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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Beer Calendar: What To Do in November 2015

Did you miss me? Somehow I took October off — completed unplanned and rather accidental — and didn't publish a monthly calendar. Thanks to those of you that noticed and expressed concern. I must've been still hungover from celebrating the ten years of The Brew Lounge.

But, the events actually did carry on nonetheless. And now I'm back with a November docket that should keep you busy for a while. Noteworthy on the local Philly scene is the preparation for the 2016 Philly Beer Week collaboration beer brewing trip to Europe. Check out the details at PhillyBeerWeek.org for all the details and entry form to win. What do they say "you can't win if you don't play" or "someone's got to win"? Last year, that someone was me, so I can vouch for both those marketing slogans!

Sales of my new book Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic continue to hum along quite nicely. I've been on the road recently in Baltimore showing and selling the book. It's now that perfect gift-giving time of year, so don't forget your beer reading needs on the gift lists! Watch for me to pop up at Heavy Seas in Baltimore in December where they'll have custom-brewed beer per my specs pouring during my book signing event.

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. Brick-and-mortar stores, too, are carrying the book so look for it at your local Barnes & Noble, for example.

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
Sun. 11/1 - Eagles Bye Week Tailgate...Nitrovember with Left Hand at Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 11/2 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Two Roads) at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 11/2 - Sweetwater Happy Hour at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 11/3 - Craft Beer Tuesday (Weyerbacher) at Grace Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 11/3 - Tuesday Tapping (Bell's) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 11/4 - Dock Street Beer Ain't Nothing To Funk With Release Party at Dock Street Brewery in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/5 - 3rd Anniversary Party at Bainbridge Street Barrel House in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/6 - First Friday (Evil Genius) at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 11/7 - Fall Festival Block Party at Hawthornes in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 11/7 - GTV Almrausch Oktoberfest at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-11 p.m.; $10-$12)
Sun. 11/8 - Chili Cook Off at The Cambridge in Philadelphia, Pa. (3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 11/8 - The Pre-Eagles Tailgate with Terrapin..."The Assistant Tailgate to the 2SP Tailgate" at Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 11/8 - Eagles Tailgate with 2SP Brewing at Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 11/9 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Victory) at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 11/10 - Hardywood Happy Hour and Gingerbread Stout Release at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 11/10 - 10 Pence Launch at Alla Spina in Philadelphia, Pa. (4:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/12 - 4th Anniversary Party at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/12 - Boulevard Happy Hour at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/13 - Friday The Firkinteenth at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m. & 6 p.m. tappings; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/13 - Paraskevidekatriaphobia at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 11/14 - Founders Breakfast Stout for Breakfast at South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 11/14 - Craft Beer Express at 12 high-quality beer joints in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $10 for a bus ticket if you wish, plus $PAYG at each establishment)
Sun. 11/15 - Eagles Tailgate with Conshohocken Brewing at Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 11/16 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Bell's) at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 11/17 - Philly Beer Week Collaboration Beer Raffle at City Tap House (Logan) in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/19 - Brooklyn Defender Happy Hour at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/20 - Mad Elf = Happy You Night at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/20 - Flying Fish Sampling at Bella Vista in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 11/20 - Manayunk Tasting plus Taps at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 11/22 - Eagles Tailgate with Coppertail Brewing at Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 11/23 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Neshaminy Creek) at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 11/24 - Yards Sampling at The Foodery in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 11/25 - Night of the Sardine: 4 year Anniversary Party! at American Sardine in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/27 - Everything Went Black Friday at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/27 - Fade To Black Friday III at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 11/28 - Flightschool + Dock Street Release Party at TLA in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $12)
Mon. 11/30 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Manayunk) at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 11/4 - SPCA Fundraiser at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/5 - Bottle Signing with Olde Bartholomew at Whole Foods in Devon, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/5 - SweetWater Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/5 - Ithaca's Box of Hops at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/5 - Kaffee IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/6 - New Belgium Bash at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 11/10 - Cerberus Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 11/10 - Great Divide Yeti Event at Pour House in Westmont, NJ (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/12 - Oskar Blues Death By Coconut at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/12 - Victory Tap Takeover at 2312 Garrett in Drexel Hill, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/13 - Russian Rumble Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/13 - Grudge Match Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 11/17 - Neshaminy Happy Hour at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/20 - Free Cranberry Sauce and Beer sampling for a cause at The Greeks Next Door in Narberth, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 11/21 - East Coast vs. West Coast Tap Takeover at Pour House in Westmont, NJ (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/27 - Russian River Flows at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 11/28 - Lighting of the Leg & Notafingah! Release at Village Idiot Brewing Company in Mount Holly, NJ (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sun. 11/1 - Stoudts Cross PACX Cyclocross Race at Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. (7 a.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 11/4 - Brewer's Choice For Charity at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/5 - Handlebar IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/5 - Free Will Tap Invasion at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 11/5 - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/6 - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/6 - Winter Warmer Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/6 - Friday Night Sampling (Penn Brewing) at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 11/6 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Boaks) at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 11/7 - Zombie Hopocalypse at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 11/7 - Flying Fish Sampling at Wegmans in Malvern, Pa. (2 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 11/7 through Sat. 11/14 - Wilmington Beer Week all around in Wilmington, Del. (See website for up-to-date calendar of events and individual establishment event details.)
Sun. 11/8 - Sly Fox Cyclocross at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. (9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 11/10 - Women's Beer Club — Dark Horse at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 11/13 - Friday Night Sampling (Oskar Blues) at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 11/14 - Yards Sampling at Wegmans in Malvern, Pa. (2 p.m.; $Free)
Sun. 11/15 - Mugs for Mutts — Home for the Holidays at Stable 12 Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/20 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox in Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 11/20 - Straub Brewery Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 11/21 - Yards Sampling at Wegmans in Malvern, Pa. (1 p.m.; $Free)
Sat. 11/28 - Yards Sampling at Wegmans in Downingtown, Pa. (4 p.m.; $Free)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 11/7 - Flying Fish Beer Dinner at 1st Ward Sandwich Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $45)
Tue. 11/10 - Wine vs. Beer Dinner at Pizzeria Vetri in Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $55)
Sat. 11/14 - Bacon and Beer Festival at 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia, Pa. (2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.; $46.50-$75)
Sun. 11/15 - Pumpkin Beer Dinner at Hawthornes in Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70)
Thu. 11/19 - Pints For North Light at Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $50-$80)
Sat. 11/21 - Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $48.98)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Mon. 11/2 - River Horse Cigar Dinner at Dog and Bull in Croydon, Pa. (7 p.m.; $50)
Thu. 11/5 - Beer versus Wine Dinner at Blue Monkey Tavern in Merchantville, NJ (7 p.m.; $70)
Wed. 11/18 - Russian River Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $60)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sun. 11/1 - Chef's Table with Bullfrog Brewery at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $80)
Tue. 11/3 - Holiday Hope Chest Fundraiser at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $50)
Wed. 11/4 - Firestone Walker Beer Dinner at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $60)
Wed. 11/4 - Weyerbacher Beer Dinner at Spinnerstown Hotel in Spinnerstown, Pa. (7 p.m.; $55)
Thu. 11/5 - Hill Farmstead at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $55)
Fri. 11/6 - Autos & Ales at AACA Museum in Hershey, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $15-$45)
Sun. 11/8 - Pints Not Pipelines at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $40)
Tue. 11/10 - Taste of Fall Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. (7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $75)
Wed. 11/11 - Craft Beer Series: Dogfish Anniversary at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $TBD)
Sat. 11/14 - Saturday Brew Review (Straub) at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 11/21 - Hibrewnation at Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$55)
Sat. 11/21 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. (3 p.m.; $40)
Sat. 11/21 & Sun. 11/22 - Split Rock Beerfest at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, Pa. ($10-$70)
Sun. 11/29 - Movember Beef & Beer Fundraiser at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $40)




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