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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: September 30th-October 6th

It's staggering to look at this calendar in an attempt to understand how good we have it around these parts. Do we have proportionately more access to more beer or are we just louder and more clever marketers looking for any reason for a good time? Either way, enjoy the next 7 days. Check out the entire October 2010 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know. Tastings and Samplings @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/1 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Bell's beer from Michigan, not Bell's Beverage) @Blue Dog, Lansdale, PA--- Fri. 10/1 - Friday Night with Victory (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG for beers from Victory like: Village Coffee Brown Ale, Pursuit Pale Ale Simcoe, Moonglow Weizenbock, & Hop Wallop Double IPA) @Dos Segundo, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 10/5 - Brewsday Tuesday (PAYG for Founders Breakfast Stout and Centennial IPA) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 10/1 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Ithaca) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Sat. 10/2 - Saturday Tasting (1:00pm-3:00pm; Free tasting samples of Svyturys from Lithuania and Grieskirchen from Austria) @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/1 - Brooklyn Night (6:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for big Brooklyn boppers like: Oktoberfest, Detonation Ale, Cookie Jar Porter, and Chocolate Stout) @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 10/6 - Spaten Oktoberfest Sampling (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free tasting samples of Spaten Octoberfest, Spaten Premium Lager, Franziskaner Dunkel, Franziskaner Weisse, and Spaten Munich Dunkel) @Iron Hill, West Chester, PA--- Sat. 10/2 - Chuck Norris’ Beard Release Party (2:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG for a paper red beard and a taste of this Belgian IPA roundhouse kick to your tongue) @Perk Valley Pet Eatery, Trappe, PA--- Sat. 10/2 - Perk Valley Pet Eatery's Barktoberfest (10:00am-5:00pm; Free tasting samples from Sly Fox) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville & Royersford, PA--- Fri. 10/1 - Incubus Friday (all day; PAYG for this tripel delight) @Triumph, New Hope, PA--- Fri. 10/1 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (6:00pm; PAYG for an October selection still TBD) @Triumph, Princeton, NJ--- Wed. 10/6 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (6:00pm; PAYG for an October selection still TBD) @Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA--- Fri. 10/1 - First Friday Beer Tasting (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free tasting samples of Flying Fish) A handful of cask-conditioned samplings @Iron Hill, Media, PA--- Fri. 10/1 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm; PAYG for Perfect 10 from the cask) @Iron Hill, North Wales, PA--- Fri. 10/1 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for Pumpkin Ale from the cask) @Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 10/6 - Wednesdays are for Firkins (6:00pm; PAYG for a selection still TBD) Oktoberfests continue... @Appalachian Brewing, Harrisburg, PA--- Mon. 9/20-Sat. 10/2 - Oktoberfest (PAYG for food, German beer styles like our special Kipona Fest Märzen Lager, Hinterland Hefeweizen, Dom Blonde Kölsch and Dortmunder-styled Mountain Lager, and on the weekends, we liven up the stage with Polka music.) @Dock Street Brewing, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 10/3 - Docktoberfest (2:00pm; PAYG for live and local music, fresh artisanal beer, tunes, brats, and pizza) @all 8 Iron Hill locations--- Fri. 9/17-Sun. 10/3 - Oktoberfest Celebration (PAYG for German Fare and German Beers in celebration of the world's largest festival) @Issac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Sat. 10/2 - Oktoberfest (12:00pm-3:00pm; $25 includes a Glass mug, 2 draft beers, authentic German food, an Oktoberfest shirt, and live accordian music) @McKenzie Brew House, Malvern, PA--- Thu. 9/30-Sun. 10/3 - McKenzie-fest (a $39 dinner on 9/30, see below, but otherwise PAYG all weekend long gets you special festival beers, music and authentic German fare-- all with a unique McKenzie spin) @McGillin's, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/2-Sat. 10/2 - Month-long Oktoberfest (PAYG for German food and Oktoberfest beers like Flying Fish's Oktoberfish, Victory's Festbier, Old Dominion's Oktoberfest & more. Mussels steamed in Oktoberfest lager, Grilled Pork Loin in Sweet & Sour Cherry Sauce & more) @Ship Inn, Exton, PA--- Thu. 9/30 - Ocktoberbest Beer and Wine Festival (6:30pm-9:00pm; $30 to sample some of Germany's finest wine and beer. Plenty of appetizers, give aways and more) @Stoudt's, Adamstown, PA--- Sun. 10/3 - Oktoberfest continues... (1:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG) @Triumph, New Hope, PA--- Sat. 10/2 - Oktoberfest (1:00pm-1:00am; PAYG) As do other such festivals @downtown Downingtown, PA--- Sun. 10/3 - Downingtown Fall Fest (presented by Victory Brewing) (12:00pm-4:00pm; Free community street festival to celebrate the harvest. Enjoy area restaurants, crafts, live music, BMX aerial show, and a Victory Beer Garden) @downtown Kennett Square, PA--- Sat. 10/2 - Kennett Brewfest (2:00pm-6:00pm; tickets currently sold out) @Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 10/3 - Sippin' by the River (1:00pm-5:00pm; $30/$35/$40 to enjoy food from local restaurants, cooking demonstrations, and live entertainment from the band DAME. Attendees can sample a huge assortment of beers while learning all there is to know from beer expert Gary Monterosso) @12th to Juniper-Chestnut to Locust, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/2 - Midtown Village Fall Festival (12:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG to celebrate the beginning of fall with great food, drinks, music and shopping from this neighborhood diverse and stylish businesses) @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/2 - Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Beer Event (12:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG as they are giving out 22oz bottles of either Southern Tier or Breworks to the first 10 people that show up and then the next 5 people will receive a free bus ticket to the Craft Beer Express. Draft list includes Dock Street, Dogfish Head, Elysian, Arcadia, Weyerbacher, Southampton, Roy Pitz, New Holland, Southern Tier, Smuttynose, Sixpoint, River Horse, BrewWorks, Blue Point, Rock Art, Brooklyn, and Wolaver's) Amongst all the craziness, a square meal is recommended @Chifa Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/30 - Yards Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $65) @Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/1 - Lunch with Victory (12:00pm; PAYG for a lunch with liquids including: Kölsch, Pursuit Pale Ale Simcoe, Victory Village on tap and Storm King Stout bottles) @McKenzie Brew House, Malvern, PA Thu. 9/30 - Anti-Reinheitsgebot Oktoberfest Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $39 for several courses of Oktoberfest fare, each complemented by a German-influenced beer made with non-traditional ingredients) @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA--- Wed. 10/6 - Meet the Brewer Series ($40 for a Ramstein-themed night) @Wegmans, All Pennsylvania locations--- Sat. 10/2 - Oktoberfest Beer and Food Event (11:00am-3:00pm; Free to meet brewery reps and our culinary experts while tasting the flavors of fall matched with the perfect beers) Three very interesting-looking events that defy categorization...maybe, "other"? @various locations, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/2 - Brews for Boobies ($25 for a beer-filled stroll through Philadelphia, featuring 8 bars in 12 hours. Participants receive an exclusive t-shirt plus food & drink discounts at most participating bars) @Victory Brewing, Downingtown, PA--- Tue. 10/5 - Meet the Brewers of PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; $35 ticket price includes a signed copy of the book, hors d'oeuvres and two beers. Carol Stoudt of Stoudts, Kurt Decker of Nodding Head, Chris and John Trogner of Tröegs, Ron Barchet of Victory, and Brian O'Reilly of Sly Fox will all be in attendance.) @West Chester to Glen Mills, PA--- Sat. 10/2 - Ride the Rails (5:45pm; $30/$35 for food, beverage, and entertainment as you ride the rails from West Chester to Glen Mills)

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