Thursday, November 24, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: November 24 - November 30

We stand here at the official kickoff to the holiday season and we all have much to be thankful least in terms of great beer in the Philadelphia region. So get out there and celebrate at any of these worthy beer events in the next seven days.

Check out the entire November 2011 calendar over here.

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

Y'gotta Play to Win
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 11/30 - Philly Beer Week Raffle (7:00pm; $PAYG for a raffle that takes place at 8:30pm for two prizes: a trip to Belgium with a local brewer of choice to brew a collaboration beer at renowned Brasserie Dupont; and the Philly Beer-Stravaganza, a PBW gift package that includes a trip to Tröegs Brewing Company with top local brewers to create the local collaboration brew- Brotherly Suds 3. Raffle tickets cost $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20.)

A Special Grand Opening
@Lucky Lab Tavern, Royersford, Pa.--- Sat. 11/26 - Grand Opening (11:00am; $PAYG during a daylong kickoff party complete with local brewers, Berks County Humane Society fundraiser, and beer samplings in the former home of Sly Fox Brewing Co.)

Thanksgiving and Black Friday
@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Fri. 11/25 - Black Friday Fest (8:00am; $PAYG for a geek-filled tap list with beers from Ballast Point, Bear Republic, Blue Point, Cigar City, Deschutes, Dogfish Head, Firestone Walker, Founders, Ithaca, Left Hand, Mikkeller, Prism, Russian River, Stone, Struise, and Thirsty Dog. Plus, vintage beers from Avery, Boaks, Dark Horse, De Dolle, Dieu Du Ciel, East End, Rodenbach, Weyerbacher.)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/24 - Thanksgiving Specials (7:00pm; $PAYG to help shake off the turkey and family with special tappings of '09 and '10 Southern Tier Pumking)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Fri. 11/25 - Life & Limb Tapping (7:00pm; $PAYG for a special tasting)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Fri. 11/25 - Black Friday with Ommegang (5:00pm; $PAYG for a night of '10 & '11 vintage comparisons between Adoration, Three Philosophers, and Chocolate Indulgence. Also featuring Gnomegang & other Ommegang beers. Flights will be available.)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/25 - Everything Went Black ($PAYG for a full brunch menu and a draft list that includes Avery Mephostopheles, Hercule Stout, Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, Allagash Fluxus [10], Duck Rabbit Schwarzbier, Fuller's London Porter (cask), Sly Fox O'Reilly's Stout, and more.)

Special Tastings, Brewery Promos, and Samplings
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/25 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Founders beers)

@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, Pa.--- Fri. 11/25 - Bottled Reserves Tasting (6:00pm-8:00pm; $Free samples of our hand-bottled reserve beers and all bottles are available for purchase)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/29 - One-year anniversary (11:00am; $PAYG for $4 Ridgemont Reserve Manhattans the entire day starting at 11am. From 4pm to 6pm, it's Happy Hour pricing featuring $10 select pitchers, $1.50 domestic bottles, $4 Classic Frozen Mint Juleps, $2 off drafts, and $1 off everything else! Then from 6pm to 9pm, we're offering $2 Shine Shots, $2 Sly Fox, $2 Bluecoat drinks. Finally, from 9pm 'til 11pm, get your fill of $2 Drafts and $2 Buffalo Trace drinks. Specials on selected bar snacks alongside our drinks specials.)

@South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 11/30 - Allagash Tap Takeover (8:00pm; $PAYG for a full lineup of Allagash beers including White, Black, Little Big, Dubble, Grand Cru, Curieux, Triple, and Interlude)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 11/26 - Hopfest featuring Harvest Ales (12:00pm; $PAYG for a full lineup of hop-forward beers including: Boulder Brewing Fresh Track, Brew Works Harvestfest IPA, Flying Dog Centennial Hop, Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor, Great Divide Fresh Hop, Hair of the Dog Blue Dot, Harpoon Docesna Czech Harvest Ale, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Sierra Nevada Estate Brewers Harvest, Stillwater Harvest Saison, Terrapin "So Fresh, So Green Green", Victory Harvest Pils, Victory Harvest Ale, Weyerbacher Harvest, and a firking of Yards Ceribus. 15% of all draft beer sales will be donated to All 4 Paws Rescue. Also, a massive raffle at 7:00pm.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Tue. 11/29 - Don't Call Me Lager (5:00pm; $5 donation at the door plus $PAYG for a pre-screening reception featuring all of the Dogfish Head music-centered beers (Faithfull Ale, Bitches Brew, and Hellhound on my Ale) as well as many other Dogfish Head staples. Stick around for an after-screening concert featuring local bands paying tribute to one of the most influential bands of the 90's and beyond. A silent auction featuring various rare Dogfish Head beers and a Pearl Jam 20 basket of cheer will benefit the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. We'll also be raffling off all sorts of Dogfish Head and World Café Live loot throughout the night
to help the "Friends of the Estuary" preserve the estuary and its tributaries for future generations.)

Food and Beer events
@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Sun. 11/27 - Pizza Pies and Pints (3:00pm-8:00pm; $15 for each pizza & pint pairing including Oktoberfest, Nut Brown Ale, Voodoo Lager, Saison, Ironbound, and Hefeweizen)

@McCrossen's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 11/30 - Stoudt's Beer Dinner (6:30pm; $40 for a four-course meal paired with beer from Stoudt's)

@Union Transfer, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/26 - Winter Beer Fest (1:00pm & 6:00pm; $10/$33 for beers from nearly 50 breweries)

@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, Pa.--- Sat. 11/26 - Introduction to Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40 for a class geared toward the first-time brewer. The class covers the basic equipment needed to homebrew and how it works. Participants will get hands-on experience brewing, bottling, and tasting homebrew.)

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