Thursday, January 23, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: January 23 - January 31

This list of beer events around Philadelphia seems a pretty strong way to close out the first month of 2014. Are you inclined to agree? Maybe get a beer while you ponder.

Check out the entire January 2014 calendar over here. If I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, don't hesitate to let me know.

Tastings/Samplings/Freebies and Special One-offs or Debuts
@Brew, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 1/24 - Free Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Philadelphia Brewing Company.)
@Brew, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 1/31 - Free Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Firestone Walker.)

@Iron Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 1/24 - Hop Stinger Double IPA Beer Release (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of our first double IPA of the year—made with local honey.)
@Iron Hill, North Wales, Pa. — Fri. 1/24 - Peanut Butter Porter Beer Release (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day with the release of our delicious Peanut Butter Porter.)
@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa. — Sat. 1/25 - Make It Funky! (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $PAYG to groove to the ’70s with eight funky beers and far out food features.)
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ — Tue. 1/28 - Luca Brasi Beer Release (5 p.m.; $PAYG for the re-release of the 2010 Iron Brewer competition winner, Luca Brasi—our coffee infused milk stout. Also on tap, Half Caff and Decaf.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa. — Mon. 1/27 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free for a for brewery representative led complimentary tasting and specials on bottle selections from Evolution Brewing Company.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. — Fri. 1/24 - Cut Out Of Work: The Ed Friedland Way ($PAYG for a special menu of food that Ed likes to eat and beers Ed likes to drink. Tripel Van De Garre will be four euros, or the equivalent exchange rate.)

@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa. — Sat. 1/25 - Tröegs Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Tröegs.)

@Trolley Car Diner, Philadelphia, Pa. — Fri. 1/31 - Finally Friday Beer Tasting (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish, including the newly re-released Exit 1.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Bistro On Bridge, Phoenixville, Pa. — Thu. 1/23 - West Coast Tap Takeover (7 p.m.; $PAYG for beers that were stored in our Cellar all year round.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa. — Thu. 1/23 - Tap Take-over with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a night with Dogfish Head's 120 Minute, Bitches Brew, American Beauty, Noble Rot, Kvasir, Hellhound on my Ale, and Olde School Barleywine.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa. — Fri. 1/24 - Penn Brewing Tap Takeover (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for Penn Brewery from Pittsburgh.)

@Red Owl Tavern, Philadelphia, Pa. — throughout January 2014 - Brewer Of The Month ($PAYG for month-long specials on Sly Fox beers, including Helles Golden Lager and Route 113 IPA.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa. — Thu. 1/23 - River Horse Night ($PAYG for Dunkel Lager, Hop Hazard, Tripel Horse, and Hopalotamus on draft and the firkins will be a ninja-like surprise.)

@The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa. — Wed. 1/29 - The Greatest Bear Republic Show on Earth (3 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that can be found at

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 1/30 - Long Thaw Party (8 p.m.; $PAYG for a night with beers from Harpoon Brewery.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Bar-ly, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 1/25 - Barly Beer Festival ($25-$30 as beer reps serve and educate on flagship and seasonal beers from 12 different breweries. Complimentary apps will also be served.)

@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ — Sat. 1/25 - Winter Beer Fest (12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $10-$35 for over forty craft beers from over twenty different breweries. Meet local craft brewers and snack on our delicious food. Benefits the Burlington County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee.)

@Iron Hill, West Chester, Pa. — Sat. 1/25 - Belgium Comes to West Chester (1 p.m.; $PAYG as regional breweries showcase more than 30 of their best Belgian-style beers.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. — Sat. 1/25 - Robert Burns Birthday Celebration (5 p.m.-11 p.m.; $PAYG for Gang Aft Agley Scotch Ale and Burns Scottish Ale, bagpipes piping, and the arrival of the Haggis (6:30 p.m.) will be marked by Ian Turnbull's reading of Burns' Ode to a Haggis. Celtic Spirit will play music throughout the evening.)

@The Victoria Freehouse, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sat. 1/25 - Robert Burns Night (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a Robert Burns Night in true Scottish Fashion- Haggis, Bagpipes, and Scotch Whisky.)

Food and Beer events
@Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery, Lafayette Hill, Pa. — Thu. 1/30 - Beer & Tulips Belgian Beer Dinner with Joe Sixpack (7 p.m.; $40 to learn more about this fantastic cruise with a special four-course Belgian beer-paired dinner with Joe Sixpack.)

@Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, Pa. — Thu. 1/30 - Chocolate and Beer Pairings (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $35 for a one-of-a-kind tasting event with John Doyle of John & Kira's Chocolates talking artisanal chocolate making, sourcing fresh local herbs, running a sustainable small business, and, of course, the art of pairing fine chocolate with a variety of craft beers from Yards Brewing Company.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa. — Tue. 1/28 - The Beer and Whiskey Experience (7 p.m.; $65 for a four-course meal paired with Santory Yamazaki 12-year & Sorachi Dry Hopped IPA, Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or & Wee Heavy, and Koval 4 Grain & Imperial Witbier.)

@South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa. — Sun. 1/26 - 5th Annual Beef and Beer (4 p.m.-8 p.m.; $45-$75 for all-you-can-drink specialty firkins, including an exclusive beer from our pals at Founders, and all-you-can-eat beef and other fixins.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Bulls Head Public House, Lititz, Pa. — Mon. 1/27 - Beer School featuring Peabody Heights Co-Op Brewery (5:30 p.m.; $27.50 to meet the brewer and a four-course food menu paired with RavenBeer -The Raven Special Lager, RavenBeer - The Cask Dopplebock, RavenBeer - Hearty Ale IPA, RavenBeer - Pendulum Pils, and a special tapping of Full Tilt - Baltimore Pale Ale.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa. — each Wednesday through 3/12 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG to earn chances to win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)
@Sly Fox, Pottstown, Pa. — each Thursday through 3/13 - St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG to earn chances to win a trip to Ireland. See website for all the details.)

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