Thursday, March 13, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: March 13 - March 19

If you like to celebrate the Irish in you with great beer, food, and people sans the color green, there are several ways in which you can do that over the next week. If you'd just like to eat and drink well without all the holiday hoopla, you can do that as well.

Check out the entire March 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
@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa.--- Fri. 3/14 - Evil Genius Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Evil Genius.)

@The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa.--- Fri. 3/14 - Friday Beer Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Old Dominion.)

@Tröegs, Hershey, Pa.--- Sun. 3/16 - Full Moon Firkin (11 a.m.; $PAYG for a special Chai Tea version of HopBack Amber Ale.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Champps, King of Prussia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/13 - A Night Of Victory (5 p.m.; $PAYG for Victory's Swing Session Saison, Headwaters Pale Ale, Storm King Stout, and DirtWolf Double IPA.)

@Field House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 3/16 - Bell’s Brewing Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG for Bell's Christmas Ale, Smitten Golden Rye, Wheat Love, Winter White, Two-Hearted Ale, and Hopslam.)

@Good Dog Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/15 - Drink Green Flash, Not Green Beer (3 p.m.; $PAYG for Green Flash's Hop Odyssey, Le Freak, and Double Stout.)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/19 - Great Lakes Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG as Betsy Riley brings some beers greater than their lakes.)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/13 - Hoffbrau Delicator Night (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG with more details to come.)

@Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 3/14 - Liquid Hero Tap Takeover (5 p.m.; $PAYG for the March featured brewery, York's Liquid Hero.)

@TJ's, Paoli, Pa.--- Thu. 3/13 - The Bruery Happy Hour (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for The Bruery's Humulus Lager, Rueuze, Oude Tart, Sour in the Rye, Mischief, and Saison de Lente.)

@The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/19 - Bella Vista Beer Night (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for new drafts from Carton Brewing in Atlantic Highlands, NJ and J the Audiophile spinning cool mixes.)

@Tria Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/13 - Where The Wild Beers Are (5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $PAYG to meet Andrew Cooper, founder of England's Wild Beer Company out of a dairy in Somerset, England and inspired by the American sours at Jolly Pumpkin. Wild Beer's Iduna Cru and Modus Operandi will be $5 each while Andrew is hanging out.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Fegley's Allentown Beer Works, Allentown, Pa.--- Sat. 3/15 - Cask Beer Festival (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $15-$45 to sample more than 32 cask and craft beers from your favorite breweries.)

Food and Beer events
@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/14 - Pi(e) Day ($PAYG for a Pi reciting contest, Pi(e) trivia, sweet and savory pies, and of course Pi(e) Day beers from Yards including Trubbel de Yards, Black Rye IPA, Smoked Pol, and Brawler.)

@Hunger N Thirst, Lancaster, Pa.--- Thu. 3/13 - B.United Beer Dinner (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60 for an eight-course meal paired with B.United portfolio's Italian beers.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 3/18 - Far East Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $TBA for a five-course meal paired with Golden Child, Sweet Leaf IPA, Munich Dunkel, Scottish Ale, and Barleywine.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 3/19 - 6 Degrees of Bacon Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $75 for a six-course meal paired with Vienna Lager, Belgian IPA, Cherry Dubbel, Munich Dunkel, Old Ale 2011, and Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 3/18 - Teresa's Travels ($PAYG for wonderful food and wonderful beer from Italy.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/19 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $PAYG to learn a little something about the beer we love to serve at Local 44. You can "pay what you wish", but you have to pay something. 100% of your Beer School donation goes directly to Share Our Strength.)

@Victory, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sat. 3/15 - Beer & Yoga (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $25 for a yoga class followed by a selection of light appetizers paired with Victory beers.)

It's that time of year to give St. Patrick's Day-related events their own category
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 3/17 - St Paddy's Day (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for beer cocktails, corned beef and cabbage, and $4 Sly Fox draughts.)

@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 3/14 - Irish Red Ale Beer Release (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this medium-bodied red ale with a distinct hop character and a touch of caramel sweetness.)
@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 3/15 - Erin Shea Irish Red & O’Sullivan Stout Beer Release (11 a.m.; $PAYG for the St. Patrick’s Day release of this medium-bodied Red Ale and classic Irish Stout.)

@Sly Fox Brewing Company, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Mon. 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp Finale ($PAYG as Boot Camp comes to a close with prizes, themed food and beer, and live music.)

@Triumph, New Hope, Pa.--- Sat. 3/15 - Irish Fest (12 p.m.; $PAYG for family fun during the day and live entertainment at night.)

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