Quite a full spectrum of beer events in these next seven days — from free samplings to dinner to festivals, even a vegan beer festival on Sunday. I'll be there. Will you?
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Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.
Tue. 8/16; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Summer Fling Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for a five course fresh flavors dinner paired with Watermelon Berliner, Keller Pils, Summer Crush, Bedotter, and Overload Stout. $65]
Fri. 8/12; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Lagunitas Sampling at Exton Beverage Company [Tasting samples of beers from Lagunitas. $Free]
Fri. 8/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Starr Hill Limited Release Invasion at Federal Taphouse [We will have a full weekend of Starr Hill limited kegs on draft, which include some very rare finds. $PAYG]
Sat. 8/13; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Columbia Kettle Works Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar [Enjoy a four-course meal paired with four beers from Columbia Kettle Works. $30]
Tue. 8/16; 5 p.m. — Victory Sour Monkey & Tart Ten Tap Night at The Fridge [We tap Victory's Sour Monkey, Tart Ten, and the very limited release Air Drop New Zealand-Hopped Pilsner. $PAYG]
Sat. 8/13; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Lewisburg BrewBQue at Hufnagle Park [Serving up beer, wine, and cider tasting, barbecue, live music, root beer garden, kids’ festival, and sidewalk sales throughout beautiful, historic downtown Lewisburg. $5-$40]
Sat. 8/13; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — The Beer Games at Mispillion River Brewing Company [Bring your friends and prepare to dominate the world. $PAYG]
Fri. 8/12; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Creamsicle Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Celebrate National Creamsicle Day a few days early with a pint of Creamsicle Wit, featuring complex spice, orange and vanilla flavors. $PAYG]
Thu. 8/11; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Terrapin Beer Company Draft Event at Capone's [Meet Terrapin Beers and Matt Satten along with a special featured beer, Cinnamon Rolled Wake-N-Bake. $PAYG]
Sun. 8/14; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. — BrewAsana at Free Will Brewing Company [This 45 minute yoga session will be lead by Beth Howard of Younger Thru Yoga+, LLC., and will be followed by a private beer tasting, hosted by Free Will Brewing Co. $25]
Thu. 8/11; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Yards Brews Cruise at The Spirit of Philadelphia (at Penn's Landing) [Come pay tribute to Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll! Scoop DeVille will be on board for ice cream pairings on this cruise. This cruise features Yards' Love Stout. $49.90]
Fri. 8/12; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Devils Backbone Sampling at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Devils Backbone. $Free]
Sat. 8/13; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — 20th Anniversary Party at Grey Lodge Pub [The Grey Lodge has managed to survive for 20 years. $PAYG]
Sat. 8/13-Sat. 8/20; All Day — Pucker Up! 7th Annual SourFest at Devil's Den [Annual sour fest starts Saturday, August 13th with 17 funky, sour, tart beers on draft the 13th & 14th then an entire draft tower of sour (8 lines) pouring the rest of the week. $PAYG]
Sun. 8/14; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Philly S.E.E.D. at SugarHouse Casino Event Center [Vegan food samples from some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants, as well as plenty of beer samples from over 25 breweries. $35-$65]
Mon. 8/15; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 [Tasting samples of beers from Oskar Blues. $Free]
Mon. 8/15; 5:30 p.m. — Yards Beer Run and Happy Hour at Franklin Square [The #YardsBeerRun and Happy Hour is back, every third Monday of the month, through November. No registration required. Meet at 6th and Race at 5:30 for a quick run over the Ben Franklin Bridge then it’s off to Yards for Happy Hour. $PAYG]
Tue. 8/16; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance [A night of beers from Summit. $PAYG]
Tue. 8/16; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Stout Brunch at Lucky's Last Chance [Stay tuned for details. $PAYG]
Tue. 8/16; All day — Dark Horse Brewing Company at McCrossen's Tavern [We've been aging some rare Dark Horse kegs, and decided there's no time like today to tap them. $PAYG]
Tue. 8/16; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Burgers 'n' Brews at Shake Shack (University City) [We will be hosting a guided tasting of Yards beers specially paired with four rounds of Shake Shack burgers, limited-time specials and frozen custard beer floats. $35]
Wed. 8/17; 3 p.m. — Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Tap Takeover at Jon's Bar & Grille [We're tapping some awesome beers from the likes of the best brewery in So-Cal. $PAYG]
Sat. 8/13 and Sun. 8/14; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. & 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Truckerton at The Tuckerton Seaport [The Seaport will host 20 gourmet food trucks over the two days from all over the East Coast. $8+$PAYG]
West Chester, Pa.
Sat. 8/13; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. — 2016 Anniversary HOP Party at Levante Brewing Company [Bring cans of food and we'll hook you up for helping other people in need. $PAYG]
Sat. 8/13; 1:30 p.m.-6 p.m. — America On Tap at Tubman-Garrett Park [Sample over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Plus hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. $40-$60]