Not sure there's a busier looking weekend than this one coming up. In the midst of Oktoberfest and brewers heading off to Denver for GABF, there are plenty of events to go around here at the beginning of the autumn season.
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. Baltimore Beer Week is fast approaching (10/9-10/18) and I'll be there for at least a handful of events. Really looking forward to participating in their long-robust beer scene.
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.
Sun. 9/20; 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. - Oktoberfest — Opening Day at Stoudts Brewing Company ($40-$45 for Stoudts beers, live German music, dancing, and authentic German food.)
Fri. 9/18; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Weyerbacher Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($PAYG for beers from Weyerbacher.)
Sat. 9/19; 1 p.m. - Pumpkin Pint Night Mutli-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for six pumpkin beers on tap plus a special menu of fall flavors.)
Atlantic City, NJ
Sat. 9/19; 4 p.m. - Craft Beerfest at Resorts Casino and Hotel ($25 for more than 75 different craft beers from around the country and featuring local and regional breweries, including Cape May Brewery and Tuckahoe Brewing Company. Food available for purchase.)
Wed. 9/23; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Beer Tasting at Good Ta Go ($PAYG to sample beers from Founders plus take-home glassware.)
Sat. 9/19; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. - Delaware River Craft Brew Fest at PPL Park ($10-$100 for live music and entertainment, gourmet food options, and a variety of vendors, including over 100 breweries.)
Sun. 9/20; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. - Run for the Headwaters 5K at Victory Brewing Company ($35-$40 for a 5-K race to raise funds for the Headwaters Grant, followed by beer and food in the parking lot.)
Sun. 9/20; 10 a.m. - Jest Run at Weyerbacher Brewing Company ($30-$35 for a 5-Mile Challenge Run followed by a finish line festival of beers, food, and live music.)
Sun. 9/20; 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Eagles vs. Cowboys Tailgate at Iron Abbey ($40 for a tailgate with our Brazilian BBQ and craft beer special.)
Kennett Square, Pa.
Sat. 9/19; 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Beer & Yoga at Victory at Magnolia ($30 for a relaxing yoga class taught in the brewpub followed by a special menu paired with our delicious seasonal brews.)
Thu. 9/17; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. - Ballast Point Tap Takeover at Hunger N Thirst ($PAYG for Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin, Habanero Sculpin, Nitro Sculpin, Victory at Sea, Piper Down, Calm Before The Storm, Tongue Buckler, and Indra Kunindra.)
Fri. 9/18; 5 p.m. - Port Brewing Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($PAYG for all taps dedicated to Port Brewing/Lost Abbey.)
Thu. 9/17; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Tröegs & Firestone Walker Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG as Nick from Tröegs and Jenny from Firestone Walker duke it out.)
Sat. 9/19; 11 a.m. - Zombtemberfest at Mispillion River Brewing Company ($PAYG for a variety of events including a beer festival ($20), a 5-K race ($25-$30), live music, and a bottle release.)
Sat. 9/19; 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Newtown Beerfest at The Stocking Works ($10-$75 for beer tasting, live music, food, and fun.)
Thu. 9/17; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Pop-Up Beer Garden at Mayfair Night Market at Cottman/Frankford ($PAYG to celebrate the community of Mayfair with a little bit of everything mixed in.)
Thu. 9/17; 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Yards Brews Cruises at Penn's Landing ($44.90-$74.90 for a dinner, cruise/views, entertainment, and open bar featuring Yards beers and their Cape of Good Hope. Enjoy ice cream pairings with special guests from Franklin Fountain.)
Fri. 9/18; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - First Friday at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for beers from Two Roads Brewing Company.)
Fri. 9/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Firestone Walker Lego Fire Walk at Grey Lodge Pub ($PAYG for great Firestone Walker beer on tap and in cans.)
Sat. 9/19; 11:30 a.m. - Cantillon Zwanze Day at Monk's Cafe ($PAYG for a cash bar as Monk's hosts a kick ass selection of Cantillon draft beer for this event with 100% of the draft sales going directly to Fair Food Farmstand in the Reading Terminal Market.)
Sat. 9/19; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. - Great Lakes Lego Build-Off at The Institute ($PAYG for a 10% discount for all participants and the winner takes home a Lego set and Great Lakes beer.)
Mon. 9/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop ($Free tasting samples of beers from Summit Brewing.)
Tue. 9/22; 7 p.m. - End Of Summer Big Beer Event at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for a bunch of big beers.)
Tue. 9/22; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for Hop Centric DIPA, Wobble IPA, Northwind Imperial Stout, Sidekick Pale Ale, and Revelry Red Ale from Two Brothers Brewing.)
Fri. 9/18; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for the Chester County Bitter and at least one other on the handpumps.)
Sat. 9/19 - Piraat Day at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for a day full of pirate costumes, silly accents, and copious amounts of Van Steenberge Piraat.)
West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 9/17; 5 p.m. - Evil Genius Tap Takeover at Rams Head Bar & Grill ($PAYG for Evil Genius' Evil Eye PA, Purple Monkey Dishwasher, I Love Lamp, and Anniversary Honey IPA.)
Fri. 9/18; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Craft Beer Series: Dogfish & Victory at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen ($70 as two region powerhouse breweries bring limited release beers.)
Tue. 9/22; 9 p.m. - Dark Horse Brewing 4 IPA Trivia Night at The Side Bar ($PAYG for Crooked Tree IPA four different ways.)