Am I getting better about tracking down more events, or are more events being scheduled as this thing called beer gets bigger?! Around 40 events in the next seven days. Just reading this should work up a thirst. Go get 'em kids.
As you review beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. As always, they 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.
Fri. 3/6; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Yards Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($Free tasting samples of beers from Yards.)
Thu. 3/5; 5 p.m. - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works ($PAYG as 100% of cask proceeds will be donated to The Center for Animal Health & Welfare.)
Fri. 3/6; 5 p.m. - First Friday Firkin at Victory Brewing Company ($PAYG for Donnybrook Stout that’s been spiced with vanilla beans.)
Sat. 3/7; 12 p.m. - The Stars of Craft Beer Fest at State Theatre ($10-$55 for over 60 craft beers, food samples, vendors, and great music in an intimate setting — plus get exclusive time to chat with the brewers.)
Thu. 3/5; 11 a.m. - Full Moon Firkin at Tröegs Brewing Company ($PAYG for special firkins to coincide with the Full Moon.)
Wed. 3/11; 7 p.m. - Maryland Breweries Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey ($60 for ten beers from Heavy Seas and DuClaw served with five courses of food.)
Tue. 3/10; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - Girls Night With Firestone Walker at CJ's Doghouse ($PAYG to get the girls together and enjoy a fantastic line-up of great beers and small snacks.)
Sat. 3/7; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. - 3rd Anniversary Party at Round Guys ($15 for an outdoor tented block party, corn hole tournament, silent disco, games and raffles, food from Jess’s BBQ, and lots of beer from Round Guys.)
Mon. 3/9 through Sat. 3/14 - 5th Anniversary at Bulls Head Public House ($PAYG for daily special beers and door prizes.)
Maple Shade, NJ
Fri. 3/6 - Cape May Tap Takeover at Uno Chicago Grill ($PAYG for nearly a dozen Cape May kegs being tapped all day long.)
Sat. 3/7; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Barrels, Bourbon, and Bugs at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for a collection of wild and bourbon-aged beers from Iron Hill.)
Thu. 3/5; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Prism Event at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for Prism's Shady Blonde and Felony IPA.)
Fri. 3/6; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Firkin Friday at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the Belgian IPA in a firkin.)
Tue. 3/10; 6 p.m. - Weyerbacher Beer Dinner at Savory Grille ($75 for a six-course meal served with Verboten, Imperial Pumpkin, Reserva, Merry Monks, Double Simcoe, and Tiny.)
Sat. 3/7; 10 a.m. - Russian River Pliny the Younger Draft Event at Capone's ($PAYG for the one you've all been waiting for.)
Mon. 3/2 through Tue. 3/31 - March Madness at Varga Bar ($PAYG throughout the month as Varga hosts special events with featured local breweries facing off against each other culminating in a finals match on Tuesday, March 31.)
Thu. 3/5; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - St. Benjamin Meet the Brewers Keep the Glass at Hop Angel Brauhaus ($PAYG to drink St. Benjamin Le Bon Bock and meet owners/brewers Tim and Christina.)
Thu. 3/5; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Olde Cask Imports Launch Party at The Victoria Freehouse ($PAYG casks of Black Tongue Double Black IPA from Signature, Revelation Ale from Dark Horse, Postman's Knock from Hobsons, and Siberia Rhubarb Saison from Ilkley.)
Thu. 3/5; 7 p.m. - Weyerbacher Tap Takeover at Dawson Street Pub ($PAYG for a night of Weyerbacher beers.)
Fri. 3/6; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Beer + Art Show with Forest & Main at Indy Hall ($Free for a night of beer-related art by Daniel Endicott of Forest & Main and free samples of beer.)
Fri. 3/6; 6 p.m. - Manayunk Grand Cru bottle release party at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for Grand Cru in bottles and on draft.)
Sat. 3/7; 11 a.m. - Hop Brunch at City Tap House-Logan ($PAYG for an indulgent brunch with Bell's Hopslam, Tröegs Nugget Nectar, DuClaw Hop Continuum #1, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Ithaca Flower Power, Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter and more.)
Sat. 3/7; 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. - Philly Craft Beer Festival at Philadelphia Navy Yard ($10-$75 for more than 75 of the best craft breweries from around the block, around the country, and around the globe.)
Sat. 3/7; 2 p.m. - Weyerbacher: Some Things Old, Some Things Nouveau at U-Bahn ($PAYG for a mix of old and new, fresh and aged, featuring some very cool limited offerings.)
Sat. 3/7; 2 p.m. - Boulevard 7 on 7 at Brü Craft & Wurst ($PAYG for some rare and limited drafts.)
Sun. 3/8; 11 a.m. - Pliny Time at City Tap House-University City ($10 per glass, one glass per person, first come first served.)
Sun. 3/8; 5:30 p.m. - The Brewer's Plate at Kimmel Center ($59-$99 for Philadelphia's premier local beer and food pairing festival that brings together our region's outstanding chefs, farmers, food artisans, brewers, distillers, and winemakers.)
Mon. 3/9; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beer from Stoudts.)
Tue. 3/10; 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for Knee Deep's Simtra, Citra, and Hoptologist.)
Tue. 3/10 - Brooklyn Beer Dinner at Dos Segundos Cantina ($65 for five plates and five beers from Brooklyn including 2011 Monster Ale and Cuvee La Boite as well as other tried and true favorites.)
Wed. 3/11; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Beer & Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School ($47.98 for a class on beer and cheese pairings.)
Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 3/6; 11:30 a.m. - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel that pours on the first Friday of each month until the keg kicks.)
Sat. 3/7; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. - Pre-St. Patty's Day Pub Crawl at 8 bars ($PAYG for beer specials along the way.)
Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Thu. 3/5; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - First Thursday Tasting at Whole Foods ($Free tasting samples of local beers with small bites of food.)
Tue. 3/10; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - River Horse Tap Takeover at Alchemist & Barrister ($PAYG for several River Horse beers on tap, including Baltic Porter, Oatmeal Milk Stout, and IPA.)
Fri. 3/6; 5 p.m. - Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House ($PAYG for Celtic-themed beers.)
West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 3/5; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Craft Beer Series: Founders & Sebastiani Wines at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen ($70 to explore how both craft beer and wine pair with dinner.)
Fri. 3/6; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Straub Brewing Company.)