Thursday, October 13, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 13 - October 19

Such a light looking calendar of 7 beer days here, do you think?

Check out the entire October 2011 calendar over here.

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

Special Tastings, Brewery Promos, and Samplings
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/14 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of Flying Dog beer)

@Capone's, Norristown, PA--- Sat. 10/15 - Hill Farmstead (11:00am; PAYG for a draft and bottle list still TBD)

@Hobbs Coffee House, Swarthmore, PA--- Thu. 10/13 - Flying Fish Beer Tasting Class (7:30pm-9:00pm; $30 for this program that will walk you through the process of making beer from grain to glass, the region’s brewing history, and today’s vibrant local beer scene. There will be a sampling of several Flying Fish beers to demonstrate the many styles not available to consumers. Each beer will be paired with a specially selected cheese to wake your palate up to the wonderful opportunities of combining these two great food products.)

@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, PA--- Fri. 10/14 - Pumpkin Beer Month (5:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for cask-conditioned Pumpkin/Honeycomb Ale)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Wed. 10/19 - Tröegs Tap Takeover (6:00pm; PAYG for a night of Tröegs including Scratch 45 - IPA, Scratch 46 - Naked Elf, Scratch 47 - Belgian Wit, Scratch 48 - Fest Bier, Scratch 49 - Wet Hop IPA, Flying Mouflan Barleywine, Dead Reckoning Porter, Sunshine Pils, Hopback Amber Cask, Hopback Amber CO2, Pale Ale, Troegenator Double Bock, Dreamweaver Wheat, Java Head Stout, Mad Elf, a firkin of Java Head, and a Firkin of Deliciousness to be named later)

@Percy Street Barbecue, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 10/18 - Yards Cerebus Release Party (7:00pm-11:00pm; PAYG for the triple wet hop pale ale and other Yards beers including Cerebus Amarillo, Cerebus Citra, Cerebus Chinook, Cape of Good Hope, Macdougals Smoked Ale, Bourbon Thomas Jefferson, and Philly Pale Ale)

@Pinocchio's, Media, PA--- Thu. 10/13 - Chimay Event (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free+PAYG for Chimay Cinq Cents and others)
@Pinocchio's, Media, PA--- Fri. 10/14 - Special Pin Tapping (4:30pm; PAYG for the dry-hopped Manayunk California Dreamin')

@Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, PA--- Sat. 10/15 - DogFishFest (1:00pm; PAYG for a crazy Saturday of Dogfish Head beers including Sah'tea, Burton Baton, 120 Minute IPA, Black and Red, Black and Blue, Theobroma, Chateau Jiahu, Hellhound on my Ale, Palo Santo Marron, My Antonia, Namaste, Punkin Ale, and Pangaea)

@Wegmans, Malvern, PA--- Fri. 10/14 - Dark Devil Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Victory beer)

Oktoberfests and Fall Fests continue
@American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/15 - Smörgåsbeer’d: A Beer Tasting (4:00pm-7:00pm; $25 to sample local beers and decide which goes best with Swedish (or non-Swedish) food. Experts from Yards, Triumph Brewery, The Bottle Shop, and McKenzie Brew House will be there to talk about their various brews.)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/15 - Thirstoberfest (12:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG as they will be pouring more than 25 flagship and limited release beers from our favorite local and stateside craft breweries along with a few super rare international goodies. Special THIRSTOBERFEST dogs will be served from the truck all day!)

@South Street betw. Broad & 17th, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/15 - Blocktoberfest (12:00pm-8:00pm; Free admission + PAYG for food and drink tickets for food from neighborhood vendors and food trucks, a wide selection of beer by craft breweries from around the country showcased by Bella Vista Beer Distributors, and multiple stages of live music featuring nationally recognized and emerging local acts.)

@Stoudt's Brewery, Adamstown, PA--- Sat. 10/15 - Microfest (12:00pm-4:00pm & 6:00pm-10:00pm; $35 for beers from confirmed breweries like Stoudt's, Union Barrel Works, Fat Heads Brewery, Lancaster Brewing, Great Lakes, Riverhorse, Thirsty Dog Brewing, Prism Brewery, Intercourse Brewing, Boxcar, Troegs, and more to come)
@Stoudt's Brewery, Adamstown, PA--- Sun. 10/16 - OktoberFest (12:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG as gates open at noon, music from 2pm to 6pm, and food available from 1pm-5pm)

Food and Beer Events
@Caffe Gelato, Newark, DE--- Sun. 10/16 - Wooden It Be Nice Dogfish Head Beer Dinner (6:00pm; $69 for a five-course meal paired with beers yet TBA)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA--- Wed. 10/19 - Flying Dog Beer Dinner (7:00pm-9:00pm; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Tire Bite Golden Ale, Doggie Style Pale Ale, Raging Bitch Belgian IPA, Gonzo Imperial Porter, and The Fear Imperial Pumpkin)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Media, PA--- Sun. 10/16 - Kegs and Eggs (10:00am-1:00pm; PAYG for a brunch featuring Coffee Stout made with Ethiopian Harrar coffee beans from Burlap and Bean. Gift basket raffle with items from Burlap and Bean and Iron Hill.)
@Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA--- Thu. 10/13 - Brewmaster's Oktoberfest Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Phightin Phils Pils, Altbier, Munich Helles Lager, Oktoberfest, and Chocolate Weisse)

@Nectar, Berwyn, PA--- Mon. 10/17 - A Feurious Night, Beer Lovers Delight (6:00pm-9:00pm; $65 for a four-course meal paired with Harvest Pils, Fists of Feury, Moonglow, and V12)

@Square 1682, Philadelphia, PA--- Sun. 10/16 - Cheesesteak Challenge (3:00pm-6:00pm; $20 for our block party with beer provided by Victory, cheesesteaks, and competition. Ticket holders will determine the "People's Choice" award and be entered in a raffle to recieve dinner at one of the participating restaurants. All proceeds will benefit the Philadelphia Academies.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA--- Tue. 10/18 - Harvest Beer Dinner (6:00pm; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Harvest Pils, Moonglow, Harvest Ale, Otto, Village Brown)

Celebrate Homebrew
@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/14 - Home Brew Legalization Day (7:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG to help commemorate Home Brew Legalization Day. Homebrewers, bring some of your beer to swap with other brewers.)

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