Thursday, July 25, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: July 25 - July 31

We're closing out the seventh month here with an even seven days (or is it odd?) and you can't go wrong from free tastings to charity events to Christmas in July antics to high-end beer dinners and festivals to keep you hydrated and amused through the dog days of summer. Get out there and enjoy!

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

@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 7/26 - Friday Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of summer-themed beers and an appearance by Joe Sixpack.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 7/26 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Shandy beers from Sam Adams.)

@Total Wine, Claymont, Del.--- Thu. 7/25 - Lagers and Ales beyond Pilsners and Pales: Big, Bold, Bodacious Beers beer class (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15 to taste a range of different color beers covering a wide, palate-smacking flavor spectrum.)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 7/26 - Finally Friday Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Lancaster Brewing.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 7/25 - Movie Night (8 p.m.; $PAYG for featured beers from Sierra Nevada and National Lampoon's Vacation on the big screen on the outside patio.)

@Craft Ale House, Limerick, Pa.--- Thu. 7/25 - Xmas in July ($PAYG as the jolly elf from Hershey will be here with a few goodies for everybody to enjoy, including Mad Elf, the very elusive Naked Elf, Scratch #97 (black rye IPA), Scratch #98 (triple mango IPA), and a few others.)

@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 7/25 through Sun. 7/28 - Hot Sünner Nights ($PAYG for this excellent Kölsch from Germany.)

@Growlers Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 7/25 - Christmas in July (7 p.m.; $PAYG for a mid-summer celebration of Christmas. We may even get lucky with a Santa sighting. Chef Donohue will be pairing some delicious bites and on the taps will be Tröegs Mad Elf, Brasserie Dubuisson Frères Scaldis Noel, Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi, and Stone Vertical Epic 12.)

@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Thu. 7/25 - Christmas in July (6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG to cool off with some of our favorite Chris Mas beers from Chris LaPierre and guest brewer Jerry Vietz. On tap: Jerry Chris Mas; Bourbon Jerry Chris Mas; Wild Jerry Chris Mas; and Christmas in July.)
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Sat. 7/27 - Welcome to New Jersey (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG as Head brewers Kevin Walter of Voorhees and Chris LaPierre of Maple Shade will be talking about their beer and the new location. On tap: Rye-Sing Sun; 295; F.Red; Quadfather; Titus 2XIPA; and Rocksteady Pils.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 7/25 - Round Guys Tap Take-over (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as brewer Scott Rudich represents Round Guys from Lansdale and brings an array of beers including Berliner-Weisster Weisster-Berliner, Dog Days Summer Ale Kolsch, Moisson Saison, K-I-N Tucky Saison, Crooked Billet IPA, and a firkin of ‘Bout Damn Time Double IPA fermented with Brettanomyces.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Thu. 7/25 - Dogfish Head Happy Hour Tap Takeover (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for taps dominated by beers from Dogfish Head and live performance by Lauren Kuhne.)

Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 7/26 - Hops and Helicopters (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $10-$30 for museum admission, unlimited tastings, souvenir beer glass, Philly Pretzels, live music, and gourmet food truck (cash sales). Please bring non-perishable food item to donate to Fiorenza’s Food for Friends.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 7/30 - Sours Are Back ($PAYG as they'll have Tilquin Geueze, Cantillon Kriek, 2 different Jolly Pumpkin Beers, Allagash Interlude, and Russian River Supplication and of course Petrus Aged Pale Ale.)

@The Pour House, Westmont, NJ--- Sat. 7/27 - Pour-A-Palooza (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $35-$40 for outdoor tents, limited t-shirt, 30+ breweries, and live music.)

Food and Beer events
@American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 7/27 - SmörgåsBeer'd (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $25-$30 for a sampling local Philly and Swedish lagers, ales, stouts, and more paired alongside a spread of savories like Swedish meatballs, cheeses, and sausages.)

@downtown Newark, Del.--- Sat. 7/27 - Downtown Newark Food & Brew Festival (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for an event that showcases more than 40 craft and imported beers paired with creative food offerings from 19 of Newark's restaurants.)

@The Yardley Inn, Yardley, Pa.--- Thu. 7/25 - Harpoon Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $55 for a five-course meal paired with Harpoon's UFO White, Harpoon IPA, Hoppy Belgian Blonde, Imperial IPA, and Raspberry UFO.)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Mon. 7/29 - Willy Wonka Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $TBD for a six-course dinner that will have you leaving in a culinary and craft brew haze.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 7/29 - Bottled Beer Dinner Series (7 p.m.; $75 for a five-course dinner served with Russian River Sanctification, Dogfish Head My Antonia, Cisco Pedaler Bike Path Bluebeerry Bleer, Deschutes/Hair of the Dog Conflux #1, and Port Bourbon-aged Santa's Little Helper.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Tue. 7/30 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $35 for six different homemade ice creams with six of our finest beers. Plus, you'll be treated to an ice cream creation demonstration by one of our talented chefs so you can recreate and discover your own favorite pairings.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 7/31 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting (6 p.m.; $38 for a night of grilled cheese paired with craft beer. Bring your vegetarian friends, too - we can accommodate them on all pairings.)
@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 7/31 - Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting (7 p.m.; $45 for a night of grilled cheese paired with craft beer from Flying Fish, including Red Fish, Exit 16, XPA, and more. Bring your vegetarian friends, too - we can accommodate them on all pairings.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 7/27 - Day of Games (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG for games that include Kan Jam, Speed Baggo, Epic Pong, Cart Races, Logo Match, and more. Hosted by the one and only Johnny Goodtimes. Featured breweries include Harpoon, Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada, Weyerbacher, and Oskar Blues.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 7/25 - First Responders Night (9 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG to honor Philadelphia Area's First Responders of police, fire, and EMT. $3 house beers to say thank you to the individuals that are commited to keeping us safe.)

@Keystone Homebrew, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Sat. 7/27 - Grand Opening (10 a.m.-8 p.m.; $Free + $PAYG for a celebration of the new store with free food, wine, beer, and mead samplings, fun and games, raffles, and special one-day sale items.)

@Reading Liederkranz, Reading, Pa.--- Sat. 7/27 - Pints for Pups (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $20-$75 for a great afternoon of craft, micro, and major market brews from local brewers and distributors. Authentic German and Pennsylvania German food and German-American music by the Adlers. All proceeds from Pints for Pups go directly to veterinary and pet care programs for people and animals in some of our most underserved and impoverished areas.)

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