Thursday, May 05, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: May 5 - May 11

And May rolls along with a barrel full of great beer and events.

Check out the entire May 2011 calendar over here.

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

Tastings, samplings, and brewery promos
@Bell's Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 5/6 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Michigan Beers)

@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA--- Thu. 5/5 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for a cask of special beer to benefit LLS)

@Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 5/10 - Movie Night (9:00pm; PAYG for a night of discounted beers and pizza with Wall-e on the projector)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA--- Thu. 5/5-Sat. 5/7 - Cinco De Mayo Weekend Pairing (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for Three nights of Mexican celebration. Choose between a Pork Taco paired with a 10 oz. Lime Hefeweisen or Mini-nachos paired with a 10 oz. Vienna Lager for $7.50)
@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, PA--- Thu. 5/5 - Ghost Chili Porter Release (11:00am-12:00am; PAYG for Pig Iron porter aged for 2 weeks with Bhut Jolokia peppers locally farmed by Mug Club member Ian Ashley)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ--- Fri. 5/6 - Cinco de Mayo (all day; PAYG for Oscura – a dark Mexican lager with a pronounced roasted malt aroma and flavor, and a crisp, clean finish)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Newark, DE--- Fri. 5/6 - Beers of Summer Release Party (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for the release of 3 popular summer beers: Belgian White, West Coast Golden Ale, and German Pilsner)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 5/6 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for a cask still TBD)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 5/6 - Philadelphia Brewing tasting (5:30pm-7:30pm)

@Washington House, Sellersville, PA--- Fri. 5/6 - Friday Night Beer Tasting (Pretty Things) (PAYG)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, PA--- Thu. 5/5 - First Thursday Beer Sampling (6:00pm-8:00pm; Free tasting samples of Tröegs)

A tasting and then some
@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 5/7 - 2nd Annual IPA Block Party (4:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG as they shut down part of 11th street to properly celebrate one of our favorite styles of beer and to welcome the much anticipated Spring Season with 24 different IPAs, live bands, and good vibes.)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA--- Thu. 5/5 - Stone 10-tap Event (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for one beer on gravity cask and the remaining nine on tap, including this years highly rated Stone Imperial Russian Stout)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 5/9 - Mad Monday with Flying Fish (11:30am; PAYG for Exit 1 (Bayshore Oyster Stout), Exit 6 (Wallonian Rye Ale with Brettanomyces), Exit 13 (Chocolate Stout), Exit 13 (Bourbon Barrel aged Chocolate Stout), Abbey Double (Bourbon Barrel-aged), and Big Fish Barleywine (2006 Vintage))

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, PA--- Tue. 5/10 - Tuesday Morning Tappings (New Holland) (11:30am; PAYG for Sundog, Full Circle, Golden Cap, Dragons Milk '09 and '11, Black Tulip '09, Night Tripper '10, and Bottles of Dragon's Milk and 2008 Black Tulip alongside of wild, foraged, locally grown and/or raised/hunted foods)

@TJ's, Paoli, PA--- Sat. 5/7 - SlyDogGang (6:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for a boatload of beers from Dogfish Head (Aprihop, Black & Blue, Burton Baton, Hellhound, My Antonia, Palo Santo Marron, Raison D'Etre, Red & White, World Wide Stout, and a firkin of 75 Minute IPA), Ommegang (Abbey Ale, BPA, Chocolate Indulgence, Gnomegang, Hennepin, Rare Vos, Three Philosophers, and Witte), and Sly Fox (Belgian Dubbel, Black Raspberry Reserve, Incubus, Kimberton Coffee Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Odyssey, and Saison Vos))

@Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, PA--- Thu. 5/5 - Cinco de New Holland (4:00pm; PAYG for El Mole Ocho, Envious, Golden Cap, NHAS (New Holland Artisan Spirits) Rum Barrel-Night Tripper, Oak aged Charkoota Rye, Oak aged Imperial Hatter, and Dragons Milk from the firkin. Live music by the Good Lovin' Jam Band)

Beer and Food events
@Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 5/11 - Anchor Brew & Chew (6:00pm-8:00pm; $20 gets you a 2 hour open bar, pairing Anchor Brewing's Steam, Liberty Ale, Summer, and Porter with four different tapas style appetizers)

@Old City, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 5/7 and Sat. 5/21 - Craft Beer and Artisanal Cheese Tour (3:30pm-5:30pm; $49 for 7 Craft Beers and 4 Artisanal Cheeses in one of the city's best microbreweries)

@Vudu Lounge (formerly High Street Caffe), West Chester, PA--- Tue. 5/10 - Stoudt's Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $50 for a five-course meal paired with Pilsner, American Pale Ale, 1860 IPA, Belgian Tripel, and Heifer-in-Wheat)

@White Dog, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 5/11 - Sly Fox Beer Dinner (6:30pm-9:30pm; $50 for a four-course meal paired with Pilsner, Saison Vos, IPA, Maibock, and Black Raspberry Reserve)

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