Let's close out January's weekly calendar of events here with the last 11 days of the month. As usual, plenty to do from the cities to the mountains. Soak it up!
While I don't envision any book events for at least the next month, I'll continue to stick a quick plug here pointing you to: a) my publisher; b) Amazon.com; c) BarnesAndNoble.com. As always, thank you for your continued support.
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.
Fri. 1/22; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Ommegang and Boulevard Tasting at The Beer Shoppe ($PAYG for a lineup of beers to sample from Ommegang and Boulevard breweries.)
Thu. 1/21; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. - Stoudts Sampling at Fingers Wings & Other Things ($PAYG for sampling with Joe from Stoudts.)
Wed. 1/27 - Warm Up With Weyerbacher at Fingers Wings & Other Things ($PAYG for Weyerbacher's 20th Anniversary, Heresy, Quad, Sunday Morning Stout, Tango, and Winter Ale.)
Fri. 1/29 - Terrapin at CJ's Doghouse ($PAYG for Terrapin's Wake N Bake, Cinnamon Roll, and plenty of other goodies from Terrapin on tap.)
Fri. 1/22; 5 p.m. - Victory Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar ($PAYG as all taps are dedicated to beers from Victory Brewing Company.)
Maple Shade, NJ
Wed. 1/27; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. - Luca Brasi Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for the re-release of the 2011 Iron Brewer competition winner, Luca Brasi, our coffee-infused English stout.)
Thu. 1/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - New Belgium Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a night of beers from New Belgium.)
Thu. 1/28; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Captain Lawrence Night at Pinocchio's ($PAYG for a night of beers from Captain Lawrence.)
Thu. 1/21; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - A Wee Bit of Scotland Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for Wee Heavy, a full-bodied Scotch-style ale with a distinct malty-sweet character and The Highlander, an assertive malty sweetness with just a touch of roasted character in the aroma and flavor.)
Mon. 1/25; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. - Bog Turtle Rochambeau Rouge Red Ale Release at SawMill Grill ($PAYG for the release of the young brewery's Rochambeau Rouge - a caramel, malty, toasty Red Ale.)
Sun. 1/31; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. - Sour Sunday #1 2016 Edition at Free Will Brewing Company ($PAYG to celebrate being sour with this super fun and rare opportunity.)
Thu. 1/21; 4 p.m. - Winter Beer Night at Barcade ($PAYG to shake off the winter’s chill with some tasty brews.)
Thu. 1/21; 6:30 p.m. - ShawneeCraft Beer Dinner at Brigantessa ($65 for a five-course dinner served with ShawneeCraft's Apiarius, Dubble IPA, Sub Rosa, Altbier, and Imperial Porter.)
Thu. 1/21; 7 p.m. - Fat Head's Release Party at Devil's Den ($PAYG for specials on all Fat Head's drafts.)
Fri. 1/22; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. - Heavy Seas Tasting at Bottle Bar East ($PAYG for a tasting of beers from Heavy Seas.)
Fri. 1/22; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - Sly Fox 20th Anniversary Party: Yes We Can at Grey Lodge Pub ($PAYG for all the Sly Fox cans we can get our hands on, plus Sly Fox 20 on tap. Canwood Derby, Can Craft Contest, and more.)
Sat. 1/23 & Sun. 1/24; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. - Winterfest Brewfest at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest ($PAYG for a weekend full of local and regional beers and music.)
Sun. 1/24; 4 p.m. - Band Of Brewers: Opening Act at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, Pa. ($5 as last year's winners HueMan of Forest & Main and newcomers this year, House Plant of Tired Hands perform. Beers from both breweries will be featured on tap.)
Tue. 1/26; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. - Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance ($PAYG for a lineup of beers from Stoudts.)
Thu. 1/28; 5 p.m. - Bella Vista Night at The Trestle Inn in Philadelphia, Pa. ($PAYG for new drafts from Naked all night long.)
Sun. 1/31; 11 a.m. - Sour Bowl II at Brü Craft & Wurst ($PAYG for a full 32-tap takeover including 28 Sours and 4 IPAs.)
Sun. 1/31; 11 a.m. - Stout Bowl at U-Bahn (11 a.m.; $PAYG for 14 over the top stouts, plus a firkin of something hoppy.)
Sun. 1/31; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - "Heady" Fat Head's Brunch at McCrossen's Tavern ($PAYG for four beers from Fat Head's, including Bumble Berry, which pairs quite well with our blueberry waffles. Live Grateful Dead/jam band music by Looseleaf.)
Sat. 1/23; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - British Invasion Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for eight English style beers and a traditional British-inspired menu.)
Sat. 1/23; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. - Robbie Burns Night at Sly Fox Brewing Company ($PAYG for Gang Aft Agley Scotch Ale and Burns Scottish Ale pouring from the taps, the bagpipes piping, and the arrival of the Haggis (6:30 p.m.) will be marked by Ian Turnbull's reading of Burns' Ode to a Haggis. Celtic Spirit will play music throughout the evening.)
Thu. 1/28; 7 p.m. - Fat Head Brewery Tap Takeover at Bistro on Bridge ($PAYG for Fat Head's Head Hunter, BumbleBerry, Sunshine DayDream, Trail Head, and Shakedown.)
Sat. 1/30; 6:15 p.m. - Pocono Winter Beerfest at Sherman Theater ($35-$50 for over 75 taps of your favorite stouts and ales, live music, and tasty food.)
Thu. 1/21; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. - Bandana Extravaganza Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG for Bandana IPA, an American IPA with a delicious lemon, melon, citrus and a subtle pine character.)
West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 1/22; 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. - Friday Night Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Lancaster Brewing.)
Fri. 1/29; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. - Friday Night Sampling at Goshen Beverage ($Free tasting samples of beers from Leinenkugel.)
Sat. 1/30; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. - Belgium Comes To West Chester at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant ($PAYG as regional breweries to showcase the best locally craft-brewed, Belgian-style beers.)
West Reading, Pa.
Thu. 1/21; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. - Spring House Tap Takeover at Barley Mow Craft Beer House ($PAYG for a night of beers from Spring House Brewing Company.)