Thursday, July 22, 2010

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: July 22nd-July 28th

As July slowly comes to a close in the hazy, hot, and humid Northeast, we also get no break on the Beer's just that we don't mind the latter as much. Plenty of good things to keep you interested and hydrated. Many of you are heading to Ommegang's annual BCTC in another week, hope your planning is all coming together nicely. Check out the entire July 2010 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know. A little sampling, some free, will get you through the dog days @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA--- Fri. 7/23 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Southampton Publick House's Double White, Alt, IPA, and Keller Pils) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/23 - Beer Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Dogfish Head beers) @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Fri. 7/23 - IPA Challenge (8:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG to win prizes by blind tasting and naming IPAs from Ithaca, Yards, Heavy Seas, Hoptical Illusion, Stone, Lagunitas...and many more) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Thu. 7/22 - Brewery Promo Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; Free tasting samples of Southampton Publick House beers) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Wed. 7/28 - Keg Tapping Wednesday (all day; PAYG for Founders Devil Dancer) And while we all complain about the heat, these guys pedal on... @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/3-Sun. 7/25 - Tour de France (PAYG for Duvel and Ommegang specials and other cycling-related fun) @Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/3-Sun. 7/25 - Tour de France (PAYG for Duvel and Ommegang specials and other cycling-related fun) Where there's food, beer should naturally follow....and vice versa @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA--- Sun. 7/25 - Arctic Alchemy Brunch (10:00am; $25 for a buffet styled brunch, limited edition Arctic Alchemy T-shirts available for a fundraising purchase, a filming for the Arctic Alchemy Archives with an interview and review of the historic beer, a complimentary sample of Arctic Alchemy Ale to toast the departure, and the send off for the crew's 2,000 Mile journey) @Chifa, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 7/22 - Craft Beer Dinner with Sly Fox (7:00pm; $65 for Four courses of food paired with Royal Weisse, Saison Vos, Rt. 113 IPA, and Incubus) @Restaurant Alba, Malvern, PA--- Sun. 7/25 - Victory Beer Dinner (6:00pm; $65 gets you a Victory Lager upon your arrival and then five courses of food paired with Sunrise Weissbier, Helios Ale, Summer Love Ale, Baltic Thunder Porter, and Storm King Stout) Some events are just a little bit "bigger" than others @Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/24 - Summer Ale Festival (6:30pm-10:00pm; $25/$55/$80 for 19 breweries, 15 food establishments, and music provided by WXPN) @South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/24 - Wheat Beer Fest (12:00pm; PAYG for $3 glasses of around 30 wheat beers from the likes of Allagash, Avery, Ballast Point, Brooklyn Brewery, Cricket Hill Dogfish Head, Dock Street, Great Lakes, Flying Fish, Ithaca, Lancaster Brewing, Manayunk Brewery, Lefthand, Ommegang, Philadelphia Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada, Six Point, Sly Fox, Southern Tier, Stoudt's, Terrapin, Troegs, Twin Lakes, Unibroue, Victory, Weyerbacher, and Yards) @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA--- Sat. 7/24 - Featuring Rogue Brewery (12:00pm; PAYG for a full lineup of Rogue beers including American Amber, Brutal IPA, Captain Sig’s Northwestern (cask-conditioned), Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager, Chatoe Single Malt, Double Dead Guy, Double Mocha Porter, Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red, Hazelnut Brown Nectar, John John Juniper, Mocha Porter, Mogul Ale, Rogue Irish Lager, Somer Orange Honey Ale, XS I²PA, XS Imperial Red, XS Vintage Russian Imperial Stout, XS Younger's Special oysters from the West Coast and assorted cheeses from the Rogue Creamery.) Some have music and charity bartenders @Craft Ale House, Limerick, PA--- Mon. 7/26 - Matt Guyer Bartends for Charity (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG all day for this Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, or show up between 6pm-9pm when Matt will be bartending. Don't take it easy on him!) @Stoudt's, Adamstown, PA--- Sat. 7/24 - Battle of the Bands (6:00pm; $25 for an open bar, food buffet, and music from 6 brewery bands, including Stoudt's, Tröegs, Homebrew club of Lancaster, Yards, Victory, and Berwick Brewing) And others celebrate anniversaries and newcomers @Capone's, Norristown, PA--- Thu. 7/22 - Hops, Malts, & Hill Farmstead Brewery Debut in PA (beginning at 12:00pm with Meet the Brewer from 7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for a solid lineup of rare and interesting beers like Avery 17th Anniversary, Bear Republic Apex Double IPA, Cigar City Guava Grove Saison, Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA, Dock Street Rye Pale Ale, Great Divide 16th Anniversary, Hill Farmstead Edward Pale Ale, Hill Farmstead Harlan IPA, Ithaca Flower Power, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga, Lost Coast Hop Juice Double IPA, Petrus Aged Pale, Port Brewing Summer Pale Ale, Rogue Captain Sig's Deadliest Catch, Voodoo Gran Met, Weyerbacher 15th Anniversary, Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Plus More!) @Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Maple Shade, NJ--- Sat. 7/24 - 1st Anniversary Party (1:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG to help them celebrate with the likes of Dark Situation (Cask), Christmas in July (Bourbon Aged Winter Warmer), Flemish Red, Vintage English Strong Ale, AND a very special, limited pouring of Bourbon Quadfather) Finally, a homebrew-related event to put up here @Pinocchio's, Media, PA--- Sun. 7/25 - All-grain Homebrewing Demonstration (12:00pm; Free/PAYG to help them brew an IPA outside and sample some more inside) Oh, and is this really the only Christmas in July event I could fine? @Pearly Baker's, Easton, PA--- Sat. 7/24 - Christmas in July (PAYG for a special holiday menu complimented by an array of holiday brews including, but not limited to, Corsendonk, Tröegs Mad Elf, & Weyerbacher Merry Monks)

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