Thursday, October 04, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: October 4 - October 10

October 4-10. Beer Calendar. Philly edition. Go. Less words, more doing. Phew.

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
@Brew, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 10/5 - Chimay Tasting (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples as they'll be pouring Chimay Red, White, and Blue)

@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 10/9 - Movie Night (8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for discounted food and beer and Eyes Without A Face on the big screen)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 10/5 - Friday Night Tasting (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sierra Nevada beer)

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

@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa.--- Fri. 10/5 - Incubus Friday (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for the incredible Belgian-style Tripel until the keg kicks)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 10/5 - Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Origilio brands)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.--- Thu. 10/4 - Thursday Night Sampling (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $Free tasting samples)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Drink Philly HQ, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 10/5 - First Friday (5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $Free beer from Sly Fox and food from The Continental)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/4 - 10-Four Good Buddy (4:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; $PAYG for several special beer/food pairings because, like good buddies, they go well together and compliment each other.)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 10/4 - Weyerbacher Tap Takeover ($PAYG for Autumn Fest, Imperial Pumpkin, Whiskey, Last Chance IPA, Merry Monks, Double Simcoe, Insanity, Quad, and Heresy)

@KOP Mall Parking Lot, King of Prussia, Pa.--- Fri. 10/5-Sat. 10/6 - King of Prussia Beerfest Royale ($15-$85 for a celebration of local craft beer and German beer over two days in two tents with more than 3,000 beer aficionados)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 10/8 - Mad Monday with Russian River Brewing Company (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for an incredible show of fundraising. Only bring cash.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 10/4 - Yards Tap Takeover (6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Love Stout, Thomas Jefferson Golden Ale, IPA, Philadelphia Pale Ale, Cape of Good Hope DIPA, Brawler, George Washington Tavern Ale, ESA, Ben Franklin Spruce Ale, plus some special releases)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 10/9 - Two Beers. One Cup. The Series. (6:00 p.m.; $PAYG for an inappropriate night of blending beers from Left Hand and Fegley's)

Food and Beer events
@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 10/7 - Harvest Brunch (11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; $PAYG for the harvest beers still on tap and Chef Kevin will have a variety of fresh harvest breakfast specials)

@Shula's Steak House, Center Valley, Pa.--- Thu. 10/4 - Victory Beer Dinner (6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $65 for a four-course meal paired with Headwaters Pale Ale, Golden Monkey, HopDevil, Festbier, and Storm King Stout)

@The Belgian Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/4 - The World Atlas of Beer Dinner (7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; $60 for a dinner to follow the earier meet 'n' greet at Monk's)

Charity and Education
@Fegley's Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 10/4 - Charity Cask Night (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG with cask sales to benefit Itty Bitty Kitty)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/4 - The World Atlas of Beer Book Signing (5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; $PAYG to meet Stephen Beaumont and Tim Webb, authors of a new book)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 10/10 - Beer School (4:00 p.m.; $Free to learn alongside bar staff about Paco Laborde's favorite Halloween-themed beers)

@South Philadelphia Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 10/4 - Founders Breakfast Stout Season Kickoff (4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a happy hour discount on Breakfast Stout and to drink other Founders draughts, including the super rare Backstage Series release, Frangelic Mountain Brown Ale)

Oktoberfest Für Alle (and other fall seasonal celebrations)
@Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, Pa.--- ongoing through 10/7 - Oktoberfest ($PAYG for German beers and traditional German fare from the kitchen)

@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Mon. 10/8-Wed. 10/17 - 10 Days of Pumpkins, Octoberfests, and IPAs ($PAYG for just exactly what the title describes)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 10/7 - Pumpkin Smash (1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; $PAYG to meet Elysian Head Brewer & Founder Dick Cantwell. Live music by Predator Dub Assissins on our patio. Over 25 Pumpkin Brews on tap. Purchase our $10 keep-sake tasting glass and receive your first Pumpkin Brew complimentary.)

@French Quarter Bistro, Royersford, Pa.--- Sat. 10/6 - The Great Pumpkin Event (3:00 p.m.; $PAYG for big pumpkin beer tap takeover)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 10/6 - Harvest Festival (3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.; $PAYG for a variety of harvest beers, harvest foods, and outdoor fun)

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

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 10/9 - Oktoberfest Beer Dinner (7:00 p.m.; $65 for Tom's 18th annual Oktoberfest dinner.)

@Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Sat. 10/6 - Oktoberfest ($PAYG for a new fall menu, 13 craft beers on tap, Outdoor patio bar, and Great music)

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

@Ram's Head Inn, West Chester, Pa.--- Thu. 10/4 - Oktoberfest (7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; $PAYG to sign in at the door and get one free Oktoberfest. Also enjoy $3 Oktoberfest pints during the event. There will be complimentary appetizers, gift card giveaways, and Beer Fest games on the lower level.)

@River Horse, Lambertville, NJ--- Sat. 10/6 - Oktoberfest (1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.; $PAYG for six beers on tap including: Special Ale, Tripel Horse, Hop Hazard, Hop-A-Lot-Amus, Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin, and the newest Brewer's Reserve, Rye IPA. Additionally, there will various casks available. Event is rain or shine. There will be live music and food available for purchase.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 10/6 - Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Festival (9:00 a.m.; $PAYG for a $15 ticket that includes brunch at 9 a.m. 'til 11 a.m. Then, at 11 a.m., it all opens up to everyone else but the menu will be a limited pumpkin menu and rotating through 50 different pumpkin beers & ciders. The sidewalk will be turned into a full blown concession stand with outdoor pour stations and food carts festival style.)

@Triumph Brewing Company, New Hope, NJ--- Sat. 10/6 - Oktoberfest (12:00 p.m.; $PAYG for German food, beer, and music. Face painters, a balloon drop, and more activities for the kids.)

@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 10/5 - Oktoberfest Beer Tasting/Dinner (5:00 p.m.; $PAYG for Oktoberfest beer tasting of 9 different German beer styles, tasted in individual flights of three beers each, with anything from our fall menu, or try all three flights with a special 5 course menu pairing.)

@Whites Road Park, Lansdale, Pa.--- Sat. 10/6 - Oktoberfest Celebration (11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; $Free admission, then $PAYG for an Oompah band, German, Irish, and Chinese dancing troops, kids activities, and great food and beer.)

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