Thursday, July 14, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: July 14 - July 20

Wilmington Beer Week concludes on Saturday. Even without it, the beer calendar is bursting as always in the coming seven days across the Philly region.

Check out the entire July 2011 calendar over here.

If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.

Wilmington Beer Week (a few, but not all of the events)
@Chelsea Tavern, Wilmington, DE--- Thu. 7/14 - Meet and Greet with Dogfish Head (4:00pm-5:30pm; PAYG for a meet and greet with Sam Calagione and will feature Midas Touch on tap and may even "Randall" it for the evening)
@Chelsea Tavern, Wilmington, DE--- Thu. 7/14 - Beer Week beer dinner with Dogfish Head (6:00pm-5:30pm; $59 for a five-course meal paired with 2006 Pangaea, 2009 Sah'tea, 2010 Theobroma, 2007 Chateau Jiahu, and Midas Touch)

@Deep Blue Bar and Grill, Wilmington, DE--- Sat. 7/16 - Four-course Beer Dinner with Old Dominion & Fordham Brewery (6:30pm; $60 for a beer dinner with Old Dominion & Fordham Brewery)

@Domaine Hudson, Wilmington, DE--- Thu. 7/14 - Perfect Pairings six course Beer Dinner (6:30pm; $55 for guest speaker, Bob Gera, and a six-course meal paired with 21st Amendment Hop Crisis, Allagash Confluence, North Coast Old Rasputin Anniversary Ale, Malhuer 10, De Proef 2011 Collaboration series, and Young's Chocolate Stout)

@Harry's Seafood Grill, Wilmington, DE--- Sat. 7/16 - Victory Beer Dinner (4:00pm-7:00pm; $25 for a meet and greet with the Brewmaster from Twin Lakes Brewery, plus enjoy a variety of hors d'oeuvres and sample 4 different brews.)

@Piccolina Toscana, Wilmington, DE--- Thu. 7/14-Sat. 7/16 - 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner ($30 for a four-course meal paired with suggested beers)
@Piccolina Toscana, Wilmington, DE--- Sat. 7/16 - Beer & Cooking Class with Chef Robbie (11:30am; $35 as Chef Robbie demos some of his favorite recipes using beer from 16 Mile. Then enjoy the 3 Course lunch you just watched.)

@Union City Grille, Wilmington, DE--- Sat. 7/16 - Unibroue Tasting Dinner (6:00pm-9:00pm; $45 for a five-course meal paired with Unibroue beer)

@Washington Street Ale House, Wilmington, DE--- Fri. 7/15 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm; PAYG for special casks from Yards, Evolution, & Fordham)

Tastings, samplings, brewery promos, and other fun
@Bella Vista Beer Distributors, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/15 - Brooklyn Brewery Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples from Brooklyn's oldest)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/15 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Victory's beer)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 7/15 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Olympia's Fish Brewing)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, PA--- Sat. 7/16 - Free Sampling (1:00pm-3:00pm; Free tasting samples of Shock Top White and Raspberry)

@Iron Hill, Wilmington, DE--- Fri. 7/15 - Rut Returns...with Hopkowski (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG as assistant brewer Mike Rutkowski comes back to Wilmington and bringing Hopkowski!)

@Station Taproom, Downingtown, PA--- Wed. 7/20 - Keep the Pint Night (6:00pm; PAYG for Ithaca's Dark Humor, Flower Power, Twelve, Thirteen, Partly Sunny, and Ground Break)

Promos with just a bit extra
@Capone's, Norristown, PA--- Thu. 7/14-Sat. 7/16 - 3 Day Saison & IPA Event (PAYG for Ballast Point Sculpin, Bullfrog Saison Nouveau, Cigar City Table Saison, De Proef Sly Fox Collaboration Broederlijke Liefde (Brotherly Love), Dock Street Brun, Dock Street Erbe, East End Obsticle Delusion (firkin), East End Imperial Double Big Hop IPA, Firestone Walker Double Jack, Great Lakes Erie Monster DIPA, KleinBrouwerij De Glazen Toren Saison D'Erpe-Mere, Lost Abbey Carnevale, New Holland Golden Cap Saison, Port Brewing Mongo DIPA, Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs, Stillwater Stateside Saison, Victory CBC Saison, and Voodoo Bitchin' Camaro)

@Craft Ale House, Limerick, PA--- Thu. 7/14 - Night of Hatters (5:00pm; PAYG for Black Hatter, Farmhouse Hatter, Oak Aged Hatter, Rye Hatter, and a very elusive New Holland Firkin.)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/15 - Dogfish Head 10 Taps o' Fun (6:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG for Dogfish Head's Burton Baton, Festina Peche, Midas Touch, Red & White, Robert Johnson Hellhound, Palo Santo, Sah'tea, Theobroma, Worldwide Stout, 60 Minute IPA)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/16 - Tröegs Tap Take-Over featuring Buffalo Wings (12:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for insane & unusual wings. The sprinkler room will be out for the day & on hand for the day to show you how to really eat a wing will be wing-eating champ El Wingador.)

@TJ's, Paoli, PA--- Sat. 7/16 - Better than Leftovers (4:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG for Ballast Point (Navigator, Tongue Buckler, Sculpin), Boulder Bourbon Barrel Aged Mojo Risin, Bruery Mischief, Cigar City Hillsborough Dry Stout, Central Waters Illumination DIPA, Coronado (Hoppy Lager, Black Pearle), Dark Horse (Raspberry Black Ice, Shake Mocha Porter), Evil Twin Yang, Hill Farmstead (Double Citra, Abner, Edward), Sixpoint Bill's Burger Bar Beer, Stillwater/Brewer's Art Debutante, Stillwater (Existent, Jaded), St. Somewhere Lectio Davina, Sprecher Black IPA, 't Gaverhopke Extra, Voodoo (Bitchin' Camaro, Pilzilla, Black Strap firkin, Williamsburg Bourbon Barrel Porter)

Learn to Homebrew it yourself
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Fri. 7/15, Wed. 7/20 - Intro to Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40 for this class geared toward the first-time brewer that will explain the basic equipment needed to homebrew and how it works. Participants will get hands-on experience brewing, bottling, and tasting homebrew.)

Beer and food, naturally
@Biba Wine Bar, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/16 - Sustainable Saturday: Zip Code Honey with Local Cheese and Beer (2:00pm-3:00pm; $20 to pair great beers with local cheese and urban honey (from zip codes 19143, 19129 and 19147) courtesy of Urban Apiaries.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/16 - Saison Brunch (11:00am; PAYG for a brunch menu to pair a la carte with Stillwater Stateside Saison, Sixpoint Harbinger Saison, McKennzie Saison Vautour, McKenzie Houblonette, Manayunk Biere de Mars, Brew Works Monkey Wrench, Broederlijke Liefde "Brotherly Love", Sly Fox Grisette, Dock Street Saison Erbe, and Dock Street Saison Brun)

@Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, Lancaster, PA--- Sun. 7/17 - Food & Spirits Festival (2:00pm-7:00pm; $45/$55/$60 for an outdoor gathering of local restaurants, vineyards, microbreweries, art galleries and more)

@Old City, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/16 - Craft Beer and Artisanal Cheese Tour (3:30pm-5:30pm; $49 for 8 stellar beers, 4 amazing cheeses, and great fun facts and tips)

@The Shambles, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/16 - Good Food, Good Beer & the Rest is History (6:00pm-9:00pm; $25/$30 for all-you-can-eat-and-drink local food and beer from Philadelphia Brewing, Earth Bread + Brewery, Stoudt's, and Victory and food demonstrations all to benefit Slow Food Philadelphia and Farm to City)

@Wegmans, Malvern, PA--- Thu. 7/14 - Beer & Food of Summer Tour ($30 for great eats and brews at 6 stations along with live music by the Jason Farley Band)

"Christmas" Beer in July
@Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA--- Fri. 7/15 - Christmas in July (5:00pm; PAYG Avec Les Bons Voeux, Affligem Noël, Tröegs Mad Elf, and Gouden Carolus)

Special Events with audience participation
@City Hall, western plaza, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/15, Sat. 7/16 - Philly On Tap Walking Tours (5:00pm-7:00pm; $35 for a beer at each stop in your happy hour adventure, as well as a snack or two along the way.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 7/14 - Harry Potter Quizzo Movie Release Party (8:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG for a special Harry Potter Quizzo edition)

Pickups in Limerick, PA--- Sun. 7/17 - Craft Beer Bus Tour, Philadelphia (12:00pm-4:00pm; $50 for tours of two different micro-breweries for a V.I.P. behind the scenes look at their brewing operation but our third stop is to Weak Knee Brewing Supplies store)

@The Field House, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 7/14 - A Philadelphia Ale & Arts Walking Adventure (5:30pm-8:00pm; $35 to learn about 10 iconic murals, 4 provided beers, and the history of the bars involved, including Philadelphia’s oldest McGillin’s Olde Ale House, the very cool graffiti bar at Sampan, and Philly favorite, The Field House)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 7/14 - A Philadelphia Ale & Arts Trolley Adventure (5:30pm-8:00pm; $35 a pre-tour beer and a soft pretzel. Then, join a guide and weave through Philadelphia to learn the stories that bring the murals come to life. Plus, a stop at Yards Brewery.)

Festivals and Charities
@downtown Selinsgrove, PA--- Sat. 7/16 - Selinsgrove Beer & Wine Festival (2:00pm-6:00pm; $10/$45 for superb micro & craft brews, fine regional wineries, true tasting event, entertainment, and great food vendors)

@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Sat. 7/16 - 2nd Anniversary Party (12:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG for the release of our anniversary beer, Second Rising — a double IPA — and also on tap, a firkin of Christmas in July, a Bourbon Strong Ale. Complimentary appetizers and a raffle for Mug Club members.)

@PJ's Pour House, Westmont, NJ--- Sat. 7/16 - Pour-a-palooza (12:00pm-4:00pm; $35/$40 for 30 breweries, live music, outdoor tents, cool misters, limited t-shirts, and more)

@Reading Phillies Stadium, Reading, PA--- Sat. 7/16 - Pints for Pups (5:00pm-9:00pm; $20/$40/$50/$75 for an evening of great beer, food, and live music)

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