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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: November 20 - November 30

Let's get this month of November closed out with a solid 11 days of beer events to be thankful for.

When you plan for 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.

Boyertown, Pa.
Sat. 11/29; 11:30 a.m. - 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.)

Ewing, NJ
Fri. 11/21; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Oatmeal Milk Stout Special Release at River Horse Brewing Company ($15 for the Oatmeal Milk Stout aged with oak chips, vanilla beans, and raspberries — not available anywhere else.)

Lake Harmony, Pa.
Fri. 11/21; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Great Brews Classic Beer Fest - Beer Pairing Dinner at Split Rock Resort ($60 for a five-course dinner with five different beer pairings hand-selected to complement a specially crafted menu.)
Sat. 11/22; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-10 p.m. - Great Brews Classic Beer Fest at Split Rock Resort ($10-$60 for the annual beer festival in the Poconos.)

Lititz, Pa.
Mon. 11/24; 5:30 p.m. - Beer School with Ithaca Brewing at Bulls Head Public House ($27.50 for four courses paired with Ithaca's Flower Power IPA, Apricot Wheat, Cascazilla Red Ale, and Embrr Rye Porter.)

Newtown, Pa.
Sun. 11/30; 11:30 a.m. - Kick Off To Christmas (Beers!) at Isaac Newton's ($PAYG for some of the best holiday beers available.)

Oxford, Pa.
Thu. 11/20; 6 p.m. - Keep The Pint Night at The Ugly Mutt ($PAYG for Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale, Philadelphia Pale Ale, and Brawler on hand.)

Paoli, Pa.
Thu. 11/20; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bell's Happy Hour at TJ's ($PAYG for a lineup of special beers from Bell's Brewing in Michigan.)
Sat. 11/29 - Small Business Saturday at TJ's ($PAYG for beers from Goose Island.)

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 11/21; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for a couple of firkins joining the mainstay Bitter on the handpump.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 11/20; 4 p.m. - Evil Twin Night at Barcade ($PAYG for 20 beers from Evil Twin.)
Thu. 11/20; 5 p.m. - Friendsgiving at City Tap House ($PAYG for a night of prizes, giveaways, special food, and beers from Allagash and Harpoon. Benefits PAYSA, the Philadelphia Athletic Youth Sports Association.)
Thu. 11/20; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Raise A Pint For North Light at Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant ($50-$75 to taste beers from 12 breweries and enjoy food from 12 area restaurants to benefit kids and the North Light Community Center.)
Fri. 11/21; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Tasting at Bell Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Captain Lawrence and a guest appearance from Joe Sixpack.)
Sat. 11/22; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. - Sam Adams Limited Release Presents the Great Gingerbread Race at Kite & Key ($PAYG for a few pints of limited release Sam Adams and have your team (2-3 people) build the most creative gingerbread house.)
Sat. 11/22; 2 p.m.-8 p.m. - Stoked for Stone at The Institute ($PAYG for a tap takeover featuring Stone Brewing and smoked pork products for some sick pairings.)
Sat. 11/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Sixpoint Lounge at City Tap House ($PAYG to celebrate Jersey Dan's birthday with an incredible lineup from our friends at Sixpoint Brewery.)
Mon. 11/24; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beer from Firestone Walker.)
Wed. 11/26; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Beer Tasting at Craft Beer Outlet ($Free tasting samples of beers from Philadelphia Brewing.)
Wed. 11/26; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Firkin Wednesday at Standard Tap ($PAYG for a firkin each of GABF medal winning beers, RedFish and HopFish.)
Wed. 11/26; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - U Buy The Glass Event at The Abbaye ($PAYG to drink the beer and keep the glass from Weyerbacher.)
Fri. 11/28; 11 a.m. - Dogfish Head Barroom Blitz at Johnny Brenda's ($PAYG for a dozen tasty beers from Dogfish Head on draft.)
Fri. 11/28; 11:30 a.m. - Everything Went Black Friday at Memphis Taproom ($PAYG brunch until 3 p.m. and dark beers all day and night.)
Fri. 11/28; 1 p.m. - Into The Black at City Tap House ($35 for a keepsake tasting glass and 10 tokens for 10 five-ounce tastes.)
Fri. 11/28; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Tasting at Bell Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Magic Hat.)
Sat. 11/29; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Winter Beer Fest at 23rd Street Armory ($10-$50 for more than 100 beers from around the world)

Reading, Pa.
Tue. 11/25 - Meet the Brewer featuring Armstrong Ales at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. ($PAYG for flights of beer and a visit from Steve Armstrong of Phoenixville's Armstrong Ales.)

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 11/21 - Friday Night Sampling at Beer Yard (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Sierra Nevada.)
Tue. 11/25 - Ithaca Bash at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for Ithaca's White Gold, Green Trails, Embrrr Rye Porter, Flower Power, Dark Vine, Rustic Harvest, Creeker, and a firkin of Flower Power.)

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 11/21; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beer from Long Trail.)



Thursday, November 13, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: November 13 - November 19

The drumbeat of beer events continues even as the year-end holidays are bearing down on us. Check out the following list and take time to find a new favorite beer that you can add to your best-of 2014 list.

When you plan for 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. 11/15; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Fall Chocolate Festival at Allentown Brew Works ($25-$30 for all things chocolate including beer, wine, liqueur, chocolate foods, specialties, and wares.)

Chadds Ford, Pa.
Sun. 11/16; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Funk'n Sour at The Gables at Chadds Ford ($20-$70 for sour and wild ales from some amazingly talented professional and home brewers. There will be live music by Mason Porter, food and beverage samplings by local/regional vendors, and excellent food provided by The Gables at Chadds Ford.)

Diamond Beach, NJ
Sat. 11/15; 6 p.m. - Tap Takeover at Coastal Blue ($PAYG to meet the staff, brewers, and five beers from Cape May Brewing Company.)

Downingtown/Parkesburg, Pa.
Sat. 11/15; 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Parkesburg Brewery Tour at Victory Brewing Company ($58 for a chartered bus trip, tour, and Victory beer experience in our Parkesburg brewery.)

Horsham, Pa.
Thu. 11/13; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Complimentary Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey ($Free tasting samples of beers from Round Guys.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 11/14 - Dave Wilson and Dogfish at Federal Taphouse ($PAYG for live music from acoustic musician Dave Wilson and a tap takeover from Dogfish Head featuring cool giveaways and a simultaneous tapping of the 120 Minute IPA and World Wide Stout.)

Media, Pa.
Thu. 11/13; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Starr Hill Event at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for Starr Hill's Boxcar Pumpkin Porter, Northern Lights, Grateful Pale, and Jomo Lager.)

Newark, Del.
Mon. 11/17; 6:30 p.m. - Beer Dinner at Two Stones Pub ($TBD for a beer dinner pairing event.)

Norristown, Pa.
Thu. 11/13; 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Ithaca Beer Draft Event at Capone's ($PAYG for a night of beers from Ithaca in New York and a special featured firkin of Flower Power dry-hopped with Citra hops.)

North Wales, Pa.
Fri. 11/14; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Grudge Match Beer Release at Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery ($PAYG as Pearway to Heaven and Blame the Dog go head-to-head.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Fri. 11/14; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Tasting at Bell Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Fegley's and a guest appearance from Joe Sixpack.)
Fri. 11/14; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Mad Elf/Happy You Night at Grey Lodge ($PAYG as Jolly ol' St. Nick Johnson will have Mad Elf gear for sale and Tröegs' Mad Elf [2014], Mad Elf [2013], Dreamweaver, and Perptual IPA on tap.)
Sat. 11/15; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. - Kildare's Manayunk Craft Beer and Irish Whiskey Festival at Kildare's Irish Pub ($15-$40 for unlimited samples of 40+ incredible craft beers and 10+ Irish Whiskeys along with music and food.)
Mon. 11/17; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beer from Tröegs.)
Wed. 11/19; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Brew & Chew at Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse ($20-$25 for a two-hour, four-course pairing of Starr Hill beers with appetizers.)

Princeton, NJ
Thu. 11/13; 6:30 p.m. - Dogfish Dinner at Ruth's Chris ($80 for five courses paired with Dogfish Head's 60 Minute IPA, Indian Brown Ale, Punkin Ale, Sixty-One, and 120 Minute IPA.)

Reading, Pa.
Sat. 11/15; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Brewphoria at Canal Street Pub & Restaurant ($40 for live music, all-session-buffet, and exceptional craft beers.)

Voorhees, NJ
Fri. 11/14; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Winter Warmer Beer Release at Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery ($PAYG for the release of our most popular spiced beer, a medium-bodied dark ale finished with classic winter spices and served in a cinnamon rimmed glass.)

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 11/14 - Friday Night Sampling at Beer Yard (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Goose Island.)

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 11/14; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beer from Penn Brewing Company.)



Thursday, November 06, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: November 6 - November 12

Did you vote for another term of good beer on Election Day this week? Well, here you go. Another week's worth of events around the greater Philadelphia region. Enjoy!

When you plan for 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.

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 11/6; 5 p.m. - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works($PAYG as 100% of cask-conditioned sales will be donated to The Seed Farm.)

Conshohocken, Pa.
Tue. 11/11; 7 p.m. - Round Guys Tap Takeover at Guppy's ($PAYG for Round Guys' Amateur Hour, Dead Souls, Kiss Off IPA, and Fear of a Brett Planet.)

Croydon, Pa.
Fri. 11/7; 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. - Movie Night at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company ($PAYG for a night of beer and a movie with a charitable tie-in to Blind Dog Rescue Alliance, Inc.)

Downingtown, Pa.
Fri. 11/7; 5 p.m. - Happy Firkin Birthday, DirtWolf! at Victory Brewing Company ($PAYG for the tapping of several firkins of DirtWolf to celebrate its first birthday.)

Ewing, NJ
Fri. 11/7; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Hipp-O-Lantern Firkin Tapping at The Firkin Tavern ($PAYG for a specialty Hipp-O-Lantern firkin aged with bourbon oak chips and Madagascar Vanilla beans.)

Harrisburg, Pa.
Fri. 11/7; 7 p.m. - Firkin Friday at Federal Taphouse ($PAYG a freshly-tapped firking of Tröegs Blizzard Of Hops.)

Hershey, Pa.
Fri. 11/7; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Autos & Ales at AACA Museum ($15-$45 for beers, cigars, and magaritas served amongst antique cars, trucks, motorcycles, memorabilia, and live music.)

Horsham, Pa.
Fri. 11/7; 12 p.m. - Abbatia Octo 8 Tapping at Iron Abbey ($PAYG for a limited time tapping of the Iron Abbey Octo 8.)
Fri. 11/7; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Complimentary Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey ($Free tasting samples of Heavy Seas' Loose Cannon, Small Craft Warning, Peg Leg, Great'er Pumpkin, and Winter Storm.)
Wed. 11/12; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Russian River Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey ($70 for a five-course meal served with Russian River's Temptation, Supplication, Sanctification, Blind Pig IPA, and Consecration.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Sun. 11/9; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. - Wacker Brewing Launch at Pour ($30 for Wacker Kölsch and Dunkel on tap, sausages to munch on, historic photos, and live entertainment. A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will be donated to LancasterHistory.org.)
Tue. 11/11; 6 p.m. - Fall Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery ($65 for a five-course meal paired with Munich Helles, Orchard Hill Apple Ale, Hefeweizen, Rauchtoberfest, and Cowabunga Porter.)

Maple Shade, NJ
Wed. 11/12; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Cerberus II Beer Release at Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery ($PAYG for a collaboration brewed by our General Manager, Head Chef, and Head Brewer, a dark, rich oatmeal stout brewed with New Jersey oyster shells. A portion of the sales will benefit The Animal Orphanage of Voorhees.)

Medford, NJ
Mon. 11/10; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - East Meets West Beer Dinner at Ott's ($55 for four courses paired with four beers each from Dogfish Head and Stone breweries.)

Newark, Del.
Thu. 11/6; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Embrace the Darkness Beer Release at Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery ($PAYG to get a taste of the darkness with this dual dark beer release and a special feature menu with enlightened food pairings.)

Paoli, Pa.
Thu. 11/6; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Ithaca Box of Hops Happy Hour at TJ's ($PAYG for a lineup of special beers from Ithaca Brewing in New York.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 11/6; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - American Craft Brews at Philly Beer School ($47.98 to sample the extraordinary beers that highlight the differences between East Coast and West Coast brewing styles.)
Thu. 11/6; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Om Nom Nom Beer Release at Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery ($PAYG for an "oatmeal cookie in a glass", brewed with oats, cinnamon, whole vanilla beans, and 5 pounds per barrel of pureed raisins. Bourbon Barrel Om Nom Nom also on tap.)
Fri. 11/7; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Tasting at Bell Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Bell's.)
Fri. 11/7; 7 p.m. - First Friday at The Institute ($PAYG for some Lancaster brews early on Friday in anticipation of the CBX the following day. On the 2nd floor, King Julian will be stomping with the rest of his Bluegrass minions.)
Sat. 11/8; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. - Craft Beer Express at 12 beer destinations ($10 for the bus and $PAYG at each location. See website for all the event details.)
Sun. 11/9; 2 p.m. - Chili Cook Off at The Cambridge ($PAYG for prizes, pumpkin beers, and tons of chili.)
Sun. 11/9 - The DuClaw Big A$@ Brunch at City Tap House ($PAYG for four High Gravity BIG beers on tap complimented by GIANT-sized brunch items.)
Tue. 11/11; 11 a.m. - 4th Anniversary at Khyber Pass Pub ($PAYG to celebrate the rebirth/makeover of a Philadelphia landmark.)
Wed. 11/12; 7 p.m. - Port Brewing & Lost Abbey Night at Local 44 ($PAYG for beer from two of our favorite Left Coast breweries and awesome SoCal food specials whipped up by Chef Justin Bennett.)
Wed. 11/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Flavas at Han Dynasty-Old City ($55 for 20 courses, 16 beers, 36 flavas, and free doo-rags.)

Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 11/7; 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.)

Pottstown, Pa.
Sun. 11/9; 7 a.m. - Sly Fox Cyclocross Race at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG as the course wraps around an outdoor Sly Fox beer garden, spectators can heckle racers at the top of the run up out of the Fox Hole, and then run across the beer garden to catch them going across the Sly Fox keg barriers. Sly Fox will be providing their regular food menu so you can make a day out of it.)

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 11/7; 5 p.m. - Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House ($PAYG for a night of beers from Evolution Brewing.)

Wayne, Pa.
Thu. 11/6 - Lew Bryson Book Signing at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for a big night of whiskey, Lew, his new whiskey tasting book, and likely the requisite pairing menu from Teresa's Next Door.)
Fri. 11/7 - Friday Night Sampling at Beer Yard (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Long Trail.)

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 11/7; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Marzipan Beer Release at Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery ($PAYG for the first ever release of this decadent oatmeal brown ale brewed with toasted almonds and honey.)
Fri. 11/7; 6 p.m. - Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beer from Tröegs.)

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 11/1 through Sat. 11/8 - Wilmington Beer Week at quality beer destinations (See website for complete and up-to-date listing of events.)
Fri. 11/7; 6 p.m. - Night of the Czar at Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery ($PAYG for the release of four Russian Stouts and a special guest beer from North Coast Brewing Company.)