Thursday, April 19, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 19 - April 25

No time for my superlatives this week. The calendar speaks for itself.

Check out the entire April 2012 calendar over here.

If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.
Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/20 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Oskar Blues beer)

@Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/20 - Brew & Chew with Arcadia Ales (7:00pm-9:00pm; $20 for a 4-course, 2-hour craft beer open bar where we will pair four Arcadia Ales Craft Beers with four different dishes.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/19 - Rich & Dan's Rye IPA (9:00pm-11:00pm; $PAYG for this new hoppy delight from Harpoon)

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/20 - Beer Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Sierra Nevada beer)

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

@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, Pa.--- Fri. 4/20 - Earth Day Beer Release (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for the release of Something Hoppy, Honey. American-style Double IPA with a full bodied malt flavor that balances the strong citrus flavor and aroma.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/20 - Dogfish Head Ballroom Blitz (4:00pm; $PAYG for Namaste, Ta Henket, Chateau Jiahu, Pangaea, Faithfull Ale, and Aprihop)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 4/20 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30am; $PAYG for Chester County Bitter, Chester County Brown, and the debut of Brewer's Select Zythos Pale Ale.)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/21 - Earth Day with Long Trail (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG to celebrate Earth Day with Long Trail Brewing. Buy a pint of Long Trail, keep the glass, plus a seedling to plant.)

@Tria, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/20 - The British Invasion (6:30pm-8:00pm; $60 as Rich Morillo from DiBruno Bros. and Daniel Endicott from Forest & Main lead attendees through a tour of beer and cheese from both sides of the pond)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@4 Fun Bars of the 19468--- Mon. 4/23-Sun. 4/29 - Suburban Beer Week 19468 ($PAYG and see individual bar websites for all the details: Craft Ale House; French Quarter Bistro; Lucky Lab Tavern; Railroad Street Bar & Grill)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/21 - BeerBQ Spring Festival (12:00pm-4:00pm; $TBD for all-you-can-eat barbecue, Great Lakes beer, and live music by Red Team Go On The Patio)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 4/19 - Stoudt's firkin and tap takeover ($PAYG for a lineup due to include Fat Dog Stout, '10 Old Abominable, House Fest, Rauschbier, Abbey Double, Abbey Tripel, Pils, Scarlet Lady, Gold Lager, Double IPA, and APA)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/21 - 4th Anniversary & Opening of Beer Garden ($PAYG for Beer, hot dogs, and good times for all)

@Station Taproom, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sat. 4/21 - 2nd Anniversary Party (12:00pm; $PAYG for great times and a list of beers like Tröegs Nugget Nectar, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Russian River Supplication, Russian River Temptation, Ithaca Flower Power (firkin), Founders Backwoods Bastard, Port Older Viscosity and more beers from Jolly Pumpkin, Hill Farmstead, Tired Hands, and Victory)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/21 - Long Trail Tap Takeover (7:00pm-9:00pm; $15 gets you unlimited refills and you keep the glass)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/20 - 420: Everybody Must Drink Stone (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for Citruelle Celeste de Citracado, '11 Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout, Vertical Epic 11-11-11, and Arrogant Bastard)

@TIME, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 4/23 - Mutha Firkin Monday (6:00pm; $PAYG for a special firkin from Southampton Brewing)

Food and Beer events
@JG Domestic, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 4/25 - Sly Fox Beer Dinner & Crawfish Boil (6:30pm; $55 for a memorable meal to be served with Pikeland Pils, Royal Weisse, Ichor, Dunkel Lager, Saison Vos, Black Raspberry Reserve)

@Stewart's Brewing Company, Bear, Del.--- Wed. 4/25 - Brewer's Dinner ($40 for a four-course meal paired with Wind Blown Blonde Kölsch, Columbus IPA, Abbey Hoffman Abbey Dubbel, '11 Barleywine)

Homebrewing, Charity, and Education
@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. Tue. 4/24 - Main Line Animal Rescue, Give 20 ($PAYG and use the coupon from the MLAR website)

@Keystone Homebrew, Bethlehem & Montgomeryville, Pa.--- throughout Mar. '12 - Beer Making, Cheese Making, and Wine Making classes (See website for all the class details)

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