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Monday, January 04, 2016

Beer Calendar: What To Do in January 2016

The Year of 2016, you say? Unreal. Can't be. But it is. And guess what? The beer events calendar is still alive and well and here to serve you and your beer sleuthing needs. I'm a bit behind as usual in January. However, so is the events calendar as it develops slowly in the late days of December and early days in January.

After 51 of my own events over the last 7 months, I'm going to take a bit of a breather and get back to my business of participating in and documenting the industry, mostly around the northeast/mid-atlantic but really anywhere my travels take me. I may pop up from time to time at an event promoting my book, but the initial push is complete.

The support that I've had from many proprietors and consumers alike has been amazingly and humbly appreciated. And, maybe once I tally all the numbers for 2015, maybe even the tiniest glimpse of profitability (probably not, but I might be close).

If you somehow have still not seen the book, check it out over at my publisher's site. Or to buy, send a note to me, ping Amazon.com, or drop by your local bookstore such as Barnes & Noble.

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
Wed. 1/6 - Release Party at Standard Tap in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/6 - Manayunk Brewing Mario Kart 64 Tournament at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/8 - Coffee Stout Release at Shake Shack (Rittenhouse) in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/8 - Second Friday (Sours) at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/8 - A Night of Barrel-aged Beer at Jon's Bar & Grille in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/9 - Dogfish Head Beer Brunch at City Tap House-Logan in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/10 - Terrapin Wake n' Bake Brunch at The Belgian Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/10 - Showing of Beer Runners, the movie at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. (4:30 p.m.; $10)
Tue. 1/12 - Tuesday Tapping (Fat Heads) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/13 - Sly Fox Rte. 113 Day at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/13 - Tröegs Fresh Squeezed Nugget Nectar Release at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/13 - Fat Head's Launch at Jerry's Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/15 - Manayunk Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/17 - Ben Franklin Sixtel Sunday Birthday Celebration at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/18 - Ballast Point Brunch at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/19 - Fat Head's Release Party at The Cambridge in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/19 - Tuesday Tapping (Peak) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/20 - 120 on 1/20 at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (10 a.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/21 - Winter Beer Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/21 - Fat Head's Release Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/22 - Heavy Seas Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/22 - Sly Fox 20th Anniversary Party: Yes We Can at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/23 & Sun. 1/24 - Winterfest Brewfest at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest in Philadelphia, Pa. (1 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/24 - Band Of Brewers: Opening Act at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. (4 p.m.; $5)
Tue. 1/26 - Tuesday Tapping (Stoudts) at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. (8 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/28 - Bella Vista Night (Naked Brewing) at The Trestle Inn in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/31 - Sour Bowl II at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/31 - Stout Bowl at U-Bahn in Philadelphia, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 1/6 - California Tap Takeover at Geraghty's Pub in Burlington, NJ (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/7 - Beer Tasting (Phila. Brewing) at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Thu. 1/7 - Great Lakes Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/7 - Kryptonite Double IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/9 - Goose Island Raffle at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. (10 a.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/9 - Beer Tasting (Phila. Brewing) at Wegmans in Montgomeryville, Pa. (12 p.m.-2 p.m.; $Free)
Mon. 1/11 - Meet The Brewer from Fat Head's at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. (6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/13 - Welcome Fat Head's Brewery at Fingers Wings & Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 1/14 - Bell's Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/15 - Fat Head's Launch at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (11 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/15 - Tröegs Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/16 - Fat Head’s is Here at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 1/21 - Stoudts Sampling at Fingers Wings & Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/21 - New Belgium Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/22 - Ommegang and Boulevard Tasting at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/27 - Luca Brasi Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/27 - Warm Up With Weyerbacher at Fingers Wings & Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 1/28 - Captain Lawrence Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 1/6 - Brewer's Choice For Charity at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/7 - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/7 - Heavy Seas 2015 Barrel Night at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/8 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Southern Tier) at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/8 - Son Of A Nutcracker Release Party at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company in Dover, Del. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/9 - Yards Day at Jack Frost & Big Boulder in Lake Harmony, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m. and 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/12 - Meet The Brewer at Weyerbacher in Easton, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/12 - Women's Beer Club at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Wed. 1/13 - Rt. 113 IPA Day at Sly Fox in Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa. (1 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/14 - St. Boniface/Columbia Kettle Works Tap Takeover at Barley Mow Craft Beer House in West Reading, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/14 - Tap Takeover at Ulysses Gastropub in Wilmington, Del. (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/15 - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox in Phoenixville, Pa. (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/15 - Friday Night Sampling (SweetWater) at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 1/15 - The Return of Riverfront IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/15 - Aloha Sculpin! at Union Jack's On The Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/19 - Nugget Nectar First Squeeze at Dog and Bull in Croydon, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/19 - Firestone Walker 19th Anniversary Tapping at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. (9 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/21 - Bandana Extravaganza Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/21 - A Wee Bit of Scotland Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/21 - Spring House Tap Takeover at Barley Mow Craft Beer House in West Reading, Pa. (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/22 - Friday Night Sampling (Lancaster) at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 1/22 - Victory Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lanaster, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/23 - British Invasion Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/23 - Robbie Burns Night at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/28 - Fat Head Brewery Tap Takeover at Bistro on Bridge in Phoenixville, Pa. (7 p.m.; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/29 - Friday Night Sampling (Leinenkugel) at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free)
Fri. 1/29 - Terrapin at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. ($PAYG)
Sat. 1/30 - Belgium Comes To West Chester at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. (1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/31 - Sour Sunday #1 2016 Edition at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, Pa. (12 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG)

Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 1/9 - Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $48.98)
Fri. 1/15 & Sat. 1/16 - Big Philly Beerfest at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. (7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. both nights; $45-$75)
Tue. 1/19 - Coppertail Beer Dinner at Pizzeria Vetri (Chancellor Street) in Philadelphia, Pa. (6 p.m.; $50)
Thu. 1/21 - ShawneeCraft Beer Dinner at Brigantessa in Philadelphia, Pa. (6:30 p.m.; $65)


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 1/12 - Viking Feast Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $65)
Wed. 1/13 - Hill Farmstead 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)
Wed. 1/6 - Beer and Spirits Dinner at Stewart's Brewing Company in Bear, Del. (6 p.m.; $70)
Sat. 1/9 - Beer & Yoga at Victory Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pa. (10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. seatings; $30)
Sat. 1/9 - Bacon & Beer Bash at Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg, Pa. (1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $35)
Mon. 1/11 - Cigar and Beer Dinner at Dog and Bull in Croydon, Pa. (7 p.m.; $50)
Thu. 1/14 - Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Salt Air in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (7 p.m.; $60)
Sat. 1/16 - Beer & Yoga at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. (9 a.m.; $30)
Sat. 1/16 - Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lanaster, Pa. (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25)
Sat. 1/16 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, Del. (3 p.m.; $40)
Sat. 1/16 - Hibrewnation at Allstar Complex in Gettysburg, Pa. (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$55)
Wed. 1/20 - East vs. West Beer Dinner at Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $TBA)
Sat. 1/30 - Pocono Winter Beerfest at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pa. (6:15 p.m.; $35-$50)




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