Thursday, October 06, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 6 - October 12

After this weekend, you should see me begin to come out of my slowdown-of-sorts. As we get into the fall season and I begin my fifth decade of this wonderful life, the beer calendar offers us all plenty of opportunities to get out there and enjoy some tasty treats.

Check out the entire October 2011 calendar over here.

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

Two more chances to catch David Dye and WXPN's Broadcaster Brown Ale
@Derek's, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/6 - PBC’s limited-edition David Dye/World Café Broadcaster Brown Ale (8:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG)

@McMenamin's, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/6 - PBC’s limited-edition David Dye/World Café Broadcaster Brown Ale (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG)

Special Tastings, Brewery Promos, and Samplings
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of New England Beers with Joe Sixpack)

@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA--- Thu. 10/6 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG and featuring triple-hopped IPA to benefit Northeastern Pennsylvania American Diabetes Association)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/6 - Philadelphia Brewing Promo (4:30pm; PAYG for a night of guest beers, prizes, & you can keep the pint glass from Philadelphia Brewing Company)

@Global Beer Distributors, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - Free Beer Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of Victory beers)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG for cask-conditioned Vienna Red Lager, a GABF 2011 bronze medal winner)
@Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - Hop Attack! (12:00pm-8:00pm; PAYG for 8 Hoppy Beers-Rye IPA, Hopkowski, Kryptonite (3:00 Release), JPA, Hell Track IPA, Hopdiculous, Kamikaze IPA, and Rising Sun)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - Funky First Friday (6:00pm-10:00pm; PAYG for at least one extra-funky beer on tap)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - Beer Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; Free tasting samples of beers from Tröegs)

@Wegmans, Downingtown, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - Free Beer Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; Free tasting samples of beers from Philadelphia Brewing)

Special Events with a Little Something Extra
@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA--- Fri. 10/7-Sun. 10/9 - 3rd Anniversary Celebration (PAYG for beer and food specials and surprises all weekend long. Actual anniversary is Sunday the 9th.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, PA--- Tue. 10/11 - Sly Fox & Allagash Night (PAYG for a Suzanne Woods send-off beer list that includes: Allagash Blonde, Allagash Dubbel, Hugh Malone, Tripel, and Big Little and Sly Fox's Route 113 IPA, O'Reilly Stout, Pikeland Pils, and Abbey Extra. Plus, something special on the Engine.)

@Sly Fox, Royersford, PA--- Sun. 10/9 - Closing Time/One Last Pint (PAYG as they serve 'em up one last time before officially moving the Royersford brewery location to Pottstown.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, PA--- Thu. 10/6 - Weyerbacher Sick Lineup (7:00pm; PAYG for a lineup including Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin, Harvest Ale, AutumnFest, Imperial Pumpkin, Old Heathen, Blithering Idiot, Diamond (IPA #6), and Romeo. "Black and Orange" specials, which is an Imperial Pumpkin/Old Heathen mix)

Oktoberfest and Fall Festivals für Alle
@downtown Bethlehem, PA--- Sat. 10/8 - Bethlehem Harvest Festival (11:00am-9:00pm; Free admission, $20/$25 for beer samples 1pm-4pm)

@downtown Kennett Square, PA--- Sat. 10/8 - Kennett Brewfest (12:00pm-1:30pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm; $40/$65 to sample beers from over 60 local, regional, and craft breweries)

@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - Pumpkin Beer Month (5:00pm-9:00pm; PAYG for cask-conditioned Pumpkin Ale)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, PA--- Sat. 10/8 - Oktoberfest (12:00pm-3:00pm; $30 for a glass mug, Isaac's Oktoberfest t-shirt, authentic German buffet, 2 draft beers, live accordion music, chances to win some cool prizes, and great people to hang out with.)

@Nodding Head, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/8 - Nod-toberfest (3:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG for German-Style and German-Inspired beer, food specials and some sort of thematic silliness. Beers to include: Festbier, Keller Pils, Altercation, Lead Pipe Lager, and Ich Bin Ein Berliner Weisse)

@Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/8 - OktoPBRfest (12:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG as the interior and sidewalk café will be converted into a beer garden stocked with more than a dozen locally-produced German-style craft beers as well as a collection of freshly brewed favorites from the old country.” Food offerings will include: Steamed Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Bauernwurst, Currywurst, Drei Im Weckla, Fasnacht, Schnecken, and soft pretzels with beer mustard.)

@River Horse Brewery, Lambertville, NJ--- Sat. 10/8 - Oktoberfest (1:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG for food, live music, and beer as they pour Lager, Special Ale, Tripel Horse, Hop A Lot Amus, Hop Hazard, Hipp O Lantern Imperial Pumpkin, and their new Brewer's Reserve, Batch #008 - Dunkelweizen, a German style wheat beer for the fall.)

@Stoudt's Brewery, Adamstown, PA--- Sun. 10/9 - OktoberFest (12:00pm-6:00pm; PAYG as gates open at noon, music from 2 to 6, and food available from 1-5pm)

Charity and Beer
@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/8 - Ales 4 Tails Outdoor Block Party (4:00pm-9:00pm; cash only-$5 admission donation, PAYG $5 beers. 20 Draft Beers, Street Food, Live Music.)

@Various locations, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/8 - Brews for Boobies (12:00pm; $25 + PAYG and see website for all locations and details)

Food and Beer
@Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - Local Autumn Harvest Dinner with Weyerbacher (6:00pm; $85/$97 for a five-course meal paired with Verboten, AutumnFest, Harvest Ale, Merry Monks’ Ale, Double Simcoe IPA, and "Black & Oranges", a blend of Imperial Pumpkin and Old Heathen)

@Mill at The Stone Barn, Kennett Square, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - A Harvest Dinner pairing of Local Food, Beer, & Wine (7:00pm-11:00pm; $125 for this fundraising event for Historic Kennett Square)

@Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, PA--- Wed. 10/12 - Trappist Beer Dinner featuring Chimay (7:00pm; $65 for a four-course meal paired with Chimay Premiere, Chimay Cinq Cents, Chimay Grande Reserve, and Orval Trappiste.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA--- Tue. 10/11 - Victory Cooks' Showdown (6:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG to cheer on Victory’s talented employees as they battle eachother in our Cook’s Showdown.)

@Washington House, Sellersville, PA--- Fri. 10/7 - Oktoberfest Beer Tasting Dinner (5:00pm; $59 for their annual tradition to sample nine German beer styles in three flights of three 6 oz pours. This year they will be offering a special four-course meal to complement them as well. Order the flights individually or enjoy Chef Andrew's Oktoberfest dinner pairings with all three.)

@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, PA--- Tue. 10/11 - Next Step Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40 to 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, Bethlehem, PA--- Tue. 10/11 - Introduction to Brewing Class (6:30pm; $40 for the first-time brewer who will learn the basic equipment needed to homebrew and how it works. Participants will get hands-on experience brewing, bottling, and tasting homebrew.)

@The Farmers' Cabinet, Philadelphia, PA--- Sat. 10/8 - Terry's Beer Fest & the Iron Homebrewer's Finals (11:00am; PAYG for 26 draft lines of our own Brew House beer, by Terry Hawbaker, and the guest judging for Iron Homebrewer Competition.)

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