Trust you're staying cool and hydrated here in the dog days of summer. As you're thinking end of summer vacations and back to school, know that your beer events calendar is still chock full for you with plenty of pleasant distraction available.
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 afternoon, I kick off four days in and around Pittsburgh with plenty of books available to go with all your beers. Hope to see some of you along the way in the next few days.
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.
Tue. 8/25; 5 p.m. - Summer of Seafood Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($75 for a six-course meal paired with Cucumber Berliner Weisse, German Pilsner, Kölsch, Sorachi Saison, Biere Blanc, and Lex Luthor IPA.)
Wed. 8/26; 5 p.m. - Special Chef Tasting Menu at The Drafting Room ($PAYG or $45 for Port Wipeout IPA, Port Hop Concept, and Lost Abbey Red Barn Saison paired optionally with a special chef tasting menu.)
Sat. 8/22; 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. - Gettysburg Brew Fest at Lutheran Theological Seminary on Seminary Ridge ($20-$70 for an unlimited sampling experience for craft beer (and hard cider) aficionados.)
Fri. 8/21; 5 p.m. - Peak Organic Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($PAYG for all Peak Organic taps, all night long. Plus, live music from Cindy & Art.)
Thu. 8/20; 6 p.m. - Russian River Tasting at Craft Ale House ($PAYG for featured beers from Russian River Brewing Company including Pliny The Elder, Blind Pig, Damnation, and Consecration.)
Sat. 8/22; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Victory Ice Cream Sampling at Kimberton Whole Foods ($Free samples of Victory Ice Cream, Hobo Ed’s cold brewed coffee, and a selection of other local products.)
Sat. 8/22; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. - Frozen Four Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the pairing of four beers with their frozen counterparts.)
Sat. 8/22; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. - Beer Bourbon BBQ Fest at Blue Mountain ($5-$50 for an unlimited sampling of over 100 beers, bourbon tastings, and delicious BBQ favorites on top of Blue Mountain's Summit Terrace.)
Thu. 8/20; 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Yards Brews Cruises at Penn's Landing ($44.90-$69.90 for a dinner buffet and open beer bar featuring beers from Yards including their tart raspberry ale, Pynk. Ice cream pairings from Franklin Fountain.)
Sat. 8/22; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - World Atlas of Beer at Philly Beer School ($39.98 for an overview of the entire world of beer today.)
Mon. 8/24; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Conshohocken Brewing Company.)
Fri. 8/21; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for two handpumped beers and our stalwart Chester County Bitter.)
Thu. 8/20; 7 p.m. - Free Will Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn ($TBA for a dinner paired with Free Will's COB, MangoWheat, Saison de Rose, Kolsch, Cuvee Aigre, and Hop Geek/Techno.)