Just a few things (!) on the calendar here around Philly as we close out the month of April with these last three days of events. After Saturday, all eyes, ears, and beers will turn to the nearly 15,000 industry professionals that will descend upon the city for the annual Craft Brewers Conference. I'll need to get a list of open-to-the-public events to share with you. Should be quite a scene.
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Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.
Sat. 4/30; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — IPA Brew Fest at Stoudts Brewing Company [Kick off your spring with live music from The Octavia Blues Band, a fresh buffet, and fantastic craft beer. $35-$40]
Cherry Hill, NJ
Sat. 4/30; 12 p.m. — Cake-Over & Craft Bazaar at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company [Featuring Funnel Cake variants and a craft bazaar with unique vendors. $PAYG]
Thu. 4/28; 6:30 p.m. — Best of the Locals Beer Dinner at The Drafting Room [Five-course dinner paired with beers from Crowded Castle, Tired Hands, Sole Artisan Ales, Free Will Brewing, Fegley's Brew Works, and 2SP. $59]
Fri. 4/22-Sat. 4/30; All day — Harrisburg Beer Week at Harrisburg Beer Week [A nine-day, multi-venue series showcasing breweries, restaurants, pubs, and more through craft beer-centric events, demonstrations, and education. See website for up-to-date calendar of official events. $Varies]
Sat. 4/30; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Little Big Beer Fest at Appalachian Brewing Company [30+ beers to sample. 100% of proceeds go to Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services. $30]
Thu. 4/28; All day — Starr Hill King of Hops Flights at CJ's Doghouse [Enjoy the taste of some great variants of King of Hops. $PAYG]
Thu. 4/28; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Green Flash Night at Pinocchio's [A night of beers from Green Flash. $PAYG]
Merchantville, NJ Sat. 4/30; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Spring Fest at Blue Monkey Tavern [List of beers will be posted once we have it finalized. $35]
Norristown, Pa. Thu. 4/28; 5:30 p.m. — Deschutes Draft Event at Capone's [Abyss variation pours. $PAYG]
Thu. 4/28; 3 p.m. — PA Breweries Night at Barcade [An evening of the Finest Brews from The Keystone State. $PAYG]
Fri. 4/29; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — British Ales with Joe Sixpack at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from the UK served up with an appearance by Joe Sixpack. $Free]
Fri. 4/29; 5 p.m. — Ommegang / Blvd Tasting at Bottle Bar East [Beers from Ommegang and Boulevard. $PAYG]
Fri. 4/29; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Finally Friday Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner [Sample some of our favorite varieties from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company. $Free]
Sat. 4/30; 3 p.m. — PA Breweries Night at Barcade [Please join us for an evening of the finest brews from The Keystone State. $PAYG]
Sat. 4/30; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School [We’ll taste through the famous, and not-so-famous, beer styles of Belgium, including Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, Monk brews, and more. $49.98]
Sat. 4/30; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Pottstown Firkin Festival at Manatawny Park [The Pottstown Firkin Fest offers an impressive array of 42 firkins, crafted by 24 of the top local and regional breweries in the craft brewing world. This all-VIP event is limited to 500 VIP sampling guests. $25-$75]
Sat. 4/30; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — S.I.P. Fest at Canal Street Pub [SIP Fest breweries provide a cask conditioned beer AND a draft beer. Canal Street Pub will create a food pairing for each of the cask offerings that will be available for the first hour of SIP Fest. $45]
Fri. 4/29; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Meet Yvan De Baets from Brasserie De la Senne at Teresa's Next Door [We will have a few of his elegant brews on tap for you to try. $PAYG]
Sat. 4/30; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Delaware on the Deck Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us as we open our deck and tap some special beers from Iron Hill and twelve Delaware breweries. $PAYG]