Friday, November 17, 2017

November 2017: Beer News update, part 2

Just a couple bits and sips to get you caught up.

~ News of one of suburban Philadelphia's first "better beer bars". [Link to The Daily Local]

~ If you missed last month announcement of GABF awards, here's a quick list of area breweries that took home some new jewelry. [Link to The Beer Yard]





© Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge, 2017. All content is owned and uniquely created by Bryan J. Kolesar. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Kolesar is strictly prohibited. Excerpts, images, and links may be used with advance permission granted and only provided that full and clear credit is given to Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Contact Kolesar at TheBrewLounge@gmail.com



Thursday, November 16, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: November 16 - November 22

"Is it the complete list of all beer events happening? No, but no one has a more complete list."

How many dozens reasons do you need to drink great beer over the course of the next week? Two? Three? How about four? There's at least that many here down below. Have at it; Cheers!

As you review the listings, don't forget Philly Tap Finder. They host an impressive listing of event draft lists to help better inform your beer event scheduling.

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

Ardmore, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Fireside Gathering and Board Game Night at The Beer Shoppe [Come join us for board games and a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering, discounts on food during game time, 16 rotating drafts, and over 900 bottles and cans.  $PAYG]

Berlin, NJ
Sat. 11/18; 12 p.m. — 2nd Anniversary Party at Berlin Brewing Company [Live music all day, free hourly raffles, and delicious beers.  $PAYG]

Bridgeport, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m. — Doll's Eye CDA/Black IPA Can and Draft Release at Conshohocken Brewing Company [Our seasonal hop-forward American Black IPA is back with malt roastiness and piney floral goodness from Cascade and Nugget hops.  $PAYG]

Conshohocken, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Goose Island Black Friday Warm Up at Below Deck Bottle Shop & Flanigan's Boathouse [Goose Island Black Friday is quickly approaching and we'll be tapping a keg of 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout at the bar. In our bottle shop, we'll be selling bottles of 2015 Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout, 2016 Bourbon County Brand Stout, and 2016 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m. — Doll's Eye CDA/Black IPA Can and Draft Release at Conshohocken Brewing Company [Our seasonal hop-forward American Black IPA is back with malt roastiness and piney floral goodness from Cascade and Nugget hops.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Official Goose Island Black Wednesday Launch at Flanigan's Boathouse [All four Bourbon County beers will be on draft with giveaways, raffles, and more.  $PAYG]

Dover, Del.
Fri. 11/17; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Beer Release Party at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House [Scotchless Monster release, live music, and brewery basket raffle.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 10 a.m. — Dark Wednesday 2017 at Victory Brewing Company [We're releasing 2 specialty brews! The first? It's a brand new Victory beer called Wisdom's Hour and it's a limited Barrel-Aged American Sour. And the second? That's a surprise!  $PAYG]

Easton, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 12 p.m. — Quad Release at Weyerbacher Brewing Company [The release day for Quad.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Mon. 11/20; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Conshohocken Brewing Beer Dinner at Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden [Chef Eric has prepared a four-course tasting menu to be paired with seasonal, and exclusive releases from Conshohocken Brewing.  $60]

Georgetown, Del.
Sat. 11/18; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Haunted Maze Beer Tasting and Release Party at 16 Mile Brewing Company [Join us for our Soul Cake Imperial Amber release party and beer tasting.  $25-$30]

Harleysville, Pa.
Mon. 11/20; 4 p.m. — 4th Anniversary at Butcher & Barkeep [Beer glorious beer to celebrate four years amongst some other surprises from behind the line.  $PAYG]

Hockessin, Del.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m-8:30 p.m. — Giving On Tap at Two Stones Pub [Taste craft beer and wine pairings selected to enhance the flavors of holiday favorites prepared with a gourmet twist.  $55]

Horsham, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Complimentary Wine & Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey [Beer tastings from Rodenbach.  $Free]

Kutztown, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; All day — First Crowler Can Release at Saucony Creek Brewing Company [With your ticket you will be able to pick-up your pre-ordered Crowlers anytime beginning on Thanksgiving Eve.  $36]

Lake Harmony, Pa.
Sat. 11/18 & Sun. 11/19; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Great Brews Beer Festival at Split Rock Resort [Beer samplings, two stages of live musical entertainment, games, giveaways, food & craft vendors, and more.  $10-$70]

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 11/17; All day — Extra Special Tröegs Beer Event at The Fridge [To help celebrate this year's The 2017 Extraordinary Give!, Tröegs is providing The Fridge with Scratch 290 Farmhouse Apple Saison, a collaboration with Big Hill Ciderworks.  $PAYG]

Limerick, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m. — Tröegs Firkin Tapping at Craft Ale House [We will be tapping a firkin of Tröegs Scratch IPA.  $PAYG]

Maple Shade, NJ
Fri. 11/17; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Kryptonite Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Kryptonite releasing just in time for Justice League of America's movie release. We will have Kryptonite on tap for Happy Hour and an all Imperial IPA 4 beer sampler.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; All day — Om Nom Nom Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Brewed with oats, cinnamon, whole vanilla beans and 5 pounds per barrel of pureed raisins. Winner of the 2012 Iron Brewer competition.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Victory Night at Pinocchio's [Special lineup of beers from Victory.  $PAYG]

Milford, Del.
Sat. 11/18; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — We're Having A Party at Mispillion River Brewing Company [We will have Dank Lord IPA, Hoochi Coochi, and Delicious Craving. Also, it's our birthday.  $PAYG]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; 2 p.m.-9 p.m. — 25th Anniversary Party at Keystone Homebrew Supply [We'll have special guest breweries on hand (and on tap!), plus live music, games, discounts, and giveaways that will steep the grains of nostalgia in the kettle of your brain.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Wed. 11/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Hoppy Holidaze Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Reindeer's Revenge and Holiday Ale Double IPA to kick off the holiday season.  $PAYG]

Newtown, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; All day — BEERbon-Fest - A Celebration of Bourbon and Beer at Isaac Newton's [We have finalized our tap list of bourbon-barrel ales and, of course, we will be featuring our constantly expanding bourbon menu along with specialty bourbon cocktails that will be debuted. Plus, we have bourbon-inspired food specials to complement the amazing bourbons, cocktails, and ales.  $PAYG]

Norristown, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 12 p.m. — Goose Island Bourbon County Draft Event at Capone's [Six vintages of Bourbon County Stout and others from Goose Island.  $PAYG]

Palmyra, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's [Special lineup of beers from Founders.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Port City Brewing at Kite & Key [Sample some beers from Port City including Optimal Wit, Downright Pilsner, and Integral IPA.  $PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Cousin Stoopid Launch & Can Pop-Up at Kensington Quarters [Celebrate the first release of Cousin Stoopid since taking home a medal at the Great American Beer Festival 2017.  $PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Grand Opening at Yards Brewing Company [The long-awaited public opening of the brewery's new location at 5th & Spring Garden.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of winter warmer beers.  $Free]
Fri. 11/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Mad Elf/Happy You 2017 at Grey Lodge Pub [The Grey Lodge usually taps the first keg of Mad Elf of the season every year. Often it's the first keg anywhere, sometimes the first keg outside of the brewery. Special appearance by Chris Troegner, plus many other Tröegs folks. Plans include some Mad Elf Grand Cru, a 20th anniversary celebration version and much more.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch with Pups 'n' Pints at City Tap House-University City [Help us in benefiting local animal rescue groups. Simply buy a ticket to help in donating and you'll be entered into the event raffles. We'll have adoptable furry friends, games, beer, and much more.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level One at Philly Beer School [A brewer-instructor will guide you through the process step by step: from brew to boil to bottle.  $150]
Sat. 11/18 & Sun. 11/19; All day — Blind Pig BBQ with Victory Brewing Company at Dawson Street Pub [Come out a enjoy some fantastic cuisine from Philly Blind Pig BBQ and drink up on some unique suds from Victory.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; All day — Eagles vs Dallas, Firestone Walker Sixtel Sunday at Kite & Key [The march to the big dance continues and Firestone Walker will get the tailgate started.  $PAYG]
Mon. 11/20; 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 Two Roads.  $Free]
Mon. 11/20; 6 p.m. — Sly Fox Caskmates Stout Release at Varga Bar [We are tapping Sly Fox O'Reilly's Extra Stout, an export stout aged in Jameson Whiskey Barrels. And we also have Jameson Caskmates, an Irish Whiskey finished in stout seasoned whiskey kegs.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/21; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Coppertail at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Special lineup of beers from Coppertail.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/21; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Coppertail at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Special lineup of beers from Coppertail.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Trust The Process Can Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company [16oz can release, 6.7% Oat IPA. Sign up early get your cans first.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Run By Fruiting Crowler Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company [6.5% pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, and mango IPA.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 4 p.m. — Six Year Anniversary Party at American Sardine Bar [Details TBA.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Night Before Thanksgiving with Coppertail at Devil's Den [Bring in a toy to donate and recieve $4 Coppertail beers all night. Then stop back through 12/14 will a toy and recieve a Coppertail or Evil Genius beer on us.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 9 p.m. — Thanksgiving Eve with Splintered Sunlight at City Tap House-University City [Grateful for friends, family, beer, and for tunes provided by 'Splintered Sunlight', one of the East Coast's most loved and listened to 'Grateful Dead' tribute bands. Specialty beer and super fresh IPAs from Sierra Nevada and Fat Head's Brewery.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 5 p.m. — Thanksgiving Eve with Levante & Hidden River at Bistro on Bridge [Join our guests of honor, Hidden River Brewing Company and Levante Brewing, for a liquid dinner the night before your family feast.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 11/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Ithaca Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Tasting samples of beers from Ithaca.  $Free]

Reading, Pa.
Mon. 11/20; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Stone Arrogant Turkey Wing Night at Liberty Taproom [Stone representatives will be in town tapping an awesome four beer flight available for the first 40 people will a giant smoked turkey leg.  $PAYG]

Scranton, Pa.
Fri. 11/17 through Sun. 11/19; All weekend — Great Lakes Christmas Story at Backyard Ale House [Teaming up with Great Lakes to spread Holiday cheer and get you ready for the Spirit of the Season. We’re celebrating this the only way we really know how... with Craft Beer and an Eating Contest.  $PAYG]

Voorhees, NJ
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Amazonian IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [A New England IPA brewed to celebrate the release of the Justice League movie.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 11/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Southern Tier at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of Pumking and Warlock from Southern Tier.  $Free]
Sat. 11/18; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Stella Artois at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Stella Artois.  $Free]

Westmont, NJ
Sun. 11/19; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — Sunday Night Football Steak Dinner, Eagles vs Cowboys at Keg & Kitchen [Sirloin steak dinner and Double Nickel beer specials.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; All day — Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover at The Pour House [Two vintages of Sierra Nevada's Narwhal to pair with brunch.  $PAYG]




© Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge, 2017. All content is owned and uniquely created by Bryan J. Kolesar. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from Kolesar is strictly prohibited. Excerpts, images, and links may be used with advance permission granted and only provided that full and clear credit is given to Bryan J. Kolesar and The Brew Lounge with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Contact Kolesar at TheBrewLounge@gmail.com



Sunday, November 12, 2017

Beer Event Calendar: Philadelphia & beyond: What To Do in November & December 2017

No hiding it; I'm just a little late, like 12 days late getting the monthly calendar to you. I feel like I've been not home more than I've been home lately. And, when I've been home, had so much more going on with projects, etc. than with beer.

That, hopefully, changes with this calendar. To catch up, and maybe give myself a bit of breathing room, this one will go out through the end of the year, to the extent that events are already scheduled. As you can see, plenty of event organizers are prepared. Are you?

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

Philadelphia
Sun. 11/12; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Drink Beers, Save Pets at Evil Genius Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/13; 4 p.m. — Half Acre Happy Hour at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/13; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Mon. 11/13; All day — Happy Birthday, Tria Taproom at Tria Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/13; 6 p.m. — Great Lakes Night at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 11/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 11/14; 5 p.m. — Half Acre Takes Over at The Cambridge in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brew With A View - Win A Trip To Belgium at City Tap House-Logan in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 5 p.m. — Bethesda Project: Kick the Keg Fundraiser at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 5 p.m. — Brewery Blind Date: Fermentary Form at Strangelove's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — U Buy The Glass Night at The Abbaye in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Cousin Stoopid Launch & Can Pop-Up at Kensington Quarters in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 4:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m. — Two Roads Tap Takeover at St. Stephen's Green in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Grand Opening at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 11/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Mad Elf/Happy You 2017 at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch with Pups 'n' Pints at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; All day — Eagles vs Dallas, Firestone Walker Sixtel Sunday at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/20; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Mon. 11/20; 6 p.m. — Sly Fox Caskmates Stout Release at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 11/21; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Coppertail at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 11/21; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Coppertail at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 4 p.m. — Six Year Anniversary Party at American Sardine Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 9 p.m. — Thanksgiving Eve with Splintered Sunlight at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Night Before Thanksgiving with Coppertail at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Trust The Process Can Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Run By Fruiting Crowler Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 12 p.m. — Black Friday with Goose Island Brewery at Alla Spina in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 2 p.m.-10 p.m. — Black Friday Give Back at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 11/24; 12 p.m. — Fade To Black Friday V at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; All day — Black Friday "Into The Black" at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Everything's Gone Black Friday at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Free Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Sun. 11/26 through Thu. 11/30; All day — Cans For Cans at Garage-Fishtown in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 11/26 through Thu. 11/30; All day — Cans For Cans at Garage-South Philly in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/27; All day — Beer Season Opens at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/27; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 11/28; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Saison Dupont at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 11/28; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Saison Dupont at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/30; 12 p.m. — Bell's Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 12/1; 7 p.m. — Annual Fireplace Lighting Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/3; 12 p.m. — Winner, Winner! at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/4; 4 p.m. — Mad Elf/Christmas Season Kickoff at Interstate Drafthouse in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/5; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Evoution at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/5; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Evoution at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/7; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Christmas Extravaganza at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/8; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Sun. 12/10; 7 p.m. — 14th Anniversary Party at Good Dog Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/11; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 12/12; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Peak Organic at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/12; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Peak Organic at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/15; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Mon. 12/18; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Wiseacre Happy Hour at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/18; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Wed. 12/20; 5 p.m. — Beer School at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/22; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 12/23; 7 p.m. — Festivus at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/30; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Free Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Sun. 12/31; 9 p.m. — New Years Eve Firkin' Good Time at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; All day — New Years Day Good Luck Pork & Sauerkraut Special at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; 12 p.m. — 9th Anniversary at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Complimentary Wine & Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$Free]
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Victory Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Kryptonite Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m. — Doll's Eye CDA/Black IPA Can and Draft Release at Conshohocken Brewing Company in Bridgeport, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m. — Doll's Eye CDA/Black IPA Can and Draft Release at Conshohocken Brewing Company in Conshohocken, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 2 p.m.-9 p.m. — 25th Anniversary Party at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Montgomeryville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Fireside Gathering and Board Game Night at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; All day — Om Nom Nom Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; 12 p.m. — The Russians Black Friday at 2SP Brewing Company in Aston, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Wreck The Halls at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$5 + $PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Wonderland Celebration at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Lighting of the Leg & Notafingah! Release at Village Idiot Brewing Company in Mount Holly, NJ [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/3; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Hoppy Holiday Bazaar at Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, NJ [$PAYG]
Wed. 12/6; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer and Cookies with Santa at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/9; All day — Beer Garden 8th Anniversary at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/16; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Delaware Valley Homebrew Community Pro-Am Beerfest at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$5 + $PAYG]
Thu. 12/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Complimentary Wine & Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$Free]


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 11/14; 6:30 p.m. — Meet the Brewmaster from Une Annee at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Book Signing, Tasting Dinner, and Beer Release at Two Rivers Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/15; 12 p.m. — Double Simcoe Release at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's in Palmyra, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Amazonian IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Beer Release Party at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House in Dover, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; All day — Extra Special Tröegs Beer Event at The Fridge in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Ithaca Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 11/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Southern Tier at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 11/17 through Sun. 11/19; All weekend — Great Lakes Christmas Story at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 12 p.m. — 2nd Anniversary Party at Berlin Brewing Company in Berlin, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — We're Having A Party at Mispillion River Brewing Company in Milford, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; All day — BEERbon-Fest - A Celebration of Bourbon and Beer at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Stella Artois at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 11/18 & Sun. 11/19; All day — Blind Pig BBQ with Victory Brewing Company at Dawson Street Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — Sunday Night Football Steak Dinner, Eagles vs Cowboys at Keg & Kitchen in Westmont, NJ [$PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; All day — Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ [$PAYG]
Mon. 11/20; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Stone Arrogant Turkey Wing Night at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 10 a.m. — Dark Wednesday 2017 at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 12 p.m. — Quad Release at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Hoppy Holidaze Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 5 p.m. — Thanksgiving Eve with Levante & Hidden River at Bistro on Bridge in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 11/24; All day — Black Friday Stout Invasion at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/25; All day — Back In Black Stout Fest at Union Jack's On The Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/25; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — The Odd Ones Holiday Bizarre at The Millworks in Harrisburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 11/25; 12 p.m. — Oysterfest at Collusion Tap Works in York, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 11/26; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch & Brews at Ever Grain Brewing Company in Camp Hill, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/30; 11:30 a.m. — 14th Anniversary Celebration at TJ's in Paoli, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/30; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Dogfish Head Stout & Godiva Pairing at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/30; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Heavy Seas Beer Tasting at J.T. Bankers in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 11/30; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Game Of Thrones Happy Hour at Ernest & Scott in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — First Friday, Firkin, & Flatbread Night at Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Holiday Brews at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Wyndridge at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 12/5; 6:30 p.m. — Curtis Chisim of Council Brewing is in Town at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/7; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's in Leola, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/7; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl — Christmas Around The World at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/8; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Rivertowne Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 12/9; 7 p.m. — Out Of The Cellar at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing Township, NJ [$PAYG]
Wed. 12/13; 6:30 p.m. — 10th Annual Mad Elf Day at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's in Leola, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/15; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — 2SP Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 12/15; 6:30 p.m. — Firestone Charity/Russian River Fire Charity Event at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/16; All day — Beer Geek Christmas at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/17; 1 p.m.-7 p.m. — Winter Wonderland Artisan Market at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing Township, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's in Palmyra, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/29; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — River Horse Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 12/30; All day — Hoppy Holidays at Union Jack's On The Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — New Year's Day Pork & Sauerkraut Ride at Oakbrook Brewing Company in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]


Events Over $20

Philadelphia
Sat. 11/18; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level One at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$150]
Sun. 12/3; 5 p.m. — Christmas Goose Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$50]
Thu. 12/14; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — World Atlas of Beer at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$42-$87]
Fri. 12/29; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$52-$99]


Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m-8:30 p.m. — Giving On Tap at Two Stones Pub in Hockessin, Del. [$55]
Tue. 12/5; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — December to Remember Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. [$45]


Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sat. 11/18; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Haunted Maze Beer Tasting and Release Party at 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown, Del. [$25-$30]
Sat. 11/18 & Sun. 11/19; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Great Brews Beer Festival at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, Pa. [$10-$70]
Mon. 11/20; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Conshohocken Brewing Beer Dinner at Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden in Exton, Pa. [$60]
Wed. 11/22; All day — First Crowler Can Release at Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, Pa. [$36]
Tue. 11/28; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Ommegang Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$40]
Sat. 12/2; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. & 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. [$10-$45]
Mon. 12/4; 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. — Beats & Barrels Beer Dinner at Two Stones Pub in Hockessin, Del. [$49.95]
Thu. 12/14; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$65]
Thu. 12/14; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Local Beer Dinner Series featuring Levante Brewing at World Of Beer in Exton, Pa. [$35]
Sat. 12/16; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Winter Brew Fest at 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown, Del. [$25-$35]
Thu. 12/28; 5:30 p.m. — Barrel-aged Beer & Food Tasting at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$69]
Sun. 12/31; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — NYE Beer Dinner With The Bruery at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$65]





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Friday, November 10, 2017

November 2017: Beer News update, part 1

As the seasons change, the brewing scene does as well. Here's some of what you need to know to stay current.


~ Interesting news from Capitol Hill. [Link to Brewers Association]

~ Yards is on the move. [Link to Food & Wine]

~ Beer is in moving pictures. [Link to Yours For Good Fermentables]





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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: October 26 - October 31

"Is it the complete list of all beer events happening? No, but no one has a more complete list."

Bye-bye October. We raise a glass to you.

As you review the listings, don't forget Philly Tap Finder. They host an impressive listing of event draft lists to help better inform your beer event scheduling.

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

Adamstown, Pa.
Sun. 10/29; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Bark and Brew Howloween at Stoudts Brewing Company [Join us for live music, food, and Stoudts beers with your best canine buds at Bark and Brew.  $10]

Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
Sat. 11/4; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Beer Barons to Homebrewers Festival at West Laurel Hill Cemetery [Indulge in a day of drinking with 10 local homebrewers and learn more about their craft from Home Brewed Events and the brewers themselves.  $45]

Burlington, NJ
Sat. 11/4 & Sun. 11/5; All weekend — All Stout Weekend at Third State Brewing Company [As in the past years, we will have a large selection of stouts on tap including Irish Tenth Imperial, Dry Irish Humor, Today's News Russian Imperial, Peanut Butter, and a few others.  $PAYG]

Cherry Hill, NJ
Sat. 10/28; All day — Three Year Extravaganza & Costume Party at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company [More info TBA.  $PAYG]

Douglassville, Pa.
Sat. 10/28; 9 p.m.-12 a.m. — Halloween Bash at Hidden River Brewing Company [Enjoy a night of magic, mischief, and mayhem in the haunted halls of the Historic Brinton Lodge.  $40]

Ewing Township, NJ
Sun. 10/29; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Crafts and Drafts at River Horse Brewing Company [Over 40 of our unique and talented vendors.  $PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Fri. 10/27; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Halloween Spooktacular at Zeroday Brewing Company [Two turntables, two record collections, hours of good music.  $PAYG]

Langhorne, Pa.
Sun. 10/29; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Taproom Brunch with Neshaminy Creek at Irish Rover Station House [You’ll get 2 drink tickets (any beer or specialty drink) and a wristband for the buffet.  $25]

Lititz, Pa.
Fri. 11/10 & Sat. 11/11; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. & 11 a.m.-10 p.m. — Cask Ale Festival at Bulls Head Public House [Enjoy at least 18 delicious, high quality cask ales.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 11/2; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Conshohocken Night at Pinocchio's [A night of beers from Conshohocken.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Thu. 11/2; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl — Woody Guthrie at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [Featuring ’07 120 Minute IPA, ’11 120 Minute IPA, ’14 120 Minute IPA, and ’16 120 Minute IPA. With special guest DJ: DJ Droid.  $PAYG]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. — 25th Anniversary Party at Keystone Homebrew Supply [We'll have special guest breweries on tap, plus live music, games, discounts, and giveaways.  $PAYG]

Oaks, Pa.
Sat. 11/4; 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Valley Forge Beer & Cider Fest at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center [Sample over 150 beers and ciders.  $10-$55]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 10/26; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Rivertowne Tasting at Beer Love [Tasting samples of beers from Rivertowne Brewing.  $Free]
Fri. 10/27; 3 p.m. — Terrapin Beers at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Terrapin.  $Free]
Fri. 10/27; 8 p.m. — Zombie Prom at Evil Genius Brewing Company [A Night To Dis-Member! Food/Drink Specials. And a best dress contest.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/27; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday at Trolley Car Diner [Tasting samples of beers from Yards.  $Free]
Sat. 10/28; 11:30 a.m. — Lost Abbey 24 Steps Release with Tomme Arthur at Monk's Cafe [This special cuvee is a blend of several different barrels from Lost Abbey's 500 barrel-plus cellar.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/28; 12 p.m. — Halloween Party at Barcade [We will be featuring a spooky tap list of all your Halloween favorites and even spookier music.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/28;  8 p.m. — Monster Mash at Hop Angel Brauhaus [Live Music with Stealing From Thieves. Costume contest. Spooky Beers: Fat Head's Spooky Tooth, Great Lakes Nosferatu, and more.  $PAYG]
Mon. 10/30; 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 Victory.  $Free]
Tue. 10/31; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Ithaca at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring Dankhill with limited special food pairing.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/31; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Ithaca at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Featuring Dankhill with limited special food pairing.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/3; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Novemberfest at Grey Lodge Pub [We are so overbooked with events for September and October that Oktoberfest will have to happen late at the Grey Lodge this year. But it lets us have Novemberfest instead, which being pretty stupid, really appeals to us.   $PAYG]
Sat. 11/4; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival at Hawthornes [We’ll be pouring our favorite ciders, fall seasonal beers, barrel-aged rarities, and wine too.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/5; 12 p.m. — 5th Anniversary Party at Bainbridge Street Barrel House [To thank all of our patrons over the years, we will be pouring some seriously delicious barrel aged craft beer.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Sat. 10/28; 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Pottstown Brew Fest at NorCo Fire Company [Featuring over 125 craft beers, meads, wines, ciders, and spirits.  $10-$75]

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 10/26; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Doughnut Pairing at Liberty Taproom [Mike Mortimer and Southern Tier are once again bringing some awesome beers to the Taproom and teaming up with one of our favorite local businesses for a very tasty flight.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Thu. 10/26; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — B.United Rare Beer Takeover at Teresa's Next Door [Every single tap line will be pouring a B. United beer, mead, cider, or sake. The mind behind the operation, Matthias Neidhart, will be here to offer classes at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.  $PAYG]

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 10/26; 5 p.m. — Two Roads Night at Paradise by the Slice [Two Roads is back at Paradise to kick off Halloween Weekend with a selection of their quality beers including: Rosemary's Baby; Rosemary's Other Baby (aged in Rum Barrels), and more limited selections.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Sat. 10/28; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Ride The Rails at Boxcar Brewing Company [Come out for an event to remember as we board 1930’s style train cars and head down the historical West Chester Railroad to Glen Mills picnic park. We provide the food, Boxcar beer, and live music.  $25-$50]

West Reading, Pa.
Thu. 10/26; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2SP Dark Side of the Mow-n at Barley Mow Craft Beer House [Featuring Imperial Shade, Dual Hop Drop #7, ASAP, Barrel-aged Saint Seditious, Baby Kerri, Bean and Gone, and Typo Pils.  $PAYG]

Westmont, NJ
Sun. 10/29; All day — Dogfish Head Brewing Beer Event at The Pour House [Featuring 120 Minute (2015, 2016 & 2017), World Wide Stout (2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017), Flesh & Blood, and Punkin.  $PAYG]





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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: October 19 - October 25

"Is it the complete list of all beer events happening? No, but no one has a more complete list."

Plenty of great beer continues to flow at events here as October begins to wind down. Get the last of your Oktoberfest on while you can.

As you review the listings, don't forget Philly Tap Finder. They host an impressive listing of event draft lists to help better inform your beer event scheduling.

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

Adamstown, Pa.
Sun. 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, & 10/22; 1 p.m. — Oktoberfest at Stoudts Brewing Company [A fun-filled family event held every Sunday in October, featuring live German music, dancing, Stoudts award winning lagers and ales, Hand-rolled soft pretzels from our Wonderful Good market, locally produced German-style sausages, and other delicious German food.  $10-$30]

Coatesville, Pa.
Sat. 10/21 & Sun. 10/22; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Boxcar Pop-up Beer Garden Benefit at Brandywine Outfitters [Boxcar lost a dear friend recently and we want to celebrate his life over his birthday weekend.  $PAYG]

Doylestown, Pa.
Sat. 10/21; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — PA Craft Patio Party at Penn Taproom [We will be celebrating some of Pennsylvania's great breweries for an afternoon of drinking some rare one offs and excellent usual suspects from these breweries.  $PAYG]

Elizabethtown, Pa.
Tue. 10/24 through Thu. 10/26; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Elizabethtown Rotary Pints for Polio at Funk, Cox, and Moo-Duck breweries [Every purchase will help raise money towards our cause. Plus, every dollar we raise will get matched 2:1 thanks to the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  $20-$50 + $PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Sun. 10/22; 12 p.m. — Bacon and Brew HaHa Fundraiser at Appalachian Brewing Company [Expect to sample awesome home brewed beers as well as every type of food imaginable with the special ingredient…bacon.  $25-$30]

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Sat. 10/21; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Booz and Brews at Naked Brewing Company [Live music, food trucks, costume contest, vendors, spooks & goblins, naked body paints, fx effects, lazer lights, tons of entertainment, fire pits, and free parking.  $25-$30]

Lancaster, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Vault Brewing Night at Hunger N Thirst [Join us as we welcome Vault Brewing Company to take over a bunch of tap lines.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/21; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Oktoberfest Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar [Four great fall-inspired dishes paired up with four seasonal craft drafts from our favorite breweries.  $29.95]

Leola, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Victory Tap Attack at Funck's [A night with beers from Victory.  $PAYG]

Lititz, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 6 p.m.10 p.m. — Tap Takeover: Avery Brewing Botanical Series at Bulls Head Public House [Join us as we launch the full line-up of Avery Brewing's Botanical Series.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Bell's Night at Pinocchio's [A night of beers from Bell's.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Fri. 10/20; All day — Pennsylvania Tuxedo and Sixty One are back at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [Be sure to wear your flannel ... after all, what's a Pennsylvania Tuxedo celebration without a little (okay, a lot) of flannel.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Sat. 10/21; 4 p.m. — Fall "Brewers Pizza Night" Festival at Argilla Brewing Company [Each brewery creates a pizza based off of ingredients we have in house plus, a few special ingredients can be added. They choose one of their beer that pairs or just a beer they want to showcase, we tap it, and people drink it. As for the pizza, we hand out ballots and customers vote. Whoever's pizza wins, that brewery gets a pizza crown, bragging rights, and the winning pie gets featured on our menu as the “brewers guild pie”.  $PAYG]
Mon. 10/23; All day — Last Alarm IPA release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Last Alarm IPA, a beer for the fallen and injured firefighters in the deadly fire on September 24th, 2016.  $PAYG]

Palmyra, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Dogfish Head Tap Attack at Funck's [A night of beers from Dogfish Head.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 4 p.m. — Pumpkin Head at Standard Tap [We will tap a variety of pumpkin beers. $10 buys you your first pumpkin beer and your very own hollowed-out gourd from which to drink it. Refills only $3.  $10 + $PAYG]
Thu. 10/19; 7 p.m. — The De-BREW-Tante Ball: A Neo Revue with a Brand New Brew at St. Benjamin Brewing Company [An evening featuring a vast variety of performers, with skills encompassing the art of neo-burlesque, vaudeville, sideshow, and beyond! As if that wasn't enough each month, Saint Benjamin is going to tap a different and unique firkin for the show.  $10 + $PAYG]
Fri. 10/20; 3 p.m. — Pumpkin Beers at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of pumpkin beers.  $Free]
Fri. 10/20; 7 p.m. — They Came From the 90's: Ommegang's 20th Anniversary at City Tap House-Logan [From 7-10pm we'll be throwing a 90s dance party. Then, at 10pm, 90s tribute band Red Team Go! will be playing all the 90s hits your rollerblading heart desires. And yes, there will be cake.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/20; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Stone Pint Night at Grey Lodge Pub [We'll have some interesting stuff on draft, plus the usual awesome stuff in cans and bottles.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/20; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer America: The Great Craft Beer Tour at Philly Beer School [From California to Maine, we are going to explore the greatest breweries in the United States.  $39.98]
Sat. 10/21; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Chestnut Hill's Harry Potter Festival at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Featuring three festival themed beers on tap: Hallowed Helles, The Sorcerer's Stout, and IPA That Shall Not Be Named. The Sorcerer's Stout and IPA That Shall Not Be Named will be available in limited release 750ml bottles.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/21; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level One at Philly Beer School [A brewer-instructor will guide you through the process step by step: from brew to boil to bottle.  $150]
Sat. 10/21; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. — Halloween Block Party at St. Benjamin Brewing Company [Enjoy fall favorite beers, street vendors and food trucks for an outdoor celebration of Autumn. All proceeds to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/21; 10 p.m. — One More Saturday Night at Heritage [We've teamed up with Oskar Blues and Cigar City to bring you "One More Saturday Night". Just back from a nationwide tour, local favorites Apple Juice Jones will be performing the music of the Grateful Dead.  $PAYG]
Sun. 10/22; 3 p.m.-9 p.m. — Backyard BBQ at Bottle Bar East [Philly Blind Pig BBQ is cooking up something special for fall...minus the pumpkin spice and 2SP Brewing Company is bringing out some pretty killer beers.  $PAYG]
Sun. 10/22; 7 p.m. — Pumpkin Carving Contest at St. Benjamin Brewing Company [$100 Saint Ben's giftcard for the winner.  $5 + $PAYG]
Mon. 10/23; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — D9 Brewing Company at Devil's Den [We will be pouring some of their sour beers along with a few hoppy ones.  $PAYG]
Mon. 10/23; 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 Ballast Point.  $Free]
Tue. 10/24; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Great Lakes at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring Nosferatu.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/24; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Great Lakes at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Featuring Nosferatu.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/25; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Fulton Brewing Launch: Featuring Purple Rain at City Tap House-Logan [Tappings at 5 plus a special screening of Purple Rain (because Prince, duh) at 6.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Fri. 10/20; All day — Pennsylvania Tuxedo and Sixty One are back at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Be sure to wear your flannel ... after all, what's a Pennsylvania Tuxedo celebration without a little (okay, a lot) of flannel.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/25; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Benevolence Night at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Dogfish will donate 10% of the proceeds to Community Integrated Services to support the awesome work that they do.  $PAYG]

Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa.
Fri. 10/20; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brewery Room Beer Pairing Dinner at Shawnee Craft Brewing Company [This special beer pairing dinner features a Pennsylvania Dutch five-course menu using produce grown on the Shawnee Island Farm. Each course is carefully paired with a ShawneeCraft beer.  $49]

Voorhees, NJ
Sun. 10/22; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — The Boy Who Brunched at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [All witches, wizards, and muggles need to refuel from weekend festivities so join us to keep the party going with a Harry Potter themed brunch menu and two specialty cocktails.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Tue. 10/24; 6 p.m. — Local Beers and Pumpkin Carving at The Side Bar [Bring your kids early to carve pumpkins at happy hour and help us get decorated for the West Chester Halloween Parade.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/25; 6 p.m. — Halloween Parade Cookies & "Milk" Night at The Side Bar [Join us for the West Chester Halloween Parade and enjoy a night of house made cookies.  $PAYG]

Westmont, NJ
Sun. 10/22; All day — Great Divide Brewing Beer Event at The Pour House [Featuring Espresso Oak Yeti, Oak Ages Yeti, Chocolate Oak Yeti, Oatmeal Yeti, and Yeti.  $PAYG]

Wilmington, Del.
Mon. 10/23; All day — Last Alarm IPA release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Last Alarm IPA, a beer for the fallen and injured firefighters in the deadly fire on September 24th, 2016.  $PAYG]




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Friday, October 13, 2017

Would you like to have my tickets to Pottstown Brew Fest?


On Saturday, October 28, the Norco Fire Company is playing host for the third year to the Pottstown Brew Fest. I can't attend but made arrangements with the organizers to pass the two tickets on to one lucky winner.

How do you put your name on them? Well, if you've been around here long enough, you know of my fondness for numbers. Do the math, do it correctly, be the first to provide the correct answer (in the comments section), and those tickets will be in your pocket.

What number day of this year is the Pottstown Brew Fest taking place on?
Multiply that by the number of beers and other drinks that their website claims you'll be able to sample
Then, multiply by the cost of (1) general admission ticket that you'll be saving by winning this contest
Then, multiply by the minimum age required to attend

Take the result of all the above multiplication and subtract from it the ZIP Code of the Norco Fire Company.

Divide this result by Pi, to seven decimal places (because Pi, and pie, is a good thing)

What's the answer? First correct answer wins!




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October 2017: Beer News update, part 1

Interesting assortment of odds 'n' ends here. Enjoy.

~ In any sort of news reporting or writing, I love me some good follow-up. Here's a great five-year-old example finally closed last week. [Link to Ramblings of a Beer Runner]

~ I used to write more like this. I've long enjoyed reading Ron Pattinson's stuff. This is one great example post why. Maybe it'll inspire me to get back to basics. First I have to question who cares and why. [Link to Shut Up About Barclay Perkins]

~ Some lists are okay. I like this one. But only have a couple ticks on it with my name. [Link to MSN]





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