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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 24 - October 31

Not content to let October go out with a whimper, the Philly area beer events calendar sports over sixty (60!) events of varying scope and scale over the final eight days and nights of the month. Just watch out for zombies, villians, and the deceptively cute nurses.

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. 10/25 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Otter Creek.)

@Bottle Bar East, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - Hoppy Tap Takeover (!2 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event beer list that can be found at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 10/25 - Great Lakes Sampling (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Great Lakes in Cleveland.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. — Fri. 10/25 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Sierra Nevada.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - Saturday Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Moosehead.)

@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 & Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Get Gruntled ($PAYG for beers from Laughing Dog, Selkirk Abbey, and RJ Rockers.)

@Total Wine, Claymont, Del. — Thu. 10/24 - Beerrelevance: Old World Meets New World (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15 to savor classically-brewed beers from Germany, Belgium, and England alongside North American beers brewed with inspiration from these Old World brewing styles.)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 10/25 - Finally Friday Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Allagash.)

@Wegmans, Collegeville, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Great Lakes Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Great Lakes in Cleveland.)


Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@2312 Garrett, Drexel Hill, Pa. — Tue. 10/29 - Evolution Tap Takeover ($PAYG for three taps of Evolution beers and a firkin of the Rise Up Stout. This will also be a "Keep the Pint" night.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - A Very Hippie Halloween (9 p.m.; $15 includes live music, American Beauty keepsake glass, & your first DFH 60 Minute IPA. Full special event beer list can be found over PhillyTapFinder.com)

@City Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - Historic Tavern Crawl and Craft Beer Tasting (2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $50 to discover the great watering holes of Philly’s past as you taste modern brews and colonial-style suds.)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Germany Comes from Kensington (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG as they showcase three of Philadelphia Brewing's beers that fit right in with what we try to do here at Hop Angel, which is showcase locally-made, freshly-made German-style beer.)

@Misconduct Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Nosferatu Tapping (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG as Great Lakes' Nosferatu is tapped and each glass served comes with a set of vampire teeth.)

@Pub On Passyunk East (P.O.P.E.), Philadelphia, Pa. — Wed. 10/30 - Southern Tier Tap Takeover (7 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event beer list found at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@Railroad Street Bar & Grill, Linfield, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Starr Hill Night (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG as the crew from Starr Hill Brewery will be here at The Rail pouring beers and giving away Phish tickets.)

@Rino's Restaurant, Exton, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Otter Creek Tap Takeover (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG with free wings for every purchase of Otter Creek beer.)

@Rogues Gallery Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sun. 10/27 - Browns, Chiefs, and Great Lakes (1 p.m.; $PAYG to watch the Cleveland Browns faceoff against the Kansas City Chiefs along with draft specials on Great Lakes' beers.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - Victory Lap With Victory Brewing (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for electric slot car racing and a special event beer list found at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@TJ's, Paoli, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Ithaca Box of Hops (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for Ithaca's The Creeker, Double Zilla, Dark Vine, Flower Power, White Gold, and Country Pumpkin.)


Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - 2nd Anniversary (2 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event beer list found over at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@Capone's, Norristown, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 through Sun. 10/27 - Fresh Hop IPA Draft Event ($PAYG for over a dozen fresh hop and many other hop-forward beers. Plus, a special tapping of Otter Creek/Wolavers Double Dose on Saturday, 10/26.)

@Downtown Glassboro, NJSat. 10/26 - Glassboro Craft Beer Festival (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $30-$40 for 5 oz. samples of beer from local and regional brewers and great live music.)

@Sovereign Bank Stadium, York, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 and Sun. 10/27 - Yorktoberfest (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$55 for a tour of splendiferous Pennsylvania wines from 12-5pm or regional and international craft brews starting an hour later.)

@The Greeks Next Doore, Narberth, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - 1st Anniversary Party (11 a.m.; $PAYG + some $Free for a special event beer list found over at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@The Village of Skippack, Pa.Sun. 10/27 - Skippack Beer Fest (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $45-$50 for unlimited pours for the duration of the event.)


This one's pretty darn special, so it gets its own category
@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. — Tue. 10/29 - Imperial Russian Stout Express (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a long night of revelry as Courage Imperial Russian Stout kegs land in America and make their trip to the family of bars largely responsible for their arrival along with Jim Robertson, the Wells and Young's brewmaster.)
@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. — Tue. 10/29 - Imperial Russian Stout Express (5 p.m.; $PAYG to meet Jim Robertson, the Wells and Young's brewmaster who was encouraged to resurrect the brand during a 2009 tasting of Courage vintages that occurred on a cinematically foggy night at none other than Resurrection Ale House.)
@Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. — Tue. 10/29 - Imperial Russian Stout Express (5 p.m.; $PAYG for the uncompromising stout with a hearty hop profile well suited to the wintery unknown that was Russia at the time.)
@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. — Tue. 10/29 - Imperial Russian Stout Express (5 p.m.; $PAYG as there will be Russian food specials at each location.)


Food and Beer events
@General Sutter Inn, Lititz, Pa. — Mon. 10/28 - Beer School with Lavery Brewing Company (6 p.m.; $24.95 for four courses of food served with Lavery's Imperial Red Ale, 1847 Rye Stout, Madra Allta IPA, and Devil's Pumpkin Ale.)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. — Wed. 10/30 - Game of Thrones Dinner (7 p.m.; $60 for an authentic candlelight five-course meal themed around the hit show and paired with beers from Ommegang.)

@Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Great Lakes Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $35 for a four-course meal paired with Dortmunder Gold, Eliot Ness, Edmund Fitzgerald, and Commodore Perry IPA.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. — Tue. 10/29 - Food & Beer Pairing Class (7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $34 to explore the principles of pairing craft beer with fine cheeses and other foods.)

@Plumsteadville Inn, Pipersville, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Tröegs Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $40 for a four-course dinner paired with Dream Weaver, Perpetual IPA, Dead Reckoning, and Java Head.)

@Ron's Original, Exton, Pa. — Wed. 10/30 - Stone Beer Event (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for four great Stone beers to be paired with our chef's delicious "Stone Creations".)

@Tired Hands, Ardmore, Pa. — Tue. 10/29 - All Hallows' Eve Supper (6:30 p.m.; $85 for a celebration of hyper-local cuisine and strange, forward-thinking beers inspired by some of our favorite creepy monsters. Costumes are encouraged and will be rewarded.)

@Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, Pa. — Tue. 10/29 - OctoberFest (6:30 p.m.; $45 for a five-course meal served with Kölsch, Lager, Pilsner, Double Scotch Ale, Reamstown Lager, and Stout.)

@Uno Chicago Grill, Exton, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Stone Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $55 for a five-course dinner paired with Levitation, Sublimely Self-Righteous, Pale Ale, Arrogant Bastard, Vertical Epic 12/12/12.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/31 - Halloween Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $45 for a five-course dinner of pumpkin and fall ales paired with fresh, interesting fare.)


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.)

@Red Owl Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Kick the Keg in Heels (7 p.m.; $5 donation plus $PAYG for this breast cancer benefit with a silent auction for charity and to meet the brewers of Free Will's Saison de Rose.)

@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.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - Brewed Spirits ($PAYG for pairings, flights, and cooking with spirits distilled directly from some of our favorite beers.)

@The Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - The Belgian Beer Experience (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $56.98 to taste through the famous and not so famous beer styles of Belgium, such as Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, brews by Trappist Monks, and more.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - Beer and Yoga (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $25 for a yoga class followed by a selection of light appetizers paired with Victory beers.)
@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. — Sun. 10/27 - ‘No One in Need’ Pig Roast (12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; $40 for an afternoon pig roast where proceeds will go directly to local families and their adoptive children.)


Oktoberfest and other seasonal extravaganzas
@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - A Halloween Costume Party with Yards Brewery (8 p.m.; $PAYG for a costume party, awards, and prizes plus a special event beer list that can be found at PhillyTapFinder.com)

@Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa. — Wed. 10/30 - Bottomless Beer Happy Hour to Benefit Center for Literacy (5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; $30 for bottomless beer (even liter mugs). Come for the beer, stay for the liter lift competition. $10 of each ticket sold goes directly to Center for Literacy to support life-changing adult education programs and services.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. — Fri. 10/25 - Great Pumpkin Stout Beer Release ($PAYG for the release of the Great Pumpkin Stout, a rich, chocolaty stout brewed with pumpkin, brown sugar and a healthy dose of vanilla and pumpkin spice.)
@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - Pumpkin Party (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG for a fun-filled event featuring six pumpkin beers on tap and pumpkin-inspired fare. Plus, enjoy special events just for the kids.)
@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - The Gathering of the Gourds (12 p.m.; $PAYG for pumpkin beers from Iron Hill, Southern Tier, Elysian/Ninkasi, Stewart’s, Dogfish Head, and Brooklyn.)
@Iron Hill, Newark, Del. — Sat. 10/26 - Hallowed Pumpkin Hill Multi-Tap (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for eight pumpkin beers on tap from Iron Hill and three guest breweries.)
@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - The Giant Pumpkin Tapping (3 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the tapping of a giant pumpkin filled with our fan favorite Pumpkin Ale and pumpkin-inspired fare.)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sun. 10/27 - Savage Sixtel Sunday Halloween Party (5 p.m.; $PAYG for great beers and a lot of fun. Costumes not mandatory, but special prizes given to best costume.)

@Standard Tap, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 10/24 - Pumpkin Head (4 p.m.; $PAYG to drink some of the area's best pumpkin beers, drunk out of your gourd.)

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

@The Pour House, Exton, Pa. — Sat. 10/26 - PumpkinFest (12 p.m.; $PAYG for 15 different pumpkin ales and one on the hand pump. Plus, a bring-your-carved-jack-o'-lantern contest.)



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