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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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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: October 12 - October 18

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

Buckle up and keep your hands inside the ride and on your beer at all times. Here comes a bunch more beer. Like, over 40 beer events worth bunch of beer.

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]

Ardmore, Pa.
Sat. 10/14; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Oktoberfest Bash at The Beer Shoppe [Complimentary pig roast, 2SP and Devil's Backbone tasting, giveaway, draft specials, and free growler when you buy the beer.  $PAYG]

Aston, Pa.
Sat. 10/14; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — The BarrarBQ at 2SP Brewing Company [Local friends on tap, smokehouse lunch, live music, and a couple of our big, barrel aged beers will be coming out of the cellar for the event.  $PAYG]

Bridgeport, Pa.
Sun. 10/15; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bark & Brews at Conshohocken Brewing Company [Good Boy Brown Ale is debuting and a portion of proceeds from the beer will support our lifesaving. Expect to meet adorable adoptables and cool raffle prizes, too.  $PAYG]

Conshohocken, Pa.
Sat. 10/14; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Conshohocken Beer Festival at A.A. Garthwaite Stadium [The event will feature over 50 local, regional and national craft beers, plus local food, tailgate games, and live music.  $15-$50]

Croydon, Pa.
Sun. 10/15; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Ales & Tails SPCA Adoption Event at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Come meet an adoptable furry friend and donate to a great cause.  $PAYG]

Ewing Township, NJ
Fri. 10/13; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Oktoberfest at River Horse Brewing Company [Throughout the night we will also be unveiling five special casks to indulge your tastebuds.  $20 + $PAYG]

Hershey, Pa.
Wed. 10/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Tattered Flag Tap Take-over at Hershey Biergarten [We will be featuring four drafts along with some Tattered Flag giveaways.  $PAYG]

Hockessin, Del.
Fri. 10/13; All day — Two Roads Brewing Tap Take Over at Two Stones Pub [Featuring Honeyspot, Workers Comp, Two Juicy, Ok2berfest, Roadsmarys Baby, Road 2 Ruin, and Zero 2 Sixty.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 10/12; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Evolution Night at Pinocchio's [A night of beers from Evolution.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Fri. 10/13; All day — Liquid Truth Serum release at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [To celebrate, our food truck will be featuring Liquid Truth Serum Short Rib Sliders, our merchandise shop will have t-shirts, posters and coasters available for purchase, and of course we'll have Liquid Truth Serum on tap.  $PAYG]

Mount Holly, NJ
Sat. 10/14; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Spellbound Turns 3 at Spellbound Brewing Company [Bottle Release of our "It's not yours its Mayan" Imperial Stout, Class A Kings Acoustic rocking the house, 30+ beers tapping including rare, one of a kind and vintage brews, and Rob's Craft Sandwiches.  $PAYG]

Newtown, Pa.
Sat. 10/14; 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. — HarvestFest at Isaac Newton's [Joining the huge array of the finest pumpkin ales will now be seasonal ciders and a sampling of the freshest hop harvest and wet hop ales.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 10/12; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Meet Heretic Brewing at The Belgian Cafe [Meet the people, drink the beer, discuss. Kegs and cans here.  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/12; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — 10 Yards with Tom Kehoe at Jose Pistola's [It's back — Ten Yards with Tom Kehoe — tasty drafts, slick plays and incredible agility from Team Pistola's.  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/12; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Free Samples: Andechs Fest & Kronenbourg Blanc at Hop Angel Brauhaus [And stick around to catch the Eagles vs. Panthers.  $Free]
Fri. 10/13; 3 p.m. — Wyndridge Farms at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers and ciders from Wyndridge Farms.  $Free]
Fri. 10/13; 12:05 p.m. — Friday the Firkenteenth #35 at Grey Lodge Pub [More than two dozen firkins spread across a day and a night session.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/14; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Barktoberfest 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.  $PAYG]
Sun. 10/15; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Weir'd Sunday Brunch at City Tap House-University City [Come join Starr Hill Brewery in celebrating the 70th birthday of the one and only Mr. Bob Weir.  $PAYG]
Sun. 10/15; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Bands and Brews Festival at Knowlton Mansion [Benefits The Fox Chase Champions Special Needs Athletic Assoc.  $15-$25]
Mon. 10/16; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition Sampling at For Pete's Sake Pub [Join us for a night of sampling with Jameson Master of Whiskey Science, David Quinn. Samplings will include the unreleased Jamesons Caskmates IPA Edition, Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition, Jameson Black Barrel, Redbreast 12. We will also feature a special edition Sly Fox Jameson barrel aged stout.  $30]
Mon. 10/16; 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 Merchant du Vin.  $Free]
Mon. 10/16; 8 p.m.-10 p.m. — Sly Fox O'Reilly Extra Stout / Caskmates Launch Party at Standard Tap [We'll offer each guest a complimentary pint of the Extra Stout, a shot of Jameson Caskmates to back it up, and some tasty snacks provided by Chef Joel Mazigian.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/17; 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 Manayunk Brewing.  $Free]
Tue. 10/17; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Weyerbacher at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring Sexy Motherpucker.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/17; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Weyerbacher at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Featuring Sexy Motherpucker.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/18; 4 p.m. — Trust The Process at Evil Genius Brewing Company [Trust The Process Oat IPA is going in 16oz cans.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/18; 5 p.m. — Potions and Pumpkins Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Gearing up for Harry Potter Festival weekend, we'll be offering an early release of three Harry Potter themed beers as well as Unicorn Blood, Pumpkin Ale, and Cinderella's Carriage.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/18; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Beer School at Local 44 [You can "pay what you wish", but you have to pay something. 100% of your Beer School donation goes directly to No Kid Hungry.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/18; 7 p.m. — Hinkie's Sweet Revenge at Misconduct Tavern [In collaboration with Conshohocken Brewery, this featured beer named “Hinkie’s Sweet Revenge” is a Belgian Witbier brewed with ginger and black currants. This beer will only be available at Misconduct Tavern and Conshohocken Brew Pubs throughout the Sixers season.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/18; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — U Buy The Glass at The Abbaye [Keepsake Captain Lawrence pint glass, raffle prizes, and giveaways.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Sat. 10/14; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Stickman Beer Brewing Class at A Culture Factory [A class that will include a home brewing demonstration as well as an introduction to beer styles, critical tasting, and food pairings with Stickman's Ethan Buckman.  $25]
Sat. 10/14; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Brews for Bassetts at Stable 12 Brewing Company [Celebrate the fall season by coming out and having some craft beers and food with our friends from Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue.  $PAYG]

Quakertown, Pa.
Mon. 10/16;  7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Weyerbacher Beer Tasting at Fries Rebellion Scratch Kitchen & Taphouse [Four beers paired with four courses.  $55]

Reading, Pa.
Sat. 10/14; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Carsonia Craft Beer & Wine Amusement at Historic Carsonia Park [Featuring over 25 local and national craft beers, wines, and ciders. We’ll have local food vendors, cigars and live music.  $35-$60]
Sun. 10/15; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. — Sour Fest at Liberty Taproom [We're introducing our new fall classic and are lucky to be storing quite a few exceptional kegs.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Fri. 10/13; All day — Liquid Truth Serum release at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [To celebrate, our kitchen team is whipping up a Liquid Truth Serum BBQ special, our merchandise shop will have t-shirts, posters and coasters available for purchase, and of course we'll have Liquid Truth Serum on tap.  $PAYG]

Warminster, Pa.
Sat. 10/14; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Fare Festival at The Fuge [A craft product enthusiast festival featuring the best in whiskey, sprits, beer, wine, and some of the best food establishments in the Philadelphia area. Featuring a Craft Cocktail Competition and more.  $20-$50]

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 10/13; 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2SP Brings the Brews and the Screws at Teresa's Next Door [You’re either going to get a nut or a screw when you walk in. If you find your match, we give you beer.  $PAYG]
Sun. 10/15; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — When The Birds Aren't Playing, the Hippos Are at Teresa's Next Door [Join River Horse Brewing for a Hungry Hungry Hippo Tournament.  $PAYG]

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 10/12; 5 p.m. — Avery Night at Paradise by the Slice [Avery is back at Paradise with an incredible lineup as always including some barrel aged rarieties from our stash such as 2015 "pum(ky)n" and more.  $PAYG]

West Windsor, NJ
Sat. 10/14; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. — Central Jersey Beer Fest at Mercer County Park Festival Grounds [Taste over 100 beers for 4 hours. Listen to live music, meet brewers. Enjoy a cash bar and food vendors.  $10-$85]

Westmont, NJ
Sun. 10/15; All day — Allagash Brewing Beer Event at The Pour House [Featuring Avance, Aventureux, Cuvée D'Industrial, Emile, Ganache, Golden Brett, Josephine, Map 40, and Uncommon Crow.  $PAYG]

York, Pa.
Sat. 10/14; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Yorktoberfest at The York Fairgrounds [We extend an invitation for you to join us for a family-friendly weekend of frothy ales, PA wines, unique vendors, local food, and live bands.  $15-$40]




© 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, October 05, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: October 5 - October 11

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

Here's wishing all local brewers visiting Colorado for the week all the best at Great American Beer Festival (GABF) judging competition. The rest of us will keep up our end of the deal back home and drink all your beers while you're gone. Here are just a few ways that we can do just that.

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]

Ardmore, Pa.
Sat. 10/7; All day — Oktoberfest at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [We celebrate Oktoberfest by inviting our friends over to play some music on the porch, cooking up some food, and making sure that container of yours is full of the suddiest suds around.  $PAYG]

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works [Entire firkin proceeds donated to Family Promise Lehigh County.  $PAYG]

Coatesville, Pa.
Sat. 10/7; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Boxtoberfest & Boxcar Beer Games at Brandywine Outfitters [Boxcar beer, wine, and other libations along with a local food truck will be available for purchase.  $PAYG]

Dover, Del.
Sat. 10/7; 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. — Cheesetoberfest at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company [All proceeds from beer sales benefit Delaware Military Support Organization.  $20-$60]

Exton, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Victory Beer Dinner at Uno Chicago Grill [A five-course meal served with Victory's Prima Pils, Home Grown, D-town IPA, Moonglow Weizenbock, and Black Forest Cake Stout.  $55]

Harleysville, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Fundraiser for a Friend at The Butcher & Barkeep [Our dear friend and original employee Tory Drake has begun her battle with breast cancer. We are hosting a Whiskey and Beer Happy Hour from which all proceeds from the sale of Sly Fox Helles Lager and Heaven Hill Bourbon will be donated to her cause.  $PAYG]

King of Prussia, PA
Thu. 10/5; 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — King of Prussia Beerfest Royale: Donnerstag Happy Hour at King of Prussia Mall parking lot [Includes inspired dishes from King of Prussia restaurants, craft and international brewers, a cocktail lounge, complimentary cigar, live music, and a keepsake tasting mug.  $60-$75]
Sat. 10/7; 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — King of Prussia Beerfest Royale: Saturday Sessions at King of Prussia Mall parking lot [The biggest party in the 'burbs features 100+ craft and international beers to sample, inspired dishes from KOP's favorite restaurants, live music on two stages, a cigar lounge and so much more.  $15-$50]

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 10/6; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Southern Tier Night at Federal Taphouse [A brewery rep will be present with stuff to give away including Pumking and Warlock goblet glasses for those who purchase a Southern Tier draft.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/7; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Craft Beer Festival at Buchanan Park [There will be brewers from all over PA on-site to provide samples of some of their new brews as well as some of their favorites! Entertainment will be provided by Jimmy the Whale….and food and spirits can be purchased from 551 West.  $12-$40]

Media, Pa.
Sat. 10/7; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. — The Great Media Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll at State Street [Craft beer samples, drink & food specials, dozens of craft beer options, and so much more.  $5-$15]
Tue. 10/10; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Hook and 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]

Milford, Del.
Sat. 10/7; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Twice As Nice can release at Mispillion River Brewing Company [We'll be launching our first 16-ounce cans and Holy Crap just in time for your kid's first report card.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Thu. 10/5; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl — Woody Guthrie at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [Featuring ’07 Burton Baton, ’14 Raison D’Extra, ’10 Olde School Barleywine, and ’13 Olde School Barleywine. With special guest DJ: Jackson Beckner.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Sat. 10/7; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Fall Festivus Multi-tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Featuring 8 beers and a special menu of fall flavors.   $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 12 p.m. — 6th Anniversary Party at Barcade [Join us as we celebrate six wonderful years in Fishtown.  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/5; 5 p.m. — Hardywood Hootenany at City Tap House-Logan [Cask & Co. provides a rip roarin' bluegrass soundtrack as we tap some very sexy Hardywood beers.  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/5; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer and Bones at Evil Genius Brewing Company [Come on by have a beer and recieve a complimentary bone for your furry friend.  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/5; All day — Franconian Lager Gravity Kegs in October at Local 44 [We'll tap a different Franconian Lager gravity keg every Thursday and Friday thru the end of Octobe. Plus, pair a pint with a Bavarian Brat sandwich for just $15.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/6; 3 p.m. — Oktoberfest Beers at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of Oktoberfest beers.  $Free]
Fri. 10/6; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Long Trail Blazing Night at Grey Lodge Pub [Two versions of Long Trail's Green Blaze IPA on tap. Matt will be in with goodies and/or to buy samples.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/6; 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. — Drink Beer, Save Cats at Yards Brewing Company [A ticket gets you all the Yards Beer you care to enjoy.  $40-$50]
Fri. Oct. 6 through Sun. Oct. 8; Various times — 23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest at 23rd Street Armory [The most authentic German dancing, food, entertainment, beer, and more this new festival is sure to be a hit.  $35-$85]
Sat. 10/7; All day — Dock Street Tap Takeover at Fishtown Hops [Join us for a day of beer, pups and live music. Does it get any better than that?  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/7; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Midtown Village Fall Festival at 13th & Sansom Streets [A variety of activities including multiple stages of live entertainment, food and beverage sampling, beer gardens, merchant and vendor displays, crafters, children’s activities, and more. Outdoor beer garden at McGillin's.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/7; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Charlie Brown Pumpkin Beer Festival at The Institute [Largest selection of pumpkin beer, pumpkin cider, and pumpkin sours available.  $40]
Sun. 10/8; All day — Pumpkin Smash at City Tap House-University City [Kick off October in the best way possible by enjoying over 25 pumpkin beers on tap and mouthwatering pumpkin inspired brunch dishes.  $PAYG]
Sun. 10/8; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Eagles Tailgate at Lincoln Financial Field [Join Iron Abbey for the best tailgate in town. Unlimited BBQ & Brews.  $25]
Sun. 10/8; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. — 5,000 Yards Dash at Yards Brewing Company [Unique 5,000 Yard (not meter) Distance — PR almost guaranteed. Free Yards beer to all finishers.  $49]
Mon. 10/9; 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 Oskar Blues/Cigar City.  $Free]
Tue. 10/10; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Dock Street at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring Fall Haze.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/10; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Dock Street at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Featuring Fall Haze.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/11; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Autumn In Normandy at Tria Taproom [Jérôme Dupont will be on hand to talk about his family’s famed ciders, and you can try two ciders, plus their specialty apple liqueur, Pommeau.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/11; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Heretic Brewing: It's Sacrilicious! at Grey Lodge Pub [A whole bunch of their crew will be joining us and we'll have some amazing beers on tap.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer Class: Modern Brewers & Classic Styles at The Foodery-Phoenixville [We'll be hosting another Beer Class featuring modern brewers' takes on classic styles.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 10/6; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Firestone Walker Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Representatives from Firestone Walker will be here pouring samples.  $Free]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Wed. 10/11; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Benevolence Night at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Dogfish will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company to support the awesome work that they do.  $PAYG]

Rio Grande, NJ
Sat. 10/7 & Sun. 10/8; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. — Cape May Wine & Music Fest at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery [Feature live music from world class performers, wine tastings from some of New Jersey's finest wineries, a craft beer garden that will blow your hops off, and a variety of tasty street food vendors.  $10-$75]

Scranton, Pa.
Fri. 10/6 through Sun. 10/8; All weekend — Fall Fest at Backyard Ale House [Fall Fest t-shirt, beer tasting glass, raffle tickets, and a beer coozie.  $20 + $PAYG]

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 10/6; 5 p.m. — Oktoberfest Beers at Washington House [Choose from a selection of nine styles, paired into three unique flights or try them by the glass, bottle or can. Our chef will recommend the perfect German pairings with your brews.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Mon. 10/9; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Painting with a Twist at Teresa's Next Door [The Cafe will be your studio. Light apps plus a flight of Firestone Walker beers will be provided with the purchase of each ticket.  $35]

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 5 p.m. — Fat Heads Night at Paradise by the Slice [Welcome Fat Heads to Paradise with an incredible lineup of their core IPA's, seasonal selections, and a special limited barrel-aged keg.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Wed. 10/11; 6:30 p.m. — Sly Fox and Jameson Collab Dinner at Kildare's Irish Pub [Jameson Caskmates (stout edition) has been aged in stout barrels. Sly Fox Brewing, in turn, is aging some of their O'Reilly's Extra Stout in some Jameson Barrels and between the three of us, we are putting together a night to remember.  $55]

Yardley, Pa.
Wed. 10/11; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Avery Brewing Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn [Dinner paired with El Gose Michelada, Chai High, White Rascal, Apricot Sour, Hog Heaven, and Coconut Porter.  $TBD]




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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

1 favorite beers from September 25 - October 1

Was it a light week? In some ways, yes, but in many ways just the same beer-drinking week as any other week. But, there was just one that stood out, way out.

(A little age works for some beers, like this one.)

~ ExPortation (6.3%), by Sierra Nevada (Chico, Calif.)
    Brewed by some of Philadelphia's finest retailers of Sierra Nevada beers in 2010 at the brewery's Beer Camp in Chico, the base beer (ExPorter) was aged in Pinot Noir barrels for nearly a year at famed Russian River Brewing Company and revealed as ExPortation in 2011 in time for Philly Beer Week.

    Thanks to a heads-up from Matt Guyer (Beer Yard) and Gary Fry (Craft Ale House), there was a bit of a reunion for a handful of folks that were in on the brew day with me as an interloper. All agreed that the beer has held up quite well and the tasting crew that came out for it put a decent dent in the 1/2 keg. Cheers, guys, you can certainly be proud of this one!

    While I haven't checked for certain, since this was tapped nearly a week ago, I'd be surprised if it was still on tap. So, given that, this may be just about the most useless beer review that I've shared thus far. Unless, of course, there's yet one more keg hiding in some great beer bar's cellar. You know how those cellars can get.


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