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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 10 - October 16

If you have GABF envy, worry not. There's plenty of great beer to drink around these parts and the following listings are a good representation of those restaurants, bars, organizers, and breweries that are carrying on for all of us not in Denver. Stay tuned this coming weekend for news of the golds, silvers, and bronzes that local breweries are sure to be coming home with.

Check out the entire October 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
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. — Fri. 10/11 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Bear Republic.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. — Fri. 10/11 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Susquehanna Brewing Company.)

@Wegmans, Cherry Hill, NJ — Fri. 10/11 - Victory DirtWolf DIPA Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of the new DirtWolf Double IPA from Victory.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/10 - Founders Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG as we welcome Founders from Grand Rapids with All Day IPA, Breakfast Stout, Centennial IPA, Dirty Bastard, Imperial Stout, “Nitro” Pale Ale, Porter, Red’s Rye, and Rubaeus)

@Nodding Head, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/12 - We Brewed Them For You (3 p.m.; $PAYG as we bring a little bit of the GABF to Sansom St. Phunky Tears, Burgundy Barrel Bier de Garde, Saison de la Tete, George's Fault, Enigma, Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse, Chocolate Stout and LAVA. We didn't brew them for judges, or people from Colorado and the west coast. We brewed them for you, the people who support us every day.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. — throughout October 2013 - Brewery of the Month ($PAYG for two lines of Free Will beer pouring all month long, Saison de Rose collaboration beer and a rotating line. $1 from each Saison de Rose will be donated to the Rena Rowan Breast Cancer Center.)

Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, Pa. — Sat. 10/12 - Oktoberfest Beer Tasting Festival (12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $15-$75 for unlimited beer tasting, souvenir tasting glass, and live animal encounters. Food for purchase.)

@Iron Hill, Newark, Del. — Fri. 10/11 and Sat. 10/12 - Blue & Gold Ale Beer Release (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for the first annual release of Blue & Gold Ale celebrating University of Delaware Homecoming.)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa. — Sat. 10/12 - Catalina Wine and Beer Mixer (12 p.m.; $PAYG for a variety of wines from Sean Minor Winery and a selection of beers from West Coast breweries including Russian River, Elysian, Rogue, Stone, Sierra Nevada, Firestone Walker, Coronado, Ballast Point, and The Bruery. Proceeds benefit To Love A Canine Rescue.)

@Vault Brewing Company, Yardley, Pa. — Fri. 10/11 - One Year Anniversary ($Free for a pretty stellar tap list, including some special one-night-only beers. Also, we are releasing over 1,000 bottles of Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout and 180 bottles of Aussie Double IPA.)

@World CafĂ© Live, Wilmington, Del. — Wed. 10/16 - Dogfish Head American Beauty Release Party (8 p.m.; $3 for the new Imperial Pale Ale brewed with granola and all-American hops. Box of Rain performs songs from The Grateful Dead's American Beauty.)

Food and Beer events
@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. — Mon. 10/14 - Jolly Pumpkin Brunch (11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG for brunch and a special all day combo Bar + Bottle Shop event featuring the wild beers of Jolly Pumpkin.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. — Tue. 10/15 - Beer Dinner (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $65 for a six-course meal paired with Ciderie Duche de Longueville Clos Normand Brut, Stillwater Lower Dens, The Bruery Autumn Maple, Lost Abbey 10 Commandments, Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout, and Heavy Seas The Greater Pumpkin.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. — Thu. 10/10 - Harvest Beer Dinner (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Red Thunder, Zeltbier, Braumeister Pils, DirtWolf, and Winter Cheers.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Bottle Shop at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. — Wed. 10/16 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $Free to get some in depth beer training right along side our staff.)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/12 - Ales 4 Tails Block Party (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a block party to help raise funds for PAWS.)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. — through Fri. 11/22 - Thanksgiving Pies from MANNA ($PAYG as Local 44 is supporting MANNA's great Pie In The Sky pie sale by selling pies.)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. — through Fri. 11/22 - Thanksgiving Pies from MANNA ($PAYG as Memphis Taproom is supporting MANNA's great Pie In The Sky pie sale by selling pies.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. — through Fri. 11/22 - Thanksgiving Pies from MANNA ($PAYG as Resurrection Ale House is supporting MANNA's great Pie In The Sky pie sale by selling pies.)

@Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. — through Fri. 11/22 - Thanksgiving Pies from MANNA ($PAYG as Strangelove's is supporting MANNA's great Pie In The Sky pie sale by selling pies.)

Oktoberfest and other seasonal extravaganzas
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sun. 10/13 - Pumpkin Smash 2013 (1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for 30+ mouthwatering pumpkin draughts on tap including some rarities from our friends at Elysian Brewing. Head Brewer, Dick Cantwell will join us again and is bringing some "never before seen" in Philly pumpkin specialties.)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/12 & Sun. 10/13 - Harvestfest (2 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate freshly harvested food as well as wet-hopped harvest beers.)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa. — Sundays in October - Octoberfest Sundays (12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for music, food, and beer.)



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