Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: November 3 - November 9

November comes in roaring. Hopefully, the weather not as much so.

Check out the entire November 2011 calendar over here.

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

Grand Opening
@Franklin's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/5 - Grand Opening (5:00pm; $PAYG for 14 featured rotating taps, $3 craft pints every Monday and $3 Yards pints and you keep the glass every Wednesday. At 6pm during the Grand Opening on Saturday, 11/5, Ben Franklin himself will be tapping a firkin of an experimental batch of Yards IPA made with Bravo hops.)

Special Tastings, Brewery Promos, and Samplings
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/4 - Free Sampling (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Great Lakes)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/3 - Keep the Pint (4:30pm; $PAYG for a night with Great Lakes)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/4 - Triple F-throwdown (6:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for a night with Sierra Nevada's Ovila Saison)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Lancaster, Pa.--- Wed. 11/9 - St. James Brown Ale release (11:00am; PAYG all day long as they serve up this English-style brown ale. A portion of the beer sales will benefit The St. James & Anchorage Program.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 11/3 - Yelpl Movie Club Night (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG on a night when the beer is Ommegang and the movie is Zoolander)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 11/4 - Beer Tasting (5:30pm-7:30pm; $Free tasting samples of Yards beers)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Fri. 11/4 - The Real Black Friday ($PAYG as they tap 16 of the most dark and roasty beers they can get our hands on)

@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 11/4 - Beer Tasting (5:00pm; $PAYG when Mike Lubieski will be here to talk about Weyerbacher beers)

@Wegmans, All Pennsylvania locations--- Sat. 11/5 - Easy Holiday Entertaining Beer and Food Pairing (11:00am-3:00pm; $Free for this wonderful opportunity to try & learn easy holiday entertaining food & beer pairings & meet regional beer representatives)

@Whole Foods, Devon, Pa.--- Thu. 11/3 - Free Sampling (5:00pm; $Free tasting samples)

Food and Beer Events
@Bank Street Annex, Easton, Pa.--- Sun. 11/6 - The Pairings (4:00pm-7:00pm; $75/$80 to
is designed to allow our guests an opportunity to interact with the 10 gourmet chefs preparing and sharing their delectable offerings paired with fine wines or artfully crafted beers. All proceeds benefit Equi-librium’s therapeutic riding and driving programs for children, youth and adults from Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe counties.)

@For Pete's Sake Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/8 - Harvest Dinner (7:00pm-10:00pm; $55 for a six-course meal paired with Poppering Hommel, Maredsous 8, Tommyknocker Imperial Maple Nut Brown Ale, Ommegang Hennepin, Blue Point Toasted Lager, and Rogue Hazlenut Brown Nectar)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/8 - The Great Pumpkin Beer Dinner (6:30pm-8:30pm; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Wild Onion Pumpkin, Southern Tier Pumking, Dogfish Head Punkin, Rock Art Imperial Spruce Stout, and The Bruery Autumn Maple)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/8 - Ancient Ales Dinner (6:00pm-9:00pm; $70 for a five-course meal paired with Chateau Jiahu, Theobroma, Midas Touch, Sah'tea, and something brand new in the series)

@The Farmers' Cabinet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 11/8 - Stillwater: Beer-Inspired Cocktail Dinner (7:00pm-10:00pm; $TBD for a night hosted by Mr. Stillwater himself: Brian Strumke)

@Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, Pa.--- Tue. 11/8 - Cooks Showdown (6:00pm-7:00pm; PAYG to cheer on Victory’s talented employees as they battle each other)

Events with a little something extra
@Hudson Beach Glass, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/5 - Beer Tasting for PAWS (7:00pm-9:00pm; $40 to drink some beer, watch live glassblowing, and take home an awesome paw print pint glass all in support of a great organization... and all great dogs everywhere.)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 11/9 - Stillwater Tap Takeover (6:00pm; $PAYG as brewer Brian Strumke shows up with Debauched, Harvest Saison, Barrel-aged Autumnal, and more)

@Kite and Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 11/6 - Savage Sixtel Sunday (7:00pm; $PAYG for a mind-blowing list of beers that will be released only day-of to bring out the savage in everyone)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 11/8 - Tasty Tuesday: Sierra Celebration ($PAYG as they pour both Life and Limb #1 and #2, several Ovila's, Big Foot, Celebration, Torpedo, Pale Ale, and many more)

@The Farmers' Cabinet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/5 - Guy Fawkes English Beer Day (11:30am-2:00am; $PAYG for draft beer and casks from the UK)

@The Longview Center, Collegeville, Pa.--- Sat. 11/5 - Farmer Showdown (12:00pm-5:00pm; $PAYG for a day of family fun, live music, farm fresh food, and some friendly competition)

@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 11/3 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for a cask of Green Tea ESB to benefit WDIY, Public Radio)

@General Sutter Inn, Lititz, Pa.--- Fri. 11/4-Sun. 11/6 - Cask Ale Fest ($PAYG for over 20 cask conditioned ales on tap. No entry fee. Just pay as you drink by the glass.)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 11/4 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm; $PAYG for Pumpkin Coffee Stout, a blend of our Coffee Stout and our Pumpkin Ale.)
@Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 11/4 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm; PAYG for a special cask of Vanilla Pumpkin Ale)

@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Sat. 11/5 - Big Brew ($TBD)
@Keystone Homebrew Supply, Montgomeryville, Pa.--- Sat. 11/5 - Advanced Techniques: Lagering (6:30pm; $60 for a class that will provide an in-depth look at the special considerations, equipment, and techniques that are key to brewing great lagers)

And yet one last Oktoberfest celebration
@Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 11/5 - Oktoberfest 2011 (6:00pm; $10/$12 admission, food and drink $PAYG for one last authentic take on German Oktoberfest)

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