Thursday, August 25, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: August 25 - August 31

August has one last full week of seven days remaining and the beer calendar is complying with at least double that number of fun-looking beer events. Give 'em a gander (a look, that is, not a male goose) and get out there and have some late summer fun to prove that not all the fun is at The Shore.

And if you want to see William Reed and Yours Truly carry on the success (and then some) from PBW at The Four Seasons, come on out to Kan Jam 2011 at Sly Fox in Phoenixville on Sunday.

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 and samplings
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 8/26 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Brooklyn Brewery's beer)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Wed. 8/31 - Specialty Keg Wednesday (11:30am; PAYG for Evil Twin Ryan and The Beasterbunny)

@Vudu Lounge, West Chester, PA--- Thu. 8/25 - Flying Fish Happy Hour (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for Exit 16, Abbey Dubbel and Farmhouse on draft, as well as ESB and Exit 9 bottles)

Other promotions of substantial note
@Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/25 - 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)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA--- Tue. 8/30 - Yards Tap Takeover (6:00pm; PAYG for Brawler, Cape of Good Hope, Cape of Good Hope (cask), ESA (Cask), George Washington Porter, IPA, Love Stout, Philly Pale, Poor Richards Spruce, Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale, something Bourbon, something else Bourbon, and maybe yet something else)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ--- Sat. 8/27 - IronFish/IPA event (PAYG for the IronFish, a collaborative Black Belgian Imperial IPA brewed by Flying Fish and Iron Hill)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Thu. 8/25 - Avery Tap Takeover (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for Maharaja, White Rascal, IPA, Czar, Salvation, Oak Aged Samaels, and 18th Anniversary)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, PA--- Sun. 8/28 - Kan Jam 2011 (1:00pm; $20 to enter, PAYG to come and watch teams compete for various prizes and the honor of being the 2011 Sly Fox champion. Plus beer in cans and cans of beer and, you know, beer.)

@Stoudt's Brewery, Adamstown, PA--- Sat. 8/27 - Micro Fest (12:00pm-4:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm; $35 to attend the 20th anniversary of this popular festival)

@The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/25 - Summer Wind with Ommegang (PAYG for Adoration, BPA, Chocolate Indulgence, Cup O'Kyndness, Gnomegang, Independence Saison, Rare Vos, and Witte)

Food and Beer events
@Chifa, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 8/25 - The Bruery Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $65 for a four-course meal paired with Orchard White, Trade Winds, Rugbrod, and Mischief)

@Earl's, Peddler's Village (Lahaska), PA--- Thu. 8/25 - Victory Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Summer Love Golden Ale, Prima Pils, Storm King Stout, HopDevil, and Helios)

@Wegmans, Collegeville, PA--- Thu. 8/25 - Time to Tailgate Beer & Spirit Tour (6:00pm-8:00pm; $30)

Make the good stuff yourself (or at least try)
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Fri. 8/26 - Intro to Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40 will explain the basic equipment needed to homebrew and how it works. Participants will get hands-on experience brewing, bottling, and tasting homebrew.)

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