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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beer Calendar: What To Do in June 2009

June 2009 begins the one-year countdown to Philly Beer Week 2010. If you haven't heard, the month of March is a thing of the past for PBW...at least in 2010. June 2010 is now on the calendar. How do we kickoff this countdown? Well, the list of events below for the upcoming month is indicative of the sorts of things that you can find during PBW2010, but that we also do year-round around these here parts. See, it's just how our way of life rolls. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know. There's a lot to digest here, literally and figuratively...so I'll continue the weekly updates that I began last month...that is, as long as you wish me to do so. Enjoy! $20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here Philadelphia Thu. 5/28 - Fullers ESB firkin tapping @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 5/28 - "Keep the Pint" Night (Smuttynose) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG) Thu. 5/28 - Steamworks Night @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Mon. 6/1 - Dessert Competition @Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; free/PAYG) Wed. 6/3 - Ballast Point Night @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/4 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (June's selection: Hefeweizen) @Triumph, Philadelphia, PA (6pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/4 - The Artisan Ale Experience with Sierra Nevada @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/5 - Brawlin' at the Irish Pubs @Irish Pub (both locations), Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/5 - Forecast: Cloudy - Manayunk Keller Beer Night @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 6/6 - 6/6-Sixpoint-Sixpoint South Philly Bar Crawl @Devil's Den, 1601, P.O.P.E., Cantina & SPTR, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Sun. 6/7 - Bike Race Sundays @Local 44, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Sun. 6/7 - Brews, Bikes, and Tunes @Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (3:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Sun. 6/7 - Philadelphia Sessions Benefit Concert @Yards Brewing, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-9:00pm) Tue. 6/9 - Keep the Pint Night (Stoudt's) @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 6/10 - Sierra Nevada Promo Night @Local 44, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/11 - "Keep the Pint" Night (Flying Fish) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/11 - Allagash & Lobster Rolls @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/11 - Duvel Green Night @Bridgid's, Philadelphia, PA (8:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG) Sun. 6/14 - Bike Race Sundays @Local 44, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Tue. 6/16 - An Evening with Ommegang @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA (details TBD) Thu. 6/18 - 2nd Annual Heavy Seas Crab Boil @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/19 - I'm a (Golden) Monkey Man! @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/19 - Firkin of Duck-Rabbit Double Hopped Brown @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA (12:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 6/20 - Saison Beer Brunch @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA (11:30am-3:30pm; PAYG) Sat. 6/20 - One Year Anniversary Bash & Hops Fest @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 6/20 - 20 Wheat Beers of Summer Festival @Blue Ox Bistro, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-12:00am; $4 drafts/$4 eats are PAYG) Sun. 6/21 - Bike Race Sundays @Local 44, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 6/24 - Lunch with Left Hand @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA (11:30am; PAYG) Thu. 6/25 - "Keep the Pint" Night (Victory) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/25 - PBC Shackamaximum Imperial Stout Pin @The Khyber, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 6/27 - Wheat Beer Fest @South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, PA (all day, all night; PAYG) Sat. 6/27 - 2nd Annual Neighbors Yard Sale in the Side Lot @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, PA (10:00am-3:00pm; free/PAYG) Sun. 6/28 - Charity Benefit for FOP Survivors Fund and Public Grand Opening @Yards Brewing, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-5:00pm; $25/$15) Philadelphia's close suburbs Fri. 5/29 - Friday Night Tasting (Philadelphia Brewing) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; free) Fri. 5/29 - Friday Night Tasting (Sacramento Brewing) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) Tue. 6/2 - Ommegang/Chouffe sampling @Alison Two, Fort Washington, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/4 - Old Beer, New Beer (Lancaster Brewing) @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/5 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (11:30am 'til it kicks; PAYG) Fri. 6/5 - West Coast Brewery Night @The Drafting Room, Spring House, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/5 - West Coast Brewery Night @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/5 - Friday Night Tasting (Tröegs) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) Thu. 6/11 - Beer Tasting with Sly Fox @Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA (7:30pm-9:30pm; $20/$10) Thu. 6/11 - Blues, BBQ, & BIG Brews featuring Jimmy's BBQ @Ron's Original, Exton, PA (PAYG) Fri. 6/12 - Friday Firkin Tapping (Clipper City Red Sky at Night) @The Drafting Room, Spring House, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/12 - Friday Night Tasting (Long Trail) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; free) Fri. 6/12 - Hops Project 2009 Varietal Release: Willamette (a firkin, then CO2) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (11:30am 'til it kicks; PAYG) Fri. 6/12 - Friday Night Tasting (Sand Brewing/Liljas) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) Sat. 6/13 - Bear Republic/Ballast Point Faceoff @TJs, Paoli, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 6/13 - Main Line Jazz and Food Festival @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (11:00am-10:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 6/13 - Kick off Summer--Beer and Food Pairing @Wegmans, Downingtown, PA and all PA Wegmans locations (11:00am-3:00pm; free) Wed. 6/17 - Pig Roast @Alison, Blue Bell, PA (5:00pm-9:00pm; $35) Thu. 6/18 - Victory Beer Dinner @Firecreek, Downingtown, PA (6:30pm) Fri. 6/19 - Third Friday Firkin (June firkin: TBA) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (11:30am 'til it kicks; PAYG) Fri. 6/19 - Friday Night Tasting (Stoudt's) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; free) Fri. 6/19 - Friday Night Tasting (Widmer) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) Wed. 6/24 - 15th Anniversary Ale from Tröegs @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (6pm; PAYG) Wed. 6/24 - 15th Anniversary Ale from Tröegs @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (6pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/26 - Friday Night Tasting (Harpoon) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; free) Fri. 6/26 - Friday Night Tasting (Sierra Nevada) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Fri. 5/29 - Cask Ale Night (Dogfish Head: 60min. IPA; 75min. IPA; 90min. IPA) @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 6/3 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (June's selection: Chocolate Stout) @Triumph, Princeton, NJ (6pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/4 - Thursday Night Tasting (Victory) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (7pm-9pm; free) Fri. 6/5 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (June's selection: Barrel Aged IPX) @Triumph, New Hope, PA (6pm; PAYG) Sat. 6/6 - Firkin Night (Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale) @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA (7pm-9pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/11 - Black 'n' White Night with Victory @Ortino's Northside, Zieglerville, PA (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/12 - Vintage Old Abominable Barleywine Vertical Tasting (2006-2008) @Stoudt's, Adamstown, PA (5:00pm; $7/flight) Thu. 6/18 - Organic Night with Peak Brewing and Wolavers @Ortino's Northside, Zieglerville, PA (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/25 - A Night with Stoudt's @Ortino's Northside, Zieglerville, PA (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/25 - Thursday Night Tasting (Long Trail) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (7pm-9pm; free) Thu. 6/25 - Green Flash Fest @Union Jack's, Boyertown, PA (4:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 6/26 - Cask Ale Night (Yards: Brawler; Philly Pale Ale; ESA) @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Elsewhere Wed. 5/27 - Wednesday Night Promotion (Southampton) @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY (4pm; PAYG) Thu. 5/28 - Harpoon Beer Night @Barcade (Brooklyn), New York, NY (tbd) Wed. 6/3-Sun. 6/7 - Mondial de la Biere @Windsor Station, Montreal, QC (PAYG; see website for details) Thu. 6/3 - Wednesday Night Promotion (Chimay) @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY (4pm; PAYG) Wed. 6/10 - Wednesday Night Promotion (Lagunitas) @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY (4pm; PAYG) Wed. 6/17 - Wednesday Night Promotion (Otter Creek) @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY (4pm; PAYG) Thu. 6/18 - Vintage Beer Night @Barcade (Brooklyn), New York, NY (details TBA) Events Over $20 Philadelphia Sat. 5/30 - Annual Slow Food Philadelphia Pig Roast @Philadelphia Brewing Company, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-4:00pm; $38) Tue. 6/9 - 12% Imports Beer Dinner @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; $55) Wed. 6/10 - Beer 101: For the Love of Lager @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $40) Sat. 6/13 - Walking Tour with Joe Sixpack @First Person Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2:00pm-5:30pm; $65) Wed. 6/24 - The Heart of Dark Chocolate @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $55) Fri. 6/26 - Local Luxury @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $45) Philadelphia's close suburbs Thu. 5/28 - Victory Beer Dinner @The Pour House, Westmont, NJ (7:00pm; $40) Thu. 5/28 - Spring Beer Dinner @Victory Brewing, Downingtown, PA (6:30pm; $60) Sat. 5/30 - "Brewer in Residence" Beer Dinner @General Lafayette Inn & Brewery, Lafayette Hill, PA (details TBD) Sun. 6/7 - JazzFest @Victory Brewing, Downingtown, PA (12:00pm-4:00pm; $50) Sat. 6/20 - 13th Annual Garden State Craftbrewers Fest @Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ (1:00pm-5:00pm; $40) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Sat. 5/30 - 12th Anniversary Fest @Appalachian Brewing, Harrisburg, PA (4:00pm) Sat. 5/30 - Spring Craft Beer Festival @Historic Prison Yard & Museum, Mt. Holly, NJ (1:00pm-5:00pm; $35/$40, includes entry to museum) Sat. 6/6-Sun. 6/7 - Breakfast with Hefe @Appalachian Brewing, Harrisburg, PA (9:00am-2:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 6/20 - Harrisburg Brewers Fest @downtown Harrisburg, PA (12:00pm-3:30pm, 5:00pm-8:30pm; $35/$95 VIP) Fri. 6/26 - York Annual Micro Brew Fest @Agricultural Industrial Museum, York, PA (7:00pm-10:00pm; $30/$35/$15) Elsewhere Fri. 5/29 - The Lupulin Reunulin @R.F.D., Washington, DC (7:00pm-11:00pm; $40) Sat. 5/30 - SAVOR @National Building Museum, Washington, DC (currently sold out, see website for details) Sat. 5/30 - Pints for Pets @Blair County Ballpark, Altoona, PA (12:00pm-3:00pm, 4:30pm-7:30pm; $30) Fri. 6/5-Sun. 6/6 - Magic City Brewfest @Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, AL (see website for details) Sat. 6/6 - 15th Anniversary Party @Great Divide Brewery, Denver, CO (2:00pm-7:00pm; $20) Sat. 6/6 - Harpoon 5-miler @Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA (10:00am; $35) Fri. 6/12-Sat. 6/13 - 12th Annual Real Ale Festival @Pizza Port, Carlsbad, CA (see website for details) Thu. 6/18-Sat. 6/20 - National Homebrewers Conference @Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA (see website for details) Fri. 6/19-Sun. 6/21 - American Craft Beer Fest @Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA (see website for details) Sat. 6/20 - Founders Fest @Founders Brewing, Grand Rapids, MI (3:00pm-11:00PM; details TBA) Sat. 6/27-Sun. 6/28 - 20th Annual Colorado Brewers' Festival @downtown Fort Collins, CO (11:00am-6:00pm; see website for details) Sun. 6/28 - St. Paul Summer Beer Fest @Midway Stadium Parking Lot, St. Paul, MN (12:00pm-5:00PM; $25)

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