April's beer events calendar came in like a tornado and left like hurricane. After this coming week, I don't imagine that May will be any different. Plus, with May 29 and the kickoff to Philly Beer Week coming on strong, you'd have to live in a storm shelter to avoid the many different ways in which to enjoy our favorite beverage here in 2015. Keep calm and we'll all get through this just fine!
As you review beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. 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.
Fri. 4/24; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Boulevard/Duvel Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($Free tasting samples of beers from Boulevard and Duvel.)
Sat. 4/25; 6 p.m. - Firkin o’ Nectar at Union Jack’s on the Manatawny ($PAYG for Tröegs Nugget Nectar from the firkin and Perpetual IPA, Cultivator, Scratch #176 Red, and Scratch #178 Rye Pale.)
Wed. 4/29 - Flying Fish Tasting Things at Fingers Wings and Other Things ($PAYG for Flying Fish's Exit 4, Exit 16, Farmhouse Summer, and RedFish.)
Sat. 4/25; 12 p.m. - 5th Anniversary Celebration at Station Taproom ($PAYG for an Anniversary Draft List that will get your attention.)
Fri. 4/24; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Samplings at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Evil Genius.)
Thu. 4/23; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. - Harvest Beer Dinner at Susquehanna Harvest Seasonal Grill ($TBA.)
Sat. 4/25; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - PA Flavor at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex ($20-$75 for up to 40 Pennsylvania breweries along with 20 PA Preferred food producers and 20 PA Preferred restaurants.)
Fri. 4/24; 5 p.m. - Victory Brewing Company Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($PAYG as all the taps are dedicated to beers from Victory.)
Thu. 4/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Evo Tasting at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for Lot #3, Lot #6, and Summer Session Ale.)
Thu. 4/23; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. - Tis the Saison Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of three classic Saisons.)
Fri. 4/24; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Yards ArBrew Day at The Grey Lodge ($PAYG for Yards' beers. Trees are free while they last.)
Fri. 4/24; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - North Coast Tasting at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for beers from North Coast Brewing Company.)
Sat. 4/25; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. - Craft Expo at Cottman Beverage ($Free admission and sample and $PAYG beer purchases.)
Sat. 4/25; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. - Fruit Beer & Cider Festival at The Institute ($40-$55 for a festival cup for sampling some of the best fruit beers and ciders around. Live music and sidewalk food concession stands.)
Sat. 4/25; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Craft Brew Fest at Manayunk Brewing Company ($20-$65 for beer, BBQ tasting, bourbon samples, and live blues.)
Mon. 4/27; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Otter Creek.)
Tue. 4/28; 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for Maine Weez.)
Thu. 4/30; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Long Trail Keep the Pint Night at Revolution House ($20 for glassware and Long Trail's Double Bag Altbier, Limbo IPA, Mostly Cloudy Witbier, and Summer Ale.)
Sat. 4/25; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - McCoole's Beer Festival at McCoole's Arts & Events ($15-$60 for live music, food, craft vendors, beer trivia, homebrew competition, and unlimited samples of wines, spirits, and over 75 beers.)
West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 4/24; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Free Samples at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Hop City Brewing and Moosehead.)
Thu. 4/23; 6 p.m.; - Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Cafe Live ($40 for grilled cheese and craft beer paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings.)
Sat. 4/25; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Delaware on the Deck at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG as we open our deck and tap some special beers from Iron Hill and eight Delaware breweries.)