Thursday, September 05, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: September 5 - September 11

The seasons change, the school year calendar turns over, and sports seasons come and go. But, one thing never changes — the beer events calendar covering the Philadelphia region keeps on doing what it's always been doing: giving you great reasons to drink great beer with great people at great places. Phew, that sounds, well, great. As you were...

Check out the entire September 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 For example, of the events listed below, they've got a tap list for Sidecar's High Gravity event, a list for The Pour House's Founders event, a draft list for Cedar Point's special Brett Night, and an event listing for the Stone event at Bottle Bar East.

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 9/6 - Friday Night Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Dos Equis beer.)

@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 9/6 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.; $PAYG to taste some fabulous Dogfish Head beers from Delaware.)

@Wegmans, Collegeville, Pa.--- Sat. 9/7 - Beer Sampling (2 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sly Fox Oktoberfest and Helles 360.)

@Whole Foods, Glen Mills, Pa.--- Fri. 9/6 - Beer Tasting (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of fresh beers from Philadelphia Brewing Company.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Bottle Bar East, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 9/6 - Stone Tap Takeover (5 p.m.; $PAYG for at least a half dozen goodies from one of southern California's finest. See event draft listing at

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/5 - Movie Night (8 p.m.; $PAYG for Point Break on the big screen, beer from Ommegang, popcorn, and classic movie fare.)

@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 9/6 - Returning the Banner/Belgium Comes from Pottstown (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for Sly Fox's Belgian Blonde, Sasion Vos, and Oktoberfest)

@Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, Pa.--- Thu. 9/5 - Who's Your Yeti? ($PAYG for Great Divide Oaked Yeti ['12], Great Divide Chocolate Yeti ['11], Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti ['13], and Stoudt’s Old Abominable ['11].)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 9/6 - First Friday Firkin (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for Amarillo IPA with pickled hop shoots.)
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Sat. 9/7 - Welcome, Great Pumpkin (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG as the Great Imperial Pumpkin Ale is on draft and on sale in 750ML Bottles. Pumpkin-inspired fare will be served up with Iron Hill's Pumpkin Ale, Cinderella’s Carriage, and Bourbon Imperial Pumpkin Ale and three Pumpkin Ales from guest breweries including Dogfish Head, Weyerbacker, and Elysian.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa.--- Fri. 9/6 - Incubus Friday (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel that pours until the keg kicks, usually by 7pm.)

@The Pour House, Westmont, NJ--- Thu. 9/5 - Founders Night (6 p.m.; $PAYG for a Founders Brewery spotlight featuring at least a half dozen treats from Michigan. See event draft listing at

Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Arden Theatre, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 9/6 - First Friday Festival (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $Free with RSVP and suggested $5 donation for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation as Drink Philly celebrates three years of drinks, lite bites, and local artists.)

@Arts and Events Place, Quakertown, Pa.--- Sat. 9/7 - McCoole's Beer Festival (12 p.m.-4 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10-$40 for over 70 unique beers, live music, great food, craft vendors, beer trivia, and a homebrew competition.)

@Campbell's Field, Camden, NJ--- Fri. 9/6 - Oktoberfest (7:05 p.m.; $35 for two hours of unlimited food and drinks in the air-conditioned Diamond Café.)

@Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/5 - What the Brett! (Snobby Beer Night) (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a celebration of high-brow beers brewed with brettanomyces, sours, and tons of other good stuff. See event draft listing at

@downtown Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 9/7 - Lancaster Craft Beer Fest (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $12-$55 for dozens of options of craft beer, in addition to great food and live music to enjoy as well.)

@Millbrook Playhouse, Mill Hall, Pa.--- Sat. 9/7 - Brews in the Barn (4 p.m.; $35 for hors d’ oeuvres and samplings of more than 50 varieties of craft, home, and nationally distributed beer.)

@Side Car Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 9/11 - High Gravity (3 p.m.; $PAYG for a lineup of especially high gravity, tasty, and in some cases hard-to-find beers. See event draft listing at

Food and Beer events
@Cavanaugh's Headhouse, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/5 - Brew and Chew (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $20-$25 for an appetizer pairing with beers from Wolaver's and Otter Creek.)

@Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 9/11 - Brew and Chew (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $25 for a four-course craft beer pairing where we will pair four Bell's beers with four different apps.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 9/6 - Philly Grown and Raised (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG as the restaurant partners with Weavers Way Co-op, Philly CowShare, and Henry Got Crops to create a special menu showcasing Philly’s farm-to-table finest sourced within 5 miles of Chestnut Hill.)

@The Rising Sun Inn, Telford, Pa.--- Wed. 9/11 - Beer and Food Pairing Event (6:30 p.m.; $40 for four courses of food to complement four beers from Tröegs.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 9/5 - Charity Cask Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG as 100% of cask sales will be donated to Teed Off At Cancer/The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.)

@Bistro on Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Sat. 9/7 - Berks County ARL Food & Beer Pairing Event (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $30 for pairings with Allagash White, Goose Island Fall Harvest Ale, Twisted Pine Triple Espresso Stout, Neshaminy County Line IPA, Round Guys Bout Damn Time Double IPA, and Outta Hands Belgian Ale.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 9/8 - The Big Lebowski Quizzo and Movie Night (5 p.m.; $5 entrance donation (benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) to receive drink specials. Quizzo hosted by Johnny Goodtimes. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m., popcorn included.)

@Gretz Beer Company, Norristown, Pa.--- Sun. 9/8 - 9/11 Heroes Run (9 a.m.; $15-$25 for either a 1-mile or 5-kilometer run/walk benfitting the Brad Fox Foundation & the Hero Fund of MontCo. Post-event meal is included and catered by Victory.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 9/11 - Beer School (4 p.m.; $Free to get some in depth beer schooling along with our staff.)

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