Thursday, November 05, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: November 5 - November 11

This fall has seen a bevy of beer events, the next seven days is absolutely no exception with nearly 40 events hitting this weekly calendar. Goes well above that if you count the events of Wilmington Beer Week.

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. 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 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.

Ardmore, Pa.
Thu. 11/5; 6 p.m. - Kaffee IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for a West Coast-style IPA that was brewed in collaboration with La Colombe Coffee and is aged on Ethiopean coffee beans which lend aromas of blueberry and wild strawberry.)
Fri. 11/6; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - New Belgium Bash at The Beer Shoppe ($PAYG for five New Belgium rare and limited beers on draft, raffle giveaways, New Belgium Plinko, Beer Shoppe cornhole, and more.)

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 11/5; 5 p.m. - Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works ($PAYG as 100% of cask sales proceeds will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter — Allentown.)

Devon, Pa.
Thu. 11/5; 5 p.m. - Bottle Signing with Olde Bartholomew at Whole Foods ($PAYG to meet Old Bart himself where he will be signing bottles of this legendary ale.)

Hershey, Pa.
Fri. 11/6; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Autos & Ales at AACA Museum ($15-$45 for live music, beer sampling, and a 50/50 raffle to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.)

Kulpsville, Pa.
Thu. 11/5; 6:30 p.m. - Hill Farmstead at CJ's Doghouse ($55 for ten different Hill Farmstead beers.)
Tue. 11/10 - Women's Beer Club — Dark Horse at CJ's Doghouse ($PAYG for a 2014 Dark Horse Plead the Fifth imperial stout, a single hop IPA, and many others.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Thu. 11/5; 5 p.m. - Free Will Tap Invasion at Hunger N Thirst ($PAYG for some amazing beers and Mick Kalata will be here shucking oysters just to add an extra layer of deliciousness.)

Malvern, Pa.
Sat. 11/7; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. - Flying Fish Sampling at Wegmans ($Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.)

Maple Shade, NJ
Tue. 11/10; 11:30 a.m. - Cerberus Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for a dark, rich oatmeal stout brewed with New Jersey oyster shells.)

Merchantville, NJ
Thu. 11/5; 7 p.m. - Beer versus Wine Dinner at Blue Monkey Tavern ($70 for a four-course meal served with five wines and five beers from Founders — Mosaic Promise Ale, Centennial IPA, Reds Rye IPA, Dirty Bastard, and Kentucky Breakfast Stout.)

Media, Pa.
Thu. 11/5; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - SweetWater Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a night of beers from SweetWater.)

Newark, Del.
Thu. 11/5; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Handlebar IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG to help support the Movember Foundation with the release of our Handlebar IPA.)
Tue. 11/10; 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. - Taste of Fall Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($75 for a five-course meal paired with Main Street IPL, Charlie Pumpkin Brown, Blonde Bombshell, Revolution Ale, and Russian Imperial Stout.)

Norristown, Pa.
Thu. 11/5; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Ithaca's Box of Hops at Capone's ($PAYG to meet Erick from Ithaca and drink a lot of great beers from the brewery.)

North Wales, Pa.
Sat. 11/7; 11 a.m. - Stone Arrogant Bastard's Birthday Party at The Pour House ($PAYG for Arrogant Bastard's 18th birthday celebration.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 11/5; 12 p.m. - 3rd Anniversary Party at Bainbridge Street Barrel House ($PAYG for a tap takeover of sours, barrel-aged, and so many more.)
Fri. 11/6; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - First Friday at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for an Evil Genius tap takeover and sampling.)
Sat. 11/7; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. - Fall Festival Block Party at Hawthornes ($PAYG for some of the best autumn beers, ciders, seasonals, pumpkin beers that we can get our hands on, plus many more styles, IPAs, gluten free, etc to wet your whistle. Fall fun decorated with fire pits, hay bales, scarecrows, and delicious food.)
Sat. 11/7; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. - GTV Almrausch Oktoberfest at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein ($10-$12 for music from The Adlers Band with performances from the GTV Almrausch throughout the night. Food and beverage available for purchase.)
Sat. 11/7; 7 p.m. - Flying Fish Beer Dinner at 1st Ward Sandwich Shop ($45 for a five-course meal paired with beers from Flying Fish.)
Sun. 11/8; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Sweet Georgia Brunch at City Tap House-University City ($PAYG for a Georgia-inspired brunch paired with SweetWater's 420 Extra Pale, IPA, Blue Ale, Hop Hash IPA, Take 2 Pils, Georgia Brown Ale, Hash Brown Ale, and Festive Ale.)
Sun. 11/8; 3 p.m. - Chili Cook Off at The Cambridge ($PAYG for prizes, pumpkin beers, and tons of chili.)
Sun. 11/8; 4 p.m. - The Pre-Eagles Tailgate with Terrapin..."The Assistant Tailgate to the 2SP Tailgate" at Varga ($PAYG to hang with Terrapin rep, Matt Satten, and drink some great beers in the pregame to the pregame.)
Sun. 11/8; 6 p.m. - Eagles Tailgate with 2SP Brewing at Varga ($PAYG for Eagles versus Cowboys, food specials, and $4 drafts until the end of the game.)
Mon. 11/9; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 ($Free Victory brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections.)
Tue. 11/10; 4 p.m. - Hardywood Happy Hour and Gingerbread Stout Release at BrĂ¼ Craft & Wurst ($PAYG for Hardywood Park's Gingerbread Stout and a bunch of other cool limited/barrel releases that we've accumulated.)
Tue. 11/10; 4:30 p.m. - 10 Pence Launch at Alla Spina ($PAYG for a nitro pale ale brewed in collaboration with the Vetri Group. Special guest appearances by Yards' founder Tom Kehoe, Doug Mashington, and "The Rick".)
Tue. 11/10; 6:30 p.m. - Wine vs. Beer Dinner at Pizzeria Vetri ($55 for a four-course meal facing off 2SP Brewing Company and South Italy Imports.)

Phoenixville and Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 11/6; 11:30 a.m. - Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for the Belgian-style Tripel pouring until the keg kicks, usually around 7 p.m.)

Phoenixville, Pa.
Sat. 11/7; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Zombie Hopocalypse at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the release of 8 bone-chilling beers featuring Hopocalypse. In celebration with Phoenixville’s Zombie Run and Fun Day.)

Pottstown, Pa.
Sun. 11/8; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Sly Fox Cyclocross at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG to combine the Sly Fox community with the cycling community.)

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 11/6; 5 p.m. - Friday Night Beer Tasting at Washington House ($PAYG for beers from Boaks.)

Stockton, NJ
Sun. 11/8; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Pints Not Pipelines at Prallsville Mills ($40 for craft beer and conversation as we raise funds and awareness to fight the proposed PennEast pipeline and other pipelines threatening our water, land, and communities.)

Voorhees, NJ
Fri. 11/6; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Winter Warmer Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG to enjoy Santa’s arrival at the VTC and get a Winter Warmer at Iron Hill Brewery to keep you feeling cozy for the holiday fun.)

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 11/6; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Friday Night Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Penn Brewing Company.)
Wed. 11/11; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Craft Beer Series: Dogfish Anniversary at The Inn Keeper's Kitchen ($TBD for a special selection of the fine craft beers from Dogfish Head to celebrate their 20th anniversary.)

Westmont, NJ
Tue. 11/10; 5 p.m. - Great Divide Yeti Event at Pour House ($PAYG to try all the Yeti's under one roof.)

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 11/7 through Sat. 11/14 - Wilmington Beer Week all around Wilmington, Del. (See website for up-to-date calendar of events and individual establishment event details.)

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