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Friday, March 24, 2017

Locust Lane Craft Brewery is ready to open in Malvern, PA

(from left: Owners of Locust Lane Craft Brewery — Bryan Brockson, Tom Arnold, Jason Cartwright)

The gents behind Locust Lane Craft Brewery - Tom Arnold, Jason Cartwright, and Bryan Brockson - have brought their college friendship full circle by taking their former collegiate address on Locust Lane at Penn State University to their new brewery in Malvern, Pa.

I'll keep this short and allow the updated pictures that I took this week during a quick visit to speak for themselves. These guys are just about as close to schedule as they could have hoped to be and now that the brewery is up, running, and filling kegs (with special consultation from, you guessed it, Scott "The Dude" Morrison), April 1 is the date set for grand opening to the public. Regular hours in the initial weeks and months will be on Thursday through Sunday.

My hopes were high for these guys once I learned of their motto "simply crafted". Lost in the craze of the last five to ten years (or more, who's counting?!) are exactly some of the things they point to when they claim to be bringing "fresh, simple, and classic beer options to the craft brew community." No punny names, just clear style descriptions. No salacious advertising or bombastic marketing, just continuous social media updates and practicing transparency on the website (though, the grand opening is still listed as 3/24). No "imperial" this, "wild" that, etc., just an attention to classic styles (so far).

I say this without having yet tasted a drop of their liquid, so my hopes still remain high. Out in the wild, it looks to me like there might be a very leading, bleeding edge of the (craft) beer drinking world that is interested in well-made English Bitters, German Kolschs, Czech Pilsners, Irish Dry Stouts, and the like. If you study the number of entries in some of these and other similar categories at the GABF and WBC judging competitions, there are more being entered every year, likely indicating an interest at least from brewers in brewing them and, presumably, consumers therefore in drinking them. But, they certainly have not yet projected the sexyness out into the masses, which still seems obsessed with imperial/double/triple versions of any style possible or barrel-aged monster beers or wild/funky bracing sours or anything else palate-busting. Or just simply anything with the three letters I. P. and A. in it. Hey, I love many of these as much as the next adventurous guy or gal that has helped bring the industry along over the years with an appreciation for experimentation and defiance of tradition. But...

I've taken to saying the last few years that what will sustain the craft industry the longest will be the right balance of wild and crazy "innovative" beers and well-made beers that show classic styles well. At Locust Lane, right off the bat, we'll see an ESB (4.4% ABV) with all the right ingredients from Marris Otter malts to Fuggle and East Kent Goldings hops. Gosh, I love the ESB; really looking forward to this one. An Irish Stout (4.5% ABV) that can hopefully be yet another solid local replacement for Guinness to be added to the list along with the likes of Donnybrook (Victory) and O'Reilly's (Sly Fox). Pale Ale (4.8% ABV) with what sounds like a nice blend of Cascade, Simcoe, Chinook, and Citra hops. And an IPA (7.4% ABV), but of course, that brings the same hop profile as the Pale Ale along with a good dosage of Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus hops for that nice, solid-IPA sounding beer.

Making an appearance on tap will also be one beer from Wissahickon Brewing Company — likewise opening on April 1, on Schoolhouse Lane in the East Falls neighborhood across from Philadelphia University. In a nice turn of brewing camaraderie, Wissahickon will be serving one Locust Lane beer on opening weekend at their place as well.

Food, you ask? Opening weekend expect to see Nick's Roast Beef and The Flying Dutchman food trucks on site. I'll see you at the bar...or at one of the coveted comfy seats over in the corner.


(Five taps for opening day with more to be filled in time.)

(Beautiful live edge wood slab bar.)

(Inside to the left and....)

(....to the right.)

(Flying their favorite colors above the former Cape May Brewing brewhouse.)

(Shiny conical fermenters a must.)

(Kegs are ready for filling.)

(Come spring at Locust Lane, this door will hopefully be rolled up more often than not.)




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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: March 23 - March 31

Spring thaw is here and the beer events calendar is as hot as ever. What'ya need? Chances are, they've got it for you. Cheers!

And as you review the calendar, 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.
Thu. 3/23; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — The Return Of The Russian at 2SP Brewing Company [What could be better than a night with Bob, his award winning Russian Imperial Stout, and donuts? Jes Made Bakery will be bringing 2SP beer infused donuts for purchase.  $PAYG]

Atlantic City, NJ
Fri. 3/31 & Sat. 4/1; 8 p.m.-12 a.m.; 12 p.m.-4 p.m.; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — A.C. Beer & Music Fest at Atlantic City Convention Center [Nearly 1,000 beers made by almost 200 breweries from across the globe.  $55-$99]

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 3/30; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Meeting Of The Malts VI at Artquest Center at SteelStacks [Panel discussion with industry leaders, beer dinner, and Pennsylvania brewpub festival.  $35-$85]

Cape May, NJ
Fri. 4/7; 5:30 p.m. — Ludlum Island Beer Dinner at Cape May Ferry Terminal [A five-course dinner with a unique menu and unique beer pairings. Brewery representatives will be on-hand to discuss the various beer styles offered.  $59]

Conshohocken, Pa.
Wed. 3/29; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tröegs Annual Spring Tapping at Fingers Wings and Other Things [We love March becasue every year, our friends at Tröegs Independent Brewing come through and bring us a lot of amazing beer to share with you. This year is no different.  $PAYG]
Sat. 4/1; All day — 3rd Anniversary Party at Conshohocken Brewing Company [All day long celebration with lots of good things planned to enjoyed the occasion with all of you.  $PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Fri. 4/21 through Sat. 4/29; Various times — Harrisburg Beer Week at Various places around Harrisburg and nearby [A nine-day, multi-venue series showcasing breweries, restaurants, pubs and more through craft beer-centric events, demonstrations, and education throughout the greater Harrisburg area.  $PAYG]

Kulpsville, Pa.
Fri. 3/24; 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. — Avery Barreled Series Takeover at CJ's Doghouse [Most of these beer are from 2015- 2016 so they will be surely tasting amazing.  $PAYG]

Maple Shade, NJ
Sat. 3/25;  1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Barrels & Bacon Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [8 bourbon and wine barrel aged beers, along with our annual celebration of Bacon Madness food features.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 3/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Firestone Unfiltered Event at Pinocchio's [Leo v. Ursus.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Sat. 3/25; 2 p.m. — Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [We’ll be featuring those off-centered ales and rarities you’ve come to know and love, as well as boatloads of more goodies … including our Specialty Tasting sessions.  $35-$175]

Norristown, Pa.
Thu. 3/30; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Wicked Weed Draft Event at Capone's [Wicked Weed's Freak of Nature DIPA, Marina, Montmar Etto (Sour), Oblivion Bourbon Sour, Bourbon Barrel French Toast, and Bourbon Barrel El Paraiso.  $PAYG]
Thu. 4/5; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Epic Brewery Draft Event at Capone's [2016 Big Bad Baptist, Brainless on Peaches Sour, Kaffeina, Tart N Juicy, and Escape To Colorado IPA.  $PAYG]

North Wales, Pa.
Thu. 3/23; 5 p.m. — Backdraft Lager Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Backdraft Lager, brewed in collaboration with the Horsham Fire Company.  $PAYG]

Perkasie, Pa.
Sun. 3/26; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Sour Sunday #2 — 2017 Edition at Free Will Brewing Company [Join us as we fill ten of our tap lines with sours, saisons, and wild ales.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 3/23; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Pint Night at Revolution House [A Victory Brewing pint glass and unlimited pints of beer to be announced.  $20]
Fri. 3/24; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Two Juicy Lunch at Jose Pistola's [Come chill with us for this extremely limited release of Two Roads Two Juicy Unfiltered IPA.  $PAYG]
Fri. 3/24; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Weyerbacher & Dad's Hat Intersection at Grey Lodge Pub [Folks from Weyerbacher Brewery and Dad's Hat Distillery will intersect at the Grey Lodge just as their products have intersected for this Friday's Sixtel, Weyerbacher Insanity aged in Dad's Hat vermouth barrels.  $PAYG]
Fri. 3/24 through Sun. 3/26; Various session start times — Starkbierfest at Brauhaus Schmitz [Nowadays most people don’t fast anymore, but the dark beer and the beer festival has survived the times so don’t miss this “little Oktoberfest”.  $15]
Sat. 3/25; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Orval Day at Local 44 [Calling all devotees of Orval—worldwide!—as we gather to celebrate the first Brett beer to land on US shores. A portion of the proceeds from Orval Day will be donated to MAP International, a global health organization that provides life-saving medicines to people living in poverty.  $PAYG]
Sat. 3/25; All day — Orval Day at Monk's Café [We will be featuring several vintages of Orval throughout the day. Each Vintage has been carefully stored in our climate controlled basement & will be seeing the light of day for the very first time.  $PAYG]
Mon. 3/27; 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 Victory Brewing Company.  $Free]
Tue. 3/28; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Beers from SweetWater Brewing Company.  $PAYG]
Wed. 3/29; 4 p.m. — Wicked Weed Brewery at Monk's Café [We are receiving a very special shipment from Asheville, North Carolina. Once you taste these gems you will understand that they're not all red necks in NC. That legislature and governor are bat-shit crazy.  $PAYG]
Thu. 3/30; 7 p.m. — Botanicals & Barrels with Avery Brewing at World Cafe Live [Guests will receive a welcome beer upon entry and then enjoy a three-course pairing featuring the Raspberry Sour, Vanilla Bean Stout, and Tangerine Quad, alongside three offerings from our kitchen.  $60]
Fri. 3/31; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub [Heavy Seas 21st Anniversary Ale. Aged for sixty days in locally sourced, single use Sagamore Spirit rye whiskey barrels.  $PAYG]
Fri. 3/31; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner [Featuring Victory Brewing Company.  $Free]
Sat. 4/1; All day — Seasons In The Abyss at Pub On Passyunk East (P.O.P.E.) [Barrel-aged and rare beers.  $PAYG]
Mon. 4/3; 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 Evolution Brewing Company.  $Free]
Tue. 4/4; All day — Quad Day at Grey Lodge Pub [We will have four Belgian style Quad beers on tap (quad quads).  $PAYG]
Tue. 4/4; 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 Manayunk Brewing Company.  $Free]
Tue. 4/4; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Beers from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.  $PAYG]
Thu. 4/6; 3 p.m. — Exclusive Beer Launch: Sly Fox Chest Bockwell at Barcade [The release our latest exclusive beer, the Sly Fox and Barcade collaboration Chest Bockwell, a Dunkel Bock inspired beer, brewed with chestnut flour and Bavarian malt.  $PAYG]
Fri. 4/7; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer & Brewing 101 at Philly Beer School [This is our introduction to how beer is made, major beer styles, and brewing history.  $38.98]
Sat. 4/8; 12 p.m. — Meet & Greet with Youichi of Hitachino Nest at Monk's Café [Youichi is flying from Japan, stopping to visit with us in Philadelphia, then proceeding on to DC to join our friends at Sierra Nevada for a special announcement.  $PAYG]
Sat. 4/8; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Tappin' The Trucks Brews n' Bites Block Party at Tap Room On 19th [We are closing down Ritner Street to bring you a fun filled day of Brews n' Bites. We have lined up the best food trucks in the city. We have secured some awesome local breweries.  $PAYG]
Sun. 4/9; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Hoppin' Brunch at City Tap House–Logan [Featuring The Bickel Brothers alongside eight deliciously hoppy IPA's.  $PAYG]
Sat. 4/22; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — MGK Locals Only Beer Fest at Independence Seaport Museum [WMGK has teamed up with Independence Seaport Museum to bring Pennsylvania and New Jersey's finest breweries into one place to celebrate the tremendous bounty of awesome brew being made in the Philadelphia area.  $20-$45]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 3/31; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Goose Island Sampling at Frank A. Smith Beverages [Free tasting samples of beers from Goose Island.  $Free]

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 3/23; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2SP & Stuffed Pretzel Pairing at Liberty Taproom [Chef Trevor has teamed up with the reps from 2SP to bring you another awesome pairing featuring great local beer and stuffed pretzels.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Fri. 3/24; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Pre-WOCAAW Dinner at Chesapeake & Maine [A six-course meal paired with a specialty cocktail made with Dogfish Head Distilling Co.'s scratch-made spirits.  $85]

Shawnee on Delaware, Pa.
Fri. 3/24; 7 p.m. — ShawneeCraft Beer Pairing Dinner at Gem & Keystone Brewpub [Food paired with ShawneeCraft's Bière Blanche, Apiarius, Black IPA, Bourbon Barrel Porter, and Cream Ale.  $49]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 3/24; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Free Tasting at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Southern Tier Brewing Company.  $Free]
Thu. 3/30; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Friday Night Free Tasting at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Oskar Blues.  $Free]
Wed. 3/29; 5 p.m. — Firestone Walker Happy Hour at Side Bar [A meet and great happy hour with David Walker Co-Owner of Firestone Walker. He is bringing along some very cool and limited drafts to share with you! One being released on the East Coast this night for the first time.  $PAYG]

York, Pa.
Sat. 3/25; 2 p.m.-4:45 p.m. — Sweetest Pint Downtown Beer & Chocolate Tasting Tour at Holy Hound Taproom [Seven groups make their way to seven locations and rotate through until you've reached them all. At each stop you'll enjoy a small plate chef's creation made with chocolate in some way, paired with a craft beer sample provided by a local brewery themselves.  $40]




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Friday, March 17, 2017

March 2017: News update, part 2

Some opening and closing news here for you in a brief update of what you might have missed in the last couple of weeks.

~ Grand opening, April 1, no joke. [link to Wissahickon Brewing's website]

~ Also opening on April, out in Chester County. [link to Locust Lane's website]

~ Disappointing news out of San Francisco. [link to SF Gate]





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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: March 16 - March 22

You won't be seeing any green beer events on here. Just great beer and establishments looking to celebrate it like they do throughout the year.

As you review the calendar, 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.

Kennett Square, Pa.
Sun. 3/19; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — 4 Authors x 4 Beers x 4 Cheeses at Kennett Brewing Company [You get a flight of beers (four 3 oz pours), samples of four delicious local cheeses, and the opportunity to hear four poets talk about their poetry.  $10]

Lancaster, Pa.
Thu. 3/16; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — March Madness Craft Beer Bracket at Friendly Greek Bottle Shop [Sixty-four top American craft beers square off head-to head in a NCAA style bracket.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Tue. 3/21; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Hudson Stout Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [$1 per pint of Hudson Stout will be donated to the Mark Hudson Scholarship Fund.  $PAYG]

Middletown, Pa.
Fri. 3/17; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. — St. Patrick's Day at Tattered Flag Brewing Company [Join us on St. Patrick's Day for a full day of festivities.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 3/16 & Fri. 3/17; All day — Marzo Loco with Founders Brewing at Sancho Pistola's [We will be pouring a crazy good list of Founders favorites like their All Day IPA, 2014 Backwoods Bastard, 2015 Curmudgeon, IPA, and more.  $PAYG]
Fri. 3/17; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub [Southern Tier Imperial Ginger Beer. Fresh grated ginger and a bit of red pepper flakes add a spicy, somewhat hot flavor note.  $PAYG]
Sat. 3/18 & Sun. 3/19;  — Bone-In Brunch at Standard Tap [Wake up to wood-smoked and barrel-aged beers.  $PAYG]
Sun. 3/19; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. — Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Brunch at Devil's Den [Enjoy Sunday Morning Stout out of Weyerbacher coffee mugs along with Brunch specials.  $PAYG]
Mon. 3/20; 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 Weyerbacher Brewing Company.  $Free]
Tue. 3/21; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Beers from Knee Deep Brewing Company.  $PAYG]
Wed. 3/22; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Victory Beer Dinner at Brigantessa [Enjoy authentic Southern Italian dishes with local beer enthusiasts and good conversation.  $85]
Thu. 3/16 through Thu. 3/30; Various times — Founders March Madness at Tap Room On 19th [For the early rounds, the local brewery rep will be on hand. There will be a buzzer beater special, a can of All Day and a shot of Heaven Hill for $2 for 20 minutes after every game that ends within a basket.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 3/17; All day — Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Celebrate St Patrick's Day at Sly Fox with our Seamus' Irish Red Ale pouring from the hand pump alongside firkins of our stalwart Chester County Bitter, and a new Pale Ale hopped exclusively with the new pungent English hop variety Jester.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Thursdays through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings and your stamped ID card will earn you 10 additional raffle tickets and a limited edition Boot Camp t-shirt when it becomes available. On St. Patrick's Day a lucky Sly Fox patron will win a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Voorhees, NJ
Fri. 3/17; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Bandana Extravaganza Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Featuring Bandana IPA, an American IPA with a delicious lemon, melon, citrus, and a subtle pine character.  $PAYG]

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 3/18; 3 p.m. — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live [We have taken two of the best things on earth and paired them together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings.  $40]




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Thursday, March 09, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: March 9 - March 15

The March beer calendar of events coming in like a lion. No need to beware the St. Ides of March. None of that on here. Get out there, be safe, and enjoy. Cheers!

And as you review the calendar, 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.

Allentown, Pa.
Sat. 3/11; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — 2017 Cask Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works [Numerous one-of-a-kind cask creations and craft beer from more than a dozen craft breweries. Tickets include Celtic entertainment and St. Patrick’s Day inspired food buffet.  $15-$50]

Conshohocken, Pa.
Thu. 3/9; 6 p.m. — Pliny the Younger Event at Flanigan's Boathouse [All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Julianna's Journey.  $PAYG]
Thu. 3/9; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Great Lakes Turntable Giveaway at Fingers Wings and Other Things [Drink some Great Lakes Brewing Company beer and get a ticket for a chance to win a turntable.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Thu. 3/9; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Levante Tap Takeover at The Bottle Room [Come meet the folks from Levante brewing in West Chester and try some of their best beers.  $PAYG]
Sun. 3/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Lamb & Beer Dinner at The Bottle Room [Chef Tim will be preparing the dinner using pasture raised, grass fed lamb from Day Spring Farm paired with Tripel Karmeliet, Reissdorf Kolsch, 2012 Chimay Grand Reserve, and Levante Bullitt Train Imperial Vanilla Stout.  $85]

Ewing Township, NJ
Sat. 3/11; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Beer & Yoga at River Horse Brewing Company [We'll start with a 60 minute yoga class in the brewery, and follow it up with a tasting of some of the best River Horse brews. A portion of the proceeds will be benefiting Paws to Heart Rescue.  $10]

Exton, Pa.
Wed. 3/15; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Wings Of Victory at World Of Beer [Java Cask 2015 & 2016.  $PAYG]

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 3/11; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Lucky You Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar [4-course meal featuring classic Isaac's dishes perfect for St. Paddy's Day, paired up with drafts from four of our favorite breweries.  $30]

Lititz, Pa.
Mon. 3/6-Sat. 3/11; Various times — 7th Anniversary Week at Bulls Head Public House [Each night we will have at least one featured keg and one featured bottle.  $PAYG]

Medford, NJ
Thu. 3/9; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Ott's [A five-course meal paired with Dogfish Head's SeaQuench Ale, Saison du BUFF, Flesh & Blood, Double Dry Hopped 60 Minute, and Higher Math.  $50-$60]

Media, Pa.
Tue. 3/14; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Stone March Madness at Pinocchio's [Lineup of beers from Stone Brewing.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Thu. 3/9; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — King Kong Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us in celebration of our King Kong Double IPA to coincide with the release of King Kong Skull Island.  $PAYG]

Norristown, Pa.
Sat. 3/11; 11 a.m. — Fat Heads Hop JuJu Draft Event at Capone's [Hop JuJu, Head Hunter, Sunshine Daydream, and Star Light.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 3/9; 4 p.m. — Vault Brewing Tap Takeover at South Philadelphia Tap Room [We'll have have a nitro keg of the thick and luxurious Breakfast Stout, Aussie IIPA (peach, pine, super sticky), a bar top pin of cask conditioned New Zealand IPA, Dunkelweizen (excited for the Vault take on this under-appreciated style) and more. We'll have some snacks and specials. Also a few of the latest can releases from Vault.  $PAYG]
Fri. 3/10; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub [Sixpoint 5Beans. 5Beans is a huge stout made with 5 kinds of beans.  $PAYG]
Sat. 3/11; All day — Péché Mortel Day at Monk's Café [We'll be pouring an array of special, draft Péché Mortel versions in 5oz tasters.  $PAYG]
Sat. 3/11; 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — Stout Brunch at Johnny Brenda's [We will be pouring a wide array of local stouts on draft from Dry Irish Stouts to Oyster Stouts to Russian Imperial Stouts. In addition to our regular brunch menu, we will have an tasty bill of fare including a Full Irish Breakfast, haggis, oysters, and more.  $PAYG]
Sun. 3/12; 8 p.m. — Black Carpet, Red Tie Formal Event at Varga Bar [Not sure about you, but we think Pliny the Younger is a big deal. So we are gonna have a party to prove it.  $PAYG]
Mon. 3/13; 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 Philadelphia Brewing Company.  $Free]
Tue. 3/14; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Beers from Devils Backbone Brewing Company.  $PAYG]
Wed. 3/15; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Weyerbacher Wednesday at Hop Angel Brauhaus [Buy a pint of Weyerbacher, keep the glass. Sean from Weyerbacher will have other goodies too.  $PAYG]
Mon. 3/6, Wed. 3/8, Mon. 3/13, & Wed. 3/15; 8 p.m. — March Madness: First Round at Varga Bar [We tap two kegs at the same time, first one kicked and drank advances... so it is real important to be there for the breweries you want to advance.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Wednesdays through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings and your stamped ID card will earn you 10 additional raffle tickets and a limited edition Boot Camp t-shirt when it becomes available. On St. Patrick's Day a lucky Sly Fox patron will win a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Thursdays through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings and your stamped ID card will earn you 10 additional raffle tickets and a limited edition Boot Camp t-shirt when it becomes available. On St. Patrick's Day a lucky Sly Fox patron will win a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Thu. 3/9; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Meet the Brewers — The Post at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [As a lead up to the summer book launch, Sam has invited some of the brewers featured in the book to brew their recipes at our Rehoboth Beach brewpub.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Sat. 3/11; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — St. Benjamin Releases Pilsner Prosim at Teresa's Next Door [Come out and grab a pour of St. Benjamin's newest beer, Pilsner Prosim. We'll also have Cover Crop Rye IPA in firkin and Antares Saison on tap.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 3/10; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Friday Night Free Tasting at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from New Belgium Lawrence Brewing Company.  $Free]

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 3/11; 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Beer & Yoga Event at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Yoga class taught by Iron Hill's own Tori Tilley, with beer and healthy snacks to follow.  $25]
Tue. 3/14; 4 p.m. — Stone Brewing Tap Takeover at Chelsea Tavern [We will have 5 exciting Stone beers on tap all night.  $PAYG]




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Friday, March 03, 2017

March 2017: News update, part 1

The last few news updates have been rather lengthy. Here's a more easily digestible set of news links to catch you up on the last couple weeks.

~ Excellent piece on beer and its purported "health benefits". For the record, I've never and would never endorse such a thing. It's a pleasurable beverage and relatively better than some other alcoholic drinks, but not one you drink for any health benefits. [link to Outside]

~ Obviously just a tad late to the news here with this nicely-made video out of the Harrisburg region. [link to Vimeo]

~ Love me some good analysis. This one with Westvleteren. [link to Draft Magazine]

~ I believe I covered this before but, just in case I didn't, here's more detail about what's happening in Haddonfield, NJ. [link to Philly.com]

~ Looks like another for the list next time in Pittsburgh. [link to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

~ Beer and politics, again, unfortunately colliding. Question I still have is how so few breweries signed on to this? Afraid of blowback? [link to Yours For Good Fermentables]

~ And now for your fun piece of beer-meets-politics news. This one is fun, I promise you. [link to Philadelphia Magazine/Foobooz]




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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Beer Event Calendar: What To Do in March 2017

And we're off and running straight toward spring. That ol' groundhog got it wrong this year it seems. Weather's been mostly great; so's the beer. Go get it.

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. 3/1; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Take a Shine to Shiner at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/2; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Pint Night at Revolution House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$20]
Fri. 3/3; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Keep the Pint Engraving at Bishop's Collar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/3; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/3 & Sat. 3/4; 4:30 p.m. — 5th Anniversary at Alla Spina in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/4; 12 p.m. — Coffee Beer Brunch at Bainbridge Street Barrel House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/4; 8 p.m. — Cirque De Bière at Flying Fish Crafthouse in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 3/5; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Stateside Collaboration Brunch at Crime & Punishment Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 3/6; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Mon. 3/6, Wed. 3/8, Mon. 3/13, & Wed. 3/15; 8 p.m. — March Madness: First Round at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 3/7; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 3/7; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/9; 4 p.m. — Vault Brewing Tap Takeover at South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/10; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/11; 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — Stout Brunch at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/11; All day — Péché Mortel Day at Monk's Café in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 3/13; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 3/14; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 3/15; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Weyerbacher Wednesday at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/16 through Thu. 3/30; Various times — Founders March Madness at Tap Room On 19th in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/17; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/18 & Sun. 3/19;  — Bone-In Brunch at Standard Tap in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 3/19; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. — Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Brunch at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 3/20; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 3/21; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/23; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Pint Night at Revolution House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$20]
Fri. 3/24; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Weyerbacher & Dad's Hat Intersection at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/24-Sun. 3/26; Various session start times — Starkbierfest at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$15]
Mon. 3/27; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 3/28; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/31; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/31; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]

after March in Philadelphia
Mon. 4/3; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 4/4; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 4/4; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 4/4; All day — Quad Day at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/8; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Tappin' The Trucks Brews n' Bites Block Party at Tap Room On 19th in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 3/2; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Saugatuck Brewing at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/2; 7:30 p.m. — Launch Week Jubilee with Devils Backbone at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/4; 10 a.m. — Russian River Pliny The Younger at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/4; 12 p.m. — The TPRFM Invades NCBC at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$5]
Sun. 3/5; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Namaste Naked Yoga at Naked Brewing Company in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. [$15]
Wed. 3/8; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Relaunch of Devils Backbone at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 3/14; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Stone March Madness at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/23; 5 p.m. — Backdraft Lager Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Firestone Unfiltered Event at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/25;  1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Barrels & Bacon Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$PAYG]
Wed. 3/29; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tröegs Annual Spring Tapping at Fingers Wings and Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. [$PAYG]

after March in Philadelphia's close suburbs


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 3/1; 5 p.m. — Yards Tap Takeover at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 3/1; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2SP Tap Takeover at World Of Beer in Exton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 3/1; 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. — Devils Backbone Launch Week Tap Takeover at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wednesdays through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/2; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — Une Année at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/2; 4 p.m. — The Return Of The Younger at Bistro on Bridge in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/2; 4:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl — Ancient Ales at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/2; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thursdays through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/3; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Free Tasting at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 3/3; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Celtic Brews at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/3; 9 p.m. — Launch Week Jubilee with Devils Backbone at Creekside Sports Bar and Grille in Limerick, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/3; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/3; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/3 & Sat. 3/4; All day — Darkness — Blackout Brews at Two Stones Pub in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/4; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — 3rd Birthday Bash at Pinelands Brewing Company, NJ in Tuckerton, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/4; 12 p.m. — Canwood Derby with Sly Fox at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/4; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brewers Pizza Night π5 at Argilla Brewing Company in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 3/4; All day — 4th Birthday Bash at Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 3/6-Sat. 3/11; Various times — 7th Anniversary Week at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/9; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Meet the Brewers — The Post at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/9; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — King Kong Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/9; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Levante Tap Takeover at The Bottle Room in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/10; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Friday Night Free Tasting at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 3/11; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Beer & Yoga at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing Township, NJ [$10]
Sat. 3/11; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — St. Benjamin Releases Pilsner Prosim at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 3/14; 4 p.m. — Stone Brewing Tap Takeover at Chelsea Tavern in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Wed. 3/15; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Wings Of Victory at World Of Beer in Exton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 3/16; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — March Madness Craft Beer Bracket at Friendly Greek Bottle Shop in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/17; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. — St. Patrick's Day at Tattered Flag Brewing Company in Middletown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/17; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Bandana Extravaganza Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/17; All day — Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 3/19; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — 4 Authors x 4 Beers x 4 Cheeses at Kennett Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pa. [$10]
Thu. 3/23; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2SP & Stuffed Pretzel Pairing at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 3/24; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Free Tasting at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 3/24; 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. — Avery Barreled Series Takeover at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 3/26; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Sour Sunday #2 — 2017 Edition at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 3/29; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Happy Hour with David Walker at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]

after March in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 3/4; 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. — Philly Craft Beer Festival at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pa. [$12-$75]
Sun. 3/5; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — The Brewer's Plate at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pa. [$77-$130]
Wed. 3/22; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Victory Beer Dinner at Brigantessa in Philadelphia, Pa. [$85]

after March in Philadelphia
Fri. 4/7; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer & Brewing 101 at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$38.98]
Sat. 4/22; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — MGK Locals Only Beer Fest at Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. [$20-$45]


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)

after March in Philadelphia's close suburbs


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 3/1; 7 p.m. — First Beer Dinner at La Cabra Brewing Company in Berwyn, Pa. [$75]
Thu. 3/2; 7 p.m. — River Horse Beer Dinner at Wood Stack Pizza Kitchen in Pine Brook, NJ [$65]
Fri. 3/3; 5:30 p.m. — Flying Fish Beer Dinner at Cape May Ferry Terminal in Cape May, NJ [$59]
Sat. 3/4; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Stars of Craft Beer Fest at The State Theatre in Easton, Pa. [$20-$55]
Sat. 3/4; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — The Local Beer Fest at The Local Pub & Eatery in Mt. Holly, NJ [$35-$50]
Mon. 3/6; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Avery Brewing Bar Beer Dinner at Levante Brewing Company in West Chester, Pa. [$50]
Tue. 3/7; 6:30 p.m. — Fatter Tuesday Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. [$65]
Wed. 3/8; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Pop Up Party with One Coastal at Mispillion River Brewing Company in Milford, Del. [$55]
Wed. 3/8; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Getting Funky Beer Dinner at Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$49.99]
Wed. 3/8; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Sterling Pig Beer Dinner at Kildare's Irish Pub in West Chester, Pa. [$40]
Thu. 3/9; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Ott's in Medford, NJ [$50-$60]
Sat. 3/11; 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Beer & Yoga Event at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. [$25]
Sat. 3/11; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Lucky You Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. [$30]
Sat. 3/11; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — 2017 Cask Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. [$15-$50]
Sun. 3/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Lamb & Beer Dinner at The Bottle Room in Downingtown, Pa. [$85]
Sat. 3/18; 3 p.m. — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. [$40]
Fri. 3/24; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Pre-WOCAAW Dinner at Chesapeake & Maine in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$85]
Sat. 3/25; 2 p.m.-4:45 p.m. — Sweetest Pint Downtown Beer & Chocolate Tasting Tour at Holy Hound Taproom in York, Pa. [$40]
Sat. 3/25; 2 p.m. — Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. [$35-$175]
Fri. 3/31 & Sat. 4/1; 8 p.m.-12 a.m.; 12 p.m.-4 p.m.; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — A.C. Beer & Music Fest at Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ [$55-$99]

after March in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Fri. 4/7; 5:30 p.m. — Ludlum Island Beer Dinner at Cape May Ferry Terminal in Cape May, NJ [$59]






© 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