Thursday, August 16, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 16 - August 22

This week's Philly Beer Event Calendar fails to disappoint even here in the third week of August. Go figure; it's Philadelphia.

Check out the entire August 2012 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Thu. 8/16 - Long Trail Draft Promo Event (4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Imperial Pumpkin, Double IPA, Coffee Stout, and Belgian White Ale.)

@Chestnut 7, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/18 - Evil Genius Tap Takeover (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Good n' Evil, Evil Eye-PA, Hunchback Hefe, and a firkin of Trick or Treat)

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/17 - Friday Night Sampling (Lancaster Brewing Company) (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of their Kölsch in cans)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/22 - Smuttynose Brewing Company Night (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a list that is still growing, but currently includes: IPA, Pumpkin Ale, Homunculus and Old Brown Dog.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/22 - Smuttynose Brewing Company Night (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a list that is still growing, but currently includes: IPA, Pumpkin Ale, Homunculus and Old Brown Dog.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 8/17 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for Chester County Bitter and Route 113 IPA from the hand pump)

"Takeovers", Debuts, and other noteworthy events
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/16 - Prism Brewing Night (4:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Prism's Bitto Honey, ChemoSabe, Felony, Insana Stout, Love is Evol, Par Tea Pale, Shady Blonde, and Summer of ’69)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/18-Fri. 8/24 - Pucker Up Sour Festival ($PAYG for sour, tart, funky and anything that makes your lips pucker. 38 sour kegs and 40 bottles are lined up, so far)

@Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa.--- Fri. 8/17-Sat. 8/18 - Victory Total Tap Takeover ($PAYG for Ranch DIPA Citra Simcoe, Ranch DIPA Chinook, V-12, HopWallop, Baltic Thunder, Sasion du BUFF, Prima Pils, Headwaters Pale Ale, Golden Monkey, Sunrise Weis, Storm King, and HopDevil.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/22 - Around The World in 80 Beers (7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; $55 for beers from Lithuania, Italy, (Austria, Scotland, Japan, Austria, Namibia, Norway, Italy, and Denmark)

Food and Beer events + Festivals
@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Sun. 8/19 - Lost Abbey Beer Dinner with Tomme Arthur (5:00 p.m.; $80 for a six-course meal paired with Framboise de Amorosa, Mo Betta Bretta, Deliverance, Bourbon barrel-aged Santa's Little Helper, Judgment Day, and one last beer TBD)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/18 - Crabfest 2012 (1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; $30 for all-you-can-eat Maryland Blue Crabs and live music by TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb. $3 Brooklyn and Narragansett Cans and $5 White Peach Sangria all day.)

@Germantown Avenue (Mt. Airy), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/16 - Night Market (6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; $PAYG for for Yards brews, Penns Woods wines, cocktails made with Philadelphia Distilling spirits and offerings from more than 50 of your favorite food trucks and Mt. Airy restaurants.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 8/17 - The Big Chill (5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG to pick from frozen concoctions like Pig Iron Porter Float, Russian Imperial Stout Float, Vienna Red Lager Slushy, Lime-Belgian Wit Slushy, Orange-Belgian Tripel Slushy, German Pilsner and Lemonade Slushy, Berliner Weisse Snow Cone, Chocolate Stout Ice Cream, Honey IPA Ice Cream, and Hop Sorbet)

@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Sat. 8/18 - Beer & BBQ (2:00pm-6:00pm; $PAYG for classic summer BBQ favorites paired with German Pilsner, Smokin’ Blonde, Abbey Dubbel, Ironbound Ale, and Pig Iron Porter)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Tue. 8/21 - Hot Off The Grill Brewmaster's Dinner (6:00 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Berliner Weisse, Kölsch, Rauch Weisse, Smokin’ Brunette, and Tripel)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/21 - Brewmaster’s Summer Dinner Menu (7:00pm; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Berliner Weisse, Kölsch, Pineapple Saison, Sweet Leaf IPA, and Tripel)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/16 - Vegan Cocktails, Food, and Beer (6:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Southern-inspired vegan cocktails and vegan beers along side vegan and vegetarian specials crafted by Executive Chef Mark McKinney.)

@Lancaster Liederkranz, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 8/18 - Smokin' Blues and Brews Fest (12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $15/$35 for smoked meats, rhythm and blues music and great brews from 20 brewers)

@Lemon Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/21 - Oskar Blues BBQ, Blues, and Firkins ($65 for a three-course price fix BBQ Menu with all you can drink Oskar Blues. Johnny Quartet rocking out on some jazzy blues along with two Firkins made just for us! Oskar Blues draft specials all night long)

@Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, Doylestown, Pa.--- Fri. 8/17 - Eat and Drink Local: A World of Beer (7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; $28/$35 for this celebration of local food, beer, and spirits. Breweries and other food/beverage providers include: Free Will Brewing Company, McKenzie’s Brew House, Keystone Homebrew, Round Guys Brewery, Outta Hand Homebrew, Great Swamp Brewing, The Vault Brewing Company, Ringing Rocks Brewery, Weyerbacker Brewery, Mountain Laurel Distillery, Doylestown Food Co-op, Cherry Grove Farm Cheese, Blue Moon Acres, and Barefoot Gardens.)

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