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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Beer Calendar: What To Do in May 2014

The only way May looks gentle is by looking at the last couple days of it and then comparing the 29 previous days to the debauchery that ensues beginning May 30 with the next annual installment of Philly Beer Week. Leading up to those last two days of the month (the first two of PBW '14), it's just another month, chock full of beer events of every stripe.

As for PBW '14, for the sake of brevity and my sanity, no individual Philly Beer Week events are being listed. Rather, just head on over to PhillyBeerWeek.org. Until then, rest up. On second thought, don't. You must be strong and ready to take on Philly Beer Week.

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
Thu. 5/1 - ExtravaCANza @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/2 - Beer Tasting (Fegley's) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/2 - FoUnders & "U"s & Youse: FoUnders CUrmUdgeon and RUbaeUs @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/2 - Meet & Greet & Drink La Trappe @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 5/4 - Beer Week Pep Rally @Brü Craft & Wurst, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 5/4 - 11th Anniversary and Big Brew Day @Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Mon. 5/5 - Beer School @Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 5/5 - Cinco de Mayo with Crabbie's @Sancho Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 5/5 - Happy Hour (Ommegang) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/7 - Beer School @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/8 - Crabbie's Spiced Orange Ginger Beer Launch Party @Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/9 - Crabbie's Tasting @The Foodery (10th Street), Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/9 - Crabbie's Tasting @The Foodery (Roxborough), Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/9 - Beer Tasting (Long Trail) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/9 and Sat. 5/10 - Dad Vail Regatta Pale Ale with Sly Fox @Dad Vail Regatta, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 5/10 - Crabbie's Tasting @The Foodery (2nd Street), Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-2 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/10 and Sun. 5/11 - Bocks & Brats @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Mon. 5/12 - Happy Hour (Lancaster) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/15 - Brooklyn Brewmaster's Reserve Launch Party of Ridgy-Didge @Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/16 - SIPA = Sam India Pale Adams @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/17 - The Grey Lodge Beer Garden at the Mayfair May Fair @Cottman and Frankford, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/17 - Heavy Seas White Oak Firkin Tapping @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/17 - Beer Tasting (Duck-Rabbit) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 5/17 - Wheat Beer Fest @South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Mon. 5/19 - Happy Hour (Sly Fox) @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/21 - Beer School @Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/21 - Bella Vista Beer Night @The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/28 - Lex Luthor IPA Beer Release @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/29 - Liquor Before Beer (Week) with Art in the Age & Dock Street @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/30 through Sun. 6/8 - Philly Beer Week @hundreds of locations around Philadelphia, Pa. (See website for full list of events and details)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wednesdays in May - Barrel-aged Wednesdays @Flying Fish, Somerdale, NJ (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/1 - Maibock Beer Release @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/2 - Friday Night Sampling (Flying Fish) @Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 5/5 - Chili Maibock @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 5/6 - Battle Of The Barrels @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $33)
Fri. 5/9 - Friday Night Sampling (Fegley's) @Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/16 - Friday Night Sampling (Susquehanna) @Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 5/17 - Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $5-$50)
Sat. 5/17 - All-American Beer Garden @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (2 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/21 - Southern Tier IPA Night @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 5/1 - Sampling Night (Yuengling) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 5/1 - Belgian Witbier Beer Release @Iron Hill, Newark, Del. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/1 - Charity Cask Night (Family Connection of Easton) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/1 - Pour It Forward with La Trappe @Spninerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $10 + $PAYG)
Thu. 5/1 - Victory Brewing Quizzo @The Whip Tavern, Coatesville, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/2 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/2 - Sampling Night (Tröegs) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/2 - Spring House Beer Tasting @Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 5/4 - Bock Fest and Goat Races @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/7 - Victory Tap Takeover @Fingers Wings and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/7 - Charity Cask Night (West End Youth Center of Allentown) @Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/9 - The Other Farm & Frecon's Cidery Beer and Cider release party @Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/9 - Sampling Night (Amstel Burger Truck) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (3 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/9 - Friday Night Samples (Sierra Nevada) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/9 - Suds & Sliders @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/10 - Diplomat Dunkel Beer Release @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/10 - Kôkô Niu Stout Beer Release @Iron Hill, Voorhees, NJ (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/10 - Sampling Night (Hop City Brewing/Spitfire/Primus) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 5/12 through Sat. 5/17 - Suburban Beer Week @five beer-centric locations around the far western suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa. (See website for events, locations, and details.)
Wed. 5/14 - Full Moon Firkin @Tröegs, Hershey, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/14 - B.W. Beer Works Tap Take Over @Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/15 - Beer and Oysters @Hunger 'n' Thirst, Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/16 - Third Friday Firkin Fest @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/16 - Friday Night Samples (Kona) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/16 - Deschutes Tap Takeover @Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/16 - Sampling Night (Fegley's) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 5/17 - Taps, Tunes, and Trucks @Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa. (11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/17 - Sampling Night (Straub) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $Free)
Sun. 5/18 - Chill The Firk Out @The Gables at Chadds Ford, Chadds Ford, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $70)
Thu. 5/22 - Tröegs Tap Takeover @Holy Hound Taproom, York, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/23 - Sampling Night (Amstel) @Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/23 through Sun. 5/25 - Memorial Day Weekend with Liquid Hero Brewery @Federal Taphouse, Lancaster, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 5/24 - Heroes and Villains @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/30 - One Year Anniversary Party @Hunger 'n' Thirst, Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/30 through Sat. 6/7 - Spinny Beer Days @Spninerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa. (See website for all events and details of our Lehigh Valley version of Philly Beer Week.)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Fri. 5/2 - Beer Chemistry @Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $40)
Sat. 5/3 - VIP access to Maifest @Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $100)
Sun. 5/4 - Craft Beer and Oysterfest @Doc Magrogan's, Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $35-$40)
Thu. 5/8 - Cerveza! Celebrating the South American Tradition @Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $25-$30)
Sat. 5/17 - Manayunk Craft Beer and Irish Whiskey Festival @Kildare's, Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $15-$40)
Tue. 5/20 - Philly Beer Scene Awards @World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $50)
Sat. 5/24 - Beer and Cheese Pairing @Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $56.98)
Fri. 5/30 - Belgian Beer Experience @Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $48.98)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 5/3 - Brews at the Ballpark @Ballpark at Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $35)
Mon. 5/12 - Beer School @Keg & Kitchen, Westmont, NJ (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $30)
Thu. 5/15 - Beer School with Professor Joe Sixpack @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. (7 p.m.; $30)
Sun. 5/25 - Sunday Dinner @Forest & Main, Ambler, Pa. (6 p.m.; $67)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Saturdays in May (ex. 5/3) - Parkesburg Brewery Tour @Victory Brewing Company, Parkesburg, Pa. (2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $58)
Thu. 5/1 - Beer School: Evil Genius @Rino's, Exton, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $34.95)
Sat. 5/3 - Washington Crossing Brewfest @Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; $10-$40)
Sat. 5/3 - McCoole's Whiskey, Wine, and Homebrew Festival @McCoole's Arts & Events, Quakertown, Pa. (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $10-$75)
Sat. 5/3 - Black Tie Blue Jean Fundraiser @Victory Brewing Company, Parkesburg, Pa. (7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $75)
Sun. 5/4 through Fri. 5/9 - Chef & Brewmaster Pairing Menu @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $60)
Wed. 5/7 - Meet The Brewery (Ithaca) @Spninerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $39-57)
Fri. 5/9 - Dogfish Head Beer Pairings Dinner @The Continental, Atlantic City, NJ (7 p.m.; $65)
Sat. 5/10 - BrewFest @Mount Hope Estate and Winery, Mount Hope, Pa. (11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $20-$45)
Sat. 5/10 - Yardley Beer Fest @along the Delaware River, Yardley, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$65)
Sat. 5/10 - Pints For Pets @Blair County Ballpark, Altoona, Pa. (1 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$65)
Sat. 5/10 - Saturday Brew Review (Deschutes) @Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 5/17 - Craft Beer & Seafood Bash @Federal Taphouse, Harrisburg, Pa. (3:30 p.m.; $35)
Sat. 5/17 - Taste of Pennsylvania @York Fairgrounds, York, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$40)
Mon. 5/19 - Beer School with Sixpoint @Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa. (5:30 p.m.; $27.95)
Mon. 5/19 - Beer Dinner @Two Stones Pub, Kennett Square, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $TBA)
Tue. 5/20 - BBQ Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Voorhees, NJ (7 p.m.; $65)
Sat. 5/31 - Craft Beer & Rock Festival @63rd and Landis, Sea Isle City, NJ (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $35-$50)
Sat. 5/31 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. (3 p.m.; $35-$40)





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