Thursday, November 30, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: November 30 - December 6

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

And down the stretch we come with December opening up to close down 2017.

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.

Allentown, Pa.
Sat. 12/2; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. & 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works [Featuring more than 50 craft beers to sample from dozens of the best local and national craft breweries. The event will be held on 4 full floors and again featuring live music from our returning friend, Tim Harakal.  $10-$45]

Ardmore, Pa.
Tue. 12/5; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — December to Remember Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for four hearty winter courses from Head Chef Brittany Jones perfectly paired with four dark beers from Senior Head Brewer Tim Stumpf.  $45]

Conshohocken, Pa.
Fri. 12/1; 11 a.m. — Founders CBS and Other Things at Fingers Wings and Other Things [We will be tapping a Founders CBS along with some other wonderful beers from Founders.  $PAYG]

Croydon, Pa.
Sat. 12/2; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market Wreck The Halls at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Over 100 different, unique, hand-picked vendors accounting for over 175 tables, food trucks, live music, and a full line of Neshaminy Creek beers on tap w/drink specials all day.  $5 + $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Thu. 11/30; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Great Lakes & Toys For Tots at The Bottle Room [Bring an unopened toy (or $15 donation) for Toys For Tots or buy a pint of Great Lakes Christmas Ale and get a raffle ticket to win one of three great prizes.  $PAYG]

Hockessin, Del.
Mon. 12/4; 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. — Beats & Barrels Beer Dinner at Two Stones Pub [Six courses paired with five incredible barrel-aged beers.  $49.95]

Kutztown, Pa.
Fri. 12/1; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — First Friday, Firkin, & Flatbread Night at Saucony Creek Brewing Company [We celebrate the First Friday of each month with a feature of a specialty cask conditioned Firkin from our brewing team led by head brewer Nick Micio, and some tasty Flatbreads from Chef Alice.  $PAYG]

Maple Shade, NJ
Sat. 12/2; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Wonderland Celebration at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [The release of Winter Warmer and Bourbon Winter Warmer, along with 6 local breweries and the Cartoon Christmas Trio.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Wed. 12/6; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer and Cookies with Santa at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [A holiday ugly sweater party to celebrate our Winter Warmer and Scrooge IPA beer releases.  $PAYG]

Mount Holly, NJ
Sat. 12/2; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Lighting of the Leg & Notafingah! Release at Village Idiot Brewing Company [Our winter warmer beer release, appropriately named "Notafingah"! All are encouraged to dress-up as your favorite “A Christmas Story” character.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Fri. 12/1; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Kick off the holiday season by digging out those ugly sweaters. Santa's Little Helper is coming to the taps to fill you with cheer.  $PAYG]

Norristown, Pa.
Sat. 12/2; 9:30 a.m. — CBS & KBS Draft Event at Capone's [Also on sale will be Founders KBS and Blushing Monk Bottles too.  $PAYG]

Paoli, Pa.
Thu. 11/30; 11:30 a.m. — 14th Anniversary Celebration at TJ's [All that crazy stuff at the bottom of their website will be tapped beginning Thursday 11/30.  $PAYG]
Tue. 12/5; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Stickman Storebought Release at TJ's [Featuring Store Bought is Fine.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 11/30; 12 p.m. — Bell's Night at Barcade [Join us as we welcome our good friends from Bell’s Brewery as we tap some classic favorites as well as some rare beers that we don’t often see.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of Christmas-themed beers.  $Free]
Fri. 12/1; 7 p.m. — Annual Fireplace Lighting Party at Devil's Den [Look for Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout, Wicked Weed Devilwood, Weyerbacher D'Tango, Cascade Manhattan, and Kentucky Rye Barrel Ale.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 10 a.m. — Stickman Brews Pop-up Shop at Herman's Coffee [Our friends from Stickman Brews in Royersford will be setting up shop at Herman's all weekend. We partnered with them to roast a special coffee for an Imperial Stout that will be releasing in early December and they'll be on hand sampling and selling cans of this limited batch.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 12 p.m. — Sonoma Pride Fundraiser at Monk's Cafe [We have elected to use our allocated sixtel of STiVO Pils, as well as 24 other rare and fascinating beers on draft, to raise money for victims of the California wildfires, with 100% of all listed prices benefiting the King Ridge Foundation. Cash only.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 12 p.m. — Melvin Brewing Launch at Brü Craft & Wurst [We are stoked to welcome an exciting new brewery to our market, as we launch Melvin Brewing in good ol' PHL.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/2; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Stickman Miracle Can Release at Cinder Copper & Lace [We'll be pouring Miracle, plus an assortment of specialty ales, and the folks from the brewery will be present to sell 4 packs of Miracle on 10th Ave and Double Deuce DIPA in cans to-go.  $PAYG]
Sun. 12/3; 5 p.m. — Christmas Goose Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz [Three-course dinner Includes a glass of Gluhwein.  $50]
Sun. 12/3; 12 p.m. — Winner, Winner! at Brü Craft & Wurst [Come on out and sink your teeth into the first of our seasonal series of Founders Brewing Co. beer feasts, as we kick it off with locally sourced, buttermilk fried chicken, seafood, sides, and the triumphant return of Canadian Breakfast Stout.  $PAYG]
Mon. 12/4; 4 p.m. — Mad Elf/Christmas Season Kickoff at Interstate Drafthouse [We'll be pouring 3 year verticals of Tröegs Mad Elf (2015, 2016, and 2017), available in flights and full pours of the 16 and 17. We will also have Mad Elf mixtures as well, featuring Tröegs Dream Weaver and their Nitro Chocolate Stout.  $PAYG]
Mon. 12/4; 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. — Council Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Bainbridge Street Barrel House [Meet, greet, and mingle with the peeps behind the magic in San Diego.  $PAYG]
Tue. 12/5; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Evolution at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Special lineup of beers from Evolution.  $PAYG]
Tue. 12/5; 6 p.m. — Sonoma Pride at Jose Pistola's [$1 from every Russian River Brewing Company and Firestone Walker Brewing Co. beer sold will go to Sonoma Pride-wildfire relief.  $PAYG]
Tue. 12/5; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Evolution at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Special lineup of beers from Evolution.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 12/1; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Belgian-style Tripel pours until the keg kicks, usually by 7 p.m.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 12/1; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Belgian-style Tripel pours until the keg kicks, usually by 7 p.m.  $PAYG]

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 11/30; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Dogfish Head Stout & Godiva Pairing at Liberty Taproom [We here at Liberty are proud to be teaming up with two companies that are known worldwide for both dark beer and chocolate respectively.  $PAYG]

Sellersville, Pa.
Thu. 11/30; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Heavy Seas Beer Tasting at J.T. Bankers [Beer tasting with Heavy Seas.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Holiday Brews at Washington House [Our holiday beer tasting is always a customer favorite.  $PAYG]

Somerdale, NJ
Sun. 12/3; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Hoppy Holiday Bazaar at Flying Fish Brewing Company [Enjoy a variety of Flying Fish beers while perusing the many fine craft items for sale by local vendors at the Hoppy Holiday Bazaar.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Tue. 12/5; 6:30 p.m. — Curtis Chisim of Council Brewing is in Town at Teresa's Next Door [Come out and meet the owner of Council brewing all the way from San Diego, California.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 11/30; 3 p.m. — Tickle Parts IPA Can Release at Levante Brewing Company [An exceptionally dry-hopped New England IPA, with low bitterness, rising hop aroma and a feathery-soft mouthfeel.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/1; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Wyndridge at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Wyndridge.  $Free]

Wilmington, Del.
Thu. 11/30; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Game Of Thrones Happy Hour at Ernest & Scott [Ommegang's Winter Is Here, Seven Kingdoms, and season 7 episodes on all TVs.  $PAYG]

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