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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Beer Calendar: What To Do in May 2015

Below you'll find the "calm" before the storm. That's right, 28 days of normal beer event humdrum around the Philly region. Just a hundred or so events of varying magnitude. Then Philly Beer Week lands on May 29 as the Hammer Of Glory kicks things off with a dozen events as it traverses the city all day long before landing at Opening Tap, this year being held at the 23rd Street Armory.

As in the past, I won't even attempt to fill this calendar with PBW events. Rather, head on over to PhillyBeerWeek.org and stay current with their apps and whatnot. If I get around to it, I may even do one of those famed spreadsheets that so many of you have clamored for in the past. Time will tell.

In the meantime, my book Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic lands in May after more than a year in waiting. There'll be events and lots of me trumpeting its arrival. For now, head on over to the publisher's website where you can find a series of links to online sites, such as Amazon, where you can find the book for sale/pre-sale. Brick-and-mortar stores, too, will be carrying the book.

Finally, all you homebrewers probably know about the AHA Big Brew Day on May 2. If you didn't, now you do. Get planning!

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. 5/1 - First Friday: Saucony Creek Tap Takeover at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 5/2 - Detox, Retox at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $20)
Sun. 5/3 - Victory Lap Broad Street Run Party at Lo Spiedo in Philadelphia, Pa. (10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 5/3 - A Tribe Called Brunch Vol. 2 at McCrossen's in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 5/3 - Spring Festival Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 5/4 - May The Fourth Be With You at Standard Tap in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 5/4 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Lagunitas) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/8 - Left Hand Tap Takeover and Sampling at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/8 through Sun. 5/10 - Bocks & Brats at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 5/9 - IPA Block Party at Hawthornes in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 5/11 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Port/Lost Abbey) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 5/16 - Grey Lodge Beer Garden at Mayfair May Fair in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/16 - Wheat Beer Fest at Point Breeze Pop-Up in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/21 - Yards 20th Anniversary Party at Dawson Street Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/22 - Free Will Tap Takeover at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/29 through Sun. Jun. 7 - Philly Beer Week at various establishments all around Philadelphia, Pa. (See website for up-to-date listings of nearly 1,000 events at over 200 establishments.)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 5/2 - Alpine and Russian River at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. ($PAYG)
Tue. 5/5 - Liberation Day at The Churchville Inn in Churchville, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/7 - Victory Tap Takeover at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/7 - Two Roads Brewing at Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 5/12 through Sat. 5/16 - 60th Anniversary Celebration at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 5/13 - Introducing Levante Brewing at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 5/15 - Second Rising Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/15 - Barrel-Aged Wee Heavy Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/20 - Alpine Brewing and Green Flash at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 5/21 - Penn Brewing Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/27 - Dominion and Beer at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/27 - The Tappening 2 at Fingers Wings and Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/28 - La Flama Blanca vs. Golden Child Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 4/24 through Sat. 5/2 - Harrisburg Beer Week at various establishments around Harrisburg, Pa. (See website for all event details as HBW comes to a close this coming Saturday.)
Fri. 5/1 - Ballast Point Tapping at The Drafting Room in Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/1 - Lei Day Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/1 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Hardywood) at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $10-$12)
Fri. 5/1 - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/1 - Flying Fish Sampling at Exton Beverage in Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 5/1 - First Friday Firkin at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/1 - Bridge St. Bock Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/2 - Bourbon Flav, Barrel-Aged Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/2 - Spring At The Farm at Beach Plum Farm in Cape May, NJ (11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 5/3 - Bock Fest and Goat Race at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. (11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 5/3 - Cinco de Stone de Tres at Union Jack's on the Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 5/6 - Brewer's Choice For Charity at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 5/7 - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/8 - Diplomat Dunkel Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/8 - Golden Ram IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/8 - Brooklyn Brewery Tasting at Exton Beverage in Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 5/9 - Spring Fest at Argilla Brewing Company in Newark, Del. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/9 - Wyndridge Farm Brewery Tasting at Exton Beverage in Exton, Pa. (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 5/14 - Belgiumfest at Bistro on Bridge in Phoenixville, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/15 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/15 - Flying Fish Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/15 - Kona Sampling at Exton Beverage in Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 5/16 - Tap Takeover with Stone at Isaac Newton’s in Newtown, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 5/21 - River Horse Tap Takeover at Fenix in Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 5/22 - Susquehanna Brewing Sampling at Exton Beverage in Exton, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 5/28 - Two Brothers at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 5/30 - Taps, Tunes, & Trucks at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. (11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 5/30 - Made In America Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Fri. 5/1 through Sun. 5/3 - Louisiana Crawfish Boil at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.-11 p.m.; $35)
Sat. 5/2 - JDRF Fundraiser with Harpoon at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $50)
Sat. 5/2 - Maifest VIP at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $100)
Sat. 5/9 - Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Fest at Canstatter's in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$45)
Sat. 5/9 through Sat. 6/27 (weekly on Saturdays) - Brewing Program at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-1 p.m.; $549.99)
Tue. 5/19 - Philly Beer Scene Awards at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $50)
Sat. 6/27 - Beer and Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $56.98)
Sat. 5/30 - International Great Beer Expo at Philadelphia Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$85)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 5/9 - Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers Festival at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $5-$45)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 5/2 - Washington Crossing Brewfest at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; $10-$40)
Sat. 5/2 - Art of the Brew Beer Fest at Hamburg Field House in Hamburg, Pa. (2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$45)
Thu. 5/7 - Brewers Pizza Night at Argilla Brewing Company in Newark, Del. (6 p.m.; $35)
Sat. 5/9 - Yardley Brew Fest along the Delaware River in Yardley, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$75)
Sat. 5/9 - BrewFest at Mount Hope Estate & Winery in Mount Hope, Pa. (11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $25-$50)
Sat. 5/9 - Boone's Beerfest at Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro, Pa. (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $15-$45)
Sat. 5/9 - Pints for Pets at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona, Pa. (1 p.m.-4 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $35-$40)
Sun. 5/10 - Mother’s Day Brunch at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $25 for adults and $12 for children)
Wed. 5/13 through Sun. May 17 - MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival at various locations around Delaware, as well as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland ($Varies)
Thu. 5/14 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. (6 p.m.; $40)
Fri. 5/15 - Craft Beer Series: Ballast Point & Great Divide at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70)
Sat. 5/16 - Beer and Yoga at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; $30)
Sat. 5/16 - Schuylkill County Brew Fest at Frackville Elks in Frackville, Pa. (2 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $35)
Sat. 5/16 - BBQ and Port and Lost Abbey Brewing at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. (3 p.m.; $21)
Sat. 5/16 - Brew Kids On The Block at York Fairgrounds in York, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $15-$30)
Sun. 5/17 - Victory Run for Ryan at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $40)
Mon. 5/18 - Evolution Beer Dinner at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. (5:30 p.m.; $28.50)
Sat. 5/23 - Dogs & Brews at Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$75)
Sat. 5/30 - PBS39 Brewfest at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $5-$60)
Sat. 5/30 - Saturday Brew Review (Flying Fish) at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)




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