Thursday, December 19, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 19 - December 25

Not much left to do in these last days of 2013 other than to take the holiday edge off with a few celebratory beers at any of the events scheduled around the Philadelphia region during the next seven days. Hope you're all doing well out there.

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
@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. — Thu. 12/19 - Thursday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Stella Artois.)
@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. — Fri. 12/20 - Friday Night Sampling (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Saranac beers.)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 12/19 - Mad Elf Night (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of Tröegs Mad Elf.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. — Thu. 12/19 - Sam Adams Rebel IPA Tasting (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as Tyler from Sam Adams will be here and he's bringing his Randall. Try the new Rebel IPA infused with several different hop varieties.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. — Fri. 12/20 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for firkins of Christmas Ale and London Calling Porter alongside our year round Chester County Bitter.)

@Total Wine, Claymont, Del. — Thu. 12/19 - Craft Beer Tasting (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of select brews from Sierra Nevada brewing.)
@Total Wine, Claymont, Del. — Thu. 12/19 - Craft Beer Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of select brews from Yards brewing.)
@Total Wine, Claymont, Del. — Fri. 12/20 - Craft Beer Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of select brews from New Belgium, Goose Island, and Sly Fox brewing companies.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sun. 12/22 - Deschutes Cup of Cheer (1 p.m.; $PAYG for an open house afternoon filled with food, great beers, and friends. The New Familiars bring their style of honky tonkin' American Rock n Roll and Deschutes will be our featured brewery with Jubelale, Mirror Pond Pale, Black Butte Porter, and Chainbreaker White IPA on draft. The Abyss, Smoked Porter, and Conflux available in bottles.)

@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.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@John J. Jeffries, Lancaster, Pa. — Sun. 12/22 - Bah Humbug Sour Tap Takeover (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for Bullfrog Brewery's Rood Bruin Koffie (Barrel Aged with Coffee), Crime of Passion (Barrel Aged with Passion Popper Kiwiberries), Rood Bruin Druiven (Barrel Aged with Merlot Grapes), Rose Ezel (Blend of Barrel Aged and Blonde Beer Finished with Plums & Raspberries), Apricotdabra (100% Wild Tank Aged Ale Steeped with 250 Pounds of Apricots), and more TBA.)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sun. 12/22 - Savage Sixtel Sunday (7 p.m.; $PAYG as Savage will be in top form for this celebration and as always the list will be top secret.)

Food and Beer events
@The Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 12/20 - Craft Beer & Food Pairing (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $56.99 to enjoy three or four courses with top-notch beer pairings selected by one of our top beer sommeliers.)

Assorted seasonal extravaganzas
@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 12/19 - Battle of the Christmas Elves and Ugly Sweater Contest (6 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate some of the coolest elf beers we can get our hands on. Come out and vote for your fave by ordering and we will tally the votes at the end of the night to see who wins our first annual elf beer battle. Come out in your holiday and win cool swag.)

@Craft Ale House, Limerick, Pa. — Thu. 12/19 - Yuletide One On (5 p.m.; $PAYG as the stumbling, bumbling, slurring elf from Tröegs, St. Nick Johnson brings, Dreamweaver Wheat, Hopback Amber, Troegenator, Perpetual IPA in a Firkin, Mad Elf 2012, Mad Elf 2013, Impending Descent Imperial Stout, Scratch 123 Belgian Brown Ale, and maybe some other surprises.)

@Forest and Main, Ambler, Pa. — Sun. 12/22 - Night Before Christmas ($PAYG to belt out your favorites during Carol-oke and enjoy our early children's reading. Later, an adult version of the classic poem. Wassail, candlelight, and riotous fun.)

@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sun. 12/22 - Festivus (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for Feats of Strength, Airing of Grievances, Festivus Miracles, and a greatest hits of Xmas beers on tap.)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa. — Wed. 12/25 - Christmas Morning Brunch (10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $PAYG for details TBA.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. — Fri. 12/20 - Ugly Sweater Party (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of Ugly Sweater, our popular Winter Warmer ale brewed with holiday spices and featuring a special holiday menu.)

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