Thursday, September 26, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: September 26 - September 30

You'd be forgiven if you took one look at this list and thought it was a full week of beer events. Nope, around here, even the last five days of the month can fill a beer events calendar like no other region.

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.

@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 9/27 - Friday Night Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Sly Fox's Oktoberfest Lager, Phoenix Pale Ale, Helles Golden Lager, and Pikeland Pils.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 9/26 - Thursday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of the new Victory Dirt Wolf beer.)
@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 9/27 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Evil Genius Pumpkin beer.)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 9/27 - Friday Night Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Stoudt's Brewing Company.)

@Rino's, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 9/26 - Evil Genius Tasting (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for wing and appetizer specials, prizes, memorabilia, and more.)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 9/27 - Finally Friday Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples from Weyerbacher)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.-- Thu. 9/26 - Forest & Main Tap Take-over (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG as Marketing Director Brian Nerney will be on-site to tap a variety of Forest and Main ales including Enfant Terrible, Douteux, and a firkin of Isis. Plus we might have a surprise or two.)

@Local 44 & The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 9/30 - Bell's Brewing Night (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for Black Note, Best Brown, Two Hearted, Oarsman, Kalamazoo Stout, and Midwestern Pale.)

@TJ's, Paoli, Pa.--- Thu. 9/26 - Goose Island Happy Hour (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for drafts of Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Coffee Stout, Night Stalker, Big John, Madame Rose, Matilda Lambicus, Sofie Paradisi, The Illinois, 25th Anniversary, Harvest, and Oktoberfest. By the glass from bottles of their Juliet and Lolita. VERY VERY VERY limited tastes of their RARE, King Henry, and Vanilla.)

Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Four Seasons Hotel, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/26 - 1983: Beer of Excellence (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $35-$50 for great food, wine, and beer in our outdoor courtyard while the top tunes of the '80s will be spinning. Be the first to try our new fall beer Four All Seasons anniversary brew with Dock Street Brewing Co....1983: Beer of Excellence.)

@Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJ--- Sat. 9/28 - Craft Beer Tasting (7 p.m.; $49-$59 for over 99 seasonal craft beers from 40 different breweries paired with delicious bites and live entertainment.)

@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa.--- Sat. 9/28 - Can Jam Festival (12 p.m.; $PAYG to attend, $50 per team to play. Day-long music festival featuring the likes of Toy Soliders, The Lawsuits, Swift Technique, John Train, Travel Lanes, and Ataloft.)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa.--- Sat. 9/28 - Octoberfest Opening Weekend (12 p.m.; $PAYG for food, oompah, and beer.)

@Tired Hands, Ardmore, Pa.--- Thu. 9/26 - A FareWell to FarmHands (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate the life of FarmHands and see it through to its next stage of existence.)

Food and Beer events
@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Thu. 9/26 - Unibroue Dinner (7 p.m.; $TBA for a very special four-course meal in which we pair a unique menu designed by our chef with four different beers from the Quebec brewing company including three Éphémères, La Fin Du Monde, Maudite, and Grand Reserve.)

@Hawthornes, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 9/29 - Friends of Hawthornes Beer Dinner (8 p.m.-10 p.m.; $65 for a four-course meal served with beers from Maui Brewing Company.)

@Lucky's Last Chance, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 9/29 - Southern Tier Brunch Tap Takeover (11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $PAYG for new brunch items including Southern Tier Pumking Pumpkin Pancakes and Southern Tier drafts including Compass, 2X Rye, Live, Plum Noir, Pumking, and one more to be announced.)

@Side Bar, West Chester, Pa.--- Mon. 9/30 - At The Bar Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $35 for a five-small-plate meal served with five beers from Yards.)

@Vic & Anthony's (Golden Nugget), Atlantic City, NJ--- Fri. 9/27 - Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $70 a four-course meal served Ommegang beers selected perfectly to enhance each course. A representative from the Cooperstown, NY brewery will be there on hand.)

Breaking Bad gets a category because it's some of the best television.....ever.
@Growlers Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 9/29 - Breaking Bad series Finale Party (8 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate the series finale of a fantastic show. TVs will be airing the episode with sound in our main bar room, with specials themed around the series characters, like Allagash "Walter" Whites, Yards "Jesse" Pynkman bottles, and Heisenbergs Principle, a blue colored Moscow Mule.)

@Old Eagle Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 9/29 - Dinner, Beer, and a Movie (11 a.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG as specials will run all day and Breaking Bad, season 5 playing all day up to the season finale at 9 p.m. (with a short break for the Eagles games). Special dinner with a Chicken Dinner from Los Pollos Hermanos and beers inspired by main characters from Breaking Bad like Walter White - Special TBA beer, Sklyer White - Flying Dog Raging Bitch, Jesse Pinkman - Two Brothers Sidekick Pale Ale, and Drug Trade - Boulder Beer Hazed & Infused. $1 off featured beers during airings of Breaking Bad.)

Oktoberfest and other seasonal extravaganzas
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/28 & Sun. 9/29 - Oktoberfest ($PAYG for a special German-inspired food menu, handmade sausages along with a draft list that includes Schneider Aventinus, Weihenstephaner Vitus, Paulaner Salavator, Stiegl Radler, Julius Etcher Hefe Weisse, Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest, Two Brothers Atom Smasher, Wurzburger Pilsner, Hacker Pschorr Hefe Weisse, and Freigeist Hibiskuss.)

@downtown Downingtown, Pa.--- Sun. 9/29 - Downingtown Fall Fest (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $TBA for a fall festival and access to Victory Beer Garden.)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/28 & Sun. 9/29 - Oktoberfest (2 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a variety of Oktoberfest beers, sausage sandwiches, and house made pretzels.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 9/27 - Oktoberfest Celebration (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for classic Bavarian fare and the Oktoberfest beer release in addition to Berliner Weisse, Vienna Red Lager, German Pilsner, Munich Helles, Maibock, Oktoberfest, Kölsch, and Hefeweizen. Traditional German dancers at 5 p.m.)
@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 9/27 - Oktoberfest Celebration (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for classic Bavarian fare and the Oktoberfest beer release and also Rauchbier, Oktoberfest, Munich Helles, Kölsch, German Pilsner, and Dortmunder.)
@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa.--- Fri. 9/27 - Oktoberfest Celebration (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for classic Bavarian fare and the Oktoberfest beer release in addition to Konig Goldene, Kölsch, The Big German IPA, German Pilsner, and Hopfenweizen.)

@Neshaminy Creek Brewing, Croydon, Pa.--- Sat. 9/28 - Ziggy Zaggy Oktoberfest (4 p.m.-9 p.m.; $10 entry + PAYG for lagers, pilsners, and weizens. Food from Brauhaus Schmitz. Live music from Jeff Baker and the Keine Django Bande. Proceeds donated to Croydon Volunteer Fire Department.)

@Xfinity Live!, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/28 - Xtoberfest 2013 (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $25-$55 for beer gardens, German Oktoberfest beer tents, food, music, and much more.)

@World Café Live, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 9/28 - Harvest Hop Fest (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $40 to sample offerings from over 30 breweries. All styles will be represented including special fall varieties.)

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