Thursday, September 19, 2013

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: September 19 - September 25

Somehow I never tire of sharing with you the dozens of events that load up each and every week's beer calendar all around the Philadelphia region. Have at it...

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.

@Bainbridge Street Barrel House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 9/25 - A Killer Shade of Pale Ale (4 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate the resurgence of the work horse of American craft beer.)

@Exton Beverage, Exton, Pa.--- Fri. 9/20 - Friday Night Tasting (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Stoudt's Oktoberfest beer.)

@Rino's, Exton, Pa.--- Thu. 9/19 - Boxcar Brewing Tasting (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for wing and appetizer specials, prizes, memorabilia, and more.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 9/20 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for firkins of two classic British styles that taste fantastic through a beer engine, as Jake's ESB joins Chester County Bitter on the hand pumps.)

@Tröegs Brewery, Hershey, Pa.--- Thu. 9/19 - Full Moon Firkin (11 a.m.; $PAYG for full moon fun with Tröegs.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/19 - Tröegs Scratch Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a lineup of beers TBA.)

@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 9/24 - Goose Island Migration Week and Tap Takeover (4 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for a draft list that you can find over at

@Fingers Wings and Other Things, Conshohocken, Pa.--- Sat. 9/21 - Great Lakes Tap Takeover (11 a.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG for the the exciting beers of Denver, Colorado's Great Divide Brewing Company, including Rumble IPA, 19th Anniversary Ale, Colette Farmhouse Ale, Orabelle, Titan IPA, Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti, and Heyday.)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Sat. 9/21 - Dark Humor Rising (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG for this limited, multi-beer release featuring dark beers aged in second use barrels from wine, bourbon, and rum. Vintage Dark Humor, Rum Barrel Aged Dark Humor, Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Humor, Sherry Barrel Aged Dark Humor, Tawny Port Barrel Aged Dark Humor, and Ruby Port Barrel Aged Dark Humor. Bottled Reserves available in limited quantities.)

@Maggie O'Neill's, Drexel Hill, Pa.--- Thu. 9/19 - Sly Fox Tap Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG as the Eagles take on Andy Reid and the Chiefs while enjoying some rare Sly Fox drafts along with our favorite flagships.)

@PJ Whelihans, Cherry Hill, NJ--- Wed. 9/25 - Weyerbacher Tap Event (8 p.m.; $PAYG for Weyerbacher's Imperial Pumpkin, Merry Monks, Last Chance IPA, and Verboten. Trivia and pint glass giveaways starting at 8 p.m.)

@Side Car Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 9/25 - Goose Island Migration Week and Tap Takeover (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a draft list that you can find over at

@Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 9/25 - Evolution Craft Brewing (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a tap takeover from Evolution.)

Special One-offs or Debuts, Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Jenkintown Town Square, Jenkintown, Pa.--- Sun. 9/22 - Jenkintown Brew Fest (12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $5-$35 to sample a variety of options either by purchasing all day passes or choosing single servings. For the first time, this year's Brew Fest will involve a Home Brew Competition.)

@Jose Pistola's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 9/22 - Sour Sunday (10:30 a.m.; $PAYG for a draft list that you can find over at

@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 9/19 - Yards get PYNK With Big Red’s Return (5 p.m.; $PAYG for the Kite & Key release of Yards' PYNK. We will have an awesome array of your favorite Yards brews for an evening of fun with the crew and watching the Eagles.)
@Kite & Key, Philadelphia, Pa.-- Sun. 9/22 - Savage Sixtel Sunday (7 p.m.; $PAYG for an impressive list revealed at 7 p.m. as always.)

@Resurrection Ale House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Tue. 9/24 - 4th Anniversary (5 p.m.; $PAYG for an Allagash lineup of Broken Elevator, Fluxus 2012, Confluence 2012, FV-13, Blonde, White, Midnight Brett, James Beam, Golden Brett, Curieux, and Interlude 2012. Complimentary passed nibbles, as well.)

@The Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ--- Sat. 9/21 - MGK Brew Blast on the Battleship (1 p.m.-5 p.m.; $40-$45 to meet the MGK jocks, enjoy live music from the MGK house band, experience a tour of the Battleship, eat great food, and sample over 50 craft beers.)

@The Stocking Works, Newtown, Pa.--- Sat. 9/21 - Newtown Beer Fest (12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $10-$75 for beer tasting, live music, food, and fun.)

Food and Beer events
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/21 - The Best Wurst Saturday Ever (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $PAYG for a German-inspired menu, live music by TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb, and a draft list that you can find over at

@Iron Abbey, Horsham, Pa.--- Wed. 9/25 - Weihenstephan Oktoberfest Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $60 for a five-course meal served with Weihenstephan's Festbier, Hefeweissbier Dunkel, Hefe-Weissbier, Korbinian, and Vitus.)

@Lemon Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 9/23 - Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $60 for a four-course meal served with some awesome brews from the Brooklyn Brewery.)

@Station Taproom, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sun. 9/22 - Wyebrook Farms & Vollemecke Orchards Dinner (6 p.m.; $75 for a six-course meal served with beers to be announced shortly.)

@Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 9/22 - Smoke 'Em If Yous Got 'Em (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$50 a festival with random smoked beers (and a selection of some beers that we just plain love) from around the world paired with some of the best local BBQ and smoked food in the area.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Maysie's Farm Conservation Center, Glenmoore, Pa.--- Sat. 9/21 - Maysie's FarmFest (1 p.m.-11 p.m.; $20-$25 for a daylong "Conservation Concert" and local beers, cider, and foods.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Thu. 9/19 - Talk Like a Pirate Day ($PAYG to dress as a Pirate and talk away. The best impersonation judged by our staff will get you a 9L bottle of Piraat.)

@The Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/21 - Weyerbacher & Lego Build Off (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for a full 16 tap takeover of our draft lines and a The Great Lego Build Off competition with the winner getting a case of Weyerbacher and a gift card to the brew pub.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Sun. 9/22 - Bike Fresh Bike Local (7 a.m.; $40-$45 for a fabulous bike tour (10 to 75 mile options) of the Chester County countryside and a celebration of local foods.)

Oktoberfest and other seasonal extravaganzas
@Brauhaus Schmitz/South Street, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/21 - Oktoberfest Street Festival (12 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free admission and a $100 VIP option as they shut down South Street and party all day with live oompah music, a pig roast, and lots of great German beer.)

@Hop Angel Brauhaus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 9/21 & Sun. 9/22 - Pumpkinfest (2 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for a variety of pumpkin beers, a variety of pumpkin foods, and some pumpkin fun.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.- Sat. 9/21 - Oktoberfest Celebration (2 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for classic Bavarian fare and the Oktoberfest beer release in addition to German Pilsner, Roggenbier, Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen, Rauchbier, and Berliner Weisse.)

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