Plenty of Philadelphia-area beer lovers will be taking the next week to prepare for the annual trek to Cooperstown and Ommegang. But, worry not all of you that will not be, there is still plenty to do in the remainder of July without beer camping 200 miles from home. Here's a look at the next seven days.
Check out the entire July 2011 calendar over here.
If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.
Tastings and samplings
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/22 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of San Diego-born beers)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 7/22 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Craft Beer in Cans)
Brewery promos and other such fun
@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/22 - Sixpoint Brewery Tap Takeover (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for Otis (nitro), Righteous Ale, Sehr Crisp Pilsner, Bengali Tiger IPA, Mad Scientist #4 Hibiscus Ale, Triple Sweet Action, Sweet Action, Brooklyn Invasion Pale Ale, (a special one-time limited brew for Johnny Brenda's), a Mystery Custom Brew and a firkin of Brevity Wit.)
@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 7/24 - Savage Sixtel Sunday 3rd Anniversary Party (7:00pm; PAYG)
@Pinocchio's, Media, PA--- Fri. 7/22-Sun. 7/24 - Non-Denominational Winter Solstice in July (PAYG for Allagash Curieux, Allagash White, Anchor Christmas Ale '10, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout '10, Brotherly Suds 2, Choklat Covered Raspberry, De Proef/Sly Fox Broederlijke Liefde, Dirty Allagash, Duck Rabbit Rabid Duck, East End Big Hop IPA (cask), Firestone Walker Double Jack DIPA, Founders Blushing Monk, Heavy Seas Plank 1, Lindemans Framboise, Port Mongo DIPA, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Scaldis Peche Mel, Southern Tier Choklat, Stoudt's Gold, Tröegs Mad Elf '10, Urban Chestnut Winged Nut, and Urban Chestnut Zwickel)
@The Drafting Room, Exton, PA--- Thu. 7/21 - 17th Anniversary Party (6:00pm; PAYG for the specially brewed Tröegs 17th Anniversary Lager and a night of other Tröegs on tap including TDR/Tröegs 16th Anniversary, Dreamweaver Wheat, Flying Mouflan, Scratch #42 (Razzmadizzle), Scratch #43 (IPA), Scratch #44 (Belgian Quad), Scratch #45 "Super Secret" IPA, Troegenator, and HopBack (cask).
Celebrating Belgian Independence
@Bella Vista Beer Distributors, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/22 - Belgian Beer Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Steenbrugge Abbey Tripel, Palm Amber and Rodenbach Flemish Red Sour from Latis Imports)
@Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA--- Thu. 7/21-Sat. 7/23 - Belgium Independence Week: Hogfest (PAYG for tappings of numerous Belgian brews)
@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 7/21 - Feestdag (12:00pm-3:00pm; PAYG as Megan from Duvel/Ommegang will be on hand with some cool stuff, like glassware, hats & keychains. Draft beer selections will include Chouffe Houblen,
Duvel Single, McChouffe, Ommegang Adoration, Ommegang Belgian Independence Day Saison, and Ommegang Triple Perfection. In bottles will be Duvel, Duvel Triple Hop, Liefmans Cuvee Brut, Liefmans Goudenband, Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale, Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence, Ommegang Triple Perfection, Ommegang Three Philosophers, and Ommegang Zuur)
@Pinocchio's, Media, PA--- Thu. 7/21 - Feastdag (PAYG for a Palm draft special and some free stuff that says Palm on it)
@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 7/21 - Belgian Independence Day (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for draft line-up including Gnomegang, Houblon Chouffe, the brand new Ommegang Belgian Independence Saison, Liefmans Cuvee-Brut, Maredsous 8 and many more)
@TJ's, Paoli, PA--- Sat. 7/23 - Duvel/Ommegang's Belgian Independence Day (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for Abbey Ale, B.I.D. Spiced Saison, BPA, Hennepin, and Witte from Ommegang, Liefmans Cuvee Brut, La Chouffe, Houblon Chouffe, Duvel Single (Draft), and Maredesous Tripel)
Christmas in July
@Victory, Downingtown, PA--- Mon. 7/25 - Christmas in July (11:30am; PAYG for Vertical Vintage Tastings of '08, '09, '10 Old Horizontal barleywine)
Beer and Food
@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA--- Tue. 7/26 - Coast to Coast Brew Dinner (7:00pm-9:30pm; $50 for a five-course interstate meal paired with Flying Dog In-Heat Wheat, Ommegang Rare Vos, Anchor Steam, Stout's Double IPA, and Terrapin Moo-Moo)
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Wed. 7/27 - Brewmaster’s Summer Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Belgian White, Saizanne, Kryptonite, Anvil Ale, and Cherry Porter)
@Kaya's Cuisine, Havertown, PA--- Wed. 7/27 - Summer Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $65 for a seven-course meal paired with Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock, Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, Pretty Things Jack D'Or, North Coast Old Rasputin, Duvel, and Weyerbacher Riserva)
@White Dog Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/23 - Lobster & Clam Bake Street Party (7:00pm; $55 for unlimited seafood buffet and draft beer from 7pm-9pm and live music 'til midnight)
@Delaware State Fair, Harrington, DE--- Sat. 7/23 - Delaware State Fair Battle of the Brews (12:00pm-3:00pm; $5.25 admission and up)
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Bethlehem, PA--- Wed. 7/27 - Intro to Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40)
Festivals and What-not
@City Hall, western plaza, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/22, Sat. 7/23 - Philly On Tap Walking Tours (5:00pm-7:00pm; $35 for a beer at each stop in your happy hour adventure, as well as a snack or two along the way.)
@Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/23 - Summer Ale Festival (6:30pm-10:00pm; $30/$60/$90 to eat and drink from over 30 vendors amongst the wild things)