Thursday, January 03, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: January 3 - January 9

We're off and running into yet another year of greater access to great beer. Here's what local bars and breweries have in store for us in the next week of beer calendar events in and around Philadelphia.

Happy New Year of new beers for one and all!

Check out the entire January 2013 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.

There are no new special event tap lists over at, so instead I'll draw your attention to some interesting stats that I pulled from their data.

As of 4 p.m. yesterday, seven establishments showed updated tap lists as of 1/2/13. Below are links to my findings.

As I asked last week, show the Philly love and go check out the tap lists on PhillyTapFinder, then go check out the beer in person. If you like this idea, let me know.

Tap Lists via
~ The most local: London Grill with 35.7% of its draft beer list coming from breweries within 100 miles of Philly (per Google Directions).
~ The most international: Devil's Den where 33.3% of its draft beer list comes from outside of the U.S.
~ The most rare: Also, Devil's Den draft beer list, where its list is, on average, on tap at 3.7 other PTF participant bars (pretty cool feature on PTF).
~ The most diverse style representations: Bottle Bar East draft beer list is comprised of 1.14 beers per style.

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/3 - Arcobrau Keep the Glass Night (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG to buy a liter of Arcobrau Zwicklbier and keep the glass.)

@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Thu. 1/3 - Russian Imperial Stout Beer Release (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of Russian Imperial Stout and a vintage one as well.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/7 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Belukus beers.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 1/1-Thu. 1/31 - Brewery Of The Month ($PAYG for month-long specials focused on Boulder Brewery from Colorado)

@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 1/4 - Flying Dog Beer Tasting (5 p.m.; $PAYG to taste four specially picked Flying Dog beers)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 1/4 - Feast of the Epiphany (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Bruery Five Golden Rings, Port Gift of the Magi, Starr Hill The Gift, Victory Mad King's Weisse, and Victory Storm King. Plus, we will cook up a bunch of Puerto Rican food.)

@Mad Mex, Willow Grove, Pa.--- Wed. 1/9 - Yards/Trubbel de Yards Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG for some of our delicious brews, including, but not limited to, our Trubbel de Yards.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Tue. 1/8 - Smutty Knows (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a night with Smuttynose beers)

Food and Beer events
@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/7 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting (7 p.m.; $45 for grilled cheese paired with Smuttynose's IPA, Star Island Single, Big A Double IPA, Zinnike Belgian Stout, Baltic Porter, and Old Brown Dog.)

Homebrewing, Charity, and Education
@Fegley's Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 1/3 - Charity Cask Night (to benefit Lehigh Valley Business Group) (5 p.m.; $PAYG for hand-drawn beer from the cask and 100% of cask sales will be donated)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 1/9 - Beer School (4 p.m.; $Free to get some in depth beer schooling along with our staff.)

Boot Camp is back; time to get in shape
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- every Wednesday from 1/9 through 3/17 - Boot Camp($PAYG for ten weeks of chances to win a trip to Ireland, culminating on St. Patrick's Day. See website for all the details.)
@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa.--- every Thursday from 1/10 through 3/17 - Boot Camp ($PAYG for ten weeks of chances to win a trip to Ireland, culminating on St. Patrick's Day. See website for all the details.)

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