Thursday, January 09, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: January 9 - January 15

Got the holiday hangover and monkey off your back yet? Here's a couple dozen events of varying shapes and sizes to help you get back in the regular swing of things early on in 2014.

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
@Beer Yard, Wayne, Pa.--- Fri. 1/10 - Friday Night Sampling (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of Dogfish Head's 60 Minute IPA, India Brown Ale, 61 Minute IPA, and the new Piercing Pils.)

@Iron Hill, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 1/10 - Russian Imperial Stout Beer Release Party (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for this year’s release of our top award-winning seasonal beer, Russian Imperial Stout.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Fri. 1/10 - Belgian Reserves Beer Release (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for this limited release of two of our favorite Belgians, Commodus and Bedotter.)
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Tue. 1/14 - The Situation Beer Release (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of The Situation, our biggest, hoppiest IPA. Featuring boardwalk-inspired fare.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/13 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free for a for brewery representative led complimentary tasting and specials on bottle selections from Sixpoint.)

@Total Wine, Claymont, Del.--- Thu. 1/9 - Styles & Smiles (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $15 to encounter your favorite beer flavors while enjoying a tasting tour of different brews from the style categories in this easy-reading book.)

@Tröegs Tasting Room, Hershey, Pa.--- Wed. 1/15 - Full Moon Firkin (11 a.m.; $PAYG as we tap special firkins to coincide with the full moon.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@High Street Grill, Mount Holly, NJ--- Thu. 1/9 - Heavy Seas Promo (6:30 p.m.; $PAYG for Loose Cannon IPA, Peg Leg Imperial Stout, and Yule Tide Imperial Red aged in Jamaican Rum Barrels.)

@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.)

@Stanley's Tavern, Wilmington, Del.--- Thu. 1/9 - Yards Tap Takeover (6 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate some of the delicious beers we have made throughout the year.)

@Tangier Bar and Restaurant, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 1/13 - Quizzo (9 p.m.; $PAYG for a Yards-sponsored night of Quizzo and Yards beer and prizes.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 1/15 - Brooklyn Tap Attack (8 p.m.; $PAYG for a night with beers from Brooklyn Brewery.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Earth Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/11 - Cask Beer Festival (12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.; $30-$35 for specialty casks from Zero Gravity, Sly Fox, Victory, Brewers Art, Earth, East End Brewing, and Forest & Main. Buffet lunch is included.)

@Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 1/11 - The Trouble with Trippels V (11 a.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that can be found at

@South Philadelphia Tap Room, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 1/9 - Belgian Beer and Frites (5 p.m.; $PAYG as they tap as many Flemish sours, Brett-y pale ales, spiced winter ales, and traditional Trappist ales as they can and paired with copious amounts of Belgian-style frites.)

@The Sidecar Bar & Grille, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 1/15 - High Gravity (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a special event draft list that can be found at

Food and Beer events
@Fin at Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ--- Tue. 1/14 - Flying Fish Beer Dinner (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $75 for a five-course dinner expertly matched to seven beers and also includes an exclusive reception with live entertainment at Tango’s Lounge immediately following.)

@Forest and Main, Ambler, Pa.--- Sun. 1/12 - Family Dinner (6 p.m.; $60 for a menu and special beers that is expected to become a monthly event.)

@Kildare's, all Philadelphia area locations, Pa.--- Wed. 1/15 - Yards Beer Dinner (details TBA.)

@MaGerk's Pub and Grill, Fort Washington, Pa.--- Mon. 1/13 - Yards Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $50 for a five-course meal served with five beers from Yards Brewing Company.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Federal Taphouse, Harrisburg, Pa.--- Sat. 1/11 - Detox Retox (Beer & Yoga) (12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.; $27-$30 for some beer and yoga.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 1/15 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $PAYG to learn a little something about the beer we love to serve and you can "pay what you wish", but you have to pay something. 100% of your Beer School donation goes directly to Share Our Strength.)

@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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