Looks like you're going to have plenty of opportunity in the next seven days to eat well, drink well, fest well, and find new beers in the greater Philadelphia market. Go get 'em!
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Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.
Fri. 1/15; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Tröegs Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($PAYG for a lineup of beers to sample from Tröegs.)
Fri. 1/15 - Aloha Sculpin! at Union Jack's On The Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a special firkin tapping of Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin IPA and other Ballast Point brews on tap including Grunion, Even Keel, Peppermint Victory at Sea, and Peanut Butter Victory at Sea.)
Thu. 1/14; 5 p.m. - Fat Head's Tasting Event at Blue Dog Tavern ($PAYG to welcome Fat Head's to Bucks County.)
Tue. 1/19; 7 p.m. - Nugget Nectar First Squeeze at Dog and Bull ($PAYG as Dog & Bull will be the very first bar in Bucks County to tap Nugget Nectar. We will also have Tröegs Dreamweaver and Scratch beer Impending Descent on tap, as well as Troegenator, Perpetual IPA, and brand new pale ale, Solid Sender in bottles for you to sample.)
Sat. 1/16; 9 a.m. - Beer & Yoga at Victory Brewing Company ($30 for a yoga class taught in our Downingtown brewpub, then treat yourself to a tasty menu paired perfectly with our delicious seasonal Victory brews.)
Sat. 1/16; 10 a.m. - Bottle Release at River Horse Brewing Company ($PAYG for the limited release of the new Imperial Chocolate Porter.)
Thu. 1/14; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Tröegs Tap Takeover at The Pour House ($PAYG for the annual release of Nugget Nectar, plus HopBack Amber, Impending Descent, Solid Sender, and Scratch #213.)
Sat. 1/16; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. - Hibrewnation at Allstar Complex ($20-$55 for an uncompromising exploration of beer with a side of rare and hard to find.)
Sat. 1/16; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. - Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($25 for a four-course meal paired with four brewmaster picks from Victory Brewing Company.)
Fri. 1/15; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - River Horse Tap Takeover at Blue Dog ($PAYG for some of our limited release Barrel-aged Barleywine, along with other favorites like our IPA, Special Ale, and Belgian Freeze.)
Thu. 1/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bell's Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a night of beers from Bell's.)
Fri. 1/15; 11 a.m. - Fat Head's Launch at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for special release of Fat Head's beers.)
Fri. 1/15; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Manayunk Tasting at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for a tasting of beers from Manayunk Brewing.)
Fri. 1/15 & Sat. 1/16; 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. both nights - Big Philly Beerfest at Pennsylvania Convention Center ($45-$75 for two big nights of 100+ breweries with over 300 beers to benefit Animal Rescue Partners.)
Sun. 1/17; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. - Ben Franklin Sixtel Sunday Birthday Celebration at Kite & Key ($PAYG to celebrate the birthday of our country's greatest citizen with one heck of a tap list.)
Mon. 1/18; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Ballast Point Brunch at City Tap House-University City ($PAYG for a very unique pairing for your MLK holiday.)
Tue. 1/19; 6 p.m. - Coppertail Beer Dinner at Pizzeria Vetri-Chancellor Street ($50 for a four-course meal paired with beers from Coppertail Brewing Company.)
Tue. 1/19; 7 p.m. - Fat Head's Release Party at The Cambridge ($PAYG to meet the brewers, drink some great beer, and enjoy some great "headwiches".)
Tue. 1/19; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for a lineup of beers from Peak Brewing.)
Wed. 1/20; 10 a.m. - 120 on 1/20 at Grey Lodge Pub ($PAYG for a sixtel of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA.)
Fri. 1/15; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox ($PAYG as at least one other beer joins our ever popular Chester County Bitter on the handpumps.)
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Thu. 1/14; 7 p.m. - Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Salt Air ($60 for a five-course meal paired with Dogfish Head's Namaste, 75 Minute, Pennsylvania Tuxedo, Midas Touch, and Fort.)
Wed. 1/20; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - East vs. West Beer Dinner at Pickled Pig Pub ($TBA for a night of great East Coast and West Coast food and beer and help us welcome the west coast breweries who have set up shop in the east.)
Sat. 1/16 - Fat Head’s is Here at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for a few super fresh beers from a brewery that will be sure to please that winter hoppy craving.)
West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 1/15; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from SweetWater.)
Tue. 1/19; 9 p.m. - Firestone Walker 19th Anniversary Tapping at The Side Bar ($PAYG for Firestone Walker's 19th Anniversary Ale tapped right before Mystery Box Trivia starts.)
West Reading, Pa.
Thu. 1/14; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. - St. Boniface/Columbia Kettle Works Tap Takeover at Barley Mow Craft Beer House ($PAYG for the new collaboration with St. Boniface & Columbia Kettleworks Double Dry-hopped Kettleface.)
Thu. 1/14; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Tap Takeover at Ulysses Gastropub ($PAYG to enjoy some wonderful food with some even better beer from Yards. Golden Hop IPA makes an early appearance in Del.)
Fri. 1/15; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - The Return of Riverfront IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of Riverfront IPA, our most popular seasonal beer.)
Sat. 1/16; 3 p.m. - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer at World Cafe Live ($40 for two of the best things on earth paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings.)