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Monday, June 13, 2011

Beer Calendar: What To Do in June 2011

As you take a breath today, assuming that you took in at least some part of Philly Beer Week, sit back and ponder the remainder of the month in Philadelphia regional beer events. As we get in to July, I'll resume the weekly and monthly calendars that you're accustomed to seeing and depending upon.

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. 6/17 - Free Sampling @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Ithaca Brewing beers)
Fri. 6/17 - Victory Sampling @Bella Vista Beer Distributors, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Victory beers. Plus, each customer that purchases a case of Victory beer will receive a free Victory Pint glass.)
Sat. 6/18 - 3 Year Anniversary Party & Sprinkler Room @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA (10:00am-9:00pm; They'll be giving out burgers and hot dogs and having some special brews on tap for the day. They are the only bar in the city with an outdoor sprinkler room. So come cool off with some great brews and a run through the sprinkler room and relax at our outdoor seating area and don't forget to bring a towel.)
Tue. 6/21 - Kick the Keg @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (4:30pm; PAYG and help the kick the keg at a discounted price)
Fri. 6/24 - Free Sampling @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Left Hand beers)
Tue. 6/28 - Kick the Keg @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (4:30pm; PAYG and help the kick the keg at a discounted price)
Thu. 6/30 - General George's Beer Garden @National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA ($15/$20 admission includes food and drinks as well as access to all of the Center's acclaimed exhibitions)
Thu. 6/30 - Long Trail Promo Night @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (4:30pm; PAYG for 'keep the pint night' with Long Trail Brewing)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 6/17 - Friday Night Sampling @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Victory's HopDevil, St. Bositerous, and Whirlwind Wit or get your first taste of the new (and delicious) Summer Love Ale. Did we mention Helios?)
Fri. 6/17 - Beer Sampling @Big Top Beverage Market, Roslyn, PA (4:30pm-6:30pm; Free tasting samples of Harpoon beer plus glassware and goodies with every Harpoon purchase)
Fri. 6/24 - Friday Night Sampling @Mr. Bottle, Berwyn, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Philadelphia Brewing's fresh brews. Get a free pint glass when you purchase any PBC case.)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 6/17 - Friday Night Sampling @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Lancaster Brewing beers)
Fri. 6/17 - Beer and Cheese Pairings @Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA (5:00pm-8:00pm; Free tasting samples of Manchego cheese paired with Belgian Tripel)
Mon. 6/20 - Meet Brùton Brewery and Brewer Iacopo Lenci @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG to meet the punk rock brewer and share bottles of Brùton Bianca, Brùton di Brùton, Brùton Stoner, Brùton Lilith, Brùton Momus, Brùton Dieci)
Wed. 6/22 - Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Night @Station Taproom, Downingtown, PA (6:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG to join them for the tapping of A Lighter Shade of Pale (Beer Camp #46), Hop Smack Double Black Ale (Beer Camp #48), and ExPortation (Beer Camp #25))
Wed. 6/22 - Specialty Keg Wednesdays @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (11:30am; PAYG for Ithaca Excelsior 13 Double Hoppy Wheat Ale)
Thu. 6/23 - Brewery Promo Night (Blue Point) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for Rastafar Rye, Blue Point No Apologies II IPA, and Fresh Hop Pale Ale)
Fri. 6/24 - Friday Night Sampling @Exton Beverage, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Victory beers)
Sat. 6/25 - Colonial Brewing Demonstration (with Rich Wagner) @Morgan Log House/Mid-Summer Festival & Craft Fair, Lansdale, PA (11:00am-4:00pm; $6 admission to the festival, see website for all the details)
Thu. 6/30 - Grand Opening @Appalachian Brewing Company, Collegeville, PA (5:00pm-12:00am; PAYG for food and drink specials all night long, with a raffle for door prizes including a free Mug Club Membership, and Hoots & Hellmouth will be finishing up the evening with a 10pm performance.)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Tue. 6/21 - Brùton Brewery Dinner @Fish, Philadelphia, PA ($80 for a six-course meal paired with Bianca, Brùton di Brùton, Lilith, Momus, and Stoner)
Sat. 6/25 - BBQ at the Ballpark @Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA ($60/$65 for baseball, BBQ, tailgating, and beer from Yards, Victory, Weyerbacher, and Philadelphia Brewing)
Tue. 6/28 - Sly Fox Beer Dinner @Matyson, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; $75 for a five-course meal paired with Royal Weiss, Route 113 IPA, Ichor Quadruple, Saison Vos, and Incubus Tripel)
Wed. 6/29 - Gambrinus Dinner @Triumph Brewing Company, Philadelphia, PA (8:00pm; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Triumph beers)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 6/15 - Italia Today Beer Dinner with B. United and DiBruno Bros. @Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; $60 for five courses of food paired with Birrificio Italiano Cassisona, Birrificio Baladin Nora, Birrificio Del Borgo Reale, Birrificio Montegioco Quarta Runa, and Birrificio Grado Plato Chieri Choccarrubica)
Sat. 6/18 - Beer Wars II @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (12:00pm-2:00pm; $25 for three courses of food and Allagash versus Oskar Blues)
Sat. 6/18 - Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival @Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ (1:00pm-5:00pm; $45 a tour of the Battleship, a souvenir sampling mug, music from the Cabin Dogs, food concessions, and, of course, beer from 16 breweries from New Jersey)
Tue. 6/21 - Summer Solstice Brewmaster's Beer Dinner @Iron Hill Brewery, Media, PA (7:00pm; $75 for a five-course meal paired with Belgian Wit, Hefeweizen, Smokin’ Blonde, Saison, Iced Cherry and Dunkel Weiss, and Peach Berliner Weiss)
Tue. 6/28 - Brewmaster's Summer Beer Dinner @Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, PA (6:00pm; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Saison, Vienna Red Lager, Czech Pils, Abbey Dubbel, and Honey Double Wit)
Wed. 6/29 - Sly Fox Beer Dinner @Uno Chicago Grill, Bensalem, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; $TBD)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 6/14 - All-American Beer Dinner @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA (6:00pm; $50 for a five-course meal paired with with Sunrise Weissbier, Summer Love, Headwaters Pale Ale, Throwback Lager, and Helios)
Sat. 6/18 - Harrisburg BrewersFest '11 @downtown Harrisburg, PA (12:00pm-3:30pm, 5:00pm-8:30pm; $40 for beer samples from up to 50 participating breweries, a collector’s sampling mug, and entertainment from several bands. There will also be reasonably priced food concessions available.)
Sat. 6/18 - Brew & Brunch @Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA (10:00am-11:00am; $30 gets you a short class and brewery tour, in addition to selected beer tastings. Reservation includes brunch entree paired with a 10oz beer.)
Mon. 6/20 - Connoisseur’s Event @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; $45 to meet the founder, owner, and brewmaster, Iacopo Lenci, of Brùton Brewery and five of his beers, Di Bruton, Stoner, Lilith, Momus, and Dieci)
Tue. 6/21 - Summer Solstice Beer Dinner @Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, PA (6:30pm-9:30pm; $TBD)
Wed. 6/22 - Italian Beer -- Bruton Tuscan Craft Beers @Dilworthtown Inn, West Chester, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; $65 for a four-course dinner, with wines included)
Sat. 6/25 - Lansdale Beer Tasting Festival @downtown Lansdale, PA (1:30pm-4:30pm; $10/$20/$35/$45/$70)
Tue. 6/28-Wed. 6/29 - Brewmaster's Summer Beer Dinner @Iron Hill Brewery, Lancaster, PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Berliner Weisse, Cranberry Wit, German Pilsner, Rye IPA, and Ron Burgundy)

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