Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: November 23 - November 29

"Is it the complete list of all beer events happening? No, but no one has a more complete list."

Gonna get this out there just in case you're a bit busy tomorrow to see what's brewing on the events scene in and around Philly beginning tomorrow. What are you thankful for? Beer? Well, here you go.

As you review the listings, don't forget Philly Tap Finder. They host an impressive listing of event draft lists to help better inform your beer event scheduling.

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

Aston, Pa.
Fri. 11/24; 12 p.m. — The Russians Black Friday at 2SP Brewing Company [We’re celebrating the release with a special Black Friday tap takeover.  $PAYG]

Berwyn, Pa.
Fri. 11/24; 4 p.m. — Double Can Release at La Cabra Brewing Company [Can 1: Hipster Catnip - American IPA and Can 2: Feelin' Thankful, Double IPA.  $PAYG]

Boyertown, Pa.
Sat. 11/25; All day — Back In Black Stout Fest at Union Jack's On The Manatawny [Our annual fest featuring the dark stuff.  $PAYG]

Camp Hill, Pa.
Sun. 11/26; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch & Brews at Ever Grain Brewing Company [A portion of all food and drinks will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. There will be a designer purse as well as gift cards and other raffle items. The Anchormen will be performing as well.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 11/24; 9 a.m. — BCBS 2017 Release at Exton Beverage [Goose Island will provide coffee and donuts for folks who plan on being in line long before we open.  $PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Sat. 11/25; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — The Odd Ones Holiday Bizarre at The Millworks [In addition to the 17 artists studios, gallery, gift show, and bottle shop we will have over 25 makers and artists set up throughout the building selling their handcrafted wares.  $PAYG]

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 11/24; All day — Black Friday Stout Invasion at Hunger N Thirst [We will have a variety of "black as night" beers available for consumption.  $PAYG]

Norristown, Pa.
Fri. 11/24; 7 a.m. — Black Friday Draft Event at Capone's [A spectacular draft list split into a morning version and an afternoon version.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Fri. 11/24; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Everything's Gone Black Friday at Memphis Taproom [Including Founders, KBS, Avery Mephistopheles, Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, Free Will Brown Beard, Founders 2015 Curmadgeon, De Dolle Oerbier.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 12 p.m. — Fade To Black Friday V at Brü Craft & Wurst [Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and Left Hand Brewing Company will once again collaborate to take over our taps, returning with a full list of specialty stouts, saison, IPA's, and 'black' sours.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 12 p.m. — Black Friday with Goose Island Brewery at Alla Spina [Come enjoy an incredible line-up of brews by Goose Island, including some of their rare and highly sought after Bourbon County Stouts.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 2 p.m.-10 p.m. — Black Friday Give Back at Beer Love [BeerLOVE will donate a portion of all draft and beer-cocktail sales to SREHUP. Additionally, we will have an assortment of awesome raffle prizes, with all proceeds from the raffle benefiting SREHUP.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Cigar City.  $Free]
Fri. 11/24; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Free Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner [Manager's choice.  $Free]
Fri. 11/24; All day — Black Friday "Into The Black" at City Tap House-University City [We're also featuring bottle sharing for the day. Be sure to bring any rare or unique stouts along with you to share with fellow stout lovers.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/25; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Annual Open House at Philadelphia Brewing Company [With your help we will be raising money for Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, Four the Paws, Inc. Rescue, and City of Elderly Love: Save a Senior Pet Rescue. Suggested donation at door is $20 for this open house with open bar.  $20 and/or $PAYG]
Sun. 11/26 through Thu. 11/30; All day — Cans For Cans at Garage-Fishtown [Join Philabundance , The Preston & Steve Show, and 93.3 WMMR for the Philadelphia Camp Out For Hunger 2017. You bring in a can of food and we will give you a free can of beer.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/26 through Thu. 11/30; All day — Cans For Cans at Garage-South Philly [Join Philabundance , The Preston & Steve Show, and 93.3 WMMR for the Philadelphia Camp Out For Hunger 2017. You bring in a can of food and we will give you a free can of beer.  $PAYG]
Mon. 11/27; 4 p.m.-12 a.m. — 23rd Anniversary Party at Fergie's [The occasion will be marked with a new happy hour from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., a performance by jazz saxophonist Victor North and Three Blind Mice (the pub’s traditional birthday celebration booking) from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., and live band karaoke starting at 10 p.m.  $PAYG]
Mon. 11/27; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Starr Hill.  $Free]
Mon. 11/27; All day — Beer Season Opens at Grey Lodge Pub [Beer Season, our longest running promotion, runs for 13 weeks. Bag all 13 beers of the week, one per week, to receive a free limited-edition T-shirt. There's a new design every year.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/28; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Saison Dupont at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Special lineup of beers from Saison Dupont.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/28; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Saison Dupont at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Special lineup of beers from Saison Dupont.  $PAYG]

Sellersville, Pa.
Tue. 11/28; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Ommegang Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill [You will be enjoying four courses of food perfectly paired with four great beers.  $40]

York, Pa.
Sat. 11/25; 12 p.m. — Oysterfest at Collusion Tap Works [We'll be shucking oysters until they're gone as well as pouring our very own oyster stout, Spindrifter.  $PAYG]




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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thankful for special beer releases this week: Philadelphia area

You say you like getting beer as fresh as it gets, sometimes standing in line for special bottle/can/crowler/draft releases? Well, then, this is for you.

I began noticing a flurry of special releases around the Philly area this week, so let's get to a simple summary of where you want to be, and when, to catch some hot releases as early as this afternoon. As you'll see, many breweries are double-dipping and releasing two special beers to further entice you to visit them.

Tue. Nov. 21
  ~ at 4 p.m., Saint Benjamin Brewing in Philadelphia is releasing Electric DIPA in cans.


Wed. Nov. 22
  ~ at 10 a.m., Victory Brewing in Downingtown is releasing Wisdom's Hour Barrel-aged American Sour and a "surprise" bottle during its annual Dark Wednesday event.

  ~ at 11 a.m., Saucony Creek in Kutztown is releasing (pre-sale only) its first crowler offering — Thorondor On A Stick NEIPA.

  ~ at 12 p.m., Weyerbacher in Easton is releasing its Quad.

  ~ at 12 p.m., Capone's in Norristown is featuring a lineup of Goose Island Bourbon County Brand vintages.

  ~ at 2 p.m., Evil Genius in Philadelphia is releasing both Trust The Process Oat IPA and Run By Fruiting IPA.

  ~ at 3 p.m., Locust Lane Brewing in Malvern is releasing their first canned offerings — Locust Lane Kolsch and Three Tun Citra IPA.

  ~ at 5 p.m., Bistro On Bridge in Phoenixville is hosting Hidden River and Levante breweries for a dinner where they'll feature their newly, and collaboratively, released Genetically Modified Visual Stimuli NEIPA.


Fri. Nov. 24
  ~ at 9 a.m., Exton Beverage in Exton will be selling bottles....; at 12 p.m., Alla Spina in Philly will have draft....; and at 11 a.m., Boathouse in Conshohocken will be selling bottles. The Boathouse, fyi, will have draft beginning at 11 a.m on Wednesday.....of.....2017 (and vintages in some cases, check individual event details for specifics, plus special raffles) Goose Island Bourbon County Brand beers.

  ~ at 12 p.m., Free Will Brewing in Perkasie and Lahaska (Peddler's Village) is releasing its big (both the beer, and the bottle) Ralphius Russian Imperial Stout and Ella.

  ~ at 12 p.m., 2SP Brewing in Aston is releasing Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout and Best Wishes Imperial Saison.

  ~ at 12 p.m., Spellbound Brewing in Mt. Holly is releasing a canned version of its Porter aged in Palo Santo wood.

  ~ at 12 p.m., Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing in Cherry Hill is releasing Lifeguard Off Duty Saison and Sword Juggler Belgian Lambic-inspired.

  ~ at 4 p.m., La Cabra Brewing in Berwyn is releasing Hipster Catnip American IPA and Feelin Thankful Double IPA.


Is this enough to be thankful for? Any I've missed?




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Friday, November 17, 2017

November 2017: Beer News update, part 2

Just a couple bits and sips to get you caught up.

~ News of one of suburban Philadelphia's first "better beer bars". [Link to The Daily Local]

~ If you missed last month announcement of GABF awards, here's a quick list of area breweries that took home some new jewelry. [Link to The Beer Yard]





© Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge, 2017. All content is owned and uniquely created by Bryan J. Kolesar. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Kolesar is strictly prohibited. Excerpts, images, and links may be used with advance permission granted and only provided that full and clear credit is given to Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Contact Kolesar at TheBrewLounge@gmail.com



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: November 16 - November 22

"Is it the complete list of all beer events happening? No, but no one has a more complete list."

How many dozens reasons do you need to drink great beer over the course of the next week? Two? Three? How about four? There's at least that many here down below. Have at it; Cheers!

As you review the listings, don't forget Philly Tap Finder. They host an impressive listing of event draft lists to help better inform your beer event scheduling.

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

Ardmore, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Fireside Gathering and Board Game Night at The Beer Shoppe [Come join us for board games and a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering, discounts on food during game time, 16 rotating drafts, and over 900 bottles and cans.  $PAYG]

Berlin, NJ
Sat. 11/18; 12 p.m. — 2nd Anniversary Party at Berlin Brewing Company [Live music all day, free hourly raffles, and delicious beers.  $PAYG]

Bridgeport, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m. — Doll's Eye CDA/Black IPA Can and Draft Release at Conshohocken Brewing Company [Our seasonal hop-forward American Black IPA is back with malt roastiness and piney floral goodness from Cascade and Nugget hops.  $PAYG]

Conshohocken, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Goose Island Black Friday Warm Up at Below Deck Bottle Shop & Flanigan's Boathouse [Goose Island Black Friday is quickly approaching and we'll be tapping a keg of 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout at the bar. In our bottle shop, we'll be selling bottles of 2015 Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout, 2016 Bourbon County Brand Stout, and 2016 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m. — Doll's Eye CDA/Black IPA Can and Draft Release at Conshohocken Brewing Company [Our seasonal hop-forward American Black IPA is back with malt roastiness and piney floral goodness from Cascade and Nugget hops.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Official Goose Island Black Wednesday Launch at Flanigan's Boathouse [All four Bourbon County beers will be on draft with giveaways, raffles, and more.  $PAYG]

Dover, Del.
Fri. 11/17; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Beer Release Party at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House [Scotchless Monster release, live music, and brewery basket raffle.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 10 a.m. — Dark Wednesday 2017 at Victory Brewing Company [We're releasing 2 specialty brews! The first? It's a brand new Victory beer called Wisdom's Hour and it's a limited Barrel-Aged American Sour. And the second? That's a surprise!  $PAYG]

Easton, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 12 p.m. — Quad Release at Weyerbacher Brewing Company [The release day for Quad.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Mon. 11/20; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Conshohocken Brewing Beer Dinner at Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden [Chef Eric has prepared a four-course tasting menu to be paired with seasonal, and exclusive releases from Conshohocken Brewing.  $60]

Georgetown, Del.
Sat. 11/18; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Haunted Maze Beer Tasting and Release Party at 16 Mile Brewing Company [Join us for our Soul Cake Imperial Amber release party and beer tasting.  $25-$30]

Harleysville, Pa.
Mon. 11/20; 4 p.m. — 4th Anniversary at Butcher & Barkeep [Beer glorious beer to celebrate four years amongst some other surprises from behind the line.  $PAYG]

Hockessin, Del.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m-8:30 p.m. — Giving On Tap at Two Stones Pub [Taste craft beer and wine pairings selected to enhance the flavors of holiday favorites prepared with a gourmet twist.  $55]

Horsham, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Complimentary Wine & Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey [Beer tastings from Rodenbach.  $Free]

Kutztown, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; All day — First Crowler Can Release at Saucony Creek Brewing Company [With your ticket you will be able to pick-up your pre-ordered Crowlers anytime beginning on Thanksgiving Eve.  $36]

Lake Harmony, Pa.
Sat. 11/18 & Sun. 11/19; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Great Brews Beer Festival at Split Rock Resort [Beer samplings, two stages of live musical entertainment, games, giveaways, food & craft vendors, and more.  $10-$70]

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 11/17; All day — Extra Special Tröegs Beer Event at The Fridge [To help celebrate this year's The 2017 Extraordinary Give!, Tröegs is providing The Fridge with Scratch 290 Farmhouse Apple Saison, a collaboration with Big Hill Ciderworks.  $PAYG]

Limerick, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m. — Tröegs Firkin Tapping at Craft Ale House [We will be tapping a firkin of Tröegs Scratch IPA.  $PAYG]

Malvern, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 3 p.m. — Can Release, Can Release at Locust Lane Craft Brewery [We will be releasing our first two Locust Lane canned beers - Three Tun Citra IPA and Locust Lane Kolsch.  $PAYG]

Maple Shade, NJ
Fri. 11/17; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Kryptonite Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Kryptonite releasing just in time for Justice League of America's movie release. We will have Kryptonite on tap for Happy Hour and an all Imperial IPA 4 beer sampler.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; All day — Om Nom Nom Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Brewed with oats, cinnamon, whole vanilla beans and 5 pounds per barrel of pureed raisins. Winner of the 2012 Iron Brewer competition.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Victory Night at Pinocchio's [Special lineup of beers from Victory.  $PAYG]

Milford, Del.
Sat. 11/18; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — We're Having A Party at Mispillion River Brewing Company [We will have Dank Lord IPA, Hoochi Coochi, and Delicious Craving. Also, it's our birthday.  $PAYG]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; 2 p.m.-9 p.m. — 25th Anniversary Party at Keystone Homebrew Supply [We'll have special guest breweries on hand (and on tap!), plus live music, games, discounts, and giveaways that will steep the grains of nostalgia in the kettle of your brain.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Wed. 11/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Hoppy Holidaze Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Reindeer's Revenge and Holiday Ale Double IPA to kick off the holiday season.  $PAYG]

Newtown, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; All day — BEERbon-Fest - A Celebration of Bourbon and Beer at Isaac Newton's [We have finalized our tap list of bourbon-barrel ales and, of course, we will be featuring our constantly expanding bourbon menu along with specialty bourbon cocktails that will be debuted. Plus, we have bourbon-inspired food specials to complement the amazing bourbons, cocktails, and ales.  $PAYG]

Norristown, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 12 p.m. — Goose Island Bourbon County Draft Event at Capone's [Six vintages of Bourbon County Stout and others from Goose Island.  $PAYG]

Palmyra, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's [Special lineup of beers from Founders.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Port City Brewing at Kite & Key [Sample some beers from Port City including Optimal Wit, Downright Pilsner, and Integral IPA.  $PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Cousin Stoopid Launch & Can Pop-Up at Kensington Quarters [Celebrate the first release of Cousin Stoopid since taking home a medal at the Great American Beer Festival 2017.  $PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Grand Opening at Yards Brewing Company [The long-awaited public opening of the brewery's new location at 5th & Spring Garden.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of winter warmer beers.  $Free]
Fri. 11/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Mad Elf/Happy You 2017 at Grey Lodge Pub [The Grey Lodge usually taps the first keg of Mad Elf of the season every year. Often it's the first keg anywhere, sometimes the first keg outside of the brewery. Special appearance by Chris Troegner, plus many other Tröegs folks. Plans include some Mad Elf Grand Cru, a 20th anniversary celebration version and much more.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch with Pups 'n' Pints at City Tap House-University City [Help us in benefiting local animal rescue groups. Simply buy a ticket to help in donating and you'll be entered into the event raffles. We'll have adoptable furry friends, games, beer, and much more.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level One at Philly Beer School [A brewer-instructor will guide you through the process step by step: from brew to boil to bottle.  $150]
Sat. 11/18 & Sun. 11/19; All day — Blind Pig BBQ with Victory Brewing Company at Dawson Street Pub [Come out a enjoy some fantastic cuisine from Philly Blind Pig BBQ and drink up on some unique suds from Victory.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; All day — Eagles vs Dallas, Firestone Walker Sixtel Sunday at Kite & Key [The march to the big dance continues and Firestone Walker will get the tailgate started.  $PAYG]
Mon. 11/20; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Two Roads.  $Free]
Mon. 11/20; 6 p.m. — Sly Fox Caskmates Stout Release at Varga Bar [We are tapping Sly Fox O'Reilly's Extra Stout, an export stout aged in Jameson Whiskey Barrels. And we also have Jameson Caskmates, an Irish Whiskey finished in stout seasoned whiskey kegs.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/21; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Coppertail at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Special lineup of beers from Coppertail.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/21; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Coppertail at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Special lineup of beers from Coppertail.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Trust The Process Can Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company [16oz can release, 6.7% Oat IPA. Sign up early get your cans first.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Run By Fruiting Crowler Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company [6.5% pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, and mango IPA.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 4 p.m. — Six Year Anniversary Party at American Sardine Bar [Details TBA.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Night Before Thanksgiving with Coppertail at Devil's Den [Bring in a toy to donate and recieve $4 Coppertail beers all night. Then stop back through 12/14 will a toy and recieve a Coppertail or Evil Genius beer on us.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 9 p.m. — Thanksgiving Eve with Splintered Sunlight at City Tap House-University City [Grateful for friends, family, beer, and for tunes provided by 'Splintered Sunlight', one of the East Coast's most loved and listened to 'Grateful Dead' tribute bands. Specialty beer and super fresh IPAs from Sierra Nevada and Fat Head's Brewery.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 5 p.m. — Thanksgiving Eve with Levante & Hidden River at Bistro on Bridge [Join our guests of honor, Hidden River Brewing Company and Levante Brewing, for a liquid dinner the night before your family feast.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 11/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Ithaca Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Tasting samples of beers from Ithaca.  $Free]

Reading, Pa.
Mon. 11/20; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Stone Arrogant Turkey Wing Night at Liberty Taproom [Stone representatives will be in town tapping an awesome four beer flight available for the first 40 people will a giant smoked turkey leg.  $PAYG]

Scranton, Pa.
Fri. 11/17 through Sun. 11/19; All weekend — Great Lakes Christmas Story at Backyard Ale House [Teaming up with Great Lakes to spread Holiday cheer and get you ready for the Spirit of the Season. We’re celebrating this the only way we really know how... with Craft Beer and an Eating Contest.  $PAYG]

Voorhees, NJ
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Amazonian IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [A New England IPA brewed to celebrate the release of the Justice League movie.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 11/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Southern Tier at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of Pumking and Warlock from Southern Tier.  $Free]
Sat. 11/18; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Stella Artois at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Stella Artois.  $Free]

Westmont, NJ
Sun. 11/19; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — Sunday Night Football Steak Dinner, Eagles vs Cowboys at Keg & Kitchen [Sirloin steak dinner and Double Nickel beer specials.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; All day — Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover at The Pour House [Two vintages of Sierra Nevada's Narwhal to pair with brunch.  $PAYG]




© Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge, 2017. All content is owned and uniquely created by Bryan J. Kolesar. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Kolesar is strictly prohibited. Excerpts, images, and links may be used with advance permission granted and only provided that full and clear credit is given to Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Contact Kolesar at TheBrewLounge@gmail.com



Sunday, November 12, 2017

Beer Event Calendar: Philadelphia & beyond: What To Do in November & December 2017

No hiding it; I'm just a little late, like 12 days late getting the monthly calendar to you. I feel like I've been not home more than I've been home lately. And, when I've been home, had so much more going on with projects, etc. than with beer.

That, hopefully, changes with this calendar. To catch up, and maybe give myself a bit of breathing room, this one will go out through the end of the year, to the extent that events are already scheduled. As you can see, plenty of event organizers are prepared. Are you?

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
Sun. 11/12; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Drink Beers, Save Pets at Evil Genius Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/13; 4 p.m. — Half Acre Happy Hour at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/13; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Mon. 11/13; All day — Happy Birthday, Tria Taproom at Tria Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/13; 6 p.m. — Great Lakes Night at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 11/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 11/14; 5 p.m. — Half Acre Takes Over at The Cambridge in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brew With A View - Win A Trip To Belgium at City Tap House-Logan in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 5 p.m. — Bethesda Project: Kick the Keg Fundraiser at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 5 p.m. — Brewery Blind Date: Fermentary Form at Strangelove's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — U Buy The Glass Night at The Abbaye in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Cousin Stoopid Launch & Can Pop-Up at Kensington Quarters in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 4:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. — Two Roads Tap Takeover at St. Stephen's Green in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Grand Opening at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 11/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Mad Elf/Happy You 2017 at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch with Pups 'n' Pints at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; All day — Eagles vs Dallas, Firestone Walker Sixtel Sunday at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/20; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Mon. 11/20; 6 p.m. — Sly Fox Caskmates Stout Release at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 11/21; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Coppertail at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 11/21; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Coppertail at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 4 p.m. — Six Year Anniversary Party at American Sardine Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 9 p.m. — Thanksgiving Eve with Splintered Sunlight at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Night Before Thanksgiving with Coppertail at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Trust The Process Can Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Run By Fruiting Crowler Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 12 p.m. — Black Friday with Goose Island Brewery at Alla Spina in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 2 p.m.-10 p.m. — Black Friday Give Back at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 11/24; 12 p.m. — Fade To Black Friday V at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; All day — Black Friday "Into The Black" at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Everything's Gone Black Friday at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Free Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Sun. 11/26 through Thu. 11/30; All day — Cans For Cans at Garage-Fishtown in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 11/26 through Thu. 11/30; All day — Cans For Cans at Garage-South Philly in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/27; All day — Beer Season Opens at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/27; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 11/28; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Saison Dupont at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 11/28; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Saison Dupont at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/30; 12 p.m. — Bell's Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 12/1; 7 p.m. — Annual Fireplace Lighting Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 12 p.m. — Sonoma Pride Fundraiser at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/3; 12 p.m. — Winner, Winner! at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/4; 4 p.m. — Mad Elf/Christmas Season Kickoff at Interstate Drafthouse in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/5; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Evoution at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/5; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Evoution at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/7; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Christmas Extravaganza at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/8; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Sun. 12/10; 7 p.m. — 14th Anniversary Party at Good Dog Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/11; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 12/12; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Peak Organic at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/12; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Peak Organic at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/15; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Mon. 12/18; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Wiseacre Happy Hour at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/18; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Wed. 12/20; 5 p.m. — Beer School at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/22; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 12/23; 7 p.m. — Festivus at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/30; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Free Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Sun. 12/31; 9 p.m. — New Years Eve Firkin' Good Time at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; All day — New Years Day Good Luck Pork & Sauerkraut Special at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; 12 p.m. — 9th Anniversary at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Complimentary Wine & Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$Free]
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Victory Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Kryptonite Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m. — Doll's Eye CDA/Black IPA Can and Draft Release at Conshohocken Brewing Company in Bridgeport, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m. — Doll's Eye CDA/Black IPA Can and Draft Release at Conshohocken Brewing Company in Conshohocken, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 2 p.m.-9 p.m. — 25th Anniversary Party at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Montgomeryville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Fireside Gathering and Board Game Night at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; All day — Om Nom Nom Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 12 p.m. — The Russians Black Friday at 2SP Brewing Company in Aston, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Wreck The Halls at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$5 + $PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Wonderland Celebration at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Lighting of the Leg & Notafingah! Release at Village Idiot Brewing Company in Mount Holly, NJ [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/3; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Hoppy Holiday Bazaar at Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, NJ [$PAYG]
Wed. 12/6; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer and Cookies with Santa at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/9; All day — Beer Garden 8th Anniversary at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/16; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Delaware Valley Homebrew Community Pro-Am Beerfest at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$5 + $PAYG]
Thu. 12/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Complimentary Wine & Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$Free]


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 11/14; 6:30 p.m. — Meet the Brewmaster from Une Annee at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Book Signing, Tasting Dinner, and Beer Release at Two Rivers Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 12 p.m. — Double Simcoe Release at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's in Palmyra, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Amazonian IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Beer Release Party at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House in Dover, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; All day — Extra Special Tröegs Beer Event at The Fridge in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Ithaca Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 11/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Southern Tier at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 11/17 through Sun. 11/19; All weekend — Great Lakes Christmas Story at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 12 p.m. — 2nd Anniversary Party at Berlin Brewing Company in Berlin, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — We're Having A Party at Mispillion River Brewing Company in Milford, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; All day — BEERbon-Fest - A Celebration of Bourbon and Beer at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Stella Artois at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 11/18 & Sun. 11/19; All day — Blind Pig BBQ with Victory Brewing Company at Dawson Street Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — Sunday Night Football Steak Dinner, Eagles vs Cowboys at Keg & Kitchen in Westmont, NJ [$PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; All day — Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/20; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Stone Arrogant Turkey Wing Night at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 10 a.m. — Dark Wednesday 2017 at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 12 p.m. — Quad Release at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Hoppy Holidaze Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 5 p.m. — Thanksgiving Eve with Levante & Hidden River at Bistro on Bridge in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; All day — Black Friday Stout Invasion at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/25; All day — Back In Black Stout Fest at Union Jack's On The Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/25; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — The Odd Ones Holiday Bizarre at The Millworks in Harrisburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/25; 12 p.m. — Oysterfest at Collusion Tap Works in York, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 11/26; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch & Brews at Ever Grain Brewing Company in Camp Hill, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/30; 11:30 a.m. — 14th Anniversary Celebration at TJ's in Paoli, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/30; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Dogfish Head Stout & Godiva Pairing at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/30; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Heavy Seas Beer Tasting at J.T. Bankers in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/30; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Game Of Thrones Happy Hour at Ernest & Scott in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — First Friday, Firkin, & Flatbread Night at Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Holiday Brews at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Wyndridge at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 12/5; 6:30 p.m. — Curtis Chisim of Council Brewing is in Town at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/7; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's in Leola, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/7; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl — Christmas Around The World at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/8; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Rivertowne Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 12/9; 7 p.m. — Out Of The Cellar at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing Township, NJ [$PAYG]
Wed. 12/13; 6:30 p.m. — 10th Annual Mad Elf Day at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's in Leola, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/15; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — 2SP Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 12/15; 6:30 p.m. — Firestone Charity/Russian River Fire Charity Event at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/16; All day — Beer Geek Christmas at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/17; 1 p.m.-7 p.m. — Winter Wonderland Artisan Market at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing Township, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's in Palmyra, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/29; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — River Horse Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 12/30; All day — Hoppy Holidays at Union Jack's On The Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — New Year's Day Pork & Sauerkraut Ride at Oakbrook Brewing Company in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 11/18; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level One at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$150]
Sun. 12/3; 5 p.m. — Christmas Goose Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$50]
Tue. 12/12; 6 p.m. — Christmas Beer Dinner at Sancho Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$TBA]
Thu. 12/14; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — World Atlas of Beer at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$42-$87]
Fri. 12/29; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$52-$99]


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m-8:30 p.m. — Giving On Tap at Two Stones Pub in Hockessin, Del. [$55]
Tue. 12/5; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — December to Remember Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. [$45]


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 11/18; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Haunted Maze Beer Tasting and Release Party at 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown, Del. [$25-$30]
Sat. 11/18 & Sun. 11/19; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Great Brews Beer Festival at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, Pa. [$10-$70]
Mon. 11/20; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Conshohocken Brewing Beer Dinner at Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden in Exton, Pa. [$60]
Wed. 11/22; All day — First Crowler Can Release at Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, Pa. [$36]
Tue. 11/28; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Ommegang Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$40]
Sat. 12/2; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. & 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. [$10-$45]
Mon. 12/4; 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. — Beats & Barrels Beer Dinner at Two Stones Pub in Hockessin, Del. [$49.95]
Thu. 12/14; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$65]
Thu. 12/14; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Local Beer Dinner Series featuring Levante Brewing at World Of Beer in Exton, Pa. [$35]
Sat. 12/16; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Winter Brew Fest at 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown, Del. [$25-$35]
Thu. 12/28; 5:30 p.m. — Barrel-aged Beer & Food Tasting at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$69]
Sun. 12/31; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — NYE Beer Dinner With The Bruery at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$65]





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Friday, November 10, 2017

November 2017: Beer News update, part 1

As the seasons change, the brewing scene does as well. Here's some of what you need to know to stay current.


~ Interesting news from Capitol Hill. [Link to Brewers Association]

~ Yards is on the move. [Link to Food & Wine]

~ Beer is in moving pictures. [Link to Yours For Good Fermentables]





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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: October 26 - October 31

"Is it the complete list of all beer events happening? No, but no one has a more complete list."

Bye-bye October. We raise a glass to you.

As you review the listings, don't forget Philly Tap Finder. They host an impressive listing of event draft lists to help better inform your beer event scheduling.

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

Adamstown, Pa.
Sun. 10/29; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Bark and Brew Howloween at Stoudts Brewing Company [Join us for live music, food, and Stoudts beers with your best canine buds at Bark and Brew.  $10]

Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Sat. 11/4; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Beer Barons to Homebrewers Festival at West Laurel Hill Cemetery [Indulge in a day of drinking with 10 local homebrewers and learn more about their craft from Home Brewed Events and the brewers themselves.  $45]

Burlington, NJ
Sat. 11/4 & Sun. 11/5; All weekend — All Stout Weekend at Third State Brewing Company [As in the past years, we will have a large selection of stouts on tap including Irish Tenth Imperial, Dry Irish Humor, Today's News Russian Imperial, Peanut Butter, and a few others.  $PAYG]

Cherry Hill, NJ
Sat. 10/28; All day — Three Year Extravaganza & Costume Party at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company [More info TBA.  $PAYG]

Douglassville, Pa.
Sat. 10/28; 9 p.m.-12 a.m. — Halloween Bash at Hidden River Brewing Company [Enjoy a night of magic, mischief, and mayhem in the haunted halls of the Historic Brinton Lodge.  $40]

Ewing Township, NJ
Sun. 10/29; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Crafts and Drafts at River Horse Brewing Company [Over 40 of our unique and talented vendors.  $PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Fri. 10/27; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Halloween Spooktacular at Zeroday Brewing Company [Two turntables, two record collections, hours of good music.  $PAYG]

Langhorne, Pa.
Sun. 10/29; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Taproom Brunch with Neshaminy Creek at Irish Rover Station House [You’ll get 2 drink tickets (any beer or specialty drink) and a wristband for the buffet.  $25]

Lititz, Pa.
Fri. 11/10 & Sat. 11/11; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. & 11 a.m.-10 p.m. — Cask Ale Festival at Bulls Head Public House [Enjoy at least 18 delicious, high quality cask ales.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 11/2; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Conshohocken Night at Pinocchio's [A night of beers from Conshohocken.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Thu. 11/2; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl — Woody Guthrie at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [Featuring ’07 120 Minute IPA, ’11 120 Minute IPA, ’14 120 Minute IPA, and ’16 120 Minute IPA. With special guest DJ: DJ Droid.  $PAYG]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. — 25th Anniversary Party at Keystone Homebrew Supply [We'll have special guest breweries on tap, plus live music, games, discounts, and giveaways.  $PAYG]

Oaks, Pa.
Sat. 11/4; 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Valley Forge Beer & Cider Fest at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center [Sample over 150 beers and ciders.  $10-$55]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 10/26; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Rivertowne Tasting at Beer Love [Tasting samples of beers from Rivertowne Brewing.  $Free]
Fri. 10/27; 3 p.m. — Terrapin Beers at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Terrapin.  $Free]
Fri. 10/27; 8 p.m. — Zombie Prom at Evil Genius Brewing Company [A Night To Dis-Member! Food/Drink Specials. And a best dress contest.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/27; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday at Trolley Car Diner [Tasting samples of beers from Yards.  $Free]
Sat. 10/28; 11:30 a.m. — Lost Abbey 24 Steps Release with Tomme Arthur at Monk's Cafe [This special cuvee is a blend of several different barrels from Lost Abbey's 500 barrel-plus cellar.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/28; 12 p.m. — Halloween Party at Barcade [We will be featuring a spooky tap list of all your Halloween favorites and even spookier music.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/28;  8 p.m. — Monster Mash at Hop Angel Brauhaus [Live Music with Stealing From Thieves. Costume contest. Spooky Beers: Fat Head's Spooky Tooth, Great Lakes Nosferatu, and more.  $PAYG]
Mon. 10/30; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Victory.  $Free]
Tue. 10/31; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Ithaca at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring Dankhill with limited special food pairing.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/31; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Ithaca at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Featuring Dankhill with limited special food pairing.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/3; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Novemberfest at Grey Lodge Pub [We are so overbooked with events for September and October that Oktoberfest will have to happen late at the Grey Lodge this year. But it lets us have Novemberfest instead, which being pretty stupid, really appeals to us.   $PAYG]
Sat. 11/4; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival at Hawthornes [We’ll be pouring our favorite ciders, fall seasonal beers, barrel-aged rarities, and wine too.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/5; 12 p.m. — 5th Anniversary Party at Bainbridge Street Barrel House [To thank all of our patrons over the years, we will be pouring some seriously delicious barrel aged craft beer.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Sat. 10/28; 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Pottstown Brew Fest at NorCo Fire Company [Featuring over 125 craft beers, meads, wines, ciders, and spirits.  $10-$75]

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 10/26; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Doughnut Pairing at Liberty Taproom [Mike Mortimer and Southern Tier are once again bringing some awesome beers to the Taproom and teaming up with one of our favorite local businesses for a very tasty flight.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Thu. 10/26; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — B.United Rare Beer Takeover at Teresa's Next Door [Every single tap line will be pouring a B. United beer, mead, cider, or sake. The mind behind the operation, Matthias Neidhart, will be here to offer classes at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.  $PAYG]

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 10/26; 5 p.m. — Two Roads Night at Paradise by the Slice [Two Roads is back at Paradise to kick off Halloween Weekend with a selection of their quality beers including: Rosemary's Baby; Rosemary's Other Baby (aged in Rum Barrels), and more limited selections.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Sat. 10/28; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Ride The Rails at Boxcar Brewing Company [Come out for an event to remember as we board 1930’s style train cars and head down the historical West Chester Railroad to Glen Mills picnic park. We provide the food, Boxcar beer, and live music.  $25-$50]

West Reading, Pa.
Thu. 10/26; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2SP Dark Side of the Mow-n at Barley Mow Craft Beer House [Featuring Imperial Shade, Dual Hop Drop #7, ASAP, Barrel-aged Saint Seditious, Baby Kerri, Bean and Gone, and Typo Pils.  $PAYG]

Westmont, NJ
Sun. 10/29; All day — Dogfish Head Brewing Beer Event at The Pour House [Featuring 120 Minute (2015, 2016 & 2017), World Wide Stout (2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017), Flesh & Blood, and Punkin.  $PAYG]





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