Thursday, May 08, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: May 8 - May 14

A bit short on time this week, but long on the calendar. So, let's get straight to it.

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. 5/9 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Fegley's Brew Works.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 5/9 - Sampling Night (3 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Amstel Light and burgers.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 5/10 - Sampling Night (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Hop City, Spitfire, and Primus.)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 5/9 - Friday Night Samples (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Sierra Nevada.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 5/12 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for Lancaster's brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 5/10 - Diplomat Dunkel Beer Release (12 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate Franklin & Marshall’s graduating class with the release of Diplomat Dunkel.)
@Iron Hill, Voorhees, NJ--- Sat. 5/10 - Kôkô Niu Stout Beer Release (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this English sweet stout aged with toasted coconut and chocolate.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/9 - Beer Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Long Trail.)

@The Foodery (2nd Street), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/10 - Crabbie's Tasting (12 p.m.-2 p.m.; $PAYG for complimentary Crabbie's tastings and free giveaway plus special drinks to order.)
@The Foodery (10th Street), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/9 - Crabbie's Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for complimentary Crabbie's tastings and free giveaway plus special drinks to order.)
@The Foodery (Roxborough), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/9 - Crabbie's Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for complimentary Crabbie's tastings and free giveaway plus special drinks to order.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Dad Vail Regatta, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/9 and Sat. 5/10 - Dad Vail Regatta Pale Ale with Sly Fox ($PAYG as Sly Fox is the exclusive beer feature and this year will introduce the Dad Vail Regatta Pale Ale; a low ABV American Pale Ale.)

@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.)

@Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/8 - Crabbie's Spiced Orange Ginger Beer Launch Party (5 p.m.; $PAYG for delicious cocktails using Crabbie's, or you can enjoy the beer on its own.)

@The Sidecar Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 5/14 - High Gravity ($PAYG for a special event draft list found over at

@Tröegs, Hershey, Pa.--- Wed. 5/14 - Full Moon Firkin (11 a.m.; $PAYG for a bartop firkin of fun.)

@Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 5/14 - B.W. Beer Works Tap Take Over (5 p.m.; $PAYG to taste the creations from this new brewery — Baltimore - Washington Beer Works/Raven Beer — making some great beers and paying homage to one of America's great authors and poets, Edgar Allen Poe.)

@Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, Pa.--- Fri. 5/9 - The Other Farm & Frecon's Cidery Beer and Cider release party (7 p.m.; $PAYG for the releases of Renart's Tripel, Bahr Hill Estate, and Saisonner. Also featuring Frecon's Cidery, OFB's partner in fermentation, latest cider releases - Early Man and the famed Crabby Granny.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@five beer-centric locations around the far western suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 5/12 through Sat. 5/17 - Suburban Beer Week (See website for events, locations, and details.)

@along the Delaware River, Yardley, Pa.--- Sat. 5/10 - Yardley Beer Fest (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$65 for over 50 breweries and 100+ beers to sample. Music, food, and Homebrewers corner.)

@Blair County Ballpark, Altoona, Pa.--- Sat. 5/10 - Pints For Pets (1 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$65 for over 50 breweries and 100+ beers to sample. Music, food, and Homebrewers corner.)

@Mount Hope Estate and Winery, Mount Hope, Pa.--- Sat. 5/10 - BrewFest (11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $20-$45 for a variety of different breweries from across the country, while enjoying live music and complimentary food.)

Food and Beer events
@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Sun. 5/4 through Fri. 5/9 - Chef & Brewmaster Pairing Menu (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $60 for three courses of food served with Honey Saison, Dortmunder, and Belgian Quadruple in conjunction with Phoenixville Restaurant Week.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Fri. 5/9 - Suds & Sliders (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a 4 oz sample of three of our handcrafted beers each paired with a slider.)

@Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 5/10 - Saturday Brew Review (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25 for a four-course meal featuring Isaac's favorites paired with four brewmaster picks from Deschutes Brewery.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/10 and Sun. 5/11 - Bocks & Brats ($PAYG for house-made bratwurst and soft pretzels and a special event tap list available over at On Sunday, Peggy and Simon, the dynamic 3-legged goat duo and winners of the last 3 Sly Fox goat races, will be in attendance.)

@The Continental, Atlantic City, NJ--- Fri. 5/9 - Dogfish Head Beer Pairings Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a four-course meal paired with Dogfish Head's Namaste, 60 Minute IPA, 75 Minute IPA, and 120 Minute IPA.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Keg & Kitchen, Westmont, NJ--- Mon. 5/12 - Beer School (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $30 for Beer 107 showcasing old school beers where the recipes have been modernized and captured by craft breweries to allow you to enjoy some ancient beers now.)

@Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/8 - Cerveza! Celebrating the South American Tradition (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $25-$30 as as Dr. Clark Erickson, American Section Curator-in-Charge, talks about south-of-the-border beer traditions and his recent research and collaboration with Dogfish Head Brewery to replicate traditional South American chicha beer, before inviting guests to sample beers representing the region.)

@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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