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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Beer Calendar: What To Do in October 2014

These first days of October, don't be surprised if you can't track down your favorite local brewery's owner, rep, or brewer. Chances are they're looking to get their Rocky Mountain high on with some award-winning beers at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival. But, as you'll see below, many have stayed home to keep the home parties burning with great beer as they do year-round.

Be sure to keep up-to-date with what's on tap at PhillyTapFinder.com.

Finally, 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
Fri. 9/26 through Thu. 10/2 - Sausage Fest @Standard Tap in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays in October - Brewery of the Month (Free Will) @Old Eagle Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 10/1 - Founders Breakfast Stout for Breakfast @South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 a.m.-9 a.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/1 - Founders Breakfast Stout Release @Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/1 - Founders @Prohibition Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/1 - Founders @P.O.P.E. in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/2 - Follow the Leader Hosen @Frankford Hall in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/3 - Victory-fest @Independence Beer Garden in Philadelphia, Pa. (3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/3 - Friday Night Tasting (Yards) @Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 10/3 - A Pynk Affair @Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.; $10 + PAYG)
Fri. 10/3 through Sun. 10/5 - Free Will Weekend for Rena Rowan Breast Cancer @Old Eagle Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 10/4 - Oktoberfest Party @Brewers Outlet in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 10/4 - Beer and Bacon Festival @Nick's Roast Beef in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 10/6 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Boulevard) @Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 10/6 - Introducing Boulevard Brewing @Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 10/6 - Industry Night with Lo Spiedo @Amis in Philadelphia, Pa. (10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 10/7 - Introducing Boulevard Brewing @Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 10/7 - Hardywood @Wishing Well in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/9 - Boulevard at The Franklin @DiBruno Bros. in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/9 - Hardywood Brewing Tap Invasion @The Bishop's Collar in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/9 - Beer & BBQ @Fette Sau in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/9 - Anniversary Party @Earth Bread + Brewery in Philadelphia, Pa. (4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/10 - Friday Night Tasting (Boulevard) @Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 10/10 - Hardywood @City Tap House in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/10 - Beer Sampling (Traveler) @Bottles Packs and Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 10/10 - Penn Brewery Fall Trifecta @Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/10 through Mon. 10/13 - Dinner, Beer, and A Movie @Old Eagle Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 10/11 - Packin’ Pumpkin @Iron Hill in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 10/11 - Boulevard on the Avenue @Moonshine Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 10/12 - Pumpkin Smash @City Tap House in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 10/13 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Port/Lost Abbey) @Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 10/15 - Hop Harvest Party @Strangelove's in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/15 - Local Brewery Feature Night @Renaissance Hotel-Airport in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/15 - U Buy The Glass Event (Oktoberfest) @The Abbaye in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/15 - Pumpkin Fest @Bainbridge Street Barrel House in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/16 - Anniversary Party @Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/16 - Pop-Up Beer Garden at Mayfair Third Thursdays Night Market @Cottman and Frankford Avenues in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/17 - Friday Night Tasting (Firestone Walker) @Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 10/17 - Ballantine IPA Night @Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $Free samples + $PAYG)
Fri. 10/17 - Sixpoint Showcase @Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-12 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 10/18 - Thirstoberfest @Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 10/19 - Savage Sixtel Sunday Bye Week Edition @Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Mon. 10/20 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Victory) @Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 10/22 - Lew Bryson Tasting Whiskey Friends & Family Book Launch @Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/23 - Samuel Adams Limited Release Great Pumpkin Carving Competition @Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/24 - Friday Night Tasting (Great American Beer Festival beers with Joe Sixpack) @Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 10/24 - Beer Sampling (Victory) @Bottles Packs and Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 10/27 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Susquehanna) @Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 10/31 - Friday Night Tasting (Saucony Creek) @Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 10/31 - Round Guys Halloween Party @Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/31 - Halloween @South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 10/1 - Founders Breakfast Stout Release Party @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/2 - Round Guys Tap Takeover @Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/3 and Sat. 10/4 - Oktoberfest @Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 10/4 - Oktoberfest @Forest & Main in Ambler, Pa. (12 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 10/7 - Boulevard Brewing Night @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/8 - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Event @Capone's in Norristown, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/9 - Round Guys Tap Takeover @Anthony's Coal-fired Pizza in Horsham, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/9 - Hardywood Debut @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/9 - Weyerbacher Tap Takeover @Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/10 - Oak-aged Abbatia Bottle Release @Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 10/11 - Out of the Gourdinary @Iron Hill in Voorhees, NJ (11 a.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 10/11 - Grand Opening @Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company in Cherry Hill, NJ (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 10/13 through Fri. Oct. 17 - Pumpkin and Seasonal Tap Takeover with Pumpkin Tapas Menu @Gypsy Saloon in Conshohocken, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 10/14 - Barrel-aged Series @320 Market Cafe in Swarthmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 10/14 - Beer and Ice Cream Pairings @Southern Cross Kitchen in Conshohocken, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 10/15 - Victory Tappening @Fingers Wings and Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/15 - Goose Island Beer Dinner and A La Carte Menu @Southern Cross Kitchen in Conshohocken, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 10/16 - Conshohocken Brewery Tap Takeover @Southern Cross Kitchen in Conshohocken, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 10/16 - ALS Fundraiser @Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 10/17 through Sun. 10/19 - 40th Anniversary Celebration Weekend @Capone's in Norristown, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 10/18 - Brewhouse of Horrors @Iron Hill in Media, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/23 - Free Will Night @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/24 - Undead Black IPA Beer Release @Iron Hill in Voorhees, NJ (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 10/25 - Hoppy Halloween Beer Fest @Broken Goblet Brewing Company in Bristol, Pa. (4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $5-$20)
Thu. 10/30 - Firestone Walker Night @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/31 - Halloween @Forest & Main in Ambler, Pa. ($PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 10/1 - Charity Cask Night (October's beer: TBA) @Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/1 through Sun. 10/5 - Oktoberfest @Reading Liederkranz in Reading, Pa. ($5 admission + $PAYG)
Thu. 10/2 - Charity Cask Night (October's beer: TBA) @Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/3 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/3 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Firestone Walker) @Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 10/3 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Oktoberfest beers) @Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/3 through Sun. 10/5 and Fri. 10/10 through Sun. 10/12 - Oktoberfest @SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa. ($Free admission + $PAYG)
Sat. 10/4 - Phoenixville Pub Crawl @Bridge Street in Phoenixville, Pa. (12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 10/5, Sun. 10/12, Sun. 10/19, Sun. 10/26 - Okotberfest @Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. (12 p.m.; $8 admission + $PAYG)
Mon. 10/6 - Boulevard & BBQ in Berks @Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/8 - Full Moon Firkin @Tröegs Brewery in Hershey, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 10/8 - Boulevard On The Back Porch @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/9 - Beer and Barbecue @TJ's, Paoli, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/10 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Long Trail) @Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 10/10 - Oktoberfest @River Horse Brewing Company, Ewing, NJ (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $17 + $PAYG)
Fri. 10/17 - Third Friday Firkin Fest @Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 10/18 - Pumpkinfest @Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sun. 10/19 - PA Tap Takeover @Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 10/23 - Yards Tap Takeover @Ulysses Gastropub in Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 10/23 - Victory Triple Takeover @all three Two Stones Pubs in Kennett Square, Pa., Newark, Del., and Wilmington, Del. ($PAYG)
Fri. 10/24 - Diplomat Dunkel Beer Release @Iron Hill in Lancaster, Pa. (1 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 10/25 - Boyertown Pickfest After Party @Other Farm Brewing Company in Boyertown, Pa. (7:30 p.m.; $5-$10)
Sun. 10/26 - Barks & Beers @Pour in Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 10/31 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Pumpkin beers) @Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 10/4 - Charlie Brown Pumpkin Beer Festival - Brunch @The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (10 a.m.-12 p.m.; $62)
Sat. 10/4 - Charlie Brown Pumpkin Beer Festival @The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $47)
Fri. 10/10 - Beer and Cheese Pairing @Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $47.98)
Tue. 10/14 - Ancient Brewer Dinner @Monk’s Café in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $TBD)
Thu. 10/16 - Harvest Beer Dinner @Manayunk Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $55)
Sat. 10/18 - East Falls House Party @The East Fall House in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35-$40)
Sun. 10/19 - Breast Brunch Ever @Amis in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $TBD)
Sun. 10/26 - Ladies Brunch @McCrossen's Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $TBD)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 10/2 - Donnerstag Happy Hour @King of Prussia Mall Parking Lot, King of Prussia, Pa. (5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60-$65)
Sat. 10/4 - Beerfest Royale @King of Prussia Mall Parking Lot, King of Prussia, Pa. (12 p.m.-3:30 p.m., 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $15-$50)
Wed. 10/8 - Welcome To PA BBQ @Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, Pa. (7 p.m.; $25)
Wed. 10/15 - Firestone Walker Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60)
Thu. 10/16 through Sat. 10/18 - Tasting Menu for the Rena Rowan Breast Center @Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, Pa. (7 p.m.; $TBD)
Sat. 10/18 - Conshohocken Beer Fest @A.A. Garthwaite Stadium, Conshohocken, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$65)
Sun. 10/26 - Sunday Dinner @Forest & Main in Ambler, Pa. (4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $TBD)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 10/1 - Beer Dinner @Rino's Restaurant — Pizzeria in Exton, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $39.95)
Sat. 10/4 - Glassboro Beer Festival @Glassboro Marketplace in Glassboro, NJ (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $5-$40)
Sat. 10/4 - Heart Jam @Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. (3 p.m.-8 p.m.; $35)
Sun. 10/5 - Shakes-Beer @Robert Shackleton Playhouse in Cape May, NJ (11 a.m.; $40)
Sat. 10/11 - Kennett Brewfest @downtown Kennett Square, Pa. (12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $15-$70)
Sun. 10/12 - Breast Brunch Ever @all three Two Stones Pubs in Kennett Square, Pa., Newark, Del., and Wilmington, Del. (12 p.m.; $TBD)
Tue. 10/14 - Tröegs Beer Dinner @Black Powder Tavern in Wayne, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $50)
Wed. 10/15 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $40)
Thu. 10/16 - Dogfish Head Ancient Ales Dinner @Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. (5:30 p.m.; $40)
Sat. 10/18 - Parkesburg Brewery Tour @Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown/Parkesburg, Pa. (2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $58)
Mon. 10/20 - Beer Dinner @Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del. (6:30 p.m.; $TBD)
Tue. 10/21 - Meeting of the Malts @Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. (6 p.m.; $60)
Thu. 10/23 - Hop Ticket Harvest Ale Beer Dinner @Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $65)
Sat. 10/25 - Central Jersey Beer Festival @Blend Bar & Bistro, Hamilton, NJ (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $15-$55)





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