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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Beer Calendar: What To Do in April 2015

Time to get outside and play kids. No excuses. The calendar says April and your beer glass is empty. Go fill it up at any of the following events that are sure to help you usher in spring in grand fashion.

Plus, farther abroad, Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week does its thing from April 17-26, Harrisburg Beer Week has its own party from April 24-May 2, and Ommegang BCTC tickets go on sale April 1.

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
Wed. 4/1 - 7th Anniversary Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/1 - Smuttynose Presents Smuttlabs Daily Lab at Jose Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/1 - Get Lost (Abbey!) Sacred-ish Ales at The Belgian Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:07 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/3 - First Friday Release Party: Firestone Walker/Neshaminy Brewing at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/4 - Quad Day at The Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/4 - Jack & The Beer Stalk Bunch at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/4 - Split Thy Skull at Tattooed Mom's in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 4/6 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Lancaster) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 4/6 - Jack's Abby Brewing Launch at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 4/7 - PBW Announcement Party at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/8 - Two Roads Brewing Launch at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/8 - St. Benjamin Tap Takeover at Birra in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/8 - Philly Beer Scene Award Voting Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/9 - An Evening with the Finest Ladies in Beer (oh and Allagash and Dogfish Head) at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 - New Holland Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 - Lust Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/11 - Great Philadelphia Firkin Stroll at Kite & Key, City Tap House (Logan), Jose Pistola's, Strangeloves, and Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 4/13 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Flying Fish) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 4/14 - Philly Beer Scene Award Voting Party at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/15 - Hooligan Hour at The Dandelion in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/16 - PA Breweries Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/17 - Boulevard Smokestack Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/18 - Beer Garden Grand Re-Opening and Seventh Anniversary Beer Bash at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/18 - Dogfish Head Record Store Day Party at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 4/20 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Founders) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 4/21 - Long Trail Earth Day at The Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 4/21 - Tuesday Tapping (Lagunitas) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/22 - Long Trail Earth Day at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/24 - Yards ArBrew Day at The Grey Lodge in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/24 - North Coast Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/25 - Craft Expo at Cottman Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free admission + $PAYG)
Mon. 4/27 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Otter Creek) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 4/28 - Tuesday Tapping (Maine) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/30 - Long Trail Keep the Pint Night at Revolution House in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $20)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 4/1 - April Fools Tap Takeover at Fingers Wings & Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - Pour It Forward at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - Neshaminy Creek and Free Will at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - Starr Hill Sampling at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - First Thursday Tasting at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 4/7 - Session Beer Day at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/9 - Philly Beer Scene Throwdown at Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/9 - Ship Bottom Takeover at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 - Sly Fox Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 4/10 - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 - Lagunitas has a Hillbilly side at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 4/11 - One Year Anniversary Party at Conshohocken Brewing Company in Conshohocken, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 4/12 - 3rd Anniversary Party at Forest & Main in Ambler, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 4/13 - Jack's Abby at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 4/14 - Summit Brewing Night at Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/16 - Lagunitas Day After Tax Day Takeover at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/17 - Philadelphia Brewing Tap Takeover at Pizzeria Uno in Deptford, NJ (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/17 - Weyerbacher Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 4/17 - Full Nelson Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/23 - Evo Tasting at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/24 - Boulevard/Duvel Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 4/1 - Brewer's Choice For Charity at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 4/1 - 886 Minutes of Continual Hops at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ ($PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/2 - Victory Tap Takeover at Blend Bar & Bistro in Hamilton Twp, NJ (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/3 - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/3 - Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. (3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/3 - Beer Sampling (Kona) at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 4/3 - First Friday Firkin at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/3 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Boulevard) at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/4 - Easter Hopfest at Union Jack's on the Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. (11:45 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/10 & Sat. 4/11 - Cask Ale Festival at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 4/11 - Free Will and Tiny Miracles at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. ($20)
Thu. 4/16 - Tap Takeover with Jack's Abby at Isaac Newton’s in Newtown, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 4/16 - Yards Preview at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/17 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/17 through Wed. 4/22 - SRT Spree along the Schuylkill River Trail for the length of the Schuykill River ($PAYG)
Sat. 4/18 - Dogfish Head at Two Stones Pub in Newark, Del. ($PAYG)
Sun. 4/19 - Cards Against Humanity with NJ Girls Pint Out at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing, NJ (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $15)
Thu. 4/23 - Tis the Saison Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. (4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 4/24 - Victory Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/25 - 5th Anniversary Celebration at Station Taproom in Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 4/25 - Delaware on the Deck at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Wed. 4/8 - 7 Deadly Sins Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $70)
Thu. 4/9 - Lunch with Phil Markowski at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $50)
Mon. 4/13 - The Inagural Taco & Beer Pairing 6 Course Dinner Extravaganza at Sancho Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $50)
Sat. 4/18 and Sat. 4/25 - Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $47.98)
Sun. 4/19 - Philadelphia Real Ale Invitational at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $50-$60)
Sat. 4/25 - Fruit Beer & Cider Festival at The Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $40-$55)
Sat. 4/25 - Craft Brew Fest at Manayunk Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$65)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 4/9 - Game of Thrones Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60)
Sat. 4/11 - Ardmore Beer Hall at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $40)
Tue. 4/21 - Spring Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. (7 p.m.; $85)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 4/2 - Meeting of the Malts IV at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5:30 p.m.; $35-$125)
Thu. 4/2 - Craft Beer Series: Bell's & Canoe Ridge Wines at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70)
Fri. 4/3 - Craft Beer Series: Stone & Lagunitas at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70)
Sat. 4/11 - Firkin Fest on Seminary Ridge at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.)
Sat. 4/11 - Taming of the Brew at Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg, Pa. (7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $30-$60)
Sun. 4/12 - Head to Tail Dinner at Station Taproom in Downingtown, Pa. (6 p.m.; $100)
Tue. 4/14 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $30)
Thu. 4/16 - Nibble. Sip. Devour. A Spirited Evening at Nectar in Berwyn, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $125)
Thu. 4/16 - Tröegs Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn in Yardley, Pa. (7 p.m.; $65)
Sat. 4/18 - Brew to Brew 10k+ at Fegley's Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (8 a.m.; $45-$130)
Sat. 4/18 - Electric City Craft Brew Fest at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pa. (12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; $29-$49)
Sat. 4/18 - Reading Craft Beer Festival at Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$65)
Sat. 4/18 - Dewey Beach Brewfest at Gary's Dewey Beach Grill in Dewey Beach, Del. (1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $28-$35)
Sat. 4/18 - Saturday Brew Review (Victory) at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 4/18 - America On Tap at Robbinsville Field House & Expo Center in Robbinsville, NJ. (2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.; $35-$40)
Sat. 4/18 - Bottoms Up For Prostate Cancer at Desmond Hotel in Malvern, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60-$209)
Sat. 4/18 - IPA Brew Fest at Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35)
Sun. 4/19 - A Run To The Taproom at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ. (9:30 a.m.; $40)
Tue. 4/21 - Beer & Chocolate Pairing at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $40)
Thu. 4/23 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $40)
Thu. 4/23 - Harvest Beer Dinner at Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grill in Harrisburg, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $TBA.)
Sat. 4/25 - McCoole's Beer Festival at McCoole's Arts & Events in Quakertown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $15-$60)
Sat. 4/25 - PA Flavor at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$75)




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