Thursday, December 15, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 15 - December 21

Here we go again. Another bang-up week of beer events to give you all the holiday prep procrastination that you need.

Check out the entire December 2011 calendar over here.

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

@Love Park, Philadelphia, Pa.--- through Sat. 12/24 - Christmas Village ($PAYG for this unique atmosphere with thousands of lights, the big Holiday Tree, the delicious smell of waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst, beer, and mulled wine that will bring you and your family into the perfect Christmas mood. More than 50 wooden booths will sell traditional European food, sweets and drinks. They will also offer a great shopping experience with international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts.)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- throughout December '11 - 36 Days of Christmas Brews ($PAYG for a constantly changing tap list of holiday-themed beers)

More Santa and Holiday fun
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 12/17 - Tröegs Ugly Sweater Holiday Party (7:00pm-10:00pm; Wear your ugliest holiday sweater, then it's $40 for open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and raffle prizes of good cheer. Proceeds to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 12/18 - Christmanukkah: A Very Special Holiday Book Signing and Beer Tasting (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for this crazy holiday celebration that will include Joe Sixpack, Jeremy Cowan (Shmaltz Brewing), and a final draft list still TBA but look for Brew Works Rude Elf, Port Santa's Little Helper, Ridgeway Bad Elf, Sly Fox Christmas, He'brew Jubilation, Hop Manna IPA, & Genesis 15:15)

@Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/20 - A Very Joe Gunn Christmas (9:00pm; $PAYG for what should be an epic/typical night featuring live music, special guests, reindeer tacos and Joe Gunn)

Special Tastings, Brewery Promos, and Samplings
@2nd Street Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/16 - Founders Tap Takeover (8:00pm-11:00pm; $PAYG for all sorts of Founders beer TBA, with raffle tickets for the chance to buy Canadian Breakfast Stout)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/16 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples of beers from New Jersey with Joe Sixpack)

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/16 - Lancaster Brewing sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free samples of Lancaster Brewing's Winter Warmer, Milk Stout, and others)

@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/20 - Movie Night (9:00pm; $PAYG for a night of discounted pizzas and beer and Scrooged on the big screen)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/15 - Keep the Pint Night (6:00pm; $PAYG for Dock Street's Prisoner of Hell, Justin's Moustache, Rye IPA, Kolsch, and the never-before-sipped Old Ale)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 12/16 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples from nearby Victory Brewing Co.)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Fri. 12/16 - Vertical Fridays (5:00pm-7:00pm; $PAYG for a vertical tasting of '10 and '11 Scaldis Noel)

@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, Pa.--- Sat. 12/17 - Holiday Big Bottle Tasting (2:00pm-5:00pm; $Free tasting samples from IH's big bottle collection)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Lancaster, Pa.--- Tue. 12/20 - Cask-conditioned Charlie Brown Ale (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for blend of Pig Iron Porter and Ironbound Ale)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Wed. 12/21 - Bottled Reserves Tasting (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for samplers from IH's big bottle collection. Beers include Abbey Dubbel, Tripel, Quadrupel, Cannibal, Russian Imperial Stout, Saison, Wee Heavy, & Winter Wheat Wine Ale.)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/20 - Bagby's Beers (5:00pm; $PAYG to hang out with big-time GABF medal winner Jeff Bagby, Director of Brewing Operations at all Pizza Ports in California)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/16 - Third Friday - Jodi's Firkin (5:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG to hang with Jodi and drink from her choice of firkins)

Tastings with that little something extra
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 12/21 - Darkest Day with Bell's (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for tappings of Black Note, Rye Stout, Cherry Stout, Java Stout and many more.)

@Liberty Tap Room, Reading, Pa.--- Thu. 12/15 - Yards Invades (6:00pm; $PAYG for a tap takeover and a firkin up on the bar and a few things you've never had before)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Mon. 12/19 - Allagash Tap Takeover (5:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG for Allagash's Vrienden, Fluxus ‘11, Interlude, Odyssey, Hugh Malone, Victor, Curieux, Blonde, Black, Dubbel, Tripel, Four, White, and Dirty Allagash w/ Framboise)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 12/21 - Victory Tap Takeover (5:00pm-7:00pm; $PAYG for a tap list from Victory still TBD)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 12/15 - The Avery Experience (6:00pm; $PAYG for Boulder, Colorado's best including IPA, White Rascal, Ellie's Brown, Joe's Pilsner, Out of Bounds, Hog Heaven, Reverend, Maharaja, Rumpkin, Meph Addict, Mephistopheles, and The Czar)

@Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, Pa.--- Sat. 12/17 - Hoppy Holidays (1:00pm; $PAYG for a Ballast Point Sculpin, Blue Point No Apologies Imperial IPA, Coronado Idiot, Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, Firestone Walker Double Jack, Great Divide Hercules, Green Flash Imperial IPA, Moylans Hopsickle, Nebraska Hop God, Port High Tide, Port Mongo, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Southern Tier Unearthly)

Festivals, readings, gatherings, and other miscellaneous fun
@Keystone Homebrew, Montgomeryville, Pa.--- Sat. 12/17 - Book Signing: The Chemistry of Beer (2:00pm-4:00pm; $PAYG as author Roger Barth will be on hand to sign books and talk homebrewing. Be a great gift for yourself or the aspiring homebrewer on your gift-giving list.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 12/15 - 2nd Anniversary Party (all day and night; $PAYG for Real Boy DIPA (Iron Hill/Pinocchio’s Beer Garden 2nd Anniversary Ale), Dogfish Head 120 Minute, Dark Humor (Iron Hill/Ithaca collaboration), Port Older Viscosity, Lost Abbey Angel’s Share Brandy, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Russian River Supplication, Russian River Sanctification, Russian River Consecration, Russian River Damnation, Rodenbach Vintage 2008)

@Standard Tap, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/15 - IPA Club Holiday Mixer and Bottle Swap (8:00pm; $PAYG to mix and mingle at the 6th annual party of the IPA women's beer club. Wear a hat and bring a small or large bottle to exchange.)

@The Foodery (2nd/Poplar), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 12/18 - Book Signing and Beer Tasting (6:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG as Shmaltz's Jeremy Cowan joins Joe Sixpack to sign each of their respective books and toss back a few He'brew and other beers. The party then continues at Devil's Den)

Food and Beer events
@Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 12/18 - Sunday Football Brunch (10:30am; $PAYG for breakfast quiche, scrapple, pierogies, waffles, mimosas, Bloody Mary's, beer, and football)

@Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, Pa.--- Thu. 12/15 - Cooks Showdown Finale (5:00pm-6:00pm; $PAYG as one back-of-the-house Chef and one front-of-the-house Sous Chef will battle it out to become the Victorious Chef Team and have their names immortalized on the Golden Meat Grinder)

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