Thursday, November 22, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: November 22 - November 30

Be thankful. Have fun. Support your favorite bar and brewery beginning tonight with more than 25 events before the end of the month.

Check out the entire November 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
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/29 - Elysian Brewing Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a night with one of Seattle's finest and at least 19 of their beers)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/23 - Oskar (Blues) The Grouch Night (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for lots of Oskar Blues beers in cans and on draft. Beers will include all the Oskar Blues core brands and some special stuff. This event, believed to the world’s first garbage can focused beer event, definitely should not be missed.)
@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/30 - Blackout Night with Great Lakes (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for the local draft debut of this year's batch of Great Lakes Blackout Stout. We will be under blackout conditions, just candlelight. Several other great Great Lakes beers will be on tap. Mark should have some Great Lakes give-aways too.)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Tue. 11/27 - Brewmaster Series (6 p.m.; $PAYG for a tap list from Lancaster County's Stoudt's Brewery including Alterbier, Pumpkinfest, Achluophobia, and Fat Dog Stout)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Mon. 11/26 - St. James Release (11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of St. James Brown Ale, an English-style Brown Ale, and Give-20 benefiting the Anchorage Program at St. James Church.)

@London Grill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/27 - RJ Rockers and Laughing Dog (7 p.m.; $PAYG as we welcome RJ Rockers from South Carolina and Laughing Dog from Idaho to Philly)

@The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/29 - Allagash Favorites and Rarities (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for Bourbon Black, Hugh Malone, White, Curieux, and Four)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Fri. 11/30 - Mustache Happy Hour (4 p.m.; $PAYG to show off your moustache pride for a chance to win some cool Victory goodies. Moustaches will be judged by the lovely ladies of Victory and prizes will be awarded to winners for the best facial hair in the following categories: Best Style, Wackiest, Fullest, and Creepiest)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Fri. 11/23 - Black Friday (7 a.m.; $PAYG for a for the annual Black Friday staggering lineup)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/23 - Into The Black (2 p.m.; $PAYG for a celebration of the "art of dark craft")

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/22 - Full of Turkey? Come Drink you Pumpkin Pie (7 p.m.; $PAYG for a tapping a 2012 Southern Tier Pumking and one from last year. We will have a limited food menu available and special discounts for anyone that had to work on turkey day.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 11/23 - Hopstravaganza (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG as we celebrate 5 years with some tasty hoppy beers like Hop Monster DRIPA, Burton IPA, American Pilsner, Batch 500!, Petite IPA, White IPA, Rising Sun, and Cask-conditioned Kryptonite Imperial IPA)
@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Fri. 11/23 - Big Bottle Tasting (2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG to sample some of our favorite Bottle Reserves)

@Kraftwork, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/23 - Blackout (10:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a funky brunch served with beautiful black beers)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 11/21 - Lost Abbey/Port Tap Takeover (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG for Lost Abbey Deliverance, Lost Abbey Bourbon Angel’s Share, 2011 Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi, Lost Abbey Serpents Stout, Lost Abbey Judgement Day, Lost Abbey Avant Garde, Port Mongo DIPA, and possibly more.)

@Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/23 - Blackout (10:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a special brunch and some of the most amazing black beers)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 11/24 - Hopfest with Harvest Ales (12 p.m.; $PAYG for over a dozen Harvest Ales and a massive raffle at 7 p.m. with 15% of all draft beer sold donated to All 4 Paws Rescue organization.)

@Tria Fermentation School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/29 - Allagash's Sour Delights (6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; $60 to explore the wild world of sour beer with Allagash)

@Union Transfer, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/24 - Winter Beer Fest (1 p.m.-5 p.m., 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $10/$40/$50 for more than 100 beers from around the world.)

Food and Beer events
@Anthony's Coal-Fired Pizza, Wayne, Pa.--- Thu. 11/29 - Neshaminy Creek Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $30 for a four-course meal paired with Neshaminy Creek's Highwater Hefeweizen, Dunkle, County Line IPA, and Tribute Tripple)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/23 - Black Friday Holiday Leftovers ($PAYG for a special brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. beers all day)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/23 - Everything Went Black ($PAYG for a special brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. beers all day)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/23 - Slow & Steady Black Friday ($PAYG for a special brunch from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. beers all day)

@The Industry, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/27 - Off The Wall Iron Hill Dinner (7:30 p.m.; $60 for a five-course meal paired with Biere de Garde, Sweet Leaf IPA, Weizenbock, Winter Warmer, and Wild Belgian Tripel)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Thu. 11/29 - Victory's Cooks Showdown Round 3 (6 p.m.; $PAYG for an in-house head-to-head cooking competition with Victory’s own culinarians paired with a “sous chef” from our brewery or office and pitted against each other.)

@World CafĂ© Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 11/28 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting (6 p.m.; $35 for Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too – we can accommodate them on all pairings.)

Homebrewing, Education, and Charity
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 11/28 - SPCA Fundraiser (7 p.m.; $PAYG for Animal themed beers will be on tap, including favorites from breweries such as Duck Rabbit, Thirsty Dog, Terrapin, Dark Horse, etc.)

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