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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Beer Calendar: What To Do in April 2012

Not long before Philly Beer Week rolls around in June. However, April and May will have something to say first. Let's get in to yet another busy calendar month of beer events in and around Philadelphia.

One event that spans the globe (or at least the U.S.) on April 7 will be the Session Beer Day. Promoted heavily by our good friend and true beer advocate, Lew Bryson, for the past 5+ years, "session" beers (not to be confused with "sessionable") are popping up in a bar and brewery near you. Learn more here…or here at this link.

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


$20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here

Philadelphia
Sun. 4/1 - Anniversary Party @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm-7:00pm; $PAYG)
Sun. 4/1 - St. "FOOL"lien, Part Trois, with Dominique Friart @Kraftwork, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 4/4 - Quad Day @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (11:00am; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/4 - 5th Birthday Bash @Triumph Brewing, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 4/4 - Monthly Beer School (April theme: TBD) @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:00pm; $Free)
Wed. 4/4 - Four draft night with Lost Abbey @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/4 - Red-headed Hussey Release Party @Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/5 - Keep the Pint Night (Alesmith) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:30pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/5 - Sunshine Pils and Phils @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (1:35pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/6 - First Friday Free Tasting (Lancaster Brewing) @Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:30pm-7:30pm; $Free)
Fri. 4/6 - Friday Night Tasting (Bock beers with Joe Sixpack) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free)
Fri. 4/6 - Dogfish Head Good Fish Friday @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/6 - Beer Sampling (Great Lakes) @Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free)
Fri. 4/6 - Get Your Goat On @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/6 - Sixpoint Sabotage @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (8:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/7 - Split Thy Skull @Tatooed Mom's, Philadelphia, Pa. (1:00pm-5:00pm; $PAYG)
Tue. 4/10 - Miss Sweet Action with Sixpoint Brewery @The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/11 - Four draft night with Dogfish Head @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/11 - Monthly Beer School (April theme: B. United Imports) @Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm; $Free)
Wed. 4/11 - Beer and Food specials with Quizzo Game Night @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/12 - Happy Hour with Flying Fish Brewing Co. @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/12 - Sly Fox Night @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/12 - Flying Fish "Buy The Glass" Night @Revolution House, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/13 - Friday Night Tasting (Old Dominion) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free)
Fri. 4/13 - Friday the Firkinteenth @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/13 - Beer Sampling (Sly Fox) @Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free)
Fri. 4/13 - Beer & Cheese Pairings @Iron Hill, Chestnut Hill, Pa. (5:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/14 - Tröegs Beer Sampling @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:00pm-8:00pm; $Free)
Mon. 4/16 - Mad Monday with Duvel/Ommegang @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (11:30am; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/20 - Friday Night Tasting (Oskar Blues) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free)
Fri. 4/20 - Brew & Chew with Arcadia Ales @Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm-9:00pm; $20)
Fri. 4/20 - 420 Everybody Must Drink Stone @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/20 - Beer Sampling (Sierra Nevada) @Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free)
Fri. 4/20 - Dogfish Head Ballroom Blitz @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/21 - Earth Day with Long Trail @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/21 - 4th Anniversary & Opening of Beer Garden @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 4/21 - Long Trail Tap Takeover @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm-9:00pm; $15)
Mon. 4/23 - Mutha Firkin Monday (Southampton Brewing) @TIME, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/27 - Friday Night Tasting (Spring beers with Joe Sixpack) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free)
Fri. 4/27 - Goose Island Tap Takeover @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/27 - Beer Sampling (Stoudt's) @Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sun. 4/1 - Blowin' It Up For Cancer @Paradise Farm Camps, Downingtown, Pa. (12:00pm-5:00pm; $5/$15)
Sun. 4/1 - Naked Brewing Release Party @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa. (12:00pm; $PAYG)
Tue. 4/3 - Tasty Tuesday: [Saint] [foo] [YEN] @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/4 - First Thursday Beer Sampling @Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (6:00pm-8:00pm; $Free)
Wed. 4/4 - Shangy's Tap Takeover for Charity (benefiting Abington Health) @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/5 - Victory Tap Takeover @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/5 - Phightin Phils Season Opener @Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, Pa. (12:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/6 - Friday Night Sampling (Evil Genius) @Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free)
Fri. 4/6 - Firkin Friday (Irish Red Ale, hopped with Citra) @Iron Hill Brewery, Media, Pa. (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/6 - Victory Beer Tasting @Blue Dog, Lansdale, Pa. (6:30pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/12 - Central Waters tasting @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/12 - Patio Opening Luau @Iron Hill Brewery, Media, Pa. (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/13 - Friday Night Sampling (Southampton) @Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free)
Wed. 4/18 - Sam Adams Tap Takeover @Fingers Wings and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa. (6:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/19 - Stoudt's firkin and tap takeover @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 4/20 - Earth Day Beer Release @Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, Pa. (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/26 - Dogfish Head Tap Takeover @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. ($PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 4/5 - Phightin Phils Season Opener @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (12:00pm-5:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/5 - Phightin Phils Season Opener @Iron Hill Brewery, Wilmington, Del. (12:00pm-5:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/5 - Charity Cask Night (April cask: "Chocolate-covered Cherry Stout, to benefit the March of Dimes organization) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. (5:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/6 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30am; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/7 - Easter Hopfest @Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, Pa. (11:00am; $PAYG)
Mon. 4/9 through Sun. 4/15 - Phightin Phils Home Opener Week @Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 4/10-Sat. 4/14 - Featured Brewery Week (Southern Tier) @TJ's, Paoli, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 4/13 - Friday Night Tasting (Great Lakes) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free)
Sat. 4/14 - Southern Tier Brewery Promotion @The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa. (12:00pm; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/14 - The West Chester Beer Ladies brew day @Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, Pa. (9:00am-3:00pm; $PAYG)
Sun. 4/15 - Beer Sampling (Flying Fish) @Wegmans, Malvern, Pa. (1:00pm-4:00pm; $Free)
Wed. 4/18 - Firkin' Off, Tale of the Tape @The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa. (6:45pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/20 - Friday Night Tasting (Ruckus) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free)
Fri. 4/20 - Third Friday Firkin Fest @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30am; $PAYG)
Mon. 4/23-Sun. 4/29 - Suburban Beer Week 19468 @4 Fun Bars of the 19468 ($PAYG)
Tue. 4/24 - Main Line Animal Rescue, Give 20 @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. ($PAYG and use the coupon from the MLAR website)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Mon. 4/2 - St. Feuillien Beer Dinner @Tapestry, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm; $75)
Tue. 4/3 - Russian River Beer Dinner @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:00pm-9:00pm; $90)
Tue. 4/3 - Victory Beer Dinner @Devil's Alley, Philadelphia, Pa. (8:00pm-11:00pm; $25)
Thu. 4/5 - Brews & Bowties @Ethical Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:00pm-9:00pm; $60)
Thu. 4/5 - Ice, Ice (Baby) Beer, with Tom Baker @Tria, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30pm-8:00pm; $55)
Tue. 4/10 - The Beers of the Cellar @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm; $95)
Thu. 4/12 - Skillshare Class: Become One With Your Beer @Drink Philly, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm-8:30pm; $25)
Fri. 4/13 - Greensgrow Farms Whole Hog @Philadelphia Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:00pm-9:00pm; $50/$75)
Sat. 4/14 - Bockbierfest @Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:00pm-11:00pm; $10/$25)
Mon. 4/16 - Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover and Beer Dinner @Lemon Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm; $PAYG for happy hour and $60 for dinner)
Fri. 4/20 - The British Invasion @Tria, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30pm-8:00pm; $60)
Sat. 4/21 - BeerBQ Spring Festival @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:00pm-4:00pm; $TBD)
Sat. 4/28 - 14th Annual Brew Fest @Manayunk Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa. (1:00pm-5:00pm; $25/$45)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
throughout Apr. '12 - Beer Making, Cheese Making, and Wine Making classes (throughout the month) @Keystone Homebrew, Bethlehem & Montgomeryville, Pa. (See website for all the class details)
Thu. 4/12 - Brews & Bowties @Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Del. (6:00pm-9:00pm; $60)
Wed. 4/18 - Weyerbacher Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. (7:00pm; $60)
Sat. 4/28 - Cricket Crafts and Brew Fest @Cricket Lane, Ardmore, Pa. (2:00pm-8:00pm; $TBD)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 4/5 - Magic Hat Beer Dinner @Rino's Restaurant & Pizzeria (6:00pm-9:00pm; $35)
Sat. 4/7 - Spring Craft Beer Tasting @Crest Tavern, Wildwood Crest, NJ (12:00pm-4:00pm; $25)
Fri. 4/13 - Eclat Chocolate & Beer tutored pairings @Eclat Chocolate, West Chester, Pa. (6:30pm, 8:30pm; $45)
Mon. 4/16 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds: Beer & Cheese @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (6:00pm; $30)
Tue. 4/17 - Love Thy Neighbor (Weyerbacher) Beer Dinner @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. (7:00pm-10:00pm; $50/$95)
Wed. 4/25 - Brewer's Dinner @Stewart's Brewing Company, Bear, Del. ($40)
Thu. 4/26 - Tröegs Beer Dinner @Fireside Tavern, Strasburg, Pa. (6:00pm; $50)
Sat. 4/28 - PA Flavor 2012 – The Ultimate Beer and Food Pairing @State Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa. (1:00pm-5:00pm; $20/$50/$75)

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