Thursday, July 30, 2009
Weekly Beer Calendar Update: July 30-August 5
Stoudt's/McGillin's and Ommegang really hog the spotlight on the first weekend of August around these parts. Well, the Ommegang part is really mentioned because of the sheer number of Philly locals that are heading up to Cooperstown. For those that stay behind, don't fret; there are still plenty of other good things to keep you reminded why the Philly region continues to thrive as one of the country's top beer regions. Check out the entire August 2009 calendar over here. Try something new at a free or PAYG tasting @Capone's Restaurant, Norristown, PA--- Thu. 7/30 - It's Summer & It's Time for Saison Draft Promo (all day & night; PAYG for at least a dozen saisons and other goodies) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 8/2 - Meet the Brewer, Steal the Pint Glass (PAYG for a take-home pint glass and 5 East End Beers, including the last beer Tom and Scott collaborated on, the Sourdough Kvass) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 7/31 - Friday Night Tasting (Spaten) (4:00pm-6:00pm; free sample tastings) @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA--- Fri. 7/31 - Cask Ale Night (July selections: Clipper City Gold Ale; Pale Ale; Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale) (5:00pm; PAYG for cask delights, particularly the Hop3) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Thu. 7/30 - Thursday Night Tasting (Harpoon) (7pm-9pm; free tasting samples of Leviathan Quad And Leviathan Big Bohemian Pilsner On Draft And Leviathan Imperial IPA In 12oz. Bottles) @Triumph, Princeton, NJ--- Wed. 8/5 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (August's selection: TBA) (6pm; PAYG) Talkin' about Food and Beer @High Street Grill, Mt. Holly, NJ--- Mon. 8/3 - Homebrew Supper Club (Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout) (6:30pm; $20 for 3 Course dinner and BYOHomebrew) @Monk's Kettle, San Francisco, CA--- Wed. 8/5 - Five-course Dinner & Beer Pairing (with The Bruery) (5:30pm; $85 for a choice of regular or vegetarian 5-courses of food and beer) Big Bad August bring the baddest of the festivals @Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY--- Fri. 7/31-Sun. 8/2 - Belgium Comes to Cooperstown (see website for details) @Mammoth Lakes, CA--- Fri. 7/31-Sun. 8/2 - Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza (see website for details) Other Special Events @McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/1 - McGillin's 1860 IPA Debut Bus Trip (10:00am; $20 for a breakfast, bus ride, beer, and partying) @McGillin's Olde Ale House, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 8/4 - Party-of-a-Century-And-A-Half (and Book Signing with Joe Sixpack) (6:00pm; PAYG) @Yards Brewing Co., Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 8/2 - A Taste of Fest Fundraiser for Philadelphia Folk Festival (1:00pm-5:00pm; $10/$12) @Avery Brewing, Boulder, CO--- Sun. 8/2 - 16th Anniversary Party (12:00pm-6:00pm; $20/$30) Check out the entire August 2009 calendar over here.