Thursday, February 22, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: February 22 - February 28

Not too shabby for a month of only 28 days. Trust you found a way to maximize your beer enjoyment, even if you needed a break in the Philly region after an exhilarating playoff and Super Bowl run for your Eagles.

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

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

Allentown, Pa.
Sat. 3/10; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — Cask Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works [Numerous one-of-a-kind cask creations and craft beer from over a dozen craft breweries. Tickets include Celtic entertainment and St. Patrick’s Day inspired food buffet.  $15-$50]

Boyertown, Pa.
Sat. 2/24; All day — Wood? at Union Jack's On The Manatawny [Our annual barrel aged fest.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — 22nd Anniversary Bash at Victory Brewing Company [We’re celebrating in style at all Victory Taprooms with a #ThrowbackThursday for the books.  $PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Thu. 2/22; 6 p.m. — February Beer Dinner at The Millworks [Brewery tour with first beer and hors-d’oeuvres, four unique off-menu dishes paired with Millworks beers in a private dining atmosphere, and an explanation of each pairing from our Executive Chef and Master Brewer.  $60]

Hockessin, Del.
Thu. 2/22; All day — Victory Tap Takeover at Two Stones Pub [Join us in celebrating 22 Years of Victory Beer. We will have some new beers and of course some awesome classics.  $PAYG]

Kennett Square, Pa.
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — 22nd Anniversary Bash at Victory Brewing Company [We’re celebrating in style at all Victory Taprooms with a #ThrowbackThursday for the books.  $PAYG]
Sat. 2/24; 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. — Kennett Winterfest at Downtown Kennett Square [Includes unlimited tastings of delicious craft beer. Food Truck selection instead of a food ticket.  $15-$100]

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 2/24; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Make It Funky Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Featuring 6 sour beers and the release of this year's Funkaster Sour Ale.  $PAYG]

Lewes, Del.
Sun. 2/25; 12 p.m. — 302 Beer Drinker's Choice Awards at Crooked Hammock Brewery [Join us for our second annual Drinkers Choice Awards, featuring over 15 of Delaware's best breweries.  $29-$35]

Lititz, Pa.
Wed. 2/28; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Entire Avery Tap Takeover with Special Guest Adam Avery at Bulls Head Public House [Owner/Founder Adam Avery will be on hand to rub elbows and kiss babies.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Firestone Milk & Cookies at Pinocchio's [Two tasty delights paired together.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Sat. 2/24; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [We’ll be teaming up with the scouts for a one-of-a-kind sampler featuring 8 Iron Hill beers and 8 Girl Scout cookies.  $PAYG]

North Wales, Pa.
Sat. 2/24; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Smoke & Oak Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us as we tap 8 different barrel-aged beers including wine aged, bourbon aged, and sour beers. We will also have a special menu of bourbon & barbeque inspired dishes.  $PAYG]

Parkesburg, Pa.
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — 22nd Anniversary Bash at Victory Brewing Company [We’re celebrating in style at all Victory Taprooms with a #ThrowbackThursday for the books.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 2/22; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Heady Topper, Focal Banger, with a little Russian at Devil's Den [We have a limited amount of Heady Topper & Focal Banger. Heady Topper will be 1 per person an Focal Banger will be available up to 4 per person. We will also be tapping Russian River Blind Pig.  $PAYG]
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Duvel 100 Challenge at Devil's Den [Learn the art of the Perfect Pour from Duvel USA sales reps and see if you have what it takes to become Duvel Perfect Pour Certified.  $PAYG]
Thu. 2/22; 7 p.m. — Jägerabend Wild Game Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz [Celebrate one of Germany's favorite pastimes, a "Hunters Night" and enjoy five courses of rabbit, wild boar, venison, and more.  $65-$85]
Sat. 2/24; 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — Bierfest at The German Society of Pennsylvania [Two beer-filled buildings, six floors of activities to explore.  $25-$79]
Sat. 2/24; 2 p.m.-8 p.m. — North Country Pig Roast at The Institute [An old classic: The pig roast and brewery promo event. We're featuring North Country Brewing Company and all of their cans as well as some specialty drafts.  $PAYG]
Sat. 2/24; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Beats, Brews, & BBQ at World Café Live [We will be pouring beers from over 40 breweries (year round offerings, seasonals, and rarities)  $20-$70]
Sun. 2/25; 11 a.m. — Drink With The Big Dogs at Bishop's Collar [Fat Head Hop Juju, Bell’s Hopslam, Founder’s CBS, and Hardywood Kentucky Christmas Morning.  $PAYG]
Mon. 2/26; 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 2SP.  $Free]
Tue. 2/27; 5 p.m. — CBS for Charity at Monk's Cafe [We'll be welcoming back our former coworker and current Founders Eastern North Carolina rep, Kat Dougan, along with the local Founders crew. A portion of proceeds from Founders beer will benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand, in their ongoing work fighting children's cancers.  $PAYG]
Tue. 2/27; 5 p.m. — 25 Beers for 25 Years at City Tap House-Univ. City [We're celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Avery Brewing with the man himself, Adam Avery.  $PAYG]
Fri. 3/2 & Sat. 3/3; Various — Starkbierfest at Brauhaus Schmitz [The dark beer and the beer festival has survived the times so don't miss this "little Oktoberfest".  $15-$20]
Sat. 3/3; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Philadelphia Grain & Malt Symposium at University of the Sciences [Please join us for an opportunity to collaborate, network, educate, and strengthen the Philadelphia region grain and malt value chain.  $50-$70]
Sat. 3/3; 12 p.m. — Coffee Beer Brunch at Bainbridge Street Barrel House [Come slurp down delicious coffee beers and enjoy the best brunch in Philly.  $PAYG]
Sun. 3/4; 7 p.m. — Catch the Oscars at Our House with Oskar Blues at City Tap House-Univ. City [We'll be giving away City Tap Oscar Awards for 'Best Pajamas' and 'Most Original Pajamas'. Sit back, relax, and enjoy draughts from our friends at Oskar Blues alongside 'Best Supporting Brewery', Cigar City.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
each Wednesday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
each Thursday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Lickinghole Creek Berks Kickoff at Liberty Taproom [Come help us welcome an incredible Virginia brewery to Berks county with a killer flight night.  $PAYG]

Spring City, Pa.
Fri. 3/2 through Sun. 3/4; All weekend — 2 Year Anniversary at Tuned Up Brewing Company [Ticket's available at the brewery now or at the door on that day for Saturday's event.  $PAYG]




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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: February 15 - February 21

Beer is for lovers and hopefully there was plenty of the good stuff to go around yesterday. And, now, for the next seven days of beer.

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

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

Ewing Township, NJ
Sat. 2/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing  at River Horse Brewing Company [There will be 11 different beers available on draft, including some rarities. Your ticket includes entrance to the event, a River Horse tasting glass, a variety of 8 Girl Scout cookies, and 8 four ounce samples with pairing recommendations. Your ticket also includes one box of cookies of your choice to take home.  $45]

Georgetown, Del.
Fri. 2/16; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cage Fight Ale Release Party at 16 Mile Brewing Company [Free entry. Hula skirts and leis welcome. Fruit and food, kabobs and more.  $PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Fri. 2/16; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — 3rd in the Burg: Art & Firkin at The Millworks [In conjunction with a rotating body of new artwork from in-house artists, we’ll also be getting creative with a special 3rd in the Burg firkin, which Jeff the brewer will be tapping at 4 p.m.  $PAYG]

Hockessin, Del.
Thu. 2/15; All day — Pints For Half Pints at Two Stones Pub [For every full pour draft you have with us, we will donate $1 to the Nemours Foundation/AI DuPont Hospital for Children to support all the good work they do for our community.  $PAYG]

Jennersville, Pa.
Thu. 2/15; All day — Pints For Half Pints at Two Stones Pub [For every full pour draft you have with us, we will donate $1 to the Nemours Foundation/AI DuPont Hospital for Children to support all the good work they do for our community.  $PAYG]

Kennett Square, Pa.
Thu. 2/15; All day — Pints For Half Pints at Two Stones Pub [For every full pour draft you have with us, we will donate $1 to the Nemours Foundation/AI DuPont Hospital for Children to support all the good work they do for our community.  $PAYG]
Tue. 2/20; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Do The Evolution Taco Tuesday at Two Stones Pub [We'll be serving up tacos and throwing back these fresh beers from Evolution. Southern Pecan Pie, Hop Globe, Lot #6, Pinehop'le all while rocking out to Pearl Jam Radio.  $PAYG]

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 2/17; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — "February Is For Craft Beer Lovers" Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar [We'll be pairing up four delicious Isaac's-inspired dishes with four great crafts from our favorite craft breweries.  $29.95]

Newark, Del.
Thu. 2/15; All day — Pints For Half Pints at Two Stones Pub [For every full pour draft you have with us, we will donate $1 to the Nemours Foundation/AI DuPont Hospital for Children to support all the good work they do for our community.  $PAYG]

Perkasie, Pa.
Sun. 2/18; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — The Spirit of Barrel Aged Beer at Free Will Brewing Company [For every full pour draft you have with us, we will donate $1 to the Nemours Foundation/AI DuPont Hospital for Children to support all the good work they do for our community.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 2/15; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer Dinner at Danlu [Beer pairing with unique creations of Taiwanese street food by Chef Patrick Feury just for the event. Victory co-founder Bill Covaleski will be present for the event as well.  $PAYG]
Thu. 2/15; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Safe Bars Philly Happy Hour at Devil's Den [1/2 price draft beer, $5 wines and spirits, and free appetizers.  $10+$PAYG]
Mon. 2/19; 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 River Horse.  $Free]
Mon. 2/19; 5 p.m. — World Debut of Oxbow Le Parrain at Monk's Café [Le Parrain is a blend of barrel-aged blonde, smoked, and spontaneously fermented brews.  $PAYG]
Tue. 2/20; 6 p.m. — Laphroaig + Smoked Beer Pairing at Strangelove's [We will be pouring the Laphroaig 10, Quarter Cask, Triple Wood, and Select and matching them up against some of our absolute favorite smoked beers, including Von Trapp Trosten, Oxbow Schweinhaxe, 2SP Vermelho Fumaca, and Schlenkerla Rauchbier.  $25]
Wed. 2/21; 5 p.m. — Beer School at Local 44 [Free samples of each beer we will discuss are offered as our treat to you during the class.  $Free]
Wed. 2/21; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — You Buy The Glass at The Abbaye [Beers from Neshaminy Creek. Keepsake glass, raffles, prizes, and giveaways.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
each Wednesday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
each Thursday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Thu. 2/15; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Firestone Walker Tap Takeover at Pickled Pig Pub [A once in a lifetime tap takeover event with Firestone Walker Brewing.  $PAYG]
Mon. 2/19; 4 p.m. — Brewing With Bryan at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Each month, four people will be chosen at random to spend some time working with Brewing Ambassador Bryan Selders at our Rehoboth brewpub.  $PAYG]

Voorhees, NJ
Thu. 2/15; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Vaults of Wakanda Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Black IPA brewed to celebrate the upcoming Marvel movie, Black Panther. Raffle tickets earned throughout the night for every pint of Vibranium purchased.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 2/16; 6:30 p.m. — Saint Benjamin Brewing & Dad's Hat Whiskey at Teresa's Next Door [One of our favorite local breweries partnered up with one of our favorite local distilleries to make this beer.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 2/16; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Free Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage [Sampling of beers from Otter Creek.  $Free]
Fri. 2/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — For the 1st Time Fat Heads Hop JUJU Two Ways at The Side Bar [We will be tapping Hop JUJU and many more from Fat Heads for this special event.  $PAYG]

Wilmington, Del.
Thu. 2/15; All day — Pints For Half Pints at Two Stones Pub [For every full pour draft you have with us, we will donate $1 to the Nemours Foundation/AI DuPont Hospital for Children to support all the good work they do for our community.  $PAYG]




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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

San Francisco Beer Week 2018 - where to begin, where to end


If I'm not mistaken, it's been 5 years since I've last hoisted a beer with/at San Francisco Beer Week. Of course, I've been in northern California numerous times otherwise, but not during the even-more-beer-rich-than-usual time of year that is the post-Super Bowl part of February in the Bay Area. I figured it's about time I right (write?) that ship.

Of course, this year post-Super Bowl is much, much sweeter with plenty of wonderful memories from the last month of football here in Philadelphia. But enough about Philly.

Hey San Francisco! How you doing out there at the midpoint of SFBW '18? It's time for me to figure out how to make the most of the remaining 4 SFBW days in the Bay Area. I missed more than I care to think about in the first 6 days, but these remaining 4 look like they can be equally memorable.

Here's what I've got on the tentative schedule. Let me know if you think I'm off-base or am missing something that should not be missed. Of course, I've got a bullpen (like how I've now pivoted to baseball, with pitchers and catchers reporting this week?!) full of alternate events in case I'm looking for a detour.


Thursday, Feb. 15 (day 7)
Magnolia has long been a not-to-miss destination for me in the city's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. So why should I not step off the plane, drop my bag, and proceed immediately to its Festival of Firkins? Why, I think that's exactly what I'll do.

Then, I could make my way over to the Woods' special release of its Islay IPA over at its original location - the Cerveceria - in the Mission District. A healthy walk or a short Lyft ride will get me to what sounds like an interesting mash-up of flavors and that's something I've always been able to count on Woods for in the past.

Just a few blocks walk to the Monk's Kettle and I'll hope to keep my visit short (good luck, right?) as I check out Five Years of Firestone Walker vintages. Monk's Kettle has been around long enough to call it one of the earliest bars in the city to focus on Belgian-style beers from local and overseas breweries.

Again, just a few more blocks to walk my way over to Pi Bar. Five years ago, I went to their annual Russian River event. It's very worth the time spent, considering (the pizza too) a lineup of both usual and rare beers from the brewery only 90 minutes away. I remember thinking that Californians wouldn't line up the same way for Russian River as they do here in Philly. If there's a line, I'll skip it this time in favor of discovering newer stuff.

Newer stuff like the Old Devil Moon Marin & Monkey Paw Bernal Pub Crawl at the bottom of the Mission District in the Bernal Heights neighborhood. Along the pub crawl, which should take me just about to the point of jet lag kicking my butt, I'll be sure to get some dessert at the nearby Barebottle Smitten Ice Cream – IPA Ice Cream Collaboration event.

And, if I really accomplish all that, complete with all the walking and with no side distractions, I will flag a car and call it a successful first day by the Bay.

Friday, Feb. 16 (day 8)
I'll sleep well, no doubt, but the jet lag will surely have me up and at 'em earlier than a normal human would wish. That should give me plenty of time to walk across town to the Richmond neighborhood near the Presidio. By the time I arrive, the Richmond Republic Draught House should be open where I can get into some lunch and the Fieldwork Tap Takeover daylong event. I got to know Fieldwork a couple of years ago as they were just getting off the ground. Now they've wowed the locals enough that they have five locations around the region.

From there, I figure I'll find my way to the BART train system and get over to Oakland for what sounds like a tasty event at The Hog's Apothecary. It's called the 5th Annual Craftsman Brewing Showcase, which should give me a good update on this Pasadena-based brewery that I haven't bumped into in around four years. Plus, the sandwiches look amazing.

Then, I'll get myself back into the city where I'll be challenged to knock off two more locations before I hit the peak of the night. First, there's a Pilsner Urquell: Nefiltrovany at the historic Schroeder's in the business district. This, to me, is a must-do. And, then I'd like to zip on over to the ballpark, might need a car ride to do this, for a couple of Allagash's and The Bruery's finest. They can be counted on to roll out some of their most creative pourings for these kind of events. The ballpark, by the way? Where the Giants play and home to The Public House.

Capping my night off is an event that I did in its inaugural year back in 2009. Casks & Quesos. Lightly attended that year, but I understand cask-conditioned beer has caught on and the event has survived and flourished through the last ten years. So glad to hear that because it takes place at one of what I believe is the city's more interesting brewery venues -- Thirsty Bear. Spanish, organic, flamenco, and good beer. Been doing it for over 21 years. Plus, Ron (owner) and Brendan (brewer) are just plain fun to chew the fat with over a few beers.

This event gets me very close to my home base and I'm sure that after another day of walking, eating, and drinking, the bed will look as inviting as ever.


Saturday, Feb. 17 (day 9)
I "discovered" Drake's Dealership (an outpost, of sorts, for the nearly 30-year-old Bay Area staple) in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood with my sister-in-law a couple of years ago. Love the open-air atmosphere there and with leaving the frigid northeast behind for a few days, sitting outside for a Beer Brunch event featuring Beachwood & Drake's Collaboration will be exactly how I'd like to begin my Saturday.

Since Woods has one of its five locations near the BART train station just a few blocks from Drake's, I'll likely pop in for another of their releases -- this one, the Divine Origins Release. They describe it as "...our genre-bending odyssey into the unexplored worlds of natural wine, spontaneous fermentation, and barrel aging." Therefore, I shall try it.

If I have time, I'd like to slip into The Rare Barrel for a PAYG event called Celebrating Women In Beer. It's in the general direction of my travels and an opportunity to combine a stop at one of the region's finest plus the chance to pay due attention to some of the brightest ladies in Bay Area brewing.

The general direction I spoke of takes me next to Trumer Brauerei in Northwest Berkeley. It's where Celebrator Magazine is, um, celebrating its 30th anniversary in print. I last joined this party for their 20th in 2008. I'm sure it will be every bit the party that I remember from back then in honor of this important contribution to beer information and journalism.

I'll hop the BART train back downtown and if I have any gas left in the tank, I'd love to nightcap at Hopwater Distribution that will be hosting a North Coast Brewing Tap Takeover at their location just north of Union Square. I'm sure this could be a stretch event for me based upon how far I get stretched during the Celebrator party. But, do I think I need/want an Old Rasputin nightcap? I think we all know the answer to that question.

Sunday, Feb. 18 (day 10)
How to close out and honor the last day of SFBW '18? With more food and beer, duh. Almost every SF trip for me includes a stop at 21st Amendment. Sunday morning will give me the chance to stop in for a brunch event called Brewer’s Tea with Fatted Calf & Brewers Guild. I can't imagine how this could be wrong. Then, to stay in the city or wander abroad? On one hand, I'd like to get over to San Leandro (coincidentally the home of 21st Amendment's massive brewery) and check out Drake's original location where they're hosting Grillin’ & Chillin’: Family Affair (yup, that'd more food on the menu). While in the neighborhood, I'd check out the relatively new Cleophus Quealy Beer Company and its Chilaquiles & Chill event.

Or, I'll simply stay downtown and putter around to the bullpen of backup events that I mentioned at the top.




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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Beer Event Calendar: Philadelphia & beyond: What To Do in February 2018

Have I been dropping the ball so far this year or what? Well, at least the Eagles didn't in the Super Bowl! That, plus what seems like a million other things have got me way behind. I trust you made the most of the first six days of the month celebrating groundhogs, football, and beer. Here's what else you can look forward to in February.

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
Thu. 2/1; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Pup Rally and Can Release featuring Dogfish Head at Garage-Fishtown in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/1; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Pint Night at Revolution House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/2; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. — 17th Annual Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. — Super Bowl LII at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — The Superb-bole at Dawson Street Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 3 p.m.-4 p.m. — Puppy Bowl XIV at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Super Bowl at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; All day — Super Bowl LII at Dock Street Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6:40 p.m. — The Big Game at Garage-South Philly in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Super Bowl Specials at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6 p.m.-12 a.m. — Super Bowl Specials at Old Eagle Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6 p.m. — Super Bowl Sunday at The Belgian Café in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Superbowl Party at The Cambridge in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Super Bowl Party at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 2/7; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Fresh Pints of (Brooklyn) Bel Air / Fresh Prince of Bel Air Quiz at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/8; 5 p.m. — Karneval Kostume Party at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/8; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — I Choo-Choo You Can Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/8; 7 p.m. — Tamales with Tired Hands at Sancho Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/9; 9 p.m. — Catch A Firestone at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/9; 9 p.m.-11 p.m. — Dart Shooting for Victory at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/9; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Abita Mardi Gras at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/9; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Hof ten Dormaal at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/11; 12 p.m. — Terrapin Wake 'n' Bake Off at City Tap House-Logan in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 2/12; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 2/13; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Fat Tuesday with Abita at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 2/14; 5 p.m. — Sour On Cupid at City Tap House-Logan in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 2/14; 5 p.m. — Sour On Cupid at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 2/14; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 2/14; 5 p.m. — Brewery Happy Hour Series at Strangelove's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/15; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer Dinner at Danlu in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/15; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Safe Bars Philly Happy Hour at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$10+$PAYG]
Mon. 2/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Mon. 2/19; 5 p.m. — World Debut of Oxbow Le Parrain at Monk's Café in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 2/21; 5 p.m. — Beer School at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Wed. 2/21; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — You Buy The Glass at The Abbaye in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/24; 2 p.m.-8 p.m. — North Country Pig Roast at The Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 2/26; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]

after February in Philadelphia
Fri. 3/2 & Sat. 3/3; Various — Starkbierfest at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$15-$20]

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 2/1; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Ballast Point Sculpin IPA Tasting at Below Deck Bottle Shop & Flanigan's Boathouse in Conshohocken, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/2; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Spanish Sangria Firkin & Sword Swallower Cuvée Bottle Release at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company in Cherry Hill, NJ [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; All day — Super Bowl Sunday at Naked Brewing Company in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; All day — Bell's Hopslam Tapping For The Big Game at 320 Market Café in Swarthmore, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Super Bowl Bash at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/10; 3 p.m. — Death Wish: A Day of Barleywine & Bronson at 2SP Brewing Company in Aston, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/10; 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. — Heavy Seas Draft Event at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/10; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market: My Punk Rock Valentine at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/10; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Valentines Day Special Firkins at Spellbound Brewing Company in Mount Holly, NJ [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/11; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Adoption Event with Lucky You Animal Rescue at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Firestone Milk & Cookies at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/24; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Smoke &amp Oak Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. [$PAYG]

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
each Thursday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
each Wednesday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/2; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Sly Fox Takeover at Bottle Room in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/2; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — First Friday, Firkin, & Flatbread Night at Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/2; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Open House on First Friday at The Millworks in Harrisburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/3; 12 p.m. — Dolle Streken Bottle Release at Hijinx Brewing Company in Allentown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/3; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — British Invasion Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/3; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Kickin' The Kremlin Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/3; All day — Superb-Owl Saturday at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — Super Bowl Party at 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown, Del. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; All day — Super Sunday Tailgate at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 4 p.m.-11 p.m. — Downtown Super Bowl Bash at Chelsea Tavern & Ernest & Scott in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 1 p.m. — Super Bowl 2018 at East Branch Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. — Super Bowl Sunday at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Kegs 'n' Eggs at Levante Brewing Company in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 3 p.m. — Super Bowl Party at Locust Lane Craft Brewery in Malvern, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Super Bowl Watch Party at Rec Room in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; All day — PHL LII Underdog Party at Root Down Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. — Super Bowl Party at Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Super Feast: Big Game Party at Tattered Flag Brewing Company in Middletown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Super Beer Sunday at The Fridge in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch, Beer & The Birds at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/4; 6 p.m. — Big Game Deal at TJ's in Paoli, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 2/5; 6 p.m. — Beers With Bryan at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$15]
Thu. 2/8; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/8;  12 p.m. — Always Ready Can and Draft Release at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/8; 4 p.m. — Founders Tap Takeover at Pickering Creek Inn in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/9; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 2/10; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Free Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 2/10; All day — Winterfest 2018 at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/11; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. — Sunday Morning Stout Release Party at Easton Public Market in Easton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/11; All day — Dark Beer Day V at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/11; 10 a.m. — Sunday Morning Stout 2018 at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher in Easton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/11; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Drink Your Breakfast at Two Stones Pub in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/11; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Chili Challenge at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/15; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Vaults of Wakanda Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/15; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Firestone Walker Tap Takeover at Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/15; All day — Pints For Half Pints at Two Stones Pub in Hockessin, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/15; All day — Pints For Half Pints at Two Stones Pub in Kennett Square, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/15; All day — Pints For Half Pints at Two Stones Pub in Jennersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/15; All day — Pints For Half Pints at Two Stones Pub in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/15; All day — Pints For Half Pints at Two Stones Pub in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/16; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cage Fight Ale Release Party at 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/16; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Free Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 2/16; 6:30 p.m. — Saint Benjamin Brewing & Dad's Hat Whiskey at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/16; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — 3rd in the Burg: Art & Firkin at The Millworks in Harrisburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — For the 1st Time Fat Heads Hop JUJU Two Ways at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/18; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — The Spirit of Barrel Aged Beer at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 2/19; 4 p.m. — Brewing With Bryan at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Tue. 2/20; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Do The Evolution Taco Tuesday at Two Stones Pub in Kennett Square, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Lickinghole Creek Berks Kickoff at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/22; All day — Victory Tap Takeover at Two Stones Pub in Hockessin, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — 22nd Anniversary Bash at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — 22nd Anniversary Bash at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 2/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — 22nd Anniversary Bash at Victory Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/24; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Make It Funky Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/24; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/24; All day — Wood? at Union Jack's On The Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 2/28; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Entire Avery Tap Takeover with Special Guest Adam Avery at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$PAYG]

after February in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Fri. 3/2 through Sun. 3/4; All weekend — 2 Year Anniversary at Tuned Up Brewing Company in Spring City, Pa. [$PAYG]


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Fri. 2/2; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — 8 Beers To Try Before You Die at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$60-$99]
Sun. 2/4; 4 p.m. — Super Bowl at McGillin's Old Ale House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$100]
Wed. 2/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Valentine's Day Cheese-Making Class & Beer Pairing Class at Dock Street Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$50]
Tue. 2/20; 6 p.m. — Laphroaig + Smoked Beer Pairing at Strangelove's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$25]
Thu. 2/22; 7 p.m. — Jägerabend Wild Game Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$$65-85]
Sat. 2/24; 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — Bierfest at The German Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. [$25-$79]
Sat. 2/24; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Beats, Brews, & BBQ at World Café Live in Philadelphia, Pa. [$20-$70]

after February in Philadelphia
Sat. 3/3; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. — Philadelphia Grain & Malt Symposium at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa. [$50-$70]

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sun. 2/4; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Super Bowl All-Inclusive at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$25+$PAYG]
Thu. 2/8; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Dr. Chockenstein Beer and Chocolate Pairing at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. [$35]
Tue. 2/13; 7 p.m. — She Said Wine, He Said Beer at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$65]

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sun. 2/4; 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. — Super MegaBowl Party at Round Guys Brewing Company in Lansdale, Pa. [$35]
Sun. 2/4; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Super Bowl Party at Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden in Exton, Pa. [$65]
Sun. 2/4; 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. — Super Bowl Party at The Proper Brewing Company in Quakertown, Pa. [$25+$PAYG]
Sat. 2/10; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Hibrewnation at York Expo Center in York, Pa. [$20-$75]
Tue. 2/13; 6 p.m. — Fatter Tuesday Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. [$75]
Sat. 2/17; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — "February Is For Craft Beer Lovers" Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. [$29.95]
Sat. 2/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing  at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing Township, NJ [$45]
Thu. 2/22; 6 p.m. — February Beer Dinner at The Millworks in Harrisburg, Pa. [$60]
Sat. 2/24; 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. — Kennett Winterfest at Downtown Kennett Square in Kennett Square, Pa. [$15-$100]
Sun. 2/25; 12 p.m. — 302 Beer Drinker's Choice Awards at Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes, Del. [$29-$35]

after February in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Sat. 3/10; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — Cask Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. [$15-$50]





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Saturday, February 03, 2018

Where to see Super Bowl LII (52) in the Philadelphia Suburbs

I continue to be dreadfully behind in 2018. I don't have the full February 2018 calendar up yet, but here's a rundown of what bars and breweries are doing in the greater Philadelphia region tomorrow for the Super Bowl. Can't say this Philly region has been buzzing to the extent it is since 2008 and the Phillies World Series Championship.

Ardmore, Pa.
6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Super Bowl Bash
The Beer Shoppe
>> We will be having food specials, drink specials, and will be bleeding green for our home team.

Downingtown, Pa.
1 p.m.
Super Bowl 2018
East Branch Brewing Company
>> 4 packs and cases of cans available for take out. $10 Crowlers all day long. Spend the day with us and watch the Eagles beat the Patriots. However, we will not be able to serve drinks after 9 p.m.

Exton, Pa.
6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Super Bowl Party
Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden
>> Open Craft Beer, a Faber Mixed Drinks bar, and a dinner buffet at halftime with all your Philly Favorites. $65/pp

Georgetown, Del.
3 p.m.-10 p.m.
Super Bowl Party
16 Mile Brewery
>> $2 core beers, pizza slices 2 for $1, meatball sliders 2 for $1 all night.

Horsham, Pa.
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Super Bowl All-Inclusive
Iron Abbey
>> Buffet, plus $4 drafts and $4 wines. Big screen viewing in a private room. $25/pp plus $PAYG

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
All day
Super Bowl Sunday
Naked Brewing Company
>> We are inviting one and all to tailgate at the brewery, starting at noon. Bring your grills, hibachi's, or whatever else you have, and get into Superbowl spirit as if you were at the game...only warmer. Bonfire will be going as well as other fun. Pizzas and wings will be delivered by game time for all to enjoy, if the stuff you cooked our was not enough. Drink specials will abound, the Puppy Bowl will be on somewhere before the game.

Kutztown, Pa.
5 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Super Bowl Party
Saucony Creek Brewing Company
>> $3 Stonefly Drafts, $5 Appetizers. Or takeout a Crowler and two appetizers for $20.

Lancaster, Pa.
12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Super Beer Sunday
The Fridge
>> Join us on Super Bowl Sunday for our annual pregame party of great draft beers and food.

Lansdale, Pa.
5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Super MegaBowl Party
Round Guys Brewing Company
>> The ticket gets you a seat, a buffet dinner, and drink specials — $4 Rye Eagles Rye on draft and $6 Boardroom cocktails. $35/pp

Malvern, Pa.
3 p.m.
Super Bowl Party
Locust Lane Craft Brewery
>> Since this is the Eagles’ 3rd Super Bowl appearance, and we all know that the Third Time’s a Charm, our specials have a “3” theme this week.

Middletown, Pa.
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Super Feast: Big Game Party
Tattered Flag Brewing Company
>> We'll be giving away prizes like free crowlers, Eagles gear, and more.

Paoli, Pa.
6 p.m.
Big Game Deal
TJ's
>> $5 American craft drafts, BOGO smoked wings & boneless wings

Perkasie, Pa.
6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Super Bowl Sunday
Free Will Brewing Company
>> Join us as we watch the game on the 150” projection screen and cheer on the Eagles. Choose between 4 select beers at $4 a pint for 4 quarters and keep the Free Will pint glass beginning at kickoff. Free pizza at halftime.

Phoenixville, Pa.
6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Super Bowl Watch Party
Rec Room
>> Dollar dogs, $3 Puddlers Row ESB pints, FREE raffle with chances to win Conshohocken Brewing gear and Eagles prizes, and Special food menu features

All day
PHL LII Underdog Party
Root Down Brewing Company
>> We will have a $25 all you can eat buffet and the game will be projected onto a massive screen.

Quakertown, Pa.
5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Super Bowl Party
The Proper Brewing Company
>> Dinner buffet, two drinks included, guaranteed seat, and Happy Hour pricing all night. $25 + $PAYG

Scranton, Pa.
All day
Super Sunday Tailgate
Backyard Ale House
>> We'll be offering a delicious food menu featuring an array of your favorite tailgate foods and tailgate games.

Swarthmore, Pa.
All day
Bell's Hopslam Tapping For The Big Game
320 Market Café
>> Join us as we tap the monster DIPA, the one you wait for all year.

West Chester, Pa.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Brunch, Beer & The Birds
Side Bar & Restaurant
>> Start your day with a relaxing brunch served from 10am-3pm and enjoy $3 Tröegs Independent Brewing Perpetual cans, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company drafts. Special wing sauces and dinner additions.

Wilmington, Del.
4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Downtown Super Bowl Bash
Chelsea Tavern & Ernest & Scott Taproom
>> Two venues, two great specials. All 56 taps just $3 per beer and all appetizers 1/2 priced. 10 new 55" flat screens in time for the big game.




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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: January 25 - January 31

Are you ready for more? Yes? Good, then let's go.

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.

Easton, Pa.
Sat. 1/27 & Sun. 1/28; 12 p.m.-3 p.m.; 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Super Barrel Weekend 2018 at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher [Tasty twists on some of your favorite Weyerbacher beers, as well as some experimental and trial batches.  $25-30]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Thu. 1/25; 6 p.m. — January Beer Dinner at The Millworks [Brewery tour with first beer and hors-d’oeuvres. Four unique off-menu dishes paired with Millworks beers in a private dining atmosphere. Explanation of each pairing from our Executive Chef and Master Brewer.  $60]

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 2/10; All day — Winterfest 2018 at Hunger N Thirst [We have been cellaring some kegs for the last few years and are eager to see the results.  $PAYG]

Newtown, Pa.
Sat. 1/27; All day — Russian River at Isaac Newton's [Details TBA.  $PAYG]

Norristown, Pa.
Fri. 1/26; 12 p.m. — IPA & Barrel-aged Event at Capone's [Details TBA.  $PAYG]

Perkasie, Pa.
Sun. 1/28; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Sour Sunday at Free Will Brewing Company [2018 promises to yield an eclectic array of offerings from the Sour Cellar, with several limited previews being showcased during the event.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 1/25; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Cape May Tap Takeover at St. Stephen's Green [Live music, giveaways, raffles, and more.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/25; 7 p.m. — Shred With Us and Long Trail at City Tap House-University City [Sip on Long Trail and Otter Creek draughts while waiting to hear whether you'll be the lucky winner of lift tickets, a snowboard, and more.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/27; 12 p.m. — Cuvée Day at Monk's Cafe [Taste three vintages of Cuvée de Tomme on the first-ever Lost Abbey Cuvée Day.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/27; All Day — Founders Tap Takeover at North 3rd [At least seven beers from Founders.  $PAYG]
Sun. 1/28; 2 p.m. — Cider Bowl at Cinder Copper & Lace [Each year we are picking a single brewery for special focus, and this year, we are stoked to have a horde of specialty drafts from one of our absolute favorites in the world — Oxbow Brewing Company from Maine.  $PAYG]
Sun. 1/28; All day — Sour Bowl IV at Brü Craft & Wurst [Cantillon will kick early, but otherwise not more than 2-3 other kegs will kick all day, so don’t despair if you can’t hit the first leg.  $PAYG]
Sun. 1/28; All day — Stout Bowl III at U-Bahn [Fourteen killer stouts on tap, a special firkin of fresh, local hoppy beer on hand pump, and some finger foods specials to keep folks from floating off of their stools.  $PAYG]
Fri. 2/2; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — 8 Beers To Try Before You Die at Philly Beer School [Come and enjoy the Philly Beer School’s bucket list of beers.  $60-$99]
Sun. 2/4; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Lost Abbey Dinner with Tomme Arthur at Devil's Den [An amazing lineup of beers from Lagunitas, cuddle with a Morris Animal Refuge Puppy, a special Tito's Greyhound Cocktail
Puppy Photo Booth, a special dog-themed food menu, and Lagunitas giveaways for both you and your furry pet.  $PAYG]
Tue. 2/6; 7 p.m. — Lost Abbey Dinner with Tomme Arthur at Monk's Cafe [Tomme is a pioneer of barrel aging beer, and we celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2017 by collaborating on 24 Steps, an oak-aged wild ale, which will certainly be served at this dinner.  $115]
Fri. 2/9; 9 p.m. — Catch A Firestone at City Tap House-University City [We will be celebrating the life and legacy of one of our favorite feel-good icons, Bob Marley. Ear Me Now Band will bring their reggae jams; Firestone Walker Brewing Co. will provide the beers.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Sun. 1/28; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Phoenixville Punk Rock Flea Market at Root Down Brewing Company [Fulfill all of your fantastic, hard-to-find shopping needs, while listening to good, loud music and enjoying some tasty Sunday afternoon beers.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/31 and each Wednesday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Thu. 1/25 and each Thursday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Sellersville, Pa.
Tue. 1/30; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Evil Genius Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill [You will be enjoying four courses of food perfectly paired with four great beers.  $40]
Sat. 2/3; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Free Will Flight Night at The Horse Tavern & Grill [Join us to sample Ella, Ralphius, Lord Business, and a newly released surprise beer.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 1/26; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples from Victory.  $Free]
Sat. 1/27; 12 p.m. — Belgium Comes to West Chester at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Local breweries have graciously set aside their best Belgian beers for us, along with beers from all Iron Hill locations.  $PAYG]
Fri. 2/2; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples from Sly Fox.  $Free]




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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: January 18 - January 24

You keep drinking beer. They keep throwing events. Keep the circle unbroken my friends. Enjoy.

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.

Bridgeport, Pa.
Sat. 1/20; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Pittsburgh Invades Philly Tap Takeover at Conshohocken Brewing Company [The following breweries will be pouring: Fury Brewing Company; Grist House Craft Brewery; Dancing Gnome Brewery; Full Pint Brewing; Voodoo Brewery; Roundabout Brewery. And of course, Conshohocken Brewing's beers and full food menu will be available all day.  $PAYG]

Drexel Hill, Pa.
Thu. 1/18; 6 p.m. — Nugget Nectar First Squeeze at Station Tap [Nugget will be served three ways once again.  $PAYG]

Mount Holly Springs, Pa.
Fri. 1/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Bell's Tap Takeover at Cassell's Grille [We are very excited to welcome Bell's and their award-winning beers.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 1/18; 4 p.m. — California Dreamin' at American Sardine [Beat the winter doldrums and get into a sunnier, more beatific state of mind with over 10 different drafts from the Golden State.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/18; 4 p.m. — These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty Release Party at Evil Genius Brewing Company [Based off a traditional German Roggenbier (Rye beer) recipe, we decided to up the malt profile by dumping in over 50lbs.of Philly soft pretzels into the mash, then finished it with just a hint of sea salt and mustard seed.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/18; 9 p.m. — 2018 Pin-Up Girl Calendar Release Party at Varga Bar [Come meet the calendar girls and a portion of drink special proceeds goes to the U.S.O.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/18; All day — Winter Beer Night at Barcade [Join us as we warm things up with a selection of our favorite winter beers.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/20; All day — 120 on 1/20 at Grey Lodge Pub [We tap a sixtel of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA every January 20.  $PAYG]
Mon. 1/22; 4 p.m. — Crime & Punishment at Martha [Featuring beers from Crime & Punishment.  $PAYG]
Tue. 1/23; 5 p.m. — Bell's 18 of 18 at City Tap House-Logan [With the release of the always sought after Hopslam, we're going with 18 beers to celebrate. More beer is never a bad thing for the record.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Thu. 1/18; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Taste Of Phoenixville at Phoenixville Foundry [Great local food at a great price for an even better local cause.  $100]
Sat. 1/20; 5:30 p.m. — Robert Burns Night 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 will be marked by a spirited reading of Burns' Ode to a Haggis.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/24 and each Wednesday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Thu. 1/18 and each Thursday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 1/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Terrapin Stout & Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pairing at Liberty Taproom [We will be pairing three really exciting Terrapin variant stouts with delicious chocolate covered pretzels.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Wed. 1/24; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Benevolence Night at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Dogfish will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Lewes–Rehoboth Meals on Wheels to support the awesome work that they do.  $PAYG]

Sellersville, Pa.
Sat. 1/20; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Brewfest at The Horse Tavern & Grill [75 Beers, 25 Breweries, 25 Bar Taps.  $45-$65]

Stroudsburg, Pa.
Sat. 1/20; 12 p.m. — Pocono Winter Beerfest at Sherman Theater [Featuring over 100 different beers from your favorite breweries and more.  $35-$55]

Swarthmore, Pa.
Fri. 1/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tröegs Nugget Nectar First Squeeze at 320 Market Cafe [First tapping of Nugget Nectar, featuring free prints from our favorite artists.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 1/18; 4 p.m. — Glitter Parts, Tickle Parts, & Fruit Fetish — Can Releases at Levante Brewing Company [Taproom opens at 4; Wristband pick-up at 4; Can sales at 6. After the wristband line ends, we immediately start selling the remaining cases for those without a wristband.  $PAYG]
Fri. 1/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples from Downeast Brewing.  $Free]




© 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