Monday, December 29, 2008

Beer Calendar: What To Do in January 2009

Can January keep up with its festive predecessor's calendar in December? It'll be tough to beat for sure, but let's see what's cooking. As in the past, I'll continue to break out the events between those over and under $20. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know. Enjoy! Under $20, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here Philadelphia Thu. 1/1 - 20 Stouts On Tap @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (sometime after 12 noon; PAYG) Thu. 1/1 - Charity Fundraiser @Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA (4pm-close; PAYG) Thu. 1/1 - Grand Opening @Local 44, Philadelphia, PA (5pm; PAYG) Thu. 1/8 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (Mystery Beer)@Triumph, Philadelphia, PA (6pm; PAYG) Wed. 1/14 - Weyerbacher Night (Fireside Ale) @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (7pm-9pm; PAYG) Thu. 1/15 - Keep The Pint Night @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG) Fri. 1/16 - Friday Night Sampling (Victory) @Bella Vista Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (5pm-7pm; free) Fri. 1/16 - Dock Street Frankford Ave Intersection Night @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (6pm-9pm; PAYG) Tue. 1/20 - 120 on 1/20 @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (10am 'til it's gone; PAYG) Wed. 1/21 - IIPA Tappings (at least 4 or 5 of 'em) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Fri. 1/23 - Hook and Ladder Chutes and Ladders Night @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (6pm-9pm; PAYG) Sat. 1/24 - Rich Wagner presents: The Breweries of Kensington @Philadelphia Brewing, Philadelphia, PA (2pm; free) Wed. 1/28 - Firkin o' Joe @Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA (6pm-11pm; PAYG) Philadelphia's close suburbs Fri. 1/2 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (all day; PAYG) Thu. 1/8 - Maredsous 6 & 8 Night @Union Jack's, Glenside, PA (8pm-10pm; PAYG) Fri. 1/9 - Hops Project Day 2009 (Varietal Release #1: Boadicea) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (all day; PAYG) Wed. 1/14 - Russian River Night @Union Jack's, Glenside, PA (8pm-10pm; PAYG) Fri. 1/16 - Friday Night Tasting (Tröegs Nugget Nectar) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5pm-7pm; free) Fri. 1/23 - Robbie Burns Birthday Bash @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (6pm-???; PAYG) Sat. 1/24 - Belgium Comes to West Chester @Iron Hill, West Chester, PA (1pm-???; PAYG) Thu. 1/29 - Nugget Nectar & Others from Tröegs Brewery @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (5:30pm; PAYG) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Wed. 1/7 - Meet the Brewer Night (Southern Tier) @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA (7pm; $45) Wed. 1/7 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (Grand Cru)@Triumph, Princeton, NJ (6pm; PAYG) Thu. 1/8 - Stone Brew & Pizza @Villa Capri, Doylestown, PA (9pm; $10) Fri. 1/9 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (Jewish Rye)@Triumph, New Hope, PA (10pm; PAYG) Tue. 1/20 - Beer Connoisseurs Tasting (Unibroue) @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA (6:30pm) Wed. 1/21 - Winterfest '09 Kickoff (Winterfest Cheer Barrel Tapping)@Triumph, New Hope, PA (7pm; PAYG) Fri. 1/30 - Cask Ale Night (Dogfish varieties 60 Minute, 90 Minute, Indian Brown) @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA (4:30pm-6:30pm; PAYG) Elsewhere Sun. 1/25-Sat. 1/31 - Stone Winter Storm @Stone World Bisto & Gardens, Escondido, CA (see website for details) Tue. 1/27 - Brooklyn Brewmaster Reserve Night with Garrett Oliver @Bar Great Harry, Brooklyn, NY (6pm; PAYG) Thu. 1/29-Fri. 1/30 - Russian River 'TION' Night @O'Brien's, San Diego, CA (PAYG) Events Over $20 Philadelphia Thu. 1/8 - Weird and Wonderful with Tom Baker @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $45) Sat. 1/10 - Winterfest Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-4:30pm; $30) Tue. 1/20 - Tom's "Home Coming" Dinner @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA (7pm; $100) Fri. 1/23 - Strong & Soul-Warming with Lew Bryson @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $50) Sun. 1/25 - Beef & Beer @South Philadelphia Taproom, Philadelphia, PA (3pm-6pm; $40) Philadelphia's close suburbs Wed. 1/21 - Victory Beer Dinner @High Street Caffé, West Chester, PA (6:30pm; $45) Sat. 1/24 - Mugs, Microbrews, & Music! @Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA (7pm-10pm; $24) Sat. 1/31 - High Street Grill Winter Brew Fest @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (one hour tastings beginning at 1pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm; $20 per session) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Fri. 1/16 - Victory Beer Dinner @The Olde Greenfield Inn, Lancaster, PA (6:30pm) Sun. 1/18 - Victory Beer Dinner @Yardley Inn, Yardley, PA (6:30pm; $65) Mon. 1/19 - Beer Dinner @Stoudt's, Adamstown, PA (6:30pm (tour at 6pm; $35) Wed. 1/28 - Tröegs Beer Dinner (5 courses, 6 beers) @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA (6:30pm; $55) Elsewhere Fri. 1/16-Sat. 1/17 - Great Alaska Beer & Barleywine Festival @Egan Civic & Convention Center, Anchorage, AK (5pm-10pm, 6pm-10pm (Sat:2pm-5pm Connoisseur); $30/$40) Sat. 1/17 - Shmaltz Beer Paired Lunch @Steinbeck's, Decatur, GA (12:30pm & 3:00pm seatings) Sun. 1/18 - Stone Brew & Cheese Pairing @Stone World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido, CA (2:30pm-5:00pm; $30) Sat. 1/24 - Blue Point Cask Ale Festival @Blue Point Brewery, Patchogue, NY (1pm-5pm; $35) Mon. 1/26 - 2nd Annual Dogfish Head Beer Dinner @Birreria Paradiso, Washington, D.C. (6:30pm & 9:30pm seatings; $TBD)


mcglinch said...

here's one for 1/24 in West Chester: Mugs, Microbrews, & Music at ChesCo Historical Society

Victory beer, locally crafted ceramic mugs for sale, plus tuness from Hoots & Hellmouth and Missing Palmer West. $24

Bryan Kolesar said...

Thanks, looks like another good one. Plus, Hoots and Hellmouth will make for a great night.

Shawn said...

The Belgium Comes to West Chester event is awesome! I've been to the last two...and they have both been great! Get there early and get a table...that's my gets packed!