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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Beer Calendar: What To Do in April 2009

So, if March goes out like a lamb...(ha! really? with Calagione doing a simul-cask?)...then how does April come in? It can shower all it wants. Baseball is back and more great beer events continue to roll in. Philly is done with its imperial-sized Beer Week for 2009 and Washington, D.C. is gearing up for the return of Savor later in May. Nationwide, the movie Beer Wars debuts on April 16th with an airing of the movie at local theaters and a discussion led by Ben Stein. Across PA, NJ, and DE, you'll be able to find participating theaters in Bensalem, King Of Prussia, Philadelphia, Plymouth Meeting, Voorhees, Warrington, and Wilmington. Check out the official site for all the details and to pre-order tickets. Let's see what April has to offer. 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 Thu. 3/26 - 75 Minute IPA Simul-Cask @Devil's Den, Grey Lodge, Memphis Taproom, Monk's, and Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA (7:50pm; PAYG) Sun. 3/29 - Russian River Draft Promo @Capone's, Norristown, PA (10:00am; PAYG) Wed. 4/1 - 1 Year Late Grand Opening Party @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 4/1 - Firkin Wednesday (Flying Fish Farmhouse) @Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 4/2 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (Belgian Golden Ale) @Triumph, Philadelphia, PA (6pm; PAYG) Sun. 4/5 - Dogfish Head Red and White on tap for Phillies Season Opener @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (11am; PAYG) Fri. 4/10 - Stoudt's-Don't Be Afraid of the Dark @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (6pm-9pm; PAYG) Sat. 4/11 - Split Thy Skull @Sugar Mom's, Philadelphia, PA (TBD, PAYG) Mon. 4/20 - 4/20 Everybody Must Drink Stone @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (5pm-8pm; PAYG) Wed. 4/22 - 1st Anniversary Party @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, PA (5pm; PAYG) Tue. 4/28 - Meet The Brewer (Nøgne Ø) @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (5:30pm-7:30pm; PAYG) Philadelphia's close suburbs Tue. 3/31 - Meet the Brewer of Dock Street, Ben Potts @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 4/4 - Cleaning Out The Walk-in @TJs, Paoli, PA (4:00pm; PAYG) Sun. 4/5 - Russian River Brunch @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (11:00am; a la carte, PAYG) Sun. 4/19 - Bock Fest @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (11:00am; PAYG) Fri. 4/24 - Friday Night Tasting (New Holland) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) Sat. 4/25 - Hop Fest 5 @The Drafting Room, Spring House, PA (12:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 4/25 - Hallertau Hop Queen Visits Victory @Victory Brewing, Downingtown, PA (1:00pm-3:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 4/30 - Pint Night with Founders Brewing @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Wed. 4/1 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (Sour Raspberry Witbier) @Triumph, Princeton, NJ (6pm; PAYG) Fri. 4/3 - Blue Point Promo (Hoptical Illusion cask plus Rastafar Rye) @Union Jack's, Boyertown, PA (4pm; PAYG) Fri. 4/3 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (Aged Imperial Stout) @Triumph, New Hope, PA (6pm; PAYG) Mon. 4/6 - Home Brew Supper Club @High Street Grill, Mt. Holly, NJ (6:30pm; BYOHB, that's Home Brew plus $20) Thu. 4/9 - Thursday Night Tasting (Philadelphia Brewing) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (7pm-9pm; free) Fri. 4/10 - Triumph's 500th Brew Tapping (Über Pilsner) @Triumph, New Hope, PA (6pm; PAYG) Sat. 4/11 - Easter Hop Fest @Union Jack's, Boyertown, PA (1pm; PAYG) Wed. 4/15 - BEER 101 @Triumph, New Hope, PA (7pm; $20) Fri. 4/24 - Cask Ale Night (Victory: HopDevil, Hop Wallop, Storm King) @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 4/24 - Hopback Firkin @Union Jack's, Boyertown, PA (4:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 4/30 - Thursday Night Tasting (Weyerbacher) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (7pm-9pm; free) Elsewhere Thu. 3/26 - 75 Minute IPA Simul-Cask + A Full Lineup of Dogfish Head PLUS Sam Calagione himself @Barcade (Brooklyn), New York, NY (6:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 4/1 - The Magic Hat April Fools Bash @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY (4pm; PAYG) Wed. 4/8 - The Smuttynose Event @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY (4pm; PAYG) Thu. 4/9-Sun. 4/12 - 1st Cask Festival @The Gate, New York, NY (all day; PAYG) Wed. 4/15 - The He'Brew Slam @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY (call for details) Wed. 4/29 - The Best from Duvel/Ommegang @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY (4pm; PAYG) Events Over $20 Philadelphia Tue. 4/21 - Beer Dinner with Jean of Cantillon and Yvan & Bernard of Brasserie De la Senne @Monk's Cafe, Philadelphia, PA (7pm; TBD) Sat. 4/25 - Brew Fest Extravaganza @Manayunk Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (currently sold out, see website for details) Philadelphia's close suburbs Sun. 3/29 - 4th Annual Homebrewers Contest @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (12pm-3pm; $25) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Sun. 3/29 - 4th Annual Homebrewers Contest @High Street Grill, Mt. Holly, NJ (12:00pm-3:00pm; $25) Thu. 4/16 - For the Love of Chimay Tasting @The Farmhouse, Emmaus, PA (6:30pm; $40) Sat. 4/18 - Flying Dog Beer Lunch @High Street Grill, Mt. Holly, NJ (12:00pm; $45) Sat. 4/18 - The Big Beer Dinner Series #1 @Appalachian Brewing, Harrisburg, PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; $50) Tue. 4/21 - Fine Feathered Friends Beer Dinner @Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, PA (6:30pm; $40) Sat. 4/25 - Brewphoria 5 @Canal Street Pub & Restaurant, Reading, PA (6:00pm-10:00pm; $35) Elsewhere Sat. 3/28 - 3rd Annual Spring Craft Beer Festival @Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY (12:30pm-4:00pm, 5:30pm-9:00pm; $45 general, $10 D.D.) Sun. 4/19 - Wide World of Cheese, A DFH Beer Dinner @Dogfish Head Brewery + Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE (6:30pm; $57) Sun. 4/26 - The Biergarten Celebration @Hershey Gardens, Hershey, PA (1:00pm-4:00pm; $35)

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