Thursday, December 13, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 13 - December 19

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. Here a beer event, there a beer event. If beer isn't on your list this holiday season, there's something wrong with your list. Consult this list and see if there's nothing to your liking.

Check out the entire December 2012 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.

First off, a new addition that I'm gonna give a try here to see if you guys like it or not. For several years now, Jared and Kristy Littman have been putting in a great effort to build something you know (if you've been around here long enough) is near and dear to me — a nearly live, interactive, and up-to-date tap list of local bars.

Not only do they manage tap lists for establishments on a regular basis, but also for special events at participating establishments. I plan to bring focus to these special events tap lists in their own section. Show the Philly love and go check out the events on PhillyTapFinder, then go check out the beer in person. If you like this idea, let me know.
@Eulogy Belgian Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - A Very Stockertown Christmas Celebration (7 p.m.; $PAYG for this special event tap list brought to you by

@Fox and Hound, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/13 - Holiday Blowout (11 a.m.; $PAYG for this special event tap list brought to you by

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - Christmas Extravaganza (formerly known as Christmas Spectacular) (5 p.m.; $PAYG for this special event tap list brought to you by

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Austin's Beverage, Collegeville, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of all of the Goose Island and Evolution products.)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - Meet The Brewer Night (7 p.m.; $PAYG to meet Brewer's Art owner, Thomas Creegan, and taste his brewery's Ozzy, Resurrection, Bagman Porter, Stalking Hourse, St. Festivus, and La Petroleuse.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Victory's beers)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 12/15 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Lancaster Brewing's beers)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Long Trail beers)

@Isaac Newtons, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 12/13 - Southern Tier Tap Takeover (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as Archie Knight from Shangy's shows up with Southern Tier's 2012 Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 2012 Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Oak-aged Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Back Burner Imperial Barleywine, Choklat Imperial Chocolate Stout, and Mokah Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout.)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 12/1-Mon. 12/31 - 31 Days Of Christmas ($PAYG for a constant selection of Christmas Seasonals on tap. As always, Mad Elf will be a permanent handle throughout the month.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 12/17 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from importer B. United)
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 12/19 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $Free to learn along side the bar/restaurant staff)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 12/1-Mon. 12/31 - Brewery Of The Month ($PAYG for month-long specials on beers from Schmaltz Brewing, aka He'Brew)

@Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/11 - Sat. 12/22 - The Twelve Beers of Christmas 2012 ($PAYG for twelve award-winning seasonal brews and a nine-foot recycled beer bottle Christmas Tree to help benefit The Salvation Army.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 12/19 - Great Lakes Tasting (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for beers from Cleveland's finest)

@Revolution House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - Mad Elf/Mad Dreams (7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $5 cover for first drink free and complimentary raffle ticket. Food and drink discounts and raffle prizes at this huge Mad Elf/Mad Dreams event.)

@SoWe Bar and Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/13 - Weyerbacher Night (7 p.m.; $PAYG for several Weyerbachers on tap, food and drink specials, wonderful conversations about meaningful and meaningless things, the sad Eagles playing — the makings of a wonderful night.)

@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - Flying Fish Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Flying Fish beer)

@Valley Forge Casino Resort, Valley Forge, Pa.--- every Thursday in December - Sly Fox Thirsty Thursday (5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $PAYG for Sly Fox specials and giveaways)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Dock Street, Manayunk Brewing, & Appalachian Brewing--- Sat. 12/15 - Craft Beer Bus to Philadelphia (12 p.m.-6 p.m.; $70 for an afternoon of beers, tours, food, and a bus ride to three breweries plus a special beer gift from Dock Street Brewing Company.)

@Dock Street Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 12/19 - Nino's Prickly Pear Release (4 p.m.; $PAYG for this ale that was brewed with fresh prickly pears in the mash and brightened with 420 lbs of prickly pear puree. Also, the kitchen is creating a 'Feast of the Fish' dish and bartenders are mixing a Prickly Pear beer cocktail.)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - Rogue John John No More No More Night (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for the last two John John kegs (Juniper and Hazlenut) left here in Philly. Plus, a keg of Rogue 15K for good measure.)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - Christmas Vertical Pairing (5 p.m.; $PAYG for last year's version paired with this year's version. 12/14's special tapping is St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël with a bonus 2010 version as well.)

@Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/13 - It's a Mad Mad Mad World (6 p.m.; $PAYG for a Tröegs tap takeover featuring a 3 year vertical of Mad Elf. Come try a flight of Mad Elf 2010, 2011, 2012 or just drink the year you like best. We will also have Java Head, Dream Weaver, Perpetual IPA, Troegenator, and a surprise Scratch Beer.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 12/13 - 12 Geese Of Christmas (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Goose Island's Christmas Ale, Bourbon County Stout, Imperial IPA, India Pale Ale, Minx, Matilda, Sofie, Pere Jacques, Pepe Nero, Honker's Ale, 312 Urban Wheat, and Nut Brown.)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Sat. 12/15 - Beer Garden's 3rd Anniversary ($PAYG for a developing list that currently includes Russian River Sanctification, Consecration, and Supplication, Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA and Bitches Brew, Firestone Walker Double DBA.)

@Prohibition Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/18 - Annual Holiday Roast (8 p.m.; $PAYG to some of the finest holiday foods and beers as you witness the roasting of one of the country's best-known beer writers. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Philabundance.)

@River Horse, Lambertville, NJ--- Sat. 12/15 - Oatmeal Milk Stout Release Party (7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $12 for your first beer and commemorative glass; all beers afterwards will cost $5. In addition to the traditional Oatmeal Milk Stout, we will also have specialty Oatmeal Milk Stout casks filled with chocolate, mint, hazelnut, and coffee, as well as bottles of our year round beers.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - 17th Anniversary Party (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for day-long tapas and live music to accompany 30+ "regular" and special beers all day and night)

Food and Beer events
@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 12/19 - Christmas Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $50 for a five-course meal paired with Corsendonk Christmas, Goose Island Christmas, Anchor Our Special Christmas, The Bruery 5 Golden Rings, and Tröegs Mad Elf.)

@Keswick Tavern, Glenside, Pa.--- Tue. 12/18 - Victory Beer Dinner (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $50 for a six-course dinner paired with six unique Victory beers and representatives from the brewery to discuss the beers.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 12/14 - 17th Anniversary Brunch (10 a.m.; $45 for a ticketed brunch of four courses paired with six beers including Saison De Cuivre, Broederlijke Liefde, Odyssey, JB's Coffee Porter, Christmas Ale, and a toast with a surprise Anniversary Beer)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Thu. 12/13 - Holiday Beer Dinner (6 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Braumeister Pils, Scarlet Fire, Headwaters Pale Ale, D'town Brown Ale, Red Thunder, and Dark Intrigue.)

@Village Whiskey (Revel Resort & Casino), Atlantic City, NJ--- Thu. 12/13 - Sixpoint Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $50 for a four course meal paired with The Crisp, Righteous Ale, Brownstone, and Sweet Action.)

Special holiday-themed events
@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 12/15 - Winterfest Craft Show (2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG Christmas beers on tap and gift ideas from local crafters.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Thu. 12/13 - Ugly Sweater Release (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG to enjoy holiday music favorites from the Cartoon Christmas Trio from 6-8 p.m., seasonal food trios, and Ugly Sweater, a full-bodied brown ale brewed with classic winter spices and aged on vanilla beans.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Sat. 12/15 - How the Sheltons Stole Christmas (4 p.m.; $PAYG with poetry narrated by Kevin Brooks from Shelton.)

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