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Friday, January 02, 2015

Beer Calendar: What To Do in January 2015

Annnnd, just like that, it's 2015. The holidays are behind us, are you relieved? The raging parties of New Year's Eve have (presumably) subsided by now, have you recovered? 2014 was a rough year in terms of politics, policing, and conflict but another banner (if not crowded) year for great beer. Let's hope for, and more importantly work toward, a more peaceful world in 2015. Maybe a few good beer sessions would help.

To that end, I present for your review the January 2015 beer events calendar around the greater Philadelphia region. Always a bit tricky capturing a full list in January given that the planners are a bit sluggish coming off the hectic holiday season. Hope to see some of you along the way out there.

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
Fri. 1/2 - Terrapin Tap Takeover @Jon's Bar & Grille in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/3 - Bell's Brewery @Sancho Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/4 - Founders re-introduces Black Rye @City Tap House (University City) in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/4 - Evolution Brewery @Sancho Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/6 - Drinkin' Lost Abbey with Adam @Jose Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/7 - Firkin Event @Standard Tap in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/13 - Ninkasi Tap Takeover @Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/16 - Lappy New Beer – American Saison @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/17 - The Trouble with Trippels @Johnny Brendas in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/17 - Ben Franklins Birthday with Victory Brewing @Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/20 - 120 on 1/20 @The Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (10 a.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/21 - Bella Vista Beer Night @The Trestle Inn in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/21 - An Introduction to Sour Beers @Bainbridge Street Barrel House in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/22 - Winter Beer Night @Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/22 - Knee Deep Philly Launch Party @Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/30 - Friday Night Sampling @Trolley Car Diner in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/30 - Manayunk Lager Night @The Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 1/8 - Starr Hill Sampling @Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/9 - Iron Brewer Beer Release @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/10 - Winner's Circle Grand Multi-Tap Release @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. (2 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/10 - Goose Island Raffle @Capone's in Norristown, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 1/16 - A Bunch of Arrogant Bastards @Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 1/20 - 120 on 1/20 @Uno Chicago Grill in Maple Shade, NJ (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/24 - Peanut Butter Porter Beer Release @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. (1 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/30 - Luca Brasi Beer Release @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/31 - Superbowl Saturday VII @Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 1/2 - First Firkin Friday @Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company in Cherry Hill, NJ (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/2 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Saucony Creek) @Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/5 - Full Moon Firkin @Tröegs in Hershey, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 1/7 - Charity Cask Night (January's beer: TBA) @Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/8 - Russian Imperial Stout Beer Release @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/8 - Charity Cask Night (January's beer: TBA) @Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/9 - Friday Night Tasting (Evil Genius) @Exton Beverage in Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 1/9 - Tap Takeover @Uno Chicago Grill in Deptford, NJ (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/9 - Russian Imperial Stout Beer Release @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/9 - Dirt Rye’der IPA Beer Release @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/13 - Saison Vautour bottle release @McKenzie Brew House in Malvern, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/15 - Titus 2XIPA Beer Release @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/15 - Tap Takeover @5 West Pub in Cape May, NJ (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/16 - New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA Release Party @World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. (7:30 p.m.; $5 + $PAYG)
Fri. 1/23 - Friday Night Tasting (Susquehanna) @Exton Beverage in Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 1/24 - Eclipse Vertical Tasting @The Drafting Room in Exton, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/24 - Peanut Butter Beer Blowout @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/24 - British Invasion Multi-Tap Release @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/24 - Belgium Comes To West Chester @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. (1 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/24 - Winter Beerfest @Geraghty's Pub in Burlington, NJ (2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/24 - Robert Burns Birthday Celebration @Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/25 - Donate Life Charity Fundraiser @Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company in Cherry Hill, NJ (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/30 - Beer Sampling (Victory) @Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 1/31 - Russian River Tap Takeover @Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sun. 1/4 - Beer & Brewing 101 @Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $39.98)
Fri. 1/9 and Sat. 1/10 - Big Philly Beerfest @The Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-11 p.m.; $20-$75)
Wed. 1/14 - Suds Sessions @Kings Oak in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35)
Wed. 1/21 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting @World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $40)
Wed. 1/21 - Suds Sessions @Kings Oak in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35)
Sat. 1/24 - 8 Beers to Try before You Die @Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $39.98)
Wed. 1/28 - Suds Sessions @Kings Oak in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Mon. 1/5 - Cigar & Beer Dinner @Dog & Bull in Croydon, Pa. (7 p.m.; $50)
Wed. 1/21 - Beer & Food Pairing Dinner @Southern Cross Kitchen in Conshohocken, Pa. (7 p.m.; $70)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 1/13 - Iron Thrones Beer Dinner @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. (7 p.m.; $75)
Thu. 1/15 - Taste of Phoenixville @Phoenixville Foundry in Phoenixville, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $90-$100)
Sat. 1/17 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Pairing @Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg, Pa. (3 p.m.; $25-$30)
Wed. 1/21 - Lost Abbey Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60)
Thu. 1/22 - Meeting of the Malts III @Priory Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa. (5 p.m.; $20-$90)
Sat. 1/24 - Goose Island Beer Dinner @The Horse Tavern in Sellersville, Pa. (7 p.m.; $35)
Sun. 1/25 - Beef & Beer @South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $35)
Mon. 1/26 - Beer Dinner @Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. (5:30 p.m.; $27.50)
Tue. 1/27 - Atwater Beer Dinner @The Horse Tavern in Sellersville, Pa. (7 p.m.; $35)
Tue. 1/27 - Beer & Dinner Tasting Menu @Warehouse Gourmet Bistro & Brewpub in Hanover, Pa. ($65)
Sat. 1/31 - Winterfest @The Horse Tavern in Sellersville, Pa. (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $25-$30)




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