Thursday, February 24, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 24 - February 28

As February draws to a close and establishments gear up for Philly Beer Weekend in a couple of weeks (or Craft Beer Express, if you like), here is a listing of a mere 18 or so event listings in and around Philadelphia over the next 5 days.

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, and festivals
@Bella Vista Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 2/25 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Victory)

@Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 2/25 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Bear Republic)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, PA--- Fri. 2/25 - Friday Night Tasting (4:30pm-6:30pm; Free tasting samples of Flying Fish)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 2/24 - Got an IPA itch? Let Tröegs Scratch You 4 Ways to Thursday (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for Scratches 37, 38, 39, & 40. Nugget Nectar too)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, PA--- Fri. 2/25 - Polar Bear Party (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG to hang on the patio with a cask of English Barleywine)
@Iron Hill, Media, PA--- Fri. 2/25 - February Firkin Series (5:00pm; PAYG for a firkin of Mocha Porter goodness)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, PA--- Sat. 2/26 - Winter Beer Fest (7:00pm-11:00pm; $35 for at least a dozen specialty aged beers and a dinner menu served from 7pm-9pm)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 2/26 - Beats, Brews, and BBQ (12:00pm-5:00pm; $20/$45/$60 and currently sold out)

These seem to warrant its own category
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 2/25-Sun. 2/27 - Pop-Up Brewery: Fegley's Brew Works (7:00pm; PAYG to hang with brewers and staffers from the brewery, taste your favorite Brew Works beers and try some rarities, including Arctic Alchemy and Bourbon Barrel Aged Insidious)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 2/27 - We're Getting Younger (5:00pm; PAYG for Pliny the Younger and other special treats; tickets must be paid for prior to 2/27)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 2/28 - Monk's Mad Monday (11:30am-'til the beer runs dry; PAYG for Consecration, Damnation, Redemption, Sanctification, Temptation, Blind Pig, Pliny The Elder, and of course Pliny The Younger)

Now, for a little something different
@Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, PA--- Sun. 2/27 - Under the Tuscan Sun: Bridal Fair and Event Extravaganza (11:00am-3:00pm; $5/$8 to access bridal vendors and beer tastings on all three floors of ABW.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 2/26 - Pinups and Porters (and Voodoo Brewery) (6:00pm-12:00am; PAYG to hang out with tattoo artist, Staci Black, and Voodoo Brewer, Matt Allyn. At least six Voodoo beers will be available along with Pinup artwork (on paper) for sale)

@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Sat. 2/26 - Barrels, Bourbons, and Bugs (12:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG to drink with the critters on the other side of the Delaware River)

@Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, PA--- Sat. 2/26 - Wood 2.0 Barrel-Aged Fest (PAYG for woody wonders like Allagash Confluence, Allagash Interlude, Allagash Odyssey, Avery Rumpkin (rum barrel), Bells Hell Hath No Fury (Bourbon Barrel), Dogfish Head Burton Baton, Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, Founders Nemesis, Laughing Dog The Dogfather (Bourbon Barrel), Lost Abbey Angels Share (Brandy barrel), Nebraska Hop God (Chardonnay barrel), Philadelphia Brewing Shackamaximum, and Port Brewing Older Viscosity)

The requisite beer and food category
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 2/27 - Brunch with Lew (11:00am-2:00pm; PAYG to talk beer with Lew and drink some specially-selected Pennsylvania-based beers)

@Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 2/24 - National Chili Day (5:00pm; PAYG to celebrate the Day of Chili and featuring Bell's Brewery)

@Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA--- Sun. 2/27 - Chili Challenge (12:00pm-3:00pm; PAYG to sample and help judge the internal staff chili cookoff)

@Wegmans, Malvern, PA--- Thu. 2/24 - Yards Beer Dinner (6:00pm-8:30pm; $35 for a four-course meal paired with Philadelphia Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Brawler, and George Washington Porter)

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)

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