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Monday, July 29, 2013

Beer Calendar: What To Do in August 2013

These mid- to late-summer days may put dogs into a slumber, but it only seems to fire up the local bar owners, brewers, and event organizers. The months come and they go; here's another one for your, um, consumption.

As usual, there's no shortage of events spanning the spectrum of beer events. Get out there to support your local good peeps in the industry busting butt to bring great beer to you and enjoy!

As always, if I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.


$20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here

Philadelphia
Thu. 8/1 - This Little Blind Pig @Tria (Washington West), Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/1 - Movie Night (Jaws and Narragansett) @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/1 - First Responders Night @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (9 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - Friday Sampling (Victory) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 8/2 - Happy Hour with Flying Fish @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - Philly Grown and Raised @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - Shawnee Summer Sipping @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 8/4 - Shark Week Brunch @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa. (10:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 8/4 - Neshaminy Creek Tap Takeover @Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 8/4 - 2nd Street Festival @2nd Street in Northern Liberties between Spring Garden and Germantown Avenues, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 8/6 - Ballast Point and Barrels @Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 8/6 - Movie Night (Goldfinger) @Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 8/6 - Jimmy Meiers and the Biers @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 8/7 - Beer School (August subject: TBA) @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 8/7 - Beer School 101 @Growlers Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 8/7 - Sly Fox @Mad Mex, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 8/8 - Movie Night (Dirty Dancing and Ommegang) @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/8 through Thu. 8/22 - Exclusive beer from featured brewery @Mad Mex, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 8/9 - Friday Sampling (Penn Brewing with Joe Sixpack) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 8/10 - Kenzinger Clambake @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 8/13 - Movie Night (Batman) @Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 8/13 - Left Handed Genius @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa. (9:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 8/14 - Beer School (August subject: TBA) @Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 8/15 - Bitburger Keep the Glass Night @Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/15 - Movie Night (Beeradelphia and Victory) @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/16 - Lawless Jerky: Get Your Jerk On @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 8/17 - Avery Ice Cream Experiment 3.0 @The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 8/17 through Fri. 8/23 - Pucker Up Sour Fest @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 8/20 - Movie Night (Apollo 13) @Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 8/21 - Beer School (August subject: TBA) @Bottle Shop at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 8/22 - Sixth Anniversary in the Old Firehouse @Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 8/22 - Movie Night (Point Break and Lagunitas) @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/23 - Friday Sampling (Tröegs with Joe Sixpack) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 8/23 - Sixpoint-y End First Night @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 8/27 - Movie Night (Avatar) @Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/29 - Flying Fish Night @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/29 - Carton(s) of Fun Night @Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/29 - Movie Night (What About Bob and Dogfish Head) @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/29 - 6th Anniversary Jawn @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa. (9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/30 - Friday Sampling (Brooklyn Brewing) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 8/30 - Finally Friday Beer Tasting (Yards) @Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 8/1 - Brewer's Alley Debut Night @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - 1st Anniversary Rare Beer Bonanza @The Churchville Inn, Churchville, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - Friday Night Sampling (Founders) @Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 8/2 - Summertime IPA Beer Release @Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 8/3 - Craft Beer Festival on the Waterfront @Harrah's Philadelphia Casino, Chester, Pa. (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $20)
Wed. 8/7 - Boaks Tap Takeover @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/29 - Weyerbacher Night @House of Brews, Turnersville, NJ (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/31 through Mon. 9/2 - Tröegs Sampling & Delco SPCA Fundraiser @Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. (2 p.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday; $PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 8/1 - National IPA Day @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/1 - Charity Cask Night (The Cancer Action Network) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/1 - Tröegs Tap Takeover @The Pour House, Exton, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - Intergalactic IPA Beer Release @Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa. (12 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - Friday Night Tasting (Evolution) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 8/2 - Hops & Hot Wings @Iron Hill, Newark, Del. (4 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - Hop Stinger Beer Release @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - Beer Tasting (Goose Island) @Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - First Friday Firkin @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - Tröegs Tap Takeover @Blue Dog, Lansdale, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/2 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 8/3 - Chester County SPCA BrewBQ @Paradise Farm Camps, Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 8/3 - Beer and Bocce @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 8/7 - Charity Cask Night (March of Dimes) @Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 8/9 - Friday Night Tasting (Belfast Bay) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 8/10 - Craft Beer & Crab Festival @Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ (11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 8/10 - Saturday Afternoon Sampling (Moosehead) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 8/16 - Third Friday Firkin Fest @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 8/18 - Beer For Babes Field Trip @Tuckahoe and Cape May Brewing Companies, Cape May, NJ (11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/22 - Weyerbacher Head Happy Hour Tap Takeover @World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/22 - Dog Days of Summer beer class @Total Wine, Claymont, Del. (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15)
Fri. 8/23 - Friday Night Tasting (Long Trail) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 8/23 - Be Our Brewer For A Day Festival @Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 8/29 - Weyerbacher Growler Tap Takeover @King's Liquor Outlet, Sicklerville, NJ (4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Thu. 8/1 - Brew and Chew (Anchor) @Cavanaugh's Headhouse, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $20-$25)
Tue. 8/6 - Stoudt's Beer Dinner with Carol Stoudt @White Dog Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $45)
Sat. 8/10 - Sour Saturday @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $30)
Sat. 8/17 - Crabfest @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $30)
Mon. 8/19 - Brew and Chew (Terrapin) @Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $25)
Tue. 8/20 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. (7 p.m.; $45)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 8/2 - 9th Anniversary Dinner @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (7 p.m.; $75)
Wed. 8/21 - Dogfish Head Ancient Ales Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. (7 p.m.; $60)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 8/10 - Smokin' Blues Brews Fest @The Lancaster Liederkranz, Manheim, Pa. (1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $30-$40)
Sun. 8/11 - Beef & Beer @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$40)
Fri. 8/16 - Eat & Drink Local @Fonthill Castle and Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $28-$35)
Sat. 8/17 - State College Brew Expo @Tussey Mountain Ski Resort, Boalsburg, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $40-$60)
Sun. 8/18 - Farm To Table Dinner @Strites' Orchard Farm Market, Harrisburg, Pa. (4 p.m.; $150)
Tue. 8/20 - Summer Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Newark, Del. (7 p.m.; $65)
Wed. 8/21 - Midsummer Night's Tasting @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $50)
Wed. 8/21 - Summer Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (7 p.m.; $65)
Thu. 8/22 - Neshaminy Creek Beer Dinner @Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, Pa. (6 p.m.; $35)
Sat. 8/24 - Microfest @Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m., 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35-$40)
Mon. 8/26 - Beer School 101 @Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $24.95)
Mon. 8/26 - Beer Dinner @Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del. (6:30 p.m.; $TBD)
Tue. 8/27 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $38)
Wed. 8/28 - Summer Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.; $75)




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