Here is a slimmed-down view of just the events scheduled for Friday the 14th. It's one last opportunity to change your mind! I will also denote where I will attempt to be during the day.
I've taken liberties to modify the descriptions for each event to conserve space. As always, refer to the official schedule of record over at PBW 2008 website for complete details.
** Where to find The Brew Lounge on 3/14:**
Meet the Brewer: Rob Tod of Allagash Brewing Co. @ The Belgian Cafe
Rob has been brewing traditional and experimental Belgian beers for over a decade.
Meet the Brewer: Luc “Bobo” Van Mechelen of Chimay @ The Beer Yard
Come meet Luc “Bobo” Van Mechelen, regional sales manager, who has worked with Chimay for over 25 years. Sample Chimay and talk to Bobo about the monks and their work.
Brewers Happy Hour @ Nodding Head Brewery
Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Adam Avery (Avery Brewing), Bill Covaleski (Victory), Tom Kehoe (Yards), and our own Gordon Grubb offer up some special brews for a Friday Happy Hour extravaganza. Stop by and chat with these phenomenal brewers, as well as some other special guests, as they swap stories about who is crazier, Sam or Adam.
The Good, the Black, and the Funky @ Tria Cafe
Rob Tod of Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, Maine will present their White, Dubbel, Tripel, and Four as well as rare treats such as Black Ale and Interlude.
Meet the Brewer: Stoudt’s @ The Standard Tap
Featuring Brewmaster John Matson from Stoudt's.
Firkin Friday @ The Khyber
Fresh cask ale for happy hour.
Lancaster Brewing Happy Hour @ Bridgewater's (30th Street Station)
Beer and Cheese pairing with Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant @ DiBruno Brothers.
Chris LaPierre, Head Brewer of Iron Hill’s West Chester location will select six handcrafted beers, including his Cannibal, Saison and Quadruppel, to perfectly match with DiBruno’s cheeses.
Heavy Seas Pint Night @ The Sidecar Bar & Grille
Specials on Heavy Seas pints
Meet the Brewer: Bobo of Chimay @ Teresa’s Next Door
Enjoy Chimay bottles and drafts with the man who brought the famous Trappist ale to Philly. Special Trappist Menu served all day paired with the Red, White and Blue!
The Belgian Expert @ Tria’s Fermentation School
Taste Belgian brews with Belgian beer legend Don Feinberg, co-founder of both Vanberg & DeWulf importers (Saison Dupont and many others) and Brewery Ommegang.
6:30pm $95 per guest; $85 for Museum members. Business attire.
A Tribute to Michael Jackson @ University of Pennsylvania's Harrison Auditorium, Chinese Rotunda, Upper Egyptian Gallery.
Tributes, dinner buffet, and craft beers inspired by the late British beer writer, Michael Jackson. This gala evening will celebrate his legacy through reminiscences, a dinner buffet featuring many of his favorite foods, and of course, lots of great beer. In what promises to be a special measure of his preeminence, we have invited brewers and distributors to either brew a beer inspired by Michael's writing and encouragement, or to bring an existing product that bears the signs of his direct influence, either way, a special measure of the man and his work.
Meet the Weasel @ St. Stephen's Green
Join Ron Lindenbusch "The Beer Weasel" from Lagunitas Brewing Co. for tastings of the best the west has to offer.
The Bishop Gets Smutty @ Bishop's Collar
Join Kevin Love of Smuttynose Brewing Co. for tastings of the entire Smutty family.
Cask 'n' Cans night with Sly Fox and Southampton @ Good Dog
Dynamic brotherly duo, Spencer and Ryan Neibur will be on the scene pushing a firkin of Sullivan’s red ale, named for the Publik house’s owner. Sly Fox will join them with a firkin of their own red, Seamus. Sly Fox Oatmeal Stout and Southampton Double White will also be poured. Sly Fox cans will be featured at half price!
Meet the Brewer: Blue Point Brewing @ South Philadelphia Tap Room
Come speak with Blue Point brewmaster Mark Burford of Long Island, N.Y., and drink his beers and firkin. We will be pouring No Apologies IPA and Oatmeal Stout on draft as well as the Rasta Rye Pale Ale off the firkin.
Meet the Brewer: Tom Kehoe of Yards Brewing @ The Belgian Cafe
Join Tom Kehoe, Tim Roberts, Frank Winslow and the rest of the Yards staff for a meet and greet. Yards will be pouring a firkin of cask-conditioned Extra Special Ale.
Franziskaner Friday @ Finn McCool's
Fussball Championship @ ZoT
Sign up for bragging rights. Pairs and singles knockout competition. Play darts or backgammon while waiting for the table.
Happy Hour @ The Blue Ox
Special Irish Menu & Catch 22, 1/2 price appetizers and live entertainment