Friday, December 31, 2010

Beer Calendar: What To Do in January 2011

2011, eh? This is going to be an interesting year. For me personally, The Brew Lounge is now squarely in its 6th year of operation and I will be completing my 40th year of insignificance on this tiny blue marble. The state of craft brewing industry growth and "better beer bars" will be subject to more scrutiny and doubt than ever before. But here, in and around Philadelphia, there's very little sign of weakening. Take a look at the post-holiday calendar of events for January 2011 and see if you agree. While the calendar looks a bit lean compared to previous months, be patient. Give the brewers and proprietors a chance to breathe after the holidays, check back here in another week or so, and I'm betting that this calendar will be close to doubled in size. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know. $20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here Philadelphia Sat. 1/1 - 2nd Anniversary Party @Local 44, Philadelphia, PA (all of the day and all of the night; PAYG) Sat. 1/1 - 20 Stouts on Tap @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (12:00pm; PAYG) Mon. 1/3 - MT on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, PA (9:00pm; PAYG) Tue. 1/4 - Dogfish World Wide Stout Tapping @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 1/5 - 12th Day of Xmas/Three King's Eve @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 1/6 - Presenting - des Trois Enfants @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 1/6 - Regional Spotlight: Colorado @Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 1/8 - Ice Capades @Nodding Head, Philadelphia, PA (3:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 1/13 - Beer Sampling (Victory) @The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, PA (6:00pm; Free) Thu. 1/13 - GRID Magazine release and Yards Firkin Party @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 1/15 - 2nd Annual Battle Royal (feat. breweries of CA) @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA (2:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) Mon. 1/17 - Yelp Movie Club @The Institute, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 1/19 - 2nd Annual Paul Bunyan Night (feat. beers from Maine) @The Irish Pol, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 1/22 - The Trouble with Tripels II @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA (11:00am; PAYG) Wed. 1/26 - Stillwater Night @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 1/28 - Beer Tasting (Philadelphia Brewing) @Beer Heaven, Philadelphia, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free) Sat. 1/29 - 3rd Annualish Khyber Beer Chili Cook-off @Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG) Philadelphia's close suburbs Wed. 1/5 - Specialty Keg Wednesdays (Southern Tier Cuvee Series 3) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (11:30am; PAYG) Thu. 1/6 - Brewery Promo Night (Sixpoint) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (11:30am; PAYG) Thu. 1/6 - Trubbel De Yards firkin @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA (7:00pm-7:30pm; PAYG) Thu. 1/6 - First Thursday Beer Sampling @Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free) Thu. 1/6 - Hill Farmstead Draft Event #2 @Capone's Restaurant, Norristown, PA (11:30am; PAYG) every Wednesday 1/12 through 3/16 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (5:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG) Thu. 1/13 - Craft Beer Night @Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, PA (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG) every Thursday 1/13 through 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp @Sly Fox, Royersford, PA (5:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 1/14-Sat. 1/15 - Presenting Stone Brewing Co. @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 1/15 - Jersey's Finest Release Party @Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ (12:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 1/15 - Bottle Blowout @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA (12:00pm; PAYG) Tue. 1/18 - Pint Night/Keep the Glass (Victory) @Uno Chicago Grill, Exton, PA (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 1/19 - Specialty Keg Wednesdays (Bell's HopSlam) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (11:30am; PAYG) Fri. 1/21 - Bobbie Burns Birthday Bash @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA (6:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 1/21 - Presenting Long Trail Brewing Co. @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (6:00pm; PAYG) Sat. 1/22 - Belgian Beer Paradise @TJs, Paoli, PA (12:00pm; PAYG) Wed. 1/26 - Specialty Keg Wednesdays (Laughing Dog Bourbon Aged Dog Father) @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA (11:30am; PAYG) Sat. 1/29 - Belgium Comes to West Chester @Iron Hill, West Chester, PA (12:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG) Sun. 1/30 - Stout Beer Brunch @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA (11:00am; $16.95 excluding beers) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania Thu. 1/6 - Charity Cask Night @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA (5:00pm; PAYG) Fri. 1/7 - Friday Night with Dock Street Brewery @Blue Dog, Lansdale, PA (6:30pm; PAYG) Fri. 1/21 - Meet the Brewer and Pint Night (Stoudt's) @Island Pizza, Birdsboro, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG) Events Over $20 Philadelphia Wed. 1/12 - SlyDog Beer Dinner @Barbuzzo, Philadelphia, PA (seatings from 5:00pm-11:00pm; $55) Sun. 1/16 - Ommegang Beer Brunch @The Wishing Well, Philadelphia, PA (11:00am-3:30pm; $30) Thu. 1/20 - Brooklyn Beer Dinner (with Garrett Oliver) @Chifa Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; $85) Fri. 1/21 - Beer 101 @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA (6:30pm-8:00pm; $50) Sat. 1/22 - Philadelphia Beer Experience – Fairmount Edition @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, PA (11:30am-5:00pm; $35) Sat. 1/22 - Winter Beer Fest @Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA (1:00pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm; $35/$40/$50) Tue. 1/25 - Brooklyn Beer Dinner (with Steve Hindy) @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA (7:00pm; $65) Sun. 1/30 - Beef and Beer 2011 @South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, PA (4:00pm-8:00pm; $50) Philadelphia's close suburbs Thu. 1/6 - Sam Adams Beer Dinner @Ron's Original, Exton, PA (7:00pm; $35) Wed. 1/19 - Founders Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA (7:00pm-9:00pm; $50) Wed. 1/26 - Brewmaster's Winter Beer Dinner @Iron Hill, Wilmington, DE (7:00pm; $60) Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania


dave p said...

FYI - Goodnight Irene's in Wildwood emailed this out:

Hey Beer Geeks!
We will be tapping 4 kegs on Thursday, Jan 6th at 7pm that are Sierra collaborations. Three are from the Sierra 30 Project: Fritz and Ken's Ale, Jack and Ken's Ale and Our Brewer's Reserve.
The fourth is our keg of the Sierra/Dogfish Collabo - Life & Limb! We've been sitting on this baby for a while now, about a year to be exact. Come out and get yours - you'll probably never get it again!

Sounds like a great line up, I plan to be there! - Dave

Matt said...

I'm sure you've seen this, but in case you haven't...

Bryan Kolesar said...

Thanks, Dave and Matt, good finds!