Thursday, February 14, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 14 - February 20

If you need any more reason to address your love for beer — I mean, love for your significant other — you can start tonight when a handful of local establishments are playing up the holiday theme where your favorite love-making elixir will be on display.

Don't forget that Lehigh Valley Beer Week continues through Sunday.

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

Events with Tap Lists via
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/14 - Anti-Valentine's Day (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for this event tap list brought to you by

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Wed. 2/20 - Cisco Brewery ($PAYG for some special limited releases from Cisco Brewery)

@Chestnut 7, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/14 - Love Stinks, Let's Drink ($PAYG for a night of great food, great local drafts from Yards, specialty cocktails, and some really good music.)

@Cocco's, Aston, Pa.--- Sat. 2/16 - Evolution Beer Tasting (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a lineup of beers from Evolution.)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/20 - Fourplay with Stoudt's (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a cask of Stoudt's new IPA Fourplay. We will also be pouring Fat Dog Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Amber 25, and Gold. There will be glassware for the first 24 people to order a pint of Fourplay, along with other Stoudt's giveaways.)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/14 - Stoudt's Fourplay IPA International Debut (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Fourplay IPA which will be a four part series that uses the same malt, but a different single hop in each of the four releases. This one, Batch # 1, will use Apollo hops. We will have three other Stoudt's beers on tap too. For extra fun, play Connect Four against Kevin Romer for prizes.)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/15 - Firkin Friday (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a celebration of cask-conditioned real ales. This Friday's special cask is Bourbon Chocolate Porter, our award-winning Pig Iron Porter aged in bourbon barrels with whole vanilla beans.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Wed. 2/20 - Wednesday Special Tapping (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for Avery Samaels, a super-caramelly, oak-aged English-style strong ale with a ABV of 15-17%)

@Kunda Beverage, King of Prussia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/16 - Saturday Sampling (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Evolution.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/18 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Allagash beer)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/1-Thu. 2/28 - Brewery Of The Month ($PAYG for month-long specials on beer from Lancaster Brewing)

@The Abbaye, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/20 - Yards U Buy The Glass (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a tap list still TBD)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/15 - Friday Beer Sampling (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Philadelphia Brewing beers)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- every Saturday and Thursday from 2/16 through 3/30 - Starkbierzeit (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as they feature a different doppelbock each night. We will have traditional Bavarian doppelbocks, American versions that are traditional to the style, and one or two that are non-traditional.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/15 - Dogfish Head Friday (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for Burton Baton, 120 min IPA, 90 min IPA, and 60 min IPA.)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/18 - HopScotch (11 a.m.; $PAYG as they showcase rare hoppy India Pale Ales, American Pale Ales, and Double India Pale Ales alongside highly sought-after Scotch Ales and Wee Heavies.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 2/20 - Dogfish Head with Dr. Pat (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as Dr. Pat McGovern's wisdom in the building with Dogfish Head's Birra Etrusca bronze, Hellhound, Immort Ale, 60 Minute, Midas Touch, Bitches Brew, Old School, Namaste, and Chicory Stout on tap.)

@PJ Whelihan's, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Sat. 2/16 - Tap Takeover (11 a.m.; $PAYG for Mad King Weiss, Ranch DIPA, Biere De Garden, Dampf, HopDevil Nitro, Golden Monkey, Headwaters Pale Ale, Prima Pils, Storm King, and so much more. Come get your first taste of some of these beers you have never seen before in the Lehigh Valley. We will be having raffles and giveaways all day so stop in anytime.)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 2/16 - Barrel-aged Stout Take Over (12 p.m.; $PAYG for some rare and internationally-acclaimed stouts including Fifty Fifty 2012 Eclipse Series (Elijah Craig 12-year Bourbon, Old Fitzgerald Bourbon, Evan Williams Bourbon, Bernheim Wheat Whiskey, American Mellow Corn Whiskey, Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey), Goose Island Bourbon County, Great Divide Chocolate Yeti, Firestone Walker Parabola, and Victory Dark Intrigue)

@The Trapp Door Gastropub, Emmaus, Pa.--- Fri. 2/15 - Free Will Tap Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG for small plates paired by Chef Nathan Thatcher with the following Free Will beers on tap Citra Pale Ale (hand pump), 7 Course Red, 10w Porter, C.O.B., and the unveiling of the Quad.)

Food and Beer events
@Fegley's Brew Works, Allentown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/16 - Beer Lovers Dinner (7 p.m.; $63 for a five-course meal paired with nine beers from both Fegley's Brew Works and Victory Brewing Company.)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/14 - Valentine's Day (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $25 for a four-course dinner special. We'll have a couple of chocolate beers on tap.)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/14 - Valentines Beer Dinner (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $75 for a four-course meal paired with six beers. Live music.)

@National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/14 - Moonshine and Valentines (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $30-$35 for food, drinks, and access to the exhibit: American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. Yards will be pouring three different beers including Love Stout.)

@Perch Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/14 - Love Bites & Beer Flights ($55 per couple for five plates of food paired with two individual flights of four draft beers.)

@Spinnerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa.--- Wed. 2/20 - Beer Dinner with Duvel Moortgat (7 p.m.; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Duvel Ale, Biere D' Hougoumont, Biere Du Soleil, Gnomegang, Goudenband, Belgian Indpendence Day, N'ice Chouffe, and Art of Darkness.)

@The Happy Rooster, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/14 - Firkin Beer Dinner (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $35 for a four-course meal and a firkin of Victory Ranch DIPA.)

@The Trapp Door Gastropub, Emmaus, Pa.--- Thu. 2/14 - Valentine's Day Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $75 for a four-course meal paired with Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus, The Bruery Mischief, Bockor Bellegems Bruin, and Arcadia Cocoa.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Thu. 2/14 - 17th Anniversary Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $65 for a five-course meal paired with Schwarz Pils, Biere de Garden, Hop Wallop Ale, Hundred Horse Ale, and Storm King Stout.)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.--- Wed. 2/20 - Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $TBD for a four-course, five-beer dinner (including the rare Winter Migration) with brewery owner, Tom Knorr, in attendance.)

Beer for Charity
@Fegley's Brew Works, Allentown, Pa.--- Fri. 2/15 - Charity Cask Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG where 100% of cask-conditioned sales will go to PBS39.)

Education and Homebrew
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/20 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $Free to get some in-depth beer training right along side our staff.)

Boot Camp to keep you 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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