Thursday, August 19, 2010

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 19th-August 25th

What a diverse list of beer events is this week's beer calendar in and around Philadelphia. From bocce, to free tastings, bourbon/beers/Bryson, the spectrum of event diversity seems to be covered. Check out the entire August 2010 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know. Take a little taste, get a little happy @Beer Yard, Wayne, PA--- Fri. 8/20 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Yards ESA, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, and Brawler) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 8/20 - Beer Sampling (4:00pm-6:30pm; Free tastes of some of California's best beers) @Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 8/20 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free to take part in the Samuel Adams Preference Tasting) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Wed. 8/25 - Keg Tapping (all day; PAYG for tastes of the superb Racer X from Bear Republic) Beer as a sporting and spectating event @Iron Hill Brewery, Wilmington, DE--- Thu. 8/19 - Bocce and Beer (7:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG to watch Dogfish Head, Victory, Yards, Flying Fish, Stewart's and Sly Fox battle it out for the championship trophy. Beers from each brewery will be on tap during the competition) Would you like some food with your beer? @Ron's Original, Exton, PA--- Thu. 8/19 - Blues Brews 'n' BBQ (PAYG for this weekly special of great craft beer and great BBQ from Jimmy's BBQ of Frazer) @The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Malvern, PA--- Sat. 8/21 - Taste Local! Festival (12:00pm-3:30pm; $35/$40 to celebrate local food, wine, and beer with area wineries, breweries, and food purveyors) @The Farmhouse, Emmaus, PA--- Thu. 8/19 - Third Thursday Beer Dinner (6:30pm; $35 for a night of Matt Allyn's western PA Voodoo Brewery) Happy Anniversary, Support a Charity...aka I didn't squeeze these into other categories @Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/21 - 2nd Annual Phillies Tailgate & Ball Game (3:00pm-7:00pm; $50 to help raise money and bring awareness for National MS Society. Food, beer, soda/etc, and a game ticket is all inclusive for $50! We will have Yards, Flying Fish, Victory, and Nodding Head breweries on hand. @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Fri. 8/20-Sun. 8/22 - 6th Anniversary Weekend of Events (PAYG for a weekend full of exciting celebrations, starting with the beer Wars Finale and ending with our Hawaiian Shirt 1/2 price blow out party) Sours, Saisons, and....Lew Bryson @Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, PA--- Sat. 8/21 - Bourbon, Brews and Bryson Festival (5:00pm-8:00pm; $25/$45 for bourbon-loving food, bourbon cocktails made with Woodford Reserve and Gentleman Jack, samplings of the new Maker's Mark 46, and hourly tasting seminars. Allentown Brew Works Master Brewer Beau Baden will feature Draft Bourbon Barrel Porter as well as a Specialty Bourbon Cask and a Cassis Lambic that will enhance your Bourbon Pecan Foster. Bethlehem Brew Works brewer Lewis Thomas will work his magic and provide an infused cask that will match the moment. Guest brewers include Stoudt's, Weyerbacher, and Yards) @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/14-Fri. 8/20 - (Tower of) Sour Fest 2010 (all day and night; PAYG for a whole wide variety of sour beers. By now, they're probably through the initial list and into some or all of the following: Rodenbach Grand Cru, Liefman's Kriek, Jolly Pumpkin Luciernage, Duchesse de Bourgogne, Russian River Supplication, Furthermore Thermo Refur, Cuvee de Jacobins Rouge, Bruery Hottenroth Berliner Weisse, Two Brothers & Urthel Moaten collaboration, Dogfish Head Festina Peche) @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 8/24 - Saison Bottle Day (all day; PAYG for Saisons in bottles and on draft from Stillwater, The Bruery, Brasserie Dupont and many more)

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