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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: January 12 - January 18

Free beer, firkins, and food. Plenty of events in the next seven days to satisfy your thirst for great beer.

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

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

at six Pennsylvania locations
Thu. 1/12; 5:30 p.m. — For The Love of Cheese and Beer at The Pub at Wegmans [A four-course meal paired with beers from Stone Brewing.  $45]

Croydon, Pa.
Fri. 1/13; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Charity Movie Night at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Proceeds to Fruitstrology. Special guest food truck will be Pbons Fresh Phood.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 1/13; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Exton Beverage Company [Tasting samples of beers from Ommegang.  $Free]
Wed. 1/18; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Levante Beer Dinner at Red Star Craft House [A four-course meal paired with Levante's Bianco Wit, Panic Room IPA, The Duke Belgian Tripel, and Bourbon Barrel-aged Bullitt Train Imperial Stout.  $40]

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 1/14; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Make it Funky Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Groove to the ’70s with six funky beers at our sour beer release party.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/14; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Comfort Food Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar [A four-course meal featuring seasonal picks from the following breweries: Victory, Dogfish Head, Uinta, and Smuttynose.  $30]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 1/12; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Voodoo Ranger at Pinocchio's [New Voodoo brands plus a wacky nitro beer.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Fri. 1/13; 6:30 p.m. — Bacon and Beer Dinner at Caffé Gelato [Six courses paired with Victory's Prima Pils, Hop Devil, Vital IPA, Golden Monkey, and Winter Cheers.  $79]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Fri. 1/13; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Merchant du Vin Sampling at Beer Love [Merchant du Vin imports some of the finest Belgian beers available, such as Westmalle, Orval, and Rochefort, and they'll be in store with samples of some of our favorites.  $Free]
Fri. 1/13; 12 p.m. — Friday the Firkineenth #34 at Grey Lodge Pub [We go all out with 26 cask ales. Some are super sexxed versions where the brewers had a little fun creating something both novel and tasty. Some are straight up versions of a breweries most normal beer; those really tend to shine when poured from a cask. We break the beers down into two sessions.  $PAYG]
Fri. 1/13 & Sat. 1/14; 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. — Big Philly Beerfest at PA Convention Center [Breweries and beer enthusiasts from across the region will gather on two January evenings for an unlimited sampling of over 350 fresh craft beers of all styles, and tastes and a whole lotta fun! All while raising funds for Animal Rescue Partners.  $20-$75]
Tue. 1/17; 5 p.m.-12 a.m. — Late Night Brunch with Starr Hill Brewing at The Irish Pōl [As always we will have a menagerie of breakfast items all infused with the fine brews from Starr Hill.  $PAYG]
Tue. 1/17; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Milk & Cookies with Firestone Walker at Jose Pistola's [We are having special cookies drone-delivered to us from a local bakery in Paso Robles, Brown Butter Cookie Company. We'll be pairing it with the finest batch of Firestone Walker's Velvet Merlin Nitro Milk Stout.  $PAYG]
Tue. 1/17; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — The Brewing Give Back Fest at World Café Live [Come join us in for a great cause in raising money and awareness for Philabundance and Operation Warm. We will have 30 breweries offering samples, as well as light snacks and live music. Each brewery has graciously donated their beer, and all proceeds go directly to both organizations.  $30]
Tue. 1/17; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance [Beers from Founders.  $PAYG]
Tue. 1/17; All night — Ben Franklin's Birthday & New Belgium Glass Night at Kite & Key [New Belgium wants to celebrate Ben’s Birthday with us.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Weyerbacher Wednesday at Hop Angel Brauhaus [Buy a pint of Weyerbacher, keep the glass. Sean from Weyerbacher will have other goodies too.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/18; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — You Buy The Glass at The Abbaye [Keepsake glass, raffles, prizes, and giveaways with Sterling Pig Brewing.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Wednesdays 1/11 through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings and your stamped ID card will earn you 10 additional raffle tickets and a limited edition Boot Camp t-shirt when it becomes available. On St. Patrick's Day a lucky Sly Fox patron will win a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Thursdays 1/12 through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings and your stamped ID card will earn you 10 additional raffle tickets and a limited edition Boot Camp t-shirt when it becomes available. On St. Patrick's Day a lucky Sly Fox patron will win a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 1/13; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Beer Yard [Tasting samples of Helles Lager, Pikeland Pils, and Odyssey Imperial IPA from Sly Fox.  $Free]

Wilmington, Del.
Thu. 1/12; 5 p.m. — Weyerbacher Tap Take Over at Ulysses Gastropub [Come join us for a tap take over from one of our favorite PA breweries.  $PAYG]




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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

German beer at Brauhaus Schmitz, Discovering more solid, young breweries in Lancaster County, Pa.


As time goes by, I swear I don't become any wiser at figuring out the proper balance between posting here and posting social media updates. The latter is honestly (and not surprisingly, right?) much easier. But, of course, often lacking in context and detail.

If I made resolutions at this time of year, it might be to shift more material back here. But with my other outlets for longer-ish form writing, past attempts have proven this to be more difficult than I'd hope for.

Enough of that. Let's get to the point of this and the holiday happenings with great beer that I experienced in the week after Christmas. Instead of shuttling you off to a photo gallery elsewhere, they're all dumped out below.

Bunch of new stuff here. Chime in if you've been to any of them and have similar (or different, why not?) experiences.

First up, on December 28, Brauhaus Schmitz played a role in showcasing new imported German beers from five breweries under the umbrella called Reinheits Boten. Four of the breweries leaning more traditional (Distelhäuser, Zoller-Hof, Friedenfelser Brauerei, Riedenburger Brauhaus) — think pilsners, hefeweizens, zwickels, kellers, zoigls, and the like. One of the breweries (Himburgs Braukunst Keller) you can expect to find dry-hopped Helles lager, a double IPA, a hoppy German-style IPA, a classic India Pale Ale, and a pale ale with fruity citrus hops. All, however, are still strictly "Reinheitsgebot beers" — in other words, complying with the five centuries-old "German Purity Law of 1516", which limits German brewers to four main ingredients: hops, barley/wheat, yeast, and water.

In all the generous samples (and the plates of food including Schweinshaxe — YES, the Schweinshaxe, one of my favorite dishes. Hopefully, you've experienced this at least once!), the Old Fred and Zwickel from Zoller-Hof, the Friedenfelser Hefeweizen, and Riedenburger's Pilsener stood out as ones I'll be on the lookout for next time at Brauhaus Schmitz. Great debut and opportunity to check out some well-made classic German style beers.

(On December 28, Brauhaus Schmitz hosted the U.S. debut of the new Reinheits Boten family of beers imported from five German breweries.)

(On December 28, Brauhaus Schmitz hosted the U.S. debut of the new Reinheits Boten family of beers imported from five German breweries.)

(Behind the debut, Lars Dahlhaus of Liquid Projects importer and Beate Green of Brauhaus Schmitz.)

(Schweinshaxe, the cornerstone gem of the menu at Brauhaus Schmitz.)

On Friday the 30th, I resumed the annual day trip around Lancaster County with a buddy of mine, Dennis. He and I have made a habit of checking out (mostly) new beer spots around Lancaster County, and sometimes beyond into neighboring counties depending upon the way the schedule lines up. We tend to do this right around the holidays and has always worked out nicely in the past.

This time, the agenda presented to us, in order: BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (Lancaster); Spring House (Lancaster); Mad Chef Craft Brewing (East Petersburg); Columbia Kettle Works (Columbia); Funk (Elizabethtown); Bulls Head Public House (Lititz); and JoBoy's (Lititz).

I'll keep the verbosity reined in here and stick to the salient points. Bet I can't do it, you say? Let's see.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
If you've seen the chain of BJ's scattered around much of the west and southwest, you'll know what I mean when I say that BJ's lives up to expectations. They opened a location in the Lehigh Valley and Lancaster last year in what I believe could be their first two east coast locations. I've been to numerous around the country and they're all virtually the same with the same standard issue award-winning BJ's beer plus a few dozen other craft and imports on tap. Most locations don't brew for themselves but rather serve BJ's beer made mostly (or totally, not entirely sure) in Texas at, again if I'm not mistaken, Saint Arnold. Realizing now that I should research this further before printing, but I feel nearly certain about my recollection of the facts that I once knew were such, so we're going to go with it for now. (hey, if you can't beat 'em....right?)

Closing note here. If you find yourself at a BJ's and looking for one rock solid beer and food recommendation, you will absolutely never going wrong with the famed Pizookie and a Tatonka Stout. Been a recommendation I've made for at least ten years since I first encountered it and continue to do so.

(BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Lancaster, Pa.)

(Flight of solid beers at the new BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Lancaster, Pa.)

(BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Lancaster, Pa.)

Spring House
Spring House has been delighting palates for nearly ten years with both tried and true (such as Seven Gates Pale Ale) and the wild and wacky (thinking: Big Gruesome Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout and The Martians Kidnap Santa Eggnog Stout amongst a number of others). For a business that once was comprised of a closed-to-the-public brewery and a downtown taproom with limited food, Spring House now has an impressive new showpiece called Hazel Street.

Housed in a massive converted warehouse a little more than a half-mile from downtown Lancaster, the craftsmanship in the remodeled space provides a beautiful and comfortable atmosphere for enjoying Spring House beers as well as local wines, ciders, and spirits. Plus, a full, bona fide kitchen menu including oysters, tacos, poutine, charcuterie plate, sandwiches, salads, sliders, steaks, and desserts. And a recently added weekend brunch that I've added to my short to-do list in 2017. Finally, as I mentioned in a Facebook post: "...ample parking! I may never go back to the taproom again."

(Spring House Brewing Company's new Hazel Street production facility and restaurant in Lancaster, Pa.)

(Inside Spring House Brewing Company's new Hazel Street production facility and restaurant in Lancaster, Pa.)

(Inside Spring House Brewing Company's new Hazel Street production facility and restaurant in Lancaster, Pa.)

(Inside Spring House Brewing Company's new Hazel Street production facility and restaurant in Lancaster, Pa.)

Mad Chef Craft Brewing
My Facebook post was so well-received that I think I'll just paste it here. It's just a bit too far from me near West Chester to make a regular stop. But when they want to look at opening a Chester County location, I'll be there to help. Yeah, I was impressed. Oh, by the way, impressed so much so that I've included them in my next Ale Street News column that hits the street in a few weeks.

"Third stop on the almost-annual LancCo beer tour was the gem in the bunch. Not that there were any dogs on this well-conceived tour. However, there's always a surprise or two along the way.

This year, it was Mad Chef Craft Brewing in East Petersburg just outside Lancaster. Hats off to the crew that put together a comfortable atmosphere, attentive service, and an equally strong focus on both the food and beer side of the menu. Spot on pilsner and session IPA. Plus, contenders for the best Cuban sandwich and fish tacos. But don't take my word for it. Yes, you need to check this out too."

(Mad Chef Craft Brewing Company's brewpub in East Petersburg, Pa.)

(Mad Chef Craft Brewing Company's brewpub in East Petersburg, Pa.)

(Mad Chef Craft Brewing Company's brewpub in East Petersburg, Pa.)

(Mad Chef Craft Brewing Company's brewpub in East Petersburg, Pa.)

Columbia Kettle Works
I've not gone deep enough to determine if Columbia really has something special happening and on the rise, but when I'm at CKW it can sure feel like it. And, for now, it appears that the brewpub (and live music space upstairs) has the market cornered for great locally-made beer and a social scene. Maybe I should get out more there and in neighboring Marietta, but there's something about the atmosphere, the darts, satisfyingly simple approach to the food menu, and the welcoming hospitality of owners Bill Collister, Rod Smith, and their staff. Plus, it's been almost two years since they brought on head brewer Chad Rieker. His brewing resume shows significant time spent at Iron Hill in Lancaster and that has served CKW quite well. If you've got the kids at Turkey Hill Experience, or are hiking the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail along the Susquehanna River (and a trailhead just a few blocks from the brewpub), or are antiquing around town, you owe it to yourself to stop here.

(Columbia Kettle Works in Columbia, Pa.)

(Flight of well-made beers at Columbia Kettle Works in Columbia, Pa.)

(Inside Columbia Kettle Works in Columbia, Pa.)

(Free weekday, daytime parking for the holidays in Columbia, Pa.)

Funk
Funk has been opened for more than a couple years now in the Lehigh Valley, where co-owner Kyle Funk calls home. The other co-owner, John Norman, rests his head in Elizabethtown where there is now a second location. All brewing is done in Emmaus with the exception of whatever comes from the 1/2-barrel setup in Elizabethtown. Plans, however, according to Norman are to expand that in the future since they do have the needed space. I hadn't yet been to the original location, so this was a nice chance to see what's happening at Funk's new spot and on this particular Friday afternoon, there was a plenty of good to be found. The location is in the heart of the downtown's shopping corridor. "E-town" is also home to Moo-Duck Brewery across from the Amtrak train station and Cox Brewing Company on the edge of town. Quite a bustling beer scene growing in the college town. I've been to Moo-Duck; next up is Cox.

(Funk Brewing Company's new location in Elizabethtown, Pa.)

(Inside Funk Brewing Company's new location in Elizabethtown, Pa.)

(Funk Brewing Company's new location in Elizabethtown, Pa.)

(Funk Brewing Company's new location in Elizabethtown, Pa.)

(Funk Brewing Company's new location in Elizabethtown, Pa.)

(Funk Brewing Company's new location in Elizabethtown, Pa.)

(Funk Brewing Company's new location in Elizabethtown, Pa.)

Bulls Head Public House
And the day's field trip finally took us to Lititz. Ah, the charming town of Lititz. Home to one of my favorite pubs around — Bulls Head Public House. I've lost count the number of times I've been there. Maybe that's all the testimony I need to provide here. A somewhat small pub (attached to the General Sutter Inn restaurant and lodging), but yet big enough to contain a usually lively crowd enjoying perfect pints of beers drawn from the handpump.

JoBoy's
Lititz has a lot going for it. Now they have a beer/barbecue/speakeasy joint on the list. The speakeasy part of it came later. Around for the better part of seven years now, JoBoy's was initially five miles away in Manheim and moved to Lititz in 2014. The space is bigger, puts the brewing on full display, and has a bigger and tastier menu. Smoked wings, pork nachos, brisket mac 'n' cheese were just a few things that landed on our table. This was my first time at the new location and I could have used a few more hours to check out a few more beers, plus experience the atmosphere of the subterranean speakeasy (complete with password). We got a quick tour and you can bet I'll be back there very soon (no spoilers yet!)

(JoBoy's relocated to Lititz, Pa. a few years ago.)

(Newly opened "Speakeasy" under JoBoy's in Lititz, Pa.)

(Newly opened "Speakeasy" under JoBoy's in Lititz, Pa.)

(Free holiday parking in Lititz, Pa.)

So, like I said, no dogs in the bunch. Not a one. Did you make it all the way to the end here? How did I do with brevity?





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Monday, January 09, 2017

What's New in Beer at County Lines Magazine


If I've been effectively doing my job, you're aware that throughout 2016, I had a contributing column to County Lines Magazine. It's a beautifully done monthly magazine that covers life in Chester County and the region from numerous angles. My angle, naturally, was beer which was rotated on a quarterly basis with wine and spirits in the non-beer months.

My column is continuing in 2017 and here's a reminder for you to check it out in the January issue. This one is covering new beer establishments in the area beginning the oldest (it's all relative), Sterling Pig (Media, Pa.) and winding up with the newest, La Cabra (Berwyn, Pa.), covering Tuned Up (Spring City, Pa.), Brick & Brew (Media, Pa.), and The Bottle Room (Downingtown, Pa.) along the way.

Please check out the column through this link and feel free to comment and/or share. I, and maybe even more so the editors, will notice and appreciate. Cheers!




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Friday, January 06, 2017

January 2017: News update, part 1

And we're off and running in 2017. A few newsy and fun bits that I collected over the past couple weeks to share with you.

~ I'm a consumer and I'm not confused. Pretty confident there's millions more in the same camp. [link to Richmond.com]

~ A rare look at the more commonplace practice of questionable beer marketing these days. [link to Chicago Tribune]

~ This guy always has some keen insight to beers you should know about. [link to Joe Sixpack]

~ Another fascinating look into the big business of big beer. [link to Brewbound]

~ Here's another decent list worth checking out. [link to Draft Magazine]

~ And one last list; this a well-conceived one of beers. [link to Philly.com]

~ Excellent wish for the new year -- [link to Yours For Good Fermentables]

~ Helpful news for those of you, like me, that really enjoy Hopslam -- [link to The Full Pint]

~ Big business prognostications for those of you, like me, that really enjoy following big business and, in this case, how it affects our favorite beverage -- [link to Beer Business Unplugged]




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Monday, January 02, 2017

Beer Event Calendar: What To Do in January 2017

Based on historical patterns, a bit of a light start here to the January beer events calendar here in the Philly region. No doubt a holiday hangover. Yet still plenty to choose from below and I'm sure I'll be adding more as they come to light in the next week or so.

If you're a Penn State fan, a number of places on the list have you covered later today. We're off and running in 2017; let's keep it going.

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. 1/3; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/5; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Avery Maharaja Can Launch at Garage-Fishtown in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/6; 6 p.m. — Friday’s Sixtel: Flying Fish Exit 5 Pinelands Sour Forage Ale at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/10; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/11; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tröegs First Squeeze Nugget Nectar Release at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/13; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Merchant du Vin Sampling at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 1/13; 12 p.m. — Friday the Firkineenth #34 at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/17; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/17; 5 p.m.-12 a.m. — Late Night Brunch with Starr Hill Brewing at The Irish Pol in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Weyerbacher Wednesday at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/18; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — You Buy The Glass at The Abbaye in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/19; 5 p.m. — Paint it Black Stout Fest 2.0 at Union Tap House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/20; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Alpine/Green Flash Tasting at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 1/20; 6 p.m. — Friday’s Sixtel: Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/24; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/25; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Avery Tasting at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Wed. 1/25; 8:30 p.m.-11 p.m. — Bourbon, Beer, and Bluegrass at For Pete's Sake Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/27; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Victory Tasting at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 1/27; 6 p.m. — Friday’s Sixtel: Neshaminy Creek Coffee Jawn at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 1/29; 12 p.m. — Sour Bowl 3 at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/31; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]

after January in Philadelphia
Thu. 2/2; 7 a.m.-1 p.m. — 16th Annual Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 2/3; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Boulevard Tasting at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 1/7; 1 p.m. — Burn the Bourbons Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 1/8; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Fat Head's Brunch at Fingers Wings & Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/12; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Voodoo Ranger at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/13; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Charity Movie Night at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/20; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ship Bottom Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/21; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Smoke & Oak Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. [$PAYG]

after January in Philadelphia's close suburbs


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Mon. 1/2; 3 p.m. — Penn State Viewing Party - Rose Bowl 2017 at Tattered Flag Brewing Company in Middletown, Pa. [$15]
Mon. 1/2; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — Open Monday for Rose Bowl at Stable 12 Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/2; 4 p.m. — Rose Bowl: PSU vs. USC at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/2; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Penn State Stars in the Rose Bowl at Kildare's Irish Pub in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/5; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/5; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Tim's Pale Ale Launch Party at Timothy's in Exton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/5; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Java Cask Tapping at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/6; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/6; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/6; 5 p.m. — Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 1/8; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — 4 Authors x 4 Beers x 4 Cheeses at Kennett Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pa. [$10]
Tue. 1/10; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — "The Schoof" Belgian Dubbel Release Party at Two Rivers Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/11; 6 p.m. — Dogfish Banger at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wednesdays 1/11 through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/12; 5 p.m. — Weyerbacher Tap Take Over at Ulysses Gastropub in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Thursdays 1/12 through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/13; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Exton Beverage Company in Exton, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 1/14; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Make it Funky Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Thirsty Thursday Tap Invasion at Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/19; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beef Jerky & Oskar Blues Beer Pairing at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/20; All day — 20th Batch of Union Street IPA at Doylestown Brewing Company in Doylestown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/20; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Exton Beverage Company in Exton, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 1/20; All day — Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/20; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/21; 1 p.m.-10 p.m. — Sour Monkey Remix at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/21; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2017 River Horse Cask Festival at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing Township, NJ [$20]
Sat. 1/21; 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. — Robert Burns Night at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/26; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Bourbon County Brand Stout Tapping at Kildare's Irish Pub in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/27; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Exton Beverage Company in Exton, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 1/27 through Sun. 1/29; All weekend — Paradox Brewing at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/28; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — All Out 2017 at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/28; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Belgium Comes to West Chester Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]

after January in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Thu. 2/2; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Firestone Walker Milk and Cookies at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/4; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — British Invasion Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/4; All day — 10th Annual Super Bowl Saturday at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 2/12; All day — Dark Beer Day IV at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 1/28; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer & Brewing 101 at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$39.98]

after January in Philadelphia
Fri. 2/3; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$49.98]


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 1/17; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Meat and Greet Winter Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. [$75]
Tue. 1/24; 7 p.m. — Bacon Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$65]
Mon. 1/30; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — Cocktail, Cigar, and Beer Dinner at Fingers Wings & Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. [$55]

after January in Philadelphia's close suburbs


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 1/6; 5:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner at Cape May Ferry Terminal in Cape May, NJ [$59]
Sun. 1/8; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. — BrewAsana Beer & Yoga at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, Pa. [$25]
Fri. 1/13; 6:30 p.m. — Bacon and Beer Dinner at Caffé Gelato in Newark, Del. [$79]
Fri. 1/13 & Sat. 1/14; 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. — Big Philly Beerfest at PA Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. [$20-$75]
Sat. 1/14; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Comfort Food Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. [$30]
Tue. 1/17; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — The Brewing Give Back Fest at World Café Live in Philadelphia, Pa. [$30]
Wed. 1/18; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Levante Beer Dinner at Red Star Craft House in Exton, Pa. [$40]
Sat. 1/21; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Winter Brew Fest at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$35-$55]
Sat. 1/21; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Hibrewnation at Allstar Complex in Gettysburg, Pa. [$20-$55]
Wed. 1/25; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Allagash Beer Dinner at Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$TBD]
Sat. 1/28; 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Super Barrel Weekend at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. [$25]
Sat. 1/28; 3 p.m. — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. [$40]
Tue. 1/31; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Deschutes Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$40]

after January in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Fri. 2/3; 5:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner at Cape May Ferry Terminal in Cape May, NJ [$59]
Wed. 2/8; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Levante Beer Dinner at Kildare's Irish Pub in West Chester, Pa. [$TBD]
Sat. 2/11; 3 p.m. — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. [$40]






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



Thursday, December 29, 2016

Rest in Peace 2016 -- Thanks for all the beers

It's time to pull the curtain down on 2016, something that I'm sure not too many will be disappointed to do for at least a few reasons.

Each time this year, I enjoy looking back on the year in many ways, including from the perspective of those we lost. The music industry had its fair share of significant losses this year. And the beer industry had a handful as well. Special thanks to Don Russell (aka Joe Sixpack) for his contribution here.

12/17/15, David Hummer, 81, brief illness
  ~ Though in 2015, the passing of Boulder Beer Company's co-founder was not announced until January. [link to Boulder's website]

4/21/16, Mary Horton, 52, bicycle accident
  ~ Any well-studied fan of great beer should recognize Horton's brewery, Fish Brewing Company, that she co-founded in 1993 in Olympia, Washington. [link to The Olympian]

6/19/16, Piero Rodriguez, 34, car accident
  ~ M.I.A. Beer Company has been making waves in South Florida, just outside of Miami, over the last couple of years since opening. Rodriguez was one of the driving forces behind it. [link to Miami Herald]

12/1/16, Jan Alan Zarkin, 73, ALS
  ~ Living near the Art Museum in Philly in the mid-1990s, I quickly discovered one of the solidly reliable restaurants/bars in the family-friendly and walkable neighborhood. Rembrandt's was a young establishment at the time and impressed with its kitchen and bar. Zarkin was an original partner. [link to Philly.com]

If you care to look back on the previous nine years that I've been doing this year-end wrap, consult the links here for: 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




© Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge, 2016. 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



Monday, December 26, 2016

Finding great beer on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day 2016/2017

You over Christmas yet? Turning your party planning attention to New Year's Eve and New Year's Day?

I haven't done one of these in a couple of years. The posting of what's happening on New Year's Eve at some of the best beer spots always turns out to be one of the most popular so, what the heck, let's take a tour around the region and see what's happening. In some way, in my opinion, New Year's Day revelry can be more fun than that of the prior night. Check it out below.

NEW YEAR'S EVE
Allentown, PA
  ~~  12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Hijinx Brewing Company - Tasting Room open

  ~~  5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Fegley's Allentown Brew Works - Kids' New Years Eve Celebration

  ~~  10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Fegley's Allentown Brew Works - New Year's Eve Dance Party

Ardmore, PA
  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

Berwick, PA
  ~~  1 p.m.-12 a.m.
Berwick Brewing Company - Holiday hours

Bloomsburg, PA
  ~~  5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Turkey Hill Brewing Company - The Brewmaster's Dinner

Boyertown, PA
  ~~  8 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Other Farm Brewing Company - New Year's Eve with The Gatsby Quintet

Bridgeport, PA
  ~~  9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Conshohocken Brewing Bridgeport Brewpub - NYE Keg Drop 2017

Bristol, PA
  ~~  12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Broken Goblet Brewery - Holiday hours

Burlington, NJ
  ~~  3 p.m.-2 a.m.
Geraghty's Pub - New Year's Eve

Croydon, PA
  ~~  5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Dog & Bull - New Year's Eve Beer Pairing Dinner and Live Music

Downingtown, PA
  ~~  7 p.m.
Station Taproom - New Year's Eve Beer & Wine Pairing Dinner

Doylestown, PA
  ~~  11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Doylestown Brewing Company - Anti-New Year's Eve

  ~~  10 p.m.
Maxwell's On Main - New Year's Eve

Easton, PA
  ~~  Closed
Weyerbacher Brewing Company - Tasting Room closed

Emmaus, PA
  ~~  All day
The Trapp Door - Brunch and dinner specials

Harrisburg, PA
  ~~  7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Appalachian Brewing Company - NYE Extravaganza: 2016/2017

Hatboro, PA
  ~~  7 p.m.-1 a.m.
Crookey Eye Brewery - The Crooked Eye Band

Hulmeville, PA
  ~~  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hulmeville Inn - Holiday hours

Huntingdon Valley, PA
  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

Kennett Square, PA
  ~~  4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Kennett Brewing Company - New Year's Eve 2017 Party

Lancaster, PA
  ~~  11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Fridge - Holiday hours

  ~~  5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Hunger-N-Thirst - New Year's Eve Chef's Table

  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

  ~~  9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Wacker Brewing Company - New Year's Eve

  ~~  6 p.m.
Isaac's Pickle Bar - New Year's Eve Party

  ~~  10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Hunger-N-Thirst - New Year's Eve Party

  ~~  Closed
The Fridge - Closed

Lansdale, PA
  ~~  8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Round Guys Brewing Company - New Year's Eve Prom Party

  ~~  9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Prism Brewing Company - New Year's Extravaganza

Lititz, PA
  ~~  8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
General Sutter Inn - New Year's Eve at The Sutter

Little Egg Harbor, NJ
  ~~  Open
Pinelands Brewing Company - Open for tours and tastings

Maple Shade, PA
  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

Media, PA
  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

Milford, DE
  ~~  12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Mispillion River Brewing Company - Holiday hours

Newark, DE
  ~~  5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Argilla Brewing Company - New Year's Eve Menu

  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

  ~~  5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Two Stones Pub - Ring In 2017, 2SP style

  ~~  8 p.m.
Caffe Gelato - New Year's Eve Dinner

  ~~  5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Argilla Brewing Company - Live Music and Late Night Menu

  ~~  10 p.m.
Caffe Gelato - New Year's Eve Party & Dancing

North Wales, PA
  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

Paoli, PA
  ~~  Closed
TJ's - Closed

Philadelphia, PA
  ~~  10:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
Devil's Den - New Year's Eve

  ~~  11 a.m.
Tap Room on 19th - NYE at Taproom

  ~~  12 p.m.
Barcade - New Year's Eve

  ~~  12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Earth Bread + Brewery - Holiday hours

  ~~  4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Hop Angel Brauhaus - 4 course Prix Fixe Dinner

  ~~  4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Bridget Foy's - New Year's Eve Menu

  ~~  4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Standard Tap - New Year's Eve

  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

  ~~  5 p.m.-11 p.m.
El Camino Real - NYE Dinner

  ~~  5 p.m.-2 a.m.
Time - Prix Fixe Dinner

  ~~  5 p.m.
Flying Fish Crafthouse - New Year's Eve Party

  ~~  6 p.m.
Jose Pistola's - Belgian New Year's

  ~~  6 p.m. & 9 p.m. seatings
Tria Taproom - Kiss 2016 Goodbye with Tired Hands

  ~~  6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. seatings
Monk's Cafe - New Year's Eve Belgian Beer Dinner

  ~~  7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Bottle Bar East - NYE at BBE

  ~~  8 p.m.
Alla Spina - Vetri Family New Years Eve

  ~~  8 p.m.
Strangelove's - New Year's Eve Beer Bash

  ~~  8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Grey Lodge Pub - Another Totally Normal Night of the Year (aka New Year's Eve)

  ~~  8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Interstate Drafthouse - New Year's Eve Winter Draftfest

  ~~  8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Jose Pistola's - Hop & Heavy New Year's Eve Party

  ~~  9 p.m.
McGillin's Old Ale House - New Year's Eve

  ~~  9 p.m.
U-Bahn - Eyes Wide Shut NYE Party

  ~~  9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Brauhaus Schmitz - New Year's Eve Haus Party

  ~~  9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Brü Craft & Wurst - New Year's Eve

  ~~  9 p.m.-2 a.m.
City Tap House-University City - New Year's Eve 2017

  ~~  9 p.m.-2 a.m.
City Tap House-Logan Square - NYE 2017

  ~~  9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Prohibition Taproom - NYE at Prohibition

  ~~  9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Field House - NYE Kickoff 2017

  ~~  9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Hop Angel Brauhaus - New Year's Eve Party

  ~~  10 p.m.
Tattooed Mom's - New Year's Eve 2017

  ~~ All night
London Grill - New Year's Eve

Phoenixville, PA
  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

Reading, PA
  ~~  7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Liberty Taproom - Beer Dinner with Firestone Walker

Rehoboth Beach, DE
  ~~  10 p.m.
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats - New Year's Eve party

  ~~  4 p.m.
Chesapeake & Maine - New Year's Eve dinner

Scranton, PA
  ~~  9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Backyard Ale House - NYE Bash

Sellersville, PA
  ~~  9 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Horse Tavern & Grill - Drink specials and party favors

Toms River, NJ
  ~~  12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Rinn Duin Brewing Company - Irish New Year 2017

Voorhees, NJ
  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

West Chester, PA
  ~~  4 p.m.-1 a.m.
Levante Brewing Company - Special beer releases and food

  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

Wilmington, DE
  ~~  5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - New Year's Eve Celebration Menu

  ~~  5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Two Stones Pub - New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Menu

  ~~  8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Chelsea Tavern - Dinner & Open Bar

  ~~  9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Ernest & Scott - NYE Dance Party


NEW YEAR'S DAY
Allentown, PA
  ~~  Closed
Hijinx Brewing Company - Tasting Room closed

Berwick, PA
  ~~  1 p.m.-7 p.m.
Berwick Brewing Company - Holiday hours

Bethlehem, PA
  ~~  11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works - Blues, Brews, and Brunch

Exton, PA
  ~~  10 a.m.
The Drafting Room - New Year's Day Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer Event

Horsham, PA
  ~~  10 a.m.
Iron Abbey - Recovery Brunch

Hulmeville, PA
  ~~  7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Hulmeville Inn - Holiday hours

Kennett Square, PA
  ~~  7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Kennett Brewing Company - New Year's Day with Berddog

Lancaster, PA
  ~~  12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wacker Brewing Company - Hair Of The Dog

  ~~  1 p.m.-9 p.m.
Federal Taphouse - New Year's Day Pork & Sauerkraut Special

Paoli, PA
1/1/17
TJ's - Closed

Philadelphia, PA
  ~~  10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
North 3rd - New Year's Day Brunch

  ~~  10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Devil's Den - New Year's Day with Yards

  ~~  11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bridget Foy's - New Year's Day Brunch

  ~~  11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bottle Bar East - Pliny The Elder Brunch

  ~~  11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tap Room on 19th - Brunch

  ~~  11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Prohibition Taproom - New Year's Day Brunch

  ~~  11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnny Brenda's - First Brunch: A Special New Year's Day Brunch featuring limited releases from Tired Hands Brewing

  ~~  11 a.m.-8 p.m.
London Grill - New Years Day 2017

  ~~  11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Standard Tap - Hair Of The Dog Brunch

  ~~  11:30 a.m.
Brauhaus Schmitz - Good Luck Pork and Sauerkraut Special

  ~~  12 p.m.
Flying Fish Crafthouse - Mummers Party

  ~~  12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Earth Bread + Brewery - Holiday hours, bar only, no food

  ~~  12 p.m.-10 p.m.
Local 44 - 8th Anniversary Brunch all day

  ~~  1 p.m.
Tattooed Mom's - New Year's Day 2017

  ~~  Closed
Martha - Closed

West Chester, PA
  ~~  Closed
Boxcar Brewpub - Closed

  ~~  Closed
Side Bar & Restaurant - Closed




© Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge, 2016. 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