Thursday, May 10, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: May 10 - May 16

Guess what? You can register for one of Philly Beer Week's most diverse events tonight at Philadelphia Runner and get free Dock Street Beer! As you know, this is the event I'm co-organizing with Dock Street and I'd be might pleased, and honored, if you'd join us that afternoon & whether or not you run.

Plenty more great-looking beer events from free to not-so-free to keep you hydrated as the weather heats up this spring. Get out there and enjoy!

Check out the entire May 2012 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 5/11 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples from Ommegang)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 5/15 - Fegley's Brew Works Night (7:00pm; $PAYG as they tap four Brew Works specialty drafts along with food specials from the kitchen. Enjoy $1 off Brew Works drafts & flights.)
@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/10 - Dinner, Beer, & A Movie (9:00pm; $PAYG for a night of food, beer, and Monty Python's Holy Grail on the big screen.)

@Pearly Baker's, Easton, Pa.--- Fri. 5/11 - Meet The Brewer (5:00pm-7:00pm; $PAYG as Beau Baden from Fegley's Brew Works shows up to enjoy some beers and talk shop)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Mon. 5/14 - Storm King Monday (11:30am; $PAYG to celebrate the first day of American Craft Beer Week with a 2003 vintage keg of Storm King Stout. Explore the flavor transformation that Storm King has when paired with three distinct tapas.)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@12 Steps Down, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/10 - Founder's Tap Takeover (9:00pm; $PAYG for a lineup and charity raffle of Founder's beers)

@Chestnut 7, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/10 - Allagash Tap Takeover (4:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG for White, Black, Victor, Victoria, Curieux, and Fluxus)

@Fingers Wings and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Wed. 5/16 - Founders Tap Takeover (6:00pm; $PAYG for featured beers from Founders including: Breakfast Stout; Double Trouble; Porter; Dirty Bastard; Red’s Rye; Centennial IPA; and Pale Ale)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 5/10 - Weyerbacher Tap Takeover & Firkin (6:00pm; $PAYG for a night of fun and beer from Weyerbacher)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/12 - Don't Block the Bocks (All day; $PAYG for a handful of Bocks from local breweries like Sly Fox, Stoudt's, Victory, Lancaster, Ramstein, and Tröegs. The kitchen will be serving up brats, bockwurst, and the delectable raw milk cheeses of Birchrun Hills Farm. The winner of last year's Sly Fox Goat Race, the 3-legged upstart, Peggy, will be visiting from Noon until 3 p.m.)

@Kelly Drive/Schuylkill River, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 5/11 & Sat. 5/12 - Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta – “Love Local” Beer & Wine Garden (11 a.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG to kick it riverside and watch all the rowing action from our “Love Local” Beer Garden featuring delicious draft brews from Yards, Victory, Philadelphia Brewing, and Manayunk. Beer not your thing? That’s no problem. We’ll be pouring Chaddsford Winery wines and featuring their new Sangria popsicles)

@Mount Hope Estate, Manheim, Pa.--- Sat. 5/12 - Brewfest at Mount Hope (11:00am-3:00pm, 4:30pm-8:30pm; $15/$20/$40/$45 for unlimited sampling, free food, live musical entertainment and access to an array of vendors selling beer-related merchandise.)

@Nodding Head, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/12 - Monkey Madness (3:00pm-6:00pm; $PAYG as Gordon will be recreating our famous Monkey Knife Fight-lemon grass and ginger beer. He has already created 3 versions and is brainstorming with Fava on a few more.)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa.--- Fri. 5/11 - Stoudt's Epic Anniversary Party (6:00pm-11:00pm; $35/$145/$290 for new beer releases, cheeses, bread, music, dancing, and optional hotel packages)

@Tapestry, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/10 - Flying Fish Tap Takeover (7:00pm; $PAYG for Exit 8, Exit 13, Exit 4, Abbey Dubbel, HopFish, and Farmhouse Summer Ale.)

@Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, Pa.--- Sat. 5/12 - Washington Crossing Brewfest (12:30pm-4:30pm; $10/$40 for over 50 breweries and live music from Shabby Road and Up2Snuff)

Food and Beer events, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 5/16 - Allagash Beer Pairing Menu ($65 or a la carte to drink Allagash's Tripel, Quad, Curieux, Victor, and Victoria paired with food from the acclaimed near Rittenhouse Square)

@Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa.--- throughout May 2012 - Spargelfest ($PAYG as every Thursday through Sunday in May, Chef Jeremy Nolen will be preparing some special dishes highlighting asparagus. An amazing draft/bottle list packed with tons of delicious beers to pair with the courses.)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 5/10 - Artisan Cheese and Beer Pairing (6:00pm & 8:00pm seatings; $35 for four courses of cheese paired with Lodestone Lager, English India Pale Ale, Chocolate-Coconut Belgian Single, and American Brown Ale)

@Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Wed. 5/16 - Lancaster (England) Beer Dinner (6:00pm; $50 for a four-course meal paired wtih Lancaster Amber, Lancaster Blonde, Lancaster Black, and Lancaster Red)

Homebrewing, Charity, and Education
@Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa.--- throughout May 2012 - Liters for Litters ($PAYG as every Saturday in May from opening until 5 p.m., 50% of all draft beer sales will go to PAWS. Order a liter and get a raffle ticket for a great prize.)

@Keystone Homebrew, Bethlehem & Montgomeryville, Pa.--- throughout May 2012 - Beer Making, Cheese Making, and Wine Making classes (See website for all the class details)

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