Thursday, August 23, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 23 - August 31

For some reason, it took me a few glances at the calendar to realize that the end of August also marks Labor Day Weekend, which comes a few days earlier than usual in this year's September calendar. So we'll expand the weekly calendar to the last nine days of August to close out the month of solid-looking beer events across the Philadelphia region.

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
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 8/24 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Founders beers)

@Bella Vista Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/31 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Flying Fish)

@Craft Ale House, Limerick, Pa.--- Thu. 8/23 - Meet The Brewers from Manayunk ($PAYG as Doug and Evan bring a few of their brews to us, including a firkin of Evans first batch of Lenape Indian Brown ale, dry hopped with Chinook and Centennial hops)

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/24 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Neshaminy Creek)
@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/31 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Elysian & Uinta)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 8/31 - Friday Night Tasting (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Evil Genius beers)

@Hawthornes Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/29 - Wednesday Night Tasting (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Twisted Pine's beer with Paul Havelin)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/30 - Germany Comes from Jeremy: Neshaminy Creek Brewing (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of beers from Neshaminy Creek's Jeremy Myers, Steve Capelli, and Rob Jahn)

@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Sat. 8/25 - Bitter Rivalry (5:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG as Iron Hill family members from Wilmington, Media, Newark, North Wales, and Chestnut Hill face off against the likes of The Alchemist, Pizza Port Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co., and Great Divide Brewing Co.)
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Wed. 8/29 - 2 Logan TJ Release Party (5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG for an Iron Hill/Yards collaboration called 2 Logan TJ, a recreation of a beer Jefferson would have had brewed at Monticello two hundred years ago. 9.5% ABV and a deep reddish-brown, very full-bodied, with a hint of toffee and a complex, malty finish. Tim Roberts of Yards and our own Chris LaPierre will chat about their collaboration. Also on tap will be Yards Brawler, Yards Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale, and Yards of Iron.)
@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 8/24 - Beat The Heat With Wheat (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for their seasonally-inspired Wheat Beers like Grisette, Hefeweizen, Belgian Witbier, Mahalo, Apollo!, Rauch Weisse, Berliner Weisse, Blueberry Wheat, and Peach Wheat. Enter a raffle for a chance to win great prizes, including one of our Bottled Reserves.)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/23 - Duvel Moortgat Night (4:00 p.m.; $Free + $PAYG for free samples of select Ommegang, Duvel, Maredsous bottles and PAYG drafts of Ommegang Belgian Independence Day Saison, Biere D'Hougoumont, Hennepin, Rare Vos, Witte, and Chouffe Biere Du Soleil.)

@Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/23 - Rare brews from The Bruery (6:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Oud Tart and Tart of Darkness)

@Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa.--- Sat. 8/25 - Heffes and Horseshoes (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; $PAYG for some friendly horseshoe competition and our featured Hefes: Franziskaner Hefe-weissbier & Harpoon Hefeweizen)
@Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa.--- Fri. 8/31 - Dogfish Head Burton Baton (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG for the Burton Baton through Randall the Enamel Animal)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/25 - Tröegs Tap "Takeover" (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $15 as four taps will be switched to Tröegs kegs. For $15, attendees will receive unlimited refills during the event and will also get to "keep the pint.")

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/30 - Ballast Point Brewing Night (4:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a list of Ballast Point beers still T.B.A.)

@Chameleon Club, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 8/25 - 2nd Annual Summer Brewfest (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; $35/$50 for food, music, and beers from Duclaw Brewing Company, Founders, Stoudt's, Lancaster, St. Boniface, Six Point, Lavery, Sly Fox, Jack's, Southern Tier, Kind, Sam Adams, Dogfish Head, Stone, Roy Pitz, Victory, Evil Genius, Butternuts, Raven, Bruvado.)

@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)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 8/23 - Bell's Tap Takeover (6:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Black Note, Oracle, Oarsman, Oberon, Two Hearted, Double Cream Stout, and more to follow)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 8/23 - Evil Twin Tap Takeover (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Evil Twin selections including Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room, Freudian Slip, Mad Dog Pale Ale, P.H.A.T Porter, Soft Dookie, and Yin & Yang.)

@Lemon Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 8/26 - Brasserie Des Franches-Mantagnes Tasting (4:30 p.m.; $52 for a vertical tasting of Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien (2006, 2007, 2011 plus Le Meule) paired with awesome snacks)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 8/26 - Kick the Kegs Night (9:00 p.m.; $PAYG to help us drain every last drop of beer)

@Railroad Street Bar & Grill, Limerick, Pa.--- Sat. 8/25 - Hops Fest ($PAYG for Ballast Point Sculpin & Dorado, Sierra Nevada Hoptimum, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Hopfenstark Belgian IPA, Oskar Blues Deviant Dales IPA, and a few more)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 8/26 - Kick the Kegs Night (9:00 p.m.; $PAYG to help us drain every last drop of beer)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa.--- Sat. 8/25 - Microfest (12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; $35/$40 for the annual festival fun and featuring the Daisy Jug Band)

Food and Beer events
@For Pete's Sake Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/29 - Suds 'n' Sliders with Victory Tap Takeover (6:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Headwaters Pale Ale, Prima Pils, Hop Wallop, Golden Monkey, and Festbier. $1 Beef, Chicken & Pork Sliders)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Sat. 8/25 - Hawaiian Pig Roast-Welcome Back Party (12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.; Stop by for a pig roast, to sample new beers, and play games)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Fri. 8/24 - Firestone Walker Beer Dinner (7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; $75 for a four-course meal paired with Union Jack, Walkers Reserve Porter, Double IPA, and Parabola)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 8/23 - Beer and Cheese Pairing (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG for four-course of cheese paired with Hefeweizen, Johnny Appleseed, Ironbound Ale, and Dark Humor)

@JG Domestic, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/25 - Bell's Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $55 for Fish Fry with Bell's beer pairings to include Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, Amber, Porter, and Oracle)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/25 - Founders Ice Cream Experiment 2.0 (2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for six amazing & rare flavors using beers from Founders: Cerise, Devil Dancer, Nemesis, Porter, Centennial IPA, and Backwoods Bastard.)

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