Thursday, April 10, 2014

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: April 10 - April 16

The tax man cometh. Best to have your malted barley remedies at the ready. Unless you're getting a refund. Then, by all means, celebrate by buying even more beer!

Check out the entire April 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
@Iron Hill, Maple Shade, NJ--- Tue. 4/15 - Full Nelson Beer Release (6 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for the release of this single-hopped American IPA.)
@Iron Hill, Newark, Del.--- Thu. 4/10 - Elvis’s Sideburns Beer Release (5 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for an American-style double IPA and a special live performance from The King himself.)

@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 4/14 - Happy Hour (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for Summit brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections.)

@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/11 - Beer Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Ithaca.)

@The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa.--- Fri. 4/11 - Friday Beer Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Heavy Seas.)

@Tröegs, Hershey, Pa.--- Tue. 4/15 - Full Moon Firkin (11 a.m.; $PAYG for a bartop firkin of fun.)

Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Barcade, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/10 - Saucony Creek Night (4 p.m.; $PAYG for a draft list coming soon.)

@Hops Fogelsville Hotel, Fogelsville, Pa.--- Thu. 4/10 - Tröegs Tap Takeover (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for a variety of Tröegs beers.)

@Isaac Newton's, Newtown, Pa.--- Thu. 4/10 - Tap Take-over with Ithaca Brewing Company (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG for all of the beers in the Box of Belgians series on draft including Hopbloem, Fleur de Belgique, Obscurite, and Laissez Faire along with the crowd-pleasing Flower Power IPA, brand new Green Trail Easy-Drinking IPA, and the Ground Break American-Style Saison.)

@Pinocchio's, Media, Pa.--- Thu. 4/10 - Duck Rabbit Night (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $PAYG for a lineup of beers from Duck Rabbit.)

@TJ's, Paoli, Pa.--- Thu. 4/10 - Allagash Happy Hour (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for Allagash's Interlude, Curieux, Red Howes, Saison, Odyssey, White Ale, and more TBA.)

@Ulysses Gastropub, Wilmington, Del.--- Wed. 4/16 - Brooklyn Tap Takeover (5 p.m.; $PAYG for vintage and rarities from Brooklyn Brewery.)

Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Cottman Beverages, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/12 - Craft Beer Expo (12 p.m.-4 p.m.; $Free tasting samples, giveaways, and discounts on many craft beers.)

@Forest & Main, Ambler, Pa.--- Sun. 4/13 - 2nd Anniversary Party ($PAYG for bottled beers & heavy hitters on tap for one day only, live bands, festivities, and as always- a few surprises will be in store.)

@Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pa.--- Sat. 4/12 - Beer Geek Festival (3 p.m.-7 p.m.; $40 for over 100 specialty craft brews for your tasting pleasure and cuisine from the best restaurants in our region. Portions of festival proceeds will benefit Marley’s Mission.)

Food and Beer events
@Brü Craft & Wurst, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/11 - Saison Launch (4 p.m.; $PAYG to try our newly-released Saison along with some other Yards favorites.)

@Iron Hill, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Thu. 4/10 and Fri. 4/11 - Chef & Brewmaster Pairing Menu (5 p.m.-10 p.m.; $50 for three courses of food served with ESB, Nut Brown Ale, and Pig Iron Porter.)

@Isaac's Pickle Bar, Lancaster, Pa.--- Sat. 4/12 - Saturday Brew Review (3 p.m.-5 p.m.; $25 for a four-course meal featuring Isaac's favorites paired with four brewmaster picks from Ithaca Beer Company.)

@Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, Pa.--- Tue. 4/15 - Minnesotan Comfort Food with Summit Brewery (7 p.m.; $TBA with more details to come.)

@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 4/15 - Teresa's Travels ($PAYG for beers and foods from Switzerland.)

@Tex Mex Connection, North Wales, Pa.--- Sun. 4/13 - Prism Beer Tasting Event (1 p.m.-4 p.m.; $TBA for four awesome beers from Prism Brewery and four unique tapas style plates from Tex Mex.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Tue. 4/15 - Girls Just Wanna Have Suds (6:30 p.m.; $35 for some of our seasonal favorites like Summer Love, Swing Session Saison, White Monkey, and more, all delightfully paired with some exceptional cheeses.)

Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg, Pa.--- Sat. 4/12 - The Taming Of The Brew (7 p.m.-11 p.m.; $75 for an annual fundraising event that helps BTE continue to offer excellent live theatre and educational programs at affordable prices.)

@Keg & Kitchen, Westmont, NJ--- Mon. 4/14 - Beer School (6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.; $25-$30 for a class led by Carol Stoudt and her family talking about their fermenting of beer, cheese, and bread.)

@Local 44, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Wed. 4/16 - Beer School (5 p.m.; $PAYG to learn a little something about the beer we love to serve and where 100% of your Beer School donation goes directly to Share Our Strength.)

@Philly Beer School, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/11 - Beer School UK (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.; $47.97 to taste and learn about the essential beer styles of the UK.)

@Victory Brewing Company, Parkesburg, Pa.--- Saturdays in April - Parkesburg Brewery Tour (11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; $58 for a chartered bus trip to the new Parkesburg brewery, including a behind the scenes look at the brewery, as well as a food and beer component.)

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