Thursday, December 06, 2012

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 6 - December 12

Bit of a scheduling slip-up this morning has me just getting this to you now. I'm trusting that you're already out there tearing it up at one of the many events scheduled for tonight alone. If not, a whole weekend awaits. Enjoy.

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.

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sly Fox beers including their two newest canned releases, Christmas Ale and the just released Odyssey Imperial IPA, plus bottles of old favorites: Black Raspberry Reserve, Incubus, Ichor, & Saison Vos)

@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/6 - Great Lakes Promo (4:30 p.m.; $PAYG for lots of great beer from Great Lakes on tap)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 12/6 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Leinenkugel's beers)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Evolution's beers)

@Falls Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 12/12 - Stillwater Night (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for drafts including Kopstooje, As Follows, Debutante, Stateside, Premium, Bronze Age, Cellar Door, Folklore, and Our Side. Also, bottles of Pappy Barrel-aged Folklore.)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - Friday Night Sampling (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sly Fox beers)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 12/12 - Flying Fish Sampling (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for all the best that Flying Fish has to offer.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 12/8 - Hop Rampage (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG for this tapped-out event featuring eight hoppy beers including Sweet Leaf, Kryptonite, Lex Luthor, Belgian IPA, Helltrack IPA, Grizzly IPA, Ryed or Die IPA, and cask-conditioned Galaxy 500 IPA and a spicy menu features that pair perfecly with our hoppy beers.)
@Iron Hill, Newark, Del.--- Sat. 12/8 - East Coast vs. West Coast (1 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for Flying Fish + Allagash + Brooklyn + Smuttynose (East Coast) vs. Green Flash + Stone + Sierra Nevada Brew + North Coast (West Coast). Raffle prizes for Rewards Club members)
@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Sat. 12/8 - Burning Of The Phoenix (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a special menu featuring “fire”-inspired fare in celebration of the Fire Bird Festival.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 12/10 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of 21st Amendment's beers)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 12/6 - Leinenkugel's Tasting (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for beers from Wisconsin with JB)

@Prohibition Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - A Firkin of Weyerbacher (7 p.m.; $PAYG for a fresh firkin of beer from Weyerbacher)

@Sly Fox, Pottstown & Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - Incubus Friday (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG as the incredible Belgian-style Tripel pours until the keg kicks.)

@The Abbaye, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 12/12 - Tröegs U Buy The Glass (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for an all Tröegs draft list and raffle prizes.)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sierra Nevada's beers)

@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)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.--- Thu. 12/6 - First Thursday Beer Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free to mingle and enjoy complimentary beer samples during a store-wide tasting)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Chestnut 7, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/6 - Stone's Tap Takeover (4 p.m.; $PAYG for live music along with $10 Burger and Stone's Brews or $10 Pizza and Stone's Brews.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 12/8 - A Very Heady Saturday (9 p.m.; $PAYG as they welcome Estimated Profit in paying tribute to The Grateful Dead and serving some of our favorite Brooklyn Brewery flavors.)

@Drink Philly HQ, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - First Friday (5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $Free to enjoy beer from DuClaw and food from Bierstube. All donations made at the door will be donated to the Red Cross to help those that have drastically been affected by Hurricane Sandy.)

@Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, Pa.--- Sat. 12/8 - Valley Forge Beer Festival (12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10/$40/$60 for an incredible variety of beers from the local area, from across the country, and from around the globe. Food will be available for purchase during each session.)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - Anchor OSA Flashback Night (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Our Special Ale from Anchor, one from 2011 and a fresh one from 2012)

@The Trestle Inn, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 12/6 - Rogue Tap Attack (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of beers from Oregon)

@TJs, Paoli, Pa.--- Sat. 12/8 - 9th Anniversary Party (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG at the annual not-to-be-missed anniversary party. This year we're celebrating number nine. With an underlying theme from the song Love Potion #9, as the lyrics go we too shall have a Gypsy Fortune Teller on hand.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 12/9 - Weyerbacher Event ($PAYG for a bunch of Weyerbacher beers, details coming soon)

Food and Beer events
@Garrett Hill Ale House, Bryn Mawr, Pa.--- Wed. 12/12 - Victory Beer Dinner (6 p.m.; $40 for a three-course meal paired with choices of Golden Monkey, Headwaters, Prima Pils, Storm King, Helios Saison, and Donnybrook Stout)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 12/12 - 12 Beers of Christmas Dinner (6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. seatings; $70 for a six-course meal paired with twelve holiday-themed beers)

@Monk's CafÈ, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 12/11 - 20th Annual Holiday Dinner (7 p.m.; $85 for a six-course holiday feast paired with some of the best beers in the world.)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Wed. 12/12 - Cajun Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $TBD for the last beer dinner of the year)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Thu. 12/6 - Victory's Cooks Showdown Final (6 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for their in-house head-to-head cooking competition, where Victory's own culinarians are paired with a "sous chef" from our brewery or office and pitted against each other. Competitors will face mystery ingredients, time constraints, naked beer identification and a barrage of trivia before they present their dishes to the judges.)

Homebrewing, Charity, and Education
@Fegley's Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 12/6 - Charity Cask Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG as 100% of cask sales will be donated to charity)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 12/12 - Beer School (4 p.m.; $Free to learn along side the bar/restaurant staff)

@The Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - Beer and Cheese (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $56.98 for a class that combines the talent of one of Philadelphia's top beer geeks and beloved cheesemongers for the ultimate class on beer and cheese pairings.)

Special holiday-themed events
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Sun. 12/9 - Winter Warmer Release Party (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of Winter Warmer. Also, Bourbon Jerry Chris Mas, Jerry Chris Mas, Wild Jerry Chris Mas. Get in the spirit of the holidays by wearing your ugliest sweater.)
@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - Rudolph's Revenge Release Party (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for some holiday cheer with the release of Rudolph's Revenge.)
@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - Milk and Cookies with Santa (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG to enjoy the Phoenixville Christmas Parade with Milk Stout and house-made cookies. Complimentary cookies for kids. Live holiday music with Cole Campbell from 7-9 p.m.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 12/8 - Christmas Treats Bonanza (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a Christmas beer event that will feature several seasonal brews on tap, killer ice cream, and cupcakes to boot. Tap list coming soon but of course it includes Tröegs Mad Elf & Brew Works Rude Elf.)

@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 12/7 - Holiday Beer Tasting (5 p.m.; $PAYG to get into the spirit with a selection of holiday brews.)

Mad Elf events gets its own category this month because, well, it's Mad Elf
@Field House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 12/8 - Mad Elf Event (9 p.m.; $PAYG for a Tröegs Mad Elf Tap Takeover. TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb debut live for their first of many appearances on stage.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Tue. 12/11 - Mad Elf Party (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for four vintages of Tröegs Mad Elf on draft, as well as Flying Mouflan and more details to come.)

@The Pour House, Westmont, NJ--- Thu. 12/6 - Mad Elf Night (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for Mad Elf, Scratch beers, & more from Tröegs. Will Buddy The Elf make another surprise apperance this year?)

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