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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Beer Calendar: What To Do in February 2013

For a 28-day month, this is one heck of an overwhelming calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

As always, if I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.


$20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here

Philadelphia
Fri. 2/1-Thu. 2/28 - Brewery Of The Month (Lancaster Brewing) @Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 2/1 - Dogfish Head Friday @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/1 - Kaffee IPA Beer Release @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/1 - First Friday @Drink Philly HQ, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/1 - B. United International Night @Eulogy, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/2 - Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast @Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 a.m.-1 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/2 - The Brew Forecast @Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 2/3 - Brethren Bowl with Stone Vertical Epic Ales @London Grill, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 2/3 - Dock Street Superbowl Party @Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 2/3 - Savage Super Bowl Sixtel Sunday @Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 2/3 - Super Bowl Pre-Game Brunch @Ela, Philadelphia, Pa. ($12)
Mon. 2/4 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Dogfish Head) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 2/5 - South In Your Mouth @Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 2/5 - Movie Night (Watership Down) @Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/6 - Beer School (Lambics) @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $25)
Wed. 2/6 - Susquehanna Brewing Tasting @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 2/7 - Susquehanna Brewing Night @Varga, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/7 - Special Sixtels @McGlinchey's, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/7 - Weyerbacher Insanity Vertical Tasting @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/7 - House Beer Release @Fette Sau, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 2/8 - Dogfish Head Friday @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/8 - Bear Republic Tap Takeover @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/8 - Old Forge Hammers Out the Hops @Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/9 - The C.L.A.W. Off @The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/9 - Second Saturday: A Liquid Love Letter @Nodding Head, Philadelphia, Pa. (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/9 - Dogfish Head Tap Takeover @McCrossen's, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/9 - Saturday Beer Sampling (Starr Hill Brewery) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free)
Sun. 2/10 - West Philly Homebrew Competition @Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; $8)
Mon. 2/11 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (12% Imports) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 2/12 - Mardi Gras @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/13 - High Gravity! @The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa. (3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/13 - Beer School @Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 2/13 - Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout Beer Release @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/14 - Anti-Valentine's Day @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/14 - Stoudt's Fourplay IPA International Debut @Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/14 - Love Stinks, Let's Drink @Chestnut 7, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 2/15 - Dogfish Head Friday @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/15 - Friday Beer Sampling (Philadelphia Brewing) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
every Saturday and Thursday from 2/16 through 3/30 - Starkbierzeit @Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 2/18 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Allagash) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 2/20 - Beer School @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 2/20 - Yards U Buy The Glass @The Abbaye, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/20 - Fourplay with Stoudt's @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/21 - Cisco Brewing Night @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/21 - Trubbel @Growlers Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/21 - Vertical Tasting @Growlers Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 2/22 - Boaks 5th Anniversary Party @Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/23 - Founders Day & Night @Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/23 - Saturday Beer Sampling (Sixpoint) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 2/27 - B. United Food and Draft Pairing @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/28 - Evolution Sampling @The Foodery (Northern Liberties), Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 2/28 - Smuttynose Sampling @The Foodery (Roxborough), Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 2/1 - Polar Bear Plunge Patio Party & Firkin Friday @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/1 - Ship Bottom Brewery Launch @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/2 - Super Bowl Saturday @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 2/6 - Weyerbacher Wednesday @UNO, Maple Shade, NJ (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/6 - Ballast Point Showcase @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 2/7 - Debut of 961 Beer @Garrett Hill Ale House, Bryn Mawr, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/7 - First Thursday Beer Tasting @Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 2/7 - Blue Moon Experimental Batch Sampling @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/8 - Firkin Friday (Imperial Creamsicle Witbier) @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/8 - Friday Night Tasting (Smuttynose) @Ambler Beverage Exchange, Ambler, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 2/12 - Sixpoint Comes To Teresa's @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 2/13 - Lincoln Love, Mardi Gras Style @Garrett Hill Ale House, Bryn Mawr, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 2/15 - Firkin Friday (Bourbon Chocolate Porter) @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/20 - Dogfish Head with Dr. Pat @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/21 - pretzALE Happy Hour @PJ Whelihan's, Blue Bell, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/21 - Evolution Tap Takeover @Capone's, Norristown, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/22 - Firkin Friday (Russillcious) @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/22 - First President's birthday @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 2/26 - Taste the Bees with Stonekeep Meadery @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 2/28 - Launch of Abbatia Decum 10 @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. ($PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
every Wednesday from 1/9 through 3/17 - Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. ($PAYG; See website for all the details.)
every Thursday from 1/10 through 3/17 - Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa. ($PAYG; See website for all the details.)
Fri. 2/1-Sun. 2/3 - Belgian Weekend @Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 2/1 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, both Phoenixville & Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/1 - Friday Night Sampling (Left Hand) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/1 - Beer Tasting @Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/2 - British Invasion @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. (2 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/6 - Lover's Quarrel @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/7 - Charity Cask Night (to benefit Miller-Keystone Blood Center) @Fegley's Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/8 - Friday Night Sampling (Evolution) @Aston Beverage, Aston, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/8 - Friday Night Sampling (Philadelphia Brewing) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/8 - Hoppy Frogger IPA Release Party @Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/9 - HopSlam event and Giveaway @Railroad Street Bar & Grill, Linfield, Pa. (12 p.m.)
Sun. 2/10 - Chili Challenge @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 2/11-Sun. 2/17 - Lehigh Valley Beer Week @participating establishments across the Lehigh Valley, Pa. (see website for a full event listing and guide to establishments.)
Mon. 2/11 - Chocolate and Sweets Beer Pairing @Round Guys Brewery, Lansdale, Pa. (7 p.m.; $TBA)
Wed. 2/13 - Wednesday Special Tapping (Avery Mephistopheles Stout) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/15 - Charity Cask Night (to benefit PBS39) @Fegley's Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/15 - Free Will Tap Takeover @The Trapp Door Gastropub, Emmaus, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/16 - Tap Takeover @PJ Whelihan's, Bethlehem, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/16 - Barrel-aged Stout Take Over @The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/16 - Saturday Sampling (Evolution) @Kunda Beverage, King of Prussia, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 2/16 - Evolution Beer Tasting @Cocco's, Aston, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/20 - Wednesday Special Tapping (Avery Samaels) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/21 - Third Friday Firkin Fest @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/22 - V is for Weyerbacher @Victory Bar & Grill, Berlin, NJ (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/22 - The Dark Side @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/23 - Hopapalooza @Iron Hill, Newark, Del. (2 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 2/25 - Beer School 101 @Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $19.99)
Wed. 2/27 - Wednesday Special Tapping (New Holland Dragon's Milk) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/28 - Ten Fidy Vertical @Craft Ale House, Limerick, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Fri. 2/1 - Yards Tailgate Beer Dinner @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. ($40)
Sun. 2/3 - Super Firkin Pig Roast @Franklin's, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $25)
Mon. 2/4 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $45)
Tue. 2/5 - Lost Abbey Beer Dinner @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $TBA)
Wed. 2/6 - Tasting Dinner with Yards @Ela, Philadelphia, Pa. ($65)
Sun. 2/10 - Band of Brewers @World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.; $20)
Thu. 2/14 - Valentine's Day @Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $25)
Thu. 2/14 - Moonshine and Valentines @National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $30-$35)
Thu. 2/14 - Firkin Beer Dinner @The Happy Rooster, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $35)
Thu. 2/14 - Valentines Beer Dinner @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $75)
Thu. 2/14 - Love Bites & Beer Flights @Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. ($55)
Sat. 2/23 - Beats, Brews, and BBQ @World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $45-$60)
Sat. 2/23 - German Society Bierfest @German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$60)
Sun. 2/24 - Smuttynose Beer Fest @Cactus Restaurant and Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $35)
Thu. 2/28 - Winter Beer Dinner @Manayunk Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $55)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 2/5 & Wed. 2/6 - Chinese New Year Brewmaster's Dinner @Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ (7 p.m.; $65)
Wed. 2/13 - Wine vs. Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. (7 p.m.; $65)
Wed. 2/20 - Wednesday Special Tapping @Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (7 p.m.; $TBD)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 2/1 - Craft Beer & Small Bites @Gallagher's Burger Bar, Atlantic City, NJ (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 2/2 - Hibrewnation Festival of Beer @Old Main: York Fairgrounds, York, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$35)
Tue. 2/5 - Evolution Beer Dinner @Audubon Ale House, Audubon, Pa. (7 p.m.; $24.95)
Sat. 2/9 & Sat. 2/23 - Sam Adams Beer & Decadent Chocolate Tasting @Sam Adams Grille, Breinigsville, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $49)
Tue. 2/12 - Brewmaster's Winter Dinner Pairing @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (6 p.m.; $65)
Tue. 2/12 - Brewmaster's Winter Dinner Pairing @Iron Hill, Newark, Del. (7 p.m.; $65)
Thu. 2/14 - 17th Anniversary Beer Dinner @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $65)
Thu. 2/14 - Valentine's Day Beer Dinner @The Trapp Door Gastropub, Emmaus, Pa. (7 p.m.; $75)
Sat. 2/16 - Beer Lovers Dinner @Fegley's Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. (7 p.m.; $63)
Fri. 2/22 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $35)
Sat. 2/23 - Beer and Yoga @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 2/23 - Kennett Winterfest @downtown Kennett Square, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.; $15-$65)
Sat. 2/23 - Friend Fest @Kutztown Fairgrounds-Beltzner Hall, Kutztown, Pa. (1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $10-$50)
Sat. 2/23 - Winter Brew Fest @Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $TBD)

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