April comes blowing in on the weekly calendar here with a whole bunch of special beer events, some baseball-related, to choose from on 4/1 alone.
Check out the entire April 2011 calendar over here.
If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.
Let's Go Phillies...back to the World Series?
@Dawson Street Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Opening Day Yards Saison Pre-Launch (6:00pm; PAYG for Sunshine [hopefully] and Saison)
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Trubbel on Opening Day (1:00pm-4:00pm; PAYG)
@Kennett, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Opening Day Yards Saison Pre-Launch (6:00pm; PAYG for Sunshine [hopefully] and Saison)
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Royersford locations, PA--- beginning Fri. 4/1 - Business Person's Specials (PAYG for beer and food specials during every Business Person's Special games throughout the season)
@Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Opening Day Yards Saison Pre-Launch (6:00pm; PAYG for Sunshine [hopefully] and Saison)
Next, let's gather all the other 4/1 events together here in one spot--there's a lot, no Foolin'
@Beer Yard, Wayne, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Rogue's Dead Guy Ale, American Amber Ale, Mocha Porter, & St. Rogue Red)
@Blue Dog, Lansdale, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Friday Night with Sixpoint Brewing (6:30pm; Free & PAYG for Sixpoint's Diesel Stout, Brownstone Brown Ale, Bengali Tiger IPA, Sweet Action Cream Ale, and Sehr Crisp Pilsner)
@Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Firkin of the Month (5:00pm; PAYG for Curried OMG Pale Ale)
@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Leinenkugel)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Lancaster, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Phightin Phils Pils release (1:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG for Phightin Phils Pils, a German Pilsner)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Media, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for Coffee Stout, brewed with 20 pounds of freshly roasted Ethiopian Harrar from Burlap and Bean)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Newark, DE--- Fri. 4/1 - Russian Imperial Stout Release (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for the beer that has won 2003, 2006, and 2010 GABF Gold medals, a 2006 World Beer Cup Bronze medal, and a 2010 World Beer Cup Gold medal)
@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for a dry-hopped Belgian Ale)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for Hoppopotamus, a double red IPA)
@Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Phils Pils release (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for Phils Pils, a Golden Lager)
@Kraftwork, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - St. "Fool"lien Part Deux (7:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG)
@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Funky First Friday After Work Party (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for an Allagash Grand Cru special)
@Washington House, Sellersville, PA--- Fri. 4/1 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (PAYG from a flight of beer from the Hampton's Southampton Publick House)
Other tastings, samplings, and brewery promos
@Capone's, Norristown, PA--- Sat. 4/2 - Russian River Promo (10:30am; PAYG for Pliny The Younger, Pliny The Elder, Blind Pig, Redemption, Consecration [batch #1], Damnation and other special beer for the day)
@Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 4/5 - Movie Night (8:30pm; PAYG for Viewers' Choice on the screen and food and beer specials at the bar)
@Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA--- Fri. 4/1 to Sat. 4/2 - 6 Months to Oktoberfest 2011 (PAYG for appropriately-themed food, beer, and music)
@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Wed. 4/6 - Specialty Keg Wednesday (11:30am; PAYG for the best part of waking up is Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout in your cup)
@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Thu. 3/31 - Brewery Promo Night (7:00pm; PAYG for free samples of Harpoon beer and brewery schwag)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA--- Tue. 4/5 - Tuesday Morning Tappings (11:30am; PAYG for some beers from California's Russian River and Ballast Point breweries like Pliny the Elder and Sculpin)
One heck of a cask fest, run by one of the best
@General Sutter Inn/Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, PA--- Fri. 4/1-Sun. 4/3 - Spring Cask Ale Festival (PAYG for a steady stream of interesting and sometimes rare kegs of cask-conditioned beer)
April must be the big month for Beer Education
@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA--- Tue. 4/5 - Introduction to Sour Beers (7:30pm-9:30pm; $38 to explore the tastes of fermentation from the world of wild yeast. Led by Certified Cicerone, Nicole Erny)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ--- Sat. 4/2 - A Study in Hops (12:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG for 10 Kegs of Irish Red Ale, each one hopped with a different hop variety)
@Pinocchio's, Media, PA--- Mon. 4/4 - Off-Flavor Tutored Tasting (12:00pm-1:30pm; $45 includes class and tasting materials. Begins with a discussion of proper tasting technique and then moves on to discussion and sampling of common off-flavors in beer and is hosted online by Ray Daniels)
@Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA--- Wed. 4/6 - Meet the Brewer Series...featuring A Gouden Carolous Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $55 for a four-course meal paired with Ambrio Amber Ale, Cuvee Van De Keizer Rood/Red, Easter Ale, and Tripel)
@Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA--- Tue. 4/5 - Brandywine Loca'licious (6:00pm-8:00pm; $35 for local cheesemakers & wineries, Victory beer, and complimentary samples from Iron Hill)
Has it already been 3 years?
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 4/2 - 3rd Anniversary Party (2:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG for a free food buffet from 2pm to 5pm and plenty of beer to include but not be limited to: Russian River Pliny the Elder, Lost Abbey Brandy Barrel Aged Angel's Share, Avery Maharaja, Mikkeller US Alive, Ballast Point Sea Monster, Bear Republic Cask, and more!)