Thursday, May 22, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: May 22 - May 31

And, just like that, summer is unofficially upon us. (as I'd mentioned before, for Philly Beer Week 2014 events - beginning on Friday, May 30, simply head to the official page for all the necessaries.)

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
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 5/23 - Sampling Night (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Radler from Amstel.)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Thu. 5/22 - All-American Beer Garden (6:30 p.m.; $PAYG for plenty of pints, koozies, t-shirts, and more. Brews to look forward to include 312 by Goose Island and Headwaters by Victory.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 5/28 - Lex Luthor IPA Beer Release (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this full-bodied triple IPA and a special chicken wing pairing.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@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.)

@Holy Hound Taproom, York, Pa.--- Thu. 5/22 - Tröegs Tap Takeover (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a huge tap takeover featuring five different Scratch beers and other Tröegs favorites.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@hundreds of locations around Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/30 through Sun. 6/8 - Philly Beer Week (See website for full list of events and details.)

@63rd and Landis, Sea Isle City, NJ--- Sat. 5/31 - Craft Beer & Rock Festival (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $35-$50 for over 100 beers to sample. Awards for best beer; you choose.)

@Hunger 'n' Thirst, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 5/30 - One Year Anniversary Party (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for special kegs starting on Friday, May 30th and continuing throughout the weekend.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/29 - Liquor Before Beer (Week) with Art in the Age & Dock Street (7 p.m.; $PAYG for Dock Street brews on tap, Art in the Age cocktails…and the marriage of the both with featured beer cocktails.)

@Spninerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa.--- Fri. 5/30 through Sat. 6/7 - Spinny Beer Days (See website for all events and details of our Lehigh Valley version of Philly Beer Week.)

Food and Beer events
@Federal Taphouse, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 5/23 through Sun. 5/25 - Memorial Day Weekend with Liquid Hero Brewery ($PAYG for a variety of Liquid Hero-focused events throughout the weekend including a $50 pairing dinner. See website for all the details.)

@Forest & Main, Ambler, Pa.--- Sun. 5/25 - Sunday Dinner (6 p.m.; $67 for an exclusive Sunday Dinner party in our private dining room. Enjoy special beers and amazing seasonal fare.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 5/24 - Heroes and Villains (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG for a pairing of 8 Legion of Doom IPA beers & 8 Justice League culinary creations.)

@Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/24 - Beer and Cheese Pairing (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $56.98 for a class that combines the talent of one of Philadelphia’s top beer geeks and beloved cheesemongers for the ultimate class on beer and cheese pairings.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 5/31 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (3 p.m.; $35-$40 for two of the best things on earth paired together. Bring your vegetarian friends, too - we can accommodate them on all pairings.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/30 - Belgian Beer Experience (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $48.98 to taste through the famous, and not-so-famous, beer styles of Belgium, including Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, Monk brews, and more.)

@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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