Thursday, February 09, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 9 - February 15

Valentine's Day is coming up. I'm sure many of you will need any and all the excuses listed below for reasons why not to "celebrate" this most Hallmark of holidays (probably also inspired by mail carriers and the restaurant industry as well, if I really put my cynical hat on).

Check out the entire February 2012 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. 2/10 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Stoudt's beer)

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/10 - Beer Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Voodoo beer)

@Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 2/14 - Make Sexy Beast Your Valentine (4:00pm; $PAYG for Sexy Beast-centered night of beer and dessert specials)

@Iron Hill, Chestnut Hill, Pa.--- Fri. 2/10 - Oompa Loompa Release Party (5:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG for this beer that was aged for two weeks on Madagascar vanilla beans and cocoa nibs and served on nitro. Limited complimentary chocolate truffles for mug club members.)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/10 - Firkin February (5:00pm; $PAYG as they'll be serving a firkin of cask-conditioned Madness. To celebrate our 1,000th batch, we brewed our award-winning Russian Imperial Stout)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 2/14 - Rewards Program kickoff on Valentine's, with Love (7:00pm; $PAYG to sign up for their new rewards program and drink from a few special taps of Ommegang Aphrodite, Seduction, and Adoration!)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 2/9 - Shangy’s Tap Take-over (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for Avery's Hog Heaven and Dugana, Bell's Two Hearted, Mort Subite Kriek, Southern Tier's Oak-aged Pumking and Creme Brulee, La Chouffe, La Trappe Isidor, Bockor Bellegems Bruin, and more)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 2/10 - Flying Fish Tap Takeover (6:30pm; $PAYG for Exits #4 (bar-top pin) and #8, HopFish, RedFish, Abbey-style Dubbel, ESB, XPA, and a very special BigFish '06)

@Whole Foods, Devon, Pa.--- Thu. 2/9 - Beer Sampling (5:30pm-7:30pm; $Free tasting samples of Flying Fish beer)

Beer and Food events
@Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/11 - Sly Fox Beer LOVERS Dinner (7:00pm-10:00pm; $50/$95 for a menu that will be highlighting chocolate on Chef Jill's menu, with beers perfectly paired by Jesse Albertson.)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 2/12 - Valentine's Beer Dinner (6:00pm-9:00pm; $75 for a four-course menu paired with LoverBeer Madamin, Southern Tier Choklat, Anchorage Love Buzz, AleSmith Horny Devil, Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, and a surprise beer)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 2/15 - Wine vs. Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $60 for a five-course meal paired with wines and the following beers: Malheur Biere Brut, Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles, Timmermans' Bourgogne des Flandres, Young's Double Chocolate Stout, and Timmermans' Strawberry Lambic)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Wed. 2/15 - Beer & Chocolate Pairing (6:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG for a five-course meal paired with Smokin Blonde, Brett Dubbel, Fe 10, Oak-Aged Belgian Quad, and Russian Imperial Stout)

MOVED TO TUESDAY, MARCH 13 @Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 2/14 - The Beers of Winter (7:00pm; $95 for a dinner and "year-end inventory of this crazy aged stuff")

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 2/14 - Valentine's Day Dinner (7:00pm-10:00pm; $55 for a four-course meal paired with four craft brews)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Wed. 2/15 - Sweet and Savory 16 Beer Dinner (6:00pm; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Chocolate Lager, Headwaters Pale Ale, Festbier, Dark Lager, and Vintage Storm King)

Other interesting events with a theme
@Blue Dog, Chalfont, Pa.--- Thu. 2/9 - Suburban debut of Clown Shoes (6:30pm-8:30pm; $PAYG for eight beers including Vampire Slayer Imperial Stout, Blaecorn Unidragon Russian Imperial Stout, Muffin Top Belgian IPA, Tramp Stamp Belgian IPA, Hoppy Feet Black IPA, Supa Hero Imperial IPA, Lubrication American Black Ale, and Clementine Witbier)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/9 - Manayunk Night (6:00pm; $PAYG for six of Manayunk's best like Monk from the Yunk, Yunk Nocturnum, Dreamin IPA, Philadelphia Porter, Rye of the Tiger, and St. Alpha Belgian Amber)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/9 - Arcadia Night (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG as owner Tim Suprise shows up and the bar pours five drafts and a selection of bottles including Coco Loco, Loch Ness Scotch Ale, Hopmouth Double IPA, Sky High Rye, and Shipwreck Porter)

@Jamison Pour House, Jamison, Pa.--- Wed. 2/15 - Dogfish Head Limited Release Party (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for 120 Minute IPA, Fort, Namaste, Olde School Barelywine, Ta Henket, and World Wide Stout)

@Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/10 - Philadelphia Debut of Clown Shoes (12:00pm; $PAYG for Hoppy Feet, Tramp Stamp, Muffin Top, and Vampire Slayer)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Wed. 2/15 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp ($PAYG and see the website for all the details)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/10 - Czech Your Beer - Staropramen Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for this Czech Pilsner from Prague. Buy a Staropramen, get a glass. Other goodies too.)

@Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/9 - Beer Law Forum (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG during a night of debate and conversation around the changing and not-so-changing landscape of Pennsylvania beer and liquor laws. Co-hosted and facilitated by the brewery and Philly Beer Scene. Lew Bryson and State Senator Chuck McIlhinney will make up the esteemed panel.)

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