Thursday, August 27, 2009

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 27-September 2

The summer is coming to a close? Really? While this hasn't seemed like a "normal" summer here in the Philadelphia region, this is a weekly calendar that also doesn't feel "normal." Just a few events to share with you, albeit some very good looking ones. Dark Horse, yet another solid brewery hailing from Michigan, has landed and will make its mark felt quickly. That, and a handful of other goodies, should keep you interested well into the Labor Day holiday weekend. Check out the entire August 2009 calendar over here. No freebies this week, but here are some nice looking PAYG sampling events @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/27 - End of Summer Party with Franziskaner (7:00pm; PAYG with $1 off Franziskaner Drafts along with Franzisakner giveaways) @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 9/2 - Dark Horse Brewery Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for Draft versions of Scotty Karate, Raspberry Ale, One Oatmeal Stout, & Crooked Tree IPA) @General Sutter Inn, Lititz, PA--- Fri. 8/28 - Cask Ale Night (August selections: Pratt Street Ale House) (5:00pm; PAYG for a great session and 3 others: Summer Ale hopped with Bramling Cross; Pale Ale; Porter with Vanilla; and Golden Wheat with Root Ginger) @The Khyber, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 9/1 - Dark Horse Brewing Company Comes to Philadelphia (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG) @The P.O.P.E., Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 9/1 - Yards Brewery (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for several of their beers along with a Firkin of their newest creation, Cape of Good Hope IPA) @TJs, Paoli, PA--- Sat. 8/29 - Dark Horse Chesco Release Party (all day; PAYG for 8 draft brands including Rod; Sapient Triple; Crooked Tree IPA; Boffo Brown; One Oatmeal Stout; Scotty Karate; Raspberry Ale; Special Reserve Black) @Triumph, Princeton, NJ--- Wed. 9/2 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (6pm; PAYG for September's selection of Barrel Aged IPX) I take it back, there is something free, and it's tonight, 8/27 @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Thu. 8/27 - Palm/Steenbrugge Tasting (7:00pm-9:00pm; Free tasting samples of beers from the Palm & Steenbrugge lines, including the, giveaways) And, for a fun take on food and beer, head on up Route 309 to Spinnerstown @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA--- Wed. 9/2 - Meet The Brewer Series Presents…Flying Dog in a Crab Boil ($42) A great year-round style, made even better in the late summer will be featured @Tap and Table, Emmaus, PA--- Fri. 8/28-Sun. 8/30 - Saisons, Saisons, and more Saisons (all weekend; PAYG for a Saison List still TBA) There should still be some Belgian specialties left in Maine @Ebenezer's Pub, Lovell, ME--- Thu. 8/20-Sat. 8/29 - 5th Annual Belgian Beer Festival (see website for details)

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