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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beer Calendar: What To Do in February 2014

And just like that, there goes one month of the new year. If you've been able to get through this below average month of freezing temps, then you've likely been able to find yourself some good beer floating around out there as the beer events calendar did not relent. Come zero degree weather, snow, sleet, blowing winds, or whatever Mother Nature will throw at us, the brewers and reps will carry on and continue bringing you the best of their best. They're doing their part, now, get to it and do your part. It'll do the economy some good too ;-)

As always, if I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.


$20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here

Philadelphia
Sat. 2/1 - Chili Cook-off @Pub On Passyunk East (P.O.P.E.), Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/1 - Vegan Wing Bowl @The Abbaye, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $20)
Sat. 2/1 - World’s Best Beer Trip Welcome Party @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 2/2 - Groundhog Day Hawaiian Shirt Beer Breakfast & Lucky Cat Beer Prognostication @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (9 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 2/2 - Groundhog's Day: The Brew Forecast @Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 2/2 - Brunch with Founders @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 2/2 - Super Fowl Competition @Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 2/3 - Happy Hour (Stone) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 2/3 - Stone Brewing Night @Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 2/4 - Beer School @Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/5 - Beer School @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/5 - Sour Face Night @Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/5 - Flying Fish Tasting @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/5 - U Buy the Glass @The Abbaye, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10)
Thu. 2/6 - DuClaw Brewing Night @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/6 - Flying Fish Tap Takeover @Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/7 - Friday Night Sampling (Bell's) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/7 - Beer Tasting (Firestone Walker) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 2/8 - Beer Tasting (Left Hand) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 2/10 - Tsarpower @Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 2/10 - Happy Hour (Great Lakes) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 2/12 - High Gravity @The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/12 - 50/50 Eclipse @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/14 - Get Your Strange Love On With Oxbow @Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/14 - Friday Night Sampling (Susquehanna) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/14 - Beer Tasting (Fegley's Brew Works) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 2/15 - Dogfish Head Barroom Blitz @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 2/17 - Happy Hour (Victory) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 2/18 - Sly Fox In The House @Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/19 - Beer School @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/20 - Beer Tasting (Tröegs) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/21 - Friday Night Sampling (Flying Fish) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 2/24 - Happy Hour (Flying Fish) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 2/26 - Long Live Johnny Cash @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/26 - DC Brau Brewing @Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/28 - Friday Night Sampling (American Craft Ciders) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 2/1 - Super Bowl Saturday Event @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 2/7 - Friday Night Sampling (Evil Genius) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/7 - Sly Fox Tasting @The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/7 - Beer Sampling (Flying Fish) @The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/7 - Polar Bear Plunge Patio Party @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/12 - Flying Fish Event @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/14 - Bourbon Chocolate Porter Firkin @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/21 - Friday Night Sampling (Widmer, Kona, and Red Hook) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/21 - Yards Tasting @The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/21 - Coffee Stout Firkin @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/21 - Smuttynose Tasting @The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/28 - Flying Fish Tasting @The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 2/28 - American IPA Firkin @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
each Wednesday through 3/12 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (See website for all the details.)
each Thursday through 3/13 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa. (See website for all the details.)
Sat. 2/1 - Book Signing @Tröegs Tasting Room, Hershey, Pa. (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/5 - Bell's Brewing Happy Hour @TJ's, Paoli, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/5 - Charity Cask Night (GMO Free PA — Lehigh Valley Chapter) @Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/5 - Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale Release Party @Penn Taproom, Doylestown, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/6 - Charity Cask Night (Miller Keystone) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/6 - IPA Fantasy @Total Wine, Claymont, Del. (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15)
Fri. 2/7 - First Friday Firkin @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/7 - Beer Tasting (Southern Tier) @Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/7 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/7 - Cherry Dubbel Beer Release @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/7 - Tröegs Beer Tasting @Blue Dog, Lansdale, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 2/9 - Chili Challenge @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/12 - Lincoln Day @Vault Brewing Company Yardley, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 2/13 - Love Potion #9 Beer Release @Iron Hill, Newark, Del. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 2/16 through Sun. 2/23 - Lehigh Valley Beer Week @dozens of establishments across the region (See website for all the details and current event listings.)
Wed. 2/19 - Evolution Craft Brewing Happy Hour @TJ's, Paoli, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 2/19 - Victory Steal the Pint Night @Penn Taproom, Doylestown, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/21 - Third Friday Firkin Fest @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/21 - Roy Pitz Tap Takeover @Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/22 - Wood? @Union Jack's On The Manatawny, Boyertown, Pa. (1 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 2/22 - The Dark Side @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 2/28 - Cask Festival @River Horse Brewery, Lambertville, NJ ($15 + $PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 2/1 - Winterfest @Xfinity Live!, Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-7 p.m.; $20-$55)
Tue. 2/4 - Beer and Chocolate Pairing @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.)
Tue. 2/4 - Tomme Arthur and Lost Abbey Beer Dinner @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $90)
Thu. 2/6 - Brew and Chew @Cavanaugh's (Headhouse), Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $25)
Wed. 2/12 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $45)
Fri. 2/14 and Sat. 2/15 - Candlelight Dinner @Paris Wine Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $30)
Sun. 2/16 - A Russian River Valentine @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $90)
Sat. 2/22 - Beats, Brews, and BBQ @World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $45-$60)
Sat. 2/22 - Lancaster Brew Fest @Cactus, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; $35)
Sat. 2/22 - Bierfest @The German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $20-$65)
Thu. 2/27 - Beer and Beef Jerky Extravaganza @The Foodery (Roxborough), Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-8 p.m.; $25-$35)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 2/4 - Love Bites Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ (7 p.m.; $75)
Mon. 2/10 - Beer School @Keg & Kitchen, Westmont, NJ (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $25-$30)
Tue. 2/11 - Beer & Chocolate Pairing @Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $35)
Fri. 2/14 - Valentine's Day Celebration @Forest and Main, Ambler, Pa. (6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. seatings; $TBA)
Fri. 2/14 - Hearts & Hops: Valentine’s Day Beer Tasting @Cairnwood Estate, Bryn Athyn, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $30)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 2/1 - Salon du Chocolat- A Benefit for United Way of Southern Chester County @The Home of State Representative Chris Ross and Cecelia Ross, Unionville, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $75-$125)
Thu. 2/6 - River Horse Brewing Company Beer School 101 @Rino's, Exton, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $29.95)
Thu. 2/6 - Beer Dinner with B. United International @Hunger 'n' Thirst, Lancaster, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60)
Sat. 2/8 - Saturday Brew Review @Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)
Thu. 2/13 - Anniversary Beer Dinner @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $65)
Thu. 2/13 - Goose Island Beer Dinner @Buttonwood Grill, Lahaska, Pa. (7 p.m.; $40-$45)
Sat. 2/15 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. (3 p.m.; $40)
Sun. 2/16 - Victory for Young Hearts Beef N’ Beer @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$40)
Tue. 2/18 - Wild Game Beer Dinner @Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $45)
Sat. 2/22 - Kennett Winterfest @downtown Kennett Square, Pa. (11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$85)
Sat. 2/22 - FriendFest @Beltzner Hall at Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown, Pa. (3 p.m.-6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $10-50)
Sat. 2/22 - Winterfest @Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $TBA)
Mon. 2/24 - February Beer Dinner @Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del. (6:30 p.m.; $72)




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