Thursday, April 12, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 12 - April 18

Easter has passed, so has baseball's opening day. The cherry blossoms have come and gone, but the beer calendar rocks on. Here's a look at the next seven days in and around the wonderful beer region of Philadelphia.

Check out the entire April 2012 calendar over here.

If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.
Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/12 - Sly Fox Night (4:00pm; $PAYG for a sick lineup of healthy beer from Sly Fox like: Belgian Blonde, Belgian Dubbel, Dunkel Lager, Foxtrack Ale, Gang Aft Agley Scotch, Helles Lager, Oatmeal Stout, Odyssey Imperial IPA, O’Reilly’s Irish Stout, Phoenix Pale, Pikeland Pils, Pughtown Porter, Route 113 IPA, Royal Weiss, Saison Brune, and Seamus Irish Red)

@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 4/13 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Southampton beers)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/13 - Friday Night Tasting (4:00pm-6:00pm; $Free tsting samples of Old Dominion beers)

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/13 - Beer Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Sly Fox beers)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 4/13 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Great Lakes beers)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 4/12 - Central Waters Night ($PAYG for drafts of Brewhouse Coffee Stout, Glacial Trail IPA, Illumination Double IPA, Peruvian Morning (BBl aged Brewhouse), and Bourbon Barrel Stout. Bottles of Bourbon-barrel Barleywine and Bourbon-barrel Cherry Stout)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 4/12 - Patio Opening Luau (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG to usher in Spring with the opening of our patio! We’re bringing the islands to Media with luau-themed food features, best Hawaiian dressed contest, and hourly raffles for Mug Club members. On tap will be a special Chocolate-Coconut Belgian Single, a 4.8% ABV Belgian single brewed and aged on chocolate and roasted coconut chips.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/12 - Happy Hour with Flying Fish Brewing Co. (5:00pm-7:00pm; $PAYG for your first taste of Farmhouse Summer Ale (firkin tapping at 5 p.m.) for the season, Exit 8 (Chestnut Brown Ale), Exit 4 (American Tripel), Extra Pale Ale, and Hopfish IPA)

@Revolution House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/12 - Flying Fish "Buy The Glass" Night (7:00pm-9:00pm; $12 for two hours of unlimited Flying Fish drafts, bar snacks and a Flying Fish pint glass. We will be featuring Flying Fish E.S.B., Hopfish IPA, & Farmhouse Summer Ale Seasonal.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/14 - Tröegs Beer Sampling (6:00pm-8:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Tröegs beers)

@Wegmans, Malvern, Pa.--- Sun. 4/15 - Beer Sampling (1:00pm-4:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Flying Fish beers)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/14 - Bockbierfest (6:00pm-11:00pm; $10/$25 for unlimited Maibock beer, music, dancing, food, and prizes.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/21 - BeerBQ Spring Festival (12:00pm-4:00pm; $45 for all-you-can-eat Barbeque, Great Lakes Brews, and Live Music by Red Team Go on the Patio!)

@Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Del.--- Thu. 4/12 - Brews & Bowties (6:00pm-9:00pm; $60 to sample specialty beers from the region's finest craft breweries, nosh on tasty hors d'oeuvres, listen or dance to live music, and, if you like, learn how to tie a bowtie like a proper socialite. All net ticket sales are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.)

@Fingers Wings and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Wed. 4/18 - Sam Adams Tap Takeover (6:00pm; $PAYG for some of the rare limited release beers from this pioneering craft brewer and some of their now classic beers. You can also count on some tasty Sam Adams inspired treats from the FWOT kitchen. Griffin’s Bow Oaked Blond Barleywine, Imperial White Double White Ale, New World Belgian Tripel, Chocolate Bock, Cherry Wheat, Boston Lager, Summer Ale, and more)

@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Sat. 4/14 - The West Chester Beer Ladies brew day (9:00am-3:00pm; $PAYG as the West Chester Beer Ladies have their opportunity to brew their collaboration beer with the crew at Iron Hill in West Chester.)

@Manayunk Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/28 - 14th Annual Brew Fest (1:00pm-5:00pm; $25/$45 for two dozen breweries and over 50 craft beers all outside on the banks of the Schuylkill River.)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 4/16 - Mad Monday with Duvel/Ommegang (11:30am; $PAYG for Duvel Single, Ommegang Hennepin, Ommegang Aphodite, and Ommegang Seduction. PLUS, Tickets to our Sierra Nevada / Russian River dinner also go on sale at 11:30 today.)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 4/14 - Southern Tier Brewery Promotion (12:00pm; $PAYG for Iniquity Imperial Black Ale, Imperial Choklat, Unearthly Imperial IPA, Oak Aged Pumking, Gemini, Imperial Oat, Eurotrash Pilz, Oak Aged Backburner, and a firkin of 2 XIPA)
@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Wed. 4/18 - Firkin' Off, Tale of the Tape (6:45pm; $PAYG for a matchup of Sly Fox Brewer’s Select Zythos and Victory HopDevil)

@The Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 4/16 - A Beer Four All Seasons (6:00pm; $PAYG for the latest in the collaboration series with the prestigious hotel, a Caliente Golden Ale brewed with Agave Nectar and chiles.)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/13 - Friday the Firkinteenth (12:00pm; $PAYG for the one and truly only celebration of cask beer on every Friday the 13th.)

@TJ's, Paoli, Pa.--- Tue. 4/10-Sat. 4/14 - Featured Brewery Week ($PAYG for Southern Tier's Gemini, Unearthly, Oak Aged Unearthly, Iniquity, Oak Aged Back Burner, Oak Aged Pumking, Choklat, Oat, 2XIPA, and IPA)

Food and Beer events
@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Tue. 4/17 - Love Thy Neighbor (Weyerbacher) Beer Dinner (7:00pm-10:00pm; $50/$95 for a four-course meal paired with Weyerbacher's Blanche, Slam Dunkel, Heresy, and Fifteen and Fegley’s Brew Works' Space Monkey, Chain Link Pilsener, Black Friday Bourbon Barrel Wee Heavy, and Smoked Doppelbock)

@Eclat Chocolate, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 4/13 - Eclat Chocolate & Beer tutored pairings (6:30pm, 8:30pm; $45 for four delectable pairings)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 4/18 - Avery Beer Dinner (7:00pm; $60 for a five-course meal paired with White Rascal, Ellie's Old Brown, The Maharaja, Salvation, and The Czar)

@Iron Hill, Chestnut Hill, Pa.--- Fri. 4/13 - Beer & Cheese Pairings (5:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG four of our beers with cheese selections from Chestnut Hill Cheese Shop located just across Germantown Avenue.)

@Lemon Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 4/16 - Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover and Beer Dinner (5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm; $PAYG for happy hour and $60 for a happy hour and two dinner seatings featuring Brooklyn Brewery's Dry Irish Stout, Mary's Maple Porter, Sorachi Ace, Pennant Ale '55, Summer Ale, and Brooklyner Weisse and Local 1 and Local 2 bottles)

@Philadelphia Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/13 - Greensgrow Farms Whole Hog (6:00pm-9:00pm; $50/$75 for an expansive whole hog head-to-tail buffet menu from local Riverward restaurants and chefs and includes vegetarian options and dessert. The meal will be accompanied by some of Philadelphia's finest beers on tap, wine, and live swing/rockabilly band-Delco Nightingale.)

@Tria, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/20 - The British Invasion (6:30pm-8:00pm; $60 for British-style and British-inspired ales presented by Daniel Endicott, co-brewer/owner of Ambler, PA's brand new Forest & Main Brewing Company and cheeses presented by Rich Morillo from Di Bruno Bros.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Mon. 4/16 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds: Beer & Cheese (6:00pm; $30 to hang out with local women cheese makers and a few other guests to bring you a ladies-only night complete with appetizers available early on and plenty of beer and cheese to sample and discuss.)

Trying to turn the Phils first week around
@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Mon. 4/9 through Sun. 4/15 - Phightin Phils Home Opener Week ($PAYG for Phillies-inspired, Beers and Dogs all week long. Eight special beers inpired by and named for the team’s starting lineup will be on tap along with seven Ballpark style 1/4 pound dogs.)

Homebrewing and Education
@Drink Philly, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/12 - Skillshare Class: Become One With Your Beer (7:00pm-8:30pm; $25 to be led through the steps of beer tasting, sampling 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.”)

@Keystone Homebrew, Bethlehem & Montgomeryville, Pa.--- throughout Mar. '12 - Beer Making, Cheese Making, and Wine Making classes (See website for all the class details)

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