Friday, September 26, 2008

Beer Calendar: What To Do in October 2008

The biggest of the big events is in Denver, CO but there are also plenty of other events around the region for your choosing. Check here for long lists of upcoming Oktoberfest and Fall Festival happenings across the Philadelphia region. Philadelphia Tue. 9/30 - Elysian Meet & Greet @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (5pm-7pm; PAYG) Tue. 9/30 - Sam Calagione & Theobroma @Tria, Philadelphia, PA (5pm-6pm; PAYG) Tue. 9/30 - Off-Centered Ales & Ancient Brews @Tria, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $60) Wed. 10/1 - Firkin Night (Sly Fox Phoenix Pale Ale)@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, PA (7pm-10pm; PAYG) Wed. 10/1 - Victory Beer Dinner@JL Sullivan's, Philadelphia, PA (7pm; $50) Thu. 10/2 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (Oktoberfest)@Triumph, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/4 - Ten-Four Good Buddy @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (all day; PAYG) Sun. 10/5 - Farmers Sunday Supper@White Dog, Philadelphia, PA (6pm; $65) Sun. 10/5 - Grand Re-Opening@Bella Vista Beer Distributor, Philadelphia, PA (12pm-5pm; free) Sun. 10/5 - Main Line School Night@Manayunk Brewery, Philadelphia, PA ($50) Fri. 10/10 - Italian Beers @Di Bruno Bros., Philadelphia, PA (6pm-8pm) Tue. 10/14 - "Nite of The Full Moon" Dinner @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (7pm; $60) Tue. 10/21 - Victory Beer Dinner @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, PA (7pm) Fri. 10/24 - It's the Great Punkin, Indian Brown @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA (PAYG) Tue. 10/28 - Ommegang-Duvel-Maredsous Beer Dinner @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (TBA) Fri. 10/31 - Police and Firefighers Benefit @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA (all day; PAYG) Philadelphia's close suburbs Wed. 10/1 - Victory Oktoberfest Beer Dinner @Maia, Villanova, PA ($39) Thu. 10/2 - Thursday Night Tasting (Penn Octoberfest, draft) @Goshen Beverage, West Chester, PA (2pm-3pm; free) Fri. 10/3 - Friday Firkin (Weyerbacher Double Simcoe) @The Drafting Room, Spring House, PA (5:30pm-???; PAYG) Fri. 10/3 - Incubus Friday @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (12pm-???; PAYG) Tue. 10/7 - Victory Beer Dinner @Riverstone Café, Exton, PA (6:30pm; $55) Fri. 10/10 - Second Friday IPA Varietal Release (Perle) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (12pm-???; PAYG) Sat. 10/11 - GABF Live Party @Iron Hill, North Wales, PA (PAYG, details to come) Sat. 10/11 - Oktoberfest @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (12pm-4pm; $25) Fri. 10/17 - Friday Night Tasting (Clipper City/Heavy Seas) @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA (5pm-7pm; free) Sat. 10/18 - Newtown Brewfest @The Stocking Works Complex, Newtown, PA (12:00pm-1:30pm (VIP), 1:30pm-5:30pm (general); $35) Sun. 10/19 - Main Line School Night@TJs, Paoli, PA ($60) Fri. 10/24 - Oktoberfest @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (5pm-11pm; PAYG) Sun. 10/26 - Main Line School Night@Gullifty's, Paoli, PA ($50) Fri. 10/31 - Second Friday IPA Varietal Release (Amarillo) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (12pm-???; PAYG) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Thu. 10/2 - Firkin Thursday Charity Cask Night @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA (5pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/3 - "He Said Beer She Said Wine" Dinner @Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA (7pm; $150) Sat. 10/4 - Kennett Brewfest @downtown Kennett Square, PA (12pm-1:30pm, 2pm-6pm; $35/$60) Sat. 10/4 - Bethlehem Harvest Festival @downtown Bethlehem, PA (3pm-11pm; $5 admission; then PAYG) Fri. 10/10 - Oktoberfest Beer Dinner @The Farmhouse, Emmaus, PA (TBD) Tue. 10/14 - An Evening With Weyerbacher @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA (6:30pm) Thu. 10/16 - For The Love Of Pumpkins @The Farmhouse, Emmaus, PA (6:30pm; $30) Sat. 10/18 - 17th Annual Microfest @Stoudt's, Adamstown, PA (12pm-4pm, 7pm-11pm; $28) Sat. 10/18 - Port/Lost Abbey Tasting @Union Jack's Inn On The Manatawny, Boyertown, PA (3pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/25 - West Coast Cask/East Coast Pig @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA (12pm-6pm; PAYG) Fri. 10/31 - Cask Ale Night (TBA) @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA (4:30pm-6:30pm; PAYG) Elsewhere Wed. 10/1 - The Great Pumpkin Event @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY (4pm; PAYG) Sat. 10/4 - The Dark Side @Zeno's Pub, State College, PA (3pm-8pm; $20) Sat. 10/4 - World Beer Festival @Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC (12pm-4pm, 6pm-10pm; $40) Wed. 10/8 - Sam & His Buddies In Boulder For Beer Dinner @The Kitchen, Boulder, CO (6:30pm; $100) Thu.10/9-Sat. 10/11 - Great American Beer Festival @Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO (see website for details) Sat. 10/11 - Waffles & Puppets @Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY (12pm-5pm; admission-free; PAYG food and drink) Sat. 10/11 - Maryland Brewer's Oktoberfest @Timonium Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD (12pm-8pm; $18) Wed. 10/15 - Dogfish Head & Duvel Green @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York, NY (4pm; PAYG) Thu. 10/16 - 4th Anniversary Party @Barcade, New York, NY (TBA) Sat. 10/18 - Chesapeake Real Ale Festival @The Wharf Rat, Baltimore, MD (1pm-6pm; $35) Sat. 10/18 - The Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival @Downtown Square, Decatur, GA (12pm-5pm; $35) Fri. 10/31-Sat. 11/1 - Great World Beer Fest @Pier 92 (52nd Street), New York, NY (7pm-11pm, 12pm-4pm, 5pm-9pm; $50/$59) Fri. 10/31 - The Great Pumpkin Festival! or "How we learned to stop worrying & love the pumpkin" @Cambridge Brewing, Cambridge, MA (5pm-11pm; PAYG)


Brian Yaeger said...

While I won't be wearing lederhosen nor will I be accompanied by a buxom beer wench (sadly), I am doing beer book signings across American throughout October! Check out the list of beer bars and some book stores below, and join me for some local brews.

Bryan Kolesar said...

Thanks, I had noticed the Brickskeller date a while back and it's great now to see a note from you. Perhaps we'll cross paths in Denver. I'll be pouring for a little while at Iron Hill's table. Best wishes for a successful tour!