Thursday, November 05, 2009

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: November 5th-November 11th

I know many of you spent a lot of time out at bars to watch the Phillies postseason run. It's finally over, but let's pick the pieces and settle back into some great beer and food events this next week. As usual, there's no shortage of good stuff to choose from. Check out the entire November 2009 calendar over here. Some tastings, some free, some PAYG @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 11/5 - Meet the Brewer, Keep the Pint Glass (Bethlehem Brew Works) (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG for local brews, reps, and free pint glasses) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 11/6 - Friday Night Sampling (Victory Brewing) (4:00pm-6:00pm; free) @Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 11/9 - Monday's Sixtel (Manayunk Hop Phanatic Imperial Amber) (PAYG) @Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 11/10 - Coronado Tuesday Nights (8:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG to meet & greet the brewers & beer reps & to taste the beers) @Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 11/10 - Victory Night (3:00pm-close; PAYG Food and Beer pairing specials, and enter to win a Victory fleece jacket) @Triumph, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 11/5 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (November's selection: Baby Boy Bock Beer) (6:00pm; PAYG) @Triumph, New Hope, PA--- Fri. 11/6 - Brewer's Reserve Barrel Tappings (November's selection: Winter Bock) (6pm; PAYG) Casey, Chuck, maybe Gene will be spread out around the city with Exit 1 to taste @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA--- Thu. 11/5 - Firkin of Exit 1 (6:00pm; PAYG) @Varga Bar, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 11/5 - Firkin of Exit 1 (7:00pm; PAYG) Some tastings, then, are just a bit bigger and badder than others @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 11/6 - Incubus Friday (11:30am 'til it kicks; PAYG for a barrel full of trippy, trippely goodness) Homebrew? Yes, Homebrew. Not enough of these type of events on this calendar @Artisan Homebrew, Downingtown, PA--- Sat. 11/7 - Grand Opening Party on Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day (RSVP requested because there will be live folk/bluegrass music, free food, great wine from Black Walnut Winery, artisan goat cheeses from Amazing Acres, local craft beer and of course, Homebrew. There will be an all-grain brew session, starting around 10:30am, and an extract brew session, starting around 1:00pm.) Over the next two weeks, Iron Hill will leave no corner of the Delaware Valley untouched by their beer events @Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA--- Fri. 11/6 - Brewmaster's Beer versus Wine Dinner (7:30pm; $70 gets you a five course meal paired with 1) Renwood Viognier, 2006 and Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale; 2) Hahn Estate Chardonnay, 2007 and RØDE; 3) Fess Parker "Station" Pinot Noir 2007 and Biere de Mars; 4) Steltzner "Claret" Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 and Abbey Dubbel; and 5) Fonseca Bin 27 NV Porto and Old Ale) @Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA--- Mon. 11/9 - Fall Beer Dinner (6:30pm; $60 for a four course meal paired with their Pumpkin Ale, Saison, Abbey Dubbel, and Russian Imperial Stout) @Iron Hill Brewery, Newark, DE--- Tue. 11/10 - Brewmaster's Fall Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $60 for a four course meal paired with their Lodestone Lager, Saison, Pig Iron Porter, and Pumpkin Ale) And, just a few more beer dinners in case you're still hungry @Chifa, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 11/5 - Victory Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $55 for five courses of food paired with Victory's Prima Pils, WildDevil, Golden Monkey, Yakima Twilight, and Baltic Thunder) @Drafting Room, Exton, PA--- Wed. 11/11 - Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner (6:00pm; $69.99 gets you four courses of food paired with Sierra Nevada's Brown Saison, Edge of Darkness, Belgian Triple, Estate Harvest Ale, and Bigfoot [2008]) @High Street Caffe, West Chester, PA--- Wed. 11/11 - Yards Beer Dinner (7:00pm-9:00pm; $45 for five courses paired with Yards Brawler, Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce Ale, Philadelphia Pale Ale, George Washington’s Tavern Porter, and Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale) @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 11/10 - Great Lakes Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $50 for five courses paired with "lots" of Great Lakes beer)

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