Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 28th-October 31st

Just a quick half-week schedule here to round out the month of October. With post season baseball and more great beer than you can shake a mash paddle at, has this been a great October, or what?! (well, perhaps accept for a certain called third strike on 10/23, which I thankfully missed) 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. 10/29 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples from some of this years's GABF winners) @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/28 - Pumpkinfest (7:00pm; PAYG for drafts like Bruery Autumn Maple, Dogfish Head Punkin, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Rock Art Pumpkin Spruce Stout, Sixpoint Pumpkin Brewster, Brew Works Devious, and Arcadia Jaw Jacker accompanied by seasonally-appropriate food from the kitchen like Pumpkin Soup topped with toasted pumpkin seeds, Pumpkin Ravioli with a sage brown butter, Stuffed Pork Chop with Pumpkin Stuffing, and Pumpkin Mousse) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/28 - Brewery Promo (6:00pm; PAYG for guest beers from Victory Brewing) @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/29 - It's the Greater Halloween (6:00pm; PAYG for several great pumpkin beers on tap, including Dogifsh Head Punkin Ale, Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, and maybe a little more) @Iron Hill, West Chester, PA--- Sat. 10/30 - The Gathering of the Gourds (2:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Boom Sticke Pumpkin Alt, Bruce Camp-ale, and Punktoberfest from Iron Hill and guest pumpkin beers from Elysian BrewIng Company and Cambridge Brewing Company) @Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/28 - Pumpkin Head (4:00pm; PAYG for Six Star, Brew Works, Weyerbacher, Dock Street, Southhampton, and Manayunk, to name a few) @TJs, Paoli, PA--- Fri. 10/29 - Randall Fridays (3:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for this week's experiment with Ommegang Three Philosophers and Brandied Cherries) Sit down for a proper beer dinner @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA--- Thu. 10/28 - Fall Beer Dinner with Sierra Nevada (6:45pm; $59 for a four-course meal served alongside Chico Estate Homegrown Ale, Northern Hemisphere, Fritz & Ken's Ale (Imperial Stout), Jack and Ken's Barleywine, Charlie, Fred and Ken's Bock, and Oak Aged Ale) Real Ale all Weekend @Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, PA--- Fri. 10/29-Sun. 10/31 - Real Ale Festival (PAYG for over 20 delicious cask ales) A special section here for Casey Hughes and his super friends @Swift Half Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/29 - Superfriends Beer Extravaganza (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for this wonderful collaboration IPA, Flying Fish Exit 16, Ithaca Brute, Ommegang Cup o Kyndness, a firkin of Southampton dry-hopped IPA and Saison, plus some more surprises...and, oh yeah, it's Casey Hughes birthday) @Varga Bar, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/30 - Superfriends Release Party (9:00pm; PAYG in case you missed the beer at Swift Half...or want to do it all over again) For lack of creativity, we call this Miscellany @Dawson Street Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/28 - Yards Sweet Sixteen (5:00pm; PAYG and join Tom Kehoe and friends as we tap some special beers and reminisce about the Yards of old.) @Iron Hill, North Wales, PA--- Fri. 10/29 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG as you watch the Media location take on the North Wales location in a Cask Challenge with Media's Super Secret Surprise Beer Fun Time facing off against North Wales' Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Ale) @Center City, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/30 - Philadelphia Beer Experience, Special Halloween Edition (11:30am-4:00pm; $35 gets you a pass that includes beer samples at all four locations (Monk’s, Nodding Head, McGillin’s, and Jose Pistolas), a seasonal Rolling Barrel tee shirt, plus a guided tour and other surprises along the way.) @Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/30 - Five Year Anniversary Halloween Party (8:00pm; PAYG) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA--- Sat. 10/30 - Lew Bryson & Andy Crouch Book Signing (4:00pm-6:00pm; the name implies, it's a Bryson and Crouch show)

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