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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 25 - April 30

Almost a full week's worth of events here to close out the wild month that April typically is. The events are all over the map here with a little something for everyone. Enjoy!

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.


Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 4/26 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Weyerbacher.)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/26 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Evolution's beers and an appearance from Joe Sixpack.)

@Kunda Beverage, King of Prussia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/26 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Philadelphia Brewing's beers.)

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

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/25 - 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. 4/27 - Long Trail Brewing Company (12 p.m.; $PAYG to meet brewery representative Matt Geiser and try Brown Bag #1 IPA, Brown Bag #3 Milk Stout, Belgian White, Shed IPA, Double White, Blackberry Wheat, and firkin of double-dry hopped Centennial Red.)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/26 - Finally Friday Free Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Philadelphia Brewing. Purchase a six-pack from Philadelphia Brewing Company and win a free prize.)


"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Arts & Events Place, Quakertown, Pa.--- Sat. 4/27 - McCoole's Beer Festival (12 p.m.-4 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$35 for live music, great food, craft vendors, beer trivia, homebrew competition, and over 70 unique beers and many samples of Barefoot Wine.)

@Blue Dog, Chalfont, Pa.--- Sat. 4/27 - Voodoo Barrel Room Collection Release (11 a.m.; $PAYG for Buffalo Trace Black Magick, Pappy Van Winkle Black Magick, Laird's Apple Brandy Black Magick, Buffalo Trace Big Black Voodoo Daddy, Pappy Van Winkle Big Black Voodoo Daddy, Laird's Apple Brandy Big Black Voodoo Daddy, and Laird's Apple Brandy Gran Met.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/25 - IBU Smackdown II (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a Wrestlemania-themed hot dog menu, entertainment, and Nelson Muntz IPA vs. Hulk’s MASH on tap. First cask to kick is the champion.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 4/27 - Delaware on the Dock (4 p.m.; $PAYG for special beers on tap from Delaware breweries like Iron Hill, 16 Mile, 3rd Wave, Argilla, Dogfish Head, Fordham, Stewart’s, and Twin Lakes and live music at 8 p.m. from Fat Daddy.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 4/25 - Yards Tap Takeover (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for at least Love Stout, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Love Stout, Chocolate Love Stout, Imperial Stout, and Black Rye IPA. Each draft of Yards you order gets a chance to win a gift certificate for your next visit to Isaacs.)

@Liberty Taproom, Reading, Pa.--- Thu. 4/25 - Dogfish Head Flight Night (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for flights that will include Positive Contact, Chatea Jiahu, My Antonia, 90 Minute, and 120 Minute on the Randall infused with bourbon-soaked oak chips.)

@Manayunk Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/27 - Manayunk Brew Fest (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $45 for the area's longest standing brew fest. More than 50 unique craft beers from around the globe. Keystone Homebrew Supply will be on site demonstrating the brewing process. Homebrewed beer featured by Barley Legal.)

@Old City, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/27 - Historic Tavern Crawl and Craft Beer Tasting (2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $50 for a walk through old tavern sites and sampling of modern craft brews along the way. Discover Philly’s brewing heritage and the significance of the colonial beer scene with Rich Wagner, beer historian and author, as your guide.)


Food and Beer events
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/25 - Tapas & Beer Pairing w/ B. United (7 p.m.; $PAYG for five different tapas served a la carte with Etienne Dupont, Chocarrubica, BFM La Quartorze, Leipziger Gose, and Loverbeer D'Uvabeer)

@Doc Magrogan's, West Chester, Pa.--- Sun. 4/28 - Craft Beer & Oyster Fest (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $40 for oysters a half dozen ways and all the appropriate accompaniments, oyster stout on draft, oyster and Champagne pairings, shucking lessons and contests, and oyster eating contests. Live acoustic music from Brent Christopher. This Benefits the Chester County SPCA.)

@Éclat Chocolate, West Chester, Pa.--- Sat. 4/27 - Beer and Chocolate (5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $50 as Patrick Mullin from Sly Fox Brewery is teaming up with Master Chocolatier Christopher Curtin to bring you some delectable pairings. Light appetizers will be served.)

@Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, Pa.--- Tue. 4/30 - "When Pigs Fly" Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $45 for a six-course meal served with Kölsch, Pale Ale, Mai Bock, Lager, Wobbly Bob, and Stout.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Mon. 4/29 - 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 16 Mile Brewery. Bring your vegetarian friends, too – we can accommodate them on all pairings.)


Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Paradise Farm Camps, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sat. 4/27 - Crushin’ it for Camp (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $10-$20 to participate in the fundraiser for Paradise Farm Camps and underprivileged children. Enjoy some Victory beer and food at this once-in-a-lifetime outdoor extravaganza.)

@Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/26 - Beer Chemistry: Perfect Pairing (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $55 as Yards master brewers and Monell sensory scientists explore the malting, milling, mashing and fermenting behind your favorite brews. Taste and drink your way through five stations that combine delicious suds and savory treats from local eateries such as Fette Sau, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, and Han Dynasty, among others.)



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