Thursday, April 05, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 5 - April 11

April's coming in like a lion, or at least it is in terms of the beer event calendar around these Philly parts. Read on...

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
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 4/6 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Evil Genius)

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

@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 4/5 - Charity Cask Night (5:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for "Chocolate-covered Cherry Stout", to benefit the March of Dimes organization)

@Blue Dog, Lansdale, Pa.--- Fri. 4/6 - Victory Beer Tasting (6:30pm; $PAYG for Victory Dark Lager, Braumeister Pils, and Ranch R IPA. Buy a pint get a free pint glass.)

@Capone's, Norristown Pa.--- Wed. 4/11 - Anderson Valley meetup (6:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for a few limited specialities plus some of the usual suspects as the owner of AVBC joins in on the fun.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/6 - Dogfish Head Good Fish Friday (5:00pm; $PAYG for several Dogfish Head seasonals, rarities, and specialties. Dogfish Head's off-centered ales will be complimented by a small bites menu capturing the Goodfish spirit).

@Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/6 - Beer Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples of Great Lakes)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/5 - Keep the Pint Night (4:30pm; $PAYG for a night of Alesmith beers and glassware to take home)

@Iron Hill Brewery, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 4/6 - Firkin Friday (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for a cask of Irish Red Ale, hopped with Citra)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 4/6 - Incubus Friday (11:30am; $PAYG for draught version of Sly Fox's incredible Belgian-style Tripel pours until the keg kicks, usually by 7pm.)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/6 - First Friday Free Tasting (5:30pm-7:30pm; $Free tasting samples of Lancaster Brewing beers)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other events with gusto
@Ethical Society of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/5 - 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.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 4/5 - Victory Tap Takeover (7:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for Ranch R, St. Boisterous, Éclat Lager, and several more)

@Tatooed Mom's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/7 - Split Thy Skull (1:00pm-5:00pm; $PAYG for this annual day of pre-Easter excess focused primarily on barleywines.)

@The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 4/11 - Four draft night with Dogfish Head (4:00pm; $PAYG)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/6 - Get Your Goat On (6:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG for the super-rare Genny Bock as well as Genny 12 Horse Ale bottles, one of the original good beers back in those dark days before microbrews, Genny Cream Ale bottles, and Genessee lager bottles too.)
@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/6 - Sixpoint Sabotage (8:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for Sixpoint Diesel, Bengali Tiger, Harbinger Saison, Mad Scientist Cran-Porter, Mad Scientist, and more.)

@The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 4/10 - Miss Sweet Action with Sixpoint Brewery (7:00pm; $PAYG for what promises to be a memorable event)

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

@Union Jack's on the Manatawny, Boyertown, Pa.--- Sat. 4/7 - Easter Hopfest (11:00am; $PAYG for Avery Maharajah, Ballast Point Sculpin, Bell's Hopslam, Clown Shoes Supa Hero, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, Firestone Walker Double Jack, Founders Double Trouble, Ithaca Flower Power, Moylan's Hopsickle, Russian River Blind Pig, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Sixpoint Resin, Terrapin Hopzilla, Victory Ranch R, Wild Onion Hop Slayer, and a firkin of Firestone Walker Union Jack)

Food and Beer events
@Crest Tavern, Wildwood Crest, NJ--- Sat. 4/7 - Spring Craft Beer Tasting (12:00pm-4:00pm; $25 for tastings from at least a dozen different breweries and beer distributors)

@Leaf Cigar Bar, Easton, Pa.--- Wed. 4/11 - Weyerbacher Beer Dinner (6:00pm-9:00pm; $69.99 for a four-course meal paired with Verboten, Merry Monks, Heresy, Insanity, and Riserva)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 4/10 - The Beers of the Cellar (7:00pm; $95 for a beer dinner that will feature from among the following: 1987 JW Lees Harvest Ale, 1996 Samichlaus, 1996 Cantillon Iris, 1997 Liefmans Kriek, 1998 Dupont Avec Les Bon Veoux, 1999 Victory Old Horizontal, 1999 Chimay Grand Reserve, 1999 Cidre Bouchre De Normande, 2004 Cantillon Grand Cru, 2007 Cantillon Kriek, and/or Port Brewing Mother of All Beer)

@Rino's Restaurant & Pizzeria, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 4/5 - Magic Hat Beer Dinner (6:00pm-9:00pm; $35 for a five-course meal paired with beers from Magic Hat)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 4/11 - Quizzo Game Night (7:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for Beer and Food specials during Quizzo night)

@Tria, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/5 - Ice, Ice (Baby) Beer (6:30pm-8:00pm; $55 for great beers that undergo "fractional freezing," meaning they're brewed in the usual manner and then chilled to 24 to 28 degrees. Tom Baker will take us on four Earth beers in both before and after guises. Plus we'll throw in a German Eisbock, the style that inspired this whole creative adventure.)

POSTPONED UNTIL MAY '12 @Valley Tavern, (inside the Valley Forge Casino Resort) King of Prussia, Pa.--- Tue. 4/10 - Guinness Beer Dinner (6:00pm-9:00pm; $TBD for a four-course meal paired with Smithwick's, Harp, Guinness, and Black Lager.)

Baseball season here again
@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/5 - Sunshine Pils and Phils (1:35pm; $PAYG for the Fightin' Phils on our all of our TVs, $3 cans of Pikeland Pils, Hot Dog specials, and Sly Fox giveaways.)

@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Thu. 4/5 - Phightin Phils Season Opener (12:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for the special release “So Cuttered” Hoppy Wheat for Mug Club Members only and enjoy it with one of our specially-prepared “Phillies inspired” hot dogs.)
@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Thu. 4/5 - Phightin Phils Season Opener (12:00pm-5:00pm; $PAYG for the newly-released Phightin Phils Pils and specially-prepared “Phillies inspired” hot dogs.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Thu. 4/5 - Phightin Phils Season Opener (12:00pm-5:00pm; $PAYG for the newly-released Phightin Phils Pils and specially-prepared “Phillies inspired” hot dogs.)
@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Mon. 4/9 through Sun. 4/15 - Phightin Phils Home Opener Week ($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
@Keystone Homebrew, Bethlehem & Montgomeryville, Pa.--- throughout Mar. '12 - Beer Making, Cheese Making, and Wine Making classes (See website for all the class details)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 4/11 - Monthly Beer School (4:00pm; $Free for some in-depth beer training right along side our staff. Small pours of B. United Imports' beer we will discuss are being offered as our treat to you during the class.)

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