Thursday, April 07, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 7 - April 13

The second week of April not to be outdone by the first. Here come yet another 30 or so beer events scheduled in and around Philadelphia over the course of the next seven days. Enjoy!

Check out the entire April 2011 calendar over here.

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

Tastings, samplings, and brewery promos
@Beer Yard, Wayne, PA--- Fri. 4/8 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples from Stoudt's Brewery)

@Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 4/8 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Dogfish Head)

@Bella Vista Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 4/8 - Yards Tasting (4:30pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples from one of Philly's finest)

@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA--- Thu. 4/7 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for Raspberry Stout to benefit KidsPeace)

@Brothers Spano, Rosemont, PA--- Wed. 4/13 - Ballast Point Night (7:00pm; PAYG for Calico Amber, Pale Ale, Sculpin, and Wahoo Wheat)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 4/8 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Yards)

@Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA--- Fri. 4/8 - Naveale release (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for another special release from West Chester)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Newark, DE--- Sat. 4/9 - Bourbon Porter Release (3:00pm-5:00pm; PAYG for Newark's special release)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 4/7 - Michigan Beer Spotlight (4:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for beers from some of Michigan's finest like: Founders, Dark Horse, Bells, New Holland, and more. We will also be serving up our delicious New Orleans inspired cuisine.)

@Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 4/7 - Tap Take Over by Flying Fish (7:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for the likes of Abbey Dubbel, Bourbon Barrel Abbey Dubbel, Bourbon Barrel Exit 13, ESB, Exit 4, Exit 6, Exit 9, Exit 13, Extra Pale Ale, Farmhouse Summer Ale, HopFish, and a surprise keg or two!)

@Wegmans, Mt. Laurel, NJ--- Wed. 4/13 - Philadelphia Brewing Sampling (4:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples from Philly Brewing Co.)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA--- Thu. 4/7 - First Thursday Beer Sampling (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free tasting samples)

Food and Beer events
@Fork and Barrel, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 4/7 - Dock Street and Dog Dinner (7:00pm-10:00; $35 for a four-course hot dog meal paired with Pinot Noir barrel-aged Prince Myshkin Russian Imperial Stout, vatted Man Full of Trouble Porter, Bubbly Wit, and Rye IPA)

@French Quarter Bistro, Royersford, PA--- Wed. 4/13 - Soup, Slider & Stone Brewing Throwdown (7:00pm-10:00pm; $20 or PAYG as Stone matches up three beers with food in a three-way battle between Lepan Catering, Eleanor's Kitchen, and the French Quarter Bistro)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ--- Tue. 4/12 & Wed. 4/13 - Spring Beer Dinner (7:00pm-10:00pm; $65 for a four-course meal paired with Belgian White, Belgian Rye, Rising Sun, American Brown Ale, and Abbey Dubbel)

@Manayunk Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 4/8 - Beer Pairing Dinner (6:30pm; $50 for a four-course meal paired with Biere De Mars, California Dreamin’, Quaker City Stout, and Yunkers’ Nocturnum)

@The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 4/13 - Not Your Grandmother's Passover Beer Dinner (7:00pm-10:00pm; $40 for a fun take on Passover classics including a Sedar Plate that Moses would part the Schuylkill River for. Featuring He'Brew owner and his brews.)

@White Dog, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 4/13 - Flying Fish Beer Dinner (6:30pm; $50 for a four-course meal paired with IPA, Farmhouse Summer Ale, Belgian Abbey Dubbel, Extra Pale Ale, and Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale)

@Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, PA--- Mon. 4/11 - Victory Cooks Showdown (6:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG to witness an in-house head-to-head-to-head cooking competition)

Firestone Walker is comin' to town
@Capone's, Norristown, PA--- Wed. 4/13 - Meet the guys from Firestone Walker (1:30pm-3:45pm; PAYG for Double Jack, Walker's Reserve, 14th Anniversary, and Abacus)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 4/12 - Firestone Walker Release (PAYG to meet the brewers, reps, and beers from this Central Coast giant)

@Kraftwork, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 4/13 - Firestone Walker Release Night (PAYG for Double Jack, Walker's Reserve, 14th Anniversary, and Abacus)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 4/11 - Firestone Walker Brewing Company (5:00pm; PAYG for Double Jack, Walker's Reserve, 14th Anniversary, and Abacus)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA--- Tue. 4/12 - Tuesday Morning Tappings (11:30am; PAYG to hang out with brewery reps and drink this new Firestone Walker liquid from the West)

A little Charity, A little Fun
@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 4/11 - Japan Fundraiser (11:30am; PAYG)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 4/12 - Philly Beer Geek Qualifiying Round (8:00pm-12:00am; PAYG)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 4/9 - Beers Gone A Rye (2:00pm-12:00am; PAYG)

The "I-don't-know-why-these-events-deserve-their-own-category-but-here-they-are" category
@Iron Hill Brewery, Wilmington, DE--- Fri. 4/8 - Dark Side Party (6:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for the 2nd annual celebration of dark beers from all 8 Iron Hill locations. Featuring give-aways and complimentary appetizers)

@Nodding Head, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 4/9 - A Groggy Afternoon (3:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG for X variations on their Grog: Grog; Grog D'Oer; cask-conditioned Mole Grog; cask-conditioned Cherry Grog; and cask-conditioned Mocha Grog)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, PA--- Sat. 4/9 - Local Brewery Tap Takeover (12:00pm; PAYG as they celebrate their Rate Beer ranking [#24] with 5, 10, or 14 ounce pours of: Bavarian Barbarian 2x4 IPA; Brew Works Monkey Wrench; Earth Bread + Brewery Big G; Iron Hill (West Chester) Rye IPA; cask-conditioned Manayunk California Dreamin'; Nodding Head Grog; Penn Brewing Chocolate Meltdown; Prism Flying Magic Zebra; Rock Bottom (KOP) Amarillo IPA; Sly Fox Incubus; Stoudt's Pils; Tröegs Razz-Ma-Dizzle; Victory Tettnang Pils; Weyerbacher Oscar; and cask-conditioned Yards IPA)

@The Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA--- Sat. 4/9 - PA Flavor 2011 (1:00pm-5:00pm; $20/$40/$50 gets you beer and food from approximately 30 Pennsylvania-based breweries and 30 restaurants/vendors)

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