Lots to consider out there over the next seven days and nights of beer in and around Philadelphia. You could win a trip to Belgium (see: Field House, below). You can drink the new Trubbel de Yards at several bars around town. You can drink beer for no charge. You can have a five-course meal paired with beers (in fact, you could have one on Tues. 1/15 and on the following night on the 16th; one in PA and one in NJ). You can earn points toward a chance to win a trip to Ireland (see: Sly Fox, below). You can even drink beer and practice Yoga, though, to my knowledge, not in that order. The opportunities for drinking great beer with fun people and making new friends abound. Whatever you do, enjoy!
Check out the entire January 2013 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.
First up once again are the continually more popular events with live tap lists that I'll draw your attention to over at tap lists posted at PhillyTapFinder.com.
As I asked last week, show the Philly love and go check out the events on PhillyTapFinder, then go check out the beer in person. If you like this idea, let me know.
Events with Tap Lists via PhillyTapFinder.com
@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/10 - Goose Island Tap Takeover (5 p.m.; $PAYG for this event tap list served up to you by PhillyTapFinder.com.)
@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/12 - Annual Battle Royale (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for this event tap list served up to you by PhillyTapFinder.com.)
Start your Philly Beer Week engines
@Field House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/12 - 3rd Annual Philly Beer Week Benefit Raffle (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Belgium with your favorite Philly-area brewer.)
Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 1/11 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Yards beers)
@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 1/11 - Rogue Farm Night (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Rogue's line of Chatoe Farm beers including Wet Hop, Dirtoir Black Lager, Single Malt Ale, Orgesmic Ale, Roggenbier Rye, Mead, and bottles of Pumpkin. Special Rogue mason jar glassware while supplies last and some yet to be figured out farm-inspired fun.)
@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 1/11 - Fire and Ice Beer Release Party (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG to chill out with Head Brewer, Paul Rutherford, and get fired up for the release of his four beers, including Smoked Weizenbock, Rauchbier, Hopsicle, and Rasputin’s Revenge.)
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/14 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Shangy's portfolio.)
@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 1/1-Thu. 1/31 - Brewery Of The Month ($PAYG for month-long specials focused on Boulder Brewery from Colorado)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Tue. 1/15 - Belgian Night with Alex (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as Alex from Artisanal Imports will be here pouring Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins, Kwak, and La Trappe Quad. Come out and try some of our Beer Garden staff's favorite Belgian beers on draft.)
@The Abbaye, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 1/16 - Left Hand U Buy The Glass (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for beers from Left Hand in Colorado)
"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 1/10 - The Bruery Night ($PAYG for Cuir, White Oak, Rugbrod, 4 Calling Birds, 5 Golden Rings, and Oude Tart.)
@Nodding Head, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/12 - Ice Capades (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for Blue Balls, 3 iCe, Triple Axel, and Gillooly)
@Sam Adams Grille, Breinigsville, Pa.--- Sat. 1/12 & Sat. 1/26 - Sam Adams Beer & Decadent Chocolate Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $49 for a tasting of eight craft beers and a assortment of five chocolates)
@Sly Fox, both Phoenixville & Pottstown, Pa.--- Sun. 1/13 - 113 Day (1:13 p.m. 'til closing; $PAYG for a day-long of fun related to Route 113 IPA. See website for all the details.)
@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 1/16 - Evolution Tap Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG for Lot 3, Lot 6, Prelude Black, Exile ESB, Secret Spot, and Lucky 7)
Food and Beer events
@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 1/16 - AleSmith Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $60 for a five-course meal paired with X Pale Ale, IPA, Horny Devil, Wee Heavy, and Speedway Stout)
@Keg & Kitchen, Westmont, NJ--- Tue. 1/15 - Yards Beer Dinner (5 p.m.; $TBD for a beer dinner with plenty of Yards beer on hand and some dynamite grub for the occassion, featuring our Trubbel de Yards.)
Yards is getting its own category this week with its-Trubbel making ways
@Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 1/13 - Yards/Trubbel de Yards Night (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a bit of a Yards night to help kick off our Trubbel launch.)
@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/12 - Trubbel at the Kite (4 p.m.; $PAYG for favorites from Yards along with Bourbon George Washington Tavern Porter and of course, Trubbel de Yards. Perhaps there will be a showdown between Cousin Jimmy and Tom “Moondog” Kehoe.)
@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/14 - Yards/Trubbel de Yards Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG as they pour all the usual Yards suspects, but will also be having our Trubbel de Yards on hand for the occasion.)
@Side Car Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 1/16 - Yards/Trubbel de Yards Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG as they tap a firkin for the monthly High Gravity event.)
Time to get in shape with Boot Camp
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- every Wednesday from 1/9 through 3/17 - Boot Camp ($PAYG for ten weeks of chances to win a trip to Ireland, culminating on St. Patrick's Day. See website for all the details.)
@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa.--- every Thursday from 1/10 through 3/17 - Boot Camp ($PAYG for ten weeks of chances to win a trip to Ireland, culminating on St. Patrick's Day. See website for all the details.)
What category fits a beer event with Yoga?
@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sat. 1/12 - Beer and Yoga (9:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a class that will start promptly at 10 a.m. Please be on time! After class we will have a selection of light appetizers paired with Victory beers.)