Thursday, December 21, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: December 21 - December 31

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

Choose from the following to close out 2017 the best way you know possible — with Great Beer! Hope you've been having a great holiday season, a rewarding upcoming Christmas, and a bright outlook for a new year.

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.

Berwyn, Pa.
Fri. 12/22; 4 p.m. — Double Can Release at La Cabra Brewing [Clement DIPA and Hipster Catnip IPA pounder 4-packs.  $PAYG]

Boyertown, Pa.
Sat. 12/30; All day — Hoppy Holidays at Union Jack's On The Manatawny [Nothing spreads good cheer like a dozen over hopped beers.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Tue. 12/26; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Founder's CBS Can Drive at The Bottle Room [We are pairing up with Founders Brewing Company for a canned food drive and featuring the coveted Canadian Breakfast Stout on draft. To purchase a draft of CBS we request that you bring 2 canned goods or a $5 donation. Canned goods and monetary donations will go to Philabundance charity.  $PAYG]

Harleysville, Pa.
Sun. 12/24; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. — Christmas Eve Bottle Bazaar at Butcher & Barkeep [Hook up your friends and family with seriously good big bottles of sours, stouts, and other oddities.  $PAYG]

Horsham, Pa.
Thu. 12/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Complimentary Wine & Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey [Beer tastings from Neshaminy Creek.  $Free]

King of Prussia, Pa.
Thu. 12/21; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Thursday Tasting — Vintage Aventinus at King of Prussia Beer Outlet [We will be sampling different vintages of Schneider Weiss Aventinus, a world renowned weizenbock. Vinatges from as far back as 2008.  $Free]

Lansdale, Pa.
Sun. 12/31; 9 p.m. — NYE Block Party at Round Guys [12oz special RGBC branded glass, unlimited draft beer fills all night until midnight, and ring in the New Year with our keg drop.  $35]

Lititz, Pa.
Thu. 12/28; 5:30 p.m. — Barrel-aged Beer & Food Tasting at Bulls Head Public House [Five-course menu with a couple Pennsylvania Barrel-Aged beers that will be tapped in the pub after the dinner for a post-dinner reception.  $69]

Malvern, Pa.
Fri. 12/22; 4 p.m.-11 p.m. — Holiday Party & Food Drive at Locust Lane Craft Brewery [Come out with your family and friends to enjoy an evening of drinks, food, music, and giveaways while supporting the People's Pantry at Church Road in Frazer.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/30; 4 p.m. — PSU v Washington: Fiesta Bowl at Locust Lane Craft Brewery [We will be tapping into your Penn State Philanthropic Spirit by raising money for THON while we enjoy the game. We'll be canning all day as well as donating a portion of the day's proceeds.  $PAYG]

Palmyra, Pa.
Thu. 12/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's [Special lineup of beers from Bell's.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 12/21; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Dark Dank Night at The Cambridge [Join us as we ring in the holidays with a night of exclusive dark beers, winter cocktails, live jazz music, and raffles.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/22; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of Belgian and Belgian-style beers.  $Free]
Fri. 12/22; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. — Sonoma Pride Fundraiser with Russian River and Firestone Walker at Memphis Taproom [100% of your donations made through the Sonoma Pride fundraising initiative will be used locally in Sonoma County, and be distributed directly to the victims of the current wildfire outbreak. Sponsored by Russian River, Firestone Walker, and Memphis Taproom.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/22; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Holiday Happy Hour Fundraiser at Devil's Den [There will be drink specials and a 50/50 raffle to support our animal rescue efforts.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/23; 7 p.m. — Festivus at Grey Lodge Pub [We celebrate Festivus the traditional, old fashioned way with all the trimmings including the beautiful unadorned aluminum pole, a meatloaf dinner, and Feats of Strength. And it wouldn't be a Grey Lodge event without great beer. We will have a greatest hits of Christmas seasonals. The draft list will be updated as we get closer to Festivus.  $PAYG]
Sun. 12/24; 8 p.m. — Christmas Eve Party at Varga Bar [We crack open some of our personal stashed beers. We share them with everyone. We have some draft/can specials. Richard cooks up some specials. Patrick will be behind the bar. Everyone can save time by just wearing their pajamas (preferably onesies) to the party.  $PAYG]
Tue. 12/26; 11 a.m. — Boxing Day at Memphis Taproom [Get festive with Dupont, Jolly Pumpkin, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, S0le, De Ranke, Brasserie De La Senne, Young’s, Ridgeway, De Struise, and many more.  $PAYG]
Tue. 12/26; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Winter Beer Fest at World Cafe Live [We will be pouring over 50 beers (winter seasonals, double IPAs, all kinds of stouts & porters, as well as special one-offs and rarities). Food is also included as well as two sets from the beloved Whiskeyhickon Boys.  $50]
Thu. 12/28; 8 p.m. — Choice Tasters 10th Anniversary Bash at P.O.P.E. [Featuring six beers from Pizza Boy.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/29; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Ballast Point Victory at Sea – Peanut Butter at Grey Lodge Pub [Ballast Point released a few special variations of Victory at Sea, their 10.5% imperial porter. We went with the peanut butter one. This beer is already full of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Peanut butter should take it right over the top.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/29; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School [This class combines the talent of one of Philadelphia’s top beer geeks and beloved cheesemongers for the ultimate class on beer and cheese pairings.  $52-$99]
Sat. 12/30; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Free Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner [Manager's choice.  $Free]
Sun. 12/31; 9 p.m. — New Years Eve Firkin' Good Time at Brauhaus Schmitz [it's going to be a firkin good time, hint hint.  $PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; All day — New Years Day Good Luck Pork & Sauerkraut Special at Brauhaus Schmitz [On your way out to see the Mummers Parade, get your Good Luck Pork and Sauerkraut Special over mashed potatoes.  $PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; All day — New Year's Day at Devil's Den [We will be celebrating all day with some of our favorite Pennsylvania Breweries, plus a special brunch.  $PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; 12 p.m. — 9th Anniversary at Local 44 [Not sure what to do with that holiday hangover on New Years Day? Look no further. We're throwing your hangover a party.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/4; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — Fly Like An Eagle at Evil Genius Brewing Company [Wooder ice is a staple street snack in Philadelphia, and we’ve decided to craft a hazy, dank, fuzzed out beer in its honor.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/20; 10 a.m. — 120 on 1/20 at Grey Lodge Pub [We tap a sixtel of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA every January 20.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 12/29; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — River Horse Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Tasting samples of beers from River Horse.  $Free]

Reading, Pa.
Sun. 12/31; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — NYE Beer Dinner With The Bruery at Liberty Taproom [A fantastic lineup of beers from The Bruery paired with five courses of amazing dishes created by Chef Trevor Fake and the rest of our culinary crew.  $65]
Mon. 1/1; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — New Year's Day Pork & Sauerkraut Ride at Oakbrook Brewing Company [Start out the New Year right with some bikes, Neversink Mountain, good people, and local brew.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Mon. 1/1; 11:30 a.m. — Who Cares About New Year's Resolutions? Drink High Calorie, High Alcohol Stouts Instead at Teresa's Next Door [A bunch of big, black, bold beers to help you recover from the hangover you deservedly have. De Molen, Firestone, Weyerbacher, and a bunch of others to make New Year's Day just as insane as 2017 has been.  $PAYG]

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