Thursday, October 06, 2016

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: October 6 - October 12

As you're reading this, the brewing world is divided into two camps - those in Denver for GABF and those that are back home. I'm counted amongst the latter and will be monitoring the airwaves on Saturday afternoon for medal-winning local breweries at the world's largest and most respected beer judging competition. For those of us back home, here's a list of fine events at which we can remind ourselves how good we have it around these Philly parts.

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Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Adamstown, Pa.
Sun. 10/9; 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. — Oktoberfest – Mountain Xpress at Stoudts Brewing Company [A fun-filled family festival featuring live German polka music by Mountain Xpress, dancing, pig roast, authentic German food, and Stoudts hand-crafted lagers and ales.  $10-$50]

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 10/6; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works [Entire proceeds from the charity cask will be donated to a local organization.  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/6; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works [The entire proceeds of the first Thursday’s “Charity Cask Night” will be donated to a local non-profit organization.  $PAYG]
Fri. 9/30-Sun. 10/2 & Fri. 10/7-Sun. 10/9; All weekend — Oktoberfest at SteelStacks [Featuring brew samples, live music, authentic German food and beer, as well as attractions such as the axe-wielding lumberjacks of the Great Lakes Timber Show, captivating fringe festival acts, an elimination-style ice sculpting competition, the popular dachshund races, local artisans and more.  $Free + $PAYG]

Dover, Del.
Sat. 10/8; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Cheesetoberfest at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company [Our unique twist on the traditional German Octoberfest. 20-25 local restaurants will go head to head showcasing their best grilled cheese and or mac and cheese dish to see who will be crowned the Grand Cheezmo.  $20-$60]

King of Prussia, Pa.
Thu. 10/6 & Sat. 10/8; 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beerfest Royale at King of Prussia Mall Parking Lot [Join us under outdoor grand tents for 100+ beers, food from KOP’s best restaurants, live music on two stages, a cigar lounge, and much more.  $15-$75]

Kulpsville, Pa.
Sat. 10/8; 3 p.m. — Firestone Walker Vintage Ale at CJ's Doghouse [2013-2014 Flights of Anniversary, Parabola, Sacuba, Stickee Monkee.  $30]

Lancaster, Pa.
Thu. 10/6; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Bullfrog Brewery Tap Invasion at Hunger N Thirst [These guys make some excellent beer and will be bringing some rare sour and barrel aged treats.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 10/6; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Long Trail Citrus Limbo at Pinocchio's [Limbo, Citrus Limbo, Unearthed.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/11; 4 p.m. — Hook & Lager Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of this traditional German lager brewed in conjunction with the Media Fire & Hook & Ladder Company No.1.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Thu. 10/6; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Drink For Pink at Argilla Brewing Company [Live music, Drink For Pink Ale, Special food menu, and 50/50 raffle.  $PAYG]

Parkesburg, Pa.
Sat. 10/8; 12 p.m. — Oktoberfest at Victory Brewing Company [Enjoy a day fun-filled day featuring live music, a kids zone, corn hole, and more.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 10/6; 7 p.m. — Goose Island Sour Sisters at Jon's Bar & Grille [Draft List: Halia; Lolita; Juliet; Sofie; Matilda  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/6; 7 p.m. — Free Will Brewing Tap Takeover at Union Tap House [Free Will is taking over the taps, and giving out some free swag.  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/6; All Day — Franconian Lager Gravity Kegs at Local 44 [Pair a pint with a German brat sandwich for just $16.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/7; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Tasting at Bell Beverage [Free tasting samples of beers from SweetWater Brewing Company.  $Free]
Fri. 10/7; 5 p.m. — First Friday Event at Bottle Bar East [Firestone Walker tasting and taps.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/7; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — First Friday Sixtel: Ballantine Burton Ale at Grey Lodge Pub [Ballantine Burton Ale was first brewed in Newark in the 1930s and aged for up to 20 years in American oak.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/7; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Ballantine IPA Bar Buy at Grey Lodge Pub [Jenna from Ballantine will be on hand with her credit card. She wants to buy you a pint of Ballantine IPA.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/7; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School [Experience the essential Belgian beer styles; and learn why Belgium is beer heaven.  $48.98]
Fri. 10/7-Sun. 10/9; All Weekend — Armory Oktoberfest at 23rd Street Armory [We will decorate the 23rd Street Armory fortress-like structure in West Center City to mimic an authentic Munich festival tent. Traditional Oktoberfest food will be served and beer will be provided by the famous HofbrÀuhaus.  $45-$65]
Sat. 10/8; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. — Thirstoberfest at Memphis Taproom [Join us in the beer garden for an unabashed celebration of the finest people in the brewing industry.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/8; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Northeast Philly Fall Fest at Cannstatter’s [A souvenir tasting glass and the freedom to sample beer from any of the 75+ brews present at the festival.  $25-$45]
Sun. 10/9; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Pumpkin Smash at City Tap House-University City [Start off the fall season the best way possible by enjoying over 25 pumpkin beers on tap and mouthwatering pumpkin inspired brunch dishes.  $10]
Sun. 10/9; 7 p.m. — Savage Sixtel Sunday featuring Highway Manor at Kite & Key [Line up now because as always we will be breaking open the vault to line the taps. The Eagles play the Lions that day, so let the Wentz wagon roll.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/11; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — The World Atlas of Beer East Coast Launch at Tria Taproom [Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb will hang out to sign copies of the book (for sale at the bar, before you can even get it on Amazon!).  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/11; 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. — The World Atlas of Beer Tutored Tasting at Tria Taproom [Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb will be doing a tutored tasting of six rare beers from around the world, plus you get the signed book, plenty of tasty snacks, and lots of face time with the smart, engaging authors.  $65]
Tue. 10/11; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance [Dark Horse's Black IPA, Crooked Tree IPA, and Boubon Barrel-aged Scotty Karate on tap. Acoustic tunes with Katie Burke.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/12; All Day — 5th Anniversary Party at Barcade [Join us in celebrating our 5th anniversary in Philadelphia.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/12; 5 p.m. — Manayunk Brewing 20th Anniversary Celebration at Local 44 [We'll be pouring their 20th Anniversary Ale (fermented with house Belgian yeast and a hint of Brett and aged on Chardonnay and Muscat grapes) along with Drain Pour, Hoppa Smurf, Krooks Mill Pale, Renner's Red, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/12; 5 p.m. — Alpine Brewing Night at Jon's Bar & Grille [Free glass with purchase of a pint of Hoppy Birthday or Duet.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 10/7; 5 p.m. — First Friday Firkin Cask Conditioned Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of our Pumpkin Ale’s big brother, brewed with molasses and Belgian candi sugar along with pumpkin spices.  $PAYG]

Scranton, Pa.
Fri. 10/7-Sun. 10/9; All Weekend — Fall Fest at Backyard Ale House [Featuring live music, festival food, beer tastings, masskrug, chili cook-off, and more.  $PAYG]

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 10/7; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Oktoberfest Beers at Washington House [Kick off Oktoberfest in style with nine German beer styles to choose from. Our chef will recommend the perfect dinner pairings with the beers.  $PAYG]

Somerdale, NJ
Sat. 10/8; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Oktoberfest at Flying Fish Brewing Company [All proceeds benefit Freedom Center for Wildlife. Festivities include…..delicious authentic German cuisine, the best craft beer, free brewery tours, meeting Animal Ambassadors, Tricky Tray Auction. Sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited of Cherry Hill.  $35-$40]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 10/7; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage [Free tasting samples of beers from New Belgium.  $Free]

Yardley, Pa.
Sun. 10/9; 11:30 a.m. — 4 Year Anniversary at Vault Brewing Company [This time around, we’re releasing two Russian Imperial Stouts.  $PAYG]

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