Thursday, February 02, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 2 - February 8

It's Groundhog Day, but don't let that deter you from wandering outside. In fact, by the time many of you read this, the first beer event of the day will already be in the books. Read on to learn more about what to do today and the remainder of the next seven days.

Check out the entire February 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. 2/3 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples from Kona Brewing)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/3 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples from Breckenridge Brewery with Joe Sixpack)

@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 2/2 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for Blood Orange Ale, a golden ale infused with refreshing blood oranges. 100% of cask sales will be given to Miller-Keystone Blood Center.)

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/3 - Beer Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Flying Fish beer)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/2 - Keep the Pint Night (4:30pm; $PAYG for a night with the Pittsburgh-area's Full Pint Brewing Company)

@Goshen Beverage Center, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 2/3 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples from Yards Brewing Company)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 2/3 - Yards Brawler in the House (5:00pm-7:00pm; $PAYG as brewer, Tim Roberts, of Yards Brewing Company is bringing the Brawler and will be hanging out. Iron Hill's The Pugilist, modeled after the Brawler, will also be on tap.)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/3 - Firkin February (5:00pm; $PAYG as they'll be serving a firkin of cask-conditioned Winter Warmer)

@Kildare's Irish Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/3 - Mojo Risin' Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for Boulder Brewing's Mojo Risin' served three different ways: cask-conditioned on the handpump, on nitrogren, and on traditional CO2 draft)

@Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/3 - Old Forge Debut (12:00pm-2:00pm; $PAYG as owner/brewer Damien Malfara comes to Philly with Bella Vista and his Endless Summer Pale Wheat, T-Rail Pale Ale, and Ol' Smithy Imperial Winter Warmer)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Wed. 2/8 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp ($PAYG with all the details at the website)

@The Bards, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/8 - Flying Fish Tap Takeover (6:00pm; $PAYG)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.--- Thu. 2/2 - Beer Sampling (6:00pm-8:00pm; $Free tasting samples from Flying Fish)

Not your ordinary tasting or sampling
@Blue Dog Pub, Lansdale, Pa.--- Fri. 2/3 - Hop Fest (6:30pm-8:30pm; $PAYG for Russian River Pliny the Elder, Ballast Point Sculpin, Ithaca Flower Power, Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast American Black Ale, Founders Double Trouble, Avery Dugana, Southern Tier 2XIPA, Founders Centennial IPA, Lost Coast Double Trouble IPA, Port Brewing Mongo Double IPA, Bear Republic Mach 10 Double IPA, and many others.)

@Craft Ale House, Limerick, Pa.--- Thu. 2/2 - Stone Hog Day (6:00pm; $PAYG for the most recent Vertical Epic 11-11-11, as well as the most recent collaboration beer by The Alchemist/Ninkasi/Stone called "More Brown Than Black IPA". We will also be pouring vertcal flights of: Stone Russian Imperial Stout '06, '07, '08 and '09, Stone Old Guardian Barleywine '06, '07, '08 and '09, and Stone Double Bastard '06, '07, '08 and '11)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/8 - Allagash & Whole Foods Market Beer and Cheese Happy Hour (6:00pm; $PAYG for some incredible cheese pairings to go with an icredible lineup from Allagash. All cheese is compliments of Whole Foods Market, so if you find something you like stop over and pick some up on the way home.)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 2/5 - Charles Dickens' Birthday ($PAYG for great English ales all day long and Dickens-themed Quizzo at 9 p.m. We will offer extra credit if you come dressed in tweed.)

@Side Bar, West Chester, Pa.--- Tue. 2/7 - Bell's Dominates the Taps ($PAYG for HopSlam, Third Coast Old Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Cherry Stout, and a couple more that may sneak in at the last minute)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/2 - Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast (7:00am-1:00pm; $PAYG for special events and special beers all the way up until noon. Draft Line-Up that will include at least the following: Flying Fish Exit 8, Founders Breakfast Stout, Ommegang Aphrodite, Philadelphia Joe Porter, Russian River Supplication, Russian River Temptation, Sierra Nevada Exportation, Sierra Nevada Life and Limb, Sly Fox Coffee Porter, and Yards Old Bart. We will have special events with a different brewery every hour, including an Hawaiian Shirt contest, a hula hoop contest, and more.)

@The Railroad Street Bar & Grill, Linfield, Pa.--- Sat. 2/4 - Winter Hop Fest (2:30pm; $PAYG for Great Divide's Titan, Sonte's Sublimely Self-Righteous and Ruination, Green Flash's West Coast IPA and Imperial IPA, Firestone Walker's Double Jack, Port Brewing's Shark Attack, Mongo, and Wipeout, Russian River's Pliny The Elder, Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA, Nebraska's Hop God...and more to come.)

Beer and Food events
@Holiday Inn, Breinigsville, Pa.--- Thu. 2/2 - Fegley's Brew Works Beer Dinner (6:00pm-9:00pm; $49 for a five-course meal paired with Always Sunny Pale Ale, Hop Explosion, Steelgarden Wit, Dopplebock, Rauchbock, and Insidious Imperial Stout)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Sat. 2/4 - British Invasion (2:00pm-7:00pm; $PAYG for Russian Imperial Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Pig Iron Porter, Nitro Porter, Nitro Bourbon Porter, Winter Warmer, Old Ale, and Anvil Ale. Cask-conditioned Anvil Ale, Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Porter. Also, traditional English fare will be available.)
@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Wed. 2/8 - Beer and Eclat Chocolate Pairings (6:00pm-9:00pm; $25/$40 for five rounds of Eclat's chocolate paired with Russian Imperial Stout, Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout, Cherry Chocolate Stout, and
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 2/8 - Beer & Chocolate Pairing (6:00pm-9:00pm; $25 for six rounds of chocolate presented by Cantwell Tavern's Ryan Flynn and paired with Belgian Witbier, Abbey Dubbel, Pig Iron Porter, Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout, Bourbon Russian Imperial Stout, and Black IPA)

@Uno's, Maple Shade, NJ--- Tue. 2/7 - Weyerbacher Beer Dinner (6:30pm-9:00pm; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Blithering Idiot, Quad, Big Ern’s IPA, Fireside Ale, and Old Heathen)

Some Super Bowl fun. Yeah, I said Super Bowl
@Franklin's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 2/5 - Super Bowl Pig Roast and Firkin (5:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG for a pig roast buffet featuring Esposito's porchetta, salad, veggies, and sides. A firkin of Victory ESB, door prizes, raffles, giveaways all game long. 16 HDTVs on the wall to enjoy the big game)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 2/5 - Savage Super Bowl Sixtel Sunday (7:00pm; $PAYG for a "super lineup" (as always on Savage Sundays) whose list will not be divulged until tap time.)

@Misconduct Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 2/5 - Superbowl Firkin of Victory (5:30pm; $PAYG for a firkin of Victory's HopDevil during the game)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Sat. 2/4 - Superbowl Saturday ($PAYG for a couple of barrelaaged stouts from Michigan that you may have heard of, along with several 'tions, a couple of kegs from 56 Gheudestraat on the handpumps, and more of our favorites to come as we finish compiling our Superbowl list.)

And then there was this brewery called Clown Shoes, yup, Clown Shoes
@Kraftwork, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/8 - Philadelphia Debut of Clown Shoes (5:30pm; $PAYG as Gregg Berman, brewer and brains behind Clown Shoes, will be in the house for dinner/Meet 'n Greet. Stop by, say hi, and welcome him with our usualy Philly luv - all ten drafts go on at noon, festivities start around 5:30 p.m. with Vampire Slayer, Tramp Stamp, Muffin Top, Hoppy Feet, Supahero, Clementine, Lubrication, Eagle Claw Fist, and Blaecorn Unidragon)

@Tapestry, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/6 - Philadelphia Debut of Clown Shoes (7:00pm; $PAYG for nine drafts including Lubrication, Clementine, Tramp Stamp, Hoppy Feet, Eagle Claw Fist, Supa Hero, Blaecorn Unidragon, Vampire Slayer, and Muffin Top)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 2/7 - Philadelphia Debut of Clown Shoes (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for Vampire Slayer, Muffin Top, Tramp Stamp, Hoppy Feet, Supahero, and Clementine)

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