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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Beer Calendar: What To Do in December 2015

Is it that most wonderful time of the year? Regardless of your take on the holidays, the beer events calendar always looks swell at this time of year. A little of everything from great gift-giving opportunities, to free tastings, to hearty beer pairing dinners.

Sales of my new book Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic continue to hum along quite nicely. I have a full list of 11, maybe soon to be 13 events, between Thanksgiving and Christmas in all four states covered in 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 recipe 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
Tue. 12/1 - Annual Fire Lighting Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 12/1 - Tuesday Tapping (Great Lakes) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 12/2 - Founders "B" Brews at The Belgian Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:02 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/3 - An Early Christmas Present From New Belgium Brewing at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/3 - Thomas Creek is Up Our Street at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/3 - Ballast Point Night at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - First Friday (Brooklyn) at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - Rowhouse Spirits Big Lebowski Night at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 12/5 - Celebrate Repeal Day at Coeur in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 12/6 - Brunch With Santa at City Tap House (University City) in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 12/6 - Eagles Tailgate with Harpoon and Allagash at Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. (2 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 12/6 - 12th Anniversary Celebration at Good Dog Bar (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 12/7 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Great Lakes) at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 12/8 - Tuesday Tapping (Evolution) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 12/9 - Vintage Anchor Christmas at The Belgian Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:09 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/10 - Yuengling IPL Keep The Glass Night at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/11 - Christmas Extravaganza at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 12/12 - Santa Visits the Bottle Shop at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 12/12 - 2SP Saison Jawn & The Day of Three Events at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 12/12 through Wed. 12/23 - 12 Days of Xmas at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 12/12 through Wed. 12/23 - The Bruery Spotlight at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sun. 12/13 - Brunch With Santa at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. (10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 12/13 - Eagles Tailgate with Coppertail at Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 12/14 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Wyndridge Farm) at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Wed. 12/16 - Ugly Sweater Party! at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 12/16 - Winter Is Coming at The Belgian Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (7:16 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 12/20 - Eagles Tailgate with Dark Horse at Varga in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 12/20 - Festivus at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 12/20 - Christmas Karaoke w/ Brooklyn and Smuttynose at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 12/22 - Tuesday Tapping (Left Hand) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 12/23 - Mad Elf Night at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 12/23 - Christmas Eve Eve Open House Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 12/26 - Boxing Day Beer Festival at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 12/26 - Dan Conway's Birthday Extravaganza at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $PAYG)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 12/1 - Hook & Lager Appreciation Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/3 - Dominion Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/3 - Dogfish Head 20th Anniversary Party at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/3 - Pelon Weizenbock Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/3 - Tröegs Annual Mad Elf Christmas Party at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - Winter Warmer Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - First Firkin Friday at Forgotten Boardwalk in Cherry Hill, NJ (4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - Neshaminy Creek Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - Om Nom Nom Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - Gingerbread Jesus Release & Holiday Party at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 12/5 - Brunch with Santa at Keg & Kitchen in Westmont, NJ (10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; $17)
Sun. 12/6 - Brunch with Santa at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, Pa. (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 12/6 - Shave 'em Down at Broken Goblet Brewing in Bristol, Pa. (2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/10 - Ninkasi Draft Event at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/10 - Evolution Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/11 - Yards Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 12/12 - Winter Warmer Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 12/16 - Cookie & Beer Pairing at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/17 - Mad Elf Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/17 - Home For The Holidays at Dog and Bull in Croydon, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/18 - Boulevard Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 12/19 - Evolution Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 12/23 - Perennial Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 12/23 - Tap Takeover at Uno Chicago Grill in Maple Shade, NJ (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 12/1 - Hallowed Ground Bottle Release at McKenzie Brew House in Malvern, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 12/2 - Brewer's Choice For Charity at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 12/2 - Tröegs Night of Mad Dreams at Shank's Tavern in Marietta, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/3 - Vintage & Vinyl at Dogfish Head in Milton, Del. (4:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/3 - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - Cookie Monster Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - Winter Warmer Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - Steal The Cheer Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Holiday Brews) at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/4 & Sat. 12/5 - 12th Anniversary Weekend at TJ's in Paoli, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 12/4 - Bourbon County Stout Takeover at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 12/5 - Burning of the Phoenix Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 12/6 - Brunch with Santa at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. seatings; $12-$28)
Thu. 12/10 - Yards Beer Dinner at The Press Room in Lancaster, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/11 through Sun. 12/13 - 20th Anniversary Celebration at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sun. 12/13 - Brunch with Santa at Victory Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pa. (10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. seatings; $PAYG)
Thu. 12/17 - Bruery Flight Night at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/18 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox in Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 12/18 - Friday Night Sampling (Flying Fish) at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 12/18 - Beer Geek Christmas at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 12/19 - The Dark Side Party Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 12/20 - Brunch with Santa at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. (10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. seatings; $12-$28)


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 12/5 - Ugly Sweater Party at City Tap House (University City) in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $40)
Tue. 12/8 - Annual Holiday Dinner at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $125)
Tue. 12/15 - Christmas Dinner with the Three Drunk Wise Men at Sancho Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $TBA)
Sat. 12/19 - Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $48.98)
Mon. 12/21 - The Bruery's Six Days of Christmas Tasting at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $30)
Thu. 12/31 - New Year's Eve at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. (5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. seatings; $55+)
Thu. 12/31 - New Year's Eve 2016 at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m. and 9 p.m. seatings; $TBA)
Thu. 12/31 - New Year's Eve at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. seatins; $75-$125)
Thu. 12/31 - New Year's Eve Beer Bash at Strangelove's in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.; $125)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 12/9 - 12 Beers of Christmas Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $70)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 12/2 - Annual d’Achouffe Christmas Party at Spinnerstown Hotel in Spinnerstown, Pa. ($65)
Sat. 12/5 - Craft Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $10-$50)
Sat. 12/5 - Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival at Greater Philly Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$60)
Mon. 12/7 - Beer Dinner at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. (5 p.m.; $35)
Wed. 12/9 - Drink and Be Merry at Pour in Lancaster, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $40)
Wed. 12/9 - Dogfish Head Spirits Dinner at Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; $TBA)
Sat. 12/12 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. (3 p.m.; $40)
Tue. 12/15 - Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $65)
Thu. 12/17 - Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $75)
Thu. 12/31 - 20 Beers for 20 Years New Year’s Eve Celebration at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (6:30 p.m.; $125)
Thu. 12/31 - New Year's Eve 2015 at Station Taproom in Downingtown, Pa. (6:45 p.m.; $100)





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