Thursday, October 25, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 25 - October 31

Nearly 40 events (plus a few I'm missing that I'll count on the viligent amongst you all to let me know about) to close out the beautiful month of October here in the Philadelphia region.

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
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 10/26 - Friday Night Tasting (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Boulder beer)

@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Fri. 10/27 - Free Beer Sampling (4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; $Free)

@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 10/30 - Movie Night (8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for food and beer specials and Dead Alive on the big screen)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 10/29 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Flying Fish)

@Union Jack's, Glenside, Pa.--- Thu. 10/25 - Goose Island Night (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Sophie, Matilda, Pere Jacques, IPA, and Bourbon County Stout. Plus, keep the glass while supplies last)

@Whole Foods, Devon, Pa.--- Wed. 10/31 - Victory Sampling (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Victory's Moonglow, Headwaters, DarkDevil, and more. Ranch DIPA, Victory Village, and more will be on draft for the night)

@Yards Brewing & Lucky 13, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 10/30 - Yards/Lucky 13 Zombie Run (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a special bit of exercise, as we run from the brewery to the bar. Participants will get $3 beers and a Brawler Tee for $10. We will be having face painting to make everyone look more zombie-like (please arrive early to get painted). Lucky 13 will be pouring IPA, Philly Pale, and Love Stout.)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/25 - 1st Anniversary in Philly (2:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of amazing beers to celebrate the first year in Philly)

@BuyRite Parking Lot, Cranbury, NJ--- Sun. 10/28 - Crantoberfest (11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; $20/$25 to listen to some live music, eat some food from local vendors, and wine and beer from over 30 producers)

@Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 10/27 - Thirstoberfest (rain date: Sun. 10/28) (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; $PAYG for more than 25 flagship and limited release beers from our favorite local and stateside craft breweries along with some super rare international goodies. Plus, special dogs from the hot dog truck all day)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 10/25 - Brooklyn Tap Attack (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG as Miles from Brooklyn Brewery will be here slangin' some of his best offerings from NYC's premier brewery)

@Porters Pub, Easton, Pa.--- Thu. 10/25 - Oskar Blues Tap Takeover ($PAYG for a night of Dale's Pale Ale, Ten-Fidy, Old Chub, Deviant Dale's, and G'Knight)

@Side Bar, West Chester, Pa.--- Tue. 10/30 - Goose Island Brewing Event (8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a Goose Island special night of Vintage Ales and Bourbon County brews on tap for your pleasure, including Sofie, Matilda, Imperial IPA, and Bourbon County Stout. And stay for a night of Mystery Box Trivia starting around 9:30 p.m.)

@Sovereign Bank Stadium, York, Pa.-- Sat. 10/27 & Sun. 10/28 - Yorktoberfest (12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.; $Free admission, then $10/$15/$20/$30 to sample beers and wines)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.-- Sat. 10/27 - Spooky and Suckling Pig Roast and Casey Hughes' Birthday Roast too (2:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Flying Fish's Exit 16, Exit 4, Oktoberfish, Hopfish, and many more surprises. $35 for the pig roast which includes the pig and choice of two sides. Costume party later in the evening.)

@West Chester Railroad, West Chester, Pa.-- Sat. 10/27 - Ride The Rails with Boxcar Brewing Company (5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $25/$40 as they provide the food (a rockstar spread), beer (all of our best brews), and live music (stellar West Chester talent of course) at the Glen Mills picnic grove after a nostalgic train ride through picturesque Chester County on 1930’s style train carts.)

Food and Beer events
@Broad Axe Tavern, Ambler, Pa.--- Tue. 10/30 - Southern Tier Beer Dinner ($45 for a five-course meal paired with 422, Harvest, Unearthly, Pumking, and Crème Brulee)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Mon. 10/29 & Tue. 10/30 - Halloween Brewmaster’s Dinner (6:00 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with English IPA, Anvil Ale, Rauchtoberfest, Old Ale [2008], and Great Pumpkin Stout)

@Lafayette Club, York, Pa.-- Fri. 10/26 - Yorktoberfest Wine & Beer Pairing Dinner (7:00 p.m.; $45 for a four-course meal paired with choice of wine or beer)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Mon. 10/29 - Artisanal Cheeses, Fine Meats, and Craft Beers (7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; $45 for a five-course meal paired with Brasserie de Blaugies Saison d'Epeautre, The Bruery Tart of Darkness, Brauerei Ayinger Ur-Weisse, Tröegs Scratch #78 OkTröegerfest, and Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie)

@Tired Hands, Ardmore, Pa.--- Tue. 10/30 - All Hallows Eve Beer Supper (6:30 p.m.; $75 for a five-course meal paired with Ghost Gose, Creature ESB, Vampire IPA, Werewolf Bieré de Garde, Zombie Double India Black Ale, and Black Lagoon Strong Black Saison)

Homebrewing & Education
@Keystone Homebrew, Montgomeryville, Pa.--- Sat. 10/27 - Barrel Brew Club Championship (see website for details)

Fall seasonal celebrations
@Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, Pa.--- Sat. 10/27 - Halloween Party (8:00 p.m.; $10 to dress up like your favorite superhero or villain for a chance to win some great prizes)

@Bierstube Tsingtau, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 10/31 - FranZenstein Fright Fest (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Spaten Franziskaner's Hefeweizen, Dunkel, and Optimator. Costumes encouraged and giveaways from Bierstube and Franziskaner)

@Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/25 - Oktoberfest Happy Hour (5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $30 for bottomless liters of beer. $10 of each ticket sold goes directly to the Center for Literacy to support life-changing education programs and services.)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 10/31 - Halloween Pumpkin Firkin (7:00 p.m.; $PAYG to stop in with your best Halloween Costume as we'll be tapping a firkin of Southern Tier Pumking, Southern Tier Oak-Aged Pumking [2011], Bruery Autumn Maple [2011], and Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin [2011])

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 10/27 - Hardy-Har-Harvest (4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; $PAYG as we tap as many wet-hopped harvest beers that we can find. Comedians Erin "E-Unit" Mulville, Nicole Yates, and more will entertain.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 10/26 & Sat. 10/27 - Welcome Great Pumpkin (5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of our Pumpkin Ale and a pumpkin-inspired menu. At 6 p.m., we'll be tapping a ginormous pumpkin filled with pumpkin ale.)
@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 10/27 - Great Pumpkin Stout Release Party (12:00pm-5:00pm; $PAYG as they release their Great Pumpkin Stout and pumpkin-inspired fare, face painting, pumpkin carving, candied apples and other treats, and a special tapping of a ginormous pumpkin filled with Pumpkin Ale.)
@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Sat. 10/27 - The Month Of Pumpkins (4:00pm-9:00pm; $PAYG for the tapping of the Great Pumpkin and games and prizes)
@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Sat. 10/27 - The Gathering Of The Gourds (12:00 p.m.; $PAYG for pumpkin beers from Iron Hill and guest breweries including Stewart's, Otter Creek, Brooklyn, and Elysian. At 3 p.m., we’ll be tapping a ginormous pumpkin filled with pumpkin ale. Also, pumpkin- and squash-inspired menu features.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Sat. 10/27 - Oktoberfest (12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; $35 for a glass mug, Isaac's Oktoberfest t-shirt, authentic German buffet, 2 draft beers, live accordion music, and chances to win some cool prizes)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 10/31 - Victory Sampling (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $PAYG Halloween fun and tapping of four pumpkin beers including Southern Tier Pumking, Elysian Dark O' The Moon Pumpkin Stout, Timmerman's Pumpkin Lambic, and Bruery Autumn Maple. Also, appropriately-paired food specials on the menu.)

@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)

@Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 10/28-Wed. 10/31 - Harvest Hoedown (3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $PAYG for pumpkin carving contests and plenty of pumpkin and fresh hop beers to go along with a fall-themed menu)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 10/26-Sun. 10/28 - Halloween Blackout Weekend ($PAYG for J.W. Lees Harvest 2011, Emelisse Jack Daniel's Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, t'Smisje Catherine The Great Imperial Stout, Xbeeriment Black Force One, Struise Pannepøt, the Struise/Stillwater Outblack collaboration, and our favorite usual big hitters Klokke Roeland and Tripel van de Garre from Van Steenberge)

@The Sun Inn, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Fri. 10/26 - Oktoberfest Homebrew Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $52 for a four-course meal paired with German Pilsner, Oktoberfest, Altbier, and Weizenbock)

@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Wed. 10/31 - Pumpkin Beer Tasting (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a special pumpkin beer tasting to celebrate Halloween)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Wed. 10/31 - Get Up And Ghoul (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG as contestants should dress as their favorite Victory character, but as a zombie. Every contestant has a chance to win a raffle item throughout the night, and the final 4 contestants will be handsomely rewarded)

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