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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: November 21 - November 30

What better way to finish of the year's eleventh month than with ten days of great beer around the Philadelphia region. And, if you get the day after Thanksgiving off from work, then all the better to maximize your life with beer.

Check out the entire November 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 and Special One-offs or Debuts
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 11/22 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Magic Hat beers.)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 11/22 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Long Trail beers.)
@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Tue. 11/26 - Tuesday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Great Lakes beers.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/22 - Imperial Coffee Porter Beer Release (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this stronger version of our Pig Iron Porter, brewed in collaboration with La Colombe Coffee.)
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Tue. 11/26 - Om Nom Nom Beer Release (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for an oatmeal cookie in a glass. Brewed with oats, cinnamon, whole vanilla beans, and five pounds per barrel of pureed raisins. Winner of the 2012 Iron Brewer competition.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Fri. 11/29 - Scrooge American IPA Beer Release (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this American-style IPA with full malt flavor. Dry-hopped with one pound of hops per barrel.)

@Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/29 - A Civilized Black Friday Shopping Experience ($PAYG for a special draft list of kegs still TBD.)

@The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa.--- Wed. 11/27 - Free Beer Tasting with Yards (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tastings of beers from Yards with Kristin.)

@Total Wine, Claymont, Del.--- Thu. 11/21 - Winter Warmers & Holiday Brews (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15 to get in the mood for the colder weather and holidays by savoring the spice of winter seasonal and special-release beers.)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/29 - Finally Friday Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Vermont's Otter Creek and Wolavers.)


Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Fri. 11/29 - Black Friday Draft Event (7 a.m.; $PAYG for morning tappings, afternoon tappings, and a brunch menu in between.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Sat. 11/30 - Kickoff to Christmas (Beers) (all day; $PAYG to kick off the season by featuring some of the best holiday beers available, including Tröegs Mad Elf.)

@Landmark Americana, West Chester, Pa.--- Sat. 11/23 - Tröegs Tap Takeover (All day; $PAYG for ten Tröegs beers on draft including Mad Elf.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- throughout November 2013 - Brewery of the Month ($PAYG to enjoy $1 off beers from our sister brewpub Barren Hill Tavern in Lafayette Hill every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday starting at 7 p.m.)

@The Bishop's Collar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/29 - Black Friday With Goose Island (11 a.m.; $PAYG for Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Barleywine, Lolita, IPA, Sophie, and The Illinois on tap. Bottles of Bourbon County Backyard Rye and Juliet.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/23 - Carton Brewing and Cheese Pairing (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for some amazing Carton beers with some amazing cheeses from the Fair Food Farm stand in the Reading Terminal Market. The cheeses will be from all NJ dairies the same home state of Carton Brewing.)

@Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 11/27 - Southern Tier Rare Beer Tap Takeover ($PAYG for some of Southern Tier's unique beers that are rarely found in Delaware.)


Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@23rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/23 - Winter Beerfest (1 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $10-$50 for more than 100 beers from around the world that will tickle your tongue and warm your belly with big bold flavors and spices from around the world.)

@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 11/27 - Chocoholic Beer Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG as they gather every chocolate beer they can for this night.)

@Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa.--- Fri. 11/22 through Sun. 11/24 - Cask Ale Festival ($PAYG for at least 18 delicious, high-quality cask ales, English breakfast in the pub on Saturday, and half-price growler fills on Sunday.)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/28 - Thanksgiving w/Southern Tier Pumking 2012 & 2013 (7 p.m.; $PAYG for this annual holiday tradition.)

@Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/26 - Amber Ale release ($PAYG for 12oz six-packs of Amber Ale, the original Dock Street beer that started it all, brewed and bottled by hand on premises, available to take home - the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving dinner.)

@Fox & Hound, King of Prussia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/21 - Tröegs Mad Elf Release Party (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a tap takeover featuring Mad Elf and more.)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 11/24 - Savage Sixtel Sunday (7 p.m.; $PAYG as November goes out with a bang. Sixtel Sunday is ready to hip-check its way into the winter.)

@Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, Lake Harmony, Pa.--- Sat. 11/23 and Sun. 11/24 - Great Brews Classic Beer Festival (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $15-$60 for non-stop live music, great food, awesome beers, and lots of vendors.)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 11/30 - Wet Hop Harvest Beer Promotion (12 p.m.; $PAYG for featured beers including Drafting Room 19th Anniversary Ale, Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Ale, Sierra Nevada DevESTATEtion Ale, Six Point Autumnation, Southern Tier Harvest, Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop, Boulder Fryed, Left Hand Warrior, Victory Harvest Pils, Philadelphia Brewing Company Harvest from the Hood, Ommegang Sythe and Sickel, Victory Harvest Ale, and Stoudt's Experimental 01210. Holiday Raffle at 8:30 p.m.)


Food and Beer events
@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/21 - Beer Dinner with John Holl (7 p.m.; $50 for five courses of beer and food from Holl's new The American Craft Beer Cookbook.)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Fri. 11/22 - NJ Craft Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $50 for a NJ Craft Beer tap takeover and four-course meal and beer pairing upstairs hosted by TV and Sirius Radio Star Gary Monterosso.)

@Kraftwork, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/29 - Blackout Brunch (10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG to avoid retail establishments on Black Friday and have a drink after a family holiday.)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/29 - Everything Went Black Friday (11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG for a full brunch menu and a full line up of dark beers all day long including Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout, Harviestoun Olde Engine Oil Zymatore, Sierra Nevada Belgian Black IPA, Kostritzer Schwartzbier, Yards Love Stout, Allagash Black, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Founder's Breakfast Stout, Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale (2011), and Green Jack Lurcher Stout.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/29 - Black Friday — All Day Chicken with Victory ($PAYG to spend the day after Thanksgiving recovering from food and family. We are serving up nothing but Fried Chicken until 5pm and pouring Victory Red Thunder, Dirt Wolf, Storm King, Old Horizontal, Headwaters (cask), Victory Lager, Winter Cheers, Harvest Ale, Harvest Pils, and Moonglow Weizenbock.)

@Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/29 - Blackout Brunch (10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG to avoid retail establishments on Black Friday and have a drink after a family holiday.)

@The Victoria Freehouse, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/21 - Beer and Cheese Pairing (7 p.m.; $25 for a beer & cheese pairing with special guest Joseph Green of DiBruno Bros. Wells Bombardier paired with Lancashire, Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted paired with Clothbound Cheddar, and Youngs Double Chocolate Stout paired with Stilton.)


Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/23 - Jersey Dan’s Birthday/Sixpoint Lounge (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for some rare treats from Sixpoint in honor of Jersey Dan's special day.)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/23 - Sam Adams Limited Release Presents the Great Gingerbread Race (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG to grab a few pints of limited release Sam Adams and have your team (2-3 people) build the most creative gingerbread house. All materials will be provided for the competition. Great prizes.)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- through Fri. 11/22 - Thanksgiving Pies from MANNA ($PAYG to help provide nourishing, life-sustaining meals to people in our area who are coping with life threatening illnesses.)

@Manayunk Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/21 - Pints for North Light (6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; $50-$80 for a fundraising event to benefit the kids. Great food and beer samplings. Silent auction. Commemorative 2013 “Pints for North Light” glass. Entertainment from Sound by Shelly.)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- through Fri. 11/22 - Thanksgiving Pies from MANNA ($PAYG to help provide nourishing, life-sustaining meals to people in our area who are coping with life threatening illnesses.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- through Fri. 11/22 - Thanksgiving Pies from MANNA ($PAYG to help provide nourishing, life-sustaining meals to people in our area who are coping with life threatening illnesses.)

@Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- through Fri. 11/22 - Thanksgiving Pies from MANNA ($PAYG to help provide nourishing, life-sustaining meals to people in our area who are coping with life threatening illnesses.)



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