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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: May 16 - May 22

We continue to plow through the month of May's beer calendar with wild abandon. You wouldn't know Philly Beer Week is upon us with the rate of beer events lining up the weekly calendar yet again this week. No rest for the thirsty.

In the 19468, Suburban Beer Week continues on through Sunday, May 19. It's at Craft Ale House, French Quarter Bistro, Lucky Lab Tavern, and Railroad Street Bar and Grill. There are scheduled tastings, pairings, and a raffle on Sunday, the last day, to give away two tickets to Opening Tap of Philly Beer Week and an overnight stay at a nearby hotel for that same evening of May 31. To qualify for the drawing, you must attend an event at each location.

Check out the entire May 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 PhillyTapFinder.com
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/16 - Stone Brewing Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list lineup brought to you by PhillyTapFinder.com)


Tastings/Samplings/Freebies
@Arroga's Draft House and Sports Bar, Harrisburg, Pa.--- Fri. 5/17 - Firkin Friday with DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate American Craft Beer Week with a firkin of DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus. Stop by the draft house for a pint and grab some free glassware while supplies last.)

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/16 - Philadelphia Brewing Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Philadelphia Brewing.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 5/17 - Hop Attack (11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Dark Ritual, Nor’easter IPA, Sweet Leaf IPA, Rye-sing Sun, Nelson Muntz IPA, and Kryptonite Imperial IPA.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 5/18 - Preakness Stakes (4 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of Belgian Tripel.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Wed. 5/22 - Wednesday Keg Tapping (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a specialty keg tapping of Stone Oaked Smoked Old Guardian.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 5/20 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Founders in Michigan.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 5/17 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for O'Reilly's Stout on the handpump in addition to Standard Porter and our always available Chester County Bitter.)

@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa.--- Fri. 5/17 - Friday Night Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from 21st Amendment in San Francisco and Uinto in Utah.)


Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@30th Street Station, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/16 & Fri. 5/17 - The Porch Beer Garden (3 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG to experience the outdoor Beer Garden at The Porch at 30th Street Station, the second busiest train station in America. Bridgewater's Pub will offer German and craft beers while you enjoy the fresh air and live music.)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/16 - Stoudt's Promo (4:30 p.m.; $PAYG for a lineup of beers from one of Pennsylvania's pioneering craft brewers.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 5/1 through Fri. 5/31 - Brewery Of The Month ($PAYG for daily specials on beers from breweries in the great State of Pennsylvania.)
@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/16 - Pennsylvania Brewery Night ($PAYG for a night of beer, schwag, and fun focused on the Pennsylvania breweries of the month.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 5/16 - A Night with Flying Fish (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a selection of beers from the highly-regarded NJ brewery.)

@Uno Chicago Grill, Newtown Square, Pa.--- Thu. 5/16 - Yards Happy Hour (5 p.m.; $PAYG for an IPA firkin, Love Stout, Saison, and Grand Cru all at happy hour pricing.)


Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Firewaters, Atlantic City, NJ--- Fri. 5/17 - 10th Anniversary Beerfest (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $25 for over 45 beers to sample from over a dozen local brewers and a complimentary buffet.)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Sat. 5/18 - Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers' Festival (1 p.m.; $5-$45 for nearly 25 local breweries and all of the proceeds will again go to the Media Youth Center.)

@South Delaware Avenue, Yardley, Pa.--- Sat. 5/18 - Yardley Beer Fest (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$65 for over 50 breweries, 100+ beers, live music, lots of food, homebrewers corner…All under a huge tent; Rain or shine.)

@South Philadelphia Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/18 - Wheaties Fest (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG as they pour 30+ wheat beers from Abita, Allagash, Bell’s, Philly Brewing, Ommegang, Tröegs, Unibroue, Weihenstephaner, and many many more. Mouth-watering street BBQ and live music from West Philadelphia Orchestra, Robotrippers, Arrah and the Ferns, and Adam and Dave’s Bloodline.)

@Union Jack's, Glenside, Pa.--- Sat. 5/18 - Suburban Wood Fest ($PAYG for twelve oak-aged beers on draft including 2011 Southern Tier Oaked Pumking, Goose Island Bourbon County, Nebraska Hop God, Anderson Valley Barney Flats, Evolution Migration, Flying Dog gonzo, Southern Tier Backburner Barleywine, and many more.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 5/22 - Philly Beer Scene Awards (7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $75 for very limited seats available to the general public.)


Food and Beer events
@Fairmount neighborhood (22nd/Fairmount), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/16 - Night Market (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG at the city's best restaurants and street food vendors including Fairmount favorites like Alla Spina, Lemon Hill, Rembrandt's, and Urban Saloon and cool new vendors like The Tot Cart, Poi Dog Snack Shop, and The Cow and The Curd. Plus, local music, local brews, and lots of fun.)

@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Tue. 5/21 - Spring Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a five course meal served with Full Nelson, Maibock, Rauchbock, #100, and “The Stout Will Rise Again”- Bourbon Russian Imperial Stout.)


Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sun. 5/19 - Run for Ryan (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $25-$35 for a 5-k race benefiting the Ryan McCall scholarship fund. Post race festivities at the Victory Brewing Companies complex.)

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