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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 17 - October 23

Just another thirsty, er thirty, or so events coming atchya here in the next seven days in and all around the greater Philadelphia region. Have at it...

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. 10/18 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Stoudt's.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. — Fri. 10/18 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Otter Creek and Wolaver's.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 10/18 - Dumbledore's Dubbel Beer Release (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this mahogany ale brewed in honor of the fallen Albus Dumbledore.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. — Fri. 10/18 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a couple of delicious cask-conditioned brews.)

@Tröegs Brewery, Hershey, Pa. — Fri. 10/18 - Full Moon Firkin (11 a.m.; $PAYG for some full moon firkin madness with Scratch #116, a Fresh Hop Ale.)

@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. — Fri. 10/18 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.; $PAYG to taste an assortment of this year's best pumpkin beers.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Bistro on Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa. — Thu. 10/17 - Stone Tap Takeover (7 p.m.; $PAYG for Russian Imperial Stout, Arrogant Bastard, Old Guardian, Vertical Epic 12.12.12, and more to follow.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 10/18 - Top Ten with Sixpoint (6 p.m.; $PAYG as nine of our taps will be flowing with tasty brews from Sixpoint and we'll be tapping a surprise Sixpoint firkin.)

@Liberty Taproom, Reading, Pa. — Thu. 10/17 - Heavy Seas Tap Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG to enjoy draft versions of Loose Cannon, Powder Monkey, Small Craft Warning, Holy Sheet, and GreatER Pumpkin.)

@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.)

@Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/17 - Stoudt's versus Flying Fish (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as MG and Kevin battle it out again with Exit 4 American Triple vs Stoudt's Triple, Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA vs Stoudt's Double IPA, Hopfish vs APA, and OktoberFISH vs OktoberFEST.)

@Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del. — Wed. 10/23 - Taste of Vermont (5 p.m.; $PAYG for beers from Long Trail, Otter Creek, and Wolaver's.)

Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/17 - Apostelbräu Meet 'n' Greet (7 p.m.; $PAYG to meet Matthias Müller of Apostelbräu Brewery, one of the 3 creators of the First Bavarian Pale Ale.)

@Manayunk Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/17 through Sat. 10/19 - 17th Birthday Party ($PAYG as the celebratory $17 fixed-price gets you either the award-winning House Smoked Ribs or the Cedar Plank Salmon and a complimentary pint of Schuylkill Punch or Bohemian Blonde. To thank the customers, every guest will receive a slice of birthday cake.)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa. — Sat. 10/19 - Micro Brew Fest (12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35-$40 for beer tasting, food, and live music by The Octavia Blues Band and The Skels.)

@Twin Lakes Brewery, Greenville, Del. — Sat. 10/19 - Red Shoe and Brew (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $50 for barbeque, beer, wine, live music, silent auction, and outdoor games.)

Food and Beer events
@Bistro On Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa. — Sat. 10/19 - Craft Beer Dinner Featuring Great Lakes Brewing Company (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $55 for six pairings of food and Great Lakes beer including Dortmunder Gold, Eliot Ness, Commodore Perry, Edmund Fitzgerald, Oktoberfest, and Nosferatu.)

@Devon Seafood Grill, Philadelphia, Pa. — Tue. 10/22 - Heavy Seas Beer and Food Pairing (5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; $25 for four courses of food paired with Cutlass Amber Lager, Small Craft Warning Uber Pils, Loose Cannon IPA, and The Greater Pumpkin.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. — Tue. 10/22 - Kulmbacher Export Beer Release (11 a.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this traditional dark German lager, originally brewed in Lancaster in the early 1900s by head brewer Chad Rieker’s family brewery.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. — Wed. 10/23 - Fall Beer Dinner (6 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Vienna Red Lager, Munich Dunkel Lager, Ironbound Ale, Oktoberfest, and Charlie Pumpkin Brown.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. — Sat. 10/19 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (3 p.m.; $38 for two of the best things on earth paired together.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@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.)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/19 - Framboise For A Cure Breast Cancer Event (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a charity event at Monk's, the only place East of the Rockies to have this beer.)

@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.)

@West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/19 - Beer Barons to Homebrewers: Tour The Past. Taste The Present (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25 for a guided tour of burial sites of brewers interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery and will continue a tasting and reception at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.)

@Wissahickon Environmental Center, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/19 - Whispers Along The Wissahickon (5:30 p.m.; $30 for a family-friendly fall celebration that offers hayrides, face painting, magic, live music, food, beverages, wine, and beer from Stone.)

Oktoberfest and other seasonal extravaganzas
@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. — Tue. 10/22 - Pumpkin on the Patio (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG to grab a pint of Pumpkin Ale during the Phoenixville Halloween Parade. Refreshments for the kids will also be available.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa. — Sat. 10/19 - Pumpkinfest 2013 (11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for no less than eight pumpkin ales while also tapping additional selections throughout the afternoon.)

@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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