Thursday, October 20, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 20 - October 26

October marches on with cooler temps and hotter beer events.

Check out the entire October 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. 10/21 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Belgian Beers with Joe Sixpack)

@Capone's, Norristown, PA--- Sat. 10/22 - Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout Bottle Release (11:00am-2:00pm; PAYG for a Founders Draft that gives you a raffle ticket for the chance to purchase 1 of the 12 Bottles of CBS. Must be present; we will start pulling names at 2:00pm sharp. One entry per person.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/21 - Omme-Dog-a-Gash Happy Hour (4:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for a full lineup of beers from Allagash (Big Little, Black, Curieux, Hugh Malone, Tripel, White, and something very special from Suzy Woods), Dogfish Head (60 Minute, 90 Minute, Black & Red, Burton Baton [2010], Chateau Jihau, Festina Peche [2010], Hellbound on my Ale, Indian Brown, Namaste, Punkin, Sahtea, Theobroma, World Wide Stout [2010]), and Ommegang (Abbey Dubbel, Adoration, Aphrodite, BPA, Chocolate Indulgence, Gnommegang, Hennepin, Rare Vos). And, the 3 ladies -- Domurat, McGuire, and Woods -- from each representin'.)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/20 - Lancaster Brewing Promo (4:30pm; PAYG to join brewmaster Bill Moore for the tapping of a special firkin of Shoo-Fly Porter, or enjoy one of the other Lancaster beers on draft.)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Lancaster, PA--- Thu. 10/20 - Great Pumpkin Harvest Party (4:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, and pumpkin beers on tap including Pumpkin Ale, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Great Pumpkin Stout, Punktoberfest, Pumpkin Patch Porter, Bourbon Pumpkin Patch Porter, Bourbon Pumpkin Dubbel, and Belgian Harvest.)
@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, PA--- Fri. 10/21 - Pumpkin Beer Month (5:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG to participate in the battle of Media's Belgian Rye IPA versus North Wales' Pumpkin Ale for title of Pumpkin King)

@Rams Head Bar & Grill, West Chester, PA--- Fri. 10/21 - Johnny Cask (7:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG for Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA, aka Johnny Cask, and live music provided by The Dylan Maguire Band)

@South Philadelphia Taproom, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 10/25 - Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Beers on Tap (6:00pm-9:00pm; Gift Certificates for pumpkin carving winners plus PAYG for pumpkin beers on tap like Dogfish Head Punkin', Manayunk Yunkin', Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela, Southern Tier Pumking, and more)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA--- Tue. 10/25 - Jolly Pumpkin Halloween (PAYG for several Jolly Pumpkin beers on tap. Vintage Jolly bottles will be on hand for sale as well.)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/21 - Third Friday - Jodi's Firkin (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG to drink from the firkin of Smoothoperator. It's not "special" but Smoothoperator can be elusive and it's awesome. Jodi will be on hand.)

@Total Wine, Claymont, DE--- Thu. 10/20 - Beerrelevance: The tastiest history lesson you've ever had (6:30pm-8:30pm; $15 gets you beer selections, tasting sheets, take home educational materials, and discounts on the beer presented in class.)

@Washington House, Sellersville, PA--- Fri. 10/21 - Beer Tasting (5:00pm; PAYG for a night of Pumpkin Beers)

Oktoberfest isn't over until Stoudt's says it is
@Frontier Saloon, Folsom, PA--- Sat. 10/22 - Octoberfest (1:00pm-5:00pm; $15/$20 for this "bottle only event, but there is no sample limit so it is an insanely good deal".)

@Healthy Bites-to-Go, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/20 - Oktoberfest & Beer Pairing (6:00pm; $55 for a four-course dinner, complimentary wine or beer paired with each course, and a keepsake glass.)

@Stoudt's Brewery, Adamstown, PA--- Sun. 10/23 - OktoberFest (12:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG as gates open at noon, music from 2pm to 6pm, and food available from 1pm-5pm)

Some charity and some beer
@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA--- Thu. 10/20 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG as a triple-hopped IPA is featured to benefit Northeastern Pennsylvania American Diabetes Association)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 10/25 - Doughnuts & Local Beer (11:00am-2:00am; PAYG for this unique beer and Krispy Kreme doughnut flight that will be offered for $10. The pairing will be available all day and $4 from each one sold will be donated to PAWS-Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/20 - Harpoon for Philabundance (7:00pm; PAYG for a food drive, Harpoon-based food specials, special limited Harpoon bottles, and drafts including UFO, Pumpkin, IPA, Leviathan Triticus, and Docesna 100 barrel series Czech Hop Harvest)

Some food and some beer
@Blue Pear Bistro, West Chester, PA--- Thu. 10/20 - Sugar Hill Cooks with Harlem Brewing Company (7:00pm; $TBD for a four-course meal paired with beer cocktails made with Harlem's Sugar Hill Golden Ale.)

CANCELLED@Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ--- Sat. 10/22 - Beer versus Wine (7:00pm-11:00pm; $75/$80 for 15 American craft breweries, 15 American wineries, all complimenting Atlantic City’s finest restaurants.)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Sat. 10/29 - Halloween Autumn Beer Brunch (12:00pm-3:00pm; $35 in costume or $40 if not for a four-course brunch paired with Erdinger Octoberfest Wheat, Sixpoint Autumn Nation, Weyerbacher AutumnFest, and Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin)

@MidAtlantic Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 10/25 - Women of Beer (6:00pm-10:00pm; $150 for an eight-course meal paired with Victory Festbier and Otto, Ommegang Aphrodite and Hennepin, Allagash Hugh Malone and Curieux, Dogfish Head Midas Touch and Hellhound on My Ale, Stoudt's Apple Pie beer and London Porter, and Rogue Ales Chocolate Stout)

@Side Bar & Restaurant, West Chester, PA--- Fri. 10/21 - Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner (5:00pm-7:00pm; $TBD for a five- to seven-course meal paired with Tumbler, Ovila Saison, Jack & Ken's 30th Anniversary, and others)

@Spring House Brewing Co., Conestoga, PA--- Sat. 10/22 - Pig Roast (1:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and beer.)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/22 - Victory Village Breakfast (10:00am-1:00pm; PAYG as they pair their weekly brunch menu with Victory's Village coffee/brown beer, Sunrise, Otto, and HopDevil)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 10/23 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer (4:00pm; $35 for grilled cheese five different ways paired with Voodoo Pilzilla, Lakefront Eastside Dark, Boulder Sweaty Betty Blonde, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, Rogue Dead Guy Ale)

Festivals and other tastings of note
@Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, PA--- Sat. 10/22 - Bourbon, Beer, and Bryson II (5:00pm-8:00pm; $25/$45 for all of the great Bourbons and food selections from last year’s fabulous event – plus more. Bourbon-beers provided by Allentown Brew Works, Bethlehem Brew Works, Yards, Weyerbacher, and Hammersmith Brewing.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, PA--- Thu. 10/20 - 5 Year Anniversary (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for a celebratory night of Wee Heavy and special features from our original menu. Complimentary beer and cheese pairings for Mug Club members.)

@Mugshots-Brewerytown, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/20 - Nano Brewery Fest (6:00pm; Free + PAYG for beers from the likes of Worstbrewing and St. Benjamin Brewing Company, as well as Yards Brewing Company. The night will be dedicated to the education of regular beer drinkers, pairing their typical beers with all different varieties of coffee beans supplied by Counter Culture Coffee. There will be coffee stouts, coffee cakes, and of course, all the beer you could imagine.)

@Newtown Swim Club, Newtown, PA--- Sat. 10/22 - Newtown's Original Brewfest (12:00pm-5:00pm; $10/$40/$70 to taste from over 175 different beers & wines, 8 local eateries--including bar fare, Jamaican specialties and a pig roast. This year will feature a Special Home Brewers Tent which will consist of local home brews. The home brewers will be judged by event attendees as part of our Peoples’ Choice Awards.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, PA--- Sat. 10/22 - Sour Fest (10:00am; PAYG for Bockor Cuvee Des Jacobins, De Proef/Sly Fox Broederlijke Liefde, Dogfish Head Festina Peche, Fegley's Brew Works 007, Iron Hill/Ithaca Dark Humor, Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela, Kasteel Rouge, Liefman's Cuvee Brut, Ommegang Aphrodite, Rodenbach Grand Cru, St. Louis Gueuze and a few additional draft rarities like: Founders Backwoods Bastard, Founders Breakfast Stout, Founders Harvest Ale, Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Wild, Lost Abbey Angel's Share Bourbon, Russian River Damnation)

@Pizzadili Vineyards & Winery, Felton, DE--- Sun. 10/23 - Delaware Wine & Beer Festival (12:00pm-5:00pm; $25/$35 for unlimited sampling from 16 Mile Brewery, Dogfish Head Brewery, Fenwick Wine Cellars, Fordham/Dominion Brewery, Evolution Brewing Company, Nassau Valley Vineyards, Pizzadili Vineyards & Winery, Stewarts Brewing Company, Twin Lakes Brewery, and Unplugged & Uncorked -- Sonata Wines)

@Station Taproom, Downingtown, PA--- Wed. 10/26 - Tröegs Tap Takeover (6:00pm; PAYG to keep the pint glass and drink Scratch 45 (IPA), Scratch 47 (Witbier), Scratch 48 (Festbier), Flying Mouflan, and a Firkin of Pale Ale)

Learn about Homebrew
@Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/22 - Beer Barons to Homebrewers x(1:00pm; $25 for a tour of burial sites of brewers interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery and continuing with a tour, tasting and reception at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.)

@Sun Inn Preservation, Bethlehem, PA--- Tue. 10/25 - Next Step Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40 for this class geared toward the new brewer who has brewed some beer kits and is ready to learn the next step in homebrewing.)

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