Thursday, August 18, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 18 - August 24

Summer's entering its last month, but that doesn't slow down the weekly beer calendar here in the Philadelphia region. Check out below for a bevy of beer events over the next seven days.

Check out the entire August 2011 calendar over here.

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

Tastings, samplings, and other promotions
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 8/19 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Belgian Beers with Joe Sixpack)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, PA--- Fri. 8/19 - Friday Night Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Moosehead Light Lime)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 8/19 - Jodi's Third Friday Firkin (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for Sour Cherry Karnival Kölsch)

@Wegmans, Downingtown, PA--- Fri. 8/19 - Victory Beer Sampling (5:00pm; Free tasting samples of Victory beer)

Special Promo events with a little "extra something"
@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/18 - Welcome to the Neighborhood (7:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG as EB+B welcomes the future Iron Hill to the neighborhood with a beer from each current IH location tap. First brewer's beer to kick will be crowned King of the Hill)

@Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/18 - With Love Beer Garden (5:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for an encore performance from Philly Beer Week featuring Dock Street, Sly Fox, Victory, and Yards)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/20 - HopScotch II (12:00pm; PAYG for a bunch of scotch ales including Oskar Blues Old Chub, Brouwkot Vlaskapelle, Belhaven Wee Heavy, Bear Republic Heritage, Brasserie D'Achouffe McChouffe, Founders Diry Bastard alongside hoppy beers like Founders Devil Dancer, Russian River Blind Pig, Avery Maharaja, Flying Dog Centennial Single Hop, Bear Republic Racer 5 (cask), Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Corne Du Diable, Ballast Point Even Keel, Blue Point No Apologies (cask), and Russian River Pliny The Elder)

@Side Bar & Restaurant, West Chester, PA--- Tue. 8/23 - D-Town Skate Park Charity Event & Yards Tap Takeover (9:00pm; PAYG for a skateboarding-based quizzo night with prizes provided by event sponsors Side Bar and Else Wear Apparel, plus a ridiculous Tap Takeover from Yards Brewing)

@Sly Fox, Royersford, PA--- Thu. 8/18 - Yappy Hour (6:30pm-8:30pm; PAYG and bring your well-behaved dog out for our extended patio happy hour. Perk Valley Pet Eatery will be passing out free treats, as well as The Berks County Humane Society with their mobile RV unit.)

Beer and Food events
@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Fri. 8/19 - Beer Wars II, Championship (7:00pm; $50 for a five-course pairing meal pitting Allagash against Unibroue)

@Osteria, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 8/24 - Beer and Cheese Tasting with Flying Fish and DiBruno Bros. (6:00pm-9:00pm; $20 for a sneak peek at what we'll be doing at our new restaurant Alla Spina. Stop by the bar for a taste and hang out with the guys and try a flight of 4 beers and 4 cheeses.)

@Percy Street Barbecue, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 8/23 - Can of Wheat Dinner (5:00pm; $50 for a four-course meal paired with Sly Fox Royal Weisse, 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, Wild Onion Summer Wit, and Avery White Rascal)

@Pinocchio's, Media, PA--- Tue. 8/23 - Gourmet and Pizza Beer Pairing (7:30pm; $45 for five styles of pizza paired with Ayinger Brau Weisse, Duck Rabbit Barleywine, Furthermore Knot stock, Stillwater Cellar Door, and Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/20 - Brett Beer Brunch (11:00am-3:00pm; PAYG for an open brunch featuring beers like Russian River Consecration, Lost Abbey Red Poppy, Oude Beersel Framboise, Jolly Pumpkin Oro De Calabaza, Rodenbach Classic, De Proef Les Deux Brasseurs (Allagash), De Proef Broederlijke Leifde (Sly Fox) and more)

@Wegmans, Malvern, PA--- Thu. 8/18 - Time to Tailgate Beer & Spirit Tour (6:00pm-8:00pm; $30 for an entertaining and informative event)

Fests and Anniversaries (and homebrew)
@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/20 - Homebrewing Class with George Hummel (3:30pm; PAYG as recently-published George Hummel (The Complete Homebrew Beer Book) walks guests through all aspects of making beer from start to finish)
@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Mon. 8/22 - 4th Anniversary special beer tapping and celebration (5:00pm; PAYG as they tap a single keg of Flemish Sour that has been aging in a Pinot Noir barrel for 2 1/2 years)

@Jose Pistolas, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 8/20 - Summer Session Fest (3:30pm; PAYG for live music all day and night along with a never-ending supply of session beers including the likes of Founders Dry Hopped Pale Ale, Bahnoff Berliner Weisse, Russian River Blind Pig, and much more. A $5 donation is suggested for the show.)

@Paradise Farm Camps, Downingtown, PA--- Fri. 8/19-Sun. 8/21 - Honey Fest ($10/$15/$25 for this weekend festival where Victory is a major sponsor. It's a campout weekend of all day and night music, art, food, vending and more to help fight polycystic kidney disease on the 600 acre property.)

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