Thursday, May 17, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: May 17 - May 23

Saturday, May 19 looks like the beer day to end all beer days. Take your pick, you've got plenty of options.

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. 5/18 - Friday Night Sampling (5:00pm-7:00pm; $Free tasting samples from Southampton)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/17 - Brooklyn Brewery Beer Sampling (7:00pm-9:00pm; $Free tasting samples from Brooklyn Brewery)
@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 - Kona Tap Takeover (7:00pm-9:00pm; $15 for unlimited refills and you keep the glass)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 - 15th Anniversary Party (3:00pm; $PAYG for fun and games and food and beer all day and in to the night with late night in the Abbey Bar)

@Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ--- Sat. 5/19 - AC Beer vs. Wine (7:00pm-11:00pm; $40/$70/$75/$80 for a festival that will showcase 15 American craft breweries, 15 American wineries, and Atlantic City's finest restaurants. During this event, attendees will have a chance to sample what local restaurateurs have prepared to enhance the taste of participating beers and wines in order for attendees to decide which completes each dish best, beer or wine. Throughout the night, local chefs will perform cooking demos while beer enthusiast and sommeliers host seminars and hot debates on all subjects beer and wine.)

@Cannstatter Volkfest Verein, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 - Northeast Philadelphia Beer Festival (1:00pm-5:00pm; $30/$35 for some of the best local bands, great food, and 50+ beers from all over the world.)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 - Brandywine Valley Craft Brewer's Festival (1:00pm-5:00pm; $5/$45/$50 for 25 Local Breweries with Live Music all day)

@Phoenix Sports Club, Feasterville, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 - Hampton BrewFest (1:00pm-5:00pm; $10/$35/$40/$45 for a souvenir tasting glass for unlimited beer and wine tasting from local and regional brewers and wineries. All ticket holders can enjoy four hours of great live music for their listening and dancing pleasure, in addition to browsing our retail product vendors. Food will be available for purchase from various local restaurants.)

@South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 - Wheat Beer Fest (12:00pm; $TBD for nearly 30 wheat beers)

@The Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 - Mayfair May Fair (5:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for a day of fun for all ages. From Noon to 6 p.m., Frankford Avenue from Wellington to Friendship Street will host a number of events. The fun continues from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. down at the south end. **Live music from several acts on the 6200 block of Frankford Avenue, Art Fair, 6200 block of Frankford Avenue, Car show, and Yards Brewing Night at The Grey Lodge Pub.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 5/22 - Philly Beer Scene Best Of Awards Show (7:30pm-10:30pm; $10/$15 & $PAYG bar. Joe Gunn from Jose Pistolas hosts the annual awards show to bring attention to the best that the Philly beer landscape has to offer.)

@York Fairgrounds, York, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 & Sun. 5/20 - Yorktoberfest Beer Garden (1:00pm-6:00pm; $15 for a tour of the rich history of PA brews)

Food and Beer events
@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.)

@Wedge + Fig, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/17 - Beer Garden Blast with Sixpoint Brewery (7:00pm-9:00pm; $6 for three cheeses paired with three of Jersey Dan's favorite Sixpoint ales.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting (7:30pm; $47 for beers, grilled cheeses, and dessert. Vegetarian options as well.)

Homebrewing, Charity, and Education
@Appalachian Brewing Company, Camp Hill, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 - Home Brew Festival/Expo (12:00pm-4:00pm; $20 to sample from all of the Home Brewers and a buffet lunch, as well as a chance to vote for the Crowd Favorite, the Most Unique, and the Best at Show.)

@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.)

@Drink Philly, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 5/17 - Beer 601: Advanced Beer Studies with Dock Street (7:00pm-9:00pm; $20)

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

@West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 5/19 - Beer Barons to Homebrewers: Tour The Past. Taste The Present. (1:00pm-5:00pm; $25 for a tour of burial sites of brewers interred at Laurel Hill Cemetery and will continue with a tour, tasting, craft beer samplings, gourmet food, and reception at West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Both tours will be led by Pennsylvania brewery historian Rich Wagner.)

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