Thursday, April 11, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 11 - April 17

I may have lost track of how many events local ex-pat Mike Fava has going on with his new employer, Oxbow Brewing Company of Maine. If you've got your taxes done and filed (or ready to be sent), then head on out to any of these fine looking events around town...unless you owe Uncle Sam too much for last year.

Check out the entire April 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
@Standard Tap, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/13-Sun. 4/14 - Big Wood Wknd ($PAYG for a special event draft list brought you by

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 4/12 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Two Brothers.)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/12 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Victory's beers and an appearance from Joe Sixpack.)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/11 - Tröegs Brewing Promo (4:30 p.m.; $PAYG for Tröegs beer on tap. Free pint glasses while supplies last.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 4/12 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Flying Fish beers.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 4/15 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Philadelphia Brewing Co.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 4/1-Tue. 4/30 - Brewery Of The Month ($PAYG for specials on Tröegs beers throughout the month.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 4/11 - A Night with Stoudt's Brewing (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as Kevin will be here from Stoudt's and pouring 5025, Old Abominable Barleywine 2012, Double IPA, Karnival Kölsch, Scarlet Lady ESB, Fourplay, and Fat Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/11 - Thursday Beer Sampling (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Brooklyn Brewery's East India Pale Ale, Lager, Pennant Ale, and Summer.)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 4/13 - Evolution Craft Brewing (12 p.m.; $PAYG to meet Sales Manager, Megan Moore, and taste Incubator, Lot 6 DIPA, Prelude Gold, Nouveau Rouge, Rise Up Stout, Special 608 Ale, and a firkin to be announced.)

@The Foodery (Sansom St.), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/12 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Philadelphia Brewing's beers.)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa.--- Fri. 4/12 through Sun. 4/14 - Cask Ale Festival ($PAYG for a weekend of 18 delicious, high-quality cask ales, English Breakfast in the Pub on Saturday, Kingsessing Morris Dancers on Saturday afternoon, and half-price growler fills on Sunday.)

@Drink Philly HQ, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/11 - Beers of Deutschland (7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $30 for a tasting of Lenten bock beers and a variety of lager styles from the land that invented it.)

@Fegley's Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Mon. 4/15 - 15 Year Anniversary (11 a.m.; $PAYG for a weeklong celebration and the release of our Anniversary Ale.)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/12 - Inherit the Beer: Evolution Brewing Night (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Evolution's Lot 3 IPA, Lot 6 Double IPA, Sprung, glass giveaways, and more. Sorry creationists, it's Evolution Night.)

@Iron Hill, Newark, Del.--- Sat. 4/13 - Battle of the Brewers: Cask Challenge (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG to see our eight Iron Hill Breweries go head-to-head in a cask challenge. Vote for your favorite firkin and if you choose the winning cask, you’ll be entered for a chance to win some great prizes.)

@The Lounge at Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 4/17 - Beer Four All Seasons Release: O.P. Yum ($PAYG for the spring brew, Oats Pomegranate Yum, or O.P. Yum, the first of four seasonal beers planned to be jointly brewed this year in the collaboration between Four Seasons Hotel and Dock Street.)

@Various locations around Central Pennsylvania--- Fri. 4/12 through Sun. 4/14 and Fri. 4/19 through Sun. 4/21 - Susquehanna Ale Trail Passport Event (Hours vary; $15 + $PAYG for a Passport that covers access to 13 breweries, brewpubs, craft brewing outlets, and one distillery in central Pennsylvania and special brewery tours, three to five craft beer tastings, a 10% discount on merchandise, and a souvenir Susquehanna Ale Trail mug.)

Food and Beer events
@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Thu. 4/11 - Beer vs. Wine Dinner (6 p.m.; $75 for a five-course meal served with five wines going up against our Hefeweizen, Rising Sun IPA, Saison, Abbey Dubbel, and Peppermint Patty Stout.)

@Southern Cross Kitchen, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Tue. 4/16 - Terrapin Beer Dinner (7:30 p.m.; $60 for a four-course meal served with Monk's Revenge, Mosaic, Twilight Road Warrior, and Wake 'n' Bake.)

@St. James Gate at Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Wed. 4/17 - Flying Fish Beer Dinner (6 p.m.; $50 for a four-course meal served with a sampling of Flying Fish beers.)

@The Fuge, Warminster, Pa.--- Sat. 4/13 - Fare (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $60-$85 for a unique festival that brings together craft beer, small batch spirits, local wines, and some of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia area.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Mon. 4/15 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (6 p.m.; $38 for two of the best things on earth paired together – Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer from Evil Genius. Bring your vegetarian friends, too – we can accommodate them on all pairings.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 4/17 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $Free for in-depth beer training right along side our staff.)

@National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/11 - State Store No More? Pennsylvania, Liquor, and The Law (6:30 p.m.; $13 non-members; $10 members, teachers & students; free for 1787 Society as the conversation will feature key players to address the issue’s pros, cons, and legal and social significance. 6abc Action News co-anchor Brian Taff will moderate a panel featuring: Scott Petri (Pennsylvania state representative, R-Bucks) and Wendell Young (president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776 and chairman of UFCW of the PA Wine and Spirits Council).)

Oxbow (and Fava) are coming to town. It'll be difficult not to notice
@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/11 - Philly Debut of Oxbow Brewery (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $PAYG for Farmhouse Pale Ale, Space Cowboy, Sasuga Saison, Funkhaus, Oxtoberfest, and Noel.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/12 - Oxbow Brewing Company Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG to welcome Oxbow Brewing to Philadelphia for the tapping of their Space Cowboy Country Ale, Farmhouse Pale Ale, and Sasuga Saison and raise a glass with their brewer (and Philly beer scenester) Mike Fava.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 4/12 - Oxbow Lunch (12 p.m.; $PAYG for the suburban release for Oxbow, some of the best liquid coming out of the great state of Maine these days, and that says a lot. We will pour their Farmhouse Pale Ale and a few others paired with food. Their head brewer, Philly’s own Mike Fava, will be on hand to chat about their delicious beers.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/13 - Fava's Glorious Return (8 p.m.; $PAYG to hang out with Philly ex-pat, Mike Fava, his new employer, Oxbow Brewing Company of Maine, and drink some of their beers.)

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