Thursday, April 24, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 24 - April 30

How better to close out the first third of the year than with a full seven days of beer events around the Philly region? Eat, drink, and fest 'til your heart's (and liver's) content.

Check out the entire April 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
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 4/28 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for Deschutes brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/24 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Clown Shoes.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/24 - Spring House Brewery Promo (4:30 p.m.; $PAYG for featured beers from Lancaster County's Spring House Brewing Company.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/25 - Local Farmhouse Ales (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for some local flavor, Belgian-style, with six farmhouse ales and lagers and Belgian-inspired dinner features.)

@Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/25 - Meet The Brew Crew from Stone Brewing Co. (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG to mingle with Stone Quality Assurance Supervisor and Production Warehouse Lead. Rick and Robbie are in town to celebrate the national release of Spröcketbier, a black rye Kölsch. Also available will be 2014 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine, Stone Go To IPA, Matt's Burning Rosids Imperial Cherrywood-Smoked Saison, 2012 Double Bastard Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels, and additional TBD.)

@Side Bar, West Chester, Pa.--- Wed. 4/30 - KBS Midnight Tapping (11 a.m.; $PAYG for a midnight tapping of Kentucky Breakfast Stout plus a few other special beers found at

@The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/24 - Earth Day (7 p.m.; $PAYG to sample some new favorites including Limbo IPA, as well as some rare gems, from the Long Trail family of ales.)

@The Cambridge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 4/30 - Dark Horse Tap Takeover (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a tap list from Dark Horse’s Awesome Stout Series listed over at

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Cannstatter, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/26 - Stiftugsfest (6 p.m.-11 p.m.; $10-$12 for lederhosen, dirndls, laughter, and libations.)

@Geraghty's Pub, Burlington City, NJ--- Sat. 4/26 - Spring Beer Fest (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for a beer wonderland with 30+ craft classics and warm weather seasonals pouring both inside and out.)

@Manayunk Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/26 - 16th Annual Brew Fest (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$45 for Simply Saison's, a collection of delicious Saisons and Farmhouse style beers from local and regional craft breweries as well as world-renowned breweries including Brasserie Dupont, Allagash, Ommegang, Lost Abbey, and others. Entertainment by the The Fermentors.)

@McCoole's Arts & Events, Quakertown, Pa.--- Sat. 4/26 - McCoole's Beer Festival (12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$75 for over 75 unique beers, live music, great food, craft vendors, beer trivia, homebrew competition, and more.)

@Stoudt's Brewing Company, Adamstown, Pa.--- Sat. 4/26 - Microfest: IPA Fest (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $TBA and details to come.)

@The Fuge, Warminster, Pa.--- Sun. 4/27 - Fare Festival (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $70 for a unique festival that brings together craft beer, small batch spirits, local wines, and some of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia area at a unique and historical venue. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1, a 100% volunteer firehouse.)

@Valley Forge Casino & Resort, Valley Forge, Pa.--- Sat. 4/26 - Big Brew PA Beer Festival (4 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15-$80 with more details to come.)

Food and Beer events
@Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Newark, Del.--- Tue. 4/29 - Springtime in Belgium Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $65 for a five-course dinner served with Belgian Witbier, Saison, The Cannibal, Abbey Dubbel, and Saison Speciale.)

@Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa.--- Sat. 4/26 - PA Flavor (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$75 to sample from all vendors and be able to purchase take home items from all food producers, as well as sample the numerous beers brewed from around the state and partake in restaurant samples.)

@Stewart's Brewing Company, Bear, Del.--- Wed. 4/30 - Brewer's Dinner (6 p.m.; $40 for a four-course dinner paired with beer from Stewart's.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 4/29 - Teresa's Travels ($PAYG for beers and foods from Canada.)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Mon. 4/28 - Newark Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $TBA with more details to come.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 4/26 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (3 p.m.; $40 for two of the best things on earth paired them together, Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer. Bring your vegetarian friends, too – we can accommodate them on all pairings.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 4/28 - Where's The Beef, A Vegan Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $45 for our first ever Vegan Beer Dinner where all food items will be 100% vegan and all beers will be styles made without animal product coming from breweries who do not use any animal products in their fining process.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Dock Street Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 4/27 - West Philly Homebrew Competition (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $10 to experience the wonderful homebrews and voting privileges for the "Peoples Choice Award".)

@Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/26 - Beer and Brewing 101 (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $39.98 for an introduction to how beer is made, major beer styles, and brewing history.)

@Rybrew, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/25 - Beer Quizzo supporting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (7:30 p.m.; $20 donation per team for Beer Quizzo hosted by BeerLady215, Liz Einhorn, where 100% of donations will be given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Parkesburg, Pa.--- Saturdays in April - Parkesburg Brewery Tour (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $58 for a chartered bus trip to the new Parkesburg brewery, including a behind the scenes look at the brewery, as well as a food and beer component.)

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