Thursday, December 14, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: December 14 - December 20

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

It's beginning to look a lot like.....BEER. Now, go and get one. Here are some ideas of where to 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.

Croydon, Pa.
Sat. 12/16; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Delaware Valley Homebrew Community Pro-Am Beerfest at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Come join us for the inagural Delaware Valley Homebrew Community Pro-Am Beerfest. With more than 20 homebrew clubs in the area, the next great brewers could be out there waiting to share their talents.  $5 + $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Thu. 12/14; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company [Our annual holiday beer dinner featuring seasonal food and beer pairings.  $65]

Ewing Township, NJ
Sun. 12/17; 1 p.m.-7 p.m. — Winter Wonderland Artisan Market at River Horse Brewing Company [Come out to see our hand-picked artisans and pick up some amazing original creations of the highest quality for your holiday needs. We'll also be offering brewery tours and tastings, pints and flights, and River Horse beer and merchandise to go.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Thu. 12/14; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Local Beer Dinner Series featuring Levante Brewing at World Of Beer [Five local beers paired with five courses consisting of local ingredients.  $35]

Georgetown, Del.
Sat. 12/16; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Winter Brew Fest at 16 Mile Brewing Company [Get ready to experience samples of our prized brews as well as unique beers brewed specifically for the Holiday Ale Festival. Artisan vendors, local food trucks, and more.  $25-$35]

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 12/16; All day — Beer Geek Christmas at Hunger N Thirst [We are rolling out some rare kegs once again to celebrate all things craft beer, and of course the Holidays.  $PAYG]

Leola, Pa.
Thu. 12/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's [Special lineup of beers from Founders.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Tue. 12/12 through Sat. 12/23; All day — 12 Days of Randall the Enamel Animal at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [Every day we'll be featuring a different Randall offering inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 12/14; 5 p.m. — Maine Beer Company Woods & Waters Fundraiser at Monk's Cafe [Philadelphia's only keg of Woods & Waters, a special IPA brewed with Maine-grown barley and wheat. A portion of proceeds from Maine Beer Company beers will benefit the Delaware Valley chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and their work supporting conservation in our region.  $PAYG]
Thu. 12/14; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — World Atlas of Beer at Philly Beer School [Starting in Philadelphia we head to Belgium, to the United Kingdom, to Germany and then onwards to the furthest reaches of this awesome beer-drenched world.  $42-$87]
Fri. 12/15; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.  $Free]
Sat. 12/16; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Barrel Out with Allagash at Memphis Taproom [Come down to hang with Allagash's Katie Tella and talk Barrel Aging and how it affects the nose and flavor profile of your new favorite beer from our dear friends in Portland Maine.  $PAYG]
Mon. 12/18; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Wiseacre Happy Hour at Grey Lodge Pub [Help us welcome Memphis's Wisecacre Brewing to Philly.  $PAYG]
Mon. 12/18; 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 Ommegang and Boulevard.  $Free]
Wed. 12/20; 5 p.m. — Beer School at Local 44 [We'll be sampling from our nice little stash of Gale's Prize Old Ale (2001 and 1999), JW Lees (2011), Aventinus (2008), and more.  $PAYG]
Wed. 12/20; 6 p.m. — The Feast Of The Seven Fishes at Seven bars in Fishtown [Join us as we eat and drink our way through Fishtown. Each bar will have a $7 fish dish and a featured beer.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 12/15; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — 2SP Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Tasting samples of beers from 2SP.  $Free]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Tue. 12/12 through Sat. 12/23; All day — 12 Days of Cask at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Every other day we'll be releasing a new dry-hopped cask of 60 Minute IPA.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 12/15; 6:30 p.m. — Firestone Charity/Russian River Fire Charity Event at Teresa's Next Door [$1 dollar from every pour of Stivo, plus several Russian River and Firestone Walker rarities will go to support the California fire victims.  $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



Friday, December 08, 2017

December 2017: Beer News update, part 1

More news of the sudsy sort.

~ Update on Guinness in the U.S. [Link to Draft Magazine]

~ Suburban Station has forever needed more food and drink, particularly drink. [Link to Foobooz/Philadelphia Magazine]

~ Stirring the cloudy, mirky pot. Kudos Mr. Oliver. [Link to The Morning Advertiser]

~ Left Hand's response. [Link to Courthouse News Service]

~ Hey look, another list. This one, though, a solid one if for no other reason than it's backed up with fully thought-out sentences as justification for each brewery's inclusion. [Link to Paste Magazine]





© 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, December 07, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: December 7 - December 13

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

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, we have 12 months of beer. Here's one week's worth.

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.

Downingtown, Pa.
Tue. 12/12; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Allagash Brewing What About Barrels? at The Bottle Room [What About Barrels? features three different barrel aged beers and one unaged beer to showcase what different barrels does to different beers. Meet with the rep, Katie, to grab some swag and chat about the barrel aging process.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Thu. 12/7; 4 p.m. — Vintage Stout Raffle at World Of Beer [We will be raffling off the following: '15 Goose Island Bourbon County Grand Stout (3 Bottles); '16 Goose Island Bourbon County Grand Stout (3 Bottles); '1' Founders KBS (2 Bottles); '17 Cigar City Hunaphu (2 Bottles); and '15 Avery The Czar (1 Bottle).  $10+$PAYG]

Ewing Township, NJ
Sat. 12/9; 7 p.m. — Out Of The Cellar at River Horse Brewing Company [Come join us and celebrate our one off beers and rare brews from this year.  $PAYG]

Leola, Pa.
Thu. 12/7; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's [Special lineup of beers from New Belgium.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Sat. 12/9; All day — Beer Garden 8th Anniversary at Pinocchio's [The Beer Garden is turning eight. Come celebrate with us.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Tue. 12/12 through Sat. 12/23; All day — 12 Days of Randall the Enamel Animal at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [Every day we'll be featuring a different Randall offering inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas.  $PAYG]

Norristown, Pa.
Sat. 12/9; 10 a.m. — Goose Island Draft and Raffle Event at Capone's [Must be present to win and be able to purchase a bottle of the following beers: Bourbon County Barleywine, Coffee, and North Woods.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 12/7; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Christmas Extravaganza at Kite & Key [Taps will be lined with holiday cheer and of course Santa will be here. Donations for Cradles to Crayons organization get you $1 off beer.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/8; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Lancaster Brewing.  $Free]
Sun. 12/10; 7 p.m. — 14th Anniversary Party at Good Dog Bar [Plus the announcement of the annual dog photo contest winner.  $PAYG]
Mon. 12/11; 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 Dogfish Head.  $Free]
Tue. 12/12; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Peak Organic at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Special lineup of beers from Peak Organic.  $PAYG]
Tue. 12/12; 6 p.m. — Christmas Beer Dinner at Sancho Pistola's [7 delicious courses, paired with 9 amazing beers.  $80]
Tue. 12/12; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Peak Organic at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Special lineup of beers from Peak Organic.  $PAYG]
Wed. 12/13; 6 p.m. — 30 Years of Stoudts Brewery at London Grill [Come hang with Carol Stoudt and celebrate 30 years of craft brewing. First microbrewery in PA and has led the way. New Brewer, some new beer and the flagships will be on draft.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 12/8; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Rivertowne Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Tasting samples of beers from Rivertowne.  $Free]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Tue. 12/12 through Sat. 12/23; All day — 12 Days of Cask at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Every other day we'll be releasing a new dry-hopped cask of 60 Minute IPA.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Wed. 12/13; 6:30 p.m. — 10th Annual Mad Elf Day at Teresa's Next Door [Mad Elf graces our tap lines and reindeer stew is on your plate. A few scratch beers, some of the Tröegs classics and at least two beers you won’t find anywhere except here at Teresa’s.  $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