Thursday, January 17, 2019

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: January 17 - January 23

Next up: Beer! Next question: Where? Here are your answers.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region and over here for a look at Philly Tap Finder's event draft lists.


Berwyn, Pa.
Tue. 1/22; 5 p.m. — January Can Release at La Cabra Brewing Company [Clement (8%) DIPA brewed with Galaxy, Citra, Chinook, and Lactose.  $PAYG]

Bethlehem, Pa.
Sat. 1/19; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Intro To Brewing Class at Keystone Homebrew Supply [We will go over all of the equipment necessary to get started homebrewing, and how they all function. Sanitation, ingredients, brewing, and bottling will all be covered with a live demonstration of each.  $30]

Emmaus, Pa.
Sun. 1/20; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Dinner & Beer Pairing at Yergey Brewing Company [Join us in the taproom for an evening of fabulous dinner by Local Mama Catering Company paired with our delicious Yergey Brewing beers. Each of the three courses will be complemented by an 8-ounce pour.  $65]

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Sun. 1/20; 4 p.m.-5 p.m. — Sunday School at Moss Mill Brewing Company [Get your education on. We'll be teaching small classes at the brewery select Sundays. No charge, limited to the first 10 that sign-up.  $Free]

Kennett Square, Pa.
Sat. 1/19; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Oysterfest at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen [Five different oyster regions. Five different breweries. Live music and a buffet make for a great afternoon.  $49]

Lancaster, Pa.
Thu. 1/17; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Crooked Stave at Hunger N Thirst [We have always had a deep appreciation for all of the sour and wild ales out there, and Crooked Stave is right at the top of that list.  $PAYG]

Malvern, Pa.
Fri. 1/18; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Brewery Ticket Sale Date at Locust Lane Craft Brewery [Each book contains tickets redeemable for a free beer at each brewery between January 1 and September 2, 2019. All proceeds from the book sales will go directly to helping build decent housing for families in Chester County.  $40]

Middletown, Pa.
Tue. 1/22; 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Viking Dinner at Tattered Flag Brewing Company [Join us for our Viking Dinner hosted by Tattered Flag's Master Distiller Daniel Kulick and Johlene Riley. The dinner will feature a period specific menu (prepared by Tattered Flag's Executive Chef Ty Teter), Tattered Flag Beer/Spirits, and mead from Larsen Meadworks.  $35-$75]

Milford, Del.
Sat. 1/19; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Beer Release: Threat Level Purple and Holy Crap at Mispillion River Brewing Company [Two beers. Both related to the end of the world. Meet: The Beers of the Apocalypse.  $PAYG]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Sat. 1/19; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — All Grain Brewing Class at Keystone Homebrew Supply [We will go over the different types of base grains, mashing, sparging, chilling, recipe formulation, yeast starters, and some light water chemistry. Lunch will be provided.  $75]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 1/17; All day — Winter Beer Night at Barcade [We’re featuring a dozen rare and/or vintage kegs from our favorite breweries near and far.Donate a winter coat and get one free beer per coat.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Trust The Process at Devil's Den [Join us for the one of the only kegs of Trust the Process by Evil Genius Brewing to hit the city. We will be tapping this to watch the Sixers beat the Pacers.  $PAYG]
Fri. 1/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Moss Mill Meet & Greet at Grey Lodge Pub [Come out and meet the folks from Moss Mill Brewing.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/19; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Resilience Fundraiser for the Camp Fire Relief Fund at Monk's Café [Join us for a show of strength and unity with our friends in California! One Hundred Percent of all draft sales of 25 amazing beers will be donated to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. We're featuring Sierra Nevada Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, as well as a slew of whales from Sierra Nevada, Allagash, Cantillon, Tilquin, and more. We are donating every dollar of every draft, and as such, this event is Cash Only.  $PAYG]
Sun. 1/20; 3 p.m.-4 p.m. — Cheese and Beer Pairing at Evil Genius Brewing Company [Beer and Cheese pairing with our brewer Matt Lally. Each guest will receive 4 5oz pours of house selected Evil Genius beer paired with four kinds of cheese.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — River Horse Brewing Mocha Lisa Porter Can Release at Garage-Fishtown [First time available in Philly.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/23; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Beer Fest at World Café Live [We’re shaking things up this year for World Cafe Live’s 15th Annual Beer Fest! Along with a fresh look, you can expect new food, new merch, and new entertainment. As always, we’ll be pouring seasonals, year-round offerings, and rarities from over 30 local, national, and international breweries. Also new for 2019, an entire section of the festival will be dedicated to Philly-area independent breweries.  $60-$80]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Sat. 1/19; 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. — Robert Burns Birthday Celebration at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Gang Aft Agley Scotch Ale and Burns Scottish Ale will be pouring, the bagpipes will be piping and the arrival of the Haggis (6:30pm) will be marked by Ian Turnbull's reading of Burns' Ode to a Haggis.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/23; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brewery Ticket Sale Date at Stable 12 Brewing Company [Each book contains tickets redeemable for a free beer at each brewery between January 1 and September 2, 2019. All proceeds from the book sales will go directly to helping build decent housing for families in Chester County.  $40]
Wednesdays Jan. 9 through Mar. 17; All 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 Jan. 10 through Mar. 17; All 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]

Swarthmore, Pa.
Fri. 1/18; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Tröegs "First Squeeze" w/ Nitro Nugget Nectar at 320 Market Café [Nugget will be freshly on tap, along with Mad Elf and Blizzard of Hops. And don’t forget everyone’s favorite...Nugget Nectar on nitro.  $PAYG]

Voorhees, NJ
Sat. 1/19; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Keep Calm and Have Beer and Girl Scout Cookies Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [We're sticking to our New Year's resolution... to pair beers with Girl Scout Cookies.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 1/18; 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. — Beer Tasting at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Dogfish Head.  $Free]



© Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge, 2018. 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, January 10, 2019

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: January 10 - January 16

Looking good, tasting good thus far in the new year.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region and over here for a look at Philly Tap Finder's event draft lists.

Ardmore, Pa.
Sat. 1/12; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Beer Festival at Ardmore Music Hall [50+ craft brew tastings, live music, and bites.  $15-$45]

Burlington, NJ
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Spellbound Brewery Beer Dinner at Brickwall Tavern [A four-course beer dinner with pairings from our friends at Spellbound Brewery including: Brut IPA; Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale; Cherry Belgian Tripel; South Jersey Double IPA; and Palo Santo Porter (special cask).  $60]

Cape May, NJ
Fri. 1/11; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Draft and Can Release: Snag & Drop at Cape May Brewing Company [Dank and resinous, Snag & Drop is a lupulin-laden beast, a 10% Triple IPA.  $PAYG]
Fri. 1/11; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner Series: Slack Tide Brewing at Slack Tide Brewing Company [Join us in the Sunset Lounge of the Cape May terminal for a fun, relaxing night of dining and drinking featuring a selection of local Cape May County craft beers from Slack Tide Brewing Company, paired with an incredible full course menu from Chef George Galati.  $66]

Croydon, Pa.
Fri. 1/11; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Pint Night: Long Trail Brewing at Dog and Bull [A food and beer package featuring beers from Long Trail.  $20]
Fri. 1/11; 7 p.m. — Charity Movie Night: The Fifth Element at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Proceeds to benefit the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Wed. 1/16; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Tröegs Nugget Nectar 3 Ways at Bottle Room [Tröegs is once again releasing their juicy, delectable Nugget Nectar! We'll be serving it up 3 ways: on draft, on nitro, and in a firkin! Come by and chat with the rep and pick up some cool Tröegs swag.  $PAYG]

Ewing Township, NJ
Sat. 1/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2019 Cask Fest at River Horse Brewing Company [We're tapping over 20 specialty casks, some traditional favorites, but also many new creations that we've never tried before.  $20]

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 1/11; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Exton Beverage Company [Tasting samples from Evil Twin Brewing.  $Free]

Hatboro, Pa.
Sat. 1/12; 12 p.m. — K-9 Fundraiser at Crooked Eye Brewery [In honor of our newest canine member, “Louie” (Badge #59), Crooked Eye will be releasing “K9 #59” in support of our program. All proceeds from this craft brew sold on this date will be donated to the canine program.  $PAYG]

King of Prussia, Pa.
Fri. 1/11; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner with Conshohocken at Mistral [A five-course meal paired with Conshohocken Brewing's Cistra(sy) Unfiltered IPA, Winter Madness Belgian Style Amber, MC5 Unfiltered IPA, Puddler's Row, and Mr. Robusto Robust Winter Porter.  $55]

Leola, Pa.
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Evil Genius, New Brew, New You at Funck's [Join Us in teaming with Evil Genius Brewery to try some new beers for the new year. We will be having the new and exciting mixed with your favorites.  $PAYG]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Sat. 1/12; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — Intro To Brewing Class at Keystone Homebrew Supply [We will go over all of the equipment necessary to get started homebrewing, and how they all function. Sanitation, ingredients, brewing, and bottling will all be covered with a live demonstration of each.  $30]

Perkasie, Pa.
Wed. 1/16; 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Barrel-aged Beer Pairing at Free Will Brewing Company [Join us for a relaxed evening in the Free Will Sour Cellar as we take some of your favorite barrel-aged selections and pair them with delectable offerings prepared by Tim and Brad with Tre' Locally Sourced.  $65]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Tröegs First Squeeze at Standard Tap [We will be doing the first tapping of Nugget Nectar three ways — Draft, Nitro, and Firkin. Local Philly artist @hhablak will be in the building signing prints along with @sam_heimer from 2018 and @hkrall from 2017. We will also be pouring Sunshine Pils and Blizzard of Hops.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/10; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — An Evening With Bell's Brewery at Interstate Drafthouse [We will be working in the weeks to come on finalizing a great tap lineup that showcases a variety of the fantastic beers these craft beer legends continue to produce.  $PAYG]
Fri. 1/11; 10 p.m. — Drink, Drink, Drain Your Glass: A David Bowie Tribute Night at Memphis Taproom [Join us for a night of celebrating the life, music, and art of David Bowie on the 3rd anniversary of his passing on January 10, 2016.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/12; 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Hair Of The Dog Brewing at Brü Craft & Wurst [We've been around for about six years, and this marks the first time that we've been able to obtain draft from this talented outfit. To celebrate, we'll be tapping eight different beers, and selling each at a discount - with flights.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/12; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Winterfest Live at Xfinity Live [Listen to live bands all day with unlimited samplings of 150+ great beers from 75+ breweries. Plus, Gluten Free Beer and hard cider options will be available. Hang with us for a day filled with live DJs, amazing bands, super-fun contests in Victory Beer Hall, outdoor fire pits, games, activities, prizes, and giveaways.   $45-$60]
Sat. 1/12; 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. By the end of the second day of class, you will be bottling your own hand-crafted beer. And leaving with all the knowledge you need to start brewing at home.  $150-$200]
Sun. 1/13; 2 p.m.-10 p.m. — Barrel House Sour Sunday at Roy-Pitz Barrel House [We’ll crack the vault on our Nice Dreams bottle archive and have discounted all sour flights. Head Brewer Chris Collier will be on hand to give tours of our sour barrel program and will be pulling nails on in progress barrels to give you the full experience of the rare wood aged beers.  $PAYG]
Tue. 1/15; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping with Terrapin Brewing at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring Salted Caramel Imperial Moo-Hoo.  $PAYG]
Tue. 1/15; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping with Terrapin Brewing at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Featuring Salted Caramel Imperial Moo-Hoo.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/16; 7:30 p.m. — Game of Thrones Beer Tasting at Bainbridge Street Barrel House [Come to get “Inside the Barrel”: quench your Game of Thrones thirst on the four full goblet pours of the Ommegang Game of Thrones beer series. These unique beers will be discussed in a class on how they are made and what’s behind the flavor profiles; class led by rep extraordinaire, Chris Dolhancryk.  $30]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Wednesdays Jan. 9 through Mar. 17; All 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 Jan. 10 through Mar. 17; All 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]

Wayne, Pa.
Tue. 1/15; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Connecticut Valley Brewing Mini-Tap Takeover at Teresa's Next Door [We’ll be pouring five different beers including Trailblazer NE Double IPA, Stargazer NE IPA, Coffee stout Obsession, Currant Fascination Sour, and Double Wasp Dopplebock.  $PAYG]

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 1/10; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Tröegs Nugget Nectar 2019 Kickoff at Paradise by the Slice [We will be tapping regular Nugget Nectar, Nitro Nugget, and more incredible Tröegs beers. Free glass with sampler and more.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 1/10; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Tasting at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from New Belgium.  $Free]
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Triple Can Release at Levante Brewing Company [Tropical Whip Pineapple Sundae IPA, Death by Tickle Triple IPA, and Bogart Blondie imperial pastry stout. No wristbands, no limit on cans.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/12; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Craft Beer Series: Maine Brewing at Dilworthtown Inn [A special selection of the fine craft beers from Maine Brewing to celebrate the begining of 2019, including Zoe, Another One, Lunch, Mean Uncle Tom, , and Post Ride Snack.  $82]

West Reading, Pa.
Thu. 1/10; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brothers Kershner Tap Takeover at Barley Mow Craft Beer House [Come Join us and our friends at Brothers Kershner Brewing and we can enjoy a pint (or four) together.  $PAYG]



© Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge, 2018. 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

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Beer Event Calendar: Philadelphia & beyond: What To Do in January 2019

Am I late with this January calendar of beer events? Well, maybe just a bit, eh? You see, I've been raising this puppy and the dog ate my beer calendar! Since you didn't come here for excuses or dog stories (though, you can bet you'll see this pup featured at future outdoor beer events), let's get to what's remaining in January. If you haven't been out since the turn of the calendar, you haven't missed too much yet. And the best is still to come, headed up by a bunch of Nugget Nectar hitting the taps and shelves.

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
Tue. 1/8; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping with Oliver Brewing at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/8; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping with Oliver Brewing at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/9; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tröegs First Squeeze Nugget Nectar Release at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/10; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — An Evening With Bell's Brewery at Interstate Drafthouse in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Tröegs First Squeeze at Standard Tap in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/11; 10 p.m. — Drink, Drink, Drain Your Glass: A David Bowie Tribute Night at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/12; 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Hair Of The Dog Brewing at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 1/13; 2 p.m.-10 p.m. — Barrel House Sour Sunday at Roy-Pitz Barrel House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/15; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping with Terrapin Brewing at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/15; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping with Terrapin Brewing at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Trust The Process at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/17; All day — Winter Beer Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Moss Mill Meet & Greet at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/19; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Resilience Fundraiser for the Camp Fire Relief Fund at Monk's Café in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 1/20; 3 p.m.-4 p.m. — Cheese and Beer Pairing at Evil Genius Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — River Horse Brewing Mocha Lisa Porter Can Release at Garage-Fishtown in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 1/27; All day — Sour Bowl V, Stout Bowl, Cider Bowl, Philly Bowl at Brü Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn, Cinder, and Tradesman's in in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/29; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Trivia on Tap with Stateside & 2SP at Pizzeria Vetri-Chancellor Street in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/30; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Yards Brewing — Meet The Owner at Interstate Drafthouse in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]


after January in Philadelphia
Sat. 2/2; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. — Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast at Grey Lodge Pub [We Pennsylvanians believe very strongly in rodent based weather forecasting, so we assemble at The Grey Lodge every Groundhog Day at 7 a.m. to catch Punxsutawney Phil's prognostication. To chase away the winter blues, we wear our best/worst Hawaiian shirts and have a Beer Breakfast. Later in the morning we kick off more oddity as Groundhog Day turns into Lucky Cat Day. Lucky Cat Day features Wissinoming Winnie's Beer Prognostication and other fun stuff.  $PAYG]


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 1/11; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Pint Night: Long Trail Brewing at Dog and Bull in Croydon, Pa. [$20]
Fri. 1/11; 7 p.m. — Charity Movie Night: The Fifth Element at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/15; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Connecticut Valley Brewing Mini-Tap Takeover at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/18; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Tröegs "First Squeeze" w/ Nitro Nugget Nectar at 320 Market Café in Swarthmore, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 1/20; 4 p.m.-5 p.m. — Sunday School at Moss Mill Brewing Company in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. [$Free]
Sun. 1/27; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Spice of Life — Register To Be An Organ Donor & Can Release at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company in Cherry Hill, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/31; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Fat Head's Head of Special Hoperations at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/31; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — Stable 12 and Iron Abbey’s Fear Me Lords Bottle Tapping and Release at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$PAYG]


after January in Philadelphia's close suburbs
Fri. 2/1; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Weyerbacker Brewing at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/2; All day — Super Bowl Saturday Draft Extravaganza at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/9; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market: My Punk Rock Valentine at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$5]


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 1/9; 12 p.m. — Birthday Donation Party for Charity at Bottle Room in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wednesdays Jan. 9 through Mar. 17; All day — Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/10; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Tasting at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Thu. 1/10; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Tröegs Nugget Nectar 2019 Kickoff at Paradise by the Slice in Wernersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/10; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brothers Kershner Tap Takeover at Barley Mow Craft Beer House in West Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Evil Genius, New Brew, New You at Funck's in Leola, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Triple Can Release at Levante Brewing Company in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thursdays Jan. 10 through Mar. 17; All day — Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/11; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Draft and Can Release: Snag & Drop at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/11; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Exton Beverage Company in Exton, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 1/12; 12 p.m. — K-9 Fundraiser at Crooked Eye Brewery in Hatboro, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2019 Cask Fest at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing Township, NJ [$20]
Wed. 1/16; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Tröegs Nugget Nectar 3 Ways at Bottle Room in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/17; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Crooked Stave at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/18; 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. — Beer Tasting at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 1/19; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Beer Release: Threat Level Purple and Holy Crap at Mispillion River Brewing Company in Milford, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/19; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Keep Calm and Have Beer and Girl Scout Cookies Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/19; 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. — Robert Burns Birthday Celebration at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/22; 5 p.m. — January Can Release at La Cabra Brewing Company in Berwyn, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/24; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Dogfish Head Tap Attack at Funck's in Leola, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/24; All day — National Beer Can Appreciation Day Party at Spring House Brewing Company in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/25; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Evolution Happy Hour Party at Funck's in Leola, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/25; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Tasting at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 1/26; All day — Russian River Tap Event at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 1/27; 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. — Sour Sunday 2019 #1 at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/29; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bugs & Brews — A Fly Tying Workshop at Bald Birds Brewing Company in Audubon, Pa. [$10-$15]
Thu. 1/31; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — 2SP Brewery Beer Tasting at J.T. Bankers in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]


after January in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Sat. 2/9; All day — Winterfest 2019 at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/10; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Victory Chili Challenge at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/10; All day — Dark Beer Day VI at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 1/12; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level One at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$150-$200]
Wed. 1/16; 7:30 p.m. — Game of Thrones Beer Tasting at Bainbridge Street Barrel House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$30]
Wed. 1/23; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Beer Fest at World Café Live in Philadelphia, Pa. [$60-$80]
Sat. 1/26; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — BRB Brunch at Mainstay Independent Brewing Co. in Philadelphia, Pa. [$30]
Sat. 1/26; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Brews With The Bullies at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$60]


after January in Philadelphia
Fri. 2/1 & Sat. 2/2; Various times — Winter Craft Beer & Cocktail Festival at 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia, Pa. [$14.95-$59.95]
Sat. 2/9; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level Two at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$175-$225]


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Mon. Jan. 7 through Wed. Jan. 9; 7 p.m. — Cigar & Beer Dinner at Dog and Bull in Croydon, Pa. [$60]
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Spellbound Brewery Beer Dinner at Brickwall Tavern in Burlington, NJ [$60]
Sat. 1/12; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Beer Festival at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pa. [$15-$45]
Sat. 1/12; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — Intro To Brewing Class at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Montgomeryville, Pa. [$30]
Sat. 1/19; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — All Grain Brewing Class at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Montgomeryville, Pa. [$75]


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 1/11; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner with Conshohocken at Mistral in King of Prussia, Pa. [$55]
Fri. 1/11; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner Series: Slack Tide Brewing at Slack Tide Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ [$66]
Sat. 1/12; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Winterfest Live at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia, Pa. [$45-$60]
Sat. 1/12; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Craft Beer Series: Maine Brewing at Dilworthtown Inn in West Chester, Pa. [$82]
Wed. 1/16; 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Barrel-aged Beer Pairing at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, Pa. [$65]
Fri. 1/18; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Brewery Ticket Sale Date at Locust Lane Craft Brewery in Malvern, Pa. [$40]
Sat. 1/19; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Oysterfest at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen in Kennett Square, Pa. [$49]
Sat. 1/19; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Intro To Brewing Class at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Bethlehem, Pa. [$30]
Sun. 1/20; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Dinner & Beer Pairing at Yergey Brewing Company in Emmaus, Pa. [$65]
Tue. 1/22; 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Viking Dinner at Tattered Flag Brewing Company in Middletown, Pa. [$35-$75]
Wed. 1/23; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brewery Ticket Sale Date at Stable 12 Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$40]
Fri. 1/25; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Craft Beer Series: Dogfish Brewery at Dilworthtown Inn in West Chester, Pa. [$82]
Sat. 1/26; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Oysterfest at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen in Bear, Del. [$49]
Sat. 1/26; 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Pocono Winter Beerfest at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pa. [$35-$50]
Sat. 1/26 & Sun. 1/27; Times vary — Super Barrel Weekend at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher in Easton, Pa. [$35]
Sun. 1/27; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — All Grain Brewing Class at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Bethlehem, Pa. [$75]
Sun. 1/27; 1 p.m. — Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at Bog Turtle Brewery in Oxford, Pa. [$25]
Tue. 1/29; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Brewery Ticket Sale Date at La Cabra Brewing Company in Berwyn, Pa. [$40]


after January in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Tue. 2/5; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brewery Ticket Sale Date at Rec Room in Phoenixville, Pa. [$40]
Fri. 2/8; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Craft Beer Series: North & South at Dilworthtown Inn in West Chester, Pa. [$82]
Sat. 2/9; 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Bucks Brewfest 101 at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pa. [$10-$45]
Sat. 2/16; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brewery Ticket Sale Date at Crowded Castle Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$40]





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Monday, December 31, 2018

Rest In Peace 2018 - Thanks For All The Beers

As I do each year, it's time to look back on those individuals that we lost in 2018 and their significant contributions to the industry. Many thanks to additional feedback from Tony Forder, Tara Nurin, Nancy Rigberg, and Don Russell to help make this the most complete list I could.

First up, however, is one that I missed last year.

4/12/17, John Bryan, 52, stroke
  ~ He made his mark in the beer world with Boulevard and Firestone Walker and was dearly missed by friends, family, and the beer community after his untimely passing. [link to Flatland KC and link to Forbidden Root]

4/28/18, Jack Glunz, 82, infection
  ~ Fascinating back story here for Jack, who amongst a life of accomplishments, brought Leinenkugel to Chicago in the 1980s through his family's beer distribution business. [link to Chicago Tribune and link to Chicago Sun-Times]

5/7/18, Jerry Turner, 75
  ~ He owned the Evansville, IN fixture, Turoni's, and was a beloved figure on the local scene, even having started a brewery side of the business too back in 1996. [link to Indiana On Tap]

7/1/18, Jim Pickett, 53, stroke
  ~ Jim's life in beer sales spanned Brooklyn Brewery to Pipeline to Gotham Artisanal to USA Beverage Company. [link to The Plain Dealer]

7/27/18, Kazuko Komatsu, 70, cancer
  ~ She was a significant figure in British Columbia's beer scene and, more generally, the broader business scene. The entrepreneur owned Pacific Western Brewing and served as director of The Brewers Association of Canada. [link to Canadian Beer News]

10/13/18, Bill Coors, 102
  ~ His last name says it all, the grandson of Coors founder Aldoph Coors. [link to Denver Post]

12/8/18, Katie Loeb, 57, cancer
  ~ Last but not least, back home here on the Philadelphia bar scene, while perhaps not exactly associated directly with the beer world, many brewers and others in the industry have shared time and drinks with cocktail guru, Katie Loeb. She left a lifetime of expertise that thrilled those on both sides of the bar. [link to Philly.com]


If you care to look back on the previous 11 years that I've been doing this year-end wrap, consult the links here for: 2017, 2016, 2015,  2014,  2013,  2012,  2011,  2010,  2009,  2008,  and 2007.

As in past years, I'll repeat a soothing message: Be still sad heart and cease repining; Behind the clouds the sun is shining, Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life a little rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary. ~ Longfellow




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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: December 20 - December 31

If "all you want for Christmas is" ...beer, this list should serve you well. My friends, it's been another interesting year in beer. No matter what you celebrate — Festivus included! — I wish you good friends and family, cheers, and beers. Thanks to your continued support, the event calendar will continue in 2019.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region and over here for a look at Philly Tap Finder's event draft lists.

Ardmore, Pa.
Sat. 1/12; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Beer Festival at Ardmore Music Hall [50+ craft brew tastings, live music, and bites.  $15-$5]

Boyertown, Pa.
Sat. 12/29; All day — Hoppy Holidays at Union Jack's On The Manatawny [Nothing makes the holiday season better than a dozen or so overly hopped, dank, and juicy IPAs.  $PAYG]

Easton, Pa.
Sat. 12/22; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher [We’ll be giving a case of beer to the best (worst) ugly sweater – winner will be announced at 6:30 p.m.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 12/21; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Exton Beverage Company [Sampling of beers from Tröegs.  $Free]

Horsham, Pa.
Wed. 12/26; 7 a.m. — Boxing Day at Iron Abbey [Enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. plus $4 Guinness and Bloody Mary, $5 Hofbrau 1/2 liter, and $9 Hofbrau liters while watching the games starting at 10 a.m.  $PAYG]

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Sat. 12/29; 12 p.m. — Fire And Ice Fest at Moss Mill Brewing Company [Bring your friends to hang out in our heated tents, roast s'mores over our fire pits and stare in amazement at our live ice sculptors.  $PAYG]

King of Prussia, Pa.
Mon. 12/31; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — German New Year's Eve Party at Workhorse Brewing Company [Our party will be a little different than others: for one, we’ll be ringing in the New Year at 6 p.m. EST, or more appropriately, Midnight in Germany. There will be an open bar, German food, limited edition Workhorse beer stein, live music and games, a toast at midnight, and tours of the brewery.  $45-$90]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Fri. 12/21; 3 p.m. — Featured Sampling at Bell Beverage [Sampling of beers from Bell's.  $Free]

Fri. 12/21; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — Bell's Winter Solstice at City Tap House (Logan Square) [We are celebrating the longest and darkest night of the winter with special tappings of Bell's Christmas Ale, Lampshade Double IPA, & Bourbon Aged Expedition Stout, along with some favorites and rarities.  $PAYG]

Sat. 12/22; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer America at Philly Beer School [If you are a beer aficionado, or want to be one, this is a class for you. We have written a road map to the great breweries all around the country, and this is our way of sharing it with you. It’s an irreverent but informative a guide to craft beer across the United States.  $51-$89]
Sun. 12/23; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Festivus at Grey Lodge Pub [We celebrate Festivus the traditional, old fashioned way with all the trimmings including the beautiful unadorned aluminum pole, a meatloaf dinner, and Feats of Strength. We finally have a fruitcake to display (but not eat). And it wouldn't be a Grey Lodge event without great beer. We will have a greatest hits of Christmas seasonals.  $PAYG]
Wed. 12/26; All day — Boxing Day at Memphis Taproom [Featuring some of our favorite Christmas beers as well as our all time favorites. Every Boxing Day we donate a portion of our sales to a local charity. This year's recipient is South Jersey Rescue.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Sat. 12/22; 7 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party at Bistro on Bridge [Our Ugly Sweater Party tradition continues with an evening full of prizes, music, Ugly Sweaters and a delicious selection of Tröegs Independent Brewing seasonal beers.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 12/21; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Welcome Mainstay Independent Brewing at Teresa's Next Door [You may know the name Brian O’Reilly from the last 20 years of brewing in the Philadelphia area. He even has a nitro stout named after him. Well, he is now the head brewer with a brand new spot in Philadelphia called Mainstay Independent Brewing. We’ll have Brian out and have 5 different beers on draft including King Laird, Harness Bend, First Run, Birthplace and Poplar Pilsner.  $PAYG]

Westmont, NJ
Thu. 12/20; 8 p.m.-10 p.m. — Deck The Halls With Ugly Sweaters & Holiday Gift Wrapping Party at Keg & Kitchen [Bring your unwrapped gifts and wrap them in holiday cheer while enjoying a Yards beer. Scissors, tape, ribbons, papers, and all kinds of gift wrapping accessories will be provided. There will also be a prize for the best-wrapped gift. Plus, the best sweater will win a $40 gift card to Keg & Kitchen.  $PAYG]

Woodbury, NJ
Fri. 12/21; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Dark Signal & Parlor Car Release at Eight & Sand [Parlor Car is our first Brut IPA - super dry and effervescent, almost champagne-like but with loads of hop character. We also brought back Dark Signal, our Black IPA with Centennial, Cascade, and Columbus hops lending a subtle citrus nose to complement the hints chocolate.  $PAYG]



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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

They brewed for a great cause, now it's our turn to drink for the same - Resilience IPA for Butte County, California

Earlier this month, I tracked down nearly 30 SEPA, NJ, and Del. breweries that reportedly were taking part in the nationwide call to charitable brewing. Plenty more came on board since then.

It was the Sierra Nevada-led project for the devastating Camp Fire near Chico, Calif. Here's the background story and here's an updated story from Sierra Nevada.

Following are those area breweries that I could find a release party/fundraising event tied to the release of their respective Resilience IPA. If you know of one that I missed, please feel free to drop a note to me, or respond in the comments with details. I'll keep this updated over the next couple of days so it can serve as the most complete list possible in the region.

I think it's safe to say that the beer brewing industry has never seen an undertaking such as this. What a project; cheers!

Now On Tap
      ~ at La Cabra in Berwyn, Pa. — "La Cabra is honored to participate in the efforts and hope you will support the movement along with us."

      ~ at Tröegs Independent Brewing in Hershey, Pa. — "The proceeds from this beer will go to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to support those affected by the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history."

Thursday, Dec. 20
      ~ beginning at 11 a.m. at Round Guys in Lansdale, Pa. — "100% of all sales will go to the Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 11 a.m. at Two Rivers Brewing in Easton, Pa. — "100% of SALES going to those affected in the Camp Fire disaster in Butte County California."

      ~ beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa., center city location — "100% of the sales will be donated to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, benefiting those devastated by the Butte County wildfires."

      ~ beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Roy-Pitz Barrel House in Philadelphia, Pa. — "100% of the proceeds of Resilience IPA go to support the Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 12 p.m. at Wallenpaupack Brewing in Hawley, Pa. — "Donating 100% of sales of Resilience IPA to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to support those impacted by the Camp Fire."

      ~ beginning at 3 p.m. at Aston Abbey in Aston, Pa. — "We will be donating 100% of the money raised by the sale of this beer to the Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 3 p.m. at Lost Tavern in Hellertown, Pa. — "100% of the proceeds of this beer are going to those affected in the Camp Fire disaster in Butte County, CA."

      ~ beginning at 4 p.m. at Bonn Place Brewing in Bethlehem, Pa. — "Every Dollar of every sale is going to these efforts."

      ~ beginning at 4 p.m. at Brewery Techne/Bar Hygge in Philadelphia, Pa. — "Come get it whilst it lasts and drink for a good cause."

      ~ beginning at 4 p.m. at Brothers Kershner in Skippack, Pa. — "100% of Resilience IPA sales go to Sierra Nevada’s Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 4 p.m. at Crime & Punishment in Philadelphia, Pa. — "100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 4 p.m. at Evil Genius in Philadelphia, Pa. — "100% of proceeds go back to help victims of the CA camp fire."

      ~ beginning at 4 p.m. at Goose Island in Philadelphia, Pa. — "In support of those affected by the Camp Fire, 100% of all sales will go to Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 4 p.m. at Neshaminy Creek Brewing in Croydon, Pa. — "Proceeds will 100% be going towards the Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 4 p.m. at Zeroday Brewing in Harrisburg, Pa. — "The money for every Pint, Crowler and Growler fill will be donated to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Earth Bread + Brewery in Philadelphia, Pa. — "All of the proceeds are being donated to victims of the California wild fires in Butte County CALIFORNIA."

      ~ beginning at 5 p.m. at Brewery ARS in Philadelphia, Pa. — "100% of the sales of the Resilience IPA will be donated to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, aimed at long-term community rebuilding support."

      ~ beginning at 5 p.m. at Ever Grain in Camp Hill, Pa. — "100% of sales will be donated to help the people of Butte County rebuild their community."

      ~ beginning at 5 p.m. at Wissahickon Brewing in Philadelphia, Pa. — "We are donating 100% of Resilience sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to help Butte County rebuild its community."

      ~ beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Funk Brewing in Emmaus, Pa. — "100% of the proceeds of this beer are going to those affected in the Camp Fire disaster in Butte County, CA."

      ~ beginning at 7 p.m. at Death Of The Fox in Clarksboro, NJ — "Come out to show your Christmas spirit by supporting this noble cause."

Friday, Dec. 21
      ~ beginning at 11 a.m. at Dogfish Head in Milton & Rehoboth Beach, Del. — "100% of its sales will be donated to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 11 a.m. at Pizza Boy Brewing/Al's of Hampden in Enola, Pa. — "100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 3 p.m. at Flying Fish in Somerdale, NJ — "Releasing Resilience IPA to help raise funds for the Camp Fire Relief Fund."

      ~ beginning at 4 p.m. at Love City Brewing in Philadelphia, Pa.

      ~ beginning at 5 p.m. at Imprint Brewing in Hatfield, Pa. — "100% of all sales will go to the Camp Fire Relief Fund."

Saturday, Dec. 22
      ~ beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface in Ephrata, Pa. — "100% of Resilience sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to help Butte County rebuild its community."

      ~ beginning at 11 a.m. at Bube's Brewery in Mount Joy, Pa. — "100% of the proceeds will go to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund. Every penny will go to cause."

      ~ beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Columbia Kettle Works in Columbia, Pa. — "100% of the sales will be donated to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to help Butte County rebuild its community."

      ~ beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Spring House in Lancaster, Pa. — "All sales of this beer will go to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to help those affected rebuild their community."

      ~ beginning at 12 p.m. at Black Forest Brewery in Ephrata, Pa. — "100% of the proceeds from our allotment will be donated to help those affected by the wildfires in California."

      ~ beginning at 12 p.m. at Fetish Brewing in Lititz, Pa.

      ~ beginning at 12 p.m. at Mad Chef Craft Brewing in East Petersburg, Pa. — "Proceeds benefits the Northern California wildfire relief."

      ~ beginning at 12 p.m. at Pour Man's Brewing in Ephrata, Pa. — "100% of the proceeds will be donated."

      ~ beginning at 12 p.m. at Wacker Brewing in Lancaster, Pa. — "Each pint will be $6 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to California fire relief."

      ~ beginning at 12 p.m. at Stoudts in Adamstown, Pa. — "We will donate 100% of Resilience sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to help Butte County rebuild its community."

      ~ beginning at 1 p.m. at Lunacy Brewing in Haddon Heights, NJ — "We will be donating 100% of the proceeds to this great cause."



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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: December 13 - December 19

In the last two weeks until Christmas, I know exactly what you need — Beer! Here's how...

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region and over here for a look at Philly Tap Finder's event draft lists.

Bristol, Pa.
Sat. 12/15; 12 p.m. — Kili Bottle Release at Broken Goblet Brewery [Join us for bottle 5 in our 15 year quest to solidify our nerdom (and try to stay open for 15 years) - we present KILI, a Black IPA, hopped with Idaho 7, Wakatu, & Apollo, and generously dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic.  $PAYG]

Croydon, Pa.
Sun. 12/16; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Holiday Taproom Brunch at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company and our Jenkintown location, The Borough Brewhouse, are coming together for a Holiday Taproom Brunch in Croydon that is sure to make you very merry, and very full.  $25-$30]

Downingtown, Pa.
Sat. 12/15; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Beers With Santa at Bottle Room [Come out and have a beer with Santa! Feel free to bring the kids so they can tell Santa what they want for Christmas this year. Sarascript Designs and Kottmeyer's Reclaimed Carpentry, LLC will be on hand selling custom locally made Christmas ornaments and Dan Wilson of Watchfuleye will be taking fun photos of you and Santa.  $PAYG]

Doylestown, Pa.
Wed. 12/19; 4 p.m. — Christmas Party with Sly Fox & Jameson at Penn Taproom [Special tapping of the Sly Fox/Jameson Collaboration, Jameson Barrel-Aged Imperial IPA, part of the Jameson Caskmates program.  $PAYG]

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Sat. 12/15; All day — A Festivus For The Rest Of Us at Naked Brewing Company [Featuring all your favorite Festivus staples - we've got the Feats of Strength! And don't forget everyone's favorite, The Airing of Grievances! Come and observe our Festivus pole in all her glory.  $PAYG]

Kennett Square, Pa.
Thu. 12/13; All day — The Russians Are Coming at Two Stones Pub [Our taps are being taken over by loads of tasty imperial stouts from Two Roads Brewing Company, The Brooklyn Brewery, & 2SP Brewing Company.  $PAYG]

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 12/15; All day — Beer Geek Christmas at Hunger N Thirst [We will be rolling out some rare kegs to celebrate the holiday season with everyone and will be pouring these treats all day long.  $PAYG]

Lititz, Pa.
Mon. 12/17; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Firestone Walker Beer Dinner In The Ballroom at Bulls Head Public House [This special event includes four courses and four perfectly paired beers from the California-based brewery.  $39]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 12/13; 6 p.m. — Oskar Blues/Cigar City at Pinocchio's [Beers from Oskar Blues and Cigar City.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 12/13; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — December Can Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company [Run By Fruiting (6.5%) Tropical Fruit NEIPA and Complete The Process (9%) Double IPA.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/14; 3 p.m. — Featured Sampling at Bell Beverage [Sampling of beers from Tröegs.  $Free]
Fri. 12/14; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Christmas Extravaganza to Benefit Cradles to Crayons at Kite & Key [Santa is back and ready to get his final bender going before he takes to the sleigh. Taps will be lined with holiday cheer and of course Santa will be here. This event is not for the kids! Bring a donation and receive $1 off drafts.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/14 & Sat. 12/15; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. & 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Crime & Punishmas at Crime & Punishment Brewing Company [We will be hosting a Holiday Bazaar where we will be featuring for sale the arts and crafts of 30 local artists and makers. There will be music and beer and on Saturday in addition to the Bazaar, we will be hosting our annual fundraiser benefitting Give & Go Athletics and The Village of Arts and Humanities.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/15; 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. — Excelling At Your Craft Brewing Symposium at University of the Sciences [The symposium will consist of a series of presentations, panel discussion, and a happy hour where guests will have an opportunity to mingle with the panelists and to sample their beer. The University and the Pink Boots Society have brought together a group of women brewers and industry leaders who excel at their positions to share their experiences with you—Carol Stoudt; Julie Foster; and Jen Adams.  $20]
Sat. 12/15; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — West of Broad Holiday Pub Crawl at Six Stops at some of South Philly's Finest [Throw on your silly holiday hat and join your neighbors for the 6th Annual West of Broad Holiday Pub Crawl.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/15; 6:45 p.m.-8 p.m. — The Chairman Dances / Brewery ARS Anniversary at Brewery ARS [The Chairman Dances performs at this event celebrating another year of the existence of the great Brewery ARS in South Philly.  $PAYG]
Sun. 12/16; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — A Very Metal Holiday Event wtih Copper & Kings Brandy, 2SP, and Yards at Butcher Bar [Drink specials, food specials, metal, and ugly sweaters.  $PAYG]
Mon. 12/17; 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 Ommegang.  $Free]
Tue. 12/18; 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Beer and Bonsai at Love City Brewing Company [n this fun and educational workshop, attendees will plant and create their own bonsai display to enjoy for years to come. Workshop fee will include: a healthy juniper, landscape with decorative rocks, one six inch ceramic pot as well as a beer flight from Love City.  $53]
Tue. 12/18; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Trivia on Tap with Stateside & Yards Brewing Co. at Pizzeria Vetri-Chancellor Street [Come meet the brewers from Yards Brewing Co. and enjoy their beers plus special cocktails from Stateside Vodka.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 12/14; All day — 23rd Anniversary Party and Hop Project No. 009 Release at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Holt 45 will be busting out the tunes from 8-11pm, we're dropping fresh cans of Hop Project No. 009: Double IPA, Chef Jim Trainer is whipping up some awesome food specials, and we'll have some special kegs on tap for your sipping pleasure.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/15; 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Puppy. Yoga. Beer. at Stable 12 Brewing Company [Brewery Yoga with Samm and Liz, Stable 12 Brewing Company and To Love A Canine Rescue, Inc have teamed up to put together another rescue puppy yoga class. TLC will stay in brew house having a Meet & Greet and Giveback so you can socialize with the rescue pups, drop of donations and maybe even find your furever match.  $30]

Swarthmore, Pa.
Sat. 12/15; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — A Holiday Evening With Allagash at 320 Market Café [The Belgian via Maine brewery will be in the house and taking over the taps. In addition to the always perfect Allagash White and Allagash Tripel, we will be tapping a very special reserve keg of their 2015 St. Klippenstien.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Thu. 12/13; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Tröegs Mad Elf Day with Nick Johnson at Teresa's Next Door [The lineup will include Naked Elf, Mad Elf, and Wild Elf. We’ll also have some one offs and classics from Tröegs pouring as well.  $PAYG]
Wed. 12/19; 5 p.m. — A Vintage Beer Lineup at Teresa's Next Door [We’re going to pick six different kegs that have been sitting in our cellar for at least two years and throw them on tap. Some of the selections include 2015 Abbey Saint Bon Chien, 2015 Dogfish Head 120 Minute, 2016 Russian River Supplication and 2015 Rodenbach Vintage.  $PAYG]

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 12/13; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Holiday Beer Night at Paradise by the Slice [Join us for six holiday beers on tap including beers from Tröegs, Fat Heads, Southern Tier, and more. From Stouts to Spiced Ales, there will something for everyone. Free glasses with sampler and other giveaways during the night.  $PAYG]

Westmont, NJ
Thu. 12/13; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Elf Fell Off The Shelf at Keg & Kitchen [We'll have Christmas movies and music to add to the fun. Christmas beers include Sly Fox Christmas, Bells Christmas Ale, and Fegley’s Rude Elf with other Christmas cocktails and creations to be featured.  $PAYG]

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 12/15; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — The Dark Side Party Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Our annual Star Wars themed beer event with a new spin! Featuring both dark side and light side beers for a total of 16 beers on tap... choose wisely. Costumes are encouraged.  $PAYG]



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