Thursday, February 17, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 17 - February 23

February. Just a warmup for March, right? After the last two weeks of over 30 events each, we come to what looks like a "slow week". To think...

Check out the entire February 2011 calendar over here.

If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.

Tastings, samplings, parties, and festivals
@Beer Yard, Wayne, PA--- Fri. 2/18 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Victory's new Headwaters Pale Ale)

@Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 2/18 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Oskar Blues)

@Bella Vista Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 2/18 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Sam Adams beer)

@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA--- Thu. 2/17 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm; PAYG for Top o' the Mornin' breakfast stout to benefit Muscular Dystropy Association)

@Capone's Restaurant, Norristown, PA--- Thu. 2/17 - Sierra Nevada Tapping (11:30am; PAYG for the Pale Ale, Hoptimum, Glissade, and all four 30th Anniversary Beers. Rep Patrick Mullin at 6pm)

@Craft Ale House, Limerick, PA--- Mon. 2/21 - Hopslam Tapping (6:00pm; PAYG for a pretty fresh glass of the tasty hop juice from Bell's in Michigan)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 2/18 - Friday Night Tasting (4:30pm-6:30pm; Free tasting samples of Flying Fish and a free pint glass when you buy a case of Flying Fish beer)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Sat. 2/19 - Saturday Afternoon Tasting (1:00pm-3:00pm; Free tasting samples of Boxcar Beer)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 2/23 - Keep the Mug Night (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG to try a Radeberger, keep the mug)

@Iron Hill, Media, PA--- Fri. 2/18 - February Firkin Series (5:00pm; PAYG for a Noel vs. Smokin' Blonde face-off)
@Iron Hill, West Chester, PA--- Sun. 2/20 - Kaldi Kreme release (12:00pm-2:00pm; PAYG for this coffee stout based on the award winning recipe from Mike Hamara at Artisan Homebrew)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 2/17 - Kill the Cask Night (4:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for a special firkin of cask-conditioned Yards Chocolate Love Stout.)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 2/21 - Mad Monday (11:30am; PAYG for Sierra Nevada's Jack & Ken Black Barleywine, Hoptimum, Brewer's Reserve Grand Cru, Charlie, Fred & Ken Imperial Helles Bock, Glissade Golden Bock, Life & Limb, Estate Homegrown Ale, and Fritz & Ken Imperial Stout)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 2/21 - President's Day with The Founding Fathers (4:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for George Washington Porter, Thomas Jefferson Ale, & Ben Franklin Spruce all from Yards. Food and draft specials)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 2/18 - Shoot the Shit with Roy Pitz, Shoot Darts Too (8:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG and get a free beer if you beat the Roy Pitz guys at darts)

@White Dog Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 2/17 - Weyerbacher Happy Hour (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for drink specials, samples, and give-a-ways from the Lehigh Valley's Weyerbacher Brewery)

Beer and Food events
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 2/17 - Ommegang and Chocolate Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for Hennepin, Witte, 3 Philosophers, & Chocolate Indulgence. Options for PAYG cheeses from DiBruno Bros. and a chef's tasting menu as well)

@Fork & Barrel, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 2/17 - Swiss Craft Beer Event (6:30pm-10:00pm; PAYG to meet owner/brewer Jerome Rebetez of The Brasserie Des Franches-Montagnes (BFM) and drink of his La Douze, Alex le Rouge, La Meule Abbey de St. Bon Chien, and the Abbey de St. Bon Chien Grand Cru Vin Jaune. Guests may also enjoy suggested food pairings.)

@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Wed. 2/16 & Thu. 2/17 - Brewmaster's Winter Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Rising Sun, Vienna Red Lager, American Brown Ale, Abbey Dubbel, Russian Imperial Stout)

@Kite and Key, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 2/23 - Beer and Cheese pairings (6:00pm; PAYG for cheese from neighboring Whole Foods paired with Sly Fox's Ichor, Odyssey, Saison Vos, and Dunkel and Dogfish Head's Dogfish Midas Touch, Indian Brown, and 75 minute)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 2/19 - Pork, Yards & Pints (PYP) (2:00pm-6:00pm; $40 for all the roast pork, mashed sweets, and bread pudding you can stuff your face with. Oh yea, its also all the Yards beer you can drink too. On tap for the day: Brawler, ESA, Philly Pale, IPA, and a Firkin of specially done for the event.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 2/20 - Grilled Cheese and Beer Pairing (5:00pm; $35 for four delectable cheese and beer courses, and then finish off with a dessert to die for.)

Boot Camp, where only the strong survive
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA--- every Wednesday 1/12 through 3/16 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp (5:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG for a night of beer, dinner, and live music)
@Sly Fox, Royersford, PA--- every Thursday 1/13 through 3/17 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp (5:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG for a night of beer, dinner, and live music)

Where to go where the party never stops
@Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 2/17 - Late Night with Joe Gunn, featuring Allagash's Rob Tod (11:00pm-2:00am; PAYG for late night debauchery at Jose Pistolas that is nearly unrivaled)

Victory's still Ours
@Kraftwork, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 2/17 - Victory Headwaters Pale Ale Release and Anniversary Party (7:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG for Baltic Thunder, Braumeister Pils - Schwarz Pils, Dark Intrigue (bottles), Donnybrook (Nitro), ESB, Golden Monkey, Headwaters Pale Ale, Helios, Hop Devil Cask), Hop Wallop, Lager, Mad King Weiss, Prima Pils, Pursuit Pale Ale El Dorado, Saison Du BUFF, Smokin' Oats Porter, Storm King, V-12, and Yakima Glory)

@Side Bar and Restaurant, West Chester, PA--- Wed. 2/23 - Victory 15th Anniversary Beer Dinner (6:45pm-10:00pm; $50 for a six-course dinner (small plates) and a possible surprise sevent. Each dish will be paired with a unique brew from Victory; some that have been made available on draft just for your enjoyment at this dinner.)

Movies, Books, Folk Music, and Friends
@Beltzner Hall at the Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown, PA--- Sat. 2/19 - Friend Fest: A Beer and Wine Festival & Benefit (2:00pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm; $50/$35/$10 with all proceeds going to ending poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County)

@Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 2/22 - Movie Night (8:30pm; PAYG for beer and food specials while watching Viewer Choice between: The Jerk; Hear no evil, See no evil; This is Spinal Tap; and Coming to America)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, PA--- Sat. 2/19 - Benefit Folk Festival (4:00pm-10:00pm; $10/$12/children under 12, free for a festival of a range of folk, jazz, rock, and alternative country music)

@Yards Brewing, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 2/18 - Lew Bryson Book Signing (5:00pm-7:00pm; A free beer if you purchase a copy of his book)

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