Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: March 21 - March 31

To close out the last 10 days of March, we've a whole array of opportunities to taste some of the best beer available in the region.

Check out the entire March 2011 calendar over here.

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

Tastings, samplings, and brewery promos
@Bella Vista Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 3/25 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Abita beer)

@Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 3/25 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of springtime beer)

@Craft Ale House, Limerick, PA--- Wed. 3/30 - Founders Night (6:00pm; PAYG for a crazy lineup of Michigan beer like: Backwoods Bastard; Breakfast Stout ['09]; Centennial IPA; Dirty Bastard; Double Trouble; Devil Dancer Triple IPA; Harvest Ale; Imperial Stout; Kentucky Breakfast Stout ['10]; Nemesis ['10]; Red’s Rye; Wheat Wine ['09])

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 3/24 - Yards Promo (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 3/25 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Stoudt's beer)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 3/30 - Keep the Glass Night (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for a half liter of Tucher Hefeweizen and keep the glass)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Thu. 3/31 - Brewery Promo Night (7:00pm; PAYG for free samples of Harpoon beer and brewery schwag)

@Pinocchio's, Media, PA--- Thu. 3/24 - Flying Fish Beer Sampling (7:00pm-9:00pm; Free & PAYG for some of New Jersey's finest)

@Standard Tap, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 3/30 - Flying Fish Firkin (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG to help kick the bar-top firkin)

Beer Dinners
@Barbuzzo, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 3/23 - Victory Beer Dinner (5:00pm-10:00pm; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Braumeister Pils, Headwaters Pale Ale, Scarlet Fire Rauchbier, Yakima Glory Dark IPA, and St. Boisterous Hellerbock)

@Chifa Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 3/24 - Stone Beer Dinner (7:00pm-9:30pm; $75 for a four-course meal paired with 4 or 5 beers from Stone)

@French Quarter Bistro, Royersford, PA--- Wed. 3/30 - Great Lakes and Sly Fox Throwdown (6:00-10:00pm; PAYG for a face-off of beer and food pairings from Great Lakes, Sly Fox, and the French Quarter kitchen)

@Station Taproom, Downingtown, PA--- Sun. 3/27 - Beer Dinner (4:00pm; $TBD for food from the kitchen and beer from Tired Hands, McKenzie's, and Earth Bread + Brewery)

@Tap and Table, Emmaus, PA--- Tue. 3/29 - The Bruery Beer Dinner (7:00pm-11:00pm; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Autumn Maple ['09], Two Turtle Doves [firkin], Coton, and two more TBA)

@Wegmans, Collegeville, PA--- Thu. 3/24 - Samuel Smith Beer Dinner (6:00pm-8:30pm; $35 for a four course meal paired with beers from England's legendary Samuel Smith)

Three events that have practically no relationship to each other, except for great beer
@Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, PA--- Sat. 3/26 - Great Allentown BrewWorks Festival (3:00pm-6:00pm; $10/$20+ for at least 12 Allentown BW selections, 6 from Bethlehem BW, and 6 more from other breweries including Hammersmith Ales, River Horse, Sly Fox, Stoudt's, Weyerbacher, and Yards. Also, beer history in the Lehigh Valley and tastings of Stonekeep Meadery meads, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, and Jameson Whiskey)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 3/26 - 2nd Annual Punk vs. Pop with PBC (8:00pm-12:00am; PAYG for Kenzinger, Walt Wit, Rowhouse Red, New Bold IPA, Pennsylvania Pale Ale, & Fleur de Lehigh. All PBC draft will be $2 off a glass & we will have PBC rep Chris Morris spinning on the decks putting the best 80's Punk up against the best 80's Pop. Chocolate and cheese specials as well. Dress the part for a chance to win a $50 gift card.)

@Tria, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 3/30 - St. Feuillien (with Dominique Friart) (6:30pm-8:00pm; $55 for St. Feuillen Beers served with cheese and light snacks)

Beer Education
@Tria, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 3/25 - Beer 101 (6:30pm-8:00pm; $50 for tastings and discussions with Jon Myerow and Erin McLean that will enhance your enjoyment and confidence in any beer situation)

@Trolley Car Diner, Deli, and Ice Cream Shoppe, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 3/24 - Beer Class: Monastic Beers (7:00pm-9:00pm; $34 for the history of monastic brews presented by Lynn Hoffman as you sample a mix of flavorful Tripels and Dubbels. Light appetizers will be served.)

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