Thursday, March 18, 2010

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: March 18th-March 24th

Sounds like everyone made it through the "official" Philly Beer Week(end) spring training for June. Now, the calendar goes a little quieter. Though, tell me, what city/region wouldn't break goblets to have a weekly beer calendar like this?!

**Here's comes the BIG DISCLAIMER. Given the recent and extraordinary regulatory environment in Pennsylvania, I can't vouch for what will be available at these various events and what will not. I made no effort to contact any or all of these establishments. Most of these events and their details, I've left in the original state. In some cases, I've taken some license and edited if anything seemed particularly and glaringly "out-of-place." Otherwise, there still may be some events that have their particulars modified in order to still put on an event, even if not as originally scheduled. If you're really all that concerned, you should contact the establishment personally before showing up with expectations that may fall short. END DISCLAIMER**

Check out the entire March 2010 calendar over here.

If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.

A tasting, A sampling amongst friends...some even free
@Campbell's Place, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 3/19 - Sly Fox Beer Tasting (6:30pm; PAYG for a bunch of beer lass and sly fox beer)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 3/19 - Duvel Green Tasting (8:00pm; PAYG for this "legal" Duvel brand)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 3/19 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples from Victory)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 3/21 - Sierra Nevada & Anchor Collaboration Sampling (3:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG for the release of the first beer to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Sierra Nevada)
@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 3/23 - Victory Keep the Growler Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for the brand new Smokin' Oats and other Victory greats such as Scarlet Fire, Pursuit Pale Ale, and Mad King Weiss)

@The Foodery, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 3/18 - Free Tastings (6:00pm; Free tasting samples from Ommegang)

I think you know how more than one cask event on the weekly calendar makes me feel
@Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, PA--- Sat. 3/20 - The Great Allentown Brew Works Cask Beer Festival (3:00pm-6:00pm; $20/$25)

@Yards Brewing, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 3/21 - Philadelphia Real Ale Invitational (12:00pm(1:00pm)-5:30pm; $50/$60 for no less than 25 very interesting cask-conditioned beers)

A few events that defy description...well, they really don't, but let's just say they're BIG
@Iron Hill Brewery, Lancaster, PA--- Fri. 3/19 - Guest Brewery (5:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for beers from the away team, Tröegs, and featuring Nugget Nectar)
@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, PA--- Fri. 3/19 - Brewers' Reserve Barrel-Aged Beers (5:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG)

@TJ's, Paoli, PA--- Sat. 3/20 - Pliny the Younger and Friends (begins at Noon and continues through evening, see website for details; PAYG)

Some fests big, some smaller
@The Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ--- Sat. 3/20-Sun. 3/21 - Atlantic City Beer Festival (Celebration of the Suds) (see website for details)

@Bridgewater's Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 3/19 - 2nd Annual Starkbierfest (details TBD)

And, finally, the always reliable Beer and Food Events
@Ron's Original, Exton, PA--- Thu. 3/18 - Blues Brews 'n' BBQ (PAYG)

@Simon Pearce, West Chester, PA--- Thu. 3/18 - Yards Beer Dinner (6:00pm; $65)

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