Thursday, November 08, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: November 8 - November 14

The weather is chilling down and the beer events calendar around the Philadelphia region is heating up. Though, that's not news to most of you. Get out there and enjoy.

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
@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 11/14 - Germany Comes from Danville - Old Forge Night (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for Old Forge's Ludwig's Lager (Oktoberfest), Rauchbier, Righteous Roggin, and Shermanator Doppelbock.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 11/12 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tastings of Yards' beers)

@Percy Street Barbecue, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - Happy Birthday ($PAYG for Happy Hour all night with Oskar Blues, live music, and smokin’ BBQ.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - Coors Batch 19 Tasting (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG to come out and try Coors Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Lager with draft specials and meet our buddy Eric.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - James Bond Movie & Dinner Quizzo (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG for an entree and your choice of beer for $12 and James Bond Quizzo with "You Only Live Twice" playing on the TVs.)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m; $Free to taste new brews from Chimay Brewing.)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@12 Quality Beer Bars, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/10 - Craft Beer Express (11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $10 unlimited bus ticket plus $PAYG at the bars)

@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - Pretty Things Brewing Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for Babayaga, Field Mouse’s Farewell, Fluffy White Rabbit, Jack D’Or, Lovely St. Winefride, Meadowlark, and Saint Botolph’s Town)

@Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ--- Sat. 11/10 - Sippin' By The River (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $35-$65 for a keepsake stemless wine glass, and the chance to sample an assortment of great food, wine, beer, and spirits. Plus, interactive sessions, a silent auction, entertainment, live music, and much more)

@Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/10 - PA Beer Festival (1 p.m.-4 p.m., 7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $15/$40 for one of the largest selections of beers on the east coast, featuring 100+ craft breweries and a total of over 250 beers to sample.)

@Field House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/10 - Fresh Hop Festival (5 p.m.; $PAYG for any of our twelve fresh hop kegs being tapped at 5 p.m. These fresh hop beers are only kegged once a year so get the flavor while it lasts. Be a part of the PA Beer Fest in the PA Convention Center and join us as we introduce our Live and Local Series presented by TJ Kong.)

@Fingers, Wings, and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Wed. 11/14 - Flying Dog Tap Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG for Raging Bitch Belgian IPA; Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout; Gonzo Imperial Porter; Double Citra IPA.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Sat. 11/10 - Barrel-Aged At The Hill (1 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for barrel-aged beers from Phoenixville, Chestnut Hill, North Wales, West Chester, and Wilmington Iron Hill brewery locations)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - Southern Tier Night (7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG for a firkin of Southern Tier Pumking, 2011 Oak-aged Pumking, and Black Water Series Beers will be paired with special desserts and $1 off all Southern Tier Brews.)

@Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - DuClaw Philadelphia Launch Party (7 p.m.; $PAYG as they host the owner David Benfield of DuClaw Brewery for their Philadelphia Launch Party.)

@Pub & Kitchen, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/13 - Allagash Brewing Cookbook Release (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as Chef Jonathan McDonald and Brewer Rob Tod present two food and beer pairings from the cookbook.)

@The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - Dogfish Head Tap Attack (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a firkin of Johnny Cask gravity poured off the bar. Beers on draft: Punk'in, Chicory Stout, My Antonia, Ta Hanket, 60 Minute IPA. We will also be offering a Deviled Egg Flight featuring six different egg flavors, one paired with each beer.)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Fri. 11/9 - Black Friday No. 2 (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG as Gumbo's been gathering and cellaring the country's finest porters, stouts and other manner of dark, rich brews...and now he's ready to unleash them on the masses)

Food and Beer events
@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 11/11 - Pumpkin Beer Dinner (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $60 for a four-course meal paired with Southern Tier Pumking, The Bruery Autumn Maple, River Horse Hipp-o-lantern, Alewerks Pumpkin, and Dogfish Punkin.)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 11/14 - Fall Fest Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $60 for a five-course meal paired with Doc’s Cassis Black Currant Hard Cider, Timmerman’s Pumpkin Lambicus, Abbatia Octo 8, De Proefbrouwerij Flanders Fred, and St. Bernardus Christmas Ale.)

@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - Fall Harvest Brewmaster's Dinner (6 p.m.; $75 for a five-course meal paired with Saison, American Brown Ale, Rauchbier, Abbey Dubbel, and Ichabod Pumpkin Ale.)
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Tue. 11/13 & Wed. 11/14 - Brewmaster's Medieval Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Oud Bruin, Saison, Abbey Dubbel, 2 Logan TJ, and Honey Tripper)
@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/13 - Fall Brewmaster's Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Pumpkin Ale, Biere de Garde, Munich Dunkel, Black Double Rye IPA, and Imperial Coffee Porter.)
@Iron Hill, Newark, Del.--- Tue. 11/13 - Fall Brewmaster's Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Vienna Lager, Belgian Pumpkin, Sticke Alt, Danny Dortmunder, Abbey Dubbel, and Wee Heavy)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 11/14 - Fall Harvest Brewmaster's Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Red Headed IPA, Saison,, Abbey Dubbel, and The Great Imperial Pumpkin Ale)
@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Wed. 11/14 - New England in the Fall Brewmaster's Dinner (6 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Vienna Lager, German Pilsner, Wee Heavy, Abbey Dubbel, and Pumpkin Ale)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/13 - Home Brewer Turn Pro Brewer Dinner (7 p.m.; $55 as local home brew guru, George Hummel, will select a handful of professional brewers who started as home brewers. George is co-owner of Home Sweet Homebrew at 20th & Sansom Streets.)

@South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - Allagash Pig Dinner (7:30 p.m.; $70 for an epic nose-to-tail dinner featuring Country Time pork paired with rare Allagash draughts.)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Wed. 11/14 - Pig Roast Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $TBD for some swine and dine)

Homebrewing, Education, and Charity
@Fegley's Brew Works, Allentown, Pa.--- Fri. 11/9 - Habitat For Humanity Charity Event (5 p.m.; $PAYG as The Allentown Brew Works is proud to sponsor this evening of charity for Habitat for Humanity.)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/10 - Mayfair Dog Park Fundraiser (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $15 food, $PAYG bar)

@Keystone Homebrew, Montgomeryville, Pa.--- Thu. 11/1-Thu. 11/8 - 20th Anniversary Discounts (see website for details)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- ending Fri. 11/16 - Thanksgiving Pie In The Sky from MANNA ($PAYG)

@The Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/9 - Beer and Brewing 101 (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $39.97 for an introduction to how beer is made, major beer styles, and brewing history)

@Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/8 - Beer Laws Forum Part 2 (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG as Tom Kehoe, Lew Bryson, and Senator Chuck McIlhinney have all generously agreed to once again sit on the panel, and this time will be joined by Bill Covaleski, of Victory Brewing Co who will be representing the brewers of Pennsylvania, and Mike Gretz Sr. of Gretz Beer Distributors, who will be representing things from the wholesalers point of view.)

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