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Friday, August 30, 2013

Beer Calendar: What To Do in September 2013

Well, another summer has come and gone. And the beer events calendar keeps on. Breweries have once again shipped off beer and are anticipating the annual Great American Beer Festival in another month. Festival season doesn't end with back to school; you'll find plenty of big events, and small alike, lining up day after day throughout the month of September. Have at it...

Of course, here's my regular plug for when you find that one event and want to know what's on tap to check out PhillyTapFinder.com for a full rundown of the event's pourings. Currently, they've got seven events listed over the next month or so for your consideration. Cheers to the ongoing labor of love over at PTF.

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
Mon. 9/2 - Wendy Littlefield of Vanberg & DeWulf @Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 9/2 - Labor Day Brunch with Yards @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. (All Day; $PAYG)
Mon. 9/2 - Labor Day Maine Beach Picnic @Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. (All Day; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/3 - Beer School @Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 9/4 - Beer School (September subject: TBA) @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 9/5 - Movie Night (Point Break and Ommegang) @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/6 - Philly Grown and Raised @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/6 - Stone Tap Takeover @Bottle Bar East, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/6 - First Friday Festival @Arden Theatre, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 9/6 - Returning the Banner/Belgium Comes from Pottstown @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 9/8 - The Big Lebowski Quizzo and Movie Night @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $5)
Wed. 9/11 - High Gravity @Side Car Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa. (3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/11 - Beer School (September subject: TBA) @Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 9/12 - Green Flash Night @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/12 - ShawneeCraft Brewing Company @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/12 - Yards Tap Takeover @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/12 - Weyerbacher Comes To The Barrel House @Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/12 - Bear Republic Invades @Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/13 - Friday The Firkinteenth @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/14 - Zwanze Day @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/14 - Pils Picnic @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 9/15 - Hop Model Pageant @Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 9/16 through Mon. 9/23 - Oktoberfest @Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa. (See website for all of the weeklong details.)
Wed. 9/18 - Beer School (September subject: TBA) @Bottle Shop at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 9/18 - Attack of the Pumpkins @Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/19 - Tröegs Scratch Night @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/19 - Yards get PYNK With Big Red’s Return @Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/21 - Oktoberfest Street Festival @Brauhaus Schmitz/South Street, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 9/21 - Weyerbacher & Lego Build Off @The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/21 & Sun. 9/22 - Pumpkinfest @Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 9/22 - Savage Sixtel Sunday @Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/24 - Goose Island Migration Week and Tap Takeover @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/24 - 4th Anniversary @Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/25 - A Killer Shade of Pale Ale @Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/25 - Goose Island Migration Week and Tap Takeover @Side Car Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/27 - Oktoberfest Celebration @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/27 - Finally Friday Beer Tasting (Weyerbacher) @Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 9/28 & Sun. 9/29 - Oktoberfest @Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/28 & Sun. 9/29 - Oktoberfest @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Mon. 9/30 - Bell's Brewing Night @Local 44 & The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 8/30 through Sun. 9/1 - Hopfest Weekend @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. ($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)
Sun. 9/1 - Labor Day Clambake @Forest & Main, Ambler, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/3 - Tasty Stout Tuesday @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/5 - Who's Your Yeti? @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 9/7 - Welcome, Great Pumpkin @Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/12 - Help Pinnochio's Battle MS @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/12 - September in the Sierra Tap Takeover @Flanigan's Boathouse, Conshohocken, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/12 - Victory Beer Promo @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/13 - Great Lakes Night @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/19 - Sly Fox Tap Takeover @Maggie O'Neill's, Drexel Hill, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/19 - Talk Like a Pirate Day @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 9/21 - Dark Humor Rising @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/25 - Weyerbacher Tap Event @PJ Whelihans, Cherry Hill, NJ (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/27 - Oktoberfest Celebration @Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/28 - Ziggy Zaggy Oktoberfest @Neshaminy Creek Brewing, Croydon, Pa. (4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10 entry + PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sun. 9/1 - Beer Sampling (Sly Fox) @Wegmans, King of Prussia, Pa. (12 p.m.-2 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 9/4 - Charity Cask Night (WDIY Public Radio) @Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/4 - Belgian Tripel Beer Release @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/5 - Charity Cask Night (Teed Off At Cancer) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/6 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/6 - First Friday Firkin @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/6 - Beer Tasting (Philadelphia Brewing) @Whole Foods, Glen Mills, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 9/6 - Friday Night Tasting (Dos Equis) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 9/6 - Beer Tasting (Dogfish Head) @Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/7 - Beer Sampling (Sly Fox) @Wegmans, Collegeville, Pa. (2 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 9/12 - Tröegs Brewery a la carte Food Pairing @Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/12 - Evil Twin/Mikkeller Double Tap Takeover @Bistro On Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/13 - Friday Night Tasting (Starr Hill) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 9/14 - Saturday Tasting (Boxcar) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 9/19 - Full Moon Firkin @Tröegs Brewery, Hershey, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/19 - Boxcar Brewing Tasting @Rino's, Exton, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/20 - Third Friday Firkin Fest @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/20 - Friday Night Tasting (Stoudt's Oktoberfest) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 9/21 - Oktoberfest Celebration @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/25 - Evolution Craft Brewing @Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/26 - Goose Island Happy Hour @TJ's, Paoli, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/26 - Evil Genius Tasting @Rino's, Exton, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/26 - Forest & Main Tap Take-over @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/27 - Friday Night Tasting (Evil Genius Pumpkin) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 9/27 - Oktoberfest Celebration @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/28 - Can Jam Festival @Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG to attend, $50 per team to play)
Sat. 9/28 - Octoberfest Opening Weekend @Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Thu. 9/5 - Brew and Chew (Wolaver's and Otter Creek) @Cavanaugh's Headhouse, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $20-$25)
Wed. 9/11 - Brew and Chew (Bell's) @Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $25)
Fri. 9/13 - Beer and Brewing 101 @The Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $39.97)
Sat. 9/14 - Beer Fest & BBQ at the Ballpark @McFadden's Ballpark, Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $20-$55)
Tue. 9/17 - The Bridge Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $75)
Sun. 9/22 - Smoke 'Em If Yous Got 'Em @Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$50)
Mon. 9/23 - Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner @Lemon Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $60)
Sat. 9/28 - Xtoberfest 2013 @Xfinity Live!, Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $25-$55)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sun. 9/1 - Hopfest Brunch @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. (8 a.m.-12 p.m.; $TBA)
Fri. 9/6 - Oktoberfest @Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ (7:05 p.m.; $35)
Sun. 9/8 - 9/11 Heroes Run @Gretz Beer Company, Norristown, Pa. (9 a.m.; $15-$25)
Wed. 9/18 - The Bridge Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ (7 p.m.; $75)
Wed. 9/18 - Rare Belgium Trappist Beer Dinner @Broad Axe Tavern, Ambler, Pa. (7 p.m.; $85)
Sat. 9/21 - MGK Brew Blast on the Battleship @The Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $40-$45)
Sun. 9/22 - Jenkintown Brew Fest @Jenkintown Town Square, Jenkintown, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $5-$35)
Wed. 9/25 - Weihenstephan Oktoberfest Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. (7 p.m.; $60)
Thu. 9/26 - Unibroue Dinner @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (7 p.m.; $TBA)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 9/7 - McCoole's Beer Festival @Arts and Events Place, Quakertown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$40)
Sat. 9/7 - Lancaster Craft Beer Fest @downtown Lancaster, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $12-$55)
Sat. 9/7 - Brews in the Barn @Millbrook Playhouse, Mill Hall, Pa. (4 p.m.; $35)
Sat. 9/7 - Berks County ARL Food & Beer Pairing Event @Bistro on Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $30)
Wed. 9/11 - Beer and Food Pairing Event (Tröegs) @The Rising Sun Inn, Telford, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $40)
Thu. 9/12 - Beer and Cheese @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $35)
Sat. 9/14 - Capital City Invitational Beer Fest @Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, Pa. (2 p.m.-5 p.m., 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $15-$40)
Tue. 9/17 - Weyerbacher Beer Dinner @Ott's, Medford, NJ (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $35)
Wed. 9/18 - Harvest Dinner @The Yardley Inn, Yardley, Pa. (7 p.m.; $55)
Sat. 9/21 - Newtown Beer Fest @The Stocking Works, Newtown, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $10-$75)
Sat. 9/21 - Maysie's FarmFest @Maysie's Farm Conservation Center, Glenmoore, Pa. (1 p.m.-11 p.m.; $20-$25)
Sun. 9/22 - Bike Fresh Bike Local @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (7 a.m.; $40-$45)
Sun. 9/22 - Wyebrook Farms & Vollemecke Orchards Dinner @Station Taproom, Downingtown, Pa. (6 p.m.; $75)
Fri. 9/27 - Beer Dinner @Vic & Anthony's (Golden Nugget), Atlantic City, NJ (7 p.m.; $70)
Sat. 9/28 - Harvest Hop Fest @World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $40)
Sat. 9/28 - Craft Beer Tasting @Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJ (7 p.m.; $49-$59)
Sun. 9/29 - Downingtown Fall Fest @downtown Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $TBA)
Mon. 9/30 - At The Bar Beer Dinner @Side Bar, West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.; $35)




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