Thursday, December 12, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 12 - December 18

Lots of ways to celebrate the holidays at this time of year. Here are 29 examples.

Check out the entire December 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
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. — Fri. 12/13 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Philadelphia Brewing.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. — Fri. 12/13 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Yards.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. — Mon. 12/16 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Dominion.)

@Total Wine, Claymont, Del. — Thu. 12/12 - Craft Beer Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of select brews from Magic Hat, Starr Hill, and Sly Fox breweries.)
@Total Wine, Claymont, Del. — Sat. 12/14 - Craft Beer Tasting (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of select brews from Evolution and Fordham brewing companies.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Capone's, Norristown, Pa. — Thu. 12/12 - Meet the Owner/Brewer Event (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $PAYG to meet owner/brewer Rob Zarko from Ship Bottom Brewery and three of his drafts.)

@Fingers Wings and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa. — Wed. 12/18 - Bell's Brewing Event (12 p.m.; $PAYG for some holiday fun with Bell's Brewing and their Christmas Ale, Expedition Stout, Winter White, Two Hearted, Java Stout, and maybe more.)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa. — Wed. 12/18 - Goose Island Tap Invasion & Migration (6 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG for bottles and drafts of Goose Island's sours affectionately known as The Five Sisters. Lolita--Raspberry, Juliet--Blackberry, Halia--Sour Peach, Gillian--Sour Strawberry, and Madame Rose--Sour Cherry.)

@Kraftwork, Philadelphia, Pa. — Tue. 12/17 - 12 Beers My True Love Gave to Me (12 p.m.; $PAYG for a tap takeover featuring Great Lakes.)

@Lemon Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. — Wed. 12/18 - Yards Brewery Tap Takeover (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for Yards specials going on all night long and plenty of rumors of Santa Claus and the Grinch.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. — throughout December 2013 - Brewery of the Month (7 p.m.; $PAYG on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays in December for specials on He'brew drafts.)
@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. — Tue. 12/17 - He'brew Night (7 p.m.; $PAYG for Jewish inspired food, playing dreidel, watching some great Mel Brooks movies, and Schmaltz Brewing Company's Jewbelation Reborn 17, Bittersweet RIPA, St Lenny's, Hop Manna, and Geektoberfest.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. — Thu. 12/12 - Goose Island 12 Beers of Geesemas (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for 12 Goose Island beers on tap including Bourbon County Brand Stout and Bourbon County Brand Barleywine.)

@The Pour House, Westmont, NJ — Thu. 12/12 through Tue. 12/24 - The Twelve Beers Of Christmas ($PAYG for a daily tapping of a new Christmas beer leading up to Christmas Eve.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 12/13 - Friday The Firkinteenth (12 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for almost 30 firkins split into two sessions, a day session at 12 p.m. and an evening session at 6 p.m.)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa. — Sat. 12/14 - Bob’s Barrels (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG for a bourbon-inspired event with Bourbon Russian Imperial Stout, Bourbon Tripel, Vaporizer – with Jeff O’Neil from Peekskill Brewery, Bourbon Wee Heavy, Bourbon Madness, and Russian Imperial Stout on tap.)

@Pinocchio's Beer Garden, Media, Pa. — Sat. 12/14 - 4th Anniversary Party (10:30 a.m.; $PAYG for an incredible beer list to celebrate four years.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. — Fri. 12/13 and Sat. 12/14 - 18th Anniversary Weekend ($PAYG for a two-day-long party at Phoenixville that will feature 30-plus beers on tap, hand-selected beer flights, an ugly sweater contest with prizes, and live music.)

@The Pour House, Westmont, NJ — Sun. 12/15 - The Great Stout Bout ($PAYG for 2011 Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, 2012 Dogfish Head Miles Davis' Bitches Brew Stout, 2012 Goose Island Cherry Rye Bourbon County Brand Stout, 2012 Neshaminy Creek Leon Stout, Ommegang Game of Thrones Take the Black Stout, Port Brewing Older Viscosity, Sierra Nevada Narwhal Stout, and Stone Espresso Imperial Stout.)

Food and Beer events
@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. — Sat. 12/14 - Burning of the Phoenix (2 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of Winter Warmer, our medium-bodied dark ale finished with classic winter spices and featuring “fire” inspired fare in celebration of the Firebird Festival.)

@The Goat's Beard, Philadelphia, Pa. — Wed. 12/18 - Victory Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $50 for a four-course meal paired with beers from Victory.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. — Thu. 12/12 - Holiday Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Victory's Throwback Lager, Sunset Dunkel, Winter Cheers, DirtWolf Double IPA, and vintage Dark Intrigue.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. — Wed. 12/18 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $PAYG to learn a little something about the beer we love to serve at Local 44. You can pay what you wish and 100% of your Beer School donation goes directly to Share Our Strength.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. — Sat. 12/14 - Beer and Yoga (9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; $25 for a morning yoga class followed by a selection of light appetizers paired with Victory beers.)

Assorted seasonal extravaganzas
@Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. — Sat. 12/14 - Children’s Holiday Luncheon with Santa (11 a.m.; $PAYG for a bountiful lunch buffet loaded with kid favorites, photos with Santa, and gifts for every child.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 12/14 - LLS Ugly Sweater Holiday Party (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $50 for a three-hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres, raffles, and live music by 12:01 Social.)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 12/13 and Sat. 12/14 - Christmas Extravaganza ($PAYG for taps lined with holiday cheer and of course Santa will be here. This event is not for kid the kids!)

@Sabatini's, Exeter, Pa. — Wed. 12/18 - Santa Comes To Sab's (12 p.m.; $PAYG for limited winter beers like Gouden Carolus, St. Bernardus Christmas, Vicaris Winter, Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux, Port Santa's Little Helper, Bell's Winter White, DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus, and a firkin of Fegley's Simcoe Claus.)

@Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sun. 12/15 - Brunch with Santa (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG for a special Christmas draft list on draft all day and free treats for the kids.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. — Tue. 12/17 - Shelton Christmas IV: A New Poem ($PAYG for a night to remember, or not.)

@Tröegs Brewing Company, Hershey, Pa. — Tue. 12/17 - Full Moon Firkin ($PAYG for a special firkin on a full moon Tuesday.)

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