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Friday, August 28, 2009

Beer Calendar: What To Do in September 2009

September means Back to School, a few big holidays, one last blast of summer heat, and more beer events than you can shake a slide rule at. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know. $20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here Philadelphia Tue. 9/1 - Dark Horse Brewing Company Comes to Philadelphia @The Khyber, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG) Tue. 9/1 - Yards Brewery @The P.O.P.E., Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 9/2 - Dark Horse Brewery Night @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/3 - Meet the Brewer, Keep the Pint Glass (McKenzie Brew House) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/3 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (September's selection: Double Witbier) @Triumph, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 9/4-Sun. 9/6 - Mystery Beer Weekend @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, PA (all day/all night; PAYG) Sat. 9/5-Mon. 9/7 - Cannstatter's 137th Volksfest Oktoberfest @Academy & Frankford, Philadelphia, PA (see website for details) Wed. 9/9 - An Homage to Fromage (cheese) paired with Foamage (beer) @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/10 - Arcadia Brewery Night @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/10 - Southern Fried Hippie Hoedown (with Terrapin and Hippie Food) @The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/10 - 2nd Anniversary Party with Yards @The Belgian Cafe, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/10 - Ballast Point Happy Hour @The Khyber, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/10 - Tröegs ushers in a new football season @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 9/11 - Wake and Bake Lunch with Terrapin Brewery @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA (11:30am; PAYG) Fri. 9/11 - Terrapin Release Party @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (8:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 9/12 - Pils Picnic @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA (all day/all night; PAYG) Sat. 9/12 - Rich Wagner Presents: "Ortlieb's, Brewers by Birth Since 1869" @Philadelphia Brewing, Philadelphia, PA (2:00pm; free) Mon. 9/14 - A Firkin Two Hearted Ale @The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 9/18 - The Sly Gang @Blue Ox Bistro, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/24 - Philly Brewing Pin Night (Joe Porter) @Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; PAYG) Philadelphia's close suburbs Fri. 9/4 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (11:30am 'til it kicks; PAYG) Wed. 9/9 - Firkin Night (SF's British Pale Ale and GLI's Griffin's Mild) @General Lafayette, Lafayette Hill, PA (7:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 9/9 - Victory Beer Dinner @Nectar, Berwyn, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/10 - Lancaster Brewing Night @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 9/11 - Friday Night Tasting (Great Lakes) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) Fri. 9/11 - Hops Project 2009 Varietal Release: Argentine Cascade (a firkin, then CO2) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (11:30am 'til it kicks; PAYG) Sat. 9/12 - Sly Fox versus Tröegs Dueling Firkins @Canal Street Pub, Reading, PA (2:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 9/12 - HopFest @Drafting Room, Spring House, PA (12:00pm 'til they kick; PAYG) Thu. 9/17 - Follow the Liter @Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 9/18 - Friday Night Tasting (Southern Tier) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) Sun. 9/20 - Oktoberfest (as part of Radnor Fall Festival @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (1:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/24 - Weyerbacher Brewing Promotional Night @Drafting Room, Exton, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 9/18 - Friday Night Tasting (Southern Tier) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) Fri. 9/25 - Friday Night Tasting (Terrapin) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) Fri. 9/25 - Firkins of Duck-Rabbit and Iron Hill @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (PAYG) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Wed. 9/2 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (September's selection: Barrel Aged IPX) @Triumph, Princeton, NJ (6pm; PAYG) Fri. 9/4 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (September's selection: Altbier) @Triumph, New Hope, PA (6pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/10 - Weyerbacher Riserva 2009 Debut @Tap and Table, Emmaus, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/10 - Sly Fox Sampling @Market Cross Pub, Carlisle, PA (PAYG) Wed. 9/16 - End of Summer Barbecue with Victory Brewing @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm) Wed. 9/16 - Specialty Keg Wednesdays (Moylan's Hopsickle) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (4:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/17-Thu. 10/1 - Homebrew Competition @Market Cross Pub, Carlisle, PA (see website for details) Wed. 9/23 - Turn to Stone @Craft Ale House, Royersford, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/24 - Tomme Arthur Tapping...and More?! @Tap and Table, Emmaus, PA (3:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 9/24 - Thursday Night Tastings (Stoudt's) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (7:30pm-9:30pm; free) Fri. 9/25 - Cask Ale Night (September selections: Lancaster Brewing Hop Hog, Amish Four Grain, Shoe Fly Porter) @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 9/26 - Oktoberfest @Ortino's Northside, Zieglerville, PA (Details TBD) Elsewhere Wed. 9/2 - Brewery Night with Kuhnhenn @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York (4:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 9/9 - Brewery Night with Blue Point @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York (4:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 9/12 - Ommefest: Celebrating the Harvest @Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY (12:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG) Tue. 9/15 - Brewery Night with Dogfish Head @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York (4:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 9/16 - Brewery Night with Elysian @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York (4:00pm; PAYG) Events Over $20 Philadelphia Wed. 9/2 - Jamaican Food & We Tastin’ Craft Beer (Mon) @Philly Kitchen Share, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm; $45) Thu. 9/3 - Bring on the Belgians @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $45) Tue. 9/8 - Captain Lawrence Beer Dinner @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm) Fri. 9/18 - The Heart of Dark Chocolate @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $55) Sat. 9/19 - Philly Oktoberfest 2009 @23rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-4:00pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm; $40/$50/$75) Sun. 9/20 - Farmhouse Ale Dinner (all you can eat/drink) @South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; $75) Wed. 9/23 - Victory Beer Dinner @Rembrandt's, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm) Philadelphia's close suburbs Sun. 9/13 - Jenkintown Jazz & Brewfest @West Avenue Grille & the Town Square, Jenkintown, PA (see website for time and price details) Sat. 9/19 - Oktoberfest @Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, PA (5:30pm-9:00pm; $40/$45) Wed. 9/23 - Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner @The Buck Hotel, Feasterville, PA (7:00pm; $45) Sun. 9/27 - Bike Fresh, Bike Local (choose from 25, 50, 75 mile route beginning/ending @Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA ($35/$40; see website for more details) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Wed. 9/2 - Meet The Brewer Series Presents…Flying Dog Crab Boil @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA ($42) Tue. 9/15 - Beer Dinner @Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, PA (details TBA) Wed. 9/16 - Beer Dinner with 12% Imports @Tap and Table, Emmaus, PA (7:00pm; $55) Sat. 9/19 - Capital City Invitational Beer Festival @Appalachian Brewing, Harrisburg, PA (12:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm, 8:00pm-11:00pm; $30/$35) Sun. 9/20-Fri. 10/9 - Oktoberfest @Appalachian Brewing, Harrisburg, PA (see website for details) Tue. 9/22 - Mamma Mia Italian-Style Beer Dinner @Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, PA (6:30pm; $40) Sat. 9/26 - Lunch with Lew Bryson @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (12:00pm-1:30pm; $30) Sat. 9/26-Sun. 9/27 - Oktoberfest @Stoudt's Brewery, Adamstown, PA (see website for details) Elsewhere Wed. 9/2 - Six-course Beer Dinner (with Moonlight Brewing) @Monk's Kettle, San Francisco, CA (5:30pm; $85) Sat. 9/5 - Ithaca Brewfest @Stewart Park, Ithaca, NY (3:00pm-7:00pm; $30/$40/$50/$75/$95) Sat. 9/12 - Steel City Big Pour @Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA (12:00pm-3:00pm, 5:00pm-8:00pm; $45) Thu. 9/17 - Beer & Cheese Regional Pairing (Pacific NW) @Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Escondido, CA (7:00pm-9:00pm; $30) Thu. 9/24-Sat. 9/26 - Great American Beer Festival @Colorado Convention Center, Denver, PA (see website for details)

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