The February calendar of beer events keeps humming along with another cool couple dozen ways to enjoy beer in the next week to keep you warm as spring looms just around the corner. Plus, Lehigh Valley Beer Week promises plenty of ways each day to celebrate great beers and bars from Allentown to Easton and Bethlehem to Emmaus and everywhere in between.
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Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.
Sat. 2/20; 11 a.m. — Wood? at Union Jack's On The Manatawny [Our annual barrel-aged ale fiasco. $PAYG]
Thu. 2/18; 5 p.m. — Beer & Food Pairings at Crooked Eye Brewery [Chef Norbert will be preparing dishes to enjoy with Crooked Eye ales. $PAYG]
Wed. 2/24; All day — One-off The Dock with Ballast Point at Fingers Wings & Other Things [Be the first to try all the new one-off beers Ballast Point is releasing. $PAYG]
Fri. 2/19; 5 p.m. — Introducing Shorts Brewing at The Drafting Room [Huma Lupa Licious IPA, Soft Parade, and Space Rock Pale from this Michigan brewery new to PA. $PAYG]
Kennett Square, Pa.
Sat. 2/20; 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Beer & Yoga at Victory Brewing Company [Join us for a morning of yoga followed by food & beer pairing stations. $35]
Sat. 2/20; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Detox & Retox: Brew Yoga Series at Saucony Creek Brewing Company [Twisting will help detox the body and encourage healthy digestion before enjoying the second half of the event…the retox. $30-$35]
Fri. 2/19; 5 p.m. — Bear Republic Rarities Celebration at Blue Dog Pub [Blue Dog has acquired a cache of Bear Republic Beer that you will not see anywhere else. $PAYG]
Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Sat. 2/20-Sat. 2/27; All week — Lehigh Valley Beer Week at numerous establishments around the Lehigh Valley [See website for an up-to-date calendar and event details. $Varies]
Sat. 2/20; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Bottoms Up For Prostate Cancer at The Desmond [Featuring local breweries including Victory, wine tasting with food stations, games of chance, auction items, comedian Toogie Jackson, and live music with The MC Band. $60-$209]
Thu. 2/18; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Magic Hat Night at Pinocchio's [Try some Magic Hat bottles. $PAYG]
Thu. 2/18; 12 p.m. — Queen of Wands Bottle Release at Mispillion River Brewing Company [Queen of Wands is a 10% ABV Belgian Quad. $PAYG]
Sun. 2/21; 10:30 a.m. — BrewAsana Beer & Yoga at Free Will Brewing Company [This 45 minute introductory yoga session will be lead by Beth Howard of Younger Thru Yoga+, LLC., and will be followed by a private beer tasting consisting of a 4 beer flight, hosted by Free Will Brewing Co. $27.37]
Thu. 2/18; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Destihl Happy Hour at American Sardine [ASB loves sour beer and ASB loves it in a can, therefore, ASB loves wild canners Destihl Brewery from Illinois. $PAYG]
Thu. 2/18; 4 p.m. — Midwest Beer Night at Barcade [A lineup of beers from the midwest US. $PAYG]
Thu. 2/18; 4 p.m. — Ballast Point Fruit & Hops Happy Hour at Brü Craft & Wurst [We're tapping a lineup of the new fruited hoppy beers from Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, as well as one old faithful. $PAYG]
Thu. 2/18; 7 p.m. — In The Garden Beer Night at Jerry's Bar [All night long, we'll be featuring special drafts made with these natural ingredients. $PAYG]
Thu. 2/18; All day — Galentine's Day at City Tap House-Logan [$10 donation for beer specials and raffle prizes benefitting the American Heart Association. $PAYG]
Fri. 2/19; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Great Lakes. $Free]
Fri. 2/19; 5 p.m. — River Horse Brewing Taps and Tasting at Bottle Bar East [List of beers from River Horse Brewing Company. $PAYG]
Fri. 2/19; 7 p.m. — Firestone Nitro Merlin & Cookies Night at Devil's Den [We will be taping a keg of Firestone's Nitro Velvet Merlin Milk Stout and pairing it with plates of delicious homemade cookies. $PAYG]
Sat. 2/20; 12 p.m. — Beats, Brews, and BBQ at World Café Live [The opportunity to sample the offerings of over 30 local and regional breweries. $45-$60]
Sun. 2/21; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Band of Brewers at World Café Live [We will once again be raising money for charity as well, as part of the proceeds will go to the charity of choice of the winning band. Each brewery will be represented by draft beers of their choice, so expect a pretty awesome lineup of local craft beer. $20+$PAYG]
Mon. 2/22; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 [Complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. $Free]
Wed. 2/24; 12 p.m. — Sour Beer Event at Bainbridge Street Barrel House [Calling all Sour Beer enthusiasts, this is an event you do not want to miss. $PAYG]
Wed. 2/24; 4 p.m. — Pizza Boy and Bullfrog Tap Takeover at The Cambridge [More than a dozen beers combined from these two central PA brewing powerhouses. $PAYG]
Wed. 2/24; 7:24 p.m. — Everybody Get Hoppy at The Belgian Cafe [Join us as we feature a selection of stellar and seasonally appropriate hoppy brews. $PAYG]
Fri. 2/19; 11:30 a.m. — Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Stop by to see which delicious brews will be on the hand pumps next to our stalwart Chester County Bitter. $PAYG]
Sun. 2/21; 11 a.m. — Dark Beer Day at Liberty Taproom [Expect some dark and decadent food specials that day as well and an afternoon unplugged DJ set from QBall of the Bloodhound Gang. $PAYG]
West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 2/18; 5 p.m. — Shorts Brewing Release at Side Bar [We will be welcoming in another great brewery to PA, Shorts Brewing, from Michigan. $PAYG]
Thu. 2/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Faithful and Fearless Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Engine 51, a traditional German lager which was brewed in collaboration with the First West Chester Fire Company. $PAYG]
West Reading, Pa.
Thu. 2/18; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Ballast Point Victory at Sea Day at Barley Mow Craft Beer House [We will be tapping Ballast Point Victory at Sea Variants - Toasted Coconut, Peanut Butter, and Peppermint. Plus, a firkin of Oak-aged Victory at Sea. $PAYG]
Sun. 2/21; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. — Craft Beer & Yoga at Chatty Monks [A 45 minute yoga class followed by a glass of beer or cider of your choice. Includes a light continental breakfast. $30]
Fri. 2/19; 5 p.m. — Night of the Czar Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us as we release 4 Russian Stouts and a special guest beer from Stewart’s Brewing Company. $PAYG]
Sat. 2/20; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Hibrewnation at York Expo Center [Enjoy nearly limitless samples of over 90 hand-selected regional and international brews from our ever-growing list in your souvenir glass. $20-$55]