Thursday, August 20, 2009

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 20-August 26

I'm feeling pretty good about being in Maine right about now, ready to help kick off Ebenezer's annual Belgian Beer Festival with what I expect to be one of the most memorable beer dinners ever (or else, Sean!! no pressure). Meanwhile, back at the ranch, here are a few things that might catch my friends attentions back home and around and here and there or maybe over there. Seriously, does tonight give you enough pause to consider calling off work tomorrow, or what?! Enough rambling, go forth and imbibe! Check out the entire August 2009 calendar over here. Take a taste of something new, either for free or PAYG @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York--- Wed. 8/26 - Brewery Night with Sierra Nevada (4:00pm; PAYG for 22 Sierra Nevada drafts, plus Pale Ale!) @Craft Ale House, Royersford, PA--- Wed. 8/26 - A Tröegstacular Night (6:00pm; PAYG gets you Nugget Nectar on the Firkin (a small batch brewed for GABF this year), Troegenator Doublebock, Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale, Sunshine Pils, Dreamweaver Wheat, and a Mystery Keg of something special plus Pint Glass giveaways while supplies last) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 8/21 - Third Friday Firkin (August firkin: British Pale Ale) (11:30am 'til it kicks; PAYG) Food with Beer, The Choice is Clear @Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse Sports Bar, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/20 - Brew & Chew with Sierra Nevada (8:00pm-10:00pm; $20 for an Open Bar and Appetizers paired with each of the Sierra Nevada beers, Pale Ale, Stout, Kellerweis, and Anniversary Ale) @The Buck Hotel, Feasterville, PA--- Thu. 8/20 - Craft Beer Dinner with Philadelphia Brewing (7:00pm reception, 7:30pm dinner; $45 for a reception followed by 4 courses closed out with Shackamaximum and lots of chocolate) @Ron's Original, Exton, PA--- Thu. 8/20 - Blues, BBQ, & BIG Brews featuring Jimmy's BBQ (PAYG for lots of brewsy, bluesy, and barbecuey goodness) @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/20 - Beer & Cheese: A Victorious Summer (6:30pm-8:00pm; $50 for beer and cheese with Bill Covaleski from Victory and Erin McLean of Tria; currently sold out, but you know the drill...give 'em a call to hear for sure) Festivals of Froth and Fun @Stoudt's Brewery, Adamstown, PA--- Sat. 8/22 - 18th Annual Microfest (12:00pm-4:00pm, 7:00pm-11:00pm; $30 for one of the best festival deals around...includes a tasting glass, 4 hours of beer sampling, live entertainment, buffet from 12-3pm, and free shuttle bus service to local accommodations) @Cal State University, San Marcos, CA--- Sat. 8/22 - 13th Anniversary Party (11:00am-2:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm; $35/$40 gets you admission to one of the 3-hour sessions, a 13th Anniversary tasting glass, and 10 "tasters" of delicious craft brews) @Ebenezer's Pub, Lovell, ME--- Thu. 8/20-Sat. 8/29 - 5th Annual Belgian Beer Festival (see website for details) And, then there's some other stuff @Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA--- Thu. 8/20 - Saison-a-thon (6:00pm; PAYG for what promises to be another interesting night in West Chester) @Union Jack's, Boyertown, PA--- Thu. 8/20 - Sierra Nevada Fest (5:00pm; PAYG for Sierra's drafts including: Brown Saison; Tripel; Southern Hemisphere Harvest Ale; Pale Ale; Summerfest) Check out the entire August 2009 calendar over here.

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