Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 1st-December 8th

After a bit of a relative lull in the Philadelphia beer calendar around the Thanksgiving holiday, bars and breweries are back with a fierce-looking 8-day calendar to open the festive month of December. Come out to any of the following beer events and you can Fugeddabout any seasonal depression. Check out the entire December 2010 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know. In December up and through Christmas Eve, Brauhaus Schmitz will be participating in the Philadelphia's outdoor Christmas Village around City Hall. Anywhere you head in Center City during December is probably worth a stroll through City Hall to get there. @City Hall, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 11/25-Fri. 12/24 - Brauhaus Schmitz in the Christmas Village (all day, every day; PAYG) Here a taste, there a sample...getchya some @Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 12/3 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Founders beer from Michigan) @Blue Dog, Lansdale, PA--- Fri. 12/3 - Friday Night with Stoudt's Brewing (6:30pm; PAYG) @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 12/8 - Avery Brewing Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for a selection of some of Colorado's finest like: Rumkin; Salvation; The Beast; DuganA IPA; Old Jubilation; and White Rascal) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 12/2 - Tröegs Keep the Pint Night (4:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG for 7 beers from Tröegs and free glassware) @Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Wed. 12/1 - Bottled Reserves Tasting (5:00pm-8:00pm; Complimentary tastings of several of Iron Hill's bottled beers) @Iron Hill, North Wales, PA--- Thu. 12/2 - Bottled Reserves Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; Complimentary tastings of several of Iron Hill's bottled beers) @Iron Hill, West Chester, PA--- Thu. 12/2 - Bottled Reserves Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; Complimentary tastings of several of Iron Hill's bottled beers) @Iron Hill, Wilmington, DE--- Fri. 12/3 - Bottled Reserves Tasting (5:00pm-9:00pm; Complimentary tastings of several of Iron Hill's bottled beers) @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 12/1 - Duvel Day (4:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for Duvel, Duvel Green, and Duvel Tripel Hop, plus a chance to go home with a piece of new Duvel glassware) @Sly Fox, Phoenixville & Royersford, PA--- Fri. 12/3 - Incubus Friday (all day; PAYG the monthly release of their excellent Tripel) Beer for getting in the spirit of the season @Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 12/1 - Light our Fire (7:00pm; PAYG for smoked and wood/barrel-aged delights like: Weyerbacher 15; Rodenbach 2008 Vintage; Dogfish Head Red & White; Weyerbacher Heresy; New Holland Chakoota Rye; Lost Abbey Angel's Share & many more) @Iron Hill, Lancaster, PA--- Sat. 12/4 - Winter Warmers Tasting (12:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG to get warmed up with the likes of Old Ale 2010-from Media; Wee Heavy-from Newark; Russian Imperial Stout-from North Wales; Tripel Sec-from Phoenixville; Pete’s Celebration- from Maple Shade; Wheat Wine-from West Chester; Dark Side-from Wilmington; Imperial Coffee Porter-from Lancaster; Shokolad Stout-from Lancaster) @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 12/8 - Winter Beer Wonderland (6:30pm-8:00pm; $55 gets you tastes of beer from around the world courtesy of importer B. United such as: Brewery Glazen Toren; Aecht Schlenkerla; Birrificio Del Borgo; and Baladin) Beer Dinners for sustenance of course @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, PA--- Tue. 12/7 - Brewmaster's Fall Beer Dinner (6:30pm; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Nut Brown Ale, Belgian Pale Ale, The Cannibal, Pumpkin Ale, Bourbon Tripel) @Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 12/3 - Lunch with Founders (11:30am-2:00pm; PAYG for a la carte lunch with a lineup of Founders beer to match with lunch from Jose's) @Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA--- Thu. 12/2 - Meet the Brewer Series (7:00pm-10:00pm; $55 for a night of food and Victory beer tasting and pairing) @Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, PA--- Tue. 12/7 - Wild Game Beer Dinner (6:30pm; $40 for a seven-course meal paired with Pilsner, Pale Ale, Lager, Kölsch, Porter, Mai Bock, and Wobbly Bob) And now for a little something extra @Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 12/7 - Prisoner of Hell release and movie (6:30pm; PAYG for the release of this Belgian Golden Strong Ale) @Kite and Key, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 12/2 - Russian River Night (PAYG for a hearty lineup of Russian River goodies to include at least Consecration, Damnation, and Temptation) @Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 12/1 - Grand Opening (11:00am-2:00am; PAYG for a day-long full of specials) @P.O.P.E., Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 12/7 - Exit 13 release party (7:00pm; PAYG for only pre-release tasting of this Chocolate Stout inspired by north Jersey) @The Drafting Room, Exton, PA--- Fri. 12/3 - Tröegs Holiday Tapping (6:00pm; PAYG for Mad Elf '09, Mad Elf '10, Java Head Stout, Dreamweaver, Scratch #36, Scratch #37, Scratch #38, HopBack Amber, and Troegenator) @TJs, Paoli, PA--- Sat. 12/4 - 7th Anniversary Party (12:00pm; PAYG for daylong frivolity and breweries including Allagash, Ballast Point, Cantillon, Corsendonk, Dieu du Ciel Aphrodite, Flying Dog, Founders, Great Lakes, Hitachino, Jolly Pumpkin, Lost Abbey, Mikkeller, Port Brewing, Russian River, Tröegs, Troubadour, Unibroue, White Birch, and Yards) @Tria Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 12/2 - Dogfish Head (6:30pm-8:00pm; $65 as Sam resurrects ancient recipes, famous extreme brews, and extra-special vintage bottles. He's even breaking out Randall the Enamel Animal.)

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