September will close out with Great American Beer Festival in Denver. But until then, the Philadelphia region will make sure that all have the opportunity to have some fun while enjoying the best that the region has to offer.
Check out the dizzying array of beer activities throughout the next week. Dinners, free tastings, charities, fun 'n' games, the list goes on...
Check out the entire September 2011 calendar over here.
If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.
Tastings and samplings
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 9/2 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Heavy Seas)
@Capone's, Norristown, PA--- Fri. 9/2-Sat. 9/3 - Special Draft Event (11:30am; PAYG for Pliny the Elder, 3 Fonteinen Zwet.be, and Ballast Point Sculpin on Friday and Founders Blushing Monk on Saturday)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 9/2 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Great Lakes)
@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, PA--- Fri. 9/2 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Long Trail)
@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, PA--- Sat. 9/3 - Free Sampling (2:30pm-4:30pm; Free tasting samples from the Heineken draught can)
@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/1 - Keep the Glass Night (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for Palm, one of Belgium's biggest selling beers)
@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/1 - Brewery of the Month (4:00pm; PAYG for beers from Ballast Point)
@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 9/2 - Beer Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Flying Fish)
@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA--- Thu. 9/1 - First Thursday Beer Tasting (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free tasting samples)
@Washington House, Sellersville, PA--- Fri. 9/2 - Pint Night (5:00pm; PAYG for a night with Central Waters)
A couple of casks
@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA--- Thu. 9/1 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for the featured firkin, "No. 7", a Belgian Wit to benefit Nevus Outreach)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 9/2 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for a firkin of Nut Brown Ale)
Beer for Charity
@Beer Yard, Wayne, PA--- Sat. 9/3-Mon. 9/5 - Tröegs/Teresa's/Beer Yard Event for Delco SPCA (1:00pm-4:00pm; Free + Donations, click the link for all the details)
@Gunners Run, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/1 - Dog Days of Summer (5:30pm-8:30pm; $5 plus PAYG donations for a load of fun dog-centric activities including a Puppy Kissing Booth, a 50/50 Raffle and Chinese Auction to benefit New Leash on Life USA, a new generation dog-training program. All are encouraged to bring their own pooch to this dog-friendly restaurant.)
Odds and Ends, not to mention "End & Odd"
@Canstatter's, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 9/3-Mon. 9/5 - Labor Day Volksfest/Octoberfest (12:00pm; $6-$11 for three days of Crafts, German Beer & Wines, German-American Singing & Dancing, Souvenirs, German Clothing, Rides and Games, Altweibermühle: True Fountain of Youth, and Authentic Oktoberfest Atmosphere)
@Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 9/6 - Movie Night (9:00pm; PAYG for food and beer specials, plus Dark City on the big screen)
@Garces Trading Co., Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 9/6 - Local Beer & Cheese Class (6:30pm; $65 for four-course cheese presentation paired with Philadelphia Brewing's Fleur de Lehigh, Tröegs' Dreamweaver, Yards' Saison, Sly Fox's Phoenix Pale Ale, Flying Fish's Abbey Dubbel, Stoudt's Fat Dog, and Lancaster Brewing's Milk Stout)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA--- Thu. 9/1 - West Coast Gold (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for Stone beers Old Guardian Barleywine, Belgo-Anise Imperial Russian Stout, and Cask Conditioned Ruination IPA and beers from Iron Hill Brewery including Hoppopotamus, Belgian IPA, Big Red Wibby, and Hoppy Weisse)
@Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA--- Thu. 9/1 - Pick Me A Winner (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG to pick which beer will win a medal at the Great American Beer Festival and win 1000 Mug Club points! The contenders are: Phightin Phils Pils; Kryptonite; Abbey Dubbel; Dark Ritual; Samurai Saison; and Flemish Red)
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA--- Sun. 9/4 - Kan Jam 2011 (2:00pm-9:00pm; $20 to play, PAYG to watch. The 2011 Most Cantacular Person will also be announced.)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA--- Fri. 9/2 - End & Odd (PAYG as we tap all the odd, rare, tasty, and delicious kegs that we have laying around from various assorted brewers; list still TBD)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA--- Tue. 9/6 - Troubadour Tasty Tuesday (PAYG for Troubadour Blond, Obscura, and Magma flowing from our taps paired with a hands only, no utensils allowed menu, eaten just like the Musketeers do deep in their caverns beneath the city of Antwerp.)
@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 9/2 - Funky First Friday (6:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for a night of Russian River Consecration and Scaldis Cuvee de Trolls, plus a visit from long-time regular Jim Keaveney)