Here is a slimmed-down view of just the events scheduled for Wednesday the 12th. 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 3/12:**
Food and Beer Sampling with Harpoon @ The Foodery Northern Liberties
Try Harpoon IPA, UFO & Hibernian Ale.
Wild Blue Beer Party @ The Blue Ox
Sampling with the new Wild Blue Beer and food pairings.
Leffe Brown Drink Specials @ The Khyber
Leffe Brown draft and glassware special
Meet the Brewer: Tröegs Brewing @ The Standard Tap
Featuring brewmasters Chris and John Trogner from Tröegs.
Spaten Spring Bock Night @ Bridgewater's Pub at 30th Street Station
Get a head start on spring with the classic lager from the famous German brewery.
5pm-10pm; Half-price North Coast drafts.
Happy Hour and Beer Quizzo @ South Philadelphia Tap Room
Brews from North Coast Brewery of Fort Bragg, Calif., from 5-8 p.m. On draught, we will feature La Merle Saison, Pranqster Golden Ale, and Old Rasputin Imperial Stout (on the Nitro line!). We will also have samples of two brand new beers from North Coast: Old Plowshare Stout and Cru D'Or Organic Belgian Ale. Beer Nerd Quizzo starts at 8 p.m.
Once Upon A Nation/Tippler’s Tour @ Independence Living History Center
Enjoy traditional drinks and a sip of 18th-century history at Colonial and modern-day watering holes as your Colonial guide shares light-hearted tales of the taverns of old.
Local Breweries Self-Guided Tour @ 7 Breweries and 8 Bars
$4 Pints until the sixtel runs dry at each location.
Locations: 1) Jose Pistolas - Iron Hill Vienna Lager; 2) Good Dog - Dock Street Satellite Espresso Porter; 3) Misconduct - Flying Fish Bourbon Abbey Dubbel; 4) Black Sheep - Yards Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale; 5) Devil's Alley - Sly Fox Seamus Red Ale; 6) Nodding Head - Nodding Head BPA; 7) Fergie's - Tröegs Nugget Nectar; 8) McGillin's - All
Heavy Seas: Beers from Clipper City Brewing @ Bridgid’s Bar and Restaurant
Belgian Beer Tasting @ London Grill
A Belgian beer tasting featuring Duvel, Maredsous and Ommegang beers.
Discussion with Chef Proprietor Walter Staib & Yards Brewmaster Tom Kehoe @ The City Tavern
Join Chef Proprietor Walter Staib & Yards Brewmaster Tom Kehoe as they dedicate the evening to conversation & questions about the “Ales of the Revolution,” and the historic figures who made them famous. The evening will feature a four-course meal of authentic colonial fare paired with selections from Yards’ "Ales of the Revolution".
Lindemans Beer Dinner @ The Belgian Café
Meet the owner of the famed Brasserie Lindemans in Vlezenbeek, Belgium (just outside Brussels). Geert will discuss the process of making lambics (spontaneously fermented beer) and give a bit of family history.
6pm-8pm $16 for the event
Sweet 16 of Beer @ Tir Na Nog
A sampling of 16 different beers and 12 more great beers in between to see which beer comes out as the winner. Mark your brackets and your tasting notes on place mats designed for this event. Three oz. samples with selected appetizers to complement the beer selections.
Farmhouse Ales with the Guy Who Wrote the Book @ Tria’s Fermentation School
Phil Markowski will lead you on a tutored tasting of of his own sublime farmhouse ales along with the best from Belgium and France.
6:30pm for seating at 7:15pm $55
Voodoo Beer Dinner @ ZoT
Four courses paired with Voodoo Brewing’s beers.
A Victorious Beer Dinner @ Four Seasons Hotel
Bill Covaleski, Brewmaster for Victory Brewing Company, will be at the Four Seasons to discuss his beers, which our Executive Chef, Martin Hamann has paired perfectly with his four-course dinner.
Taste the Rockies @ Grey Lodge Pub
Join us for an evening of Colorado beers, including: a firkin of Boulder Hazed and Infused; a sixtel of oak-aged Never Summer on draft; a cool sixtel from Oskar Blues; something special from Great Divide; and something from Breckenridge.
We'll also have Coors Extra Gold cans, which historically has been a solid little beer.
Southampton Brewing Night @ For Pete's Sake
Sponsored by Stockertown Beverage.
World's Most Expensive Beers With Stephen Beaumont @ Monk’s Café
A keg of Cantillion St. Lamvinous and a few bottles of the rare Samuel Adams Utopias are two of the beers that will be featured.
Lancaster Brewing Night @ Race Street Cafe
Sponsored by Stockertown Beverage.
Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner @ Aspen Restaurant
Join noted Aspen Chef Robert Marzinsky and Sierra Nevada assistant brewmaster Terence Sullivan as they pair the wonderful beers of one of the nation’s pioneers of the craft beer renaissance with the delectable offerings of this legendary Fairmount hangout.
Joe Sixpack Paired Beer Tasting @ Johnny Brenda's Tavern
A special tasting matching four beers with 4 small plates. Author Don Russell will be reading from his newly released Joe Sixpack's Philly Beer Guide: A Reporter's Notes on the Best Beer-Drinking City in America.
7pm and 8pm Free
Brewery Tour and Tasting @ Dock Street Brewery
Meet the Brewer: Legacy Brewing @ Oakmont National Pub
Featuring Brewmaster Scott Baver. Join Peter Cherpack from BeerAppreciation LLC at the Oakmont as we explore great beer from Reading's own Legacy brewing and talk about and taste what has made Legacy a success story.
Chili Cook Off @ Rock Bottom Brewery
Chili Cook off and tapping of a chili infused brew.
Avery Beer Dinner Hosted by Adam Avery @ Jose Pistola's
Each course will be accompanied by two beers. A sampling of the evenings brews: Avery IPA, White Rascal, Hog Heaven, 2003 Czar, Samaels Ale and Collaboration not Litigation ale, plus other retired beers.
Introduction to Homebrewing Class @ Keystone Homebrew Supply
This class is led by Alan Folsom, a Keystone Homebrew Supply employee with over 25 years in the hobby, and a four-time winner of the prestigious Delaware Valley Homebrewer of the Year Award. Geared towards the first-time brewer the class will cover the basic equipment needed to homebrew and how it works.
Meet the Brewer: Southampton Brewery @ For Pete’s Sake
Blue Point and Bluegrass @ The Abbaye
Come and sample some of the newest releases from Blue Point Brewery.
Chimay Sampling @ Beneluxx
Join Luc “Bobo” Van Mechelen for a unique sampling of Chimay beers paired with Chimay cheeses.
Belgian Special Food and Beers @ Eulogy Belgian Tavern
Sample Brouwerij de Glazen Toren, Erpe-Mere, Belgium Special beers and food
Test your Beer I.Q @ The P.O.P.E.
North Coast Brewing sponsors "Test Your Beer I.Q.". Free to play, win prizes.