I forgot to release this from draft to scheduled mode while away in that great beer land of Belgium. Hope you're all having a blast back home and, if not, here are some suggestions beginning, well, yesterday through next Wednesday.
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.
Atlantic City, NJ
Fri. 2/6; 6:30 p.m. - Cape May Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Ruth's Chris ($65 for an exclusive four-course dinner with four perfectly paired beers from Cape May Brewing Company.)
Thu. 2/5; 5 p.m. - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works ($PAYG as 100% of proceeds from select cask sales will be donated to Miller-Keystone Blood Center.)
Fri. 2/6; 6 p.m. - Tap Takeover at Uno Chicago Grill ($PAYG for a lineup of beers, including a firkin, from Forgotten Boardwalk.)
Fri. 2/6; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Barrel-aged Series at River Horse Brewing Company ($45 for two 12-oz. pours, a souvenir glass, and one big bottle to take home at the end of the night.)
Fri. 2/6; 5 p.m. - HopSlam Tapping at The Drafting Room ($PAYG as the annual Bell's HopSlam is tapped along with Tröegs Nugget Nectar.)
Thu. 2/5; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Tröegsuary at McGrath's ($PAYG for 10 Tröegs taps including seasonal, limited, and year-round brews plus a firkin of Nugget Nectar.)
Wed. 2/11; 7 p.m. - Wine vs. Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey ($65 for five-course meal served with five beers pitted against five wines.)
Thu. 2/5; 5 p.m. - Bell's Brewery Tap Takeover at CJ's Doghouse ($PAYG for many of Bell's favorite beers on tap including HopSlam.)
Fri. 2/6; 3 p.m. - Blind Tasting at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. ($23 for a blind tasting of three styles of beer — Belgian Quads, Imperial IPAs, and Barrel-aged beers.)
Fri. 2/6; 6:30 p.m. - Victory Beer Dinner at Greenfield Restaurant & Bar ($57 for a five-course meal paired with Mad King Weiss, Prima Pils, Anniversary 19 Session IPA, Earth & Flame, and Golden Monkey.)
Tue. 2/10; 5 p.m. - 19 Years of Victory Beers at The Fridge ($PAYG as Victory Brewing's Founder/Owner Bill Covaleski visits for a full tap takeover to celebrate the brewery's 19th anniversary.)
Fri. 2/6; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - Tröegs Night at Blue Dog Pub ($PAYG for a huge lineup of Tröegs beers including Nugget Nectar and Impending Decent.)
Thu. 2/5; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Ithaca Event at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for tappings of a Flower Power cask, Creeker DIPA, and more.)
Fri. 2/6; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Polar Bear Plunge Outdoor Patio Party at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the annual outdoor party featuring a firkin of Russian Imperial Stout.)
Fri. 2/6; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Beer Tasting at Craft Beer Outlet ($Free tasting samples of beers from Philadelphia Brewing Company.)
Fri. 2/6; 7 p.m. - Do Good Brewery Release Party at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for beers from Do Good Brewing, live jazz music, and late night DJ.)
Fri. 2/6; 5:30 p.m. - The Philly 0.0 at Victory Beer Hall ($28-$35 as runners and non-runners join together in the middle of winter to enjoy the best part of any running event, the post-race festivities.)
Sat. 2/7; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Beer & Brewing 101 at Philly Beer School ($39.98 for an introduction to how beer is made, major beer styles, and brewing history. Eight different brews will be sampled.)
Sat. 2/7; 4 p.m. - One Year Anniversary at Madira ($PAYG for a Stone Brewing tap takeover, with several of their special brews to be had all night long in addition to a special 3-piece sampler to reflect our unique take on Indian cuisine.)
Sun. 2/8; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. - Band of Brewers at World Cafe Live ($20 + $PAYG as nine bands face off in an afternoon of musical competition, local beers, and food available for purchase.)
Sun. 2/8 through Sat. 2/14 - Ballast Point Tasting Menu at Beast and Ale ($28 for a three-course menu paired with Ballast Point's Big Eye IPA, Sculpin IPA, and Dorado Double IPA.)
Tue. 2/10; 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for Lagunitas' Brown Shugga, a 9.99% ABV hoppy strong ale.)
Wed. 2/11; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Suds Sessions Beer Dinner at Kings Oak ($35 for an educational and fun experience in our cozy fireside lounge with four courses of food and ciders from Woodchuck.)
Phoenixville & Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 2/6; 11:30 a.m. - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel that pours until the keg kicks.)
Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Thu. 2/5; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - First Thursday Tasting at Whole Foods ($Free tastings of beers from Yards Brewing Company.)
Fri. 2/6; 5 p.m. - Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House ($PAYG for a special lineup of dark beers from Duck-Rabbit.)
Thu. 2/5 - New Stuff from Sierra Nevada at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG to get to know the new side of Sierra.)
Sat. 2/7 - Summit is Back at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for a firkin or two, a barrel-aged beer, and some other fun treats to help forget the cold.)
West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 2/6; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. - Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Yards.)
Tue. 2/10 - River Horse Brewery and Wine Dinner at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70 for five courses of food paired with beers from River Horse and wines TBA.)
Sat. 2/7; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. - Hibrewnation at Memorial Hall-York Expo ($20-$55 for 80+ hand-selected craft brews and a few spirits.)
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