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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Beer Calendar: What To Do in February 2009

February delivers the love with a San Francisco Beer Week of ten days sandwiched within the Bay Area's annual Strong Beer Month. Let's see how they measure up to Philadelphia's Gold Standard. Back here at home, there's plenty to do. Below is a good sampling. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know. Enjoy! $20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here Philadelphia Mon. 2/2 - 2009 Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast and Lucky Cat Beer Prognostication @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (7am-10am; PAYG) Thu. 2/5 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (Schwarzbier)@Triumph, Philadelphia, PA (6pm; PAYG) Wed. 2/11 - La Chouffe Night @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (7pm-9pm; PAYG) Thu. 2/12 - Sierra Nevada Promo Night @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm; PAYG) Fri. 2/13 - Friday the Firkinteenth 18 @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (all day; PAYG) Sat. 2/21 - Bourbon, Beer, and Cheese @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA (4pm-6pm; PAYG) Sun. 2/22 - Oskar Blues Oscar Night Pajama Party @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA (7pm; PAYG) Wed. 2/25 - Stone Night @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (7pm-9pm; PAYG) Fri. 2/27-Sat. 2/28 - Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day @McGillin's, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Philadelphia's close suburbs Tue. 2/3 - Long Beard Contest + Six Point & Mussels promotion @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (7pm-10pm; PAYG) Thu. 2/5 - Nugget Nectar Firkin @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (6pm; PAYG) Thu. 2/5 - Rogue Dead Guy Firkin and other Rogue specialties @The Drafting Room, Spring House, PA (5:30pm; PAYG) Fri. 2/6 - Friday Night Tasting (Sierra Nevada Torpedo) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5pm-7pm; free) Fri. 2/6 - Be Mine on the Main Line (co-sponsored by Weyerbacher) @Blush, Bryn Mawr, PA (7pm-11pm; $10 charitable donation) Wed. 2/11 - Sierra Nevada Torpedo @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (6pm; PAYG) Fri. 2/27 - Final Friday Firkin Night (Tröegs Nugget Nectar) @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (PAYG) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Thu. 2/4 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (Cherry Brown Ale)@Triumph, Princeton, NJ (6pm; PAYG) Thu. 2/6 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (Kellerbier)@Triumph, New Hope, PA (6pm; PAYG) Thu. 2/12 - Victory Brew & Pizza @Villa Capri, Doylestown, PA (9pm; $10)Thu. 2/12 - Thursday Night Tasting (Sierra Nevada) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (7pm-9pm; free) Thu. 2/12 - Firkin of Tröegs Nugget Nectar @Canal Street Pub, Reading, PA (PAYG) Wed. 2/18 - Beer 101@Triumph, New Hope, PA (7pm; $20) Sat. 2/21 - New Holland Tasting @Union Jack's, Boyertown, PA (7pm; PAYG) Thu. 2/26 - Thursday Night Tasting (Stone) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (7pm-9pm; free) Fri. 2/27 - Cask Ale Night (Tröegs Nugget Nectar & Lancaster Shoo Fly Porter) @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA (4:30pm-6:30pm; PAYG) Elsewhere Thu. 2/5 - Man's Best Friends: A Beer and Dog Pairing Art Show @Steinbeck's, Decatur, GA (7pm; PAYG) Fri. 2/6-Sun. 2/8 - Cask Head Festival @Brazen Head, New York, NY (Noon-close; no cover, PAYG) Fri. 2/6-Sun. 2/15 - San Francisco Beer Week @various locations around San Francisco Bay Area, CA (see website for detailed listings) Fri. 2/13-Sun. 2/15 - Belgian Beer Fest 2009 @Max's, Baltimore, MD (11am-2am; cash only, PAYG) Fri. 2/13 - Firkin of Tröegs Nugget Nectar @Fat Head's, Pittsburgh, PA (PAYG) Mon. 2/23 - Firkin of Tröegs Nugget Nectar @Pizzeria Paradiso, Washington, D.C. (PAYG) Events Over $20 Philadelphia Thu. 2/12 - Chocolate Dreams @Tria, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-8:30pm; $60) Thu. 2/12-Sun. 2/15 - Love Stout and Oysters @London Grill, Philadelphia, PA (daily beginning at 6pm; $100/couple) Thu. 2/19 - Go Play in the Yards @Tria, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-8:30pm; $45) Philadelphia's close suburbs Sat. 2/7 - Winterfest @General Lafayette, Lafayette Hill, PA (12:00pm-3:30pm; $45) Sun. 2/8 - The Winter Beer Bus Tour 2009 @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (11am-8pm; $100) Tue. 2/10 - Stone Beer Dinner @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (6:45pm; $59) Wed. 2/11 - Stone Beer Dinner @The Drafting Room, Spring House, PA (6:45pm; $59) Sun. 2/22 - Double IPA Day @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (11am; PAYG) Sat. 2/28 - First Annual Brewfest @Maggio's, Southampton, PA (1pm-5pm; $30/$35) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Wed. 2/11 - Vertical Tasting of Fuller's Vintage Ale @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA (6:30pm; $28.50) Tue. 2/17 - Beer & Seafood Dinner @Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, PA (6:30pm; $40) Sat. 2/28 - Brewer's Winter Beer Festival @Stoudt's, Adamstown, PA (7pm-11pm; $30) Elsewhere Tue. 2/3 - Annual Barleywine Dinner @Falling Rock Tap House, Denver, CO (7:30pm; $50/$60) Fri. 2/20 - Night of the Barrels @The Cyclorama @ The Boston Center For The Arts, Boston, MA (6:00pm-9:30pm; $50) Sat. 2/21 - Extreme Beer Fest @The Cyclorama @ The Boston Center For The Arts, Boston, MA (1:00pm-4:30pm, 6:00pm-9:30pm; $40) Sat. 2/21-Sun. 2/22 - "Hell with The Lid Off" Barleywine Festival @Kelly's Bar & Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA (4pm-8pm, 1pm-5pm; $TBD)

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