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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Beer Calendar: What To Do in October 2010

October, I like it for many reasons. In addition to my birthday, when good things and fun times tend to cluster around, the beer calendar is as full as it ever is during the year. Go ahead, tell me what's missing from this month's calendar. That said, 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 Thu. 9/2-Sat. 10/2 - Month-long Oktoberfest @McGillin's, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Fri. 10/1 - Friday Night Tasting (Bell's) @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free) Fri. 10/1 - Brooklyn Night @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/1 - Lunch with Victory @Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia, PA (12:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/2 - Midtown Village Fall Festival @12th to Juniper-Chestnut to Locust, Philadelphia, PA (12:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/2 - Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Beer Event @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA (12:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG) Sun. 10/3 - Docktoberfest @Dock Street Brewing, Philadelphia, PA (2:00pm; PAYG) Tue. 10/5 - Brewsday Tuesday (Founders) @Dos Segundo, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Wed. 10/6 - Spaten Oktoberfest Sampling @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free) Tue. 10/6 - Wednesdays are for Firkins (TBA) @Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 10/7 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (October's selection: TBD) @Triumph, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 10/7 - Smuttynose Special Firkin @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Thu. 10/7 - Dogfish Night @Kite and Key, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Fri. 10/8 - Friday Night Tasting (Flying Dog) @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free) Fri. 10/8 - Victory takes over the taps @Varga Bar, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/9 - 2nd Year Anniversary @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/9 - Thirstoberfest 2010 @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, PA (12:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG) Tue. 10/12 - Brewsday Tuesday (Weyerbacher) @Dos Segundo, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Tue. 10/12 - Tuesdays with Randall (Dogfish Burton Baton) @Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Tue. 10/13 - Octoberfest Samplings @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Tue. 10/13 - Wednesdays are for Firkins (PBC Harvest from the Hood) @Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 10/14 - Brewery Promo (Left Hand Brewing) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Thu. 10/14 - Meet Dominique Friart of St. Feuillien @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (5:30pm; PAYG) Thu. 10/14 - Home Brew Legalization Day @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 10/14 - Beer Tasting (Victory) @The Foodery, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free) Thu. 10/14 - Pennsylvania Breweries Meet the Author Night (Lew Bryson) @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/15 - Friday Night Tasting (Lancaster Brewing) @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free) Fri. 10/15 - Friday the Fifkinteenth @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-12:00am; PAYG) Tue. 10/19 - Brewsday Tuesday (Sly Fox) @Dos Segundo, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Tue. 10/19 - Spaten Keep the Growler Night @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/22 - Friday Night Tasting (Organic Beers) @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free) Tue. 10/26 - Brewsday Tuesday (Sixpoint) @Dos Segundo, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Thu. 10/28 - Brewery Promo (Victory Brewing) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/29 - It's the Greater Halloween @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/29 - Friday Night Tasting (GABF Medal Winners) @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free) Philadelphia's close suburbs Fri. 9/17-Sun. 10/3 - Oktoberfest Celebration @all 8 Iron Hill locations (PAYG) Thu. 9/30-Sun. 10/3 - McKenzie-fest @McKenzie Brew House, Malvern, PA (a $39 dinner on 9/30, see below, but otherwise PAYG all weekend long) Fri. 10/1 - First Friday Beer Tasting (Flying Fish) @Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free) Fri. 10/1 - Firkin Friday (Pumpkin Ale) @Iron Hill, North Wales, PA (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/1 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville & Royersford, PA (all day; PAYG) Fri. 10/1 - Friday Night Tasting (Ithaca) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free) Fri. 10/1 - Firkin Friday (Perfect 10) @Iron Hill, Media, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/2 - Perk Valley Pet Eatery's Barktoberfest @Perk Valley Pet Eatery, Trappe, PA (10:00am-5:00pm; Free) Sat. 10/2 - Saturday Tasting (Svyturys from Lithuania and Grieskirchen from Austria) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (1:00pm-3:00pm; Free) Sat. 10/2 - Chuck Norris’ Beard Release Party @Iron Hill, West Chester, PA (2:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG) Sun. 10/3 - Downingtown Fall Fest (presented by Victory Brewing) @downtown Downingtown, PA (12:00pm-4:00pm; Free) Thu. 10/7 - Firkin Thursday (Sixpoint) @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 10/7 - Oktoberfest Craft Brew Night @Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/8 - Firkin Friday (Pumpkin Brown Ale) @Iron Hill, North Wales, PA (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/8 - Brewery Promo (Great Lakes) @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA (8:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG) Sun. 10/10 - Firkin Friday (re-release of Perfect 10) @Iron Hill, Media, PA (2:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG) Mon. 10/11 - The Great Artisanal Autumnal Homebrew Competition @Artisan Homebrew, Downingtown, PA (free to enter, see website for all the details) Fri. 10/15 - Friday Night Tasting (Sierra Nevada) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free) Fri. 10/15 - Firkin Friday (Pumpkin Ale with Chocolate Nibs) @Iron Hill, North Wales, PA (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/16 - A Night of Ithaca @TJs, Paoli, PA (4:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 10/21 - Yappy Hour @Sly Fox, Royersford, PA (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG) Thu. 10/21 - Blues Brews 'n' BBQ @Ron's Original, Exton, PA (PAYG) Thu. 10/21 - Craft Beer Happy Hour with Joe Sixpack @PJ's Pour House, Westmont, NJ (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/22 - Firkin Friday (Pure Evil Pumpkin Imperial Porter) @Iron Hill, North Wales, PA (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/23 - Beer Barons to Homebrewer @West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA (3:00pm-5:00pm; $5 to enter, $10 to attend, see website for all the details) Fri. 10/29 - Firkin Friday (Cask Challenge-Media’s Super Secret Surprise Beer Fun Time versus North Wales’ Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Ale) @Iron Hill, North Wales, PA (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/30 - Lew Bryson & Andy Crouch Book Signing @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Fri. 10/1 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (October's selection: TBD) @Triumph, New Hope, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/1 - Friday Night with Victory @Blue Dog, Lansdale, PA (6:30pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/2 - Oktoberfest @Triumph, New Hope, PA (1:00pm-1:00am; PAYG) Sat. 10/2 - Oktoberfest Beer and Food Event @Wegmans, All Pennsylvania locations (11:00am-3:00pm; Free) Sun. 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 - Oktoberfest continues... @Stoudt's, Adamstown, PA (1:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 10/6 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (October's selection: TBD) @Triumph, Princeton, NJ (6:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 10/7 - Charity Cask Night (October's selection: TBD) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/15 - Friday Night with Yards @Blue Dog, Lansdale, PA (6:30pm; PAYG) Wed. 10/20 - Get Randallized with Victory Village @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/29-Sun. 10/31 - Real Ale Festival @Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, PA (PAYG) Events Over $20 Philadelphia Sat. 10/2 - Brews for Boobies @various locations, Philadelphia, PA ($25, see website for all the details) Sun. 10/3 - Sippin' by the River @Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-5:00pm; $30/$35/$40) Thu. 10/7 - Yards Beer Dinner @Rembrandt's, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; $50) Wed. 10/13 - St. Feuillien Beer Dinner @Parc, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-10:00pm; $75) Wed. 10/20 - Beer for Winos @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $60) Sat. 10/30 - Philadelphia Beer Experience, Special Halloween Edition @Center City, Philadelphia, PA (11:30am-4:00pm; $35) Philadelphia's close suburbs Sat. 10/2 - Oktoberfest @Issac Newton's, Newtown, PA (12:00pm-3:00pm; $25) Sat. 10/2 - Ride the Rails @West Chester to Glen Mills, PA (5:45pm; $30/$35) Tue. 10/5 - Meet the Brewers of PA @Victory Brewing, Downingtown, PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; $35) Thu. 10/7 - Brewmaster's Five Course Fall Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Newark, DE (6:30pm; $60) Fri. 10/8 - Sly Fox Beer Dinner @georges', Wayne, PA (7:00pm; $65) Tue. 10/19 - Harvest Beer Dinner @Victory Brewing, Downingtown, PA (6:00pm; $50) Wed. 10/20 - Fall Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; $50) Thu. 10/28 - Fall Beer Dinner with Sierra Nevada @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (6:45pm; $59) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Mon. 9/20-Sat. 10/2 - Oktoberfest @Appalachian Brewing, Harrisburg, PA (PAYG) Sat. 10/2 - Kennett Brewfest @downtown Kennett Square, PA (2:00pm-6:00pm; tickets currently sold out) Wed. 10/6 - Meet the Brewer Series (Ramstein) @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA ($40) Sat. 10/9 - Harvest Fest @downtown Bethlehem, PA (1:00pm-4:00pm; $20/$25)

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