And so it begins. Another year. Funny thing, from a beer events calendar perspective, it's gonna look pretty similar to last year, I'll bet. In and around Philly, a lot of great things happening at breweries and bars. So buckle up and let's go. Here's a look at the next 7 days.
If you think the calendar looks light by Philly standards, relax. I think everyone's still coming down off a crazy year-end and NYE blowout. There's plenty more good stuff to come in January.
Check out the entire January 2012 calendar over here.
If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.
It continues...., 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)
Special Tastings, Brewery Promos, and Samplings
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/5 - Winter Beer Night (4:00pm; $PAYG for nearly two dozen wow-beers that put the "win" in winter)
@Beaver Brewing, Beaver Falls, Pa.--- Fri. 1/6-Sat. 1/7 - Nelson Sauvin Pale Ale Release (6:00pm-8:00pm (Fri) and 11:00am-2:00pm (Sat); $PAYG for this pale ale that "smells/tastes like wine from the hops")
@Drink Philly, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 1/6 - First Friday: Beer, BBQ, & Art (Sweet Lucy's & Phila. Brewing Co.) (5:00pm-9:00pm; $Free but they're looking for RSVPs as Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse is bringing some award winning BBQ, and our friends over at Rolling Barrel Events will be pairing it with an assortment of craft beers from Philadelphia Brewing Company, including Kenziger, Pennsylvania Pale Ale, and Joe Coffee Porter)
@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/9 - Mad Monday with Dogfish Head (11:30am; $PAYG for an astounding lineup including 120 Minute IPA, Chicory Stout, Fort, Immort Ale, Miles Davis/Bitches Brew, Pearl Jam, Ta Henket, and World Wide Stout)
@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 1/6 - Friday Beer Tasting (5:00pm; $PAYG for Brian O’Reilly's unique interpretations of classic Belgian & German styles)
Don't be a booger, support a blogger
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/9 - "American Beer Blogger" event (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG as Lew Bryson drums up support for his TV(?) show and the bar brings out a bunch of great beers in their own show of support like Bavarian Barbarian First Snow, Brew Works Second Coming, Dogfish Head Burton Baton, Philly Brewing Co. Shackamaximum, Sly Fox Odyssey, Voodoo Gran Met, Weyerbacher Tango, Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale, and a firkin of Stoudt's Sugar Plum Lager)
Some firkins if you please
@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa. ---Thu. 1/5 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for Chocolate Raspberry Stout, with hints of raspberry, chocolate, hop & malty goodness. 100% of sales benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter)
@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Sun. 1/8 - Cigar City Firkinganza (10:00am; $PAYG for five firkins including Vanilla Maduro Brown, Jai Alai IPA, Cubano Espresso, Humidor Jai Alai, and Maduro Brown. Also, a beer themed breakfast)
Did you make a resolution to homebrew in 2012?
@Keystone Homebrew, Bethlehem & Montgomeryville, Pa.--- throughout Jan. '11 - Beer Making, Cheese Making, and Wine Making classes (See website for all the class details)
@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Thu. 1/5 - Holiday Hangover Party (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for the last of the holiday beers and ‘re-gifting’ the worst of the holiday haul)
@Pearly Baker's, Easton, Pa.--- Wed. 1/11 - Dogfish Head Beer Dinner (6:00pm; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Chateau Jiahu, My Antonia, Immort Ale, 90 Minute IPA, Black & Red, and 120 Minute)
@Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, Pa.--- Mon. 1/9 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds: Beer + Chocolate Night (6:00pm-9:00pm; $40 for four chocolate courses paired with Festbier, Ranch S, Baltic Thunder, and Dark Intrigue)