Thursday, January 02, 2014

Beer Calendar: What To Do in January 2014

Each year, the January calendar tends to take a bit longer than any other month in taking full shape. Understandable, given the last sixty days of frantic event and holiday planning at our favorite beer venues. Here's what is being reported thus far. Apologies to events that took place yesterday at Monk's, Local 44, Devil's Den, and no doubt other places around the area. Enjoy.

One event that couldn't find a specific home on this calendar involves the wandering brewery tour by author Ben Keene. He'll be hitting up at least 18 of the 62 breweries (including Cape May, Carton, Dock Street, Dogfish Head, Flying Fish, Roy Pitz, Tröegs, Turkey Hill in the Philly-wide region) that he covers in his forthcoming book on his book promotional tour and the full list can be found over at his Facebook event page.

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
throughout January 2014 - Brewer Of The Month (Sly Fox) @Red Owl Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 1/3 - Dogfish Head's Shiny New Year @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (10 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/3 - First Friday with Bell's @Bottle Bar East, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/6 - Happy Hour (Philadelphia Brewing) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 1/7 - Beer School (January subject: TBA) @Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/8 - Yards Firkin Night @Standard Tap, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/9 - Belgian Beer and Frites @South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/11 - The Trouble with Trippels V @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/13 - Happy Hour (Sixpoint) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 1/13 - Quizzo @Tangier Bar and Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pa. (9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/15 - Beer School (January subject: TBA) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/15 - High Gravity @The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/15 - Brooklyn Tap Attack @Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/16 - Winter Beer Night @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/16 - Russian River Tap Takeover @Bishop's Collar, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/17 - Ben Franklins Birthday with Evolution Brewing @Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 1/17 - Free Tasting @Brew, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Samuel Smith.)
Sat. 1/18 - Allagash Beer Bingo @BRÜ Craft & Wurst, Philadelphia, Pa. (3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/20 - 120 on 01/20 @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (10 a.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/20 - Happy Hour (Brooklyn Brewery) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 1/22 - Rustic Country Pickin' Soiree-An Evening with Jolly Pumpkin Artisanal Ales @Kraftwork, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/24 - Hop Stinger Double IPA Beer Release @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/24 - Free Tasting @Brew, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Philadelphia Brewing Company.)
Sat. 1/25 - Robert Burns Night @The Victoria Freehouse, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/27 - Happy Hour (Evolution Brewing) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 1/29 - The Greatest Bear Republic Show on Earth @The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa. (3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/30 - Long Thaw Party @Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/31 - Finally Friday Beer Tasting (Flying Fish) @Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 1/31 - Free Tasting @Brew, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Firestone Walker.)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sun. 1/12 - Family Dinner @Forest and Main, Ambler, Pa. (6 p.m.; $TBA)
Tue. 1/14 - The Situation Beer Release @Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/15 - Full Moon Firkin @Tröegs Tasting Room, Hershey, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/16 - The Grand Inquisitor Beer Release @Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/18 - Book Signing @Tröegs Tasting Room, Hershey, Pa. (11 a.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/18 - Sour Saturday Beer Release @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/24 - Penn Brewing Tap Takeover @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/24 - Peanut Butter Porter Beer Release @Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/25 - Tröegs Tasting @The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 1/28 - Luca Brasi Beer Release @Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ (5 p.m.; $PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 1/2 - Charity Cask Night (Lehigh Valley Beer Week) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/2 - Stoudt's Brewing Promo @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (6:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/3 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/3 - First Friday Firkin @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/3 - Beer Tasting @Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/4 - Happy 371st Birthday @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
each Wednesday through 3/12 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
each Thursday through 3/13 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/8 - Charity Cask Night (South Side Film Institute) @Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/9 - Yards Tap Takeover @Stanley's Tavern, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/9 - Styles & Smiles @Total Wine, Claymont, Del. (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15)
Fri. 1/10 - Russian Imperial Stout Beer Release Party @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/10 - Belgian Reserves Beer Release @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/17 - Third Friday Firkin Fest @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/17 - Friday Night Sampling (Sly Fox) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 1/17 - Titus 2XIPA Beer Release @Iron Hill, Voorhees, NJ (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/25 - Make It Funky! @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/25 - Belgium Comes to West Chester @Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa. (1 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/25 - Robert Burns Birthday Celebration @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)



Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 1/11 - Cask Beer Festival @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.; $30-$35)
Mon. 1/20 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $45)
Wed. 1/22 - Yards Beer Dinner @Kildare's, all Philadelphia locations, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 1/25 - Barly Beer Festival @Bar-ly, Philadelphia, Pa. ($25-$30)
Sun. 1/26 - 5th Annual Beef and Beer @South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $45-$75)
Thu. 1/30 - Chocolate and Beer Pairings @Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $35)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Mon. 1/6 - Beer School @Keg & Kitchen, Westmont, NJ (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $25-$30)
Mon. 1/13 - Yards Beer Dinner @MaGerk's Pub and Grill, Fort Washington, Pa. (7 p.m.; $50)
Sat. 1/25 - Winter Beer Fest @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$35)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 1/4 - Craft Beer & Bacon Bash @Federal Taphouse, Harrisburg, Pa. (3:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; $25-$30)
Sat. 1/11 - Detox Retox (Beer & Yoga) @Federal Taphouse, Harrisburg, Pa. (12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; $27-$30)
Tue. 1/14 - Flying Fish Beer Dinner @Fin at Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $75)
Sat. 1/18 - Beer & Yoga @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 1/18 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. (3 p.m.; $40)
Mon. 1/27 - Beer School featuring Peabody Heights Co-Op Brewery @Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa. (5:30 p.m.; $27.50)
Tue. 1/28 - The Beer and Whiskey Experience @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. (7 p.m.; $65)




4 comments:

Shawn said...

I believe that Belgian Comes to West Chester at Iron Hill is scheduled for Saturday, January 25th.

Bryan Kolesar said...

I thought so as well, but haven't seen it on their events page, which is usually kept as current as any brewpub's event page I've seen. Plus, have not received official press release either, which are typically quite timely from them.

http://www.ironhillbrewery.com/westchester/monthly-events.htm

Shawn said...

Gotcha. Yeah...they put the date out there with some basic details and nothing since. Strange. I guess its better to keep it a secret anyway...its an awesome event. I've only missed the one that included the enormous snow storm...2010 I believe.

Bryan Kolesar said...

The snow storm year definitely made it unique and special in its own way. Funny, not all that much less crowded, though.

So it's finally listed on their website and, as a result, now here as well. The "secret" is out :)