Thursday, February 20, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 20 - February 28

Let's go ahead and close out February with a lot of beer and a lot of noise. As usual, there's no shortage of either around these here parts.

Check out the entire February 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
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.)
@Bell Beverage, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/28 - Friday Night Sampling (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of American Craft Ciders.)

@Brew, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Founders Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Founders.)

@Goshen Beverage, West Chester, Pa.--- Fri. 2/28 - Friday Night Sampling (4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beer from Saranac.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/24 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free for a for brewery representative led complimentary tasting and specials on bottle selections from Flying Fish.)

@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Yards Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Yards.)
@The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore, Pa.--- Fri. 2/28 - Flying Fish Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/20 - Beer Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Tröegs.)

@The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Smuttynose Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples as Joanna stops by with a bunch of Smuttynose treats.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@City Tap House, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/26 - Long Live Johnny Cash (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a special Southern-inspired menu and Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA with other seasonals, rarities, and more. Live music by Cask and Co.)

@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Coffee Stout Firkin (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a medium-bodied, English-style oatmeal stout aged on coffee beans.)
@Iron Hill, Wilmington, Del.--- Sat. 2/22 - The Dark Side (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for the Delaware Valley’s premiere dark beer event featuring the release of the Dark Side and beers on tap from Iron Hill as well as guest breweries.)
@Iron Hill, Media, Pa.--- Fri. 2/28 - American IPA Firkin (5 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for an American-style IPA with full malt flavor, pronounced bitterness and an overwhelming citrus hop presence.)

@Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Roy Pitz Tap Takeover (5 p.m.; $PAYG as February's featured brewery, Roy Pitz, is featured on all of the taps.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 2/27 - Shangy’s Night (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a showcase of Shangy's beers on draft including Bell’s Hopslam, Terrapin Wake-N-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Stout, La Trappe Jubilaris, Cigar City/De Proef – Brewmaster’s Collaboration Tropical Tripel, Laughing Dog The Dogfather Bourbon Barrel-Aged, and Southern Tier 2XONE.)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/26 - DC Brau Brewing (6 p.m.; $PAYG as Brandon Skall & Jeff Hancock of DC Brau bring The Public, The Corruption, The Citizen, and more.)

@River Horse Brewery, Lambertville, NJ--- Fri. 2/28 - Cask Festival ($15 + $PAYG for an official tasting glass and your first beer. $5 per beer after that.)

@Sly Fox, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Fri. 2/21 - Third Friday Firkin Fest (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for firkins of Odyssey Imperial IPA alongside our year round Chester County Bitter.)

@TJ's, Paoli, Pa.--- Thu. 2/27 - Evil Twin/Westbrook Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for Even More Jesus, Imperial Biscotti, Imperial Biscotti Natale, Femme Fatale Yuzu, Joey Pepper, Falco IPA, Mini Growler, Table Beer, and Imperial Doughnut.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Beltzner Hall at Kutztown Fairgrounds, Kutztown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - FriendFest (3 p.m.-6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $10-50 for the Annual benefit beer or wine festival featuring live music, delicious food, and various vendors, with all proceeds going to help end poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County.)

@Cactus, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Lancaster Brew Fest (12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; $35 for many beers from the Lancaster Brewery and paired with Cactus Cantina's food. There will be giveaways, raffles, and souvenirs throughout the event.)

@downtown Kennett Square, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Kennett Winterfest (11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; $20-$85 for unlimited tastings and warm food from The Country Butcher. Food vendors, live band, sponsor tables, and more during the entire event.)

@dozens of establishments across the region--- Sun. 2/16 through Sun. 2/23 - Lehigh Valley Beer Week (See website for all the details and current event listings.)

@Stoudt's, Adamstown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Winterfest (6 p.m.-10 p.m.; $TBA for live music by Hat Trixx and beers from Stoudt's and at least a half dozen others.)

@The German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Bierfest (12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; $20-$65 to visit with PA's leading brewers of Lagers, Bocks, and Weizens, and sample a diverse array of imports from Germany.)

@Union Jack's On The Manatawny, Boyertown, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Wood? (1 p.m.; $PAYG for the annual barrel-aged beer fest.)

Food and Beer events
@The Continental, Atlantic City, NJ--- Fri. 2/28 - Yards Beer Pairings Dinner (7 p.m.; $50 for four courses served with Yards ESA, Brawler, Rye IPA, Spruce, and a special firkin of Coffee Chocolate Love Stout.)

@The Foodery (Roxborough), Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 2/27 - Beer and Beef Jerky Extravaganza (7 p.m.-8 p.m.; $25-$35 for ten Smuttynose and Great Lakes beers and five Lawless jerky varieties and you will get to take home a bag of your favorite flavor.)

@Tria Taproom, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 2/26 - Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break (12 p.m.; $PAYG for a complimentary donut from our pals at Federal Donuts with each glass of Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break purchased.)

@Two Stones Pub, Newark, Del.--- Mon. 2/24 - February Beer Dinner (6:30 p.m.; $72 for six courses and six beers.)

@Varga Bar, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 2/24 - Bottled Beer Dinner (7 p.m.; $60 for five courses served with Southern Tier Harvest, Weyerbacher Althea, Dogfish Hellhound On My Ale, Victory Red Thunder, and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout.)

@World Café Live, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 2/22 - Beats, Brews, and BBQ (12 p.m.; $45-$60 to sample the offerings of about 30 local and regional breweries and dine on well-paired savory offerings.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@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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