Thursday, August 04, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 4 - August 10

It the last week of July seemed light for scheduled beer events around the Philadelphia region, fear not. The next 7 days are chock full with events of every stripe. Get out there and enjoy!

Check out the entire August 2011 calendar over here.

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

Tastings, samplings, and other promotions
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 8/5 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Hop Monsters with Joe Sixpack)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 8/5 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples from Yards)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Sat. 8/6 - Friday Night Sampling (2:00pm-4:00pm; Free tasting samples of Sapporo)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Sun. 8/7 - Special Sampling (2:00pm-3:00pm; Free tasting samples of both Sam Adams and Bull's BBQ)

@Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/4 - With Love Beer Garden (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for an encore performance from Philly Beer Week featuring Dock Street, Sly Fox, Victory, and Yards)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, PA--- Sat. 8/6 - Free Sampling (3:00pm-5:00pm; Free tasting samples of Stoudt's)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/4 - Keep the Glass Night (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for a night with Pilsner Urquell)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 8/5 - First Friday After Work Party (5:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for live music and Ithaca/Iron Hill's Dark Humor, a black ale that was fermented with funky sour yeast)

@Washington House, Sellersville, PA--- Fri. 8/5 - Pint Night (6:30pm-9:00pm; PAYG for a night of Victory beer)

@Wegmans, Downingtown, PA--- Fri. 8/5 - Beer Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples from Philadelphia Brewing)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA--- Thu. 8/4 - First Thursday Beer Tasting (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free tasting samples)

Promotions with a little extra something
@Chickie's & Pete's, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/4 - The WIP Midday Show Beer Brawl Finals (7:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for a showdown of all-star local beers in three categories: Light-bodied; Full-bodied; and Seasonal/specialty beer. Victory, Yards, and Nodding Head are nominated in two categories. An all-star panel of judges as well.)

@Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/4 - Night Market, Mt. Airy (6:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for the traveling show that includes beers from Earth Bread + Brewery and McMenamin's)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 8/8 - Mad Monday (11:30am; PAYG for true madness from Cantillon, including Cuvee de Champions, Fou Foune 2008, Fou Foune 2010, Iris, Kriek, Lou Pepe Kriek, Monk’s Café Cuvee Gueuze, St. Lamvinous, Vigneronne, and Zwanze 2010 plus maybe a couple more kegs buried in the basement)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Royersford, PA--- Fri. 8/5 - Phillies Business Person's Special (1:00pm; PAYG for beer and hot dog specials during the game)

Beer and Food events
@Fox and Hounds, King of Prussia, PA--- Sun. 8/7 - Samuel Adams Beer Dinner (5:00pm; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Utopias, Cherry Chocolate Bock, Oak Aged Porter, Latitude 48 Hallertau Mittlefrueh IPA, Summer Ale, and Boston Lager)

@Kaya's Cuisine, Havertown, PA--- Wed. 8/10 - Summer Beer Dinner, part 2 (7:00pm; $65 for a seven-course meal paired with Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock, Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, Pretty Things Jack D'Or, North Coast Old Rasputin, Duvel, and Weyerbacher Riserva)

@Old City, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/6 - Craft Beer and Artisanal Cheese Tour (3:30pm-5:30pm; $49 for 8 Craft Beers and 4 Artisanal Cheeses in one of Philly's best microbreweries)

@Twin Brook Winery, Gap, PA--- Sat. 8/6 - BrewBQ (12:00pm-4:00pm; $25/$50 for an all-ages event complete with Kids Area, Live Bands, Chester County Cheeses, Twin Brook Wines, Cooking Demos, Victory Food Menu, Victory Root Beer, and of course Victory Beer)

@White Dog Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 8/10 - Victory Beer Dinner (6:30pm; $50 for a four-course meal paired with Victory's Summer Love, Sunrise Weisse, Helios, Hop Wallop, and V-12)

@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA--- Thu. 8/4 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for a firkin of Colonial Pale Ale, a dry-hopped pale ale with simcoe and cascade hops. All proceeds benefit Sun Inn Preservation Association)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 8/5 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for a firkin of Hoppopotamus, a "double red IPA")

@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Sat. 8/6 - All-Grain Brewing Class (10:00am; $75)
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Sun. 8/7 - Sour Power Brewing Class (1:00pm; $75)

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