From this next week's worth of events around the region, you might not realize that Philly Beer Week begins in just three short weeks.
Check out the entire May 2011 calendar over here.
If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.
Tastings, samplings, and brewery promos
@Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 5/13 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Stoudt's beer)
@Blue Dog, Lansdale, PA--- Fri. 5/13 - Friday Night with Bear Republic (6:30pm; PAYG for free samples and discounted drafts of Wine Country Wheat Bavarian Hefeweizen, Nor’Cal American Bitter, Heritage Scottish Wee Heavy, Ryevalry Rye Beer, and Racer 5 India Pale Ale)
@Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 5/10 - Movie Night (9:00pm; PAYG for a night of discounted beers and pizza with Total Recall on the projector)
@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, PA--- Fri. 5/13 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Reading Premium)
@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, PA--- Wed. 5/18 - Wheat Beer Wednesdays (11:00am-12:00am; PAYG for Orange-peel Wheat on tap)
@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Thu. 5/12 - Brewery Promo Night (21st Amendment) (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for Monk’s Blood Belgian Dark Ale, Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer, and Bitter American)
Beers. Dinners. Done.
@Di Bruno Bros., Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 5/12 - 5-course Beer and Cheese Tasting (6:00pm; $45/$50 for five courses of Birchrun Hills cheese and Tired Hands beers including FarmHands: 4.8% abv four-grain saison, Guillemot: 7.3% abv Dense, contemplative ale, HopHands: 5.2% abv American Pale Ale, Desert: 7.5% abv dessert beer, and Vulpine: 7.0% abv Super saison)
@Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA--- Wed. 5/18 - Unibroue Beer Dinner (7:00pm-9:00pm; $50 for a five-course meal paired with Éphémère, Blanche de Chambly, Don de Dieu, Maudite, and Terrible)
It's Beer Festival season
@Clipper Stadium, Lancaster, PA--- Sun. 5/15 - May Day Beer Festival (1:30pm; $45 gets you a a game ticket, a two hour (12:30-2:30) bratwurst & festive food buffet, and a three hour (12:30-3:30) beer sampling in the Amelia's Picnic Area)
@Iron Hill, Media, PA--- Sat. 5/14 - Craft Brewers' Festival (1:00pm-5:00pm; $45/$50 for over 25 local breweries and live music)
@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 5/13 - Friday the Firkinteenth (new start time) (12:00pm; PAYG for for the one and the only Original Friday the Firkinteenth including casks of the following: Cigar City Humidor IPA; Cricket Hill Reserve Series Brown; Dock Street TBA; Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA; Flying Fish Farmhouse; Fullers London Pride; Lancaster Milk Stout; Manayunk Brewerytown Brown Ale; Manayunk Hop Phanatic; Nodding Head Marauder; Philly Fleur de Lehigh; Prism Bitto Honey; Sixpoint Modern Rye; Sly Fox 113 IPA; Sly Fox Chester County Bitter; Stouts Pils; Stouts special bourbon barrel aged Scarlet Lady ESB; Tröegs Hopback Amber; Tröegs Java Head; Victory Headwaters Pale Ale; Wells Banana Bread; Wells Bombadier; Weyerbacher Verboten with camomille tea; and Yards ESA)
@Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, PA--- Sat. 5/14 - Washington Crossing Brewfest (12:30pm-4:30pm; $10/$40 for over 50 breweries scheduled to be in attendance)
Mad Beers with Monk's, Homebrewers, Girls, and Identity Crisis beers
@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Sun. 5/15 - Spring Home Brew Contest (1:00pm-5:00pm; $25 includes Buffet Lunch and 2 Beer Tickets, plus tasting and voting for the "People's Choice Award")
@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 5/16 - Mad Monday with Sly Fox (11:30am; PAYG for 4 different Sly Fox Belgian offerings from the Royersford brewery, including the elusive Incubus. Also tapped will be the only keg of Panacea barleywine in the city and a special offering from the brewing team of Lance & The Lass.)
@The Institute, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 5/14 - Brunch Party and Black IPA Event (10:00am-6:00pm; PAYG for a day of food, music, and "black IPA" beers like 21st Amendment Back in Black IPA, Coronado Black Hops, Laughing Dog Dogzilla, Otter Creek Alpine Black IPA, Rogue Mogul Madness, Southern Tier Inequity, Stone Hopstrike, and Tommyknocker Hopstrike)
@Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA--- Mon. 5/16 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds (6:00pm-9:00pm; $35 for four beer/food tasting stations and to be among the first to taste Project Venus, the only one keg of the women-brewed beer is available in PA)