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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: September 12 - September 18

Are you in to your post-Labor Day routine yet? Vacations over. Kids back to school. Cooler weather. Well, scratch that cooler weather comment. Seems we got a bit of weather mixup with September/October weather hitting us in October and now a bit of August in September.

Nonetheless, the beer events calendar around Philly is as consistent as ever. Full of great-looking events ranging from free and simple to expensive and complex.

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


Tastings/Samplings/Freebies
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 9/13 - Friday Night Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Starr Hill beer.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 9/14 - Saturday Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Boxcar beer.)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - Smuttynose Tasting (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free & $PAYG for a pumpkin ale tasting, free glassware, and a tap takeover of Smuttynose usual suspects and Big Beers, too.)


Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - Weyerbacher Comes To The Barrel House (7 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that you can find over at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - Green Flash Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that you can find over at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@Bistro On Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - Evil Twin/Mikkeller Double Tap Takeover (7 p.m.; $PAYG for a Double Tap Takeover with Evil Twin's Yang, Yin, Ryan and the Beaster Bunny, Low Life, Lil’ B, Imperial Biscotti Break, Naked Lunch in a Copenhagen Heavenly Restroom, and Justin Blåbær and Mikkeller's Double Eye IPA, US Alive, Walk on Water, and Yeast Series 2.0: Saison.)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - Yards Tap Takeover (5 p.m.; $PAYG featuring PYNK and all things Yards.)

@Flanigan's Boathouse, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - September in the Sierra Tap Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that you can find over at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Thu. 9/12 - Victory Beer Promo (7 p.m.; $PAYG as the beer begins to flow at 7 and trivia begins at 8.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - ShawneeCraft Brewing Company (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a bottle release party of their Bourbon Barrel Porter.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 9/13 - Great Lakes Night (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for Silver Anniversary India Pale Lager, Octoberfest, Commodore Perry, and more will be on draft, and Besty of all Betsy from Great Lakes will be here to drink beer with us.)


Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, Pa.--- Sat. 9/14 - Capital City Invitational Beer Fest (2 p.m.-5 p.m., 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $15-$40 as they hoist the maypoles and get the polka party on to kick off Oktoberfest. We are shooting for 25+ breweries from Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region as well as some awesome brew friendly vendors.)

@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 9/18 - Attack of the Pumpkins (4 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate the pumpkin harvest with 25 lines of pumpkin beer goodness.)

@Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 9/16 through Mon. 9/23 - Oktoberfest (See website for all of the weeklong details.)

@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 9/13 - Friday The Firkinteenth (12 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for 25-30 firkins of cask-conditioned beer on tap throughout the day, seven at a time. You can find the draft list over at PhillyTapFinder.com. At 10 a.m., we will have a special breakfast menu, a sort of greatest hits from our weekend brunch menu.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/14 - Pils Picnic (12 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that you can find over at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - Bear Republic Invades (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that you can find over at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/14 - Zwanze Day (12 p.m.; $PAYG and see website for all the details and a special event draft list that you can find over at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@The Pour House, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - Great Lakes Brewing (6 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that you can find over at PhillyTapFinder.com)


Food and Beer events
@Broad Axe Tavern, Ambler, Pa.--- Wed. 9/18 - Rare Belgium Trappist Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $85 for a five-course meal featuring Orval ['11], Chimay Blanche (Cinq Cents), Westmalle Tripel, Rochefort 8, and Achel 8° Blond.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - Beer and Cheese (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $35 for five cheeses paired with Vienna Red Lager, Saison, Raspberry Berliner Weisse, Oktoberfest, and Belgian IPA.)
@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 9/17 - The Bridge Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $75 for a six-course collaboration beer dinner with the company's Maple Shade location featuring Kölsch, Whitesbog Blueberry, Beer Sorbet, The Bridge, Rauchbock, and Cowabunga Porter.)
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Wed. 9/18 - The Bridge Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $75 for a six-course collaboration beer dinner with the company's Chestnut Hill location featuring Kölsch, Whitesbog Blueberry, The Cannibal, Beer Sorbet, The Bridge, Rauchbock, and Cowabunga Porter.)

@McFadden's Ballpark, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/14 - Beer Fest & BBQ at the Ballpark (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $20-$55 to sample over 50 different beers from 30+ craft breweries all while listening to live band & DJ music, indulging on great ballpark & outdoor BBQ food, and much more.)

@Ott's, Medford, NJ--- Tue. 9/17 - Weyerbacher Beer Dinner (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $35 for a four-course meal served with Weyerbacher's Verboten, Merry Monks, Last Chance, and Imperial Pumpkin.)

@The Yardley Inn, Yardley, Pa.--- Wed. 9/18 - Harvest Dinner (7 p.m.; $55 to take a tour of the Inn’s gardens and farmland, continuing with actual harvesting of some ingredients for the evening’s courses, and concluding with a fine spread of food, beer, and wines, all sourced locally and many grown on the Inn’s own soil.)

@Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del.--- Thu. 9/12 - Tröegs Brewery a la carte Food Pairing (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a special menu to pair with some of Troegs' best beers like Dreamweaver Wheat, Perpetual IPA, Dead Reckoning Porter, and Hop Back Amber.)


Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Bottle Shop at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 9/18 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $Free to get some in depth beer training right along side our staff.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 9/12 - Help Pinnochio's Battle MS (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG to come out and join Megan in fighting MS. $1 from each draft sold will help support the MS Society.)

@The Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 9/13 - Beer and Brewing 101 (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $39.97 for an introduction to how beer is made, major beer styles, and brewing history. Eight different brews will be sampled.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 9/15 - Hop Model Pageant (8 p.m.; $PAYG as they are looking to judge based on evening wear, talent, interview, and beer gear. Everything is gonna revolve around craft beer obviously.)



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