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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Beer Calendar: What To Do in March 2014

Here comes the March beer events calendar, like a lion and such. Get out there and enjoy; there are plenty of beer reminders that spring is just around the corner. Honestly, it is.

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
Sun. 3/2 - Band of Brewers @World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $20)
Wed. 3/5 - Smuttynose Tasting @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 3/6 - Sixpoint Brewing Night @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 3/8 - Craft Beer Express @12 local beer-centric bars, Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $10)
Sat. 3/8 - Beer Tasting (Evil Genius) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 3/10 - Mad Monday @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 3/13 - Hoffbrau Delicator Night @Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 3/12 - 4 Hands Tasting @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/14 - Pi(e) Day @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Mon. 3/17 - St Paddy's Day @City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 3/19 - Beer School @Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 3/19 - Great Lakes Tasting @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 3/19 - Bella Vista Beer Night @The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/21 - Allagash Saison Release Party @Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/21 - Allagash Saison Release Party @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/21 - Allagash Saison Release Party @Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/21 - Allagash Saison Release Party @Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 3/26 - Wells and Young's Tasting @Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 3/27 - Spring House Brewing Night @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/28 - Allagash Spins Your Right Round, Right Round @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 3/29 - 2nd Annual Homebrew Competition @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 3/29 - Hop Rampage Multi-Tap Event @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 3/1 - Barrels, Bourbon and Bugs @Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 3/4 - Beer Dinner @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Details TBA.)
Tue. 3/4 - Teresa's Travels (America) @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 3/5 - St. Modestus Beer Release @Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 3/6 - Stoudt's Firkin Night @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 3/6 - Hair Of The Dog (fish Head) IX @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/7 - Friday Beer Tasting (Oskar Blues) @The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 3/7 - Simcoe Buzz IPA Firkin @Iron Hill, Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/7 - Victory Tasting @The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 3/11 - Teresa's Travels (Spain) @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 3/13 - A Night Of Victory @Champps, King of Prussia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/14 - Friday Beer Tasting (Dominion) @The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 3/14 - Evil Genius Tasting @The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 3/18 - Teresa's Travels (Italy) @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 3/20 - Dominion Tasting @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 3/20 - Breakfast Stout Beer Release @Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/21 - Evolution Tasting @The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 3/25 - Teresa's Travels (England) @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
each Wednesday through 3/12 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (See website for all the details.)
each Thursday through 3/13 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa. (See website for all the details.)
Sat. 3/1 - Hopapalooza @Iron Hill, Newark, Del. (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 3/5 - Meet The Brewery (Ommegang) @Spninerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 3/5 - Nectar of the Tröegs @Fingers, Wings, and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 3/5 - Charity Cask Night (Valley Youth House) @Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 3/5 - Yards Tap Takeover @Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del. ($PAYG)
Thu. 3/6 - Southern Tier Happy Hour @TJ's, Paoli, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 3/6 - Charity Cask Night (Animal Health and Welfare) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/7 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/7 - Celtic Beer Tasting @Washington House, Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/7 - Shokolad Stout Beer Release @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/7 - Lagunitas Beer Tasting @Blue Dog, Lansdale, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 3/8 - Café au Cholcolat @Iron Hill, Voorhees, NJ (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 3/8 - Smoke Em If You Got Em @The Orchards Ballroom, Chambersburg, Pa. (2 p.m.-12 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 3/8 - Pre-St. Patty's Pub Crawl @Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Mon. 3/10 through Sat. 3/15 - 4th Anniversary Celebration @Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa. (See website for details.)
Thu. 3/13 - The Bruery Happy Hour @TJ's, Paoli, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/14 - Liquid Hero Tap Takeover @Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/14 - Irish Red Ale Beer Release @Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 3/15 - Beer & Yoga @Victory, Downingtown, Pa. (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 3/15 - Erin Shea Irish Red & O’Sullivan Stout Beer Release @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 3/15 - Irish Fest @Triumph, New Hope, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 3/16 - Full Moon Firkin @ Tröegs, Hershey, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 3/20 - Ithaca Happy Hour @TJ's, Paoli, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 3/20 - Spring Saison Beer Release @Iron Hill, Newark, Del. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/21 - Third Friday Firkin Fest @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 3/25 - Victory Brewing In The House @Tavern On The Lake, Hightstown, NJ (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 3/28 - Hippie vs. Punk Beer Release @Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.- 9 p.m.; $PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 3/1 - Philly Craft Beer Festival @Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.; $46-$75)
Sun. 3/9 - The Brewer's Plate @Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:30 p.m.; $55-$135)
Wed. 3/12 - Brew and Chew @Cavanaugh's (Rittenhouse), Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $25)
Tue. 3/18 - Far East Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $TBA)
Thu. 3/27 - Italian Beer School @Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $47.98)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 3/5 - Flying Fish Beer Dinner @Uno Chicago Grill, Deptford, NJ (6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; $55)
Mon. 3/10 - Beer School @Keg & Kitchen, Westmont, NJ (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $25-$30)
Sun. 3/30 - Beer & Cheese Pairing @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $30)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 3/1 - Stars of Craft Beer Fest @State Theatre, Easton, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $35-$50)
Tue. 3/4 - Fat Tuesday Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Voorhees, NJ (7 p.m.; $65)
Sat. 3/8 - Saturday Brew Review (Liquid Hero) @Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)
Mon. 3/10 - Neshaminy Creek Beer Dinner @Inn Of The Hawke, Lambertville, NJ (7 p.m.; $40)
Tue. 3/11 - Victory Beer Dinner @High Street Caffe, West Chester, Pa. (7:30 p.m.; $TBD)
Wed. 3/12 - Victory Beer Dinner @Pronto Bistro Italiano, Thorndale, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $55)
Thu. 3/13 - B.United Beer Dinner @Hunger N Thirst, Lancaster, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60)
Sat. 3/15 - Beer & Yoga @Victory, Downingtown, Pa. (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 3/15 - Cask Beer Festival @Fegley's Allentown Beer Works, Allentown, Pa. (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $15-$45)
Wed. 3/19 - 6 Degrees of Bacon Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del. (7 p.m.; $75)
Thu. 3/20 - Otter Creek Beer School 101 @Rino's, Exton, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $29.95)
Sat. 3/22 - Craft Beer and Bacon Bash @Federal Taphouse, Lancaster, Pa. (2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)
Wed. 3/26 - Bourbon and Burgers (and other fine spirits) @World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $45)
Thu. 3/27 - Brewer's Summit: Meeting Of The Malts @Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $35-$125)
Sat. 3/29 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Café Live, Wilmington, Del. (3 p.m.; $40)
Mon. 3/31 - Kennett Beer Dinner #2 @Two Stones Pub, Kennett Square, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $75)





Thursday, February 20, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 20 - February 28

Let's go ahead and close out February with a lot of beer and a lot of noise. As usual, there's no shortage of either around these here parts.

Check out the entire February 2014 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.


Tastings/Samplings/Freebies and Special One-offs or Debuts
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.)
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/28 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of American Craft Ciders.)

@Brew, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Founders Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Founders.)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 2/28 - Friday Night Sampling (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Saranac.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/24 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free for a for brewery representative led complimentary tasting and specials on bottle selections from Flying Fish.)

@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Yards Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Yards.)
@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa.--- Fri. 2/28 - Flying Fish Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/20 - Beer Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Tröegs.)

@The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Smuttynose Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples as Joanna stops by with a bunch of Smuttynose treats.)


Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/26 - Long Live Johnny Cash (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a special Southern-inspired menu and Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA with other seasonals, rarities, and more. Live music by Cask and Co.)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Coffee Stout Firkin (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a medium-bodied, English-style oatmeal stout aged on coffee beans.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 2/22 - The Dark Side (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for the Delaware Valley’s premiere dark beer event featuring the release of the Dark Side and beers on tap from Iron Hill as well as guest breweries.)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/28 - American IPA Firkin (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for an American-style IPA with full malt flavor, pronounced bitterness and an overwhelming citrus hop presence.)

@Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Roy Pitz Tap Takeover (5 p.m.; $PAYG as February's featured brewery, Roy Pitz, is featured on all of the taps.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 2/27 - Shangy’s Night (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a showcase of Shangy's beers on draft including Bell’s Hopslam, Terrapin Wake-N-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Stout, La Trappe Jubilaris, Cigar City/De Proef – Brewmaster’s Collaboration Tropical Tripel, Laughing Dog The Dogfather Bourbon Barrel-Aged, and Southern Tier 2XONE.)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/26 - DC Brau Brewing (6 p.m.; $PAYG as Brandon Skall & Jeff Hancock of DC Brau bring The Public, The Corruption, The Citizen, and more.)

@River Horse Brewery, Lambertville, NJ--- Fri. 2/28 - Cask Festival ($15 + $PAYG for an official tasting glass and your first beer. $5 per beer after that.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for firkins of Odyssey Imperial IPA alongside our year round Chester County Bitter.)

@TJ's, Paoli, Pa.--- Thu. 2/27 - Evil Twin/Westbrook Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for Even More Jesus, Imperial Biscotti, Imperial Biscotti Natale, Femme Fatale Yuzu, Joey Pepper, Falco IPA, Mini Growler, Table Beer, and Imperial Doughnut.)


Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Beltzner Hall at Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - FriendFest (3 p.m.-6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $10-50 for the Annual benefit beer or wine festival featuring live music, delicious food, and various vendors, with all proceeds going to help end poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County.)

@Cactus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Lancaster Brew Fest (12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; $35 for many beers from the Lancaster Brewery and paired with Cactus Cantina's food. There will be giveaways, raffles, and souvenirs throughout the event.)

@downtown Kennett Square, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Kennett Winterfest (11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$85 for unlimited tastings and warm food from The Country Butcher. Food vendors, live band, sponsor tables, and more during the entire event.)

@dozens of establishments across the region--- Sun. 2/16 through Sun. 2/23 - Lehigh Valley Beer Week (See website for all the details and current event listings.)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Winterfest (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $TBA for live music by Hat Trixx and beers from Stoudt's and at least a half dozen others.)

@The German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Bierfest (12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $20-$65 to visit with PA's leading brewers of Lagers, Bocks, and Weizens, and sample a diverse array of imports from Germany.)

@Union Jack's On The Manatawny, Boyertown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Wood? (1 p.m.; $PAYG for the annual barrel-aged beer fest.)


Food and Beer events
@The Continental, Atlantic City, NJ--- Fri. 2/28 - Yards Beer Pairings Dinner (7 p.m.; $50 for four courses served with Yards ESA, Brawler, Rye IPA, Spruce, and a special firkin of Coffee Chocolate Love Stout.)

@The Foodery (Roxborough), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/27 - Beer and Beef Jerky Extravaganza (7 p.m.-8 p.m.; $25-$35 for ten Smuttynose and Great Lakes beers and five Lawless jerky varieties and you will get to take home a bag of your favorite flavor.)

@Tria Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/26 - Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break (12 p.m.; $PAYG for a complimentary donut from our pals at Federal Donuts with each glass of Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break purchased.)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Mon. 2/24 - February Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $72 for six courses and six beers.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/24 - Bottled Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $60 for five courses served with Southern Tier Harvest, Weyerbacher Althea, Dogfish Hellhound On My Ale, Victory Red Thunder, and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Beats, Brews, and BBQ (12 p.m.; $45-$60 to sample the offerings of about 30 local and regional breweries and dine on well-paired savory offerings.)


Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- each Wednesday through 3/12 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG to earn chances to win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)
@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa.--- each Thursday through 3/13 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG to earn chances to win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)




Thursday, February 13, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 13 - February 19

And if you can't be, with the beer you love, love the beer you're with. Happy Valentine's Day!

Check out the entire February 2014 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.


Tastings/Samplings/Freebies and Special One-offs or Debuts
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/14 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Susquehanna Brewing Company.)

@Brew, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/14 - Beer Is For Lovers (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free Valentine's-themed tasting of oyster stouts, chocolate stouts, fruity ales, and effervescent ciders.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/17 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free for a for brewery representative led complimentary tasting and specials on bottle selections from Victory.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/14 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Fegley's Brew Works.)


Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Iron Hill, Newark, Del.--- Thu. 2/13 - Love Potion #9 Beer Release (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of our Chocolate-Coconut Stout for you and your sweetheart.)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/14 - Bourbon Chocolate Porter Firkin (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for our classic porter—dark and full of roasted malt flavor, aged in a bourbon barrel with chocolate nibs to accentuate the chocolate notes with hints of vanilla.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/15 - Dogfish Head Barroom Blitz (12 p.m.; $PAYG for some very limited quantity drafts and a firkin of Johnny Cask (75 min IPA) off the hand pump.)

@Penn Taproom, Doylestown, Pa.--- Wed. 2/19 - Victory Steal the Pint Night (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG to come out and try some of Victory's great brews.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 2/18 - Sly Fox In The House (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for Brewer's Select, Incubus, Valor, and both Phoenix Pale Ale and Pughtown Porter on cask.)

@Strangelove's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/14 - Get Your Strange Love On With Oxbow (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of Farmhouse Pale, Grizacca, Space Cowboy, Loretta, and love... lotsa lots love.)

@TJ's, Paoli, Pa.--- Wed. 2/19 - Evolution Craft Brewing Happy Hour (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for Fall & Winter Migrations, Prelude Black, Rise Up Stout, Natural Selection, Incubaror #4, Lot 3, and Lot 6.)


Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Cairnwood Estate, Bryn Athyn, Pa.--- Fri. 2/14 - Hearts & Hops: Valentine’s Day Beer Tasting (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $30 to stroll through the first floor of the mansion, enjoy music, and pair sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres with sample beers.)

Sun. 2/16 through Sun. 2/23 - Lehigh Valley Beer Week @dozens of establishments across the region (See website for all the details and current event listings.)


Food and Beer events
@Buttonwood Grill, Lahaska, Pa.--- Thu. 2/13 - Goose Island Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $40-$45 for five courses of food paired with vintage Goose Island brews and one very limited barrel-aged brews.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 2/16 - A Russian River Valentine (6 p.m.; $90 for a five-course meal paired with Russian River's Blind Tiger, Damnation, Supplication, Consecration, and Temptation.)

@Forest and Main, Ambler, Pa.--- Fri. 2/14 - Valentine's Day Celebration (6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. seatings; $TBA for a delectable three course prix fixe menu.)

@Paris Wine Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/14 and Sat. 2/15 - Candlelight Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $30 for a three-course meal with an optional beer or wine pairing.)

@Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, Pa.--- Tue. 2/18 - Wild Game Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $45 for a five-course meal served with Kölsch, Lager, Pale Ale, Double Scotch Ale, Uncle Fester, and Stout.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Thu. 2/13 - Anniversary Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $65 to celebrate our 18th Anniversary with a five-course meal, each course paired with one of our timeless beers.)
@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sun. 2/16 - Victory for Young Hearts Beef N’ Beer (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$40 to celebrate and help protect the young hearts of our borough’s kids and teens from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 2/15 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (3 p.m.; $40 for two of the best things on earth paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too – we can accommodate them on all pairings.)



Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/19 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $PAYG to learn a little something about the beer we love to serve and you can "pay what you wish", but you have to pay something. 100% of your Beer School donation goes directly to Share Our Strength.)

each Wednesday through 3/12 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG to earn chances to win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)
each Thursday through 3/13 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG to earn chances to win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)

@Tria, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/19 - Beer 101 (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $25 to learn the basics and the difference between an ale and a lager.)



Thursday, February 06, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 6 - February 12

The February calendar of beer events is always a feisty one. Only 28 days to work with and trying its darndest to make every day count. Have at it...

Check out the entire February 2014 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.


Tastings/Samplings/Freebies and Special One-offs or Debuts
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Bell's.)

@Blue Dog, Lansdale, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Tröegs Beer Tasting (6:30 p.m.; $PAYG for a lineup of beers from Tröegs, featuring Nugget Nectar.)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Evil Genius Brewing Company.)

@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Fri. 2/7 - Cherry Dubbel Beer Release (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this Belgian monastery-style ale. Aged in a lambic barrel with sweet cherries, dark Belgian candi sugar and hints of plum and pears.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/10 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free for a for brewery representative led complimentary tasting and specials on bottle selections from Great Lakes.)

@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Sly Fox Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Sly Fox.)

@The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Beer Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Flying Fish.)

@Total Wine, Claymont, Del.--- Thu. 2/6 - IPA Fantasy (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15 for English IPA, Belgian IPA, American IPA, American Double/Imperial IPA, and other hoppy, juicy goodness.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/8 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Left Hand.)
@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Firestone Walker.)


Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - DuClaw Brewing Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that can be found at PhillyTapFinder.com.)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/12 - 50/50 Eclipse (6 p.m.; $PAYG for a spectacular Eclipse takeover featuring eight versions of Totality: High West Rye; High West Bourbon; Four Roses; Evan Williams; Elijah Craig 12 Year; Buffalo Trace; Maker’s Mark; and Java Coffee.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - First Friday Firkin (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this classic American-style India Pale Ale.)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Polar Bear Plunge Patio Party (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a cask of Winter Warmer outside on the patio.)

@Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 2/8 - Saturday Brew Review (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25 for featured beers from Roy Pitz Brewing Company.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - Neshaminy Creek Tap Takeover (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG County Line IPA, Trauger Pils, Mudbank Milk Stout, Coconut Mudbank Milk Stout, and a pair of pins showcasing the brand new Imperial Chocolate Mudbank Milk Stout — both Cookies and Cream and Bourbon Cherry variations.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 2/12 - Flying Fish Event (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the Exit 1 release to celebrate Lincoln's birthday.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Incubus Friday (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel that pours until the keg kicks, usually by 7 p.m.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - Flying Fish Tap Takeover (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG to enjoy craft beers with the guys from Flying Fish. MG will be there to feature Exit 1 and all the styles.)

@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 2/7 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.; $PAYG to sample beers from Southern Tier.)


Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/10 - Tsarpower (11 a.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that can be found at PhillyTapFinder.com.)

@The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/12 - High Gravity (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that can be found at PhillyTapFinder.com.)

@Vault Brewing Company, Yardley, Pa.--- Wed. 2/12 - Lincoln Day (4 p.m.; $PAYG for oyster specials (both raw and cooked), a special keg tapping of Oyster Stout (aged on whole oysters), live civil-war era music, and to pay homage to Lincoln’s famous beard, we’re offering a FREE 5oz beer and oyster if you BYOB--Bring-Your-Own-Beard.)


Food and Beer events
@Cavanaugh's (Headhouse), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - Brew and Chew (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $25 for a two hour beer and tapas pairing featuring Victory Brewing Company.)

@Hunger 'n' Thirst, Lancaster, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - Beer Dinner with B. United International (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60 for eight courses of food paired with beers from B. United's massive portfolio.)

@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Tue. 2/11 - Beer & Chocolate Pairing (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $35 for five chocolates paired with Rauchbier, Belgian Tripel, FE10, Ironbound Ale, and Russian Imperial Stout.)

@Rino's, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - River Horse Brewing Company Beer School 101 (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $29.95 for five courses of food paired with beers from River Horse and a visit from brewery owner Chris Walsh.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/12 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (8 p.m.; $45 for two of the best things on earth paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too – we can accommodate them on all pairings.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sun. 2/9 - Chili Challenge (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG for your beers while you get free samples of a variety of chilis and vote for your favorite. Your vote will help select the winner of The People’s Pepper.)


Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 2/6 - Charity Cask Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG as 100% of sales of the cask-conditioned Bourbon Barrel-aged Rye Dubbel will go to Miller Keystone.)

@Keg & Kitchen, Westmont, NJ--- Mon. 2/10 - Beer School (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $25-$30 to taste and explore some of the more interesting craft beers that are the results of barrel-aging.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- each Wednesday through 3/12 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG to earn chances to win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)
@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa.--- each Thursday through 3/13 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG to earn chances to win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)