Thursday, January 18, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: January 18 - January 24

You keep drinking beer. They keep throwing events. Keep the circle unbroken my friends. Enjoy.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region and over here for a look at Philly Tap Finder's event draft lists.

Bridgeport, Pa.
Sat. 1/20; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Pittsburgh Invades Philly Tap Takeover at Conshohocken Brewing Company [The following breweries will be pouring: Fury Brewing Company; Grist House Craft Brewery; Dancing Gnome Brewery; Full Pint Brewing; Voodoo Brewery; Roundabout Brewery. And of course, Conshohocken Brewing's beers and full food menu will be available all day.  $PAYG]

Drexel Hill, Pa.
Thu. 1/18; 6 p.m. — Nugget Nectar First Squeeze at Station Tap [Nugget will be served three ways once again.  $PAYG]

Mount Holly Springs, Pa.
Fri. 1/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Bell's Tap Takeover at Cassell's Grille [We are very excited to welcome Bell's and their award-winning beers.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 1/18; 4 p.m. — California Dreamin' at American Sardine [Beat the winter doldrums and get into a sunnier, more beatific state of mind with over 10 different drafts from the Golden State.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/18; 4 p.m. — These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty Release Party at Evil Genius Brewing Company [Based off a traditional German Roggenbier (Rye beer) recipe, we decided to up the malt profile by dumping in over 50lbs.of Philly soft pretzels into the mash, then finished it with just a hint of sea salt and mustard seed.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/18; 9 p.m. — 2018 Pin-Up Girl Calendar Release Party at Varga Bar [Come meet the calendar girls and a portion of drink special proceeds goes to the U.S.O.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/18; All day — Winter Beer Night at Barcade [Join us as we warm things up with a selection of our favorite winter beers.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/20; All day — 120 on 1/20 at Grey Lodge Pub [We tap a sixtel of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA every January 20.  $PAYG]
Mon. 1/22; 4 p.m. — Crime & Punishment at Martha [Featuring beers from Crime & Punishment.  $PAYG]
Tue. 1/23; 5 p.m. — Bell's 18 of 18 at City Tap House-Logan [With the release of the always sought after Hopslam, we're going with 18 beers to celebrate. More beer is never a bad thing for the record.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Thu. 1/18; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Taste Of Phoenixville at Phoenixville Foundry [Great local food at a great price for an even better local cause.  $100]
Sat. 1/20; 5:30 p.m. — Robert Burns Night at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Gang Aft Agley Scotch Ale and Burns Scottish Ale will be pouring, the bagpipes will be piping, and the arrival of the Haggis will be marked by a spirited reading of Burns' Ode to a Haggis.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/24 and each Wednesday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Thu. 1/18 and each Thursday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 1/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Terrapin Stout & Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pairing at Liberty Taproom [We will be pairing three really exciting Terrapin variant stouts with delicious chocolate covered pretzels.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Wed. 1/24; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Benevolence Night at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Dogfish will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Lewes–Rehoboth Meals on Wheels to support the awesome work that they do.  $PAYG]

Sellersville, Pa.
Sat. 1/20; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Brewfest at The Horse Tavern & Grill [75 Beers, 25 Breweries, 25 Bar Taps.  $45-$65]

Stroudsburg, Pa.
Sat. 1/20; 12 p.m. — Pocono Winter Beerfest at Sherman Theater [Featuring over 100 different beers from your favorite breweries and more.  $35-$55]

Swarthmore, Pa.
Fri. 1/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tröegs Nugget Nectar First Squeeze at 320 Market Cafe [First tapping of Nugget Nectar, featuring free prints from our favorite artists.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 1/18; 4 p.m. — Glitter Parts, Tickle Parts, & Fruit Fetish — Can Releases at Levante Brewing Company [Taproom opens at 4; Wristband pick-up at 4; Can sales at 6. After the wristband line ends, we immediately start selling the remaining cases for those without a wristband.  $PAYG]
Fri. 1/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples from Downeast Brewing.  $Free]




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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: January 11 - January 17

Off to a strong start, as expected, here in the new year. How are your beer resolutions looking thus far? Let some of these events help.

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.

Dover, Del.
Fri. 1/12; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Release Party — Millenium Ale at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company [Music, food truck, and the release of Millenium Ale.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Fri. 1/12; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Tröegs Nugget Nectar First Squeeze at The Bottle Room [We'll be featuring one of Tröegs most popular beers, Nugget Nectar, in three different ways: on draft, on nitro, and in a firkin.  $PAYG]

Easton, Pa.
Fri. 1/12; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Rare Taps and Tapas at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher [We're partnering with Local Mama Catering to bring you four courses, each paired with a 5 oz. Weyerbacher beer.  $55]

Ewing Township, NJ
Sat. 1/13; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cask Fest at River Horse Brewing Company [We'll be tapping over 20 specialty casks — some traditional favorites, like Oatmeal Milk Stout with mint and vanilla, and Special Ale with chocolate and chillies. But also so many new creations that we've never tried before.  $20+$PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Sat. 1/13; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Barrel-aged Beer Party at Sturges Speakeasy [We're pulling some of the best barrel-aged beers out to warm you up on a wintry day.  $PAYG]

Horsham, Pa.
Wed. 1/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Russian River Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey [Four-course dinner served with Russian River's Pliny The Elder, Salvation, Blind Pig, and Consecration.  $65]

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 1/12; 6 p.m. — Free Will Tap Invasion at Federal Taphouse [On tap we will be featuring Ella, C.O.B., Cloudy With A Chance Of Charcuterie, The Kragle IPA, Biere'ded Phantom, Stay Tuned, Whit, and Raptor's Delight.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/13; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Ring In The New Year Craft Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar [We'll be pairing up four delicious Isaac's-inspired dishes with four great crafts from our favorite breweries.  $29.95]

Milton, Del.
Fri. 1/12; All day — Wooden It Be Nice? Wood-Aged Bitches Brew Release at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [We are bringing Bitches Brew back, but this time we will be aging this bold, dark, Imperial stout in our oak and Palo tanks.  $PAYG]

Mount Holly Springs, Pa.
Fri. 1/12; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Yards Tap Takeover at Cassell's Grille [Welcome our friends from Philadelphia.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Fri. 1/12; 6:30 p.m. — Bacon & Beer Dinner at Caffé Gelato [A five-course meal served with six beers and one cider.  $79]
Tue. 1/16; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer Soap Making Class at Argilla Brewing Company [We will make soap from scratch, learn how to make a recipe, blend Essential Oils, and the in-and-outs of soap making. You take home one pound of beer soap that we make.  $45]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Fri. 1/12; 12 p.m. — Sly Fox Mudlust Launch at City Tap House-Logan [What do you get when you combine the dark robust malts of Sly Fox Brewing with espresso beans from South Philly's Herman's Coffee?  $PAYG]
Fri. 1/12 & Sat. 1/13  — Big Philly Beerfest at Pennsylvania Convention Center [Join us as we celebrate great craft beer from down the street and around the country.  $45-$80]
Tue. 1/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping-Goose Island at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring beers from Goose Island.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/17; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Happy Birthday Ben Franklin at Kite & Key [We will have the taps lined with some of Ben’s favorite suds.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Wed. 1/17 and each Wednesday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Pittston, Pa.
Thu. 1/11 through Sun. 1/14; All weekend — Triple Limited Release Weekend at Susquehanna Brewing Company [This weekend we will be releasing not one, but three specialty brews. Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am, Southern Rye IPA, and Toes Up Salted Caramel will be available on draft in our Tasting Room.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Thu. 1/11 and each Thursday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]




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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: January 4 - January 10

Here we go my beer folk brethren — the first weekly calendar of the new year. Hope you're staying warm out there with hot beer.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Croydon, Pa.
Wed. 1/10; 7 p.m. — Cigar & Beer Dinner with Tröegs at Dog and Bull [Come see why customers have forced us to add another night of this great event.  $55]

Milton, Del.
Thu. 1/4; 4:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl - The Bitches (Brew) is Back at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [12 Bitches Brew, '13 Bitches Brew, '14 Bitches Brew, '15 Bitches Brew, and a special guest DJ.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 1/4; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — Fly Like An Eagle Release 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 it’s honor.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/4; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Sly Fox Tap Takeover  at St. Stephen's Green [Live music, giveaways, raffles, and more.  $PAYG]
Fri. 1/5; 9 p.m.-11 p.m. — Dart Shooting for Victory at Grey Lodge Pub [Luck of the draw darts. Prizes from Victory. $4 pints of Victory Home Grown.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/6; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer 101 at Philly Beer School [This is our introduction to how beer is made, major beer styles, and brewing history. Eight different brews will be sampled.  $40-$79]
Wed. 1/10; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tröegs First Squeeze Nugget Nectar Release at Kite & Key [The folks from Tröegs have a special surprise for us.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Mon. 1/8; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Guest Beertender Monday ~ Ann's Heart for Code Blue at Stable 12 Brewing Company [Come out and support this great cause that serves our local residents and neighbors.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/10 and each Wednesday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings over the course of the 10-week program, then bring your stamped ID card to the finale on St. Patrick's Day for entry into the drawing to win fun prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Wed. 1/10; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Benevolence Night at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Dogfish will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Surfrider Foundation — Delaware Chapter to support the awesome work that they do.  $PAYG]

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 1/5; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Free Will at Washington House [Join us this Friday for our beer tasting to sample some of these super-local brews.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 1/5; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples from Sterling Pig.  $Free]




© 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