Every once in a while, The Brew Lounge gets hit with an outage. This week, it was something like either a severe cold or a sinus infection that put me on the rack for a few days.
Enough of the wimpering, here is your weekly beer calendar for the greater Philadelphia region.
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. 7/5 - Friday Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.)
@Bottle Shop at Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 7/8 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Fordham and Dominion.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 7/5 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples as Dashington will be on hand to sample the Yards Brewing Company's full line up of beers.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 7/5 - Brandywine Roller Girls (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Yards as you also get to meet members of the Brandywine Roller Girls team. This is the hottest sport around.)
@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 7/5 - Xmas in July (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for the likes of cellared barrels of Tröegs Mad Elf, Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Anchor Our Special Ale, Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux, Manayunk Festivus, and Corsendonk Christmas Ale. As usual, we will offer free Xmas treats for dessert, with the purchase of dinner.)
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville & Pottstown, Pa.--- Fri. 7/5 - Incubus Friday (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for the incredible Belgian-style Tripel pours until the keg kicks.)
@The Drafting Room, Exton, Pa.--- Wed. 7/10 - An Evening of Unique Beers with Artisanal Imports (6 p.m.; $PAYG to meet the owner of Artisanal Imports and try some of his spectacular beer. Plus, free samples of Deus Brut des Flandres Ale during the tasting.)
@Two Stones Pub, Wilmington, Del.--- Thu. 7/4 - Betsy Ross kicks the Redcoats Ales (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG as they serve up British beers that Americans make better.)
@The Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 7/5 - Beer Tasting: American Beer Styles (5 p.m.; $PAYG for an all-American lineup befitting the holiday.)
Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa. ---Thu. 7/4 - Movie Night (8 p.m.; $PAYG for featured beers from Yards and Independence Day on the big screen on the outside patio.)
@Fingers Wings and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Wed. 7/10 - Starr Hill Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG for several Starr Hill beers on tap, including Grateful Pale Ale, Northern Lights IPA, Dark Starr Stout, and Whiter Shade of Pale, and some great prizes including a pair of tickets to Furthur's show at the Mann Center.)
@Interstate Draft House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 7/4 - Fourth of July PA (7 p.m.; $PAYG for an IPA tap takeover featuring 21st Amendment Bitter American, Firestone Walker Double Jack, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Spring House Mango IPA, Great Lakes Erie Monster, Oskar Blues Gubna, Ruckus Hoptimus Prime, and Firestone Walker Wookey Jack.)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 7/9 - Oxbow Day, Yay! ($PAYG they'll be pouring Farmhouse Pale Ale, Freestyle 14, and Freestyle 15 on draft and Sasuga from the bottle.)
@The Pour House, Exton, Pa.--- Mon. 7/8 - Allagash Night (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a nice blend of rarities and year-rounds.)
@TJ's, Paoli, Pa.--- Thu. 7/4 - Hill Farmstead/Bella Vista Independence Day Annual (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a bunch of great beers from Bella Vista, including five from Hill Farmstead, and smoked brats, grilled elk burgers, and homemade apple pie.)
Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 7/5 - First Friday After Party w/ Victory Brewing (7 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of art, beer, and video games.)
@Devil's Den and Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- through Sun. 7/21 - Tour de France with Ommegang & Duvel ($PAYG to enjoy bike race specials and giveaways throughout the Tour De France. Grand prize drawing for two BCTC tickets on Belgian Independence Day at Devil's Den.)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Thu. 7/4 through Sun. 7/7 - Founders Weekend ($PAYG as they'll be pouring Bolt Cutter, Doom, Imperial Stout, Curmudgeon, and Backwoods Bastard. For those who like to make it through the whole weekend, we will also have All Day IPA, Founders Pale Ale, and Centennial IPA.)
@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Fri. 7/5 - Brew Dogs On-Camera Tasting Party (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $PAYG for a very special on-camera tasting event to be featured on an episode of Esquire Network's Brew Dogs, a new TV show about Craft Beer that follows Scottish beer evangelists (and star brewers at the UK s Brewdog PLC.) James Watt and Martin Dickie as they travel the US, report on the local beer scenes and brew with the country s top craft brewers.)
Food and Beer events
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 7/10 - Beer and Cheese Pairing (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for three cheese plates paired with American Barley Wine, Ironbound Ale, and Pig Iron Porter.)
@Monk's Café , Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 7/9 - Local Food/Local Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $65 for a six-course meal served with seven beers from the Philly region.)
@Standard Tap, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 7/4 through Sun. 7/7 - Pork of July ($PAYG for a weekend of American Pale Ales and pork dishes.)
@Steam, Southampton, Pa.--- Tue. 7/9 - Yards Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $50 for a four-course meal served with Pale Ale, Saison, IPA, and trio of Yards Beer Floats.)
@Yards, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 7/5 - Country & 'Cue (4 p.m.-10 p.m.; $40 for three Yards ales, three food truck vouchers, a free brewery tour, and all the live music you can handle. Plus, you can pregame from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Morgan's Pier with discounts on fine Yards ales.)
Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 7/10 - Beer School (4 p.m.; $Free to get some in-depth beer schooling along with our staff.)