4/21; 7 p.m. - Spring Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($85 for a six-course meal paired with Dortmunder, Keezer Saison, Sweet Leaf IPA, Biere de Ard, La Flama Blanca, Belgian Rye, Rauchbier, and Crusher IPA.)

Berwyn, Pa.
Thu. 4/16; 6:30 p.m. - Nibble. Sip. Devour. A Spirited Evening at Nectar ($125 to compare and contrast what Vermont does best with prized Philadelphia-area-creations from local cheesemakers, distillers, and brewers including Forest & Main and Lost Nation Brewing Company from Vermont.)

Cape May, NJ
Sun. 4/19; 9:30 a.m. - A Run To The Taproom at Cape May Brewing Company ($40 for a chip timed 5k to the Taproom of the Cape May Brewing Company.)

Deptford, NJ
Fri. 4/17; 5 p.m. - Philadelphia Brewing Tap Takeover at Pizzeria Uno ($PAYG for Kenzinger, Walt Wit, Fleur, Newbold, Schwarzinger, and a firkin of Hopped Up PPA.)

Dewey Beach, Del.
Sat. 4/18; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Dewey Beach Brewfest at Gary's Dewey Beach Grill ($28-$35 for over 30 local and national breweries, plus beer drinking bites, live music, and raffles.)

Ewing, NJ
Sun. 4/19; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. - Cards Against Humanity with NJ Girls Pint Out at River Horse Brewing Company ($15 for a brewery tour, 4 samples of beer, a pint of your choice and unlimited fun.)

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 4/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Samplings at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of Ballantine IPA.)

Lafayette Hill, Pa.
Sat. 4/18; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - BBQ and Beer Fundraiser at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery ($35 to support the American Cancer Society and its 43rd annual Bike-A-Thon with great food and select Barren Hill beers.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 4/18; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. - Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($25 for a four-course meal paired with beers from Victory.)

Malvern, Pa.
Sat. 4/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Bottoms Up For Prostate Cancer at Desmond Hotel ($60-$209 for beer and wine tastings paired with food to benefit the outreach and education programs of the PA Prostate Cancer Coalition.)

Maple Shade, NJ
Fri. 4/17; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Full Nelson Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the single-hopped American IPA.)

Media, Pa.
Thu. 4/16; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Lagunitas Day After Tax Day Takeover at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for some tasty stuff and some of the very rare High Westafied.)

Newtown, Pa.
Thu. 4/16; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Tap Takeover with Jack's Abby at Isaac Newton’s ($PAYG for Framinghammer Baltic Porter, Saxonator Dunkles Doppelbock, Hoponius Union India Pale Lager - Wicked Hoppy Lager, Jabby Brau Session Lager, Leisure Time Wheat Lager, Smoke & Dagger Black Lager, and Mass Rising Double India Pale Lager.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 4/16; 4 p.m. - PA Breweries Night at Barcade ($PAYG for a night of beers from Pennsylvania breweries.)
Thu. 4/16; 7 p.m. - An Evening with Smuttynose at McCrossen's Tavern (7 p.m.; $PAYG for Smuttynose's Smuttlabs Daily Brett, Hayseed, Robust Porter, Kindest Find Imperial Red Ale, and Bouncy House IPA. Joanna Manzo from Smuttynose will be here hanging out, and we'll have some great specials from the kitchen as well.)
Fri. 4/17; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Boulevard Smokestack Tasting at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for beers from the Boulevard Smokestack Series.)
Sat. 4/18; 12 p.m. - Beer Garden Grand Re-Opening and Seventh Anniversary Beer Bash at Memphis Taproom ($PAYG for a brand new truck menu, an awesome canned beer line up, and a whole lot of good times.)
Sat. 4/18; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Dogfish Head Record Store Day Party at Johnny Brenda's ($PAYG for DJ's spinning all vinyl and Dogfish Head beers on tap with special raffles.)
Sat. 4/18 and Sat. 4/25; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School ($47.98 for beer styles of Belgium, including Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, Monk brews, and more.)
Sun. 4/19; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Philadelphia Real Ale Invitational at Yards Brewing Company ($50-$60 for over 40 firkins from breweries all over the country, plus a few from our friends across the pond.)
Mon. 4/20; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Founders.)
Tue. 4/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Long Trail Earth Day at The Grey Lodge ($PAYG for Long Trail beers and a seedling (or something) to plant.)
Tue. 4/21; 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for Lagunitas Rye Cocoa Porter.)
Wed. 4/22; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Long Trail Earth Day at Hop Angel Brauhaus ($PAYG for Long Trail beers and a seedling (or something) to plant.)

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 4/17; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for a few special beers pouring through the hand pumps.)
Tue. 4/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Beer & Chocolate Pairing at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($40 for chocolates from Bridge Street Chocolates paired with Old Ale 2013, English Brown Ale, Ore House IPA, Quadrupel, and Russian Imperial Stout.)

Reading, Pa.
Sat. 4/18; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. - Reading Craft Beer Festival at Santander Arena ($20-$65 for an unlimited sampling of over 100 fresh beers of all colors, styles, and tastes.)

Robbinsville, NJ
Sat. 4/18; 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. - America On Tap at Robbinsville Field House & Expo Center ($35-$40 for over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries, live music, food available for purchase, and vendors.)

Scranton, Pa.
Thu. 4/16; 8 p.m. - Yards Preview at Backyard Ale House ($PAYG as Yards' own Doug Mashington will be on hand pouring and answering any beer questions.)
Sat. 4/18; 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. - Electric City Craft Brew Fest at Montage Mountain ($29-$49 for a sampling glass, bottled water, beer info sessions, and over 100 craft beers.)

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 4/17; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Free Samples at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Otter Creek.)

Yardley, Pa.
Thu. 4/16; 7 p.m. - Tröegs Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn ($65 for a five-course meal served with beers from Tröegs.)



Thursday, April 09, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 9 - April 15

Just like the weather, the beer events calendar is heating up. Grab a beer, sit back, and read along for all you need to know about the next week in and around Philly.

As you review beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. As always, they host an impressive listing of beer event draft lists to help better inform your beer event planning.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Ambler, Pa.
Sun. 4/12; 12 p.m. - 3rd Anniversary Party at Forest & Main ($PAYG for live music and lots of very special beers on tap.)

Ardmore, Pa.
Fri. 4/10; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Sly Fox Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($Free tasting samples of beers from Sly Fox.)
Sat. 4/11; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Ardmore Beer Hall at Ardmore Music Hall ($40 for 60+ craft beers, live music, and food trucks.)

Bloomsburg, Pa.
Sat. 4/11; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. - Taming of the Brew at Caldwell Consistory ($30-$60 for all the food, beer, and entertainment you can enjoy to benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.)

Conshohocken, Pa.
Sat. 4/11; 12 p.m. - One Year Anniversary Party at Conshohocken Brewing Company ($PAYG for a trail cleanup, pig roast, a firkin of In Your Ryes, a food truck, and brewery giveaways.)

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 4/10; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Samplings at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Redhook.)

Gettysburg, Pa.
Sun. 4/12; 6 p.m. - Head to Tail Dinner at Station Taproom ($100 for a six-course meal paired with Iron Hill Mahalo Apollo, McKenzie Brew House Hallowed Ground Dry Hopped Sour, Funk Brewing Citrus IPA, Tired Hands, Armstrong Ales Raiding Reiver’s Reserve Scotch Ale, and Free Will Ralphius Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.)
Tue. 4/14; 6:30 p.m. - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds at Victory Brewing Company ($30 as we host sweets and treats from the Master’s Baker paired with Festbier, Mad King’s Weiss, Deep Cocoa, and Moving Parts 03.)

Gettysburg, Pa.
Sat. 4/11; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Firkin Fest on Seminary Ridge at Lutheran Theological Seminary (A lineup of rare, extremely small-batch, and one-off brews and catered cuisine.)

Horsham, Pa.
Thu. 4/9; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Game of Thrones Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey ($60 for an authentic candlelight dinner with live music and Game of Thrones inspired menu hosted by Ommegang brewery.)

Hulmeville, Pa.
Thu. 4/9 - Philly Beer Scene Throwdown at Hulmeville Inn ($PAYG as Free Will and Neshaminy Creek bring their best.)
Tue. 4/14 - Summit Brewing Night at Hulmeville Inn ($PAYG to meet the brewers and taste new beers from Summit on tap.)

Kulpsville, Pa.
Sat. 4/11 - Free Will and Tiny Miracles at CJ's Doghouse ($20 for six Free Will beers as part of a larger effort to raise charitable donations for Tiny Miracles Farm and Petcare, a small shelter in Doylestown.)

Lititz, Pa.
Fri. 4/10 & Sat. 4/11 - Cask Ale Festival at Bulls Head Public House ($PAYG to enjoy 18 delicious high quality cask ales and English Breakfast in the Pub.)

Maple Shade, NJ
Fri. 4/10; 6 p.m. - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the northern German Pilsner brewed with traditional German noble hops.)

Media, Pa.
Thu. 4/9; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Ship Bottom Takeover at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for beers from nearby Ship Bottom.)
Fri. 4/10; 4 p.m. - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the northern German Pilsner brewed with traditional German noble hops.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 4/9; 12 p.m. - Lunch with Phil Markowski at Monk's Cafe ($50 for a small plate menu paired with beers from Phil Markowski's Two Road Brewing Company.)
Thu. 4/9 - An Evening with the Finest Ladies in Beer (oh and Allagash and Dogfish Head) at Kite & Key ($PAYG as the Pride of Allagash (Suzy) and the Princess of Dogfish Head (Wendy) have put together a lineup that would make the beer Gods proud.)
Fri. 4/10; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - New Holland Tasting at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for beers from New Holland.)
Fri. 4/10; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Lust Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of our rich English stout.)
Sat. 4/11; 1 p.m.-8 p.m. - Great Philadelphia Firkin Stroll at Kite & Key, City Tap House (Logan), Jose Pistola's, Strangeloves, and Varga ($PAYG to enjoy 5 different cask beers at 5 different locations.)
Mon. 4/13; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.)
Mon. 4/13; 7 p.m. - The Inagural Taco & Beer Pairing 6 Course Dinner Extravaganza at Sancho Pistola's ($50 for an amazing gastro-brew-fest that will feature some amazing pairings from Left Hand, Allagash, Dogfish Head, Firestone Walker, Captain Lawrence, and maybe a few surprises.)
Tue. 4/14; 7 p.m. - Philly Beer Scene Award Voting Party at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for a night of special beer and awards.)
Wed. 4/15; 5 p.m. - Hooligan Hour at The Dandelion ($PAYG for an English-style Strong Ale brewed just for The Dandelion.)

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 4/10 - Lagunitas has a Hillbilly side at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for a few fun beers and specialty offerings from Lagunitas as well as the hillybilly picnic special.)
Mon. 4/13 - Jack's Abby at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for Jack's Abby's Hoponius Union, Jabby Brau, Leisure Time, Smoke and Dagger, Mass Rising, Calyptra, Sunny Ridge, Saxonator, and Framming Hammer.)

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 4/10; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Free Samples at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.)



Thursday, April 02, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 2 - April 8

As you can see, there was a major oversight on my part not getting this out last week on schedule while I was on the other side of the country. Since there are still some events worth shouting about in the next couple of days, here they are for your reading and drinking pleasure. I'm nothing if not thorough in rectifying my shortcomings.

Plus, a look at what you may have missed and where there may still be leftovers from the past few days. I'll do better with this week's calendar on Thursday, as per usual schedule.

As you review beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. As always, they host an impressive listing of beer event draft lists to help better inform your beer event planning.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Allentown, Pa.
Thu. 4/2; 5:30 p.m. - Meeting of the Malts IV at Allentown Brew Works ($35-$125 for food, beer, and discussion with Dick Yuengling, Jim Koch, Bill Covaleski, and Steve Hindy.)

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 4/2; 5 p.m. - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works ($PAYG where 100% of proceeds from a specially-selected cask will go to Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley.)

Boyertown, Pa.
Sat. 4/4; 11:45 a.m. - Easter Hopfest at Union Jack's on the Manatawny ($PAYG for around twenty hop-forward beers plus a few others to balance things out.)

Downingtown, Pa.
Fri. 4/3; 5 p.m. - First Friday Firkin at Victory Brewing Company ($PAYG for Summer Love dry hopped with Citra hops.)

Hamilton, NJ
Thu. 4/2; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Victory Tap Takeover at Blend Bar & Bistro ($PAYG for bourbon barrel-aged Wee Heavy, Earth & Flame, Summer Love, Moving Parts 03, D’Town Nitro Milk Stout, Prima Pils, and DirtWolf.)

Media, Pa.
Tue. 4/7; 11 a.m. - Session Beer Day at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery ($PAYG for specials on all beers under 4.5% ABV.)

Media, Pa.
Thu. 4/2; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Starr Hill Sampling at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for beers from Starr Hill.)

Norristown, Pa.
Thu. 4/2; 6 p.m. - Pour It Forward at Capone's ($PAYG as La Trappe will pour 40 free beers on a first come, first serve basis. Money raised from the night and various styles of La Trappe beer will benefit an autism charity.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Fri. 4/3; 6 p.m. - First Friday Release Party: Firestone Walker/Neshaminy Brewing at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for beers from Firestone Walker and Neshaminy Creek.)
Sat. 4/4; 11 a.m. - Quad Day at The Grey Lodge ($PAYG for four Belgian style Quad beers on tap.)
Sat. 4/4; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Jack & The Beer Stalk Bunch at City Tap House-University City ($PAYG for a moon bounce, a balloonist, and movies for the kids and a lineup of Jack's Abby beers for the adults. Kids under 10 eat free.)
Sat. 4/4; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. - Split Thy Skull at Tattooed Mom's ($PAYG for Philadelphia's longest running barleywine extravaganza.)
Mon. 4/6; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Lancaster Brewing Company.)
Mon. 4/6; 9 p.m. - Jack's Abby Brewing Launch at Barcade ($PAYG for a launch party for Jack's Abby.)
Tue. 4/7; 8 p.m. - PBW Announcement Party at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG as we roll out our 2015 PBW events with Great Lakes and Smuttynose.)
Wed. 4/8; 4 p.m. - Two Roads Brewing Launch at Barcade ($PAYG for a launch party for Two Roads Brewing Company.)
Wed. 4/8; 4 p.m. - St. Benjamin Tap Takeover at Birra ($PAYG for some of our year-round beers as well as a few special seasonals including some saisons and a pale ale.)
Wed. 4/8; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Philly Beer Scene Award Voting Party at Devil's Den ($PAYG as Mat Falco from Philly Beer Scene, the brewers from Free Will, and the brewers from Neshaminy Creek roll out the red carpet for a Philly Beer Scene Award Voting Party.)
Wed. 4/8; 7 p.m. - 7 Deadly Sins Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($70 for a seven-course meal paired with Light Lager, Chili-Infused Brown Ale, Caprice, The Cannibal, Ore House IPA, Oyster Stout, and Snowed In.)

Phoenixville & Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 4/3; 11:30 a.m. - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel.)

Sellersville, Pa.
Thu. 4/2; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - First Thursday Tasting at Whole Foods ($Free tasting samples of beers served with small tasting bites of food.)

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 4/3; 5 p.m. - Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House ($PAYG for Boulevard beers, one of the midwest's finest.)

Wayne, Pa.
Thu. 4/2 - Neshaminy Creek and Free Will at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for a few beers from Neshaminy Creek and Free Will to celebrate the upcoming Philly Beer Scene awards.)

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 4/2; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Craft Beer Series: Bell's & Canoe Ridge Wines at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen ($70 for four courses of food paired with beers and wines.)
Fri. 4/3; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Craft Beer Series: Stone & Lagunitas at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen ($70 for five courses of food with beers from both Stone and Lagunitas.)
Fri. 4/3; 3 p.m. - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the northern German Pilsner brewed with traditional German noble hops.)
Fri. 4/3; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Kona Brewing Company.)



Saturday, March 28, 2015

Beer Calendar: What To Do in April 2015

Time to get outside and play kids. No excuses. The calendar says April and your beer glass is empty. Go fill it up at any of the following events that are sure to help you usher in spring in grand fashion.

Plus, farther abroad, Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week does its thing from April 17-26, Harrisburg Beer Week has its own party from April 24-May 2, and Ommegang BCTC tickets go on sale April 1.

As always, if I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.


$20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here

Philadelphia
Wed. 4/1 - 7th Anniversary Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/1 - Smuttynose Presents Smuttlabs Daily Lab at Jose Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/1 - Get Lost (Abbey!) Sacred-ish Ales at The Belgian Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:07 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/3 - First Friday Release Party: Firestone Walker/Neshaminy Brewing at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/4 - Quad Day at The Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/4 - Jack & The Beer Stalk Bunch at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/4 - Split Thy Skull at Tattooed Mom's in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 4/6 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Lancaster) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 4/6 - Jack's Abby Brewing Launch at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 4/7 - PBW Announcement Party at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/8 - Two Roads Brewing Launch at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/8 - St. Benjamin Tap Takeover at Birra in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/8 - Philly Beer Scene Award Voting Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/9 - An Evening with the Finest Ladies in Beer (oh and Allagash and Dogfish Head) at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 - New Holland Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 - Lust Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/11 - Great Philadelphia Firkin Stroll at Kite & Key, City Tap House (Logan), Jose Pistola's, Strangeloves, and Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 4/13 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Flying Fish) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 4/14 - Philly Beer Scene Award Voting Party at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/15 - Hooligan Hour at The Dandelion in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/16 - PA Breweries Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/17 - Boulevard Smokestack Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/18 - Beer Garden Grand Re-Opening and Seventh Anniversary Beer Bash at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/18 - Dogfish Head Record Store Day Party at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 4/20 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Founders) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 4/21 - Long Trail Earth Day at The Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 4/21 - Tuesday Tapping (Lagunitas) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/22 - Long Trail Earth Day at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/24 - Yards ArBrew Day at The Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/24 - North Coast Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/25 - Craft Expo at Cottman Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free admission + $PAYG)
Mon. 4/27 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Otter Creek) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 4/28 - Tuesday Tapping (Maine) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/30 - Long Trail Keep the Pint Night at Revolution House in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $20)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 4/1 - April Fools Tap Takeover at Fingers Wings & Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - Pour It Forward at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - Neshaminy Creek and Free Will at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - Starr Hill Sampling at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - First Thursday Tasting at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 4/7 - Session Beer Day at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/9 - Philly Beer Scene Throwdown at Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/9 - Ship Bottom Takeover at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 - Sly Fox Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 4/10 - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 - Lagunitas has a Hillbilly side at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 4/11 - One Year Anniversary Party at Conshohocken Brewing Company in Conshohocken, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 4/12 - 3rd Anniversary Party at Forest & Main in Ambler, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 4/13 - Jack's Abby at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 4/14 - Summit Brewing Night at Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/16 - Lagunitas Day After Tax Day Takeover at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/17 - Philadelphia Brewing Tap Takeover at Pizzeria Uno in Deptford, NJ (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/17 - Weyerbacher Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 4/17 - Full Nelson Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/23 - Evo Tasting at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/24 - Boulevard/Duvel Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 4/1 - Brewer's Choice For Charity at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/1 - 886 Minutes of Continual Hops at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - Victory Tap Takeover at Blend Bar & Bistro in Hamilton Twp, NJ (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/3 - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/3 - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. (3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/3 - Beer Sampling (Kona) at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 4/3 - First Friday Firkin at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/3 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Boulevard) at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/4 - Easter Hopfest at Union Jack's on the Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. (11:45 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 & Sat. 4/11 - Cask Ale Festival at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 4/11 - Free Will and Tiny Miracles at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. ($20)
Thu. 4/16 - Tap Takeover with Jack's Abby at Isaac Newton’s in Newtown, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/16 - Yards Preview at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/17 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/17 through Wed. 4/22 - SRT Spree along the Schuylkill River Trail for the length of the Schuykill River ($PAYG)
Sat. 4/18 - Dogfish Head at Two Stones Pub in Newark, Del. ($PAYG)
Sun. 4/19 - Cards Against Humanity with NJ Girls Pint Out at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing, NJ (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $15)
Thu. 4/23 - Tis the Saison Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. (4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/24 - Victory Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/25 - 5th Anniversary Celebration at Station Taproom in Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/25 - Delaware on the Deck at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Wed. 4/8 - 7 Deadly Sins Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $70)
Thu. 4/9 - Lunch with Phil Markowski at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $50)
Mon. 4/13 - The Inagural Taco & Beer Pairing 6 Course Dinner Extravaganza at Sancho Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $50)
Sat. 4/18 and Sat. 4/25 - Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $47.98)
Sun. 4/19 - Philadelphia Real Ale Invitational at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $50-$60)
Sat. 4/25 - Fruit Beer & Cider Festival at The Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $40-$55)
Sat. 4/25 - Craft Brew Fest at Manayunk Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$65)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 4/9 - Game of Thrones Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60)
Sat. 4/11 - Ardmore Beer Hall at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $40)
Tue. 4/21 - Spring Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. (7 p.m.; $85)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 4/2 - Meeting of the Malts IV at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5:30 p.m.; $35-$125)
Thu. 4/2 - Craft Beer Series: Bell's & Canoe Ridge Wines at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70)
Fri. 4/3 - Craft Beer Series: Stone & Lagunitas at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70)
Sat. 4/11 - Firkin Fest on Seminary Ridge at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.)
Sat. 4/11 - Taming of the Brew at Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg, Pa. (7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $30-$60)
Sun. 4/12 - Head to Tail Dinner at Station Taproom in Downingtown, Pa. (6 p.m.; $100)
Tue. 4/14 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $30)
Thu. 4/16 - Nibble. Sip. Devour. A Spirited Evening at Nectar in Berwyn, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $125)
Thu. 4/16 - Tröegs Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn in Yardley, Pa. (7 p.m.; $65)
Sat. 4/18 - Brew to Brew 10k+ at Fegley's Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (8 a.m.; $45-$130)
Sat. 4/18 - Electric City Craft Brew Fest at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pa. (12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; $29-$49)
Sat. 4/18 - Reading Craft Beer Festival at Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$65)
Sat. 4/18 - Dewey Beach Brewfest at Gary's Dewey Beach Grill in Dewey Beach, Del. (1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $28-$35)
Sat. 4/18 - Saturday Brew Review (Victory) at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 4/18 - America On Tap at Robbinsville Field House & Expo Center in Robbinsville, NJ. (2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.; $35-$40)
Sat. 4/18 - Bottoms Up For Prostate Cancer at Desmond Hotel in Malvern, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60-$209)
Sat. 4/18 - IPA Brew Fest at Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35)
Sun. 4/19 - A Run To The Taproom at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ. (9:30 a.m.; $40)
Tue. 4/21 - Beer & Chocolate Pairing at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $40)
Thu. 4/23 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $40)
Thu. 4/23 - Harvest Beer Dinner at Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grill in Harrisburg, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $TBA.)
Sat. 4/25 - McCoole's Beer Festival at McCoole's Arts & Events in Quakertown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $15-$60)
Sat. 4/25 - PA Flavor at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$75)




Thursday, March 26, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: March 26 - March 31

And just like that, another month is gone. But not before getting in at least another couple dozen or so beer events. Play ball!

As you review beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. As always, they host an impressive listing of beer event draft lists to help better inform your beer event planning.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Chalfont, Pa.
Sat. 3/28; 11 a.m. - Founders Backstage Series at Blue Dog ($PAYG for 15 spectacular Founders Brewing offerings on draft.)

Harleysville, Pa.
Wed. 3/25 and Thu. 3/26 - Bourbon Barrel Bonanza at The Butcher & Barkeep ($PAYG for more than ten bourbon-barrel beers, bourbon cocktails, and Chef Jeff's kitchen bourbon creations.)

Kulpsville, Pa.
Sat. 3/28 - Bacon & Beer Pairing at CJ's Doghouse ($PAYG for an epic beer line-up from Saucony Creek and an amazing selection of Bespoke bacon.)

Lititz, Pa.
Mon. 3/30; 5:30 p.m. - Tröegs Beer Dinner at Bulls Head Public House ($28.50 for a four-course meal served with Tröegs' Cultivater Helles Bock Pale Ale, HopBack Amber Ale, and Impending Decent Stout.)

Maple Shade, NJ
Fri. 3/27; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - The Shredder release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for this fierce Imperial India Pale Ale, brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Citra, and Chinook hops.)

Media, Pa.
Sun. 3/29; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Otter Creek Tap Takeover at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for beers and a visit from the brewmaster, Mike Gerhart, from Otter Creek.)

Newtown, Pa.
Thu. 2/26; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Tap Takeover with Ninkasi at Isaac Newton’s ($PAYG for Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn of the Red India Red Ale, and This is Why I Hop Hoppy IPA.)

Perkasie, Pa.
Sun. 3/29; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. - Sour Sunday at Free Will Brewing Company ($PAYG for Free Will's 2014 Kriek (2nd batch, end of year), 2014 Whit (aged 1 year in French oak on red cranberries), 2015 Whit, 2014 Barbera Grape, 2014 Key Lime, 2015 Peach, 2014 Big Berliner, and 2014 Snow Day.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 3/26; 5 p.m. - Natural Wine & Funky Beer at South Philadelphia Tap Room ($PAYG for a slew of natural wines paired with a lineup of funky draught beer.)
Thu. 3/26; 5 p.m. - Bella Vista Beer Night at The Trestle Inn ($PAYG as Bella Vista brings in a special load of Ballast Point to share.)
Thu. 3/26; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Hammer of Glory HOG Tour With Grand Marshal Tom Kehoe at Kite & Key ($PAYG as Yards' Tom Kehoe parades our beloved Hammer of Glory through the streets of Fairmount stopping at London Grill, Urban Saloon, Belgian Café, and Kite & Key.)
Thu. 3/26; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Flying Fish Keep the Pint Night at Revolution House ($20 for a commemorative pint glass and featured Flying Fish beers Abbey Dubbel, Exit 3 Blueberry Braggot, Farmhouse Ale, and HopFish IPA.)
Thu. 3/26; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Three-Eyed Raven Sneak Peek at Eastern State Penitentiary ($30 for food samples from London Grill, Belgian Cafe, and Bridgid's alongside an exclusive sneak peek tasting of the Game Of Thrones beer from Ommegang, Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison.)
Sat. 3/28; 11 a.m. - Founders CBS Saturday at Brü Craft and Wurst ($PAYG for a full slate of awesome drafts from Founders Brewing Company, highlighted by a keg of this super special beer.)
Sat. 3/28; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. - Barrels, Bourbons & Bugs at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant-Chestnut Hill ($PAYG for six bourbon-aged beers and six wild beers.)
Sat. 3/28; 1 p.m. - Brewery Ars tasting at GreenStreet Coffee Co. ($Free tasting samples of the brewery-in-planning's coffee infused vanilla stout.)
Sat. 3/28 - Tsar Power at Khyber Pass Pub ($PAYG for a two-day Russian Imperial Stout fest.)
Sun. 3/29; 12 p.m. - Over Easy Like Sunday Morning at City Tap House-University City ($PAYG as head brewer Mike Gerhart joins us for the launch of two new year-rounds, Over Easy and Back Seat Berner. Live music by The Butchy Sochorow Band.)
Sun. 3/29 - Firestone Walker Savage Sixtel Sunday at Kite & Key ($PAYG for a full lineup of beers from Firestone Walker including at least Velvet Merlin, 2013 Velvet Merkin, Anniversary XVII, 2013 Double DBA, 2013 Sucaba, Agrestic, Easy Jack, Union Jack, Pivo Pils, Pale 31, and Opal.)
Mon. 3/30; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beer from Starr Hill.)
Mon. 3/30; 7 p.m. - Here’s The Beef at World Cafe Live ($50 for an 8-course tasting menu of braised meats, dry rubs, slow roasted cuts of beef, bourbon, and high octane beers.)
Tue. 3/31; 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for Maine's Mo.)

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 3/26 - Ninkasi at Liberty Taproom ($PAYG to welcome Ninkasi to Berks County for the first time with Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Dawn Of The Red IPA, and This Is Why I'm Hop.)
Tue. 3/31; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Tröegs Beer Dinner at Liberty Taproom ($TBA for a four-course meal served with beers from Tröegs.)

Voorhees, NJ
Sat. 3/28; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. - Café Au Chocolat Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for coffee and chocolate-inspired beers.)

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 3/27; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Tough Guy IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of this American-style IPA with full malt flavor, pronounced bitterness and an overwhelming citrus hop aroma)

Wilmington, Del.
Fri. 3/27; 6 p.m. - Mahalo, Apollo! Release Party at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the opening of our deck and patio with the release of this golden, complex and refreshing summer wheat beer.)



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: March 19 - March 25

You've got less than a month until the tax bill is due. You've got one week to enjoy the following beer events. Starting today.

As you review beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. As always, they host an impressive listing of beer event draft lists to help better inform your beer event planning.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Atlantic City, NJ
Fri. 3/20 and Sat. 3/21 - Atlantic City Beer and Music Fest at Atlantic City Convention Center ($20-$60 and see website for all the details.)

Downingtown, Pa.
Sat. 3/21; 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. - Beer and Yoga at Victory Brewing Company ($30 for a yoga class taught in our Downingtown brewpub, followed by food and beer pairings.)
Tue. 3/24; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Steal The Glass at Victory Brewing Company ($PAYG as the newly designed Summer Lover glass is yours with purchase of the beer.)

Exton, Pa
Fri. 3/20; 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. - Friday Night Tasting at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Victory.)
Sat. 3/21; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. - Saturday Tasting at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Saucony Creek.)

Harleysville, Pa.
Wed. 3/25 and Thu. 3/26 - Bourbon Barrel Bonanza at The Butcher & Barkeep ($PAYG for more than ten bourbon-barrel beers, bourbon cocktails, and Chef Jeff's kitchen bourbon creations.)

Hulmeville, Pa.
Thu. 3/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Exit Tap Takeover at Hulmeville Inn ($PAYG for several core and Exit beers from Flying Fish on tap.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 3/20; 5 p.m. - Hardywood Park Craft Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($PAYG as all taps are dedicated to Richmond Va.'s Hardywood Park.)

Media, Pa.
Wed. 3/25; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Flying Fish Tap Takeover at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for several beers from Flying Fish on tap.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 3/19; 4 p.m. - Terrapin Brewing Night at Barcade ($PAYG for at least 15 beers from Terrapin including a “French-toasted” and a barrel-aged Wake-n-Bake.)
Thu. 3/19; - Funky Brewstah at City Tap House-Logan ($PAYG for core, favorites, and rarities from Founders and ShawneeCraft.)
Sat. 3/21 - EBB & Malt House Homebrew Challenge at Earth Bread + Brewery ($PAYG and see all details at website.)
Sun. 3/22; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Big Gay Night with Big Gay Ice Cream at Alla Spina ($PAYG for ice cream, Victory brews, and a burlesque and drag show with host Bambi Galore to entertain.)
Sun. 3/22; 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. - The Monger Games at DiBruno's at The Franklin ($10 as beer fondues from Yards, Victory, and Iron Hill go head-to-head.)
Sun. 3/22 through Sun. 3/29 - Flight Club: Grape vs. Grain at Johnny Brenda's ($PAYG for draft wine flights from Gotham Wine Project and draft beer flights from our favorite local breweries matched up with cheeses and charcuterie.)
Mon. 3/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beer from Neshaminy Creek.)
Tue. 3/24; 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for Avery's Maharaja.)
Tue. 3/24; 6:30 p.m. - He Said PA Beer, She Said PA Wine at World Cafe Live ($55 as Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Company will go head-to-head with renowned wine author and sommelier Marnie Old, pairing rival drinks with a three-course, sit-down dinner.)
Wed. 3/25; 6 p.m. - Firestone Walker Brewing Company at Hawthornes ($PAYG for a night of beers from Firestone Walker.)

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 3/20; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for the special brewed Lovin' Cup (Rochester, NY) west coast IPA and the usual suspects, Chester County Bitter and Chester County IPA.)

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 3/20 - Founders and CBS at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for a whole slew of Founders beers and even have CBS available in a flight.)

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 3/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Tröegs Tap Takeover at Paradise by the Slice ($PAYG for a huge lineup of beers from Tröegs.)

Wilmington, Del.
Thu. 3/19; 6 p.m. - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Cafe Live ($40 for two of the best things paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings.)
Wed. 3/25 - Oskar Blues Gubna Release at Trolley Tap House ($PAYG with more details to come.)