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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 18 - December 24

Not much left to this holiday season except some last-minute beer purchases. Plenty to hold your interest as this year of 2014 quickly runs out.

As you review beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. They continue to host an impressive listing of beer event draft lists to help better inform your beer event planning.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Ambler, Pa.
Tue. 12/23; 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. - Night Before Christmas at Forest & Main ($PAYG for a holiday poem reading for the family at 5 p.m. and a raucous adult version of the poem, mulled wine, and our yearly "Squeeb" chant at 10 p.m.)

Downingtown (and Parkesburg), Pa.
Thu. 12/18; 6:30 p.m. - Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company ($65 for a five-course meal served with Winter Cheers, Biere de Mars, Hop Ranch, Old Horizontal, and Earth & Flame.)
Sat. 12/20; 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Parkesburg Brewery Tour at Victory Brewing Company ($58 for the final Parkesburg bus tour before construction of the brewpub begins.)

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 12/19; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Tasting at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Stoudts.)
Tue. 12/23; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. - Beer Tasting at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Widmer.)

Lafayette Hill, Pa.
Sun. 12/21; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. - Brunch with Santa at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery ($PAYG as Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here for holiday fun for the kids. Beer and Mimosas for the parents.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 12/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Winston Churchill Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of this traditional English-style Barleywine with a smoky malt sweetness.)
Fri. 12/19 - Newport Storm Launch Party and Tap Takeover at Federal Taphouse ($PAYG for cool giveaways, a chance to meet the reps, and to try some of these amazing New England brews including "14" an Anniversary ale brewed with snow.)

Lansdale, Pa.
Thu. 12/18; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - The Twelve Geese of Christmas at Blue Dog ($PAYG for great beer, great food, and holiday camaraderie. Bourbon County Stout will be available in '13 and '14.)

Limerick, Pa.
Thu. 12/18; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Yuletide One On Night at Craft Ale House ($PAYG to hang with Gary and crew with lots of Tröegs on tap.)

Malvern, Pa.
Thu. 12/18; 4:30 p.m. - Beer Sampling at Wegmans ($Free tasting samples of beers from Yards.)

Newtown, Pa.
Thu. 12/18; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Boston Tea Party at Isaac Newton's ($PAYG as Tyler Burton from Sam Adams and Sean Hamel from Harpoon will here to tap a full list of each brewery's beers including Harpoon's Czernobog Russian Imperial Stout and Sam Adams' Thirteenth Hour.)

Paoli, Pa.
Thu. 12/18; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - A Hardywood Christmas at TJ's ($PAYG for Gingerbread Stout, Bourbon GBS (Pending Arrival), Farmhouse Pumpkin, Hull Melon Saison, The Great Return, Hardywood Pils, and Hardywood Singel.)

Parkesburg, Pa.
Fri. 12/19; 6:30 p.m. - Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company ($75 for a five-course meal served with Hip-Czech Lager, Winter Cheers, Hop Ranch, Helios, Moving Parts 02, and Earth & Flame.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 12/18; 7 p.m.-8 p.m. - Theology On Tap at Hop Angel Brauhaus ($PAYG for drinks, community, and conversation.)
Thu. 12/18; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Mad Elf Night at Hop Angel Brauhaus ($PAYG for two kegs of this elusive trickster.)
Fri. 12/19; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Tasting at Bell Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Founders.)
Fri. 12/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Beer Sampling at The Foodery (Rittenhouse) ($Free tasting samples of beers from Yards.)
Sat. 12/20; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - LLS Ugly Sweater Holiday Party at City Tap House (Logan) ($PAYG in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.)
Sat. 12/20; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Have a Beer With Santa at Hop Angel Brauhaus ($PAYG for Sly Fox Christmas Ale, Goose Island Christmas Ale, Evil Genius Naughty or Nice, and many more.)
Sun. 12/21; 12 p.m. - Ninkasi Tap Invasion at Bishop's Collar ($PAYG for Total Domination, Tricerahops, Vanilla Oatis, Believer Double Red, Lux, and Dawn of the Red.)
Sun. 12/21; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. - Festivus at The Grey Lodge ($PAYG for a traditional, old fashioned Festivus with all the trimmings including the beautiful unadorned aluminum pole.)
Sun. 12/21; 9 p.m. - Ugly Christmas Sweater Karaoke at Varga Bar ($PAYG as Miles Moser of Brooklyn Brewery and Joanna Manzo of Smuttynose are gonna rock your world.)
Tue. 12/23; 7 p.m. - Hanukkah with He'brew at Devil's Den ($PAYG to celebrate the 8 nights of Chanukah with 8 beers from He'Brew Brewing Company. There will be dreidels, gelt, latkes, and more.)

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 12/19; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for the mainstay Bitter plus one or two other casks on the hand pumps.)
Fri. 12/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Ugly Sweater Party at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of Ugly Sweater, our popular Winter Warmer ale. The best of the worst ugly sweaters will win prizes.)

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 12/18; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Free Tasting at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Pilsner Urquell.)
Fri. 12/19; 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Free Tasting at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Red Hook and Widmer.)



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