Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 21 - February 28

Really? Do I really correctly count 55 events over the remaining eight days of February? At least one per day. They cover the gamut of beer event styles, so no excuse to get out there and support your local breweries, restaurants, and bars.

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
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - Cisco Brewing Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for this event tap list brought to you by

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/23 - Founders Day & Night (11 a.m.; $PAYG for this event tap list brought to you by

@the P.O.P.E., Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - Bell's Tap Takeover ($PAYG for this event tap list brought to you by

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 2/22 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Sly Fox)

@Bishop's Collar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/22 - Four Play For Your Palate (8 p.m.; $PAYG for Four Play IPA, American Pale Ale, Karnival Kölsch, and Pilsner)

@Blue Dog, Lansdale, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - Funky Buddha (5 p.m.; $PAYG for very rare and incredible beers from Funky Buddha brewery in Florida.)

@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - Evolution Tap Takeover (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $PAYG for a lineup of beers from Evolution and a guest appearance by brewery owner Tom Knorr)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/23 - Stoudt's new IPA series (5 p.m.; $PAYG to enjoy six different Stoudt’s beers on tap along with Four Play IPA. Drink Four Play for prizes.)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 2/22 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Long Trail)

@Growlers Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - Trubbel (6 p.m.; $PAYG for a Trubbel de Yards on the beer engine.)
@Growlers Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - Vertical Tasting ($PAYG for a vertical tasting of Olde Bart.)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - Great Divide ($PAYG for 2010 Chocolate Oaked Yeti, 2010 Old Ruffian Barleywine, 2012 Belgian Yeti, 2013 Titan IPA, 2013 Hercules DIPA, and 2013 Colette Saison.)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Fri. 2/22 - First President's birthday ($PAYG to celebrate our first President's birthday with Yards Brewing and the presidential brew series.)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/22 - Firkin Friday (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a celebration of cask-conditioned real ales. This Friday's special cask is Russillcious, an American-style double IPA mixed with our full-bodied Russian Imperial Stout.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Fri. 2/22 - The Dark Side (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for Allagash Black, Dogfish Head Bitches Brew, Dogfish Head cask-conditioned bourbon-aged World Wide Stout, and Iron Hill's The Dark Side, Luco Brazzi Coffee Stout, Schwarzbier, Tom Selleck’s Mustache, Russian Imperial Stout, Grizzly IPA, Dark Helmet.)
@Iron Hill, Newark, Del.--- Sat. 2/23 - Hopapalooza (2 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for ten hoppy beers including Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA, Stone Ruination IPA Dogfish 120 Minute IPA, Elysian Immortal IPA, Green Flash West Coast IPA, and Iron Hill's Alpha Tripel, Boulder Bank IPA, English IPA, India Black Ale, and cask-conditioned Big Red One. We will be raffling off prizes on the hour from 3 p.m.–7 p.m.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Wed. 2/27 - Wednesday Special Tapping (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for New Holland Dragon's Milk, a Bourbon Barrel Stout)
@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Stoudt's 5025 Night (7 p.m.; $PAYG for the last keg of this great Sour Quad in the Philly area. Drink Stoudt’s for prizes.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 2/24 - Beer and Movie Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG for the movie Ted on the big screen and specials on Bear Republic's XP.)
@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Lancaster Movie, Beer, and Glass Night (7 p.m.; $PAYG for Lancaster Brewing drink specials, Kingpin movie showing, and special keep-the-pint offer.)

@PJ Whelihan's, Blue Bell, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - pretzALE Happy Hour (5 p.m.; $PAYG for homemade soft pretzel and dipping sauces recipes with Smuttynose beer incorporated into them.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/23 - Saturday Beer Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sixpoint beers)

@The Foodery (Northern Liberties), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Evolution Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Evolution)
@The Foodery (Roxborough), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Smuttynose Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Smuttynose beers)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/22 - Friday Night Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Oskar Blues.)

@Victory Bar & Grill, Berlin, NJ--- Fri. 2/22 - V is for Weyerbacher (6 p.m.; $PAYG draft night including Quad, Imperial Pumpkin, Last Chance IPA, and Verboten. Merry Monks in bottles. Pint Glass giveaways too.)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Cactus Restaurant and Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 2/24 - Smuttynose Beer Fest (2 p.m.-5 p.m.; $35 for a Smuttynose-only event that includes beer, delicious Mexican cuisine, raffles, and giveaways.)

@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - B. United Night ($PAYG as Brendan from the importer shows up with 25.4oz bottles of 2010 Stille Nacht Reserva's and limited drafts)

@Craft Ale House, Limerick, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Ten Fidy Vertical (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a vertical flight of Oskar Blues Ten Fidy with kegs that we have been sitting on from way back in 2008, all the way to 2012. Caitlin Bursack, the brewery rep will be on hand to help us take care of quality control of these beers and several other offering from Oskar Blues.)

@downtown Kennett Square, Pa.--- Sat. 2/23 - Kennett Winterfest (12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.; $15-$65 to bundle up and enjoy winter brews from at least 25 unique craft breweries.)

@Fingers Wings and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Wed. 2/27 - Dogfish Head Tap Attack ($PAYG for at least Bitches Brew, Robert Johnson’s Hell Hound on My Ale, Noble Rot, and Chicory Stout from Dogfish Head)

@Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/22 - Boaks 5th Anniversary Party (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as they celebrate by putting on tap all the Boaks beer they can find. Brewer/owner Brian Boak will be on hand. We should have three years of Monster Mash, plus Two Blind Monks, Wooden Beanie, Abbey Brown, and Double BW.)

@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.)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Launch of Abbatia Decum 10 ($PAYG for the third collaboration in the brew series by the Iron Abbey & Manayunk Brewery, a Belgian-style Tripel brewed with coriander.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Tap Take-over with Bell's Brewery (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for an array of Bell's beers including Special Double Cream Stout, Smitten Golden Rye Ale, Best Brown Ale, Amber Ale, Two Hearted Ale, and the highly coveted Hopslam Ale. Each Bell's draft you purchase provides a chance to win a growler full of the Bell's of your choice, excluding HopSlam.)

@Khyber Pass Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Brews Aweigh! (7 p.m.; $PAYG as Ballast Point will be joining us with a lineup of tasty beers.)

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - Nugget Nectar Release Party (All day ‘til closing; $PAYG to stop by and sip on a few of our favorites from Tröegs.)

@Kutztown Fairgrounds-Beltzner Hall, Kutztown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/23 - Friend Fest (1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $10-$50 as many local breweries and wineries mainly in Pennsylvania will showcase their products. All proceeds go to ending poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County.)

@Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Old Forge Brewing Company (8 p.m.; $PAYG for Loadmaster ESB, Bourbon Barrel-aged Bellows Brown, Ol' Smithy Spiced Winter Ale, Belgian IPA, Eleven, Montour Common, Overbite IPA, and T-Rail Pale Ale)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/23 - Winter Brew Fest (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $TBD as a dozen local breweries from the region will be pouring and The Octavia Blues Band will be entertaining with live music.)

@Tröegs Brewery, Hershey, Pa.--- Mon. 2/25 - Full Moon Firkin Throwdown (11 a.m.; $PAYG for an encore presentation of Nugget Nectar versus Perpetual IPA, both flowing from firkins. Guaranteed to be enough firkins to go around to satisfy the masses of hopheads.)

Food and Beer events
@Dawson Street Pub, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - Stoudt's Four Play IPA Beer & Cheese Pairing ($PAYG for cheese paired with some Stoudt’s beers, including Four Play on cask. Drink Four Play for prizes.)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/27 - B. United Food and Draft Pairing (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for draft beers from B. United Importers that are brewed with unusual ingredients (such as salt, fruits, mustard seeds, spice) & our kitchen will be preparing tapas plates that highlight the ingredients.)

@Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/21 - Third Thursdays (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free beer and cheese pairings in conjunction with the Philly Beer Scene magazine. Try the pairings featured in each issue of the magazine.)

@German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/23 - German Society Bierfest (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$60 to celebrate Pennsylvania's German brewing heritage with the Philly Roller Girls and Brauhaus Schmitz. Visit with PA's leading brewers of Lagers, Bocks, and Weizens. Sample a diverse array of imports from Germany.)

@Manayunk Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Winter Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $55 for a five-course dinner paired with Manayunk Brewery’s finest craft brews. As an added bonus for attending, each guest will receive a $10 Voucher for our 15th Annual Brew Fest on April 27.)

@Sam Adams Grille, Breinigsville, Pa.--- Sat. 2/23 - Sam Adams Beer & Decadent Chocolate Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $49 for a 2-hour tasting adventure where a knowledgeable food & beer pro will introduce you to eight craft beers and five chocolates.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 2/26 - Taste the Bees with Stonekeep Meadery ($PAYG as we will be pouring flights of great local meads paired with a special food menu.)

@The Churchville Inn, Churchville, Pa.--- Thu. 2/28 - Allagash Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $60 for a five-course meal paired with Tripel, Yakuza, Grand Cru, Interlude, and Bourbon Black.)

@Uno Chicago Grill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Thu. 2/21 - Yards Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $TBD for a six-course meal paired with ESA, Trubbel de Yards, Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale, Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce, General Washington's Tavern Porter (cask), and Chocolate Stout.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Fri. 2/22 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting (6 p.m.; $35 for two of the best things on Earth paired in unexpected and delicious ways.)
@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/23 - Beats, Brews, and BBQ (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $45-$60 to sample the offerings of about 30 local and regional breweries. Well-paired savory offerings. Live music by Bob Lowery. Complimentary 6 oz. World Café Live logo pilsner glass.)

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.)

Other physical and mental exercise
@Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa.--- Mon. 2/25 - Beer School 101 (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $19.99 to expand your horizons with four courses of food paired with Sixpoint's The Crisp Lager, Righteous Rye, Brownstone, and Diesel Stout.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/23 - Beer and Yoga (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $25 for a class that will start promptly at 10 a.m. After class we will have a selection of light appetizers paired with Victory beers.)

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