By the end of October, the pumpkins and Oktoberfests will be a distant memory as "Christmas"/winter beers begin filling the retail shelves and tap handles. Until then, here's what you can expect over the next seven days to hold your interest during this lovely fall season.
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Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.
Sun. 10/12; 12 p.m. - Okotberfest @Stoudts Brewing Company ($8 admission + $PAYG for beer, live German music, dancing, and authentic German food.)
Fri. 10/10 through Sun. 10/12 - Oktoberfest @SteelStacks ($Free admission + $PAYG for a variety of activities and pricing options. See website for all the details.)
Cherry Hill, NJ
Sat. 10/11; 12 p.m. - Grand Opening @Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company ($PAYG for eight drafts on tap, retail beer to go, food trucks, and brewery tours.)
Mon. 10/13 through Fri. Oct. 17 - Pumpkin and Seasonal Tap Takeover with Pumpkin Tapas Menu @Gypsy Saloon ($PAYG for many specially-featured beers fitting the theme rotating each day including Terrapin Pumpkin Pie Porter, Southern Tier Pumking '13, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin, Dogfish Punkin', Conshohocken Brewery Chocolate Crush Imperial Porter, and more.)
Tue. 10/14 - Beer and Ice Cream Pairings @Southern Cross Kitchen ($PAYG for Victory ice creams with Golden Monkey, Storm King, and HopDevil.)
Wed. 10/15 - Goose Island Beer Dinner and A La Carte Menu @Southern Cross Kitchen ($PAYG for Rambler IPA, Matilda, Ogden Belgian Tripel, Oktoberfest, and Muddy Imperial Stout paired with special plates of food.)
Wed. 10/15; 12 p.m. - Victory Tappening @Fingers Wings and Other Things ($PAYG for a full lineup of beers from Victory Brewing.)
Fri. 10/10; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Oktoberfest @River Horse Brewing Company ($17 + $PAYG for a German-themed night with awesome beer, food and entertainment.)
Thu. 10/9; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Round Guys Tap Takeover @Anthony's Coal-fired Pizza ($PAYG for a handful of drafts of well crafted, Round Guys Beer.)
Fri. 10/10; 7 p.m. - Oak-aged Abbatia Bottle Release @Iron Abbey ($PAYG for an exclusive limited release.)
Wed. 10/15; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Firestone Walker Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey ($60 for a five-course meal served with Oaktoberfest, Pivo Hoppy Pils, Double Jack IPA, Velvet Merkin, and Agrestic Ale.)
Thu. 10/9; 7 p.m. - Weyerbacher Tap Takeover @Hulmeville Inn ($PAYG for Jesters Tree, Black & Orange, Double Simcoe, a cask of Imperial Pumpkin, and others.)
Kennett Square, Pa.
Sat. 10/11; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. - Kennett Brewfest ($15-$70 for an opportunity to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, great music, and great people.)
Kennett Square, Pa., Newark, Del., and Wilmington, Del.
Sun. 10/12; 12 p.m. - Breast Brunch Ever @all Two Stones Pubs ($TBD for a brunch, featuring Pynk, benefiting The Tyanna Foundation for breast cancer awareness and research.)
Thu. 10/9; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Hardywood Debut @Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a lineup of bottles and a draft from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va.)
Thu. 10/9; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Beer and Barbecue @TJ's, ($PAYG for an extended happy hour with Boulevard beers 80 Acre, Single Wide, Pop Up, and Tank 7 and special barbecue dishes from TJ's kitchen.)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays in October - Brewery of the Month @Old Eagle Tavern ($PAYG to enjoy month-long specials on beers from Free Will.)
Thu. 10/9; 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - Anniversary Party @Earth Bread + Brewery ($PAYG for 9+ house beers on tap including Perkuno's Hammer and Sycon. Plus, a special Weavers Way flatbread.)
Thu. 10/9; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Boulevard at The Franklin @DiBruno Bros. ($PAYG to pair DiBruno's famous cheese and charcuterie plates with beer samples from Boulevard.)
Thu. 10/9; 6 p.m. - Hardywood Brewing Tap Invasion @The Bishop's Collar ($PAYG for Hardywood Park Craft Brewery's Single, Gingerbread Stout, Bohemian Pils, Great Return, Farmhouse Pumpkin Saison, Virginia Blackberry Wit, and Bourbon Double IPA.)
Thu. 10/9; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Beer & BBQ @Fette Sau ($PAYG for boxes of house-made caramel popcorn, seasoned with house rub, and tins of smoked almonds — complimentary with the purchase of your first Boulevard beer.)
Fri. 10/10; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Tasting @Bell Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Boulevard Brewing Company. Be sure to enter the Text-to-Win raffle.)
Fri. 10/10; 4 p.m. - Hardywood @City Tap House ($PAYG for a Friday happy hour with a bunch of awesome beers, Hardywood's owner and brewmaster in the house, and some honky Tonkin music from Cask & Co.)
Fri. 10/10; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Beer Sampling @Bottles Packs and Growlers ($Free tasting samples of beers from Traveler.)
Fri. 10/10; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Penn Brewery Fall Trifecta @Grey Lodge ($PAYG for Penn Brewery's Harvest Rye Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, and Pumpkin Roll. Some Oktoberfest specials from the kitchen as well.)
Fri. 10/10; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Beer and Cheese Pairing @Philly Beer School ($47.98 for the ultimate class on beer and cheese pairings.)
Fri. 10/10 through Mon. 10/13; 7 p.m. - Dinner, Beer, and A Movie @Old Eagle Tavern ($PAYG for Game of Thrones on the TV, Ommegang's show-inspired Game of Thrones beers in the glass, dinner fare inspired by the show, and Game of Thrones/Ommegang giveaways all weekend long.)
Sat. 10/11; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. - Packin' Pumpkin @Iron Hill ($PAYG for eight pumpkin beers and a special menu of fall flavors.)
Sat. 10/11; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Boulevard on the Avenue @Moonshine Bar ($PAYG as Boulevard beers will be flowing during the Crafts & Drafts Festival. Little Baby s Ice Cream, Elixr Coffee and Smak Parlour Fashion Truck, will be on hand to showcase and sell their wares and New Sound Brass Band will be delivering the tunes. Prizes and raffles galore, too.)
Sun. 10/12; 12 p.m. - Second Release of Walker @Dock Street Brewing Company ($PAYG for brunch, beer, Walker bottle sales, and the day culminating with a screening of the Season 5 premiere on the brewery s 120 projector.)
Sun. 10/12; 1 p.m. - Pumpkin Smash @City Tap House ($PAYG for over 35 pumpkin brews on tap. Your first beer is complimentary with the purchase of our $10 keepsake tasting glass. Live music by MJ Trio.)
Mon. 10/13; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour @Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free samples of beer from Port Brewing/Lost Abbey.)
Tue. 10/14; 7 p.m. - Ancient Brewer Dinner @Monks Café ($TBD for a meal served with beers co-brewed with legendary owner of Home Sweet Homebrew, George Hummel. Dock Street Trappiste Blonde, Dogfish Head Giotto's Blues, Iron Hill Tripel w/toasted coconut, Nodding Head George's Fault, Stewart's White IPA, and Yards' Brown Ale.)
Wed. 10/15; 5 p.m. - Hop Harvest Party @Strangelove's ($PAYG for a mega list of fresh wet-hopped beers from both coasts (and between) — rounded out with our favorite seasonal specialties.)
Wed. 10/15; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Local Brewery Feature Night @Renaissance Hotel-Airport ($PAYG for Flying Fish beer feature night.)
Wed. 10/15; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - U Buy The Glass Event @The Abbaye ($PAYG for an Oktoberfest-themed glass giveaway night.)
Wed. 10/15; 7 p.m. - Pumpkin Fest @Bainbridge Street Barrel House ($PAYG for the Great Pumpkin Tap Takeover.)
Tue. 10/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Barrel-aged Series @320 Market Cafe ($PAYG to meet River Horse brewery owner Chris Walsh and enjoy Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale and our brand new IPA.)
Sat. 10/11; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. - Out of the Gourdinary @Iron Hill ($PAYG for a multi-tap devoted to your favorite gourd.)
Tue. 10/14; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Tröegs Beer Dinner @Black Powder Tavern ($50 for a four-course meal served with LaGrave, Scratch #157 Oktoberfest, Dreamweaver Wheat, Troeganator, and Java Head Stout.)
West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 10/10; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Friday Night Beer Tasting @Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Long Trail.)
Thu. 10/9; 6 p.m. - Firkin Launch Party @Pour House ($PAYG for a firkin, a randall, and a draft tower lineup of Dogfish Head beers.)