I get to do a few different things with this posting:
--- bring attention yet again to the amazing beer calendar of events that the Philadelphia region maintains week in and week out. February has how many? That's right -- Over 90 events in 27 of the 28 days deep in the heart of winter's lovely month of February.
--- point out the whirlwind tour through the Philadelphia region of New Holland's brewmaster John Haggerty, sales director Fred Bueltmann, and regional representative Joel Armato. After last night at Varga and Tria in Philadelphia, the tour continues tonight.
tonight, Friday 2/4, at Iron Hill in West Chester from 5pm-8pm
tomorrow, Saturday 2/5, at Kraftwork in Philadelphia from 9pm-??
Sunday, 2/6, at South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia from 12pm-3pm
- and last, but certainly not least -- help to promote the Big Interview Project that Dr. Joel has undertaken on his blog. He's got a minimum of 52 interviews lined up for 2011, a new one publishing each Friday. He's looking to interview more of the not-so-usual suspects, i.e. the ones that may not necessarily be household names, but all with very interesting perspectives on this very large world of craft beer nonetheless.
Today's mandatory reading, and very timely at that, is his interview with New Holland brewmaster John Haggerty. Enjoy!
p.s. and if one of these New Holland events doesn't strike your fancy (though, not sure why Kraftwork won't be overrun tomorrow night), there are at least another mere dozen or so beer events to choose from this fine weekend. Party on, party people!