Last week was a bit of overload here in the weekly beer events calendar — even by Philly standards — with over forty events. This week, a more modest baker's (brewer's?) dozen or so.
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.
For example, this one at City Tap House, this one at Sidecar Bar & Grille, and this one at Prohibition Taproom.
This just in (update): Three more events by way of PhillyTapFinder.com. One from Pinocchio's, one at Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant, and one at The Pour House (in Exton) tonight the 8th.
So now it looks like we're up to nearly two dozen events over the next seven days. Carry on my friends. (I'd say, stay calm, but that line was so played out months ago.)
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 8/9 - Friday Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Penn Brewing and a special appearance by Joe Sixpack.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 8/9 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Belfast Bay in Maine and their Lobster beer and Oatmeal Stout.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Sat. 8/10 - Saturday Afternoon Sampling (12 p.m.-3 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Moosehead.)
Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/13 - Left Handed Genius (9:30 p.m.; $PAYG for a live tribute to Jimi Hendrix with Left Hand Brewing.)
@Mad Mex, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/8 through Thu. 8/22 - Exclusive beer from featured brewery ($PAYG for Mad Mojo, a new brew made especially for Mad Mex by Boulder Beer Company. It's a special batch of Mojo IPA with an extra double dry hopping of Amarillo. ABV: 7.2%.)
@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Wed. 8/14 - Founders Tap Take-over (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG as John from Founders will be here with Mango Magnifico con Calor, Imperial Stout, Old Curmudgeon, Rubaeus, Centennial IPA, All Day IPA, and Double Trouble IPA on tap.)
@Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/10 - Dog Days of Summer Block Party (1 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for the annual party featuring Dogfish Head and some of the brewery's best beers. Games, hot dog eating contest, and prizes too.)
@Prohibition Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/10 - Southern Cali Cookout (12 p.m.; $PAYG as SoCal Punk records will be spinning all day long. Ballast Point Dorado (Nitro), Sculpin, Victory At Sea, Three Sheets, Big Eye IPA, Brother Levonian, Pescadero Pils, and Reef Rye on the taps with SoCal/Mexican staples on the grill.)
@Sabatini's, Exeter, Pa.--- Wed. 8/14 - Saucony Creek Tap Takeover (7 p.m.; $PAYG as the Kutztown brewery's founder, Matt Lindenmuth, will be in attendance with his Honey Blossom Saison, North Ramp Stout, Imperial Crystal IPA, Saucony Sessions, Cucumber Kolsch, Lord of Misrule, Captain Pumpkin's Maple Mistress Ale, and Dry-Hopped Stonefly IPA from the firkin.)
@The Pour House, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 8/8 - Victory Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG to meet Victory founders Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet with Oaked Horizontal, Prima Pils, HopDevil, Golden Monkey, Headwaters, Storm King, Ranch Double IPA, Braumeister Pils, Mad Kings Weiss, Helios, Sunrise Weiss, Golding Glow, St. Victorious, Squeeky Wheel, 4 Hop Bock all on tap, and Summer Love on cask.)
Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/10 - Sour Saturday (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; $30 for a Sour Saturday glass and ten tokens to taste styles ranging from Lambics & American Wild Ales to Flemish Reds & Berliner Weiss. $PAYG option also available.)
@Emlen Physick Estate, Cape May, NJ--- Sat. 8/10 - Craft Beer & Crab Festival (11 a.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for an all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods. All-day music on outdoor stage.)
@The Lancaster Liederkranz, Manheim, Pa.--- Sat. 8/10 - Smokin' Blues Brews Fest (1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; $30-$40 for Blues music, smoked meats from PBR Dining, and great brews from 20 breweries.)
@Side Car Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/14 - High Gravity (3 p.m.; $PAYG for select high gravity, hard-to-find craft beers.)
Food and Beer events
@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 8/10 - Kenzinger Clambake (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a tasty Clambake alongside some refreshing Kenzinger and other tasty drafts from Philadelphia Brewing Co. DJ DNA, David April, will be spinning beach songs, surf tunes, rockabilly, soul, and jump blues from until 8 p.m.)
@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sun. 8/11 - Beef & Beer (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$40 for a beef and beer fundraiser, where we will honor the memory of sweet Declan. Proceeds benefit Team Declan/The Lemon Ride for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.)
Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 8/8 - Movie Night (8 p.m.; $PAYG for an outdoor patio night of craft beer from Ommegang, Dirty Dancing on the big screen, popcorn, and other classic movie fare.)
@Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 8/13 - Movie Night (8 p.m.; $PAYG for beer and food specials with Batman on the big screen.)
@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 8/14 - Beer School (4 p.m.; $Free to get some in-depth beer schooling along with our staff.)