Thursday, March 14, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: March 14 - March 20

Don't let the green shirt stumblers get in the way of having a great time out there with some great beer. Here are a few dozen ways to do just that.

Check out the entire March 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
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/15 - Fegley's Brew Works Hundred Mile Happy Hour (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list brought to by

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 3/15 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Murphy's Irish Stout and Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout.)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/15 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Great Lakes beer)

@Blue Dog, Chalfont, Pa.--- Fri. 3/15 - Welcome Avery Brewing (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for fresh Maharaja Imperial IPA and rare 19th Anniversary and Out of Sight (Out of Bounds Stout with Coffee). Plus, The Reverend, India Pale Ale, and Salvation.)
@Blue Dog, Chalfont, Pa.--- Sat. 3/16 - Free Will Mini-Tap Takeover (9 p.m.; $PAYG for Coffee Oatmeal Brown, Hop Geek #1 Double IPA, and Pale Stout Ale on nitrogen. Enjoy the music of Maddam Ink.)

@Bottle Bar East, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/14 - Evolution Sampling (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Evolution.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 3/15 - Free Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Sierra Nevada.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 3/16 - Free Tasting (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Victory.)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/14 - Pi(e) Day with Yards Brewing (6 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate Pi(e) Day with pot pies. And, we will also have brownie pie for dessert. Pi Contest at 7 p.m. Pi(e) Trivia at 8 p.m. Yards' Trubbel de Yards, Black Rye IPA, and more. More details to come.)

@Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/20 - Crabbie's Ginger Beer Tasting (5 p.m.; $PAYG)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 3/18 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Left Hand.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/1-Sun. 3/31 - Brewery Of The Month ($PAYG for month-long specials from the New Hampshire brewery Smuttynose)

@Stone's Beverage Center, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/16 - Sampling (2 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Evolution.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/14 - MOA Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from one of the largest New Zealand beer exporters to the United States. The US brand ambassador will be here to talk beer.)
@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/15 - Beer Sampling (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Americas Oldest Brewery's year-rounds, plus their seasonals.)

@The Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/15 - Beer Samples (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of all of Stoudt's lineup, including Karnival Kölsch.)

@The Foodery (10th/Pine), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 3/19 - Free Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Philadelphia Brewing beers and Commonwealth ciders.)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.--- Thu. 3/14 - Sampling and Tap Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG for Victory's Swing Saison, Ranch DIPA, Mad King Weiss, Rye Expression, Nato IPA, Golden Monkey, and more. We will be sampling many Victory beers as well.)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@9 Taverns around Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pa.--- throughout March 2013 - Northern Exposure ($PAYG as The Abbaye, Bar Ferdinand, Cantina Dos Segundos, El Camino Real, Gunner's Run, North Bowl, North 3rd, Ortlieb's, and Standard Tap pour over 100 unique drafts, never duplicating one amongst them.)

@Eulogy, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/20 - Evolution Tap Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG Menagerie 8, Wandering Monk, Prelude Black, Prelude Gold, Winter Migration, Lot 3, and Lot 6. Owner Tom Knorr and Brewmaster Geoff Debisschop will be in attendance.)

@Fegley's Brew Works, Allentown, Pa.--- Sat. 3/16 - The Great Allentown Brew Works Cask Beer Festival (3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $40-$45 for a minimum of 28 cask-conditioned beer selections, vendor tables, and an Irish themed buffet.)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- every Saturday and Thursday in March - Starkbierzeit (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/15 - Philly Painting Lager Beer Release (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a collaboration beer brewed with Philly Painting and Head Brewer Paul Rutherford, who is beautifying the 2500–2800 block of Germantown Avenue.)
@Iron Hill, Newark, Del.--- Sat. 3/16 - Green Beer Boycott (1 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for Irish-inspired fare and Irish Red Ale, Dry Stout, North Coast Old Rasputin, and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout on tap.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 3/16 - St. Patrick’s Day Celebration of Stouts (1 p.m.; $PAYG for McDade-Cara School of Irish Dance, Irish-inspired fare. Beers include Irish Dry Stout, Russian Imperial Stout, Shokolad Stout, Señor Chocolatoro, Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout, and Cask-conditioned Bourbon-aged Señor Chocolatoro. A prize for most decked-out Irish duds.)

@Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/14 - Victory Pint Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a great line up of Victory beers featuring their new Spring seasonal, Swing Session.)

@Rino's Restaurant, Exton, Pa.--- Mon. 3/18 - March Madness (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for several rounds of great beer facing off against each other.)
@Rino's Restaurant, Exton, Pa.--- Wed. 3/20 - Long Trail Night (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Long Trail's Hibernator, Double IPA, Double White, and Coffee Stout.)

@Side Bar, West Chester, Pa.--- Mon. 3/18 - Special Beer Event (11 a.m.; $PAYG for great beers from Dogfish Head, Goose Island, Firestone Walker, Avery, Lost Abbey, The Bruery, and a couple of extra special ones from Russian River, you may have heard of one of them.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 3/15 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG when in honor of St. Patrick's Day, O'Reilly's Stout will be flowing from the handpump in addition to Standard Porter, a lighter-bodied London style porter, and our incredibly smooth Oatmeal Stout.)
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Sun. 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp Finale (6 p.m.; $PAYG as someone will win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)

@Standard Tap, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/20 - RedFish Firkin (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)

Food and Beer events
@Bistro On Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Thu. 3/14 - Dogfish Head Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $50 for a five-course meal served with Dogfish Head's Aprihop, Burton Baton, 75 Minute IPA, Rhizing Bines, and Indian Brown Ale.)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/16 - Moa Brunch (10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG for Moa's Breakfast Beer— a blend of premium wheat malt, floral Nelson hops and cherries, specifically designed as a European-style breakfast beer. Bottles of Moa Imperial Stout (aged in Pinot Noir barrels) will be available. Also, Chris Knight, a Moa representative, will be on hand and the kitchen will serve special brunch items to complement the beer.)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Brunch (10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG for several St. Patrick's Day specials, including Green Eggs & Ham, full Irish Breakfast, Irish Soda Bread French Toast, and Steel-cut Oatmeal with berries. We will have a bunch of Irish style beer on tap including: Sly Fox Seamus Ale; Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale; and more. We will also have a large selection of Irish whiskeys.)

@Han Dynasty, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 3/19 - Allagash Beer Dinner (Details and Price TBD)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 3/20 - Vertical Beer Dinner with Evil Twin and Mikkeller (7 p.m.; $70 for five courses of food served with Evil Twin's Low Life Pilsner, Femme Fatale Brett, All Occasions IPA, The Beer Formerly Known As Blackout, and Phat Porter and Mikkeller's 10, Sort Gul, 19, Monk's Elixir, and Black Hole Stout.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Irish Brunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $PAYG for Irish dry stout and Irish red ale with special Irish brunch features.)

@JG Domestic, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/14 - Avery Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a four-course meal paired with Odio Equum, Hog Heaven, The Maharaja, and The Reverend.)

@Uno Chicago Grill, Deptford, NJ--- Wed. 3/20 - Spring Fling Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Big Ern's, Verboten, Blithering Idiot, Mango Double Simcoe (cask), and Merry Monks.)

Exercise the brain
@Alla Spina, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/20 - Cellaring Beer (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $25 to learn everything you need to know to start your own beer cellar.)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/16 - Malt House Homebrew Contest (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG for a collaboration with the Malt House. Prizes given for top two winners. E-mail the brewery for more information.)

@High Street Grill, Mt. Holly, NJ--- Thu. 3/14 - Flying Fish Trivia and F.U. Sandy Tapping @High Street Grill, Mt. Holly, NJ (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for some fun trivia, FU Sandy & Exit 4 on tap, plus RedFish on the hand pump.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/20 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $Free to get some in-depth beer training right along side our staff. Samples of each beer we will discuss are being offered as our treat to you during the class.)

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