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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 4 - December 10

Santa's everywhere in the coming weeks and so are beer events where you can eat and drink with him. Safe events for the kiddies and debaucherous ones for the adults. Get out there and enjoy.

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.

Allentown, Pa.
Sat. 12/6; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Fegley's Brew Works Craft Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works ($10-$45 for craft beer sampling, bountiful buffet filled with brew-pub favorites, beer centric vendors for shopping, and more.)
Wed. 12/10; 5 p.m. - Charity Cask Night at Allentown Brew Works ($PAYG as 100% of cask sales will be donated to LifePath.)

Atlantic City, NJ
Thu. 12/4; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Cape May Tap Takeover at Wingcraft ($PAYG for six Cape May beers and to hang with the staff and brewers.)

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 12/4; 5 p.m. - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works ($PAYG as 100% of cask proceeds will be donated to a local charity.)

Boyertown, Pa.
Sat. 12/6; 11:30 a.m. - The Week After Thanksgiving Strong Ale Fest at Union Jack's On The Manatawny ($PAYG for a dozen or so ales to cloud your mind and your judgement, so give thanks.)

Conshohocken, Pa.
Wed. 12/10; 12 p.m. - Box of Hops Tap Takeover at Fingers Wings and Other Things ($PAYG for the box's Flower Power, Dark Vine, Creeker, and Rustic Harvest along with a couple of other limited release beers from Ithaca.)

Downingtown, Pa.
Sun. 12/7; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Brunch with Santa at Victory Brewing Company ($25 adults, $12 children for a special brunch that includes a photo with Santa for the kids.)

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 12/5; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Tasting at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Tröegs.)
Wed. 12/10; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Beer Dinner at Rino's Restaurant & Pizzeria ($39.95 for a four-course meal featuring Tröegs and its Mad Elf and Blizzard of Hops.)

Hulmeville, Pa.
Thu. 12/4; 6 p.m. - Great Divide Night at Hulmeville Inn ($PAYG for Fresh Hop APA, Hoss, Oak Aged Yeti, Hibernation, and Peche Grand Cru.)

Lafayette Hill, Pa.
Sat. 12/6; 6 p.m. - Holiday Beer Release at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery ($PAYG for Gingerbread Jesus, a special collaboration with Reverend Kirk Berlenbach of St Timothy's Episcopal Church and a Belgian Dubbel brewed with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg.)

Lambertville, Pa.
Mon. 12/8; 7 p.m. - Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Inn Of The Hawke ($50 for five courses with food and Dogfish Head beer pairings.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 12/5 - Shipyard Brewing Tap Takeover at Federal Taphouse ($PAYG for limited beers only available here, and a collection of Brewery Reserve barrel-aged special releases as well as cool giveaways and a chance to meet the reps.)

Lansdale, Pa.
Sat. 12/6; 2 p.m. - Last Waltz Release Party at Round Guys Brewing Company ($PAYG for 2013 Last Waltz, 2014 Last Waltz, 2013 Fuzzy Muttness, 2014 Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrel-aged Fuzzy Muttness, and 2013 Captain Blackback.)

Maple Shade, NJ
Fri. 12/5; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Om Nom Nom Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for an oatmeal cookie in a glass, brewed with oats, cinnamon, whole vanilla beans and 5 pounds per barrel of pureed raisins.)

Media, Pa.
Fri. 12/5; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Holiday Ale Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the annual release of this holiday favorite. We'll kick off this release with a special batch of cask-conditioned Holiday Ale.)
Wed. 12/10; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Oskar Blues Christmas at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a lineup of beers from Oskar Blues.)

Millvale, NJ
Sat. 12/6; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. - The Grinch Stole My Eagles Tickets at Glasstown Brewing Company ($PAYG for a scavenger hunt and raffle prizes around the brewery.)

Newark, Del.
Fri. 12/5; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Ugly Sweater Party at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG to celebrate the holiday season with the release of Bad Santa Brown Ale. The best of the worst ugly sweaters will receive a Gap Gift Card. Treat filled Iron Hill pint glass for the first 50 guests to drop off a new, unwrapped toy for Ronald McDonald House Charities.)

Newtown, Pa.
Thu. 12/4; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Cape May Brewing Launch Party at Isaac Newton's ($PAYG for a lineup of beers from Cape May Brewing Company as they continue their introduction to Pennsylvania.)

Paoli, Pa.
Mon. 12/1 through Sat. 12/7 - 11th Anniversary Week at TJ's ($PAYG for a week of "pipeline tappings" in no particular order and with no specific times — it's like a pot luck dinner but with beer.)
Wed. 12/10; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Southern Tier Happy Hour at TJ's ($PAYG for Southern Tier's Tripel Cafe, Krampus, 2XMas, 2XLive, 2XRye, 2XIPA, Mokah & DeMunck's Holiday Cider, and bottles of rum barrel-aged Pumking.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 12/4; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Boulder Brewing Happy Hour at Perch Pub ($PAYG for Boulder's Nitro Shake Chocolate Porter, Slope Style Winter IPA, fRYEd Harvest Pale Ale, and Killer Penguin Barleywine.)
Thu. 12/4; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Winter Warmer Release Party at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of our most popular spiced beer served with a special Penzeys Spices sugar rim.)
Thu. 12/4; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. - DuClaw Tap Takeover at Interstate Drafthouse ($PAYG for Devil's Milk 2013, Devil's Milk 2014, Retribution, Oak Aged Brimstone, and Neon Gypsy.)
Thu. 12/4; 6 p.m. - Toys For Tots Collection at The Bards ($PAYG for a festive night of charity and helping out children in need while enjoying several tasty brews from Yards.)
Thu. 12/4; 7 p.m. - St Nikolaus Day at The Belgian Cafe ($PAYG for five Stoudts beers on tap including a 2013 Double Abbey and 2013 Old Abominable. Our Belsnickel will be there with his very limited spiced dark lager. Meet Carol Stoudt.)
Thu. 12/4; 9 p.m. - Pints Against Humanity at Varga Bar ($PAYG as the freshest SBC drafts will be pouring and cards will be provided. The best cards will be rewarded and the tournament winner will be taking home a deserving prize.)
Fri. 12/5; 1 p.m. - Check Out What Sam's Got at Brü Craft & Wurst ($PAYG for unique beers from Sam Adams including Rebel IPA poured thru a randall, Kosmic Mother Funk, 13th Hour Stout, Black Harbor imperial stout aged in Utopia barrels, and The Vixen chocolate chili bock.)
Fri. 12/5; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Tasting (Santa Claus beers) @Bell Beverage ($Free tasting samples of Santa Claus themed beers and a special appearance by Joe Sixpack.)
Fri. 12/5; 7 p.m. - DuClaw Colossus at Devil's Den ($PAYG to warm up this winter with one of the biggest beers around — DuClaw Colossus at 17.3% ABV.)
Sat. 12/6; 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. - Philadelphia Bacon and Beer Festival at 23rd Street Armory ($46.50-$61.50 for creative bacon-based dishes and fine brews.)
Sun. 12/7; 11 a.m. - Allagash Brunch at Sancho Pistola's ($PAYG for a satisfying brunch of good grub and Allagash beers featuring Nancy.)
Sun. 12/7; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Brunch with Santa at City Tap House (University City) ($PAYG in support of The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Enjoy brunch with a special kid-friendly menu. Children under 10 eat complimentary and pictures with Santa are included. $10 donation suggested.)
Sun. 12/7; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. - Pop-up Beer Garden at Cottman & Frankford ($PAYG as The Grey Lodge will have a pop-up beer garden at Mayfair's annual Christmas Village and Tree Lighting.)
Sun. 12/7; 7 p.m. - 11th Anniversary Celebration at Good Dog Bar ($PAYG for passed appetizers, souvenir photo booth, dog photo contest winners announced, and raffle prizes to raise funds for Morris Animal Refuge.)
Tue. 12/9; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Christmas Bash at National Mechanics ($PAYG for beer-themed ornament giveaways and gingerbread decorating and some delicious brews from Sly Fox and Great Lakes.)
Tue. 12/9; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Philly Beer Week Raffle at City Tap House (Logan) ($PAYG for an expenses-paid trip to Brouwerij Hof ten Dormaal to help brew the next great Philly Beer Week Belgo collaboration.)
Tue. 12/9; 7 p.m. - Tom's Annual Holiday Dinner at Monk's Cafe ($125 for a sumptous, six dinner paired with some of the world's best holiday ales.)
Tue. 12/9; 7 p.m. - A Very Merry Goose Island Bourbon County Christmas Dinner at Strangelove's ($60 for an intimate holiday beer dinner featuring Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine, and Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout. Additional Goose Island drafts will flow all night including Ten Hills Pale Ale, Matilda, and Sofie.)
Wed. 12/10; 7 p.m. - 4 Hands Brewing Brings Cans at Local 44 ($PAYG as 4 Hands Owner Kevin Lemp and the brewers show up for the official Philly launch of 4 Hands beer in cans.)
Wed. 12/10; 7 p.m. - Belgian Beer Dinner at Han Dynasty ($68 for 14 off-menu items and 6 beers.)
Wed. 12/10; 9 p.m. - Varga Girl Calendar Release Party at Varga Bar ($PAYG to meet and drink with the Calendar Girls and a portion of the proceeds go to the U.S.O.)

Phoenixville (and Pottstown), Pa.
Fri. 12/5; 11:30 a.m. - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel that pours until the keg kicks, usually by 7 p.m.)
Fri. 12/5; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Milk and Cookies with Santa at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG to enjoy the Phoenixville Christmas Parade with the release of our English-style Milk Stout.)
Sat. 12/6; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Burning of the Phoenix at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of Winter Warmer, our medium-bodied dark ale finished with classic winter spices. Featuring "fire"-inspired fare in celebration of the Firebird Festival.)

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 12/5; 5 p.m. - Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House ($PAYG for a night of holiday-themed beers.)

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 12/5; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Beer Sampling (Flying Fish) at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.)
Fri. 12/5; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Steal the Cheer at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of Scrooge IPA and Winter Warmer and a limited edition Santa beard pint glass.)

Wilmington, Del.
Thu. 12/4; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Tröegs Tap Takeover at Ulysses Gastropub ($PAYG to ring in the Mad Elf.)
Fri. 12/5; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Scrooge IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of this American-style IPA with full malt flavor and dry hopped with one pound of hops per barrel for pronounced flavor and bitterness that matches the beer's namesake.)



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