Thursday, December 10, 2009

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 10th-December 16th

Beer Events around the region are starting to look like shopping malls...a mad rush to provide you with all of the holiday cheer that they possibly can. Enjoy! Check out the entire December 2009 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know. Some tastings, some free, some PAYG @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA--- Fri. 12/11 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; free tasting samples of Yards beer) @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 12/10 - Heavy Seas Yule Tide Cask and Winter Storm (PAYG to see John Moorhead of Clipper City/Heavy Seas will be here to crack a cask of Yule Tide and welcome the impending Winter Season with Winter Storm) @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 12/12 - St. Martin Abbey Brewery Meet & Greet (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG as Christine Celis will be here introducing the Blonde, Brune, and, Triple to the guests....and, if we can get it in time, the Noel!) @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 12/11 - 12% (Imports) Fridays of December (7:00pm; PAYG for a keg tapping of Hik Blonde) @Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 12/16 - Dogfish Head Shiteload of Sixtels (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for a tapping of six rare Dogfish Head sixtels (Palo Santo Marron, Black and Blue, Midas Touch, Pangaea, Burton Baton, Life & Limb). And it will be Authors A'plenty with three authors (Sam Calagione, Marnie Old, and Patrick McGovern) selling and signing books. And there will be traipsing, which seems to be quite different from prancing (Sorry to disappoint those who were hoping for some prancing).) @Iron Abbey Gastro Pub, Horsham, PA--- Wed. 12/16 - 12 Beers of Christmas (details TBD) @Iron Hill Brewery, Newark, DE--- Sat. 12/12 - Brewers' Reserve Cask Conditioned Ales (12:00pm; PAYG for Real Ales from Iron Hill as well as Victory, Stoudt's, Stewarts, Yards, Sly Fox, Tröegs, Flying Fish, and Nodding Head) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Wed. 12/16 - Specialty Keg Wednesday (4:00pm; PAYG for the much-sought after Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head collaborations, Life & Limb and Limb & Life) @José Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 12/11 - Get Lit At Lunchtime Series (11:30am; PAYG to Meet the brewer of Lancaster Brewing, Christian Heim, and his Firkin of the Hop Hog I.P.A., the Milk Stout, The Winter Warmer, and Shoe Fly Porter) @Kite and Key, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 12/11 - Christmas Spectacular (6:00pm; PAYG for the tapping of 10 Holiday Brews) @Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 12/15 - River Horse Tuesday Nights (8:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG to meet & greet the brewers & beer reps & to taste the beers.) @Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 12/10 - Tröegs Mad Dreams Party (3:00pm-close; PAYG get a Tapping of the Tröegs Mad Elf and Dreamweaver. Combine the two for a Tröegs "Mad Dream". Food specials and giveaways too.) @The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 12/16 - High Gravity (PAYG for a bunch of hand-selected high gravity craft brews) @Tap and Table, Emmaus, PA--- Beginning Thu. 12/10 - 12 Days of Xmas (4:00pm; PAYG for pourings of 3 holiday beers on draft, 3 holiday beers on firkin, and serving special holiday dishes....for 12 days straight) It's the holiday season for eating and drinking well @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 12/15 - Annual Holiday Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $75 for this annually decadent feast) @Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA--- Tue. 12/15 - Holiday Beer Dinner (6:00pm-8:00pm; $50 to Join us for a unique beer dinner that will be held in our new fermentation cellar (yes it will be heated for this dinner). Sit among the four 400 bbls tanks while you enjoy a five course dinner each course perfectly paired with a Victory beer.) These kind of gatherings should be outlawed @Capone's, Norristown, PA--- Thu. 12/10 - Sweet & Sour (11:30am-'til they kick; PAYG for six "sweet" beers and twelve "sour" beers. In addition there will be up to ten TBD other beers to be added consisting mostly of IPAs, stouts, porters, etc.) @Rattle 'n' Hum, New York, NY--- Tue. 12/15 - Winter Beer Extravaganza (PAYG for a list too long to include here...just click the link, why dontchya?) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 12/11 - Hop Project Day (11:00am; PAYG for this annual extravaganza of 11 single hop pale ale varietals and the 2009 Odyssey which will be on tap as well, along with both Odyssey and our flagship Rt. 113 IPA on the handpumps) @Union Jack's, Boyertown, PA--- Sat. 12/12 - Back in Black Stout Fest (1:00pm-'til they kick; PAYG) Just the right time of year for a holiday beer tasting festivus @Penn Museum, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 12/11 - Xfest '09 (6:00pm-9:00pm; $45/$55/$15 for A Civilized Sampling of the World's Best Winter Warmers & Christmas Beers) And one special release @Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 12/15 - Dock Street Barrel-aged Barley Wine Release (PAYG for 750ml bottles of 10.5%, 76 IBU beer aged 10 months in Chaddsford Pinot Noir oak barrels)


Pete LaVerghetta said...

Maybe you should go back to comment moderation, Bryan.

Bryan Kolesar said...

But if I turn on comment moderation, then don't "they win"?