Thursday, August 13, 2009
Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 13-August 19
Here are a bunch of things that I'll miss while up in New England, destinating eventually to Ebenezer's Belgian Beer Festival in Maine. Do a friend a favor and fill in for me at a few of these events. Check out the entire August 2009 calendar over here. Take a taste of something new, either for free or PAYG @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Thu. 8/13 - Thursday Night Tasting (Magic Hat) (7pm-9pm; free tasting samples) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 8/14 - Hops Project 2009 Varietal Release: TBD (a firkin, then CO2) (11:30am 'til it kicks; PAYG) And some things are just a bit bigger, just a bit more special to warrant their own category this week @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/15 - Pucker Up!! Sour Fest (all day & night; PAYG for many bottles and on draft: Dogfish Head Festina Peche, Beersel Framboise, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Petrus Oud Bruin, Ommegang Rouge, Ballast Point Sour Wench, Bacchus, Dock Street Dunkel Berliner Weisse, Itchegems, St Loius Gueze, Cantillion Gueze, Russian River Consecration, Monk's Cafe Sour, Cuvee des Jacobins, Duchess de Bourgonge & Doc's Sour Cherry Cider) @Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/15 - 13 Events in 13 Hours for the 13th Anniversary (11:00am-12:00am; PAYG for 13 hours of craziness that must be seen to be understood) @Toronado, San Francisco, CA--- Sat. 8/15 - 22nd Anniversary Party (all day & night; PAYG) @Union Jack's, Boyertown, PA--- Thu. 8/13 - Bear Republic vs. The East (5:00pm; PAYG for matchups including: Racer X vs. Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA; Nor' Cal vs. Sly Fox Phoenix Pale Ale; Hop Rod Rye vs. Dock St. Rye IPA; Racer 5 vs. Smuttynose IPA; Big Bear Stout vs. Duck Rabbit Rabid Duck Imperial Stout) Of festivals "large" and "small" @Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA--- Fri. 8/14 - Brewery Night (6:30pm; $27/$23 gets you Brewing historian Rich Wagner discussing brewing techniques across Philadelphia between the 17th and 19th centuries. A tutored beer tasting with Yards Brewing Company and Keystone Homebrew Supply follows the presentation.) @Philadelphia Navy Yard/Cruise Terminal, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/15 - Philadelphia International Great Beer Expo (12:30pm-4:00pm, 5:30pm-9:00pm; $45/$10 for a handful of domestic beers and a bunch from countries around the world) @Pizza Port, San Clemente, CA--- Sat. 8/15 - Session Ale Festival (12:00pm-10:00pm; $25 for 6 samples from 30+ beers all under 5% ABV...on the West Coast!! additional tastes are $1/each) And, then there's one of the country's pre-eminent music festivals, of which Yards is proud to be a major sponsor @Old Pool Farm, Schwenksville, PA--- Fri. 8/14-Sun. 8/16 - Philadelphia Folk Festival (Yards as a Lead Sponsor) (see website for details) Check out the entire August 2009 calendar over here.