Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Beer Calendar: What To Do in September 2014

It feels good to be back. Hard to believe but it's been a few months (basically the entirety of the summer) that you've not heard from me here in this 9-year-old Brew Lounge space. As many of you know (and, I'm still surprised at those that do not), I've been off writing a book due to be entitled "Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic" and published this coming winter.

I've been working on it since February and sustained The Brew Lounge updates until the end of May. I missed out on all of Philly Beer Week and finally surrendered to the crushing workload that the book research and writing took on an already fairly busy lifestyle and left The Brew Lounge go quiet for a few months.

The first-draft manuscript was submitted on August 13 just after 7 a.m. and too many near sleepless nights. As I await the return of an edited version of the manuscript, it feels so satisfying to get back with you all here (trusting that we'll find each other again in this temperamental world of inter-tangled webs and nets) with one of the most anticipated and appreciated aspects of what I do here at The Brew Lounge — provide the most comprehensive beer events calendar in the Philadelphia region. Many of you have expressed to me your appreciation for it and missing of it during its absence this summer.

So I've shaken off the rust and put my calendar compilation skills back to work and submit to you this September 2014 version for your use.

And in my long-running affinity for the good work being done over at PhillyTapFinder.com, don't forget to tap into them for what is being served at some of the events listed below.

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
Tue. 9/2 - Port Brewing and Lost Abbey @Resurrection Ale House in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/2 through Sun. 9/7 - Dogfish Head Back to School Glassware Promo @Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 9/2 through Tue. 9/9 - Two Month Long Closing Party continues @Resurrection Ale House in Philadelphia, Pa. (Check website for daily specials.)
Wed. 9/3 - Philly Grown & Raised @Iron Hill in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/4 - Free Beer Thursday (BelUK Imports) @The Foodery (Roxborough), Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 9/5 - Beer Sampling (Evolution) @Bottles Packs and Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 9/5 - Beer Tasting (Long Trail) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 9/5 - Manayunk Flood Waters Chocolate Hefeweizen Release @Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/5 - First Friday & Flying Dog Brewing @The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/6 - Lego Build Off With Flying Dog @The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/6 - Beer Sampling (Sixpoint) @Bottles Packs and Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 9/6 - 7th Anniversary Party @The Belgian Café in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Mon. 9/8 through Sun. 9/14 - Scaldis Back to School Glassware Promo @Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 9/9 - Back To School Night in the Beer Garden @Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/10 - Allagash Clam Fest @South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/10 - Collaboration Sensation @Bainbridge Street Barrel House in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/11 - Tap List Expansion Party @Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/11 - An Evening with Rob Tod of Allagash @Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/12 - Be a Happy Camper! — Sierra Beer Camp @Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/13 and Sun. 9/14 - Wild In The Streets @Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/13 - Pils Picnic @Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 9/15 through Sun. 9/21 - Wells Bombadier Back to School Glassware Promo @Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 9/16 - Beer Sampling (Starr Hill) @Bottles Packs and Growlers in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 9/16 - Yards Happy Hour @Grace Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/17 - Local Brews & Local Grooves @TLA in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $10)
Thu. 9/18 - 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. 9/19 - Heavy Seas Talk Like a Pirate Night @Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/20 - Zwanze Day @Monk’s Café in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/20 - Germantown Avenue Brewers Cartel - Brew Pub Crawl @Earth Bread + Brewery, Iron Hill, and Barren Hill breweries in Philadelphia (and Lafayette Hill), Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20)
Sat. 9/20 - Oktoberfest @Perch Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for an afternoon of fun and German beer from Victory Brewing.)
Sat. 9/20 and Sun. 9/21 - Pumpkinfest @Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. (10 a.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 9/22 through Sun. 9/28 - Oktoberfest Back to School Glassware Promo @Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 9/24 - Four Year Anniversary Party @Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $20)
Wed. 9/24 - U Buy The Glass Event @The Abbaye in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/25 - Free Will Tap Takeover @Bridgewater's Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/25 - Cape Of Good Hope Release Party @Good Dog in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/26 - Beer Sampling (Great Lakes and Smuttynose) @Bottles Packs and Growlers, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 9/26 - Yuengling Oktoberfest @Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/26 through Sun. 9/28 - Oktoberfest Celebration @Alla Spina in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 9/27 and Sun. 9/28 - Oktoberfest @Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. (10 a.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 9/28 - 10 Yards with Tom Kehoe @Jose Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. (3:30 p.m.; $PAYG)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wednesdays in September - Barrel-aged Wednesdays @Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, NJ (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/4 - MS Fundraiser with Prism Brewing @Fingers Wings and Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/4 - Yards Night @Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/4 - Penn Sampling @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 9/10 - Allagash Happy Hour with Rob Tod @Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/11 - Lieny's Event @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/13 - Bogs, Beers, and Native Plants @Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, NJ (11 a.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/13 - Oktoberfest/Fan Appreciation @Campbell Field in Camden, NJ (5:35 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/16 - Talk Like A Pirate Day with Jef Versele @Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 9/17 - La Chouffe Night @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/18 - Chouffe Brewery Draft Event @Capone's in Norristown, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/19 - Summit Comes To Town @Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 9/19 - Sour Bottom @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG for some harder to find sour/wild ales, as well as some of our other favorite beers.)
Sat. 9/20 - DelCo SPCA Fundraiser @Beer Yard in Wayne, Pa. (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/20 - Pumpkinfest Multi-Tap @Iron Hill in North Wales, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 9/21 - Zwanze Hangover Day @Churchville Inn in Southampton, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/25 - Flying Fish Tap Takeover @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/27 - Blue Monkey and Niagara Fire Company’s Oktoberfest @Blue Monkey Tavern in Merchantville, NJ (5 p.m.-9 p.m.)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 9/2 - Cape of Good Hope Launch Party @Home Grown Cafe in Newark, Del. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/3 - Welcome Back Wednesday @Craft Ale House in Limerick, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/3 - Charity Cask Night (September's beer: Orange Haven Zomerbier) @Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/4 - Happy Hour with Bell's @TJ's, Paoli, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/4 - Charity Cask Night (September's beer: Spaceman Belgian IPA) @Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/5 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/5 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Firestone Walker) @Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 9/8 - Full Moon Firkin @Tröegs Brewery in Hershey, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/12 - Victory Beer-Infused Food Tasting @Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 9/13 - 3rd Anniversary Customer Appreciation Celebration @The Fridge in Lancaster, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/13 - Out of Our Gourds @Iron Hill in Wilmington, Del. (1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/17 - To Love A Canine @Craft Ale House in Limerick, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/18 - Bday Party #2 @Two Stones Pub in Wilmington, Del. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/18 - Beer & Grilled Cheese Pairing @Iron Hill in Newark, Del. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/18 - Tap Takeover with Firestone Walker @Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/19 - Third Friday Firkin Fest @Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/19 - Cinderella’s Carriage Beer Release @Iron Hill Brewery in Voorhees, NJ (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/19 - Long Trail Tap Takeover @Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/19 - IPA Release Party @River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing, NJ (7 p.m.; $15)
Sat. 9/20 - Out Of The Cellar 5th Anniversary @Bistro On Bridge in Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/19 and Sat. 9/20 - Oktoberfest @Inner Core Parking Lot in Boyertown, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m. and 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/20 - Savor September @96th Street Shopping District in Stone Harbor, NJ (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/27 and Sun. 9/28 - Okotberfest Opening Weekend @Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. (12 p.m.; $8 admission + $PAYG)
Sat. 9/27 - Can Jam Festival @Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/27 - Cape May Brewery Tap Takeover @Harry's Ocean Bar and Grille in Cape May, NJ (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 9/28 - Downingtown Fall Fest along Lancaster Avenue in downtown Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)



Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Wed. 9/3 - Farm To Bar Dinner @Jerry's Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $65)
Sat. 9/6 - SmörgåsBeer'd @American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $25-$30)
Sat. 9/13 - Sippin' By The River @The River Deck, Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$50)
Sat. 9/13 - Beer and Brewing 101 @Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $39.98)
Sun. 9/14 - Smoke 'Em If Yous Got 'Em @Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$50)
Sun. 9/21 - Scrambled Eggs and Wobbly Legs: A Beer Lover's Brunch with Founders Brewery @World Café Live in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $35)
Tue. 9/23 - Yards Tap Takeover and Dinner @Hard Rock Café in Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $50-$55)
Tue. 9/23 - Ancient Ales Dinner @Monk’s Café in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $70)
Sun. 9/28 - Bikes & Beers beginning @Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. (9:30 a.m.; $45)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 9/6 - Flying Fish 5K @Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, NJ (10 a.m.-6 p.m.; $45)
Sat. 9/6 - Welcome, Great Pumpkin @Iron Hill Brewery in Maple Shade, NJ (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/6 - MGK Brew Blast @Battleship New Jersey in Camden, NJ (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $35-$40)
Sat. 9/6 - Delaware River Craft Brewfest @PPL Park in Chester, Pa. (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$60)
Sun. 9/14 - Oktoberfest Beer Tasting Festival @Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pa. (12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; $40-$75)
Thu. 9/18 - Sly Fox Beer Dinner @Peppercorn in Wayne, Pa. (7 p.m.; $49)
Tue. 9/23 - Artisan Cheese and Beer Tasting @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $35 for five Valley Shepherd Creamery cheeses paired with five excellent craft beers.)
Sat. 9/27 - Oktoberfest @Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-7 p.m.; $15-$50)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 9/4 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $40)
Sat. 9/6 - Brews By The Bay @Cape May & Lewes Ferry Terminals in Cape May, NJ and Lewes, Del. (12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $5-$60)
Sat. 9/6 - Historic Odessa Brewfest @Historic Odessa Foundation in Odessa, Del. (12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$65)
Sat. 9/6 - Lancaster Craft Beerfest @Binns Park in Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $12-$55)
Sat. 9/13 - Yards Beer Tasting and Home Brew Seminar (at the Hotel Hershey Wine and Food Festival) @The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa. (2 p.m.-4 p.m.; $48)
Sat. 9/13 - Saturday Brew Review @Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 9/13 and Sun. 9/14 - Atlantic City Seafood Festival @Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ (11 a.m.-7 p.m. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $Free admission + $PAYG)
Sat. 9/13 and Sun. 9/14 - Harvest Beer Brunch @Iron Hill in West Chester, Pa. (12 p.m.-2 p.m.; $35)
Sun. 9/14 - Brunch and Firestone Walker Pairing @Station Taproom in Downingtown, Pa. (10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; $50)
Tue. 9/16 - Cape May Craft Beer Dinner @Aleathea's at the Inn of Cape May in Cape May, NJ (Details TBA.)
Tue. 9/16 - Yards vs. Sly Fox Beer Dinner @Tyler Fitzgerald's in Wilmington, Del. (Details TBA.)
Sat. 9/20 - Bacon and Brews Bash @Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa. (12 p.m.; $5-$50)
Sat. 9/20 - Newtown Beerfest @The Stocking Works in Newtown, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $10-$75)
Sat. 9/20 - Parkesburg Brewery Tour @Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown/Parkesburg, Pa. (2 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $58)
Sun. 9/21 - PASA’s Bike Fresh Bike Local @Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (7 a.m.-3 p.m.; $40-$45)
Sun. 9/21 - A Taste Of Cape May @Convention Hall in Cape May, NJ (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $30)
Sat. 9/27 - Harvest Hop Fest @World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $42)
Sat. 9/27 - Red Shoe and Brew @Twin Lakes Brewery in Greenville, Del. (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $55)
Sun. 9/28 - Dogfish Dash @Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. (9 a.m.; $35)
Sun. 9/28 - Lititz Craft Beer Fest @Main Street in downtown Lititz, Pa. (2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $40)
Mon. 9/29 - Beer Dinner @Two Stones Pub, Kennett Square, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $TBA)




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