Thursday, December 22, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 22 - December 31

Let's go ahead and cover off the remainder of the month and year. If you were expecting the Philly Beer Calendar to go out quietly with a wimper because of the holidays, then you don't know the Philly Beer Scene (the scene, not the magazine) very well.

I've left New Year's Eve events off of here since I've got them all neat and tidy presented for your consumption over here.

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
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 12/25 - Christmas Night Tapping (7:00pm; $PAYG for an after-family-gathering of Tröegs Mad Elf from both '10 and '11)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/22 - Christmas Caroling with Lew - A Book Singing Event (not a typo) (7:30pm-9:00pm; $PAYG visit from the big guy. We at the Grey Lodge must have been good, since the big guy will be dropping in on Thursday, December 22. No not Santa, the other big guy, beer writer Lew Bryson. Lew will lead us in some Christmas caroling...Loads of Christmas beers on tap...Do some last minute Christmas shopping! Lew will have several of his books to sell and sign. They make great gifts.)

@Pub on Passyunk East, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/22 - A Very Evil Christmas (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for a bunch of beers from Denmark's Evil Twin Brewing)

Special Tastings, Brewery Promos, and Samplings
@Craft Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/22 - Tröegs Yuletide (one on) Event (6:00pm; $PAYG Featuring on tap 2010 Mad Elf, 2011 Mad Elf, Scratch 52 T2 Ale, Dreamweaver Wheat, Hopback Amber Ale, Javahead Stout, Dead Reckoning Porter, Pale Ale, and Troegenator Doublebock)
@Craft Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/29 - 3rd Anniversary Party (6:00pm; $PAYG as we will be adding a few hard to get beers into our already tasty holiday line up. Beers that we will be pouring besides Pliny the Elder are ...)

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/22 - Wolaver's sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free samples of organic Wolaver's beers)
@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/23 - Philadelphia Brewing sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free samples of Philly Brewing's fresh brews like Shackamaximum)

@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/27 - Movie Night (9:00pm; $PAYG for a night of discounted pizzas and beer and Die Hard on the big screen)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 12/22 - Rogue Specials (6:00pm; $PAYG for an Oregonian lineup of Dead Guy Ale, I2PA, Good Chit Pils, Yellow Snow, Mogul Madness, and Old Crustacean ['09])

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Fri. 12/23 - Vertical Fridays (5:00pm-7:00pm; $PAYG for a vertical tasting of '10 and '11 Brasserie D'Chouffe's N'ice Chouffe)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Wed. 12/28 - Specialty Keg Tapping (11:30am; $PAYG to drink from a keg of Allagash's Thing 1)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/29 - Christmas Break with Yards Brewing ($PAYG as The Kite got its hands on some special stufff and can’t wait to tap it! Tom Kehoe & the boys over at Yards know how to Celebrate Christmas week!)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 12/30 - Ship Bottom Brewery Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free for this nanobrewery's and two of its flagship beers)

Food and Beer events
@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Sat. 12/24 - Christmas Eve Dinner by the Fireplace ($35 for three-courses and $PAYG for beer)

@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Sat. 12/24 - Christmas Eve Brunch (11:00am-2:00pm; $PAYG for special holiday brunch features)

@Jessop's Tavern, New Castle, Del.--- Mon. 12/26 - Belgian Beer Dinner (6:30pm-8:30pm; $30 for three courses of food and four Belgian beers including Palm Amber, Rodenbach Classic, Steenbrugge Abbey Tripel Ale, and Boon Cherry Kriek hosted by the tavern and Latis Imports)

@Lotus Farm-to-Table, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 12/22 - Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $65 for a four-course meal paired with Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux, Struise Tsjeeses, Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza, and Scaldis Prestige de Nuits)

Beer tasting events with that little extra something
@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 12/28 - Black & Wit Night (6:00pm; $PAYG Bubbly Wit and Black Belgian 2xIPA debuts and Special B&W Pizza. Charlie Chaplin "shorts" on the big screen, plenty of B&W-themed music, and B&W vegan cake)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 12/29 - A Very Voodoo Xmas (6:00pm; $PAYG for Wynona's Big Brown, Gran Met, 4 Seasons IPA, White Magic, and a firkin of Big Black Voodoo Daddy)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 12/26 - Boxing Day Beer Festival (11:30am; $PAYG for some of the best holiday and seasonal ales from around the world, including: Port Brewing Santa's Little Helper, Struise Tsjeeses Reserva, Smisje Kerst '08, Scaldis Noel, Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux, Dogfish Head Black and Red, Sierra Nevada Celebration, De Ranke Noel, Blaugies La Moneuse, Great Lakes Christmas, Ridgeway Bad Elf (cask), and Ridgeway Reindeer Droppings (cask). In addition to celebrating great beer, we’ll be celebrating the traditional spirit of Boxing Day by collecting canned food and non-perishable food items for donation to Philabundance.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Mon. 12/26 - Boxing Day Tap Takeover with Tröegs (all day and night; $PAYG for Flying Mouflan, Mad Elf 2010, Mad Elf 2011, Hopback Amber, Pale Ale, Troegenator, Java Head, Dreamweaver)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 12/28 - Ballast Point Tap Takeover (all day and night; $PAYG for Barrel-aged Black Marlin Porter, San Saison, Navigator Doppelbock, and Sextant Oatmeal Stout)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/23 - Stone Brewing Company (all day and night long; $PAYG to celebrate Christmas Eve-Eve with Double Bastard, Anniversary Ale, Vertical Epic, Imperial Russian Stout, and two casks along with the Smoked Porter.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Wed. 12/28 - Hoppy Holiday Hump Day (11:30am; $PAYG for some hoppy delights like Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale, Ithaca Flower Power, Russian River Blind Pig, Ballast Point Sculpin, and Tongue Buckler...for starters)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 12/26 - Winterfest '11 (5:00pm-9:00pm; $35 for a festival with over 30 breweries represented along with sodas, wines, and spirits)

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