Here in the Philly region, the rains continue to fall from the sky keeping most things growing quite nicely which is unlike some summers. Never failing, though, is the continual pouring of great beers at events all around the region. Get out there and drink 'em up. I'd mention that it'll help keep you growing, but that my suggest health benefits from drinking beer, so I'll stop now ;-)
Also, please keep my book events in mind where I'm talking beer, selling/signing books, and in some cases tasting beer with anyone who shows up. The events thus far have been successful and I'm looking forward to keeping it going. This coming Sunday I'll be at Round Guys, Wednesday at The Drafting Room, and Thursday at Earth Bread + Brewery. Busy week for all of us!
Here's a link to the full list of future and past events where you can catch me selling Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic.
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.
Blue Bell, Pa.
Thu. 7/16; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - The Summer of Local Love at Normandy Farm ($39.95-$45.95 for all-you-can-eat clam bake and buffet, plus beer from Sly Fox, wine from Black Walnut, and music from Soul City Shakedown.)
Fri. 7/17; 5 p.m. - James Wallace Memorial Beer Event at Churchville Inn ($PAYG. So a man that helped me learn everything I know about the restaurant industry died Monday so in my mind there is only one thing left to do and throw a kick ass beer event.)
Thu. 7/16; 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. - All American Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company ($65 for a five-course meal paired with Whirlwind Whitbier, St. Boisterous, Moving Parts IPA 04, Liberty Bell Ringer, and Kuhl Kölsch.)
Fri. 7/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Manayunk Brewing Tasting at Exton Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Manayunk Brewing Company.)
Wed. 7/22; 5 p.m. - Two Roads Keep the Pint Night at The Drafting Room (5 p.m.; $PAYG for Two Roads' Road to Ruin DIPA, Lil' Heaven Session IPA, Worker's Comp Saison, No Limits Hefeweizen on draft and Conntucky Lightnin' in the bottle. We will have a special guest with us, the author of Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic, Bryan J. Kolesar. He will be having a free book signing, you can buy the book, or just stop and chat with him.)
Wed. 7/22; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Beer School 101 at Rino's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria ($39.95 for an Italian meal paired with bees from Weyerbacher.)
Fri. 7/17; 5 p.m. - Tröegs Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($PAYG for Tröegs taps all night long plus live music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Sat. 7/18; 2 p.m. - Rides & Ales at Round Guys Brewing Company ($PAYG for a casual 20 mile ride around town. All are welcome, regardless of age, height, or cycling abilities. After you’re done, stop in the brewery for a bite to eat and a drink.)
Sun. 7/19; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. - Book Signing and Free Beer at Round Guys Brewing Company ($PAYG as each purchase of Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic comes with a complimentary 12 oz. beer of your choice.)
Thu. 7/16; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. - Smokin Blond Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of this classic Belgian-style blonde ale with biscuit-like character and a subtle sweet smoke flavor.)
Thu. 7/16; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Lancaster Promo Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for Boss Hogg and Kolsch from Lancaster Brewing Company.)
Thu. 7/16; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Yards Brews Cruise at Spirit of Philadelphia ($44.90 for a Brews Cruise dinner buffet menu and open beer bar with Yards Brewing Company.)
Thu. 7/16; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School ($47.98 to taste through the famous, and not-so-famous, beer styles of Belgium, including Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, Monk brews, and more.)
Fri. 7/17; 4 p.m. - Ben Franklin's Half Birthday with Two Roads at Brü Craft and Wurst ($PAYG to celebrate our Founding Father's 309th half-birthday with a special Two Roads Brewing Company tap takeover.)
Sat. 7/18; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - Beer and Cheese Tour at The Foodery-10th Street ($PAYG for Ommegang's brand new Belgian Independence Day 2015 Dry Hopped Tripel, Duvel Golden, and Duvel's brand new Duvel Tripel Hop 2015. Also featuring cheese from DiBruno Bros.)
Sun. 7/19; 12 p.m.-10 p.m. - Belgian Independence Day Party at PHS Pop-Up Garden-South Street ($PAYG for Belgian and special Belgian-style beers from Duvel and Ommegang, including the limited-release Ommegang Belgian Independence Day. Live music from Blackbird Society Orchestra and Bearded Ladies Cabaret Co.)
Sun. 7/19; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - Beer and Cheese Tour at The Foodery-2nd Street ($PAYG for Ommegang's brand new Belgian Independence Day 2015 Dry Hopped Tripel, Duvel Golden, and Duvel's brand new Duvel Tripel Hop 2015. Also featuring cheese from DiBruno Bros.)
Mon. 7/20; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Beer and Cheese Tour at The Foodery-Roxborough ($PAYG for Ommegang's brand new Belgian Independence Day 2015 Dry Hopped Tripel, Duvel Golden, and Duvel's brand new Duvel Tripel Hop 2015. Also featuring cheese from DiBruno Bros.)
Tue. 7/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Beer and Cheese Tour at The Foodery-Rittenhouse ($PAYG for Ommegang's brand new Belgian Independence Day 2015 Dry Hopped Tripel, Duvel Golden, and Duvel's brand new Duvel Tripel Hop 2015. Also featuring cheese from DiBruno Bros.)
Tue. 7/21; 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for a night of beers from Otter Creek.)
Fri. 7/17; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG to see which other beers take their place alongside the stalwart Chester County Bitter.)
Fri. 7/17; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Friday Night Sampling at The Beer Yard ($Free tasting samples of beers from Deschutes.)
Fri. 7/17 - KBS and Double Trouble at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for Founders KBS and Double Trouble plus a few of their always delicious core beers.)
Sat. 7/18; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. - Pour-A-Palooza at The Pour House ($40-$45 for 44 breweries and live music.)
West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 7/16; 6 p.m. - East vs. West at Side Bar ($PAYG for a showcase of Victory and Stone beers.)
Wed. 7/22; 6:30 p.m. - Beer Pairing with Brewmaster at Boxcar Brewpub ($50 for a five-course meal paired with Mango Ginger Pale Ale, New IPA, 1492 APA, Passenger Pale Ale, and a choice of Coal Runner Stout or Belgian Third R'ale Tripel.)