Thursday, October 11, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 11 - October 17

If you're not in Denver for GABF, there will be more than enough things to keep you occupied around the home base over the next seven days. Go get 'em.

Check out the entire October 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
@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 10/16 - Movie Night (8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for beer and food specials and Basket Case on the big screen)

@French Quarter Bistro, Royersford, Pa.--- Sat. 10/13 - Grand Re-Opening Party (12:00 p.m.; $PAYG)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 10/15 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Great Lakes)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- each Monday in October - Fall Beer Tasting (8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; $Free tastings of beers from the season)

@South Philadelphia Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 10/15 - La Trappe - A Visit from the Netherlands (6:00 p.m.; $PAYG as Belgium comes to SPTR and Chef Scott Schroeder serves up his version of Chimay Brand Ambassador Luc "Bobo" Van Mechelen's favorite Flemish soup. Enjoy draughts of Chimay White alongside bottles of Red and Blue.)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Alla Spina, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 10/16 - La Trappe/Koningshoeven Night (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $PAYG for a tap takeover of four drafts with the option to build your own flight. The first lucky few to order full glasses will get a LaTrappe goblet to drink from and take home.)

@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/11 - Dark Horse Brewing Night (4:00 p.m.; $PAYG Amber Ale, Belgianator, Black Bier, Blueberry Honey Biscuit Monkey, Boffo Brown, Crooked Tree IPA, Edacsac Dekoorc Eert, F.F. Dekoorc Eert, Fore Smoked Stout, Homo Sapien Raspberry Trip Ale, Kmita Kolsch, Oktoberfest, One Oatmeal Stout [2011], Plead the 5th Imperial Stout, Raspberry Ale, Rod, Sapient Trip Ale, Scotty Karate, Thirsty Trout Baltic Porter, Too Cream Stout, and Tres Blueberry Stout)

@Chestnut 7, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/11 - Pumpkin Tap Takeover (4:00 p.m.; $PAYG to enjoy live music while sipping on Southern Tier Pumking, Manayunk Brewery’s Nitro Yunkin Punkin, Devious Imperial Pumpkin, and many more)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/11 - After Hour Arias with Center City Opera Theater & Unibroue (7:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; $PAYG for Unibroue Beer & food pairings and Specials starting at 7pm & a performance by the Center City Opera Theater at 9pm. Draft list TBD but look for favorites like Ephemere, Maudite, and more.)

@Fingers, Wings, and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Wed. 10/17 - Southern Tier Tap Takeover (6:00 p.m.; $PAYG for tasty seasonal foods including German Wurst Platter, our Southern Tier Pumking Adobe Wing Sauce and other Southern Tier inspired treats from the FWOT kitchen along with outstanding beers of Southern Tier including Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Choklat Imperial Stout, Harvest Ale, Gemini Imperial Blended Unfiltered Ale, 2xIPA Double India Pale Ale, and Porter)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Thu. 10/11 - Abbatia Octo 8 Dubbel Release Party (8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for this beer brewed exclusively for Iron Abbey by Manayunk Brewing Company who will send brewers Doug and Evan for this special night unveiling the Belgian-style Dubbel with Cherries)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 10/11 - Starr Hill Tap Takeover (8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG as the Charlottesville, Va. brewery comes to town)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Tue. 10/16 - Goose Island Tap Takeover (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG for lots of Goose Island goodies, including Bourbon County Stout)

@South Philadelphia Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/11 - Eat and Drink Like a Belgian, With a Belgian (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG to drink draughts of Isid'or, White, Dubbel, and Quad while meeting the men responsible for bringing La Trappe to the US- Erwin Klijn, export manager of La Trappe, and Lanny Hoff, founder of Artisanal Imports. Plus when you order a La Trappe, you'll get a free glass.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 10/16 - Two Beers. One Cup. The Series. (6:00 p.m.; $PAYG as they mix up Weyerbacher beers in the same glass.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/11 & Fri. 10/12 - Guinness Believer (6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., & 9:00 p.m.; $Free)

Food and Beer events
@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 10/17 - Lagunitas Beer Dinner (7:00 p.m.; $60 for a five-course meal paired with Lagunitas' Pils, Daytime, Dogtown Pale Ale, IPA, and A Little Sumpin' Wild)

@Square 1682, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 10/14 - Cheesesteak Challenge (2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; $25 for an afternoon of entertainment, competition, fun, and Victory beer pairing samples)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Wed. 10/17 - Fall Harvest Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $TBD to start eating heartier and dressing warmer and what better way to kick it off than with our Fall Festival week beers paired with awesome big harvest food.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Thu. 10/11 - Harvest Beer Dinner (6:00 p.m.; $55 for a five-course fall food and beer dinner)

Charity and Education
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 10/17 - Monthly Beer School (5:00 p.m.; $Free to learna and drink along side the bar staff)

@The Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 10/12 - Beer and Brewing 101 (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $39.97)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.--- Fri. 10/12 - Beef and Beer to benefit The Officer Brad Fox Fund (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG)

Oktoberfest Für Alle (and other fall seasonal celebrations)
@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Mon. 10/8-Wed. 10/17 - 10 Days of Pumpkins, Octoberfests, and IPAs ($PAYG for everything that the title suggests)

@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Fri. 10/12 - The Month Of Pumpkins (5:00pm-10:00pm; $PAYG for Cask-conditioned Flavored Pumpkin Ale)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Fri. 10/12 & Sat. 10/13 - Fall Festival (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG as Gumbo is taking over 16 of our taps & pouring the tastiest autumn beers that he can get his hands on. Expect to taste Dogfish Head Punkin', Evolution Jacques au Lantern, Schlafly Oktoberfest, Brooklyn oktoberfest, Troegs Troegenator, Victory Festbier, Ayinger Oktoberfest, Southern Tier Pumking, Schlafly Pumpkin, Yuengling Oktoberfest, Brooklyn The Concoction, Elysian Night Owl, Coney Island Barrel-Aged Blockhead and more. German- and Belgian-inspired dishes, certainly Stigz' Sauerbraten)

@Wegmans, Malvern, Pa.--- Thu. 10/11 - Pub Oktoberfest Beer & Food Celebration (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG to join us out on the Patio for some amazing food and, of course, great beer to celebrate the return of Oktoberfest.)
@Wegmans, King of Prussia, Pa.--- Fri. 10/12 - Pub Oktoberfest Beer & Food Celebration (5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG to join us out on the Patio for some amazing food and, of course, great beer to celebrate the return of Oktoberfest.)
@Wegmans, Collegeville, Pa.--- Sat. 10/13 - Pub Oktoberfest Beer & Food Celebration (4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $PAYG to join us out on the Patio for some amazing food and, of course, great beer to celebrate the return of Oktoberfest.)

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