Thursday, February 19, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: February 19 - February 28

What can be said about more than a cool thirty beer events over the next ten days? Well, read below and learn all that needs saying.

As you review beer events, don't forget As always, they host an impressive listing of beer event draft lists to help better inform your beer event planning.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Adamstown, Pa.
Sat. 2/28; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Winter Brew Festival at Stoudts Brewing Company ($35 to get out and sample some winter warming ales and lagers from a selection of craft breweries, complemented by hearty, warm, festive food.)

Conshohocken, Pa.
Wed. 2/25; 12 p.m. - Raison d'Bibo at Fingers Wings and Other Things ($PAYG for 120 Minute IPA 2015, Raison d’Extra, Miles Davis Bitches Brew, Grateful Dead American Beauty, Piercing Pils, Black and Blue 2012, and some surprise brews.)

Downingtown, Pa.
Sun. 2/22; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. - Chili Challenge at Victory Brewing Company ($PAYG for Victory beers at the bar and $Free to taste a variety of chilis and vote for your favorite. Your vote will help select the winner of The People’s Pepper.)

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 2/20; 5:30 p.m. - Firkin Friday: Nugget Nectar at The Drafting Room ($PAYG for one of the best seasonal beers around and served in the traditional cask style.)
Fri. 2/27; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Sampling at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Otter Creek.)
Sat. 2/28; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. - Saturday Afternoon Sampling at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Prism.)

Horsham, Pa.
Thu. 2/19; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Complimentary Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey ($Free tastings of beers from Draai Laag in Pittsburgh.)
Sat. 2/21; 11 a.m. - Founders CBS Tapping and Tap Takeover at Iron Abbey ($PAYG for Founders' Canadian Breakfast Stout, Dark Penance, Imperial Stout, Breakfast Stout, Black Rye, Backwoods Bastard, Nitro Pale Ale, and Dirty Bastard.)
Thu. 2/26; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Complimentary Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey ($Free tastings of beers from Victory.)

Hulmeville, Pa.
Tue. 2/24; 7 p.m. - Heavy Seas and ALEiens night at Hulmeville Inn ($PAYG to meet owner Hugh Sisson, brewmaster Chris Leonard, and sales manager Mike Beamer plus two custom firkins.)

Kennett Square, Pa.
Sat. 2/28; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. - Kennett Winterfest at downtown Kennett Square, Pa. ($20-$85 to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, great music, and great people.)

Kulpsville, Pa.
Thu. 2/19 - Girl Scout Cookie Pairing at CJ's Doghouse ($19 for twelve different beers paired with six different cookies.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 2/21; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. - Saturday Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($25 for a four-course meal paired perfectly with four brewmaster picks from Stoudts Brewing Company.)
Fri. 2/27; 5 p.m. - Stoudts Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($PAYG as all taps are dedicated to Stoudts Brewing Company.)

Media, Pa.
Fri. 2/20; 4 p.m. - Firkin February Friday at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for a firkin of the English IPA.)
Thu. 2/26; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Port/Lost Abbey Event at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for Hop Freshener and six more.)
Fri. 2/27; 4 p.m. - Firkin February Friday at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for a firkin of the Small World XPA.)

Newtown, Pa.
Thu. 2/26; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Tap Takeover with Bell’s Brewery at Isaac Newton’s ($PAYG for an array of Bell's beers including Special Double Cream Stout, Smitten Golden Rye Ale, Cherry Stout, Oarsman Ale, Two Hearted Ale, and the highly coveted Hopslam Ale.)

North Wales, Pa.
Fri. 2/20; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Something Hoppy Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the Double IPA, brewed with an excessive amount of West Coast hops for an explosive aroma of citrus and stone fruit.)

Paoli, Pa.
Thu. 2/26; 4 p.m. - Evil Twin Happy Hour at TJ's ($PAYG for Evil Twin's Intagible Ales Sour Bikini, Stillwater Even Less Jesus, Molotov Lite, Femme Fatale Brett, Imperial Biscotti, Lil B, I Love You With My Stout, and From Amager With Love.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 2/19; 4 p.m. - Midwest Beer Night at Barcade ($PAYG to celebrate all the fantastic beer that makes its way here from the marvelous Midwest.)
Thu. 2/19; 8 p.m.-12 a.m. - Funky Brewstah at City Tap House-Logan ($PAYG for beers from Other Farm Brewing and ciders from their sister Frecon Ciders. Funk and soul by DJ Femi.)
Sat. 2/21; 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Bierfest at German Society of Pennsylvania ($45-$75 to celebrate Pennsylvania’s German Brewing Heritage with the Philly Roller Girls and visit with PA’s leading brewers of lagers, bocks, and weizens, plus sample a diverse array of imports from Germany.)
Sat. 2/21; 12 p.m. - Beats, Brews, & BBQ at World Cafe Live ($45-$60 to sample the offerings of over 30 local and regional breweries and enjoy free live music.)
Sat. 2/21; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School ($47.98 for the famous, and not-so-famous, beer styles of Belgium, including Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, Monk brews, and more.)
Sat. 2/21; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. - Conshohocken Brewing Pig Roast at The Institute ($40 for an all-you-can-eat-and-drink pig roast and featuring Conshohocken Brewing Company.)
Sun. 2/22; 11 a.m. - Bear Republic Savage Sixtel Sunday at Kite & Key ($PAYG for Bear Republic's Crazy Ivan Belgian IPA, Red Racer IPA, Tartare, Tartare Rouge, Rebellion Blanc, Olde Scoutters Barleywine, Sonoma Brown, Grand Am Pale, and Apex 2x IPA.)
Tue. 2/24; 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for Great Lakes' Blackout Stout, a 9% ABV Russian Imperial Stout.)
Tue. 2/24; 7 p.m. - Tomme Arthur Lost Abbey Dinner at Monk's Cafe ($100 for a dinner with Tomme Arthur focused on his outstanding Lost Abbey lineup.)
Wed. 2/25; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Suds Sessions Beer Dinner at Kings Oak ($35 for an educational and fun experience in our cozy fireside lounge with four courses of food and beers from Elysian.)
Fri. 2/27; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Goose Island 2014 Bourbon County Stout Tapping at Grey Lodge ($PAYG for this rare sixtel.)
Fri. 2/27; 6 p.m. - Saved By The Bell's at City Tap House-University City ($PAYG for Bell's Hopslam Ale, Oarsmen, Two Hearted, Java Stout, Best Brown, Cherry Stout, Smitten, Double Cream Stout, Midwestern Pale Ale, Kalamazoo, Winter White, Third Coast Old Ale, and a few more specialties TBA.)

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 2/20; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG as our latest Hop Project IPA (new, experimental hop variety 06277) and Seamus' Irish Red will pour along side our always quenching Chester County Bitter.)
Thu. 2/26; 4 p.m. - Free Will Tap Takeover at Pickering Creek Inn ($PAYG for tapas and Free Will's Mango Wheat, West Coast IPA, Community Kolsch, and Grape Lambic.)
Sat. 2/28; 6 p.m. - Heavy Seas Tap Takeover at Pickering Creek Inn ($PAYG to meet the head brewer from Heavy Seas and drink Crossbones Session IPA, Deep Six English Porter, and Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout.)

Pittsburgh, Pa.
Fri. 2/20 and Sat. 2/21; 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. - Pittsburgh Beerfest at David L. Lawrence Convention Center ($20-$85 for an unlimited sampling of 300+ craft beers, local restaurants, and local bands.)

Warminster, Pa.
Sat. 2/28; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Fare Festival at The Fuge ($50 for craft beer, small batch spirits, local wines, and some of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia area. A portion of proceeds benefit the Doylestown Fire Company No. 1, a 100% volunteer firehouse.)

Yardley, Pa.
Sun. 2/22 - Founders Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn ($65 for a five-course meal paired with Founders' All Day IPA, Dry-hopped Pale Ale, Dirty Bastard Ale, Dark Penance Black IPA, and Breakfast Stout.)

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