Filed under "oops, the post-holiday hangover must've delayed this calendar". It was all ready to go yesterday; I must not have had the pre-publish button pushed properly. Nonetheless, catch up on some leftover goodies today at Memphis Taproom, Kraftwork, and The Victoria Freehouse from their events yesterday. And, do enjoy these last five days of the year.
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.--- Fri. 12/27 - Friday Night Sampling (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Oskar Blues.)
@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/27 - Finally Friday Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from The Shed.)
Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Kraftwork, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/26 - The Brewery That Stole Christmas (10:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a special Russian River event.)
@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
@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/27 - Winter Beer Festival (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $40 to sample the offerings of over 30 breweries.)
Food and Beer events
@Hawthornes Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/31 - New Year's Eve Beer Dinner (8 p.m. - 10 p.m.; $100 for a five-course meal served with Maui Lemongrass Saison, Half Acre Vallejo IPA, Surly Bender, Anchor Christmas Magnums, Hof Ten Dormaal Cognac Barrel Aged Project Brew, and a surprise beer.)
@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/31 - New Year's Eve Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. seatings; $65-$125 for a four-course/five-beer (early) and six-course/seven-beer (late) dinner plus a couple of gems from our deep cellar of vintage beers if you're at the late seating.)
@The Cambridge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/31 - New Year's Eve Beer Dinner (6 p.m. and 9 p.m. seatings; $75 for a four-course/five-beer dinner featuring Maine Red Wheelbarrow, DuClaw X6 Winter Warmer Wit, Ballast Point Victory At Sea, Bullfrog Apricotdabra, and Cigar City Peach Jai Alai from the firkin.)
@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 12/28 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (3 p.m.; $40 for two of the best things on Earth paired together. Bring your vegetarian friends, too – we can accommodate them on all pairings.)
Assorted seasonal extravaganzas
@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/31 - New Year's Eve Party (9 p.m.-2 a.m.; $80 for a four hour top shelf open bar, grand buffet, and 25 world class draft beers including local, imported, winter, barrel-aged beers, and sours. Midnight Toast of complimentary pours of Corsendonk abbey triple and Champagne.)
@Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/31 - Ring In The New Year (9 p.m.-2 a.m.; $125 for a buffet of authentic German fare, an abundance of booze, and live entertainment all night long with The Eine Kleine Oompah Band.)
@Manayunk Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/31 - New Year's Eve Gala (8 p.m.-12 a.m.; $65-$85 for premium open bar, hors d'oeuvres, champagne toast, and more.)
@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/26 - Boxing Day (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG as you get a $1 off each draft beer for every new children’s book you donate.)
@Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/31 - New Year's Eve Beer Bash (8 p.m.; $125 for passed hors d’oeuvres, a four course meal (full vegan menu also available), an open beer bar featuring a spectacular draft line up, and a Tilquin Gueuze toast at midnight.)
@The Victoria Freehouse, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/26 - Boxing Day (11 a.m.; $PAYG to celebrate Christmas the British way on Boxing Day, featuring Bubble and Squeak, full English Breakfast, freshly baked pastries, and all day beer specials.)
@Vault Brewing Company, Yardley, Pa.--- Tue. 12/31 - Hop Drop 2014 (9 p.m.-1 a.m.; $75-$85 for an all-you-can-drink beer/wine and all-you-can-eat buffet.)