Thursday, August 02, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 2 - August 8

After 2+ months, the return of the weekly calendar updates! Without further delay...

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
@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Yards beer)
@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 8/5 - Good Old War, Good Old Beer (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG for two one-off firkins of Rye IPA and Summer Session, pizza, and live music from David Cope, Vacationer, and Toy Soldiers)
@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/7 - Movie Night (8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for food and beer specials on the menu and The Sandlot on the movie projector)
@Double Eagle Saloon, Vineland, NJ--- Sat. 8/4 - Turtle Stone Brewing Company Beer and Food Night Out (7:00 p.m.; $PAYG for food specials based on pairings or just come out and enjoy some beer and live music by Frank Comparri)
@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - Friday Night Tasting (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sixpoint beer)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - Staropramen Sampling (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for beer from Czech brewer Staropramen)
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - Incubus Friday (11:30am; $PAYG for a keg of the Belgian-style tripel 'til it kicks)
@Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - Dogfish Head Festina Lente (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Festina Lente through the Randall)
@Triumph Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/7 - Social Pass Beer Tasting (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $25 gets you a flight of nine craft beers from Triumph Brewing Company, while munching on Pretzel Bites, Pizza, and a Mediterranean Platter.)
@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - First Friday Free Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of the "Manager's Choice")

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - First Friday After Party w/ Victory Brewing (7:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Altbier, Donnybrook Stout (nitro), Bavarian Polaris IPA, Bavarian Spalt Select IPA, Headwaters Pale Ale, Hop Devil, Kölsch, Mild Rye’d, Prima Pils, Summer Love Ale, and Ranch R DIPA on cask)
@Side Bar, West Chester, Pa.--- Tue. 8/7 - Big Ass Ballast Point Night (7:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Calico Amber, Big Eye, Dorado DIPA, Even Keel, Longfin Lager, Bourbon Navigator, Navigator, Piper Down, Bourbon Piper Down, Sculpin IPA, Habenero Sculpin (8pm Tapping), Yellowtail, and Sea Monster)
@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - Family Owned Craft Beers From Europe (7:00 p.m.; $PAYG as Latis Imports will take us on a tour of some small European breweries that have been making great beer for much longer than we have)

Food and Beer events
@Big Fish Grill, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Tue. 8/7 - Gretz Beer Dinner (7:00 p.m.; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Victory Headwater Pale Ale, Boxcar Mango Ginger Ale, Tröegs Dreamweaver Wheat, Evolution ESB, and Tröegs Java Head Stout)
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - National Watermelon Day Celebration (4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for $5 Watermelon Cocktails, $4 Watermelon Lager & Watermelon Wheat on Draught. Live Music by MJ Trio! Watermelon eating contest. Gift certificates, beer prizes, & Phillies tickets. Dunk tank....If you want to nominate someone, please call ahead. Proceeds benefit Variety the Children’s Charity. All watermelons are purchased locally from Fair Foods Farmstand in support of local farmers.)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Tue. 8/7 - Battle of the Beverages Dinner (7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a dinner pairing a beer and wine with each small course expertly prepared by chefs Paul Pulver and Tony Sortino of Hophound Productions)
@Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa.--- Wed. 8/8 - Brewery Dinner (7:00 p.m.; $TBD for a meet-n-greet dinner with Deschutes)
@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/4 - Charlie & The Sausage Factory (2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for six different sausagess & traditional German side dishes to go along with it. We will also be pairing up 6 various German-style beers with them for a total taste indulgence. Rauchbier, Doppelbock, Dunkel Lager, Wheat, Schwartbier, Pilsner.)
@Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, Pa.--- Tue. 8/7 - Spanish Theme Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $40 for a six-course meal paired with Hefeweizen, Lager, HopKnocker IPA, Uncle Fester, Mai Bock, and Round Boy Stout)

Homebrewing, Charity, and Education
@Fegley's Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 8/2 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG to benefit Godfrey Daniels – the Lehigh Valley’s premier live music listening room)
@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - Boozin' For Boobies (7:00 p.m.; $PAYG to raise funds for the Tour de Pink Breast Cancer Fundraiser through 50/50, Wheel Barrow of Cheer, and Prize Baskets)
@Paradise Farm Camps, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sat. 8/4 - SPCA Victory BrewBQ (12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; $TBD for a two-category BBQ cook-off competition. Each team will compete to see who can make the best chicken and ribs according to our judges. This year you will also be able to taste and vote on the People’s Pork award for our restaurant vendors. Additional activities include: Victory Beer Garden; varbeque classes and cooking demos; a variety of restaurant and vendors; live music; and a kids play area)
@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/8 - Monthly Beer School (4:00 p.m.; $Free to learn and taste beers from Russian River along side the Resurrection staff)

Iron Hill gets its own category this week
@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Thu. 8/2 - Rising Sun Release (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $PAYG for this 7.8% ABV single-hopped American Style IPA brewed with 100% Sorachi Ace hops)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - First Friday's Cask (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for the beer mentioned in the last entry)
@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - First Friday's Cask (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for Aka-Oni, aka The Red Devil, a medium-bodied pale ale with a significant amount of Japanese Sorachi-Ace hops that impart coconut and lemon flavors and aromas. The Red Devil was Charlie Manuel's nickname in Japan.)
@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 8/3 - First Friday's Cask (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Hoppopotamus, a full-bodied red ale and Full Nelson, a single-hopped American IPA)
@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Sat. 8/4 - Assistant Brewers Royal Rumble (5:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG as assistant brewers from our Maple Shade, North Wales, Phoenixville, and Wilmington locations will bring a cask and battle it out. The first Cask to kick is the champion. Craig’s American Brown Ale frmo North Wales. Matt’s Sugar Shack Brown Ale frmo Phoenixville. Andrew’s Honey Basil Wheat from Wilmington. Ruby’s Paison from Maple Shade.)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 8/8 - Christmas in August (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of our Holiday Ale.)

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