Thursday, May 15, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: May 15 - May 21

Safe to say that this Saturday the 17th will be a busy day. What are you doing? Don't just sit there.

Check out the entire May 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
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 5/16 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Susquehanna Brewing Company.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 5/16 - Sampling Night (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Fegley's.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 5/17 - Sampling Night (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Straub.)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 5/16 - Friday Night Samples (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Kona Brewing.)

@Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/15 - Brooklyn Brewmaster's Reserve Launch Party of Ridgy-Didge (5 p.m.; $PAYG for the Philadelphia release of Ridgy-Didge from Brooklyn Brewery; a strong saison with a distinctly Australian edge.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Wed. 5/21 - Specialty Keg Tapping ($PAYG for DC Brau's On The Wings Of Armegaddon Imperial IPA.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 5/19 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for Sly Fox's brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 5/15 - Ship Bottom IPA Night (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for beers from nearby Ship Bottom in Delaware County.)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 5/21 - Southern Tier IPA Night (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for Gemini, 2x, Unearthly, Farmers Tan, and maybe one more.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/17 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Duck-Rabbit.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/17 - Heavy Seas White Oak Firkin Tapping (12 p.m.; $PAYG for an extremely rare white oak firkin with Heavy Seas Brewing.)

@Flying Fish, Somerdale, NJ--- Wednesdays in May - Barrel-aged Wednesdays (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG as we tap a new barrel-aged beer each Wednesday.)

@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/16 - SIPA = Sam India Pale Adams (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for an American Beer Week celebration with Sam Adams IPAs: Rebel IPA, Rebel IPA (with something interesting through the randal), Rye Galaxy IPA, Tasman Red IPA, Third Voyage American Double IPA, and of course Sam Adams Lager. There will likely be some Sam Adams goodies too.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 5/15 - DuClaw Tap Takeover (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a list of rare and specialty DuClaw beers including Neon Gypsy IPA, Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Serum XXIPA, Hell on Wood Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine, Cocoa Fuego Chocolate Chipotle Stout, Dirty Little Freak Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale, and Divine Retribution — a blend of the Retribution Imperial Stout and Misery Wheat-wine Ale.)

@Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 5/16 - Deschutes Tap Takeover (5 p.m.; $PAYG as all taps will feature the brewery of the month, Deschutes Brewery.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 5/16 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a firkin of Oatmeal Stout to pour along side our year round Chester County Bitter.)

@The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 5/21 - Bella Vista Beer Night (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for new drafts coming from Bella Vista and j the audiophile spinning cool mixes.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Cottman and Frankford, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/17 - The Grey Lodge Beer Garden at the Mayfair May Fair (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG for a tasty local microbrew to enjoy with the live music and other fun.)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Sat. 5/17 - All-American Beer Garden (2 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for American craft beers, a selection of wines and sodas, and gourmet BBQ food.)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Sat. 5/17 - Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $5-$50 for 25 local breweries. Live music all day. Food prepared by Iron Hill Brewery. Proceeds to benefit Media youth center.)

@Kildare's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/17 - Manayunk Craft Beer and Irish Whiskey Festival (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $15-$40 for unlimited samples of 40+ incredible craft beers and 10+ Irish Whiskeys along with music and food.)

@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa.--- Sat. 5/17 - Taps, Tunes, and Trucks (11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG to listen to live music and enjoy delicious award-winning beers while munching on creative curbside cuisine from six delicious food trucks at our Pottstown Tastin' Room. The Sly Fox Brewing Company Foxtrot 5k is at 10 a.m. before this event.)

@South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/17 - Wheat Beer Fest ($PAYG for a full day of music, classic backyard barbeque grub by Chef Scott, and over 30 wheat beers listed over at

@The Gables at Chadds Ford, Chadds Ford, Pa.--- Sun. 5/18 - Chill The Firk Out (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $70 for ten firkins from ten excellent local breweries, live music by Mike Lorenz and Friendz, a sampling by Righteous Felon Jerky, and food provided by The Gables.)

@World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 5/20 - Philly Beer Scene Awards (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $50 for a very limited number of public tickets to help celebrate the best of the local brewing scene.)

@York Fairgrounds, York, Pa.--- Sat. 5/17 - Taste of Pennsylvania (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$40 for a selection of the best breweries Pennsylvania has to offer with 60+ hand-selected brews in your souvenir pint glass while the band plays on.)

Food and Beer events
@Federal Taphouse, Harrisburg, Pa.--- Sat. 5/17 - Craft Beer & Seafood Bash (3:30 p.m.; $35 for different craft beers paired with seafood.)

@Hunger 'n' Thirst, Lancaster, Pa.--- Thu. 5/15 - Beer and Oysters (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for three different varieties available by the half dozen and dozen.)

@Iron Hill, Voorhees, NJ--- Tue. 5/20 - BBQ Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Saison, Burton IPA, Bourbon Barrel Rising Sun, Rauchporter, and Abbey Dubbel.)

@Two Stones Pub, Kennett Square, Pa.--- Mon. 5/19 - Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $TBA with more details to come.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa.--- Mon. 5/19 - Beer School with Sixpoint (5:30 p.m.; $27.95 for a four-course meal paired with Sixpoint beers.)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 5/21 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $PAYG to learn a little something about the beer we love to serve and where 100% of your Beer School donation goes directly to Share Our Strength.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Parkesburg, Pa.-- Saturdays in May (ex. 5/3) - Parkesburg Brewery Tour (2 p.m.-6:30 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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