Thursday, March 27, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: March 27 - March 31

Rest up, my thirsty friends, as you consider the last five days of beer events here in March and this modest list, by Philly standards. I can promise you as I work on the next monthly calendar as we speak, April will be a doozy.

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
@Cooper's Seafood House, Scranton, Pa.--- Fri. 3/28 - Firkin Friday (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a one-of-a-kind firkin of Yards Philly Pale Ale with fresh grapefruit added directly to the firkin — brewed just for Cooper’s.)

@Dock Street Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 3/30 - Dock Street Walker Beer Release (7 p.m.; $PAYG for live music from acoustic funky filth band Face and the Filthies, goblets of this never before done brew, and a screening of The Walking Dead Season Finale.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 3/28 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Sierra Nevada.)

@The Churchville Inn, Churchville, Pa.--- Fri. 3/28 - Imports ($PAYG for a special event draft list posted at

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@American Sardine, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/27 - Founders Night (6:30 p.m.; $25, or $PAYG, for special event draft list posted at

@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/27 - Spring House Brewing Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list posted at

@Bistro On Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Thu. 3/27 - Goose Island Takeover (7 p.m.; $25 for a flight of Lolita, Juliet, Halia, Gillian or $50 for a five-course pairing menu featuring '13 Sofie Paradisi, '13 Matilda Lambicus, '13 Lolita, '13 Bourbon County, and '12 Big John.)

@Brew, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/27 - Free Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Stillwater Ales.)

@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/28 - Allagash Spins Your Right Round, Right Round (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG as Beer Lass Suzy Woods will be on hand to spin you right round with Allagash's Saison, White, Hugh Malone, Confluence, and Fluxus.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.-- Sat. 3/29 - Hop Rampage Multi-Tap Event (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG for this tapped-out event featuring six hoppy beers.)
@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.-- Sat. 3/29 - British Invasion (1 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a traditional British-inspired menu and seven beers on tap, plus a cask-conditioned ESB.)

Food and Beer events
@Braddock's, Medford, NJ--- Thu. 3/27 - Unibroue Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal served with Unibroue's Blanche de Chambly, Don de Dieu, Ephemere Apple, Maudite, and Grande Reserve 17.)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Sun. 3/30 - Beer & Cheese Pairing (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $30 for an educational and delicious beer and cheese pairing featuring Unibroue and Cherry Grove Farm.)

@Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/27 - Italian Beer School (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $47.98 to get an education in the fastest growing high-quality beer region in the world with beers rarely seen outside of Italy.)

@The Loft at the Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Thu. 3/27 - Beer and Chocolate (7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Dock Street's Sexy Beast Chocolate Stout.)

@Two Stones Pub, Kennett Square, Pa.--- Mon. 3/31 - Kennett Beer Dinner #2 (6:30 p.m.; $75 for a six-course, six-beer dinner.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 3/29 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (3 p.m.; $40 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.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/29 - 2nd Annual Homebrew Competition (12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; $PAYG as the winning beer will be brewed at Earth. Additional prizes too.)

@Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 3/27 - Brewer's Summit: Meeting Of The Malts (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $35-$125 to choose from three events that range from light appetizers and beers, to a small plates dinner, to a "post-summit" party. The Brewer's Summit will be attended by Dick Yuengling, Jim Koch, and Sam Calagione.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 3/28 - Hippie vs. Punk Beer Release (5 p.m.- 9 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this year’s Homebrew Contest winning beer, an Imperial Black IPA.)

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