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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: February 23 - February 28

And so the time comes to close out yet another month. Say goodbye to one of winter's cruel months with a beer event or five.

And as you review the calendar, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. 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.

Allentown, Pa.
Sat. 3/11; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — 2017 Cask Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works [Numerous one-of-a-kind cask creations and craft beer from more than a dozen craft breweries. Tickets include Celtic entertainment and St. Patrick’s Day inspired food buffet.  $15-$50]

Ardmore, Pa.
Thu. 2/23; 5 p.m. — LeBruce Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [In memory of our beloved server, Terrell Bruce we will be releasing ”LeBruce“ a beer he created with help from our brew team a few years ago.  $PAYG]

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 3/2; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works [The entire proceeds of a special cask sales will be donated to a local non-profit organization.  $PAYG]

Croydon, Pa.
Sun. 2/26; 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. & 12 p.m.-2 p.m. — Bristol Borough Pub Tap Room Brunch Buffet at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Two drink tickets and a full buffet.  $25-$30]
Sat. 3/4; 12 p.m. — The TPRFM Invades NCBC at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Beer, food trucks, live side shows, live music, and over 100 unique vendors.  $5]

Kennett Square, Pa.
Sat. 2/25; 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m. — Kennett Winterfest at Downtown [Bundle up and enjoy winter brews from at least 50 unique craft breweries — live music with Shady Groove.  $15-$100]

Kutztown, Pa.
Sat. 2/25; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — FriendFest at Kutztown Fairgrounds [Featuring beer and wine tasting, live music, delicious food, and various vendors, with all proceeds going to help fund the Optimist Club of Kutztown's children's programs in Local Communities, as well as a donation to assist Friend, Inc. end poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County.  $10-$35]
Sat. 3/4; All day — 4th Birthday Bash at Saucony Creek Brewing Company [Join us for a day of music, games, fine food, fresh craft beers incuding guest taps from other local breweries, and local wines and craft cocktails.  $PAYG]

Lahaska, Pa.
Fri. 2/24; 7 p.m. — Free Will Beer Dinner at Earl's New American [A four-course meal served with Free Will Brewing's The Pomisher, Destiny’s Wit, Blood and Guts, and C.O.B.  $75]

Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Sat. 2/18 through Sat. 2/25; Varies — Lehigh Valley Beer Week at Dozens of establishments around the [Celebrating the Lehigh Valley's love of craft beer.  $Varies]

Lititz, Pa.
Mon. 2/27; 5:30 p.m. — Founders Beer & Food Tasting at Bulls Head Public House [Four course meal paired with beers from Founders.  $38]
Wed. 3/1; 5 p.m. — Yards Tap Takeover at Bulls Head Public House [We will have their Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale, a cask of Golden Hop IPA, Yards Love Stout on Nitro, and a rare appearance of their Russian Imperial Stout.   $PAYG]

Maple Shade, NJ
Thu. 2/23; 5 p.m. — LeBruce Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [In memory of our beloved server, Terrell Bruce we will be releasing ”LeBruce“ a beer he created with help from our brew team a few years ago.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Sat. 2/25; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [In celebration of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, we’ll be teaming up with the scouts for a one-of-a-kind sampler featuring 8 Iron Hill beers and 8 Girl Scout cookies.  $PAYG]

Norristown, Pa.
Sat. 3/4; 10 a.m. — Russian River Pliny The Younger at Capone's [Our annual event.  $PAYG]

North Wales, Pa.
Thu. 2/23; 5 p.m. — LeBruce Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [In memory of our beloved server, Terrell Bruce we will be releasing ”LeBruce“ a beer he created with help from our brew team a few years ago.  $PAYG]

Palmyra, Pa.
Thu. 2/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Victory Tap Attack at Funck's [It’s our 21st birthday and we’re breaking out the stops including the new 21st Birthday IPA and lots of new brews.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 2/23; 7 p.m. — Karneval Kostume Party at Brauhaus Schmitz [Germans also have their “Mummer-like” celebration known as Fasching.  $PAYG]
Thu. 2/23; 5 p.m. — LeBruce Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [In memory of our beloved server, Terrell Bruce we will be releasing ”LeBruce“ a beer he created with help from our brew team a few years ago.  $PAYG]
Fri. 2/24; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Weyerbacher at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Weyerbacher.  $Free]
Fri. 2/24; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub [Dogfish Head Chocolate Lobster.  $PAYG]
Fri. 2/24; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Free Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner [Tasting samples of beers from St. Benjamin.  $Free]
Sat. 2/25; 11 a.m. — Hops & Malt at Brü Craft & Wurst [We are tapping sixteen of our favorites, highlighted by the draft premiere of the special collab we made with our Delco cuzzins at 2SP.  $PAYG]
Sat. 2/25; 4 p.m. — Die Brüder Shelton at Brü Craft & Wurst [In tandem with the The German Society of Pennsylvania's fabulous Bierfest, we are turning all of our traditional lager taps over to our friends from Shelton Brothers Importers.  $PAYG]
Sat. 2/25; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Beats, Brews, & BBQ at World Café Live [Sample the offerings of over 30 local and regional breweries.  $50-$60]
Sat. 2/25; 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — Philly Bierfest at The German Society of Pennsylvania [Come Celebrate Pennsylvania's German Brewing Heritage with the Brewers of PA, the German Society of PA, and Philly Roller Derby.  $20-$78]
Sun. 2/26; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Band Of Brewers: Volume 5 at World Café Live [Two opening rounds will be held at World Cafe Live on February 26th and June 25th. Each round will feature different local breweries and the judges and you, the audience, will pick the top three from each round to move on to the finals on September 24th at The TLA.  $15]
Mon. 2/27; 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]
Tue. 2/28; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Bourbon County Night at Beer Love [Get your Bourbon County by the glass or in a flight, which will include other Goose Island beers.  $Free]
Tue. 2/28; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Devils Backbone Brand Launch at City Tap House-University City [Devils Backbone is bringing a button bar, photo booth, and awesome give away prizes to celebrate.  $PAYG]
Tue. 2/28; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Fat Tuesday at Hop Angel Brauhaus [Beer, beads, fastnachts, and more.  $PAYG]
Tue. 2/28; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance [A night of beers from Ithaca.  $PAYG]
Fri. 3/3; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub [Smuttynose Double IPA Batch #1.  $PAYG]
Sat. 3/4; 12 p.m. — Coffee Beer Brunch at Bainbridge Barrel House [We have about 26 beers to pour from breweries like Shorts, Bruery, Ballast Point, Saltwater, and Carton. Something for every one's taste buds.  $PAYG]
Sun. 3/5; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — The Brewer's Plate at Kimmel Center [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.  $77-$130]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Wednesdays through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings and your stamped ID card will earn you 10 additional raffle tickets and a limited edition Boot Camp t-shirt when it becomes available. On St. Patrick's Day a lucky Sly Fox patron will win a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Thursdays through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings and your stamped ID card will earn you 10 additional raffle tickets and a limited edition Boot Camp t-shirt when it becomes available. On St. Patrick's Day a lucky Sly Fox patron will win a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Sun. 2/26; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Aphrodisiac Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Five courses paired with Dogfish Head's SeaQuench Ale, Noble Rot, Olde School Barleywine, Saison Du BUFF, Zero Dark Thirsty, & a kettle sour exclusive.  $65]

Sellersville, Pa.
Thu. 2/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Beer Tasting at J.T. Bankers [Brewery TBD.  $PAYG]
Tue. 2/28; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — River Horse Brewery Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill [You will be enjoying four courses of food perfectly paired with four great beers.  $35]

Southampton, Pa.
Thu. 2/23; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Devils Backbone Beer Dinner at Steam Pub [A special five-course meal with senior brewer Josh French and served with Devils Backbone's Vienna Lager, Eight Point IPA, Pear Lager, Black Lager, and Cocoa Bear.  $50]

Tuckerton, NJ
Tue. 2/28; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Pour It Forward Brew Days at Pinelands Brewing Company, NJ [10% of all sales in the Tap Room will be donated to the NJ Clean Energy.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Sun. 2/26; 12 p.m. — A Milk and Cookies Brunch with Firestone Walker at Teresa's Next Door [Join Kate McCreight here at Teresa's for Velvet Merlin Milk Stout on Nitro and some tasty cookies from Brown Butter Cookie Company out of California.  $PAYG]
Sat. 3/4; 12 p.m. — Canwood Derby with Sly Fox at Teresa's Next Door [Show up, drink some Sly Fox and race your car. Winner takes home some Sly Fox goodies. One dollar from every car sold and every pint of Sly Fox sold on the event day will be donated to local scouting troops.  $PAYG]

West Reading, Pa.
Sun. 2/26; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — 3rd Anniversary Celebration at Barley Mow Craft Beer House [Three years! Details to follow.  $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



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