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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: January 19 - January 25

Philly Beer Week released a video last week. If it doesn't get your lupulin flowing for PBW '12 (the 5th anniversary already!), I'm not sure what will. My 1/2 second of PBW '11 fame comes at 0:09 :)

Until then, continue your winter/spring training for PBW '12 with some of the following beer events in and around Philadelphia. As usual, there's no shortage or diversity in events to keep you thawed during these cold winter months. Carry on...

Check out the entire January 2012 calendar over here.

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

Special Tastings, Brewery Promos, and Samplings
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 1/20 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Samuel Adams beer)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 1/20 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Southern Tier beers with Joe Sixpack)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/19 - Keep the Pint Night (4:30pm; $PAYG for a night of Flying Fish beers like HopFish IPA, Extra Pale Ale, Grand Cru Winter Reserve, Abbey Dubbel, and Exit 13 Belgian Chocolate Stout. Take-home glassware as well.)

@Goshen Beverage Center, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 1/20 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Boxcar beer)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 1/19 - Philadelphia Brewing Tap Takeover (6:00pm; $PAYG for all the PBC standards, plus Broadcaster Brown (yay!) and Harvest From The Hood. Free glassware, too.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 1/24 - Duck-Rabbit Night (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for a selection of Duck-Rabbit drafts, including a special coffee-infused Milk Stout firkin. Buy a pint, keep the glass. Duck vs. Rabbit food specials with Daffy Duck & Bugs Bunny cartoons on the TV.)

@The Wishing Well, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/23 - Quizzo (8:00pm; $PAYG to test your beer knowledge and win prizes supplied by Victory)

@Total Wine, Claymont, Del.--- Thu. 1/19 - Learn About Belgian Classics (6:30pm-8:30pm; $15 for a wide variety of classic Belgian beer styles. Authentic Trappist and Abbey ales of Belgium will be featured along with beers from other countries whose brewers are offering accurate renditions of these timeless brews of Belgium. Class includes beer selections, tasting sheets, take home educational materials, and discounts on the beer presented in class.)
@Total Wine, Claymont, Del.--- Sat. 1/21 - Learn About Belgian Classics (3:00pm-5:00pm; $15 for a wide variety of classic Belgian beer styles. Authentic Trappist and Abbey ales of Belgium will be featured along with beers from other countries whose brewers are offering accurate renditions of these timeless brews of Belgium. Class includes beer selections, tasting sheets, take home educational materials, and discounts on the beer presented in class.)

@Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 1/20 - Brawler vs. Pugilist (6:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for a bare-knuckles cask match-up of Yards' Brawler and Iron Hill-Lancaster's Pugilist. Possibility of a nitro-ized Brawler as well.)


Special events with that little something extra
@Club Polaris, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/21 - Big Ass Beerfest (12:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm; $45/$55 for sixty or more brews ranging from imperial porters and stouts, double IPAs, barleywines and many more. Sample all you want the whole session. If you like high ABV beers you'll love this fest. Most beers will be over 8% alcohol by volume, but we will have a few that are just too interesting to not have at a beer fest. There are some new breweries in town that we want to showcase like: Evil Genius, Neshaminy Creek Brewing, and more.)

@Craft Ale House, Limerick, Pa.--- Thu. 1/19 - A Very Funky Farewell (6:00pm; $PAYG for a farewell event for one of the nicest guys in the beer biz, Dr. Joel Armato from New Holland Brewery. We'll have many New Holland beers on draft, and Dr. Joel will be spinning some old school vinyl. Beers will go on around 6:00 and music begins around 8:30.)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 1/20 - 120 on 1/20 (10:00am; $PAYG for the tapping/detonating at 10am. Weighing in around 20% ABV, we expect this sixtel to last all day.)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Sat. 1/21 - Winter Beer Fest (12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm; $30 for beer sampling from Tröegs, Weyerbacher, Oskar Blues, Victory, Founders, Firestone Walker, Allagash, Ommegang, and many more)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ--- Sat. 1/21 - Barrels, Bourbon, and Bugs (12:00pm-4:00pm; $PAYG for Five wild beers and five bourbon barrel-aged beers on tap)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/21 - The Trouble with Trippels (11:00am; $PAYG for special food menu, a DJ, and troubling trippels like: Victory Golden Monkey, Sly Fox Incubus, Stoudt's Abbey Tripel, Weyerbacher Merry Monks, Dock Street Prisoner of Hell, Flying Fish Exit 4, Allagash Tripel, and Flying Fish Grand Cru)

@London Grill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/19 - Sierra Nevada Ovila Series plus ExPortation (7:00pm; $PAYG for the dubbel, the quad, the saison, and the bar's last keg of ExPortation)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 1/20 - Robbie Burns Birthday Event (6:00pm-11:00pm; $PAYG for Gang Aft Agley Scotch Ale and Burns Scottish Ale, the bagpipes will be piping and the arrival of the Haggis (6:30pm) will be marked by Ian Turnbull's reading of Burns' Ode to a Haggis. Celtic Spirit will play music throughout the evening. We will also reward everyone who attends wearing a kilt with a free pint and have a judging of the best Kilt attire, male and female, with first, second and third place prizes.)

@Tapestry, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 1/24 - 24 Tap Takeover Night (8:00pm; $PAYG as they feature California breweries 50/50, Ballast Point, Coronado, Iron Fist, and Mission)


Did you resolve to homebrew in 2012?
@Keystone Homebrew, Bethlehem & Montgomeryville, Pa.--- throughout Jan. '11 - Beer Making, Cheese Making, and Wine Making classes (See website for all the class details)


Beer and Food events
@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/21 - Ommebrunch (10:00am-2:00pm; $PAYG for a special brunch with a whole bunch of Ommegang beers like Adoration ['10], Adoration ['11], Gnomegang, Three Philosophers ['10], Three Philosophers ['11], Witte, and more)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 1/19 - Cheese and Beer Pairing (6:00pm & 8:00pm seatings; $35 for four courses of cheese paired with Ironbound Ale, Vienna Lager, Abbey Dubbel, and Wee Heavy)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 1/25 - Brewmaster's Merry Monks Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $65 for a six-course meal paired with Belgian Pale Ale, Tripel de Rut, Smokin Blonde, Saison, Belgian Rye IPA, and Fe10)

@Paramour, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 1/24 - Farmer's & Brewer's Dinner (6:30pm; $65 for a seven-course dinner featuring all-natural and locally grown Scottish Highland beef from Why Not Farm in Glenmoore, PA with specially selected beer pairings from Sixpoint Craft Ales of Brooklyn, NY like The Crisp Pilsner, Sweet Action Cream Ale, Bengali Tiger IPA, Spice of Life IPA, Righteous Rye Pale Ale, Diesel American Stout, and Otis Oatmeal Stout)

@Speckled Hen Cottage Pub & Ale House, Reading, Pa.--- Wed. 1/25 - Beer Dinner (6:00pm; $40 for a four-course meal paired with Ommegang Hennepin, Cigar City Maduro Brown, and Founders Breakfast Stout)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Wed. 1/25 - Monthly Beer Dinner ($TBD)

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