Thursday, July 11, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: July 11 - July 17

There's a little bit of everything to satisfy your inner beer geek over the next seven days. Some free tastings, Belgian Independence Day celebrations of beer and food, and running and biking and cancer fundraiser and.....oh my. Go get 'em kids!

Check out the entire July 2013 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 7/12 - Friday Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Michigan and an appearance by Joe Sixpack.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 7/12 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Great Lakes Brewing in Cleveland.)

@McGlinchey's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 7/11 - Philadelphia Brewing Night (6 p.m.- 8 p.m.; $PAYG for some of the most local beer you can get.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 7/13 - Saturday Sampling (4 p.m.; $Free samples of beers from Sly Fox.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 7/11 - Movie Night (8 p.m.; $PAYG for featured beers from Brooklyn Brewery and Field of Dreams on the big screen on the outside patio.)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Thu. 7/11 - Terrapin Beer Promo (7 p.m.; $PAYG as the kegs get tapped at 7 p.m. and beer geek trivia starts around 8 p.m. There will be representatives to talk to about the beer to get a little education. Plenty of beer swag and giveaways.)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 7/11 - Yards Tap Takeover (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for $3.50 drafts from Yards including Imperial Stout, Hefeweizen, Grand Cru, Thomas Jefferson, Philly Pale, and cask-conditioned IPA.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 7/12 - Mahalo, Apollo! Release Party (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate summer, island-style, with the release of Mahalo, Apollo! and our Hawaiian-themed menu and a pizza/growler special.)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Sat. 7/13 - Bastille Day! Beer Release (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this unfiltered, bright, and light-bodied classic Franco-Belge-style farmhouse ale.)

@Ron's Original, Exton, Pa.--- Mon. 7/15 - Yards Happy Hour (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for pairings of foods with Yards' IPA, Philly Pale Ale, Love Stout, and Bourbon Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale.)

@Winberie's, Princeton, NJ--- Tue. 7/16 - Weyerbacher Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG for drafts of Weyerbacher's 18th Anniversary, Double Simcoe, and White Sun Wit.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Thu. 7/11 - Evil Genius Happy Hour Tap Takover (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for taps dominated by beers from Evil Genius and performance by Matt Roach.)

Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Eulogy, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 7/17 - Belgian Independence Day ($PAYG to celebrate Belgian Independence Day with Duvel, Duvel Triple Hop, Maredsous, and De Koninck.)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 7/17 through Sun. 7/21 - Belgian Independence Week ($PAYG for food and beer, inspired by a Belgian culture that molded today's beer culture. See website for full schedule of events.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Sat. 7/13 - Blob Fest 2013 (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG to honor this classic movie with a special beer release, featured dishes, and a tin foil hat contest. Special beers include Cherry Blob, Dirty Weisse, Monster Barleywine, Bridge St. Bock, Strawberry-Ginger Blob Beer, and Attack of the Hefe Ooze!.)

@London Grill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 7/11 through Sat. 7/13 - Bastille Day ($PAYG for this uniquely Philadelphia celebration of the French holiday. See website for all the scheduled details.)

@Nodding Head, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 7/13 - Royal Stumble 14 ($50 for lots of beer, killer band, lots of food, silly costumes, and good times.)

@P.O.P.E. (Pub on Passyunk East), Philadelphia, Pa.-- Thu. 7/11 - 7th Anniversary Party (7 p.m.; $PAYG Celebrate POPE's 7-year anniversary with some sweet specials, giveaways, and a killer taplist featuring a lot of anniversary beers.)

@St. Boniface Brewing Company, Ephrata, Pa.--- Sat. 7/13 - Official Grand Opening Celebration (11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for beer, food, and live music.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Wed. 7/17 - Belgian Independence Day ($PAYG as they'll have Duvel Single, Maredsous Tripel, DeKonick Amber, and Ommegang Double White on draft.)

Food and Beer events
@Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, Pa.--- Sat. 7/13 - Wing Fest (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG to sample the region's best wings from local restaurants, sauce purveyors, and ABC celebrities. No fee to enter. Wing tickets only 50 cents.)

@Cavanaugh's Headhouse, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 7/11 - Brew and Chew (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $20-$25 for a four-course pairing of appetizers and Tröegs beers.)
@Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 7/15 - Brew and Chew (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $25 for a four-course pairing of appetizers and Brooklyn Brewery beers.)

@John J. Jeffries, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sun. 7/14 - Victory Barrel-aged Dinner (6 p.m.; $125 for a four-course meal served with Red Thunder, November 2012, Baltic Thunder porter aged for 3 months in Cabernet barrels, White Monkey, March 2013, Golden Monkey (Belgian-style tripel) aged for 3 months in Chardonnay barrels, Otto in Oak, April 2012, Otto (smoked Belgian-style dubbel) aged for 6 months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, Oak Horizontal, December 2012, Old Horizontal barleywine aged for 3 months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, Dark Intrigue, November 2011, Storm King Stout aged for 3 months in Jim Beam & Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.)

@Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 7/14 - Allagash Brunch (10:30 a.m.; $35 for an appetizer, entree and a side, and a flight of Allagash's White, Blonde, Yakuza, Victor, and FV-13.)

@Uno Chicago Grill, Newtown Square, Pa.--- Thu. 7/11 - Sly Fox Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $45 for five-course meal served with Helles Golden Lager, Grisette, Simon Maibock, Odyssey, and Black Raspberry Reserve.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Bottle Shop at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 7/17 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $Free to get some in-depth beer schooling along with our staff.)

@Keenan Mercedes, Doylestown, Pa.--- Sat. 7/13 - Kegs and Corks for Cancer (6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; $25-$75 for a craft beer, wine, and food festival served by over 20 breweries, wineries, and food caterers with proceeds benefiting cancer research at Fox Chase Cancer.)

@Neshaminy Creek Brewing, Croydon, Pa.--- Sat. 7/13 - Running to the Dog & Bull (1:30 p.m.; $30 for a one-mile run/jog/walk beginning at the brewery and ending at the Dog & Bull Brew and Music House. Each participant will receive a free event t-shirt and red sash/bandana to tie around their neck like our Spanish compatriots, as well as drink and meal tickets to be used at the completion of the run.)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa.--- Fri. 7/12 & Sat. 7/13 - Short Track Bike Race & Beer Garden Opening Party ($PAYG classic cook-out fare, beer, live music, and plenty of bike racing. See website for all the details.)

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