Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beer Calendar: What To Do in April 2011

April Showers? Perhaps. Showers of beer? For sure.

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
Fri. 4/1 - Firkin of the Month (Curried OMG Pale Ale) @Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Funky First Friday After Work Party (w/ Allagash Grand Cru special) @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Trubbel on Opening Day @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-4:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - International Lager Tasting @Bella Vista Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free)
Fri. 4/1 - St. "Fool"lien Part Deux @Kraftwork, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Opening Day Yards Saison Pre-Launch @Kennett, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Opening Day Yards Saison Pre-Launch @Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Opening Day Yards Saison Pre-Launch @Dawson Street Pub, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG)
Sat. 4/2 - 3rd Anniversary Party @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (2:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG)
Tue. 4/5 - Movie Night (Viewers' Choice) @Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA (8:30pm; PAYG)
Wed. 4/6 - Sly Fox Shmitten Kitten Kölsch release party @The P.O.P.E., Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; PAYG)
Thu. 4/7 - Tap Take Over by Flying Fish @Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG)
Thu. 4/7 - Michigan Beer Spotlight @Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/8 - Friday Night Tasting (Dogfish Head) @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free)
Fri. 4/8 - Yards Tasting @Bella Vista Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:30pm-7:00pm; Free)
Sat. 4/9 - Beers Gone A Rye @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA (2:00pm-12:00am; PAYG)
Sat. 4/9 - A Groggy Afternoon @Nodding Head, Philadelphia, PA (3:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG)
Mon. 4/11 - Japan Fundraiser @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (11:30am; PAYG)
Mon. 4/11 - Welcome Firestone Walker Brewing Company to Philadelphia @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm; PAYG)
Tue. 4/12 - Philly Beer Geek Qualifiying Round @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA (8:00pm-12:00am; PAYG)
Tue. 4/12 - Firestone Walker Release @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG)
Wed. 4/13 - Firestone Walker Release @Kraftwork, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG)
Fri. 4/15 - Firestone Walker Launch @Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia, PA (12:00pm-3:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/15 - Friday Night Tasting (Leinenkugel) @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free)
Fri. 4/15 - Science Festival Beer Tap Party @Kite and Key, Philadelphia, PA (9:00pm; PAYG)
Tue. 4/19 - Evil Twin debut in Philly and Meet the Brewer @The Farmers' Cabinet, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG)
Wed. 4/20 - 420: Arrogant Bastards and Rainy Day Women @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG)
Wed. 4/20 - UnPlug on 4/20 with Sierra Nevada Reserve Brews @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/22 - Earth Day Empty Case Extravaganza @Yards Brewing, Philadelphia, PA (12:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG and save $$ for Mother Earth)
Fri. 4/22 - Earth Day with Long Trail @Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/22 - Friday Night Tasting (Rye Beers) @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free)
Sat. 4/23 - 495th Anniversary of the German Beer Purity Law, Reinheitsgebot @Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, PA (11:30am-2:30pm; PAYG)
Sat. 4/23 - Beer Garden Grand Opening @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, PA (12:00pm; PAYG)
Sat. 4/23 - Brew Works Fried Chicken Picnic @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG)
Sat. 4/23 - Split Thy Skull @Sugar Mom's, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG)
Sat. 4/23 - St. George's Day @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/29 - Friday Night Tasting (River Horse) @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free)
Sat. 4/30 - 2011 Stiftungsfest @Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; $10/$12)
Sat. 4/30 - Firkins for our Furry Friends II @Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA (12:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 4/1 to Sat. 4/2 - 6 Months to Oktoberfest 2011 @Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA (PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Firkin Friday (Coffee Stout) @Iron Hill Brewery, Media, PA (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Firkin Friday (dry-hopped Belgian Ale) @Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, PA (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Friday Night Sampling (Rogue) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free)
Sat. 4/2 - A Study in Hops @Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ (12:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG)
Sat. 4/2 - Russian River Promo @Capone's, Norristown, PA (10:30am; PAYG)
Tue. 4/5 - Tuesday Morning Tappings (Russian River and Ballast Point) @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (11:30am; PAYG)
Thu. 4/7 - First Thursday Beer Sampling @Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free)
Fri. 4/8 - Friday Night Sampling (Stoudt's) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free)
Tue. 4/12 - Tuesday Morning Tappings (Firestone Walker) @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (11:30am; PAYG)
Wed. 4/13 - Meet the guys from Firestone Walker @Capone's, Norristown, PA (1:30pm-3:45pm; PAYG)
Wed. 4/13 - Philadelphia Brewing Sampling @Wegmans, Mt. Laurel, NJ (4:00pm-7:00pm; Free)
Wed. 4/13 - Ballast Point Night @Brothers Spano, Rosemont, PA (7:00pm; PAYG)
Thu. 4/14 - Firestone Walker Release Party @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA (8:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/15 - Friday Night Sampling (Erie) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free)
Tue. 4/19 - Tuesday Morning Tappings (Founders) @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (11:30am; PAYG)
Thu. 4/21 - Stone 10-tap Event @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/22 - Friday Night Sampling (Lagunitas) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free)
Sat. 4/23 - Hill Farmstead Ephraim limited release @Capone's, Norristown, PA (11:30am; PAYG)
Tue. 4/26 - Tuesday Morning Tappings (Tröegs) @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (11:30am; PAYG)
Fri. 4/29 - Friday Night Sampling (Yards) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free)
Sat. 4/30 - Saizanne Release @Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ (12:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG)
Sat. 4/30 - Beer at the Big House @Burlington County Prison Museum, Mount Holly, NJ (1:00pm-5:00pm; $TBD)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
beginning Fri. 4/1 - Business Person's Specials @Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Royersford locations, PA (PAYG)
Fri. 4/1-Sun. 4/3 - Spring Cask Ale Festival @General Sutter Inn/Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, PA (PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Firkin Friday (Hoppopotamus) @Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA (5:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Russian Imperial Stout Release @Iron Hill Brewery, Newark, DE (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Phils Pils release @Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Phightin Phils Pils release @Iron Hill Brewery, Lancaster, PA (1:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Friday Night Tasting (Leinenkugel) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free)
Fri. 4/1 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Southampton Publick House) @Washington House, Sellersville, PA (PAYG)
Fri. 4/1 - Friday Night with Sixpoint Brewing @Blue Dog, Lansdale, PA (6:30pm; PAYG)
Wed. 4/6 - Specialty Keg Wednesday (Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (11:30am; PAYG)
Thu. 4/7 - Charity Cask Night (with Raspberry Stout to benefit KidsPeace) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/8 - Friday Night Sampling (Yards) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free)
Fri. 4/8 - Dark Side Party @Iron Hill Brewery, Wilmington, DE (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/8 - Naveale release @Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG)
Sat. 4/9 - Local Brewery Tap Takeover @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (12:00pm; PAYG)
Sat. 4/9 - Bourbon Porter Release @Iron Hill Brewery, Newark, DE (3:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG)
Mon. 4/11 - Victory Cooks Showdown @Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG)
Wed. 4/13 - Soup, Slider & Stone Brewing Throwdown @French Quarter Bistro, Royersford, PA (7:00pm-10:00pm; $20 or PAYG)
Thu. 4/14 - Brewery Promo Night (Allagash) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/15 - 13th Anniversary Party @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA (PAYG)
Fri. 4/15 - Elvis' Sideburns IPA Release @Iron Hill Brewery, Newark, DE (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/15 - Beer and Cheese Pairings @Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/15 - Drink Beer, Help Japan @Iron Hill Brewery, all 8 locations (12:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/15 - Friday Night Tasting (Stegmaier) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free)
Sat. 4/16 - B. United Takes Over the Taps @TJ's, Paoli, PA (12:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG)
Thu. 4/21 - Charity Cask Night (with Giant Torpedo of Truth to benefit KidsPeace) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG)
Fri. 4/22 - Friday Night Sampling (Long Trail) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (4:00pm-7:00pm; Free)
Sat. 4/23 - 1st Anniversary Party @Station Taproom, Downingtown, PA (12:00pm; PAYG)
Sat. 4/23 - Easter Hopfest @Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, PA (PAYG)
Fri. 4/29 - Makin' it Funky @Iron Hill Brewery, Lancaster, PA (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Thu. 4/7 - Dock Street and Dog Dinner @Fork and Barrel, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-10:00; $35)
Sat. 4/8 - Beer Pairing Dinner @Manayunk Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm; $50)
Wed. 4/13 - Flying Fish Beer Dinner @White Dog, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm; $50)
Wed. 4/13 - Not Your Grandmother's Passover Beer Dinner @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, PA ($40)
Thu. 4/14 - A Philadelphia Ale & Arts Adventure @World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA (5:30pm; $35)
Sat. 4/16 - Pig Roast Spring Kickoff with Stoudt's @City Tap House, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-4:00pm; $45)
Tue. 4/19 - Banned in PA @Tria, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $65)
Wed. 4/20 - Flying Fish Beer Dinner @The Corner, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:30pm; $55)
Sat. 4/23 - From Hops to Table: The Science of Beer @Yards Brewing Co., Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; $20)
Wed. 4/27 - All Things Fermented: The Science of Beer and Cheese @Triumph Brewing Co., Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:30pm; $49)
Wed. 4/27 - Yards Beer Dinner @N. 3rd, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-11:00pm; $30)
Thu. 4/28 - A Philadelphia Ale & Arts Adventure @World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA (5:30pm; $35)
Thu. 4/28 - Bell's Beer Dinner @Chifa, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; $65)
Sat. 4/30 - Brew Fest Extravaganza @Manayunk Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-5:00pm; $45)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Mon. 4/4 - Off-Flavor Tutored Tasting @Pinocchio's, Media, PA (12:00pm-1:30pm; $45)
Tue. 4/5 - Introduction to Sour Beers @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA (7:30pm-9:30pm; $38)
Tue. 4/12 - Spring Beer Dinner @Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ (7:00pm-10:00pm; $65)
Wed. 4/13 - Spring Beer Dinner @Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ (7:00pm-10:00pm; $65)
Wed. 4/20 - Sixpoint Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; $50)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 4/5 - Brandywine Loca'licious @Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; $35)
Wed. 4/6 - Meet the Brewer Series...featuring A Four Course Gouden Carolous Beer Dinner @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA (7:00pm; $55)
Sat. 4/9 - PA Flavor 2011 @The Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA (1:00pm-5:00pm; $20/$40/$50)
Thu. 4/14 - Ommegang Beer Dinner @Wegmans, Malvern, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; $35)
Thu. 4/14 - Stone Brewing Beer Dinner @Side Bar, West Chester, PA (6:30pm-9:30pm; $55)
Sun. 4/17 - 7 course Italian-style Beer Dinner @Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, PA (2:00pm; $50)
**RESCHEDULED TO 6/10/11**Fri. 4/22 - Spring Beer Dinner @Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA (7:00pm; $65)
Sat. 4/30 - Battle of the Brewery Bands @Stoudt's Brewing Co., Adamstown, PA (6:00pm; $30)

5 comments:

Rich Isaacs said...

Two to add I think.

4/9 Nodding Head Second Saturday. I believe it's Grog variations

4/5 Beerschooled at Hulmeville. Intro to Sour with a Cicerone whose name I can't remember.

Bryan Kolesar said...

Thanks, Rich. I threw this together somewhat hastily and knew that I'd inevitably miss some. Thanks for the heads-up on these events.

fhnsab said...

Also, Devil's Den 3rd Anniversary Party on 4/2!

http://beeradvocate.com/events/info/43090

Rich Isaacs said...

No problem Bryan. There are so many events that it's easy to miss a few especially when trying to put together a calendar for the whole month.

Stevie Casino said...

Friday 4/15 Free Victory Beer sampling @ Society Hill Beverage
5-7 pm
129 Washington Ave # 143
Philadelphia, PA 19147-4234
(215) 336-7622