Thursday, March 07, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: March 7 - March 13

In Philadelphia, nothing can touch the semi-annual Craft Beer Express this coming Saturday, March 9. All events are listed below and they promise a day full of fun times in the city. Other than that? Meh. Just another full seven days of over three dozen events to keep thing hopping through March.

Check out the entire March 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
@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/7 - Night Of The Great Hop (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event tap list brought to you by
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/7 - Victory Swing Session Saison Launch (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event tap list brought to you by
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/8 - HopSlam (6 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event tap list brought to you by
@9 Taverns around Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pa.--- throughout March 2013 - Northern Exposure ($PAYG as The Abbaye, Bar Ferdinand, Cantina Dos Segundos, El Camino Real, Gunner's Run, North Bowl, North 3rd, Ortlieb's, and Standard Tap pour over 100 unique drafts, never duplicating one amongst them. And, is keeping tabs on their taps.)

Craft Beer Express rolls through Philly
The ever-popular Craft Beer Express continues on with its spring 2013 edition. is, you guessed it, keep tabs on their special event taps as well.
@Bishop's Collar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - The Great Gazoo (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for some of the rarer & harder to get beers from Shangy's. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)
@Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Starkbierfest (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for 12 bocks that will rock your f#&king world. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Mid-Atlantic Brewery Tour (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for some of the best breweries in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, & New York. We will have limited, seasonal, & one off beers from Yards, Stoudt's, Ommegang, Brooklyn, Flying Fish, & more. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)
@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Fifth Annual Stout Brunch (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for a wide array of local stouts on draft from dry Irish stouts to oyster stouts to Russian imperial stouts. We will also be specially pouring Dock Street "O'Really?" - a dry stout collaboration brewed at Dock Street with Johnny Brenda's co-owner, William Reed. We will have an awesome full Irish Breakfast on the menu in addition to our regular brunch menu, plus a Smorgasbord, and an array of delicious oysters. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)
@Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - The Dual Birthday Party for Chuck Norris & Webster (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for half pints of kick-ass beers featuring Orkney's Skull Splitter. Photo ops with both Webster & Chick Norris. Other kick-ass beers will be announced as added on our website and Facebook page. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)
@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Featuring Firestone Walker (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for an amazing array of beers that we have already secured and we are expecting a few surprises. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)
@Kraftwork, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - The Return of Two Brothers Brewing (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for Two Brothers Brewery's 10 flavors including a Gluten-Free Golden Ale on draft. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)
@Pub On Passyunk East (the P.O.P.E.), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Lock, Stock, and 12 Oaken Barrels (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for 12 amazing oak-aged beers from barrels of gin, Wild Turkey, Heaven Hill, and other bourbons, as well as Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and more. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)
@Race Street Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Lights Out At Race Street (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for our annual goodbye to the dark beers of winter featuring Scotch, Brown, and Black ales. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)
@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Big Banging Barleywine Bonanza (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for 16 rare barleywines on tap for the day so come with your A-game. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)
@The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - IPA's Greatest Hits (11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for the best IPA and DIPA offerings from around the globe. We’re lining the Lucky 13 with an individual line up each day, 36-40 total, maybe even a firkin or two. $10 bus ticket if you wish to ride the bus between participating establishments.)

Brewery Promos and Samplings
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 3/8 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Atwater Block Vanilla Java Porter and Decadent.)

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/8 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Bock Beers and an appearance by Joe Sixpack behind the bar.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 3/7 - Free Tasting (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Budweiser Black Crown.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 3/11 - Bottle Shop Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/1-Sun. 3/31 - Brewery Of The Month ($PAYG for month-long specials from Smuttynose)

@Pearly Baker's, Easton, Pa.--- Thu. 3/7 - Killer Craft Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG for Victory's Swing Saison, Storm King, Ranch DIPA, HopDevil, and more in house.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Sun. 3/10 - Two Brothers Returns (10 a.m.; $PAYG as Two Brothers from Chicago makes their triumphant return to our market with a sweet release party. Details TBA.)

@The Abbaye, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/13 - Stoudt's U Buy The Glass (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10 for a Stoudt's glass kept filled for two hours.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Saturday Beer Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free for a sampling of a few from the Three Heads big bottle series.)
@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 3/7 - Beer Sampling (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Flying Fish Brewery's awesome brews.)
@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 3/10 - Beer Sampling (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of too many beers to name from Otter Creek and Wolavers, just get your butts in here. Sample some beers which watching Walking Dead.)

@The Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 3/8 - Beer Samples (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of some of Neshaminy Creek's best including Trauger Pils.)
@The Craft Beer Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Beer Samples (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples as Evolution brewery stops in for the first time.)

@Whole Foods, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.--- Thu. 3/7 - First Thursday Beer Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples)

"Takeovers", Debuts, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Blue Dog, Chalfont, Pa.--- Sun. 3/10 - Pliny The Younger (11 a.m.; $PAYG for Russian River's Pliny The Younger and Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout, Hill Farmstead Harlan IPA, Bear Republic Tartare Berliner Weissbier, Haandbryggeriet Odin's Tipple Dark Norse Ale, Bear Republic Racer X Double IPA, Green Flash Palate Wrecker Imperial IPA, and lots more.)

@Capone's, Norristown, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Meet the Owner/Brewer (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG to meet the owner and brewer from Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, Pa.)

@Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/13 - Illuminator is Bock (4 p.m.; $PAYG for this Doppelbock from the "old days". Bavarian-influenced pizza and Illuminator ice cream will be available all night.)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- every Saturday and Thursday in March - Starkbierzeit (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG)

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 3/13 - Craft After Dark (7 p.m.; $PAYG for a selection of Two Brothers beers)

@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Release the Hounds (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of Winston’s Wee Heavy, named in honor of Head Brewer Vince Desrosier’s rescued dog, Winston. Bring in a picture of your dog in costume for a housemade dog biscuit. The winning picture will receive a doggy gift pack.)

@Lake House, Newfield, NJ--- Thu. 3/7 - Regal Wines versus Weyerbacher Breweries (7 p.m.; $75 for a friendly competition between wine and beer during a five-course meal specially-selected to compliment each course, along with live music and great ambiance. At the end of the evening, our guests will select the winner.)

@Monk's Café, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 3/11 - Mad Monday: Pliny the Younger (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for this cash-only event and 100% of that cash will go to Alex's Lemonade Stand. Last year we raised $20,000 in one day. Let's see if we can top last year's haul. We'll have a few raffles of beer rarities. 100 tickets for each raffle.)

@Nodding Head, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Of Belgian Inspiration (3 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for our event highlighting all things Belgian. Some of our crowd favorites (including the very limited floral-infused Tripel) will make an appearance.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 3/12 - Hitchcockian Dinner Beer & a Movie (7 p.m.; $PAYG for an Alfred Hitchcock Day celebration with two movie screenings, first Birds at 7 p.m. followed by Psycho. Specials on Finch's Cut Throat Pale Ale and Weyerbacher Insanity during the movies. Kitchen specials too: Psycho Bird Bites (breaded chicken minis with Psycho Hot Sauce) and Insanity Wings (Grilled wings with Insanity glaze).)

@Downtown Phoenixville, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Phoenixville Pub Crawl (12 p.m.; $PAYG to stop at eight establishments featuring events and beers from Arcadia Ales, Allagash, Firestone Walker, Rogue Ales, Dogfish Head, Tröegs, Sly Fox, Starr Hill, Weyerbacher, Green Flash, Founders, Bear Republic, DuClaw, The Bruery, Kronenbourg 1664, & Ommegang.)

@Railroad Street Bar & Grill, Linfield, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Dogfish Head Tap Takeover (12 p.m.; $PAYG for 16 different DFH drafts including Namaste, Hellhound, World Wide Stout, Theobroma, Immort Ale, Burton Baton, Palo Santo, Ta Henket, Midas Touch, Birra Etrusca, Chickory Stout, My Antonia, Noble Rot, Miles Davis Bitches Brew, 60 Minute, 75 Minute, 90 Minute, and 120 Minute. Don't forget the giveaways and the 75 Minute bottle raffle.)

@River Horse Brewing Company, Lambertville, NJ--- Sat. 3/9 - River Horse Cask Festival (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $12 for your first beer and your choice of River Horse glassware - all beers afterwards will cost $5. In addition to pouring our 4 year round offerings and our Spring seasonal, Double Wit, we will also be pouring casks of Tripel Horse aged on Bourbon Oak Chips, Hop-A-Lot-Amus DIPA with grapefruit peel, Hop Hazard Dry Hopped with Citra hops, and Special Ale aged on Vanilla Bean. As far as food and non-alcoholic drinks, we'll be supplying soft pretzels and water for no extra charge.)

@Round Guys Brewery, Lansdale, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Official Grand Opening Celebration (12 p.m.; $PAYG for beer and food specials, prizes, and giveaways. Live music from The Fermentors at 9 p.m.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 3/12 - Tasty Tuesday: Two Brothers Brewing is Back with Vengeance ($PAYG to meet Brahm from Two Brothers Brewing and Cain and Ebel, Domaine DuPage, Northwind Imperial Stout, The Bitter End Pale Ale, Outlaw IPA, Long Haul, Prairie Path, and Ebel’s Weiss on tap.)

@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Weihenstephan Tap Takeover (12 p.m.; $PAYG for a unique lineup of Vitus Weizenbock, Korbinian Dopplebock, Pilsner, Krystall Weissbier, Hefeweissbier Dunkel, and White Hoplosion from the world's oldest brewery. Plus, German-themed food dishes.)

Food and Beer events
@Cantina Feliz, Fort Washington, Pa.--- Mon. 3/4-Sun. 3/10 - Weeklong Round Guys Beer Dinner ($40 for a four-course meal paired with Sunrise Mill Saison, Blackback Black IPA, Fat Bob Tripel, and Stout Ice Cream.)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 3/10 - Bullfrog Brunch (10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $PAYG to meet the brewery's owner and brewer and pourings of Edgar IPA, Aggro Funky Witbier, Sacre Bleu Blueberry Farmhouse, and Pomme Par Jour Apple Farmhouse. $1 off all Bullfrog drafts and flights.)

@For Pete's Sake, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/13 - Stoudt's Suds & Sliders Tap Takeover (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of specials on sliders and beers from Lancaster County's Stoudt's Brewery.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 3/8 - Beer & Chocolate Pairing (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for four chocolates paired with Saison, Grandma Drum’s Wee Heavy, Pig Iron Porter, and Overload Stout.)

@National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 3/10 - The Brewer's Plate (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $70-$140 for 20 local restaurants, 20 local craft breweries, spirits, sweets, and more.)

@Sam Adams Grille, Breinigsville, Pa.--- Sat. 3/9 - Sam Adams Beer & Decadent Chocolate Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $49 for a 2-hour tasting adventure of eight craft beers and a delicious assortment of five chocolates.)

Boot Camp to keep you in shape
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- every Wednesday from 1/9 through 3/17 - Boot Camp ($PAYG; See website for all the details.)
@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa.--- every Thursday from 1/10 through 3/17 - Boot Camp ($PAYG; See website for all the details.)

Other mental exercise and dose of charity
@Fegley's Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 3/7 - Charity Cask Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG for cask-conditioned beer where 100% of proceeds go to The Center for Animal Health and Welfare.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 3/13 - Beer School (4 p.m.; $Free to get some in-depth beer schooling along with our staff. Samples of the day's curriculum is our gift to you for good attendance.)

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