Ditch the Erin Expresses this weekend and check out the exhaustive set of more than forty beer events occurring all around the Philly region this weekend and the rest of the next seven days.
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Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.
Fri. 3/11; 4 p.m. — Beer Sampling at Weis [Beer tasting samples from Yards Brewing Company. $Free]
Mon. 3/14; 7 p.m. — New Belgium Tap Takeover & Release Party at Geraghty's Pub [We're excited to announce New Belgium Brewing beers are being released in NJ and you can get them here first. $PAYG]
Sun. 3/13; 10 a.m. — Russian River Pliny The Younger and Much More at Blue Dog Tavern [Served at 11 a.m., doors open at 10 a.m. $PAYG]
Sun. 3/13; 2 p.m.-3 p.m. — Detox to Retox at Roy Pitz Brewing Company [Get a great workout in and reward yourself with a nice cold beer after. $15]
Fri. 3/11; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Cherry Blossom Release Party at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company [Annual release party plus music by Maiden Names and food by I Don't Give A Fork. $PAYG]
Fri. 3/11; 4 p.m. — Beer Sampling at Wegmans [Beer tasting samples from Yards Brewing Company. $Free]
Sat. 3/12; 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Beer & Yoga at Victory Brewing Company [Join us for a yoga class taught in our Downingtown brewpub, then treat yourself to a tasty menu paired perfectly with our delicious seasonal Victory brews. $30]
Ewing Township, NJ
Sat. 3/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — River Horse Spring Thaw at River Horse Brewing Company [To kickoff Spring, we are introducing a new beer to our line up that you can enjoy all year long....The River Horse Roly Poly Pils. $15+$PAYG]
Thu. 3/10; All day — Tap Takeover at The Pour House [Beers from River Horse. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 12 p.m. — Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout Saturday at The Drafting Room [Join us for one last 'winter hurrah' with some awesome Bourbon Barrel Aged Stouts on tap. $PAYG]
Thu. 3/10; All Day — 4 Hands Event at CJ's Doghouse [We will be tapping Absence of Light and Madagascar as well as a few others from 4 Hands. $PAYG]
Thu. 3/10; 5 p.m. — Maine Beer Company at Hunger N Thirst [Join us for tappings of Maine Beer Company's Peeper Ale, MO, and Mean Old Tom. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Stoudts Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar [Enjoy a four-course meal paired perfectly with four brewmaster picks from Stoudts Brewing Company. $25]
Maple Shade, NJ
Sat. 3/12; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Barrels, Bourbons, & Bugs Multi-Tap Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us as we tap a collection of wild and barrel-aged beers. $PAYG]
Thu. 3/10; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ithaca Night at Pinocchio's [Beers from Ithaca Beer Company. $PAYG]
North Wales, Pa.
Thu. 3/10; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Sly Fox Tap Takeover at The Pour House [Eight beers from Sly Fox Brewing Company. $PAYG]
Thu. 3/10; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Evolution Craft Brewing & Kinsey Whiskey Night at Devil's Den [We will be pouring beer from Evolution Craft Brewing and Kinsey Whiskey from local distillery New Liberty. $PAYG]
Fri. 3/11; 5 p.m. — 2SP Tasting at Bottle Bar East [Beers from 2SP Brewing Company. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Saison Day with Allagash at City Tap House-Logan [Join the Philly Homebrew Outlet, Philly Home Brew Club, and Allagash Brewing Company in celebration of one of our favorite styles of beer....the lovely Saison. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. — Terrapin Beer Southern Beer Brunch at Devil's Den [The good folks from Terrapin Beer will be taking over our taps for a good old fashioned Southern Inspired Brunch. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — The Beer Scouts of America Inaugural Jamboree at Jose Pistola's [Earn yourself a dazzling array of merit badges at this gathering of all the major Beer Scout troops from Brooklyn Brewery, Frecon, Founders, and the Pistola's local chapter. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Bourbon Flav Barrel Aged Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us as we celebrate the flavor of bourbon barrel aged beer. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Stout Brunch at Johnny Brenda's [We will be pouring a wide array of local stouts on draft from Dry Irish Stouts to Oyster Stouts to Russian Imperial Stouts. In addition to our regular brunch menu, we will have an tasty bill of fare including a Full Irish Breakfast, haggis, oysters, and more. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 11 a.m. — Tsar Power at Khyber Pass Pub [A celebration of imperial stouts. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — World Atlas of Beer at Philly Beer School [This beer tasting class is an overview of the entire world of beer today. $48.98]
Sat. Mar. 12 & Sun. Mar. 13; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day — Big Wood Wknd at Standard Tap [Wake up to wood-smoked and barrel-aged beers with Bone-In Brunch. $PAYG]
Sun. 3/13; 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — The Brewer's Plate at The Kimmel Center [No other annual event maintains such an unwavering commitment to "buy fresh, buy local" while bringing together our region's outstanding chefs, farmers, food artisans, brewers, distillers, and winemakers for the benefit of the most discerning critics, bloggers, and guests. $64-$125]
Mon. 3/14; 4 p.m. — Pi Day with Pizza Boy at City Tap House-University City [Featuring $10 flights and deep dish and brick oven pizza. $PAYG]
Mon. 3/14; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — St. Benjamin's Brewing: Franklin's Abbey at Monk's Cafe [Join us in the back bar to welcome St. Benjamin Brewing and taste their new Franklin's Abbey Series. $PAYG]
Mon. 3/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Big Hill Cider. $Free]
Tue. 3/15; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Thomas Hooker Brewing Meet & Greet at Devil's Den [Stop in and try some great craft beers from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company. $PAYG]
Tue. 3/15; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance [Featuring beers from Tröegs' Scratch Series. $PAYG]
Wed. 3/16; 6 p.m. — Going Deep with Neshaminy Creek at Hawthornes [Featuring Bourbon Barrel Aged Concrete Pillow ’13 and Brewpub-only Winter Wit on tap, along with all available cans. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. — Porter Fest at Club 212 above Bistro On Bridge [A celebration of Mason Porter music and beer featuring the release of the new Sly Fox Porter. After party at Sly Fox in Phoenixville from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Bring your show ticket for a complimentary beverage. $15-$25]
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Sun. 3/13; 6:30 p.m. — Beer & Books Beer Dinner with Sam Calagione at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [For this beer dinner, each guest will receive a copy of the new book paired with live readings in-between each course of this three-course meal. $65]
Fri. 3/11; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — A Selection from Muller's at The Beer Yard [Murphy's Irish Stout, Stoudts Pilsner, Captain Lawrence Frost Monster Imperial Stout, and the new Captain Lawrence Effortless Grapefruit Session IPA. $Free]
West Chester, Pa.
Mon. 3/14 through Sat. 3/19; All Day — HOP Through It Week at Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [Local breweries will be flowing from Side Bar's taps with hoppy kegs filled days prior to tapping. The week will end with a celebration of a beer that is rated one of the best hoppy beers in the world being tapped at 11 a.m. Friday March 18th $PAYG]
West Reading, Pa.
Sun. 3/13; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. — Craft Beer & Yoga at Chatty Monks [A 1 hour yoga class followed by a glass of beer or cider of your choice. $30]
Sun. 3/13; 11 a.m. — Hoppy 7th Anniversary at The Pour House [Rare beer on tap. $PAYG]
Sat. 3/12; 3 p.m. — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live [Featuring Yards Brewing Company. We have taken two of the best things on earth — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer — and paired them together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings. $40]