Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Beer Calendar Update: September 2006

Our calendar for September is missing a few local (Philadelphia) events that have since been announced. Figured they needed a special mention in this space, just in case you haven't heard of them and may be interested in checking them out. They are definitely an intriguing set of events, eh? Starting with tomorrow evening, we have... Thu. 9/14/06 - John Rehm Farewell Party - John Harvard's Brew House - Wayne, PA (8pm-???; pay as you go) ~ On tap will be six-month old Skull Sealer Barleywine (10% abv), one-year old Old Eagle Wheat Wine (8.7% abv), 21-month old Black Eagle Scotch Ale (6.7% abv) and A Beer Named Sue Doppelbock (6.5% abv). ~ John's heading to Yards and it will certainly be their gain and JHBH's loss. Fri. 9/15/06 - Friday Night Tasting (Weyerbacher) - The Beer Yard - Wayne, PA (5pm-7pm; free) ~ Autumn Fest, Imperial Pumpkin, Eleventh Anniversary Ale, & Hops Infusion IPA Wed. 9/20/06 - 5 Course Dinner & Beer Pairing - Manayunk Brewery - Philadelphia, PA (6pm; $32) Fri. 9/22/06 - Russian River Night - Union Jack's On The Manatawny - Boyertown, PA (8pm-12am; pay as you go) ~ Pliny the Elder; Pliny the Younger; Deification; Damnation ~ also for your pleasure: Weyerbacher Eleven Triple IPA; Southern Tier Unearthly Imperial IPA; Union Jack's Hoptimus Prime And one news event fresh from the Beer Yard news desk: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant’s founding partners Kevin Finn, Kevin Davies, and Mark Edelson will gather in the brewhouse at their original location at 147 East Main Street in Newark, Del. this Thursday, Sept. 14., to brew their first ever collaborative beer in honor of Iron Hill’s 10th Anniversary. The beer will be a Belgian-style Trappist ale, similar to a Rochefort 10, they say, and it will be bottled and ready for consumption on November 14 for Iron Hill’s 10th anniversary celebration. It is an addition to the recently developed Iron Hill bottling program under which the brewers at all six locations bottle small lots of their most popular and award winning beers. Finn, Davies and Edelson have built up one of the East Coast’s most successful chains of brewery-restaurants since 1996 and their joint brew will be an historic event, according to Edelson, who is Director of Brewing Operations. "After 10 years, I’ve finally convinced my partners to join me in the brewhouse," he said. "It will be a significant occasion, because it’s our first attempt at this type of Trappist ale and the first time the three of us have brewed together.” Click Here for our calendar of selected Philadelphia-area events in September.

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