Thursday, May 09, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: May 9 - May 15

Festival season is in full swing as the lovely spring weather grips the region. On no other day should this be more evident than on Saturday, May 11 with at least five festivals plus a few other events thrown in for good measure all listed below. Be calm, grab a beer, and carry on.

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
@Flanigan's Boathouse, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Thu. 5/9 - Dogfish Head Tap Takeover (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event tap list served up to you by

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/10 through Sun. 5/12 - Bocks and Brats ($PAYG for a special event tap list served up to you by

@Morgan's Pier, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/9 - Second Season Re-Opening Party ($PAYG for a special event tap list served up to you by

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/11 - S.O.S. (Sixteen Outstanding Smuttynose) Tap Takeover (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event tap list served up to you by

Special Tastings/Samplings/Freebies
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/9 - Belgian Beer Night with St. Killian Importers (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a selection Belgian beers like Corsendonk Apple White, Triple, and Dubbel along with Grimbergen Dubbel & Moa St. Joseph's on draft with Grimbergen Blonde in bottles.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 5/10 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Oskar Blues in Colorado.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 5/11 - Saturday Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Stoudt's in Adamstown.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Wed. 5/15 - Wednesday Keg Tapping (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a specialty keg tapping of Dock Street Fresh Saison.))

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 5/13 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Oskar Blues in Colorado.)

@Side Bar, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 5/10 - 10% on the 10th ($PAYG to join Sierra Nevada for a true 10% ABV on the 10th Happy Hour with Narwhal (10.2%), Ovila Quad w/ Plums (10.2%), 2010 Bigfoot (aged at Side Bar, 10%), and a special release 10.4% brew not named yet on tap.)

@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa.--- Fri. 5/10 - Friday Night Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Weyerbacher in Easton.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/10 - Anchor - the San Francisco Treat (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Anchor's Steam, Liberty American Pale Ale, Porter, Humming, Bock, Zymaster Stout, Summer, and 2012 Our Special Ale. We will think up a contest or two. There will be glassware and prizes.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Mon. 5/13 - Harpoon Tap Takeover (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as Sean from the brewery offers up several Harpoon beers on draft and giveaways.)

@Nodding Head, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/11 - May (Be Some) Flowers (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for a floral-inspired beer event highlighting the LAVA (lavender and vanilla ale), the hibiscus infused Saison, and the return of the mighty Warthog, plus other Nodding Head favorites.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 5/1 through Fri. 5/31 - Brewery Of The Month ($PAYG for daily specials on beers from breweries in the great State of Pennsylvania.)
@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 5/1 through Fri. 5/10 - 10 day 10th Anniversary Celebration ($PAYG as we kick off our 10th Anniversary celebration. The traditional 10th Anniversary gift is tin or aluminum so we will be offering $1 off all canned beers for 10 days.)

@The Bards, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 5/15 - Yards Tap Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG for eight Yards ales. Drink up with Rick and Doug.)

@The Cambridge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/10 - Hill Farmstead Brewing ($PAYG to welcome Shaun Hill from Hill Farmstead Brewing to the only Hill Farmstead event happening in Philly, including Beer Week. We will be tapping "Ephraim Imperial Pale Ale" along with several other offerings from this great brewery. Stay tuned for more details.)

Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ--- Fri. 5/10 - Brews At The Ballpark (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $35 for a sampling of Philadelphia craft beers (Victory, Yards, Stoudt's, Philadelphia Brewing, and Tröegs) plus a two hour all-you-can-eat buffet.)

@Cannstatter Volkfest Verein, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/11 - Greater Northeast Beer Festival (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$35 for 60+ beers in attendance this year. Great local bands will be performing throughout the event featuring "The Bare Knuckle Boxers". Great food for sale provided by Cannstatter's.)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/11 - IPA Block Party (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG to choose from more than 24 IPAs, live music, and "street grub" consisting of various grilled meats and veggies.)

@Mount Hope Estate, Manheim, Pa.--- Sat. 5/11 - Mount Hope BrewFest (11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $20-$45 for a variety of beers from different breweries from across the country and enjoy live music and complimentary food.)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa.--- Sat. 5/11 - Microfest (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35-$40 to enjoy over forty beers from America's finest breweries, great food, and music.)

@The Piazza at Schmidt's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/10 - Living Social's Craft Beer Festival (6 p.m.; $39 for unlimited 2-ounce pours of more than fifty craft beers. Live local music. Access to top-notch Philadelphia food trucks and restaurants on site (at additional cost). Backyard lawn games and activities. Complimentary pair of LivingSocial sunglasses. A BeerFest mini stein to take home.)

@Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, Pa.--- Sat. 5/11 - Washington Crossing Brewfest (12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; $10-$40 for beer tasting, live music, food, and fun.)

Food and Beer events
@High Street Grill, Mt. Holly, NJ--- Wed. 5/15 - Beer Wars Dinner (7 p.m.; $50 for four courses of food each paired with a beer from both Carton and Heavy Seas breweries. This will be a blind tasting where you must judge which beer pairs better with each course.)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 5/15 - Tröegs Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $60 for a five-course meal served with Sunshine Pils, HopBack Amber Ale, Perpetual IPA, either a Scratch beer or a firkin of something, and Mad Elf '12.)

@Revolution House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 5/15 - Neshaminy Creek Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $50-$55 for a four-course meal served with Tripel, Leon, County Line IPA, and Croyden Cream Ale, plus one more.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 5/15 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $Free to get some in depth beer training right along side our staff.)

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