Thursday, January 24, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: January 24 - January 31

After an understandably slow start to the beer calendar in early January, the month goes out with a bang around Philadelphia with over 30 events planned for the final eight days. A larger-than-usual section for beer dinners should help keep us all warm and fortified through the heart of these cold winter months.

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.

Events with Tap Lists via
@Pub On Passyunk East (P.O.P.E.), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/26 - Chili Cookoff with beers of Allagash, Dogfish Head, and Ommegang (12 p.m.; $PAYG for this event tap list brought to you by

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/24 - Lancaster Gold Star Pilsner Keep the Glass Night (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG to buy a liter of Lancaster Gold Star Pilsner and keep the glass.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 1/25 - From Russia with Love (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of Russian Imperial Stout and Coffee-aged Russian Imperial Stout. Plus, Beer Cocktails like Russian Avalanche, Double Agent, The Goldfinger, and You Only Live Twice with a Twist.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/28 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sly Fox beers.)

@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)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/31 - The Big, The Bold, The Barrel-aged (7 p.m.; $PAYG for food specials form our kitchen. Draft list will be big, bold flavorful, high alcohol, barrel-aged, limited offerings from Boulder including A Honey of a Saison, Mojo Risin' Imperial IPA, Bourbon Barrel-aged Cold Hop, Hazed & Infused, and Killer Penguin)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 1/31 - Evolution Night (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of beers from Evolution Brewing)

@Pub On Passyunk East (P.O.P.E.), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/24 - Instagram Viking Party for Philly debut of Skull Splitter on Draft (7 p.m.; $PAYG as the aromatic strong Scotch ale from Scotland’s Orkney Islands will make its Philadelphia debut on draft with a raucous Viking Party. The Hammer Of Glory will be there too.)

@The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/28 - Evil Twin Night (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG as hosts Bridget Smith of 12% Imports and Jason Miller of Bella Vista Beverage bring Evil Twin beers on draft: The Cowboy, Ron and the Beast Ryan, and Mini Growler. Hipster Ale cans will also be available.)

@Tröegs Brewery, Hershey, Pa.--- Sat. 1/26 - Full Moon Firkin Throwdown (3 p.m.; $PAYG for simultaneous tappings of Perpetual and Nugget. To make things a bit more interesting, we doused the PIPA firkin with lemon peel and dry-hopped with Chinook and dry-hopped the Nugget both with Columbus and chucked dried mango into one and dried apricots into the other.)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 1/25 - Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Allagash beers.)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/31 - Winter Beer Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a tap list shaping up to be one that must be seen, and tasted, to be properly appreciated)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 1/25 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Oskar Blues.)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Sat. 1/26 - Winter Beerfest (12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., 3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$35 for 40+ unique craft beers to sample from 20 breweries. Plus, a homebrew section.)

@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Sat. 1/26 - Belgium Comes to West Chester (1 p.m.; $PAYG as regional breweries showcase the best locally craft-brewed Belgian-style beers.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Wed. 1/30 - River Horse Tap Takeover (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a bunch of River Horse beers on draft including the Tripel Horse, Hop-A-Lot-Amus Double IPA, Special Ale, Oatmeal Milk Stout, Brewer’s Reserve Scotch Ale, Hop Hazard Pale Ale, and a firkin of Oatmeal Milk Stout aged with vanilla and mint.)

@Percy Street, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/24 - National Beer Can Day (5 p.m.; $PAYG for over 100 cans of great beer at half-price, including the featured Sixpoint 3 Beans.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 1/25 - Robbie Burns Birthday Celebration (6 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG for Gang Aft Agley Scotch Ale and Burns Scottish Ale on tap, bagpipes piping, and the arrival of the Haggis (6:30 p.m.) will be marked by Ian Turnbull's reading of Burns' Ode to a Haggis. Celtic Spirit will play music throughout the evening.)

@Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/26 - Big Ass Beer Fest (1 p.m.-4 p.m. & 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $45 for 60 or more brews ranging from imperial porters and stouts, double IPAs, barleywines, and many more)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 1/31 - Ballast Point Tap Take Over (6 p.m.; $PAYG for Big Eye IPA, Brother Levonian Saison, Victory at Sea Porter, Habanero Sculpin IPA, Sculpin IPA, Barmy Apricot Honey Ale, Calico Amber, and a firkin of Victory at Sea Maple Porter)

@The Bards, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 1/30 - Flying Fish Tap Takeover ($PAYG for Flying Fish brews, free swag, and MG talking up the new beers and new brewery)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/31 - White Party aka Craft Stout Invitational (7 p.m.; $PAYG to come dressed in white and drink some great imperial stouts.)

Food and Beer events
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/24 - Peanut Butter Party with Terrapin Brewing (7 p.m.; $PAYG for peanut butter food specials from the kitchen & Terrapin’s Liquid Bliss and other Terrapin drafts, like Terrapin Liquid Bliss, Oak Aged Big Hoppy Monster, Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout, Hop Karma, and Hopsecutioner.)

@Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light Tavern, Absecon, NJ--- Thu. 1/24 - Yards Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $55 for a Winter Beer Dinner featuring six of Yards’ most popular beers paired with five delicious courses hand selected by our chef.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/26 - Winter Brewmaster's Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Belgian Pale Ale, Constanza, Smoked Weizenbock, Berliner Weiss Sorbet, Russian Imperial Stout, and Funkadelic Cherry Brown Ale.)

@JG Domestic, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/24 - Great Lake Brewing Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a four-course meal paired with Dortmunder Gold, Elliot Ness Amber Lager, Commodore Perry IPA, and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter)

@Power Plant Productions, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 1/25 - Stout and Chowder Festival (6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $60-$65 to sample over twenty regional craft beers and a handful of delectable soups and stews by some of Philly's favorite restaurants.)

@Roosevelt's 21st, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Wed. 1/30 - Dogfish Head Beer Dinner (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $TBA for a four-course meal paired with Bitches Brew, Raison d'Etre, Ta Henket, and Hellhound On My Ale.)

@Side Bar and Restaurant, West Chester, Pa.--- Wed. 1/30 - Victory Beer Dinner (7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $60 for a five-course meal paired with Oak-aged Old Horizontal, Red Thunder, a new Victory Saison, HopDevil (nitro), and Mad King Weiss. Special guest, Victory owner and founder, Bill Covaleski.)

@South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 1/27 - Beef and Beer (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $35 for all-you-can-eat whole roasted NY strip, beef brisket tacos, steak tartar with pickled oysters, and more. Beer is $PAYG for firkins and specialty draughts from your favorite breweries, including: Dogfish Head; Founders; Flying Fish; Great Lakes; PBC; Sixpoint; Tröegs; and more.)

@The Horse Tavern & Grille, Sellersville, Pa.--- Tue. 1/29 - Evolution Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $30 for a four-course meal paired with Lot 3, Lucky 7, Secret Spot, and Rise Up.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/26 - Crazy, Catfish, Creations featuring Terrapin Brewing (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG as Terrapin Brewing takes over the taps while Chef Travis Messman creates several catfish entrees to pair with various Terrapin brews for the day.)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Mon. 1/28 - Ommegang Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $TBA)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sun. 1/27 - Super T Pig Roast and Beer Benefit (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $40 for a full pig roast dinner where proceeds will help support Thomas and his family during this difficult time.)

Yards' Trubbel Tour coming to a close
@Con Murphy's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 1/30 - Love Stout Happy Hour (5 p.m.; $PAYG to meet the Yards crew and relax with a tasty pint of Love Stout)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 1/31 - Yards Firkin Challenge (7 p.m.; $PAYG for a firkin of Trubbel de Yards and a tap list still TBD)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/24 - Yards/Trubbel de Yards Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG as they will be having a lil soiree to celebrate our Trubbel de Yards.)

@Side Bar, West Chester, Pa.--- Thu. 1/24 - Yards/Trubbel de Yards Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG for Trubbel de Yards, Love Stout, and other beer goodness.)

Boot Camp to keep you in shape
@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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