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Monday, August 31, 2015

Beer Calendar: What To Do in September 2015

And, just like that, we're back to school. Time to lament where the summer went, how the kids got another year older, and how time just generally flies too quickly. Luckily you've got this here lil beer calendar to soothe your mental anguish.

Sales of my new book Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic is continue to hum along quite nicely. You'll see below how I'm participating in the annual Beer Yard, Tröegs, and Teresa's Next Door fundraiser for the DelCo SPCA on September 5. Stop by and enjoy some food, beer, charity, and if you don't take home a dog or cat, at least you might buy one of my books. Perfect for back-to-school learning!

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, have begun 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. 9/1 - Tuesday Tapping (Bella Vista) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/2 - East Coast vs. West Coast Punk Rock Brew Tour at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/3 - Clydesdales at Bishop's Collar in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sun. 9/6 - Inaugural West Philly Classic "Big Wave" Surfing Competition at City Tap House (University City) in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/8 - Tuesday Tapping (New Belgium) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/11 - First Friday (Captain Lawrence) at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/12 - Wild In The Streets at Khyber Pass Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/12 - Packin’ Pumpkin Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/12 - Pils Picnic at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 9/14 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Lagunitas) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 9/14 through Sun. 9/20 - Oktoberfest 2015 at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. (See website for a full list of details)
Tue. 9/15 - Grand Opening at Coeur in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/15 - Tuesday Tapping (Victory) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/17 - Pop-Up Beer Garden at Mayfair Night Market at Cottman/Frankford in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/18 - First Friday (Two Roads) at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/18 - Firestone Walker Lego Fire Walk at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/19 - Cantillon Zwanze Day at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 9/21 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Summit) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)
Tue. 9/22 - End Of Summer Big Beer Event at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/22 - Tuesday Tapping (Two Brothers) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/25 - Get Your Picture Taken With the Pope at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 9/27 - Pope-pourri at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 9/28 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (Stoudts) at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 9/1 - New Belgium Tapping at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/3 - Otter Creek Tap Takeover at Pour House in Westmont, NJ (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/3 - Yards Promo Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/3 - New Belgium Brewing Launch Party at Flanigan's Boathouse in Conshohocken, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/3 - Port Brewing and Lost Abbey at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 9/4 - New Belgium Promo Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/5 - Beer Yard/Tröegs Brewing/Teresa's Annual Delco SPCA Fundraiser at Beer Yard in Wayne, Pa. (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/10 - Straub Promo Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/11 - Flying Fish Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/12 - Welcome, Great Pumpkin! at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/12 - Out of Our Gourds Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/17 - Tröegs & Firestone Walker Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/18 - Weyerbacher Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/19 - Pumpkin Pint Night Mutli-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. (1 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/19 - Piraat Day at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Fri. 9/25 through Sun. 9/27 - Oktoberfest Weekend at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/25 through Sun. 9/27 - Teresa’s does some Germans at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 9/2 - New Belgium at The Pour House in Exton, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/2 - Beer Tasting at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/2 - Brewer's Choice For Charity at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/3 - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/3 - Helltown Tap Invasion at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/3 - School Year Kick Off at Home Grown Cafe in Newark, Del. (5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/4 - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/4 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Doylestown Brewing) at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/5 - Customer Appreciation at The Fridge in Lancaster, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/8 - Meet The Brewer at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/9 - Beer Tasting at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/11 - Waffles, Ice Cream, & Beer at Whole Foods in Glen Mills, Pa. (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/12 - Victory for the Headwaters River Clean-up at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. (11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $10)
Sat. 9/12 - River Horse Tap Takeover at Isaac Newtons in Newtown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/12 & Sun. 9/13 - AC Seafood Festival at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ (11 a.m.-7 p.m. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; $Free admission and $PAYG)
Mon. 9/14 - New Belgium Trivia Night at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/16 - Beer Tasting at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/17 - Ballast Point Tap Takeover at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 9/17 - Evil Genius Tap Takeover at Rams Head Bar & Grill in West Chester, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/18 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/18 - Port Brewing Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 9/22 - Dark Horse Brewing 4 IPA Trivia Night at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. (9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 9/23 - Beer Tasting at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 9/25 - Oktoberfest Tapping at McKenzie Brew House in Devon, Glen Mills, and Malvern, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 9/26 - Can Jam Music Festival at Sly Fox in Pottstown, Pa. (10 a.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/26 - Prost! Oktoberfest Celebration at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 9/27 - FallFest at downtown Downingtown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free admission and $PAYG)
Wed. 9/30 - Beer Tasting at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG )


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Tue. 9/1 - New Belgium Brewery Luncheon at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.; $75)
Tue. 9/1 - Beer & Cheese with Di Bruno Bros. at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $45)
Sat. 9/12 - South Philly Sausage Fest at West Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia, Pa. (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $12-$54)
Sat. 9/12 - Crash Course on Craft Beer at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $47.98)
Sun. 9/13 - City of Hope Cancer Walk at Rutgers Campus (NJ) to Old City Philadelphia, Pa. (9 a.m.; $25)
Sun. 9/13 - Smoke 'Em If Yous Got 'Em at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$55)
Thu. 9/17 - Yards Brews Cruises at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $44.90-$74.90)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Mon. 9/7 - BBQ & Brews at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $24.95)
Sat. 9/12 - Brew Blast on the Battleship at the Battleship NJ in Camden, NJ (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$45)
Mon. 9/14 - Free Will Beer & Cigar Dinner at Dog & Bull in Croydon, Pa. (7 p.m.; $50)
Sun. 9/20 - Eagles vs. Cowboys Tailgate at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. (12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; $40)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 9/3 - Victory Beer Dinner at Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grille in Harrisburg, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $69)
Sat. 9/12 - Oktoberfest at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pa. (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $15-$45)
Sat. 9/12 - Capital City Invitational Beer Festival at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pa. (2 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $15-$40)
Sat. 9/12 - Saturday Brew Review (Port Brewing) at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 9/12 - Victory for the Headwaters Fundraising Party at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $40-$200)
Sat. 9/12 - Craft Beer & Wine Series: Stone Brewing & Hahn Estates at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70)
Tue. 9/15 - Farm to Table Beer Dinner at Victory at Magnolia in Kennett Square, Pa. (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $55)
Fri. 9/18 - Craft Beer Series: Dogfish & Victory at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen in West Chester, Pa. (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70)
Sat. 9/19 - Beer & Yoga at Victory at Magnolia in Kennett Square, Pa. (9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; $30)
Sat. 9/19 - Zombtemberfest at Mispillion River Brewing Company in Milford, Del. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 9/19 - Craft Beerfest at Resorts Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ (4 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 9/19 - Newtown Beerfest at The Stocking Works in Newtown, Pa. (12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $10-$75)
Sat. 9/19 - Delaware River Craft Brew Fest at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$100)
Sun. 9/20 - Run for the Headwaters 5K at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $35-$40)
Sun. 9/20 - Jest Run at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. (10 a.m.; $30-$35)
Sun. 9/20 - Oktoberfest — Opening Day at Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. (11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; $40-$45)
Sat. 9/26 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. (2 p.m.; $40)





Thursday, August 27, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 27 - August 31

Not too shabby for the last five days of August, eh?

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. Labor Day weekend will find me at The Beer Yard in Wayne, Pa. with a table full of books along side of some great beers from Troegs and foods on the grill all in their annual effort to raise money for the Delaware County SPCA.

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.

Cape May, NJ & Lewes, Del.
Sat. 8/29; 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Brews By The Bay at Cape May-Lewes Ferry ($5-$70 for live music, local foods, craft brews, yard games, and BYO-Chair.)

Downingtown, Pa.
Sat. 8/29; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Victory Ice Cream Sampling at Kimberton Whole Foods ($Free samples of Victory Ice Cream, Hobo Ed’s cold brewed coffee, and a selection of other local products.)

Egg Harbor City, NJ
Fri. 8/28; 6:30 p.m. - Craft Beer Dinner with Forgotten Boardwalk at Renault Winery ($45 for five courses of food served with Forgotten Boardwalk's Morro Castle Smoked Porter, On The Waterfront Session IPA, What The Butler Saw, 1916 Shore Shriver IPA, and Funnel Cake.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 8/29; 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Lancaster Craft Beerfest at Lancaster Square and Binns Park ($12-$55 for dozens of options from some of the best breweries, including those right in our neighborhood and from across the country. There will be great food and live music to enjoy as well.)

Manahawkin, NJ
Sat. 8/29; 1 p.m.-7 p.m. - Manahopkin at Manahawkin Lake Park ($8-$40 for music, food, vendors, and beer tasting.)

Media, Pa.
Thu. 8/27; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Long Trail Promo Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a night of beers from Long Trail.)

Norristown, Pa.
Mon. 8/31; 8 p.m.-10 p.m. - New Belgium Beer Company Draft Event at Capone's ($PAYG to meet with the folk from New Belgium Brewery, draft beers on tap, and bottles in the bottle shop.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Sat. 8/29; 3 p.m. - Anniversary Party at Jose Pistola's ($PAYG for complimentary tacos of delicious, slow-roasted pig. Beer tba, but they will be the best damn beers you've ever seen.)
Sat. 8/29; 5 p.m. - Battle of the Breweries at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for one beer from one brewery...Winner Takes All. Featuring Round Guys, Free Will, Naked, Doylestown, and Conshohocken.)
Mon. 8/31; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. - New Belgium Brewing Philly Launch at Kite & Key ($PAYG with plenty of folks from the brewery as well as a solid lineup on tap including Fat Tire, Snapshot, Pumpkick, Slow Ride, Ranger, La Folie, Peach Oscar, Apple Felix, Eric’s Ale, and Cocoa Mole.)
Mon. 8/31; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Evolution.)

Quakertown, Pa.
Sat. 8/29; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. - Upper Bucks Brewfest at Quakertown Alive ($10-$70 for beer and wine samples, live music by local performers, food for purchase from various local restaurants, local vendors, and a souvenir tasting glass.)

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 8/28; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Friday Night Sampling at Beer Yard ($Free tasting samples of beers from Yards and an appearance from founding owner, Tom Kehoe.)



Thursday, August 20, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 20 - August 26

Trust you're staying cool and hydrated here in the dog days of summer. As you're thinking end of summer vacations and back to school, know that your beer events calendar is still chock full for you with plenty of pleasant distraction available.

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 afternoon, I kick off four days in and around Pittsburgh with plenty of books available to go with all your beers. Hope to see some of you along the way in the next few days.

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.

Ardmore, Pa.
Tue. 8/25; 5 p.m. - Summer of Seafood Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($75 for a six-course meal paired with Cucumber Berliner Weisse, German Pilsner, Kölsch, Sorachi Saison, Biere Blanc, and Lex Luthor IPA.)

Exton, Pa.
Wed. 8/26; 5 p.m. - Special Chef Tasting Menu at The Drafting Room ($PAYG or $45 for Port Wipeout IPA, Port Hop Concept, and Lost Abbey Red Barn Saison paired optionally with a special chef tasting menu.)

Gettysburg, Pa.
Sat. 8/22; 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. - Gettysburg Brew Fest at Lutheran Theological Seminary on Seminary Ridge ($20-$70 for an unlimited sampling experience for craft beer (and hard cider) aficionados.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 8/21; 5 p.m. - Peak Organic Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($PAYG for all Peak Organic taps, all night long. Plus, live music from Cindy & Art.)

Limerick, Pa.
Thu. 8/20; 6 p.m. - Russian River Tasting at Craft Ale House ($PAYG for featured beers from Russian River Brewing Company including Pliny The Elder, Blind Pig, Damnation, and Consecration.)

Malvern, Pa.
Sat. 8/22; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Victory Ice Cream Sampling at Kimberton Whole Foods ($Free samples of Victory Ice Cream, Hobo Ed’s cold brewed coffee, and a selection of other local products.)

Newark, Pa.
Sat. 8/22; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. - Frozen Four Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the pairing of four beers with their frozen counterparts.)

Palmerton, Pa.
Sat. 8/22; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. - Beer Bourbon BBQ Fest at Blue Mountain ($5-$50 for an unlimited sampling of over 100 beers, bourbon tastings, and delicious BBQ favorites on top of Blue Mountain's Summit Terrace.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 8/20; 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Yards Brews Cruises at Penn's Landing ($44.90-$69.90 for a dinner buffet and open beer bar featuring beers from Yards including their tart raspberry ale, Pynk. Ice cream pairings from Franklin Fountain.)
Sat. 8/22; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - World Atlas of Beer at Philly Beer School ($39.98 for an overview of the entire world of beer today.)
Mon. 8/24; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Conshohocken Brewing Company.)

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 8/21; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for two handpumped beers and our stalwart Chester County Bitter.)

Yardley, Pa.
Thu. 8/20; 7 p.m. - Free Will Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn ($TBA for a dinner paired with Free Will's COB, MangoWheat, Saison de Rose, Kolsch, Cuvee Aigre, and Hop Geek/Techno.)



Thursday, August 13, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 13 - August 19

And the beat goes on. Another nice weekly array of beer events in and around Philadelphia.

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. I've got four days coming up in the Pittsburgh area and whole bunch of events where you can find me talking, drinking beer, and signing books. Some of you have already mentioned that you'll be meeting up with me. Hope more of you can as well!

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.

Blue Bell, Pa.
Thu. 8/13; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Beer & BBQ at The Farmer's Daughter at Normandy Farm ($39.95-$45.95 for an all-you-can-eat buffet plus unlimited beer and wine. Featuring Victory beers and live music by Wiskeyhickon Boys.)

Boalsburg, Pa.
Sat. 8/15; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - State College Brew Expo at Tussey Mountain Ski Area ($45-$60 for a festival that benefits Penn State Coaches vs. Cancer.)

Churchville, Pa.
Thu. 8/13; 6 p.m. - Hill Farmstead at Churchville Inn ($PAYG for Hill Farmstead's Mary, Society & Solitude #5, Excursions #3, Works of Love #1, and Dorothy.)

Kulpsville, Pa.
Sat. 8/15; 3 p.m. - Evil Genius at CJ's Doghouse ($PAYG for some of Andrew's favorite beers from Evil Genius.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 8/15; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. - Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($25 for a four-course meal paired with four brewmaster picks from Peak Organic.)

Media, Pa.
Thu. 8/13; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Uinta Promo Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a night of beers from Uinta.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 8/13; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - 19th Anniversary Luau at Grey Lodge Pub ($PAYG for special Hawaiian-inspired beers from local breweries, pulled pork specials, Hawaiian shirt contest, and great door prizes.)
Thu. 8/13; 9 p.m. - Can I Kick It? at Jose Pistola's ($PAYG for an all canned craft beer event with DJ Fabian Brown.)
Sat. 8/15; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. - Crabfest at City Tap House-University City ($35 for all-you-can-eat Maryland Blue Crabs, live music, and Boulevard beer draughts and our famous White Peach Sangria Cocktails.)
Sat. 8/15 through Fri. 8/22 - Sour Fest at Devil's Den ($PAYG for 17 funky, sour, tart beers on draft the 15th & 16th then an entire draft tower of sour (8 lines) pouring the rest of the week. We have some new and exciting beers for you along with a ticketed educational event during the week.)
Mon. 8/17; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Free Will.)
Tue. 8/18; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for a night of beers from Free Will.)
Wed. 8/19; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Spirit of Wednesday at The Trestle Inn ($PAYG for complimentary tastings and $3 draft specials from Funk Brewing.)

Pottstown, Pa.
Sat. 8/15; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. - Pints for Pups at Sunnybrook Ballroom ($20-$75 for a dog-friendly beer tasting benefitting animals and people in need.)

Reading, Pa.
Sun. 8/16; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Cigars & Stilletos at Liberty Taproom ($PAYG for a special event with beers from Dominion.)

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 8/13; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Beer and Wine of Italy at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen ($65 for the classic and unknown beers of Italy as well as the classic and unknown wine of Italy.)
Fri. 8/14; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Craft Beer Series: Summer Grilling & Beer at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen ($70 for a summer grill menu with local grown ingredients and paired with craft beers.)

Westmont, NJ
Tue. 8/18; 5 p.m. - The Bruery Tap Takeover at The Pour House ($PAYG for The Bruery's Jardinier, Trade Winds, Hottenroth, Mischief, and Sour In The Rye.)
Wed. 8/19; 5 p.m. - Maine Tap Takeover at The Pour House ($PAYG for multiple Maine beers.)

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 8/15; 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. - America On Tap at Tubman-Garrett Park ($35-$55 for over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries.)



Thursday, August 06, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 6 - August 12

A full calendar follows below with at least one beer-y thing to do each of the next seven days. And nicely spread across the region to boot. No excuses; get out there and drink it up!

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. 4 days of Pittsburgh-region events are coming up in a couple of weeks for any of you out that way.

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.

Ardmore, Pa.
Thu. 8/6; 5 p.m. - Lex Luthor IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for a big, bad triple IPA brewed with Pilsner malt and over 50 pounds of American and Australian hops.)
Fri. 8/7; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Free Will Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($PAYG for beers from Free Will.)

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 8/6; 5 p.m. - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works ($PAYG where 100% of cask proceeds will be donated to "Judith’s Reading Room" in memory of our friend and colleague Kelly Stoops.)

Downingtown, Pa.
Thu. 8/6; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Victory Cruise Night at Victory Brewing Company ($20 for an evening filled with delicious food and beer pairings, combined with extravagant vacation and getaway opportunities provided by Getaways Done Your Way.)
Sat. 8/8; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Victory Ice Cream Sampling at Kimberton Whole Foods ($Free samples of Victory Ice Cream, Hobo Ed’s cold brewed coffee, and a selection of other local products.)

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 8/7; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Speakeasy Brewing Tasting at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Speakeasy.)
Sun. 8/9; 9 a.m. - Gears Before Beers Ride to Yards Brewery at Exton Beverage (Approximately 45 mile ride with stops at Valley Forge, the Art Museum, and Conshohocken Brewing Company.)

Lewisburg, Pa.
Sat. 8/8; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - BrewBQue at downtown Lewisburg ($35-$40 for unlimited beer, wine, and distilled beverage sampling, barbeque wings, water, and live music in two beer gardens.)

Media, Pa.
Thu. 8/6; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a night of beers from Sierra Nevada.)

Newtown, Pa.
Thu. 8/6 - IPA Day at Isaac Newtons ($PAYG for special IPA-themed tappings throughout the day.)

Newark, Del.
Thu. 8/6; 4 p.m. - IPA Day at Argilla Brewing Company ($PAYG as they bring they hops and you bring the hoverboard.)
Thu. 8/6; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Hops & Hog Wings at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for spicy wings and an IPA Beer Release in celebration of National IPA Day.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Fri. 8/7; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - G’Day IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for Australian-inspired fare and an American-style India Pale Ale brewed with Australian hops.)
Fri. 8/7; 5 p.m. - First Friday at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for beers from River Horse including Cranberry Sour and Jack Daniels Aged Oatmeal Milk Stout.)
Mon. 8/10; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Left Hand.)
Tue. 8/11; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for a night of beers from Green Flash.)
Wed. 8/12; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Spirit of Wednesday at The Trestle Inn ($PAYG for complimentary tastings and $3 draft specials from Free Will.)

Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 8/7; 11:30 a.m. - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel that pours until the keg kicks, usually by 7 p.m.)

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 8/7; 5 p.m. - Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House ($10-$12 for flights of beer from Allagash.)
Tue. 8/11; 5 p.m. - Beer vs. Wine Dinner at Washington House ($59 as Dominic Capece of Free Will Brewing and Rob Reese of Vintage Wine and Spirits reprise their very popular contest of pairing one wine and one beer with each of Chef Dusty's four courses during this entertaining and informative dinner.)

Voorhees, NJ
Thu. 8/6; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Take Flight at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for a 3-beer flight and wing sampler in celebration of National IPA Day.)

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 8/7 and Sat. 8/8 - Belgium comes to Cooperstown-We really mean to Teresa’s at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG in honor of the famous BCTC we’ve decided to pour a few of Ommegang Brewing's very tasty beers.)

West Chester, Pa.
Sat. 8/8; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. - Grand Opening at Levante Brewing Company ($PAYG for our normal line up of delicious beers and some limited release ales for this special occasion.)