As the summer unofficially winds down after August, the beer calendar is officially as hot as ever. Check out the free samples, homebrew, fundraisers, movie nights, festivals, and dinners all ready to serve up your favorite adult beverage.
Check out the entire August 2013 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.
And don't forget the hard work being put forth over at PhillyTapFinder.com. They recently launched a new Events page. So, when you see an event here, you can easily hop over there to see if there's a fresh tap list being produced for noted event.
Check out, for example, Flying Fish Night at Barcade and Carton Night at Bainbridge Street Barrel House, both next Thursday, 8/29.
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/23 - Friday Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Tröegs and a special appearance by Joe Sixpack.)
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/30 - Friday Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Brooklyn Brewing.)
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/22 - Movie Night (Point Break and Lagunitas) (8 p.m.; $PAYG for an outdoor patio night of craft beer from Lagunitas, Point Break on the big screen, popcorn, and other classic movie fare.)
@Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/27 - Movie Night (8 p.m.; $PAYG for beer and food specials with Avatar on the big screen.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 8/23 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Long Trail.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 8/24 - Saturday Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Shock Top.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 8/30 - Friday Night Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 8/31 - Saturday Tasting (12 p.m.-2 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Oskar Blues.)
@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/23 - Sixpoint-y End First Night (7 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a night of dart playing and Sixpoint beer. Jersey Dan will have prizes.)
@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/30 - Finally Friday Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Yards Brewing Company.)
Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/29 - Carton(s) of Fun Night (7 p.m.; $PAYG for Carton's Boat Beer, B.D.G., Digger Gose, Carton of Milk, Monkey Chased the Weasel, Intermezzo, and Red Rye Returning.)
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/29 - Flying Fish Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG a draft list including Abbey Dubbel, ESB, Exit 4, Exit 16, Extra Pale Ale, Farmhouse Summer Ale, Hopfish, Oktoberfish, and Red Fish.)
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/29 - Movie Night (8 p.m.; $PAYG for an outdoor patio night of craft beer from Dogfish Head, What About Bob on the big screen, popcorn, and other classic movie fare.)
@House of Brews, Turnersville, NJ--- Thu. 8/29 - Weyerbacher Night (7 p.m.; $PAYG for Weyerbacher's Imperial Pumpkin, White Sun Wit, 18th Anniversary, Last Chance IPA, and Merry Monks.)
@King's Liquor Outlet, Sicklerville, NJ--- Thu. 8/29 - Weyerbacher Growler Tap Takeover (4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $PAYG for a growler station filled with Weyerbacher's 18th Anniversary, White Sun Wit, and Verboten. Pint glass giveaways, too.)
@The Pour House, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 8/22 - Tröegs Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG for at least fifteen beers on tap from Tröegs including Scratch 96 (Porter), Scratch 97 (Rye IPA), Scratch 101 (Session IPA), Scratch 103 (Dark Fest Lager), Scratch 104 (Triple Golden Ale), Scratch 105 (IPA), Scratch 107 (Saison), Scratch 108 (Triple), Naked Elf, Mad Elf, Flying Mouflan, Troegenator, Dreamweaver, Sunshine Pils, Perpetual, Javahead, and Hopback on cask.)
@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Thu. 8/22 - Weyerbacher Happy Hour Tap Takeover (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for a happy hour with music by Jason Ager and a tap takeover by Weyerbacher.)
Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/22 - Sixth Anniversary in the Old Firehouse ($PAYG for souvenir glass, half-priced drafts, and special beers on tap like Trappist IPA and the re-release of Firehouse Saison.)
@Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/29 - 6th Anniversary Jawn (9 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate with the bar as they turn six.)
@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa.--- Sat. 8/24 - Microfest (12 p.m.-4 p.m., 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $35-$40 for beer tastings, food, and live music.)
Food and Beer events
@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa.--- Wed. 8/28 - Summer Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $75 for a six-course meal paired with Ginger Saison, Belgian Pale, Belgian Tripel, German Pilsner, Berliner Weisse, and Peach Wit.)
@Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Thu. 8/22 - Neshaminy Creek Beer Dinner (6 p.m.; $35 for a four-course meal paired with Neshaminy Creek's Trauger Pilsner, County Line IPA, Neshaminator, and Leon Imperial Stout.)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 8/27 - Tasty New England Tuesday ($PAYG for Hill Farmstead's Everett, Oxbow's Farmhouse Pale Ale and Loretta, and Allagash's Confluence, Yakuza, Blonde, and Bourbon Black. Expect interesting pairing concepts from the kitchen as well.)
@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Mon. 8/26 - Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $TBD for a dinner that's not yet set, but why wait... you know they are always awesome...and sold out..hint hint.)
@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Tue. 8/27 - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting (6 p.m.; $38 for two of the best things on earth paired together – Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer. Bring your vegetarian friends, too – we can accommodate them on all pairings.)
Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Allentown Brew Works, Allentown, Pa.--- Fri. 8/23 - Be Our Brewer For A Day Festival (6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for an evening of tastings, samplings, and judging homebrewed craft beers from the Valley’s best homebrewers. Be a part of the fun – you, the fans, get to judge the winning brew. Enjoy food sampling from Lehigh Valley restaurants.)
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 8/31 through Mon. 9/2 - Tröegs Sampling & Delco SPCA Fundraiser (1 p.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday; $Free samples from Tröegs plus $PAYG as proceeds benefit the Delaware County SPCA. Plus, great food cooked by Teresa's Next Door.)
@Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa.--- Mon. 8/26 - Beer School 101 (6:30 p.m.; $24.95 for four delicious beers from Liquid Hero (York, Pa.) paired with four delicious dishes from our kitchen.)
@Philly Homebrew Outlet, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/24 - Summer Sizzle (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $20-$25 for a family-friendly event with activities for the kids and a commemorative PHBC tasting glass and endless supply of homebrewed samples (being judged during the day) for the adults. You will also receive $5 in food coupons to spend as you wish at our food truck partner – The Guerrilla Truck’s Robert Legget.)
@Total Wine, Claymont, Del.--- Thu. 8/22 - Dog Days of Summer beer class (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15 for a class all about the many craft beers that have "dog" in their name.)