Thursday, March 31, 2016

Beer Calendar: What To Do in April 2016

April 2016. The events calendar below speaks for itself. If you can't find some way, some place to drink a glass of beer, you're either a hermit or don't like beer. From the mountains to the city to the Shore, there is no shortage of options.

I've got three book events on the horizon with more to be filled in. There's the fundraiser for the Wayne Public Library in northern NJ on April 30 (including a handful of new breweries to sample), the Books-A-Million store in the Exton Square Mall the day before Father's Day in June, and an almost-planned-but-not-quite-yet run/book/beer event that I'm anxious to get on the calendar but I probably shouldn't talk about until it's locked in. I'm superstitious like that.

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, 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

Fri. 4/1; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Southern Tier with Joe Sixpack at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 4/1; 7 p.m. — Allagash Tap Tasting & Takeover at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/1; 12 p.m. — Pliny the Younger at Pub On Passyunk East (P.O.P.E.) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/1; All day — He’Brew Circum Session Ale Tapping at Tria Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/2; 12 p.m. — 4th Annual Homebrew Contest at Earth Bread + Brewery in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 4/3; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — A Tribe Called Brunch Vol. 5: Diabetes Fundraiser at McCrossen's Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 4/4; 4 p.m. — Phillies First 2016 Game at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 4/4; All day — Quad Day at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 4/4; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Happy Hour with Fegley's at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 4/5; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tappings at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 4/5; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Meet Picobrouwerij Alvinne at Monk's Café in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 4/5; 4 p.m. — Tostada Tuesday with Sly Fox at Sancho Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/6; 7 p.m. — Lady Birds Anniversary Party and International Women's Collaborative Brew Day Gose Release Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/6; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Happy Hour with Jack's Abby at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Wed. 4/6; 9 p.m.-12 a.m. — Late Night Beer Brunch at The Irish Pol in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/7; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Fat Heads Brewing Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/7; 5 p.m. — Natural Wine & Funky Beer at South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/8; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Evolution Brewing Company at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 4/8; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Star Hill Tasting of 4 Kings at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/9; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Craft Beer Express at 13 quality beer bars around town in Philadelphia, Pa. [$10+$PAYG]
Sat. 4/9; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — St. Benjamin Brewing Can Release Launch Party at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 4/11; 3 p.m. — Phillies Home Opener at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 4/11; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Happy Hour with Otter Creek at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 4/12; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tappings at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 4/12; 5 p.m. — PhoTap at ProTap at Prohibition Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 4/12; 5 p.m. — The Art of Tröegs at Strangelove's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/13; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — The Art of Tröegs Coloring Night at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/15; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — 21st Amendment with Joe Sixpack at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 4/15; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — NCBC Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/16; 12 p.m. — Beer Garden Opening at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/16; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Tappin' The Trucks- Brews n' Bites Block Party at Tap Room On 19th in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 4/18; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Happy Hour with Lagunitas at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 4/19; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Bach & Beer at Dock Street Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 4/19; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tappings at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/20; 5 p.m. — Game of Thrones Quizzo at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/20; 9 p.m.-12 a.m. — Universal Funk featuring Bella Vista Beer Night at The Trestle Inn in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/21; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Two Roads: 500 Years of Reinheitsgebot — Beer Purity Party at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/21-Sun. 4/24; All weekend — St George's Day — A Weekend Celebration of English Beers at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/22; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Leinenkugel Brewing Company at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 4/22; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Capt. Lawrence Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/23; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Stiftungsfest at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein in Philadelphia, Pa. [$10-$12]
Sun. 4/24; 12 p.m.-10 p.m. — Game Of Thrones Season 6 Premiere at The Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 4/25; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Happy Hour with Captain Lawrence at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 4/26; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tappings at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/27; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Shake Shack “In Da Cart" at Garage [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/28; 3 p.m. — PA Breweries Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/29; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — British Ales with Joe Sixpack at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 4/29; 5 p.m. — Ommegang / Blvd Tasting at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/29; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Finally Friday Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 4/1; All day — Porter & Stout Sweatout at The Pour House in North Wales, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 4/3; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Yoga and a Beer at Crooked Eye Brewery in Bristol, Pa. [$10]
Wed. 4/6; 6 p.m. — Phightin' Phils Pils Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/7; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Starr Hill IPA Limited Draft Event at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 4/10; 11:30 a.m. — Fourth Anniversary Party at Forest & Main in Ambler, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/13; 6 p.m. — Free Will Brewing at Fingers Wings & Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tröegs Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/15; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ship Bottom Mini Tap Takeover at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/20; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. — Iron Lady Porter Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/20; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Lagunitas Happy Hour at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/21; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Boaks Retirement Draft Party at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/27; 6 p.m. — Chicken & Waffles with Founders Brewing at Fingers Wings & Other Things in Conshohocken, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/28; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Green Flash Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/28; 5:30 p.m. — Deschutes Draft Event at Capone's in Norristown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/30; 12 p.m. — Cake-Over & Craft Bazaar at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company in Cherry Hill, NJ [$PAYG]

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 4/1; 12 p.m. — IPA #1 Release at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/1; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — First Friday, Firkin, & Flatbread Night at Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/1; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/1; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/1; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/1; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 4/1-Sat. 4/2; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. & 12 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cask Festival at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/2; 12 p.m. — 4th Anniversary Party at Round Guys Brewing Company in Lansdale, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/2; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Mahalo, Apollo! Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Sun. 4/3; 10:30 a.m. — Sunday Morning Breakfast at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. [$15]
Sun. 4/3; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Firestone Walker Berks County Kickoff at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 4/4-Sun. 4/10; All day — Delaware Beer Week at Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/7; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/7; 6 p.m. — Twas the Night Before AC Beerfest Tap Takeover at Wingcraft Kitchen & Beer Bar in Atlantic City, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/7; All day — Mispillion River entering PA market at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/7; 5 p.m. — A Night of Farmhouse Ales at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/7; All day — Session Beer Day Tap Take Over at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/7; All night — Bell's Tap Take Over at Ulysses Gastropub in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/8; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Release Party at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company in Dover, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/8; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Titus 2XIPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/8; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 4/9; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Sly Fox Flight at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 4/10; 1 p.m. — 1st Homebrew Competition at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 4/10-Sat. 4/16; All night — What The Funk? Fest 3 at Keg & Kitchen in Westmont, NJ [$PAYG]
Tue. 4/12; All night — Free Will Ladies Night at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/13; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tap Takeover at Railroad St. Bar & Grill in Linfield, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/15; All day — 6th Anniversary Celebration at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/15; 5 p.m. — Yards Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/15; All day — Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/16; 12 p.m. — Dogfish Head Record Day Celebration at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/16; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Putting Away Capone Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/20; 4:20 p.m.-8 p.m. — 4:20 on 4/20 at Levante Brewing Company in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 4/20; 5 p.m. — Dank Beer Tap Takeover at The Drafting Room [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/21; 5 p.m. — Mikkeller Flight Night at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/22; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Tap Takeover at Good Ta Go in Chambersburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/22; All weekend — Game of Thrones Weekend at The Drafting Room [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/22-Sun. 4/24; All weekend — SRT Spreekend at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 4/22-Sat. 4/30; All day — Harrisburg Beer Week at Harrisburg Beer Week in Harrisburg, Pa. [$Varies]
Sat. 4/23; All day — Ballast Point Brewing Event at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/23; 3 p.m. — Smile For The Camera! at Levante Brewing Company in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 4/28; All day — Starr Hill King of Hops Flights at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 4/30; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Delaware on the Deck Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]

Events Over $20

Fri. 4/15; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — 8 Beers To Try Before You Die at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$59.98]
Sat. 4/16; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level One at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$149.98]
Sat. 4/23; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Manayunk BBQ, Bourbon, and Blues Craft Beer Fest at Manayunk Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$20-$60]
Sat. 4/23; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. — Fruit Beer and Cider Festival at The Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. [$45]
Sat. 4/30; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$49.98]

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 4/1; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — Second Birthday at Crooked Eye Brewery in Bristol, Pa. [$25]
Sat. 4/23; 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Tap into Spring with Team WMMR at Barren Hill Brewing Company in Lafayette Hill, Pa. [$25]
Tue. 4/26; 6:30 p.m. — Doylestown Brewing Beer Dinner at Steam in Southampton, Pa. [$45]
Wed. 4/27; 7 p.m. — St. Bernardus Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$65]
Sat. 4/30; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Spring Fest at Blue Monkey Tavern in Merchantville, NJ [$35]

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 4/1; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Pairings on the Ferry at Cape May Ferry in Cape May, NJ [$59]
Sat. 4/2; 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Beer & Yoga at Victory Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pa. [$35]
Sat. 4/2; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Art of the Brew Fest at Hamburg Field House in Hamburg, Pa. [$10-$45]
Sun. 4/3; 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. — Weyerbacher Beer & Grilled Cheese Pairing at Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, Pa. [$45-$49]
Thu. 4/7; 7:30 p.m. — Flying Fish Beer Dinner at Guy Fieri's Chophouse in Atlantic City, NJ [$99]
Thu. 4/7; All night — Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Atlantic City, NJ [$99-$125]
Fri. 4/8-Sat. 4/9; 8 p.m.-12 a.m.; 12 p.m.-4 p.m.; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — AC Beer and Music Festival at Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ [$20-$99]
Sat. 4/9; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — 250th Anniversary Opening Event and Beer Tasting at John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion in Harrisburg, Pa. [$25]
Sat. 4/9; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. [$25]
Sat. 4/9; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Gettysburg Firkin Fest at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. [$25-$79]
Sat. 4/9; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — The Taming of the Brew at Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg, Pa. [$30-$60]
Sat. 4/9; 3 p.m. — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. [$40]
Sun. 4/10; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Beer Geek Brunch at Martorano's at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, NJ [$35]
Sun. 4/10; 5:30 p.m. — Four-course Beer Dinner at Ludwig's Grille & Oyster Bar in Glenmoore, Pa. [$45-$55]
Sun. 4/10; 6 p.m. — Whiskey Dinner with Lew Bryson at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$68]
Thu. 4/14; 7 p.m. — Allagash Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn in Yardley, Pa. [$75]
Sat. 4/16; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Fegley's Chocolate Festival at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. [$30-$35]
Sat. 4/16; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Rails & Ales at Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, Pa. [$15-$50]
Sat. 4/16; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Reading Craft Beer Festival at Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. [$10-$65]
Sat. 4/16; 11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Detox & Retox: Brew Yoga Series at Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, Pa. [$30-$35]
Tue. 4/19; 6:30 p.m. — Grilled Cheese Paradise Beer Dinner Lite at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. [$45]
Wed. 4/20; 7 p.m. — Game of Thrones Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$65]
Sat. 4/23; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — PA Flavor at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. [$20-$75]
Sat. 4/23; 3 p.m. — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. [$40]
Sun. 4/24; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. — Craft Beer & Yoga at Chatty Monks in West Reading, Pa. [$30]
Mon. 4/25; 5:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner with Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$35]
Tue. 4/26; 7 p.m. — Brewers of Delaware Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. [$65]
Wed. 4/27; 7 p.m. — Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Hotel du Pont in Wilmington, Del. [$60]
Thu. 4/28; 6:30 p.m. — Best of the Locals Beer Dinner at The Drafting Room [$59]
Sat. 4/30; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — IPA Brew Fest at Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. [$35-$40]
Sat. 4/30; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Pottstown Firkin Festival at Manatawny Park in Pottstown, Pa. [$25-$75]
Sat. 4/30; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Little Big Beer Fest at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pa. [$30]

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