Thursday, March 22, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: March 22-March 31

Not quite sure what to say about the following 10 days of beer events in and around Philadelphia to close out the month of March 2012. Other than: it's a very long and distinguished list! Take it away. Grab a beer first, though, there are over 40 events of vary heft to wade through.

Check out the entire March 2012 calendar over here.

If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.
Brewery Promos and Samplings
@American Sardine Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/22 - Dogfish Head Drafts (5:00pm; $PAYG for Aprihop, Tweason'Ale, Red & White, Noble Rot, and more)

@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 3/23 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Southampton beers)
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 3/30 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Elysian beers)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/23 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Victory Brewing with Joe Sixpack)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/23 - Sam Adams Tap Takeover (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for New World Tripel, Whitewater IPA, Chocolate Bock, & more)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 3/23 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Lancaster Brewing)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 3/23 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Evil Genius beers)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/22 - Flying Fish Beer Sampling (6:00pm-8:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Flying Fish beers)

@The Foodery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/22 - Thursday Night Sampling (6:00pm-8:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Widmer's new seasonals)
@The Foodery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/29 - Thursday Night Sampling (6:00pm-8:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Leinenkugel's Big Eddy Series)

@Tonelli's Pizza Pub, Horsham, Pa.--- Thu. 3/22 - Ommegang Tap Takeover (4:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG for Three Philosopher's, BPA, Witte, Rare Vos, Hennepin, and Abbey Dubbel.)

@Whole Foods, Devon, Pa.--- Fri. 3/23 - Beer Sampling (5:00pm-8:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's IPA)
@Whole Foods, Devon, Pa.--- Sat. 3/24 - First Saturday of Spring Kegstravaganza (1:00pm; $PAYG)

Big Brewery "Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other events with chutzpah
@Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ--- Fri. 3/30-Sat. 3/31 - Atlantic City Beer and Music Fest: Celebration of the Suds (See website for all the details)

@Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/29-Sun. 4/1 - Starkbierfest ($PAYG for a weekend of the only Starkbier celebration in Philadelphia. Several specialty draft and bottled Bock beers will be featured.)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/29 - Keep the Pint Night (4:30pm; $PAYG for a night of Allagash beers and to keep the glass)

@Fingers Wings and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Wed. 3/28 - Tröegs Tap Takeover (6:00pm; $PAYG for a special tasting menu to pair with Nugget Nectar, Mad Elf, Scratch #55 (Imperial IPA), Scratch #57 (Weizenbock), DreamWeaver Wheat, Pale Ale, and JavaHead Stout)

@all Iron Hill locations in PA, DE, & NJ--- Sat. 3/24 - Firkin March Madness (1:00pm-5:00pm; $PAYG and see website for all details and maddening details)
@all Iron Hill locations in PA, DE, & NJ--- Sat. 3/31 - Firkin March Madness (4:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG and see website for all details and maddening details)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 3/22 - Yards Tap Takeover (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for Bourbon Barrel-Aged George Washington Tavern Porter, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Love Stout, Love Stout, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Olde Bartholomew, and Trubbel De Yards. Plus maybe a few other late additions. Each draft of Yards you order gets a chance to win a growler filled with your choice of Yards beer.)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/24 - Tsar Power Russian Imperial Stout Fest (12:00pm; $PAYG for a lineup that will include at least Avery The Czar, Mikkeller Black Hole, PBC Shackamaximum, Mission Dark Seas, Arcadia Imperial Stout, Ballast Point Sea Monster, Iron Fist Velvet Glove, Weyerbacher Old Heathen, and Dark Horse Plead The 5th)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 3/25 - Savage Sixtel Sunday (7:00pm; $PAYG for a lineup that is sure to impress)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 3/26 - Mad Monday (11:30am; $PAYG for Malheur 6, Malheur 10, Malheur 12, barrel-aged Malheur 12. Plus, a very special treat from Andy at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne....Bruges' De Garre Tripel)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/29 - Clown Shoes Night (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for Blaecorn Unidragon, Hoppy Feet 1.5, Tramp Stamp, and Eagle Claw Fist. Food Specials. Enjoy $1 off Clown Shoes Drafts. Clown Shoes Brewery from Massachusetts is our brewery of the month for March. We will be dedicating a draft line to Clown shoes all of March. Then join us every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday for Clown Shoes draft specials. Also enter our design your own Tramp Stamp Contest. Visit our facebook page for more details.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 3/27 - Local Tuesday Night ($PAYG for a night of plenty with Tröegs Nugget Nectar and many more. Plus, come out to congratulate new father, Nick Johnson.)

@The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/28 - Debut (7:00pm; $PAYG for Samuel Adams New World Tripel, a specialty Barrel Room Collection brew)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 3/22 - Goose Island Tap Takeover (6:30pm; $PAYG as TDR helps continue the unveiling of one of Chicago's best with 312 Urban Wheat, Honker's Ale, IPA, Matilda, Sofie, and Pere Jacques)
@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 3/24 - Hopfest: A Celebration of Hops (12:00pm; $PAYG for a lineup that's due to include Tröegs Nugget Nectar, Russian River Redemption, Bell’s HopSlam, Oskar Blues GUBNA, Dock Street Dark Hoppy Jawn, Sly Fox Oyssey, Iron Hill IPA, Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA, Mananyunk St. Alpha IPA, Port Brewing Wipeout, Victory Ranch R IPA, Boulder Mojo Risin’, Iron Fist the Uprising, Earth, Bread & Brewery IPA, and a cask of Yard’s Dry Hopped IPA)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/30 - Abbeys, Angels, Ports, & Serpents (6:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for Lost Abbey's Deliverance, Serpent Stout, Brandy-Barrel Angel Share, Bourbon-Barrel Angel Share, Port Brewing's Older Viscosity and Midnight Expressions, and one or two Port IPAs. Among the festivities will be a Tomme Arthur look alike contest at 8pm. We will likely have some Port/Lost Abbey goodies too.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/24 - Bell's Big Banging Tap Takeover (2:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG for 10 Bells beers flowing from the taps & one special deal. Drink any 3 Bell's beers on tap and your glass of HopSlam is on us. We will also have some specials on the menu that the great state of Michigan is known for.)

@The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 3/27 - Flying Fish Night (7:00pm; $PAYG for a night featuring Flying Fish beers, including Red Fish and a firkin of Exit 4.)

Food and Beer events
@Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa.--- Sat. 3/24 - Sly Fox Bus Trip and Beer Dinner (10:45am; $110 for a day trip that ends with a dinner at General Sutter Inn back in Lititz. See website for all the details.)

@Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 3/27 - Movie Night, Pizza, and Beer (9:00pm; $PAYG for discounts on food and beer and "We Jam Econo" on the big screen)

@General Sutter Inn, Lititz, Pa.--- Sat. 3/24 - Sly Fox Beer Dinner (5:00pm; $65 for a dinner (only) at the conclusion of the day-long bus trip to Sly Fox. See website for all the details.)

@Iron Hill Brewery, North Wales, Pa.--- Sat. 3/24 & Sun. 3/25 - Brewmaster’s Spring Brunch (12:00pm-3:00pm; $40 for a five-course brunch paired with Irish Dry Stout, Pig Iron Porter, Abbey Dubbel, Saison, and Hefeweizen)

@Sette Luna, Easton, Pa.--- Wed. 3/28 - Beer vs Wine Pairing Dinner (6:30pm-9:30pm; $40 for a five-course dinner face-off between beer and wine pairings)

@The Farmers' Cabinet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/29 - De Struise: A Special Visit for a VIP Pig and Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $75 for a multi-course pig dinner paired with Black Damnation III, Black Damnation IV, Black Damnation VII, Shark Pants, ‘t sjeeses reserva 2010 {bottle}. Also available on tap during the evening will be Pannepot, Pannepeut, Elliot Brew, Black Damnation II, Witte, and Svea IPA)

@Union Barrel Works, Reamstown, Pa.--- Tue. 3/27 - Louisana Style Beer Dinner (6:30pm; $40 for a six-course meal paired with UBW's beers)

Cask gets its own category
@Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa.--- Sat. 3/31 - Cask Beer Festival (3:00pm-6:00pm; $15/$20/$25/$28/$30/$35 for an event that includes cask beers from over a dozen brewers, local jerky, and entertainment)

@Yards, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 3/25 - Real Ale Invitational (1:00pm-5:00pm; $20/$50/$65 for cask beers from over 20 brewers, food, live music, and a commemorative mug)

Homebrewing and Education
@Keystone Home Brew, Montgomeryville, Pa.--- Wed. 3/28 - Brew with De Struise's Urbain Coutteau (7:00pm; $75 for an amazing night of brewing information exchange with a Belgian icon. See website for all the details.)
@Keystone Homebrew, Bethlehem & Montgomeryville, Pa.--- throughout Mar. '12 - Beer Making, Cheese Making, and Wine Making classes (See website for all the class details)

@Drink Philly, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/22 - Skillshare Class: Become One With Your Beer (7:00pm-8:30pm; $20 for a great assortment of brews, instructor-led steps of beer tasting, sampling of a variety of different styles and labels. We’ll discuss how to review a beer, how to store your brews, and what “ABV” means. We’ll also offer a general overview of beer terminology and provide a guide to "Never Drinking Skunked Beer Again.")

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