This may be a bit out of our region, but just a quick heads-up for San Francisco Beer Week (my second favorite, of course) coming up in February. Working on my own arrangements to hopefully be there for a portion of it. If you're traveling in northern California between Feb. 8 - Feb. 17, you'll want to take my word for it that hitting up a few events during SFBW would quite the wise thing to do.
Back here around Philly, the party bus rolls on. Here comes the next seven days.
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've asked, show the Philly love and go check out the events on PhillyTapFinder, then go check out the beer in person. Tell 'em PTF and TBL sent you.
Events with Tap Lists via PhillyTapFinder.com
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/17 - Brooklyn Brewery Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for this event tap list brought to you by PhillyTapFinder)
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/17 - Elysian Tap Takeover (5 p.m.; $PAYG for this event tap list brought to you by PhillyTapFinder)
@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/17 - Sour Face Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG for this event tap list brought to you by PhillyTapFinder)
@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/19 - The Trouble With Trippels IV (11 a.m.; $PAYG for this event tap list brought to you by PhillyTapFinder)
Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 1/18 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Oskar Blues beers)
@High Street Caffe, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 1/18 - Yards/Trubbel de Yards Night (6:30 p.m.; $PAYG as Trubbel and others will be on tap and we will be serving some bottles as well.)
@Iron Hill, Newark, Del.--- Thu. 1/17 - Russian Imperial Stout Release Party (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for this year’s release of our top award-winning seasonal beer.)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Sat. 1/19 - Russian Imperial Stout Release Party (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG for this year’s release of our top award-winning seasonal beer and raffles for a bottle of 2009, 2010, and 2012.)
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/21 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Sierra Nevada.)
@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 1/1-Thu. 1/31 - Brewery Of The Month ($PAYG for month-long specials focused on Boulder Brewery from Colorado)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 1/17 - An Evening with Lancaster Brewing (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of beers from Lancaster Brewing)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Thu. 1/17 - River Horse Neighbors Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of beers from Lambertville)
@Uno Chicago Grill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Thu. 1/17 - Music Series Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG for the three Music Series beers on-tap from 2012: Positive Contact, Bitches Brew, and Hellhound on My Ale. Also, Birra Etrusca, Burton Baton, Palo Santo Marron, Raison D'Etre, and a few others will also be on tap along with an appearance by Randall the Enamel Animal.)
"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Bistro On Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Thu. 1/17 - DuClaw Tap Takeover ($PAYG for Bare Ass Blonde, Venom Pale Ale, Hellraizer IPA, Serum IPA, Devil’s Milk, Euphoria Toffee Brown, Mysterium, and Old Flame. Craft Beer Specialist, Adam Crockett, on board to answer all questions.)
@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 1/20 - 120 on 1/20 (10 a.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a tapping of a sixtel of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. Weighing in around 20% ABV, we expect this sixtel to last all day.)
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Wed. 1/23 - Jersey's Finest Beer Release Party (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for the latest collaboration with Flying Fish. Meet Flying Fish head brewer Casey Hughes and enjoy a couple rare treats from Iron Hill and Flying Fish. Special guest New Jersey State Senator Don Norcross will be on hand for the first tap, as will Iron Hill owners Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson, and Kevin Davies.)
@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/21 - Sierra Nevada Takeover (All Day and Night; $PAYG as they pour a huge selection of drafts in the bar all day long and host a Bottle Shop Happy Hour next door starting at 6 p.m. featuring swag-laden folks from the Brewery)
@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/21 - Mad Monday with Dogfish Head (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for Dogfish Head's Birra Etrusca Bronze Ale, Bitches Brew, Immort Ale, Namaste, Old School Barleywine, and Lost Abbey's Cuvee de Tomme. Since this is a Charity Event, all these beer will be cash only. We will have a couple of rare beer raffles, too.)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Mon. 1/21 - Day Off Day Drinking (11 a.m.; $PAYG for Russan River Pliny the Elder, Hill Farmstead Arthur, Russian River Supplication, Hill Farmstead Anna, Allagash Bourbon Black, Southern Tier Pumking, Evil Twin Mini Growler, Yards Bourbon-aged Love Stout, Uinta Crooked Line Labyrinth, 21st Amendment Back in Black, and Local Option American Muscle DIPA.)
Food and Beer events
@DoubleTree Hotel, King of Prussia, Pa.--- Wed. 1/23 - Beef & Beer (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $25-$35 for provided food and beer where 100% of all proceeds from the event will be donated to Sandy Hook School Support Fund.)
@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Mon. 1/21 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds-Beer & Cupcakes (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a selection of locally-made original and classic cupcakes created by Dia Doce paired with some of our favorite Victory beers.)
Boot Camp where only the strong survive
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- every Wednesday from 1/9 through 3/17 - Boot Camp ($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.)
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