Thursday, July 07, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: July 7 - July 13

Don't you know that it's Hot in the City, Hot in the City in July? You can get out, or you can stay and partake in some of the best that our stellar beer region has to offer.

This second week of July certainly shows no shortage of events -- from free samplings (and plenty of 'em) to sit-down dinners that'll run you a few bucks.

Check out the entire July 2011 calendar over here.

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

Wilmington Beer Week (a few, but not all of the events)
@Domaine Hudson, Wilmington, DE--- Sun. 7/10 - Belgian Beer Tasting (4:30pm-6:30pm; $25 includes Rodenback Grand Cru, Steenbrugge Tripel, and Boon Oude Gueuze, among others plus appropriately paired foods, cheeses, and charcuterie)
@Domaine Hudson, Wilmington, DE--- Tue. 7/12 - Flying Fish Brewery Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; $25 for Farmhouse Summer, ESB Ale, Belgian Dubbel, Hopfish IPA, Extra Pale Ale and Exit 9 and appropriately paired foods, cheeses, and charcuterie)

@Harry's Seafood Grill, Wilmington, DE--- Sat. 7/9 - Victory Beer Dinner (5:30pm; $60 for a four-course meal paired with beers from Victory)

@Piccolina Toscana, Wilmington, DE--- Sat. 7/9-Sat. 7/16 - 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner ($30 for a three course meal, each with food and beer pairing suggestions)
@Piccolina Toscana, Wilmington, DE--- Sat. 7/9 - 16 Mile Portfolio Complimentary Tasting and City-wide Beer Toast (Led by Mayor Baker, the city-wide toast will be simulcast on channel 22 9p with all cof the participating craft brewers. The beer tasting will take place at Piccolina Toscana all night.)
@Piccolina Toscana, Wilmington, DE--- Mon. 7/11 - Evolution Craft Brewing Complimentary Tasting (6:00pm-8:00pm; $7 for three 4oz pours of Primal Pale Ale, Exile ESB, Summer Session, Lot #3 IPA, Haymaker Copper Ale, Imperial IPA , and Lot #6)

@Union City Grille, Wilmington, DE--- Sun. 7/10 - Samuel Adams Beer Dinner ($45 for a five-course meal paired with beers from Sam Adams)

@Vinoteca 902, Wilmington, DE--- Tue. 7/12 - Five-course Paired Dinner with Harpoon Beer (6:30pm; $50 for a five-course meal paired with Hefeweizen, Summer Beer, IPA, and Cider)

Tastings, samplings, and brewery promos
@Beer Yard, Wayne, PA--- Fri. 7/8 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples from Flying Fish, like Extra Pale and Abbey Dubbel)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/8 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples from River Horse)

@Bella Vista Beer Distributors, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/8 - Alexander Keith's Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Alexander Keith's from Ontario)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 7/8 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Reading Premium and Hoptimus Prime)

@Mr. Bottle, Berwyn, PA--- Fri. 7/8 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples from Victory Brewing)

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

Learn to Homebrew it yourself
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Thu. 7/7 - Intro to Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40 for this class geared toward the first-time brewer that will explain the basic equipment needed to homebrew and how it works. Participants will get hands-on experience brewing, bottling, and tasting homebrew.)
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Fri. 7/8 - Next Step Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40 for this class geared toward the new brewer who has brewed some beer kits and is ready to learn the next step in homebrewing. In this class we will concentrate on beer ingredients and how they influence the final flavors. We'll brew up a Keystone beer kit, which is extract-based with specialty grains, fresh hops, and liquid yeast. We will taste and discuss your homebrews and ours, so be sure to bring some.)
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Sat. 7/9 - All-Grain Brewing Class (10:00am; $75 for this class geared toward those brewers thinking of making the jump to all-grain brewing, or wanting to improve all-grain techniques. This is a great class that we don’t offer very often, so don’t miss out! Class will be held rain or shine at our new Montgomeryville store. Expect the class to run until around 3 p.m. with a live brewing demonstration)

@Tavern 17, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/9 - Sierra Nevada Homebrew Cup Announcement Party (8:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG to see this Keystone homebrew contest winner annoucements for fun, bragging rights and truly fantastic prizes. Hang out at the announcement party with Sierra Nevada brewers)

Beer for dinner
@Iron Hill, North Wales, PA--- Mon. 7/11 - Beer & Cheese (with Hunter Fike from Di Bruno Bros.) (7:00pm-9:00pm; $24.95 for six cheeses paired with Anton’s Red Love & Belgian Pale Ale, Ironbound Ale, English IPA, Sorachi Ace, Russian Imperial Stout, and Quadrupel)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, DE--- Wed. 7/13 - Summer Seafood Brewmaster's Dinner (7:00pm; $65 for a six-course meal paired with Samurai Saison, Mahallo Apollo, Belgian Wit, Smokin Blonde, Tripel, and Russian Imperial Stout)

@Kennett Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 7/12 - Yards Brewing, Culton Organics & Kennett Come Together (7:00pm-11:00pm; $65 for a four-course meal paired with beers collaboratively brewed with Yards)

@Square 1682 (at Hotel Palomar), Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 7/13 - Beer-B-Q (6:30pm; $40 for a four-course meal paired with Victory's Lager, Summer Love, HopDevil, and Golden Monkey)

@Tria, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 7/12 - Allagash Gone Wild (6:30pm-8:00pm; $60 for some of Allagash's Belgian Lambics, as well as some other tart-funky brews...cheese and other light snacks)

@White Dog Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 7/13 - Weyerbacher Beer Dinner (6:30pm-9:30pm; $50 for a four-course meal paired with Que¿beck Summer Ale, Slam Dunkel Dunkelweizen, Papa Scotch Ale, Blanche Belgian Style Wit, and XVI Anniversary)

Beer, it's not just for dinner
@Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA--- Sat. 7/9 - Breakfast with Hefe (9:00am-2:00pm; PAYG for a specialty breakfast menu of Quiche Lorraine, Omelets Your Way, Crabby Benedict, French Toast with Fruit Compote, Fruit & Granola Parfait, and more to pair with their Hinterland Hefe Weizen)

"Christmas" Beer in July
@Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA--- Fri. 7/8 - Christmas in July (5:00pm; PAYG for a special tapping of Scaldis Noel '10 and vintage bottles of other Christmas brews)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/8 - Xmas in July (6:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for cellared barrels of Tröegs Mad Elf, Sly Fox Christmas Ale, Long Trail Hibernator, and Great Lakes Christmas Ale. Free Xmas treats for dessert, with the purchase of dinner. While supplies last.)

A bunch of great beer for you, because they care
@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA--- Sun. 7/10 - Beer Geek BBQ, part deux (12:00pm; PAYG to celebrate Philly Beer Geek, Natalie DeChico, and for a bunch of great beer like Alewerks Bourbon Barrel Porter, Brooklyn 2009 BCS, Central Waters 2009 Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine, Dark Horse Shake Maple, Firestone Walker Parabola, Founders Breakfast Stout, Great Divide Chocolate Oaked Yeti, Lost Abbey Brandy Barrel Angels Share, Port Older Viscosity, Stoudts Ex Gratia, Weyerbacher 13th Anniversary, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Firkin, Weyerbacher Insanity, and free burgers & dogs.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 7/8 - Phoenixville Blob Fest Beer Release (11:00am-10:00pm; PAYG for the release of Cherry Blob and Cinnamon Blob in celebration of the annual Blob festival.)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 7/11 - Mad Monday (11:30am; PAYG for at least ten kegs from Dogfish Head including a couple of vintages of World Wide Stout.)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, PA--- Sat. 7/9 - West Coast Brewery Promotion (12:00pm; PAYG for 5/10/14 ounce pours of Ballast Point Pig Eye IPA, Bear Republic Ryevalry, Firestone Walker Double Jack, Lagunitas Old Gnarlywine "Cask", Lost Abbey Angel's Share "Brandy Barrel, Aged", Mission Shipwrecked, Moylan's Hopsickle, Port Brewing Anniversary Ale, Rogue Dad's Little Helper Black IPA, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp ExPorter "Barrel Aged", Sierra Nevada Hop Smack Double Black IPA, Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere, and Stone Cali-Belgique)

@City Hall, western plaza, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 7/8, Sat. 7/9 - 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.)

@Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 7/12 - Movie Night (9:00pm; Free/PAYG for discounted beers and pizzas and Back to the Future on the projection screen)

@downtown West Chester, PA--- Sat. 7/9 - Iron Hill Twilight Criterium (4:00pm; PAYG during the outdoor street festival and bike race title sponsored by Iron Hill)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Sat. 7/9 - Beer Wars II (12:00pm-2:00pm; $25 for three courses of food to highlight the matchup between Weyerbacher and Allagash)

Pickups in Limerick, PA and Manayunk section of Philly--- Sat. 7/9 - Craft Beer Bus Tour, Philadelphia (11:00am-5:00pm; $55 for a tour of Manayunk, Yards, and Triumph breweries and samples of their delicious brew while getting a V.I.P. behind the scenes tour of each facility)

@Nodding Head, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 7/9 - Royal Stumble (1:00pm-5:00pm; $45 for the annual debauchery on Sansom Street)

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