Thursday, September 20, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: September 20 - September 26

Craft beer wheels keep on rollin' around here. More Oktoberfests, more dinners, more, more, more. Do you want more?! How about nearly 50 entries here on this weekly calendar of events? Go get 'em!

Check out the entire September 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
@Austin Beverage, Collegeville, Pa.--- Fri. 9/21 - Evolution Craft Brewing Sampling (4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Lot 3 IPA, Exile ESB, Primal Pale Ale, Jacques Au Latern, and Lucky 7 Porter)

@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 9/21 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $Free Widmer Bros. tasting samples and the stylings of Mark the Man and the Beer Yard singers as they celebrate the first day of Autumn which arrives tomorrow.)

@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 9/25 - Movie Night (8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for food and beer specials and Avengers on the big screen)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 9/21 - Friday Night Tasting (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sierra Nevada)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 9/26 - Beer Tastings (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Origlio Oktoberfests with Marcus Wilkerson)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Thu. 9/20 & Fri. 9/21 - Smokin' Summer Sendoff (5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Rauchbier, Rauchweizenbock, and Smokin’ Brunette. Smokin’ Blonde Reserve Bottle also available.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Mon. 9/24 - Fall Beer Tasting (8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of a variety of Octoberfest, Pumpkin, Harvest, and other fall seasonal varieties.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 9/21 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for Chester County Bitter and Route 113 IPA)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 9/21 - England vs. Germany ($PAYG for two English casks and two German gravity poured kegs and decide who does it better.)

@Time, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 9/24 - Mother Firkin Monday (Yards IPA) (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate Jim Hensons Birthday with a firkin of dry-hopped Yards IPA)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- every Thursday from 9/20 through 11/1 - Headwaters Happiness (1:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a firkin of Headwaters. We’ll also be offering a free Headwaters Pale Ale Pint glass with every purchase of a Headwaters t-shirt any day (not just Thursdays).

@Wegmans, King of Prussia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/20 - Beer Sampling (5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sly Fox's Wegmans Pub Pale Ale)

@Whole Foods, Devon, Pa.--- Sat. 9/22 - Sour Saturday (12:00 p.m.; $PAYG for 35 bottles to choose from. Highlights from the bottle menu include: BFM Abbaye de St. Bon Chien; Bruery Tart of Darkness; Loverbeer D'uava; Russian River Supplication; Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge; Allagash Confluence; Lost Abbey/New Belgium Mo' Betta Bretta; Stillwater Premium; Jolly Pumpkin (several varieties); Geuze (several varieties including Tilquin, Oud Beersel, Hanssens, Timmermans, Boon Mariage Parfait); and more)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ--- Sat. 9/22 - MGK Brew Blast (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; $45 to sample the finest craft beers in the nation, rock out to the the MGK House Band playing live on the tented deck, all while on one of our nation's most revered Battleships.)

@Four Seasons Hotel "With Love Beer Garden", Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 9/26 - A Beer For All Seasons Fall Release (6:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Spanish Fly, available only at The Four Seasons, brewed in collaboration between the hotel and brewery. The beer is Biere de Garde in style and brewed with yarrow, wormwood, and ginger.)

@General Sutter Inn, Lititz, Pa.--- Mon. 9/24 - Stone Brewery Night (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $PAYG as Lee Marren from Stone will have at least five of their beers on tap.)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 9/20 - Hair of the Dog (fish Head) (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a cask, two Randalls, and 11 other DFH beers including Positive Contact and Punkin.)

@Joulwan Park, Pottsville, Pa.--- Sat. 9/22 - Schuylkill Brewfest (12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $10/$25 for the festival that runs from 12-7pm and the brew tasting/sampling session will be 2-5pm. Beer will be available for purchase throughout the day. We also feature home-brewing demonstrations. We have 5 bands providing a great mix of entertainment throughout the entire day and plenty of food)

@Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Thu. 9/20 - Ballast Point Brewery Night ($PAYG to try some amazing beers never in PA before like Piper Down Scottish Ale, Bourbon Barrel Piper Down, Navigator Doppelbock, Habanero Sculpin, Sexant Oatmeal Stout (Nitro), Big Eye IPA, and more to come.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 9/26 - Third Anniversary Party (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG to enjoy complementary sneak previews from our our brand new menu until 10pm and a special Allagash anniversary tap takeover list, including White, Confluence, Black, Bourbon Black, Victor, Victoria, Fluxus 2010 & 2011, Dubbel, Tripel, Curieux, Yakuza, and Hugh Malone)

@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa.--- Sat. 9/22 - Kan Jam Festival (12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG for all a Kan Jam festival comprised of 64 teams, plenty of great food, beer, and live music)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- each Friday in September - German gravity keg night (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a fresh German gravity keg behind the bar. Featuring beers from Mahr's, Weissenohe, Bayer, and more beers from Franconia.)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 9/25 - Tasty Tuesday with Victory Brewing ($PAYG for a thank you event for a great set of guys and a local brewery for all their help at BCTC. We'll be pouring a few great beers both limited and festively timed for the season.)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 9/20 - Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover ($PAYG to meet brewery rep Jason Cassidy and drink Sierra Nevada's Tumbler, Torpedo, Imperial Pilsner, Floral IPA, Oliva Dubbel, Kölsch, and the collaboration beer with Russian River, Brux.)

@The Stocking Works, Newtown, Pa.--- Sat. 9/22 - Newtown Beer Fest (12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $10/$40/$75 for an outdoor event with over 80 breweries, local food vendors, and local musicians.)

@Tria Fermentation School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 9/21 - Green Mountain Glory (6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $68 for cheeses of Jasper Hill and the beers of Hill Farmstead.)

Food and Beer events
@Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Horsham, Pa.--- Thu. 9/20 - Craft Beer Tasting Dinner (Victory) (7:00 p.m.; $30 for four courses of food paired with Headwaters Pale Ale, HopDevil, Festbier, and Prima Pils)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 9/23 - Pumpkin Festival Brunch (11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; $PAYG for pumpkin beers that should still be on tap and we will have pumpkin pancakes and more.)

@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Tue. 9/25 - Farm To Table Brewmaster's Dinner (7:00 p.m.; $75 for a five-course meal paired with Saison, Oktoberfest, Pig Iron Porter, St. Modestus, and Whitesbog Blueberry Ale)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 9/26 - Artisan Pizza & Beer Pairing (7:30 p.m.; $45 for five styles of pizza paired with Stillwater Stateside Saison, Paulaner Salvator, Tilquin Oude Gueuze, Maine MO, Kasteel Rouge, and Terrapin Moo-Moo Chocolate Milk Stout)

@Uno Chicago Grill, Exton, Pa.--- Wed. 9/26 - Southern Tier Beer Dinner (7:00 p.m.; $55 for a five-course meal paired with 422 Pale Wheat Ale, 2XIPA, Phin & Matt’s Extraordinary Ale, Oak Aged Back Burner, Pumking, and Creme Brulee Stout)

@Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 9/23 - Smoke 'Em If Yous Got 'Em (11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; $25/$50/$60 for a festival with the best smoked beers from around the world offered with some of the finest local BBQ and smoked food in the area. This year we’ve decided to open it up to other beers as well. Over 30 beers in total plus pro and amateur barbecue as well as live music throughout the day from the Keystone Mountain Boys, The Back Doors, and the Kalob Griffin Band.)

Charity and Education
@Canal Street Pub, Reading, Pa.--- Sat. 9/22 - Sips For Scholars (6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; $45 for over a dozen cask conditioned ales to sample plus great raffle prizes to support Berks County Scholars.)

@Perkiomen Township, Pa.--- Sat. 9/22 - Brew Fest Fundraiser (7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; $25 for food and a souvenir glass with paid admission. Home brew competition. Plus, music by "The Fermenters".)

@The New Philadelphia History Museum (formerly Atwater Kent), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/22-Sun. 9/23 - Craft Brewing: It's A Revolution (11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $Free for a special grand opening of our new galleries, including the Philadelphia craft brewing exhibit.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sun. 9/23 - Bike Fresh, Bike Local (7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.; $40/$45 and see the website for all the day's details.)

Oktoberfest Für Alle (and other fall seasonal celebrations)
@Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 9/24-Sat. 9/29 - Oktoberfest ($PAYG or VIP $100; see the website for all the week's detail of events)

@Frankford Avenue/Frankford Hall, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/22 - Oktoberfest Street Festival (12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; $PAYG with various tents hosted by German breweries including Hofbrau and Spaten/Franziskaner, along with local brewing company Great Lakes Brewing Company. Tents will be decorated inside and out with the breweries' own unique style, equipped with tables and chairs for festival-goers. Each brewery will supply a beer truck offering 3 of their beers.)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/22 - Pumpkin Festival (3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a variety of pumpkin beers and a variety of pumpkin foods.)

@Iron Hill, Newark, Del.--- Fri. 9/21 - Oktoberfest Release (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of our traditional German festival beer Oktoberfest.)
@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 9/21 - Oktoberfest Celebration (5:00pm-8:00pm; $PAYG for the Oktoberfest beer release & classic Bavarian fare.)
@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 9/22 - Oktoberfest Celebration (12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.; $PAYG for the Oktoberfest beer release & classic Bavarian fare.)

Let's give the 6-day opening celebration at Two Stones Pub it's own category
@Two Stones Pub, Wilmington, Del.--- Thu. 9/20 - Opening Week - Stone Tap Takeover (4:00 p.m.; $PAYG as they kickoff their opening week with a series of tap takeovers and Stone is getting first crack. Expect to see: Arrogant Bastard; Cali-Belgique; IPA; Levitation; Oaked Arrogant Bastard; Old Guardian; Pale Ale; Ruination; Russian Imperial; Smoked Porter; Sublimely Self-Righteous; 16th Anniversary; Saison Du BUFF; and it looks like we'll have some very special beers on cask as well.)
@Two Stones Pub, Wilmington, Del.--- Fri. 9/21 - An Evening with Evolution (4:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a grand opening tap takeover continuing with Tommy and the gang from Evolution. We'll be pouring some awsome beers from our favorite ex-Delaware brewery, including: Exile; Primal; Lucky 7; Lot #3; Lot #6; Rise Up; Summer Session; Jacques Au Lantern; Spring Migration; Menagerie 7; Morning Wood; and maybe a few surprises.)
@Two Stones Pub, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 9/22 - Ommegang & Duvel (11:00 a.m.; $PAYG to get a taste of Belgium with the following on tap: B.I.D.; Harvest; BPA; Witte; Hennepin; Rare Vos; 3 Philosophers; Seduction; Duvel Single; and Liefmans Cuvee Brut)
@Two Stones Pub, Wilmington, Del.--- Sun. 9/23 - Allagash (10:00 a.m.; $PAYG to stop in and try: White; Dubbel; Tripel; Four; Black; Curieux; Confluence; Fluxus - 2012; and Interlude - 2010)
@Two Stones Pub, Wilmington, Del.--- Mon. 9/24 - PA's Finest (11:00 a.m.; $PAYG as we're bringing some of our favorite Pennsylvania breweries/new neighbors down to help us celebrate our opening week. 8 Yards, 8 Troegs, and 11 Victorys that are just a stone's throw from the PA border.)
@Two Stones Pub, Wilmington, Del.--- Tue. 9/25 - Dogfish Head (11:00 a.m.; $PAYG to round out our insane week of opening celebrations, we'll be hanging out with Dogfish Head and pouring at least 23 of their tastiest treats. Plus, Gumbo will pulling out a few very special bottles.)

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