The drum beats you hear are coming from the beer events calendar marching on through Hanukkah and toward Christmas. Or they're coming from The Little Drummer Boy. Either way, plenty to do, see, and taste out there in the great wide beer world.
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. This coming weekend in West Chester, Pa. and Baltimore, Md. They'll be serving a firkin of my custom-made Peg Leg Imperial Stout! Stop by for a taste and, of course, my book.
Here's a link to the full list of future and past events where you can catch me selling Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic. Plenty of opportunities to find me in PA, NJ, DE, and MD before Christmas.
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. 12/11; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Yards Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($PAYG for a lineup of beers and samplings from Yards.)
Kennett Square, Pa.
Tue. 12/15; 6:30 p.m. - Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company ($65 for a six-course meal paired with KSQ Hopsession IPA, Winter Cheers, Kirsch Gose, Hop Wallop, KSQ Smoked Porter, and Java Cask.)
Lafayette Hill, Pa.
Wed. 12/16; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Cookie & Beer Pairing at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery ($PAYG for a flight of Barren Hill beers paired with cookies.)
Thu. 12/10; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Yards Beer Dinner at The Press Room ($PAYG for an evening as we pair scrumptious food with delicious Yards beer. The evening will be highlighted by a special firkin tapping of Brawler conditioned with coffee.)
Maple Shade, NJ
Sat. 12/12; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Winter Warmer Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of our most popular spiced beer along with seven other unique winter offerings.)
Thu. 12/10; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Evolution Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a night of beers from Evolution Brewing Company.)
Thu. 12/10; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Ninkasi Draft Event at Capone's ($PAYG as the brewery rep stops by for a lineup of beers from Ninkasi.)
Sun. 12/13; 12 p.m. - Double Bottle Release Day at Free Will Brewing Company ($PAYG for bottles of DC Cranberry Farmhouse, a barrel-aged saison with cranberries and featuring local malt from our friends at Deer Creek Malthouse, and Ralphius, a Russian-style Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels.)
Thu. 12/10; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Yuengling IPL Keep The Glass Night at Hop Angel Brauhaus ($PAYG for one of the country's oldest breweries pouring one of its newest beers in a glass you can take home.)
Thu. 12/10; 6:30 p.m. - Han-ukkah Dinner with Bell's and Terrapin at Han Dynasty ($68 for a 12-course meal paired with six beers from both Terrapin and Bell's.)
Fri. 12/11; 5 p.m. - Christmas Extravaganza at Kite & Key ($PAYG for holiday cheer and of course Santa will be here. This event is not for the kids.)
Sat. 12/12; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. - Santa Visits the Bottle Shop at Local 44 ($PAYG to hang with your neighbors, grab a beer, and let your kiddos discuss their behavior with the man in red satin.)
Sat. 12/12; 12 p.m. - 2SP Saison Jawn & The Day of Three Events at Brü Craft & Wurst ($PAYG for a nice little 2SP event featuring Oxbow, a full Bruery event, and the kickoff of the 12 Days all on the same day.)
Sat. 12/12; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. - Lunch with Santa at Manayunk Brewing Company ($PAYG to enjoy some good food and festive fun.)
Sat. 12/12 through Wed. 12/23 - 12 Days of Xmas at Brü Craft & Wurst ($PAYG for 12 days of 12+ barrel-aged beers with a keg or two tapped each day.)
Sat. 12/12 through Wed. 12/23 - The Bruery Spotlight at Brü Craft & Wurst ($PAYG for 12 days of special beers from The Bruery.)
Sun. 12/13; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Brunch With Santa at Hop Angel Brauhaus ($PAYG for an opportunity for the whole family to have breakfast with the big guy.)
Sun. 12/13; 11 a.m. - Eagles Tailgate with Coppertail at Varga ($PAYG for food specials and $4 drafts.)
Mon. 12/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Wyndridge Farm) at Local 44 ($Free tasting samples of beers from Wyndridge Farm.)
Tue. 12/15; 7 p.m. - Christmas Dinner with the Three Drunk Wise Men at Sancho Pistola's ($TBA for a five-course meal served with seven beers fit for a king.)
Wed. 12/16; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Ugly Sweater Party! at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of Bourbon-aged Winter Warmer in conjunction with Chestnut Hill's Stag and Doe nights.)
Wed. 12/16; 7:16 p.m. - Winter Is Coming at The Belgian Cafe ($PAYG for a Belgian Christmas Brew invasion.)
Phoenixville & Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 12/11 through Sun. 12/13 - 20th Anniversary Celebration at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG with all the details on the website.)
Sat. 12/12; 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. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings.)