Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Beer Calendar: What To Do in January 2012

2012? Really? Anyone else feeling older? Well, let's get past that, celebrate the coming of the new and the passing of the old, and see what we have on tap in and around the Philadelphia region on the January 2012 beer calendar of events.

The calendar, as might be expected, looks a bit light by our standards around here. But, keep in mind that we're in a bit of a holiday hangover and I'll add to this calendar as new events are expected.

Party on my good people.

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

$20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here

First up, around the Greater Philly area, expect to see Tom Kehoe and company gallivanting around the region every night from 12/31 through 1/11. They're calling it 12 Days of Olde Bartholomew Barleywine and it should be quite the spectacle as you've come to expect from the Yards Crew.
>> Dawson Street Pub (12/31, 6pm); Devil's Den (1/1, 12pm); Memphis Taproom (1/2, 4pm); Watkins Drinkery (1/3, 5pm); Standard Tap (1/4, 6pm); Hulmeville Inn (1/5, 6pm); Good Dog Bar (1/6, 7pm); Philly Bar & Restaurant (1/7, 5pm); Varga Bar (1/8, 7pm); Kite & Key (1/9, 7pm); The Drafting Room (1/10, 7pm); Barcade (1/11, 6pm)

Sun. 1/1 - Third Anniversary Bash @Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:00pm; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/1 - Sunday Football Brunch @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa. (10:30am; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/1 - 20 Stouts on Tap @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:00pm; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/2 - Sega Genesis NHL '94 Winter Classic Invitational (with Allagash) @Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa. (11:30am; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/4 - Monthly Beer School (Dogfish Head Ancient Ales series) @Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:00pm; $Free)
Thu. 1/5 - Winter Beer Night @Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/6 - First Friday: Beer, BBQ, & Art (Sweet Lucy's & Phila. Brewing Co.) @Drink Philly, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm-9:00pm; $Free)
Mon. 1/9 - Mad Monday with Dogfish Head @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (11:30am; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/13 - Friday The Firkinteenth @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/13 - Friday Night Tasting (Full Pint) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free)
Fri. 1/13 - Boulder Tap Takeover @The Bards, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:00pm; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/14 - Battle Royale (featuring New York breweries) @The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. (2:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/14 - Ice Capades @Nodding Head, Philadelphia, Pa. (3:00pm-6:00pm; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/16 - Meet the Brewer Night (Allagash) @Tria, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/19 - Keep the Pint Night (Flying Fish) @Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:30pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/19 - Sierra Nevada Ovila Series plus ExPortation @London Grill, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/20 - 120 on 1/20 @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (10:00am; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/20 - Friday Night Tasting (Southern Tier with Joe Sixpack) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free)
Sat. 1/21 - The Trouble with Trippels @Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa. (11:00am; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/21 - Ommebrunch @The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa. (10:00am-2:00pm; $PAYG)
Mon. 1/23 - Quizzo (sponsored by and prizes from Victory) @The Wishing Well, Philadelphia, Pa. (8:00pm; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/24 - Duck-Rabbit Night @Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/24 - 24 Tap Takeover Night (feat. California breweries 50/50, Ballast Point, Coronado, Iron Fist, and Mission) @Tapestry, Philadelphia, Pa. (8:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/27 - An Evening of Ommegang @The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, Pa. (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/27 - Awesome Night of Ballast Point Beers @Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pa. (5:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/27 - Friday Night Tasting (Victory Breweing) @Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free)
Mon. 1/30 - A Beer Four All Seasons (collaboration with Dock Street) @The Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, Pa. (6:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG)

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
throughout Jan. '11 - Beer Making, Cheese Making, and Wine Making classes (throughout the month) @Keystone Homebrew, Bethlehem & Montgomeryville, Pa. (See website for all the class details)
Sun. 1/1 - A Farewell to the Doctor @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. (12:00pm; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/8 - Cigar City Firkinganza @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa. (10:00am; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/12 - Fundraiser with Harpoon for Best Buddies @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/13 - Friday Night Tasting (Sierra Nevada) @Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free)
Tue. 1/17 - Tasty Tuesday with Tired Hands @Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. ($PAYG)
Thu. 1/19 - Philadelphia Brewing Tap Takeover @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa. (6:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/20 - Friday Night Tasting (Samuel Adams) @Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free)
Sat. 1/21 - Barrels, Bourbon, and Bugs @Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ (12:00pm-4:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/26 - Hair Of The Dogfish Head Tap Takeover @Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa. (6:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/27 - Friday Night Tasting (Leffe) @Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free)

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Sun. 1/1 - New Year's Day Brunch @Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa. (11:00am-2:00pm; $PAYG)
Sun. 1/1 - New Year's Day Happy Hour @The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa. (4:30pm; $PAYG)
Wed. 1/4 - Evolution Night @Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del. (4:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/5 - Charity Cask Night (January cask: TBD) @Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. (5:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/5 - Holiday Hangover Party @Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa. (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/6-Sat. 1/7 - Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale Release @Beaver Brewing, Beaver Falls, Pa. (6:00pm-8:00pm (Fri) and 11:00am-2:00pm (Sat); $PAYG)
Thu. 1/12 - Trout Unlimited Charity Dinner @Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa. (6:30pm; $12/$18)
Fri. 1/13 - 113 Day @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (1:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/13 - Old Tom Barleywine Release @Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa. (5:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG)
Thu. 1/19 - Learn About Belgian Classics @Total Wine, Claymont, Del. (6:30pm-8:30pm; $15)
Thu. 1/19 - A Very Funky Farewell @Craft Ale House, Limerick, Pa. (6:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/20 - Robbie Burns Birthday Event @Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. (6:00pm-11:00pm; $PAYG)
Fri. 1/20 - Friday Night Tasting (Boxcar Brewing Co.) @Goshen Beverage Center, West Chester, Pa. (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free)
Sat. 1/21 - Learn About Belgian Classics @Total Wine, Claymont, Del. (3:00pm-5:00pm; $15)
Thu. 1/26 - Brewery Night featuring Corsendonk @Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa. (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/28 - The Shelton Brothers Take Over TJ's @TJ's, Paoli, Pa. (12:00pm; $PAYG)
Sat. 1/28 - Belgium Comes to West Chester @Iron Hill Brewery, West Chester, Pa. (1:00pm; $PAYG)
Tue. 1/31 - West Chester Beer Ladies Meet-up @Flying Pig Saloon, Malvern, Pa. ($PAYG)

Events Over $20

Sat. 1/21 - Big Ass Beerfest @Club Polaris, Philadelphia, Pa. (12:00pm-3:00pm, 4:00pm-7:00pm; $45/$55)
Sun. 1/29 - Beef and Beer @South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa. (4:00pm-8:00pm; $50)

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 1/12 - Weyerbacher Beer Dinner @Uno's, Bensalem, Pa. (6:30pm-9:00pm; $55)
Fri. 1/13 - Robert Burns Dinner @Burlington County College Culinary Arts Center, Mount Holly, NJ (7:00pm; $75)
Wed. 1/18 - Trappist Beer Dinner @Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa. (7:00pm; $60)
Sat. 1/21 - Winter Beer Fest @High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ (12:00pm-2:00pm, 2:30pm-4:30pm; $30)
Thu. 1/19 - Cheese and Beer Pairing @Iron Hill Brewery, Media, Pa. (6:00pm & 8:00pm seatings; $35)
Tue. 1/24 - Farmer's & Brewer's Dinner at Paramour, Wayne, Pa. (6:30pm; $65)
Sat. 1/28 - North Wales Winter Warmer Tour pickups in either Limerick or Lansdale, Pa. (11:00am-6:00pm; $70)
Mon. 1/30 - Beer Dinner @Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. (7:00pm; $75)

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Mon. 1/9 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds: Beer + Chocolate Night @Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, Pa. (6:00pm-9:00pm; $40)
Wed. 1/11 - Dogfish Head Beer Dinner @Pearly Baker's, Easton, Pa. (6:00pm; $55)
Thu. 1/12 - Fegley's Brew Works Beer Dinner @Holiday Inn Conference Center, Breinigsville, Pa. (6:00pm-9:00pm; $49)
Thu. 1/12 - Sly Fox Beer Dinner @The Farmhouse Restaurant, Emmaus, Pa. (6:00pm-10:00pm; $66)
Tue. 1/17 - The Beer and Cheese Experience @Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. (7:00pm-9:00pm; $35)
Wed. 1/25 - Beer Dinner @Speckled Hen Cottage Pub & Ale House, Reading, Pa. (6:00pm; $40)
Wed. 1/25 - Monthly Beer Dinner @Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del. ($TBD)
Wed. 1/25 - Brewmaster's Merry Monks Beer Dinner @Iron Hill Brewery, Wilmington, Del. (7:00pm; $65)
Sat. 1/28 - Winterfest @The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Co., Harrisburg, Pa. ($TBD)
Sun. 1/29 - Chili Cook-off @Occasions, New Hope, Pa. (1:00pm-4:00pm; $35/$45)
Tue. 1/31 - Terrior Des Tettnangs Beer Dinner @Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, Pa. (6:00pm-9:00pm; $35)

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