April's off to a blazing start here with the following sampling of beer events for your pleasure. Baseball's back and depending upon your rooting interests, that could be a very good thing. For the Phillies fans (sorry, I won't do "Phans". Oops, just did.), there are a few scattered events around the region that'll give you perfect opportunities to see what the Phillies have in store for you this year while putting back a few great local beers.
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
@all ten Iron Hill locations in Del., NJ, and Pa.--- Fri. 4/4 - Phightin’ Phils Pils Release (11 a.m.; $PAYG for a pint of our newly released Phightin’ Phils Pils with one of our specially prepared “Phillies-inspired” hot dogs.)
@Local 44 Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Mon. 4/7 - Happy Hour (6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; $PAYG for Samuel Smith's brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections.)
@The Bottle Shop, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/4 - Beer Tasting (6 p.m.-8 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Otter Creek.)
@The Greeks Next Door, Narberth, Pa.--- Fri. 4/4 - Friday Beer Tasting (5 p.m.-7 p.m.; $Free tasting samples of beers from Yards.)
@Washington House, Sellersville, Pa.--- Fri. 4/4 - Erie Beer Tasting (5 p.m.; $PAYG for each of their distinctive brews which is named after a real-life, historical figure from Erie's past.)
Brewery Promos and "Takeovers"
@Brü Craft & Wurst, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Thu. 4/3 - Tröegin It Up (12 p.m.; $PAYG)
@Sly Fox, Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa.--- Fri. 4/4 - Incubus Friday (11:30 a.m.; $PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel pours until the keg kicks, usually by 7 p.m.)
@TJ's, Paoli, Pa.--- Thu. 4/3 - Otter Creek Happy Hour (4 p.m.-6 p.m.; $PAYG for Otter Creek's Fresh Slice White IPA, Kind Ryed IPA, and Citra Mantra IPL.)
@Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, Pa.--- Fri. 4/4 - First Friday Firkin (5 p.m.; $PAYG for a firkin of double dry-hopped DirtWolf Double IPA.)
Anniversaries/Parties, Festivals, and other noteworthy events
@Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, Pa.--- Sat. 4/5 - Boone's Beerfest (2 p.m.-6 p.m.; $10-$40 for this fundraiser featuring beer, food, live music, and history.)
@Devil's Den, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sat. 4/5 and Sun. 4/6 - 6th Anniversary Party ($PAYG for some of our staff's favorite beers along with some special kegs we have been saving to toast the day.)
@Grey Lodge, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Fri. 4/4 - Quad Day ($PAYG to work your quads with Sam Adams Tetravis, Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad, Sly Fox Ichor, and Weyerbacher Quad.)
@Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.--- Sun. 4/6 - Real Ale Invitational (12 p.m.-5 p.m.; $20-$65 for a variety of unique flavors from our nation's finest cask ale producers (with a wee bit of help from our friends across the pond) and complementary food and music aplenty.)
Food and Beer events
@Spninerstown Hotel, Spinnerstown, Pa.--- Wed. 4/9 - Meet The Brewery (7 p.m.-9 p.m.; $PAYG to celebrate the new release of Summer Wheat with Jennifer Yuengling, along with Yuengling Light vs Premium, Lord Chesterfield, Traditional Black & Tan, and Porter paired with five courses of food.)
@Teresa's Next Door, Wayne, Pa.--- Tue. 4/8 - Teresa's Travels ($PAYG for beers and foods from Germany.)
Homebrewing, Charity, Schooling, and Miscellanies
@Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, Pa.--- Thu. 4/3 - Charity Cask Night (5 p.m.; $PAYG as 100% of cask proceeds will be given to Northampton Community College Alumni.)
@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.)