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Thursday, August 01, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 1 - August 7

This is a typical weekly beer event calendar around the Philly region. True or False? *head spinning*

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

And don't forget the hard work being put forth over at PhillyTapFinder.com. They recently launched a new Events page. So, when you see an event here, you can easily hop over there to see if there's a fresh tap list being produced for noted event.

Tastings/Samplings/Freebies
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Founders including Dry Hopped Pale Ale, Centennial IPA, All Day IPA, and Double Trouble.)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Friday Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Victory.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Evolution Brewing in Delaware.)

@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Shawnee Summer Sipping (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Biere Blanche (a session white beer), Double Pale (an IPA), Raspberry Blanche (fruity version of their blanche), and Session IPA (a brewpub exclusive))

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 8/1 - National IPA Day (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG as they kick the day off with Anderson Valley Heelch O’ Hops Double IPA, Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, Terrapin Hopzilla Double IPA, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Firestone Walker Union Jack, and Green Flash Green Bullet Triple IPA. Numerous other IPAs tapped throughout the day.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Happy Hour with Flying Fish (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG dollar off Flying Fish drafts including FU Sandy, Exit 16, Exit 4, and Farmhouse Summer Ale.)

@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a lineup of beers from Chicago's Goose Island.)


Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Blue Dog, Lansdale, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Tröegs Tap Takeover (6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for Mad Elf, Naked Elf, and Scratches 82, 97, 98, and 99.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Hop Stinger Beer Release (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this golden American IPA, loaded with citrusy hops for flavor and aroma. Brewed with 60 pounds of locally-sourced honey from Green Meadow Farm in Gap, PA.)
@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Summertime IPA Beer Release (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for an early release of our Summertime IPA. This is a refreshing summer beer made with wildflower honey and Citra hops. Plus, a special house-made ginger ice cream.)
@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - First Friday Firkin (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for Simcoe IPA.)
@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Intergalactic IPA Beer Release (12 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for the hoppy, citrusy deliciousness that is the Intergalactic IPA. We’re also tapping a special cask-conditioned version.)

@Mad Mex, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/7 - Sly Fox ($PAYG to hang with Patrick and enjoy Rt 113 IPA, Royal Weisse, and more. Enjoy some great Mexican fare as well.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 8/7 - Boaks Tap Takeover (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG when New Jersey's own Boaks Beer will be featured. Check back soon for the line-up.)

@The Pour House, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 8/1 - Tröegs Tap Takeover (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for as many year-round, seasonal, and Scratch beers we could come up with for one great event.)


Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@2nd Street in Northern Liberties between Spring Garden and Germantown Avenues, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 8/4 - 2nd Street Festival (12 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for over 100 vendors, local food and art, and beer gardens.)

@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/6 - Ballast Point and Barrels (7 p.m.; $PAYG for eleven beers from Ballast Point including Sea Monster Imperial Stout, Brother Levonian Saison, Chipotle Black Marlin Porter, Pescadero Pilsner, Dorado Double IPA (nitro), Barrel-aged Three Sheets Barleywine, Barrel-aged Barmy, Barrel-aged Indra Kunindra, Barrel-aged Victory at Sea - Mole, Bourbon Barrel Piper Down, and Bourbon Barrel Navigator.)

@Harrah's Philadelphia Casino, Chester, Pa.--- Sat. 8/3 - Craft Beer Festival on the Waterfront (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $20 to sample over 35 of the area’s best craft beers, enjoy 2 live cover bands, take a ride on the mechanical bull, and take a bite out of some great food prepared by Harrah’s highly-regarded chefs.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 8/1 - Brewer's Alley Debut Night (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG as Brewer's Alley is making their PA debut. Line-up to be finalized soon.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa.-- Fri. 8/2 - Incubus Friday (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel that pours until the keg kicks, usually by 7 p.m.)

@The Churchville Inn, Churchville, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - 1st Anniversary Rare Beer Bonanza (12 p.m.; $PAYG for Cantillon, KBS, Goose Island Bourbon County, and many more.)

@Tria (Washington West), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/1 - This Little Blind Pig (12 p.m.; $PAYG for Blind Pig, everything that an IPA should be—hoppy, citrusy, piney, and perfect.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 8/4 - Neshaminy Creek Tap Takeover (12 p.m.; $PAYG for the start of Shark Week with an 11-tap takeover by Neshaminy Creek Brewing's Bourbon Barrel-aged Leon RIS, Leon RIS, Concrete Pillow Barleywine, Tribute Tripel, Mudbank Milk Stout, Churchville Lager, Trauger Pils, Croydon Cream Ale, County Line IPA, Highwater Hefeweizen, and Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen.)


Food and Beer events
@Cavanaugh's Headhouse, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/1 - Brew and Chew (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $20-$25 for an Anchor Brewing beer tasting with paired appetizers.)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Fri. 8/2 - 9th Anniversary Dinner (7 p.m.; $75 for a four-course meal (plus hors d'ouerves) paired with Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, Goose Island Sophie, Allagash Curieux, Lagunitas Lucky 13, and Firestone Walker Sucuba.)

@Iron Hill, Newark, Del.--- Fri. 8/2 - Hops & Hot Wings (4 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a spicy summer chicken wing pairing featuring IPAs from Iron Hill and 6 guest breweries including Bear Republic, Green Flash, 21st Amendment, Sierra Nevada, Yards, and Tröegs.)
@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/2 - Philly Grown and Raised (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for an opportunity to taste some of the freshest ingredients available in Philadelphia and sourced within 5 miles of Chestnut Hill.)

@Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 8/4 - Shark Week Brunch (10:30 a.m.; $PAYG for Dogfish Head's 2007 Raison D'extra and "The Randall" with a bunch of sharky stuff.)

@White Dog Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/6 - Stoudt's Beer Dinner with Carol Stoudt (6:30 p.m.; $45 for a four-course meal served with Stoudt's "Leg Lifter" American Pale Ale, Pils, Scarlet Lady, and Fat Dog Imperial Stout.)


Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa.--- Wed. 8/7 - Charity Cask Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG as proceeds from cask sales will be donated to March of Dimes.)
@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 8/1 - Charity Cask Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG as proceeds from cask sales will be donated to The Cancer Action Network.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/1 - Movie Night (Jaws and Narragansett) (8 p.m.; $PAYG for an outdoor patio night of craft beer from Narragansett, Jaws on the big screen, popcorn, and other classic movie fare.)

@Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/6 - Movie Night (8 p.m.; $PAYG for beer and food specials with Goldfinger on the big screen.)

@Growlers Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/7 - Beer School 101 (7 p.m.; $PAYG for a class that will include a short session covering the listed topics, beer tastings, food pairings, gift bags, and Q&As with local brewery reps.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/1 - First Responders Night (9 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of honoring Philadelphia Area’s First Responders with $3 house beers.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 8/3 - Beer and Bocce (12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG to enjoy some of the summer’s best beers while cheering on Iron Hill and local breweries as they compete to become the bocce champion. Beers from 21st Amendment, Allagash, Green Flash, Schlafly, Stewart’s, and of course Iron Hill.)

@Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/6 - Jimmy Meiers and the Biers ($PAYG as Jimmy Meiers from Origlio will be performing with the Biers. Check out some Sly Fox specials and come heckle Corey as he sits in on the drums as a guest of The Biers.)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/7 - Beer School (12 p.m.; $Free to get some in-depth beer training right along side our staff.)

@Paradise Farm Camps, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sat. 8/3 - Chester County SPCA BrewBQ (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free to attend this two-category BBQ cook-off. Each team will compete to see who can make the best chicken and ribs according to our judges. This year you will also be able to taste and vote on the People’s Pork award for our restaurant vendors.)



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