Thursday, September 10, 2009

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: September 10-September 16

Wow! After a couple of "slow" weeks around the Philly area (y'know, nothing but good beer to found almost anywhere you look...just not very many "special" events), The Calendar is back in the swing of things. Kids are back in school, now go and polish up on your beer studies and find something fun to do. Check out the entire September 2009 calendar over here. Free or PAYG is a great way to learn about beers you haven't had before @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York--- Tue. 9/15 - Brewery Night with Dogfish Head (4:00pm; PAYG) @Blind Tiger Ale House, New York--- Wed. 9/16 - Brewery Night with Elysian (4:00pm; PAYG) @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/10 - Arcadia Brewery Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 9/11 - Terrapin Release Party (8:00pm; PAYG) @Drafting Room, Spring House, PA--- Sat. 9/12 - HopFest (12:00pm 'til they kick; PAYG) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 9/11 - Friday Night Tasting (Great Lakes) (5:00pm-7:00pm; free) @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA--- Thu. 9/10 - Lancaster Brewing Night (6:00pm; PAYG for Oktoberfest, Milk Stout, and a cask of Amish 4 Grain) @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 9/12 - Pils Picnic (all day/all night; PAYG) @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/10 - Tröegs ushers in a new football season (7:00pm; PAYG for Mad Elf and a Firkin of Nugget Nectar) @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 9/11 - Wake and Bake Lunch with Terrapin Brewery (11:30am; PAYG for Substance abuse from 2006 that has been aged in Jack Daniels Barrels for 6 months. Also pouring the Rye Pale, Maggies Farmhouse Saison, & the Big Hoppy Monster) @Market Cross Pub, Carlisle, PA--- Thu. 9/10 - Sly Fox Sampling (PAYG) @The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 9/14 - A Firkin Two Hearted Ale (5:00pm; PAYG) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 9/11 - Hops Project 2009 Varietal Release: Argentine Cascade (a firkin, then CO2) (11:30am 'til it kicks; PAYG) @Tap and Table, Emmaus, PA--- Thu. 9/10 - Weyerbacher Riserva 2009 Debut (6:30pm-8:00pm; PAYG to meet Dan Weirback and taste this American Wild Ale, aged in Oak barrels with red raspberry puree and Brettanomyces) @The Khyber, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/10 - Ballast Point Happy Hour (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for a bunch of Ballast Point including Sculpin and Dorado) How 'bout a Party? The Terrible Twos @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/10 - 2nd Anniversary Party with Yards (7:00pm; PAYG for a bunch of great beer and people including Yards Cape of Good Hope IPA on cask) And, if you'd like something a little bigger, there a few festivals too @West Avenue Grille & the Town Square, Jenkintown, PA--- Sun. 9/13 - Jenkintown Jazz & Brewfest (see website for time and price details) @Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY--- Sat. 9/12 - Ommefest: Celebrating the Harvest (12:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG for local foods, drinks, music, arts, and crafts) @Meade Street, Pittsburgh, PA--- Sat. 9/12 - Steel City Big Pour (12:00pm-3:00pm, 5:00pm-8:00pm; $45) Beer, Food, Rinse, & Repeat @The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 9/10 - Southern Fried Hippie Hoedown (with Terrapin and Hippie Food) (5:00pm; PAYG for the following drafts: Big Hoppy Monster, Rye Squared, Gamma Ray, Depth Charge, Maggies Farmhouse, Reunion, Sun Ray Wheat, Rye Pale, and Indian Brown) @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA--- Wed. 9/16 - End of Summer Barbecue with Victory Brewing (7:00pm-9:00pm; $45 gets you 4 courses of beer and food pairing including Kölsch, Festbier, Baltic Thunder, and Hop Devil cask) @Tap and Table, Emmaus, PA--- Wed. 9/16 - Beer Dinner with 12% Imports (7:00pm; $55...currently sold out) Some mixed fun and learning @Canal Street Pub, Reading, PA--- Sat. 9/12 - Sly Fox versus Tröegs Dueling Firkins (2:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for Johnson versus Woods) @Philadelphia Brewing, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 9/12 - Rich Wagner Presents: "Ortlieb's, Brewers by Birth Since 1869" (2:00pm; free for a history-rich presentation and beer sampling from the brewery)

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