Thursday, December 17, 2015

Weekly Beer Calendar Update: December 17 - January 1

Let's go ahead and close out the beer events calendar for the year. You've just 15 days remaining to find some new favorite beers, breweries, and bars of 2015. I've even dug up a few New Year's Day events that I'll include here just for good measure. Have at it and while you're at it, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year's holiday.

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 week, I'll be in Elkins Park, Pa. and Philadelphia, Pa. Here's a link to the full list of future and past events where you can catch me selling Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic. Just these and then one more opportunity to find me out and about with my book before year-end 2015.

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.
Fri. 12/18; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Boulevard Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($PAYG for a lineup of beers and samplings from Boulevard.)
Sat. 12/19; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. - Evolution Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($PAYG for a lineup of beers and samplings from Evolution.)

Croydon, Pa.
Thu. 12/17; 7 p.m. - Home For The Holidays at Dog and Bull ($PAYG for some of Bucks County's best breweries: Broken Goblet; Free Will; Vault Brewing; and Round Guys. Also, an ugly sweater contest, giveaways from each brewery, Christmas movies on the tv, and a raffle/fundraiser for a local charity.)

Downingtown, Pa.
Thu. 12/17; 6:30 p.m. - Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company ($75 for a five-course meal paired with Harvest Pils, Winter Cheers, Helios, Kennett Square Porter, and Old Horizontal.)
Thu. 12/31; 6:45 p.m. - New Year's Eve 2015 at Station Taproom ($100 for a six-course meal with beer and wine pairings.)

Exton, Pa.
Thu. 12/17; 5 p.m. - Keep The Pint Night at The Drafting Room ($PAYG for some awesome beers from Conshohocken Brewing Company.)
Fri. 1/1; 3 p.m. - Goose Island Bourbon County Stout at The Drafting Room ($PAYG for Goose Island's 2015 Bourbon County Stout. Also in bottles, we will be serving Goose Island's 2014 Bourbon County Stout, Fifty Fifty's 2015 and 2014 Eclipse, Nebraska's Fat Head, Brooklyn's Intensified Coffee Porter, Two Roads' Conntucky Lightnin', and many more. The kitchen will be serving bourbon inspired dinner specials.)

Glen Mills, Pa.
Wed. 12/23; 5 p.m. - Super Limited Release at McKenzie Brew House ($PAYG for Winter Warmer, our first release in this small batch series.)

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 12/18; 5 p.m. - Beer Geek Christmas at Hunger N Thirst ($PAYG for some rare and interesting kegs to celebrate our love of craft beer and the culture surrounding it.)

Limerick, Pa.
Wed. 12/23; 5 p.m. - Yule Tide One On at Craft Ale House ($PAYG for the usual pre-Christmas shenanigans plenty of good beer from Tröegs and plenty of naughty stuff from St. Nick Johnson.)

Maple Shade, NJ
Wed. 12/23; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Tap Takeover at Uno Chicago Grill ($PAYG as brewery rep, Chuck, takes over the taps and talks all things Flying Fish beer.)

Media, Pa.
Thu. 12/17; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Mad Elf Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a night of Tröegs Mad Elf.)
Wed. 12/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Perennial Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a night of beers from Perennial.)

North Wales, Pa.
Tue. 12/22; 5 p.m. - Great Lakes and Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at The Pour House ($PAYG for a night of beers from Cleveland and Colorado.)

Parkesburg, Pa.
Sun. 12/20; 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. seatings - Brunch with Santa at Victory Brewing Company ($12-$28 as we host Santa for a special brunch. Kids 12 & under includes a photo with Santa and children under 5 are free.)

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 12/17; 5 p.m. - Ayinger Beer Release at Brauhaus Schmitz ($PAYG for Ayinger Kirta Bier, an unfiltered malty amber lager. We will also be featuring the Ayinger Brau-Weiss and Celebrator on draft.)
Sat. 12/19; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Belgian Beer Experience at Philly Beer School ($48.98 for beer styles of Belgium, including Strong Golden Ales, Wild Fermented Lambics, Monk brews, and more.)
Sun. 12/20; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Festivus at Grey Lodge Pub ($PAYG for a Festivus Pole, Airing of Grievances, Feats of Strength, Ugly Sweater Contest, Christmas Beers, and a Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic Meet The Author.)
Sun. 12/20; 8 p.m. - Christmas Karaoke w/ Brooklyn and Smuttynose at Varga Bar ($PAYG for Christmas karaoke and $4 draft specials.)
Mon. 12/21; 7 p.m. - The Bruery's Six Days of Christmas Tasting at Devil's Den ($30 for a six-beer flight of The Bruery's first six days of Christmas beers.)
Tue. 12/22; 8 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for a night of ugly sweaters and Left Hand beers.)
Wed. 12/23; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. - Mad Elf Night at Hop Angel Brauhaus ($PAYG for three kegs of this elusive trickster to tap, plus a gift buying opportunity as Bryan Kolesar will be on hand to sign his new book — Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic.)
Wed. 12/23 - Christmas Eve Eve Open House Happy Hour at Local 44 ($PAYG for $3 local beers and a whole lot of merriment.)
Sat. 12/26 - Boxing Day Beer Festival at Memphis Taproom ($PAYG for a canned/non-perishable food drive for Philabundance and $1 from every draft beer sold on Boxing Day will be donated to Share Our Strength.)
Sat. 12/26; 8 p.m. - Dan Conway's Birthday Extravaganza at Varga Bar ($PAYG for what was originally an Eagles tailgate/game special...but Dan's birthday is clearly more important.)
Tue. 12/29; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Cheers To Our Friends & Neighbors at Alla Spina ($PAYG as I show up with my Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic book and Do Good, Victory, and Yards breweries show up with beers and brewers.)
Thu. 12/31; 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. seatings - New Year's Eve at Varga Bar ($55+ for dinner and open bar options.)
Thu. 12/31; 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. seatings - New Year's Eve 2016 at Lucky's Last Chance ($TBA for a four-course beer and whiskey dinner.)
Thu. 12/31; 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. seatings - New Year's Eve at Monk's Cafe ($75-$125 for a dinner, beers, and a fun time to escort out 2015.)
Thu. 12/31; 8 p.m. - New Year's Eve Beer Bash at Strangelove's ($125 for passed hors d’oeuvres, a four-course menu (full vegan menu available), an open beer bar featuring a spectacular draft line up, and a gueuze toast at midnight.)
Fri. 1/1; 11 a.m. - New Year's Day Brunch at Devil's Den ($PAYG for a day of Mummers, football, and a selection of great beers from Yards Brewing Company.)
Fri. 1/1 - Local 44 Turns 7 at Local 44 ($PAYG with details TBA.)

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 12/18; 11:30 a.m. - Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox ($PAYG for Oatmeal Stout and Chester County Brown alongside our ever popular Bitter pouring through the beer engines.)

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 12/17; 5 p.m. - Bruery Flight Night at Liberty Taproom ($PAYG for Humulus Lager, Oude Tart, Gypsy Tart, and 8 Maids A Milking.)

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Thu. 12/31; 6:30 p.m. - 20 Beers for 20 Years New Year’s Eve Celebration at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats ($125 or $PAYG with all the option details at the website.)

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 12/25; 6 p.m. - A Russian River Christmas at Teresa's Next Door ($PAYG for Russian River's Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig, and Damnation. We will be serving a limited cheese and charcuterie menu for the evening.)

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 12/18; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Friday Night Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.)

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 12/19; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - The Dark Side Party Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the first of our Winter Beer releases with this classic Copper American-style double IPA.)

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