Here we go again. As you prepare to be thankful for everything else in your life next Thursday, take some time to thank those that work tirelessly to bring you great beer. These couple dozen events in the next seven days are a great start.
Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'm talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. The events thus far have been successful and I'm looking forward to keeping it going. Here's a link to the full list of future and past events where you can catch me selling Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic.
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.
Sat. 11/21; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. - Hibrewnation at Farm Show Complex ($20-$55 for 80 hand-selected craft and local brews.)
Lake Harmony, Pa.
Sat. 11/21 & Sun. 11/22 - Split Rock Beerfest at Split Rock Resort ($10-$70 for live music, tasty food, a beer dinner, and plenty of beer tasting.)
Fri. 11/20; 5 p.m. - Straub Brewery Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($PAYG for the lineup of taps dedicated to Straub beers.)
Sat. 11/21; 1 p.m. - Yards Sampling at Wegmans ($Free tasting samples of beers from Yards.)
Sat. 11/21; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. - 23rd Anniversary Party at Keystone Homebrew Supply ($Free admission covers samplings, demonstrations, live music, and a bouncy castle for the kids. $PAYG for merchandise and an on-site food truck.)
Fri. 11/20; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Free Cranberry Sauce and Beer sampling for a cause at The Greeks Next Door ($PAYG for our annual Project HOME fundraising event where you can sample and buy their incredibly delicious cranberry sauce, and get a free beer sampling to boot.)
North Wales, Pa.
Thu. 11/19; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Tröegs and Victory at The Pour House ($PAYG for a solid lineup from both breweries including the exclusive collaboration brew with Victory — Hoppy White.)
Tue. 11/24; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Allagash Tap Takeover at The Pour House ($PAYG for Allagash's White, Black, Victoria, Interlude, Odyssey, Saison, Farm to Face, Aventureux, and Victor.)
Thu. 11/19; 4 p.m. - Brooklyn Defender Happy Hour at Brü Craft & Wurst ($PAYG for $4 happy hour Brooklyn drafts — Black Chocolate '14, Defender IPA, and more to come.)
Thu. 11/19; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Pints For North Light at Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant ($50-$80 to grow and raise much-needed funds to keep North Light’s programs and services affordable.)
Fri. 11/20; 4 p.m. - Mad Elf = Happy You Night at Grey Lodge Pub ($PAYG for three years of Mad Elf.)
Fri. 11/20; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Flying Fish Sampling at Bella Vista ($Free tasting samples of Flying Fish beers.)
Fri. 11/20; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Manayunk Tasting plus Taps at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for a night of beers from Manayunk.)
Sat. 11/21; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School ($48.98 for a class that combines the talent of one of Philadelphia’s top beer geeks and beloved cheesemongers for the ultimate class on beer and cheese pairings.)
Sun. 11/22; 11 a.m. - Eagles Tailgate with Coppertail Brewing at Varga ($PAYG for Eagles versus Buccaneers, food specials, and $4 drafts until the end of the game.)
Mon. 11/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 ($Free Neshaminy Creek brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections.)
Tue. 11/24; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Yards Sampling at The Foodery ($Free tasting samples of Yards' Signature Ales, Cicada, and Old Bart.)
Tue. 11/24; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. - Pre-Thanksgiving Bottle Release Shindig at Dock Street Brewery ($PAYG for some extremely rare, limited releases for sale, which are perfectly transportable wherever Thanksgiving and the other holidays, denominational or not, take you.)
Wed. 11/25; 12 p.m. - Night of the Sardine: 4 year Anniversary Party! at American Sardine ($PAYG for a kick-ass beer list, prizes, specials, festivus-style feats of strength, and a special staff-created sardine menu.)
Fri. 11/20; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox ($PAYG for the stalwart Chester County Bitter pouring through the beer engines that day alongside two distinctive Porter firkins — Pughtown Porter and London Calling Porter.)
West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 11/20; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Kona.)
Wed. 11/25; 12 p.m.-2 p.m. - Beer Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from SweetWater.)
Wed. 11/25; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. - Thanksgiving Eve Party at Levante Brewing ($PAYG for very special beer releases, awesome food, and great company.)
Wed. 11/25; 6 p.m. - Thanksgiving Eve All Star Jam at Boxcar Brewing Company ($PAYG for plenty of live music, comedians, food, and beer.)
Thu. 11/19; 5 p.m. - Victory Tap Takeover at The Pour House ($PAYG for a solid lineup from Victory including the exclusive collaboration brew with Victory — Hoppy White.)
Sat. 11/21; 5 p.m. - East Coast vs. West Coast Tap Takeover at The Pour House ($PAYG for featured breweries including Dogfish Head, Yards, and Ballast Point.)
Sat. 11/21; 3 p.m. - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer at World Cafe Live ($40 for two of the best things on earth paired together — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer — featuring beers from Mispillion River Brewing.)
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