I'm gonna be (mostly) off the Philly Beer Grid for the next few weeks and that's a shame seeing the wealth of events from which to choose. Take the next seven days as an example.
I know you'll play your part in helping pick up the slack for me.
Better yet, if you attend an event and have any words or pictures to share from the event, feel free to drop them my way and I'll feature you as a guest in The Brew Lounge.
Check out the entire September 2011 calendar over here.
If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.
Special Tastings, Brewery Promos, and Samplings
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 9/2 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of pumpkin beers with Joe Sixpack)
@Brewhouse Grille, Camp Hill, PA--- Thu. 9/8 - Stone/Tröegs Collaboration Keg Tapping (5:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for a rare keg appearance of the chocolate, and sort of cherry, stout)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Thu. 9/8 - Thursday Night Sampling (3:00pm-4:30pm; Free tasting samples of Yuengling Light Lager plus a Darren Daulton appearance)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 9/9 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Leinenkugel)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Sat. 9/10 - Saturday Sampling (1:00pm-4:00pm; Free tasting samples of canned craft beer)
@Farmhouse Tavern, Doylestown, PA--- Thu. 9/8 - Victory Promo Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG as they feature Victory promotions with giveaways.)
@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/8 - Straub Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for Straub Special Dark on tap and Straub Regular in cans. The first 48 people who order Straub Special Dark keep the glass.)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA--- Thu. 9/8 - River Horse Night (PAYG for food, fun, and firkins from NJ's River Horse brewery)
Iron Hill has enough events this week, they get their own category
@Iron Hill Brewery, Newark, DE--- Fri. 9/9 - Oktoberfest Release Party (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for the first pints of this year's only batch of Oktoberfest.)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA--- Sat. 9/10 - Heavy Medals (12:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG to taste GABF '11 contenders: Roggenbier, Schwarzbier, Abbey Dubbel, Belgian Tripel, Saison, Maibock, Pig Iron Porter, Vienna Lager, and Ironbound Ale)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Wilmington, DE--- Sat. 9/10 - Big Beers Small State (3:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG to enjoy beers from Iron Hill and 6 other Delaware-based breweries.)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Media, PA--- Tue. 9/13 - Farm to Table Supper (7:00pm-10:00pm; $75 for a five-course meal paired with Bob Barrar's Belgian Tripel, Ironbound Ale, Vienna Red Lager, Maniac Alt, and Abbey Dubbel)
Classes and Education
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Fri. 9/9 - Next Step Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40 for this class that is geared toward the new brewer who has brewed some beer kits and is ready to learn the next step in homebrewing. In this class we will concentrate on beer ingredients and how they influence the final flavors.)
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Sat. 9/10 - Introduction to Brewing Class (1:00pm; $40 for this class for 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.)
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Bethlehem, PA--- Tue. 9/13 - Introduction to Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40 for this class for 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.)
@Mile Post Pub inside Whole Foods, Devon, PA--- Tue. 9/13 - Beer School (7:30pm-8:30pm; $35 for six or seven Belgian styles of beer, a bottle of each to take home, a bottle of water and snack, food/cheese/dessert pairing suggestions plus a recipe, a take-home empty pub glass, an empty growler, and some other pub swag.)
@Total Wine, Claymont, DE--- Thu. 9/8 - Beer 101: Get your suds on (6:30pm-8:30pm; $15 for a class that includes beer selections, tasting sheets, take home educational materials, and discounts on the beer presented in class.)
Large gatherings of beer and beer lovers
@Bube's Brewery, Mount Joy, PA--- Sat. 9/10 - Beerfest (2:00pm; $TBD for tastings of several local brewery's best current offerings, including ours. Also taste the beer of the winners of Bube's 4th Annual Homebrew Contest.)
@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Sat. 9/10 - American IPA Festival (7:00pm; $40/$45 for for All-American IPAs, All you can eat blue claw crabs, Bratwurst and Kraut, and $5 of every ticket goes to fund the 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade)
@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 9/10 - Pils Picnic (12:00pm; PAYG Brooklyn Pils, Dock Street Bohemian Pils, Sixpoint Sehr Crisp Pils, Sly Fox Pikeland Pils, Southampton Keller Pils, Standard Pils, Troeg’s Sunshine Pils, Twin Lakes Route 52 Pilsner, Victory Braumeister Pils with Saaz hops, Victory Braumeister Pils with Sladek hops, and Victory Braumeister Pils with Tettnang hops. And, a firkin of Stoudt’s Pils. Plus the Victory Beer Barrel. Picnic fare on the menu. Expect housemade hot dogs, cold fried chicken, deviled eggs, and potato salad.)
@The Drafting Room, Exton, PA--- Sat. 9/10 - Rogue Brewery (12:00pm; PAYG for John John Dead Guy Ale, John John Hazelnut, XS Imperial IPA, Maierfest Lager, Double Chocolate Stout, Double Dead Guy Ale, Chatoe Rogue OREgasmic Ale, Morimotot Soba Ale, Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout (Nitro), Chipotle Ale, Somer Orange Honey Ale, Smoke Ale, Dad's Little Helper Black IPA, and cask-conditioned Dead Guy. Plus, Specialty West Coast Oysters & Artisanal Cheeses from Rogue's Award Winning Creamery)
@The Farmers' Cabinet, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 9/9-Sat. 9/10 - Session Beer Fest (3:00pm-11:30pm; PAYG)
@Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, PA--- Sat. 9/10 - Saisons in the Sun (1:00pm; PAYG for Allagash/ De Proef Les Duex Brasseurs, Avery Eighteen, Coronado Saison by the Sea, Lost Abbey Carnavale, New Holland Farmhouse Hatter, Port Mongo, Pretty Things Jack D'or, Russian River Blind Pig, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Sly Fox/De Proef Broederlijke Liefde, Stillwater Cellar Door, Stillwater Existent, Stillwater Stateside, Stillwater/Brewers Art Debutante, and Voodoo Bitchin Camaro. Frecon Farms Hogshead Cider will also be featured. Live music TBA)
Miscellaneous Fun Times
@Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 9/10 - Beer Fest at the Ballpark (2:00pm-7:00pm; $15-$50 for Different Beers from 25+ Craft Breweries all while listening to Live Band & DJ Music and indulging on Great Ballpark Food. Also, a 50/50 Raffle for Great Prizes)
@Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 9/13 - Movie Night (9:00pm; PAYG for beer and food specials and 'Conan O'Brien: Can't Stop' on the projector)
@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 9/14 - Back to School Staff Beer Training (12:00pm; PAYG for a chance to learn about some of the beer on our menu in depth along with our staff. Four ounce pours of each beer we will discuss are being offered as our treat to you during the class.)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA--- Tue. 9/13 - Zwet.be vs. Exportation (PAYG for a crazy night of soured beers, hoppy beers, and some Sierra products like Tumbler, Life and Limb, 1 or 2 Torpedos, Pale, and a Bigfoot sixtel. What does it all mean?)
@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA--- Tue. 9/13 - Victory Cooks' Showdown (6:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG as one back of house Chef and one front of house Sous Chef will battle it out)
Only two beer events this week with a food focus?
@Ron's Original, Exton, PA--- Wed. 9/14 - Carol Stoudt and the West Chester Beer Ladies (7:00pm-10:00pm; $20 to hear from Carol Stoudt about Women in the Beer Industry and four courses of food paired with Stoudt's Oktoberfest, Gold, Scarlet Lady, and Porter)
@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 9/10 - Founders Breakfast Stout Breakfast (10:00am-1:00pm; PAYG as they'll have a bunch of Founders on tap, including their famous Breakfast Stout, and some pint glass to give away too. And we of course will have our tasty breakfast menu, including our great Strawberry Challah French Toast. September 10th will also mark the introduction of Whiskey Donuts to our breakfast menu. And if that ain't enough for you, we will break out the case of Founders KBS we have been cellaring.)