Thursday, February 06, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 6 - February 12

The February calendar of beer events is always a feisty one. Only 28 days to work with and trying its darndest to make every day count. Have at it...

Check out the entire February 2014 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
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Bell's.)

@Blue Dog, Lansdale, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Tröegs Beer Tasting (6:30 p.m.; $PAYG for a lineup of beers from Tröegs, featuring Nugget Nectar.)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Evil Genius Brewing Company.)

@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Fri. 2/7 - Cherry Dubbel Beer Release (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this Belgian monastery-style ale. Aged in a lambic barrel with sweet cherries, dark Belgian candi sugar and hints of plum and pears.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/10 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free for a for brewery representative led complimentary tasting and specials on bottle selections from Great Lakes.)

@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Sly Fox Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Sly Fox.)

@The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Beer Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Flying Fish.)

@Total Wine, Claymont, Del.--- Thu. 2/6 - IPA Fantasy (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15 for English IPA, Belgian IPA, American IPA, American Double/Imperial IPA, and other hoppy, juicy goodness.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/8 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Left Hand.)
@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Firestone Walker.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - DuClaw Brewing Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that can be found at

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/12 - 50/50 Eclipse (6 p.m.; $PAYG for a spectacular Eclipse takeover featuring eight versions of Totality: High West Rye; High West Bourbon; Four Roses; Evan Williams; Elijah Craig 12 Year; Buffalo Trace; Maker’s Mark; and Java Coffee.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - First Friday Firkin (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this classic American-style India Pale Ale.)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Polar Bear Plunge Patio Party (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a cask of Winter Warmer outside on the patio.)

@Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 2/8 - Saturday Brew Review (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25 for featured beers from Roy Pitz Brewing Company.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - Neshaminy Creek Tap Takeover (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG County Line IPA, Trauger Pils, Mudbank Milk Stout, Coconut Mudbank Milk Stout, and a pair of pins showcasing the brand new Imperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk Stout — both Cookies and Cream and Bourbon Cherry variations.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 2/12 - Flying Fish Event (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the Exit 1 release to celebrate Lincoln's birthday.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Incubus Friday (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel that pours until the keg kicks, usually by 7 p.m.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - Flying Fish Tap Takeover (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG to enjoy craft beers with the guys from Flying Fish. MG will be there to feature Exit 1 and all the styles.)

@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.; $PAYG to sample beers from Southern Tier.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/10 - Tsarpower (11 a.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that can be found at

@The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/12 - High Gravity (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that can be found at

@Vault Brewing Company, Yardley, Pa.--- Wed. 2/12 - Lincoln Day (4 p.m.; $PAYG for oyster specials (both raw and cooked), a special keg tapping of Oyster Stout (aged on whole oysters), live civil-war era music, and to pay homage to Lincoln’s famous beard, we’re offering a FREE 5oz beer and oyster if you BYOB--Bring-Your-Own-Beard.)

Food and Beer events
@Cavanaugh's (Headhouse), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - Brew and Chew (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $25 for a two hour beer and tapas pairing featuring Victory Brewing Company.)

@Hunger 'n' Thirst, Lancaster, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - Beer Dinner with B. United International (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60 for eight courses of food paired with beers from B. United's massive portfolio.)

@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Tue. 2/11 - Beer & Chocolate Pairing (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $35 for five chocolates paired with Rauchbier, Belgian Tripel, FE10, Ironbound Ale, and Russian Imperial Stout.)

@Rino's, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - River Horse Brewing Company Beer School 101 (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $29.95 for five courses of food paired with beers from River Horse and a visit from brewery owner Chris Walsh.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/12 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (8 p.m.; $45 for two of the best things on earth paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too – we can accommodate them on all pairings.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sun. 2/9 - Chili Challenge (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG for your beers while you get free samples of a variety of chilis and vote for your favorite. Your vote will help select the winner of The People’s Pepper.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - Charity Cask Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG as 100% of sales of the cask-conditioned Bourbon Barrel-aged Rye Dubbel will go to Miller Keystone.)

@Keg & Kitchen, Westmont, NJ--- Mon. 2/10 - Beer School (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $25-$30 to taste and explore some of the more interesting craft beers that are the results of barrel-aging.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- each Wednesday through 3/12 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG to earn chances to win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)
@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa.--- each Thursday through 3/13 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG to earn chances to win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)

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