Let's skip the superlatives this week and just let the calendar below speak for itself.
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Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.
Fri. 4/22; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Tap Takeover at Good Ta Go [Join Brewery Rep Kevin as he takes over the taps. There will be a special Makers Mark Barrel of Exit 4. $PAYG]
Wed. 4/27; 6 p.m. — Chicken & Waffles with Founders Brewing at Fingers Wings & Other Things [Special drafts and bottles of KBS. $PAYG]
Fri. 4/22; All weekend — Game of Thrones Weekend at The Drafting Room [Featuring beers from Ommegang's Game of Thrones series. $PAYG]
Fri. 4/22-Sat. 4/30; All day — Harrisburg Beer Week at better beer venues all around the Harrisburg region [A nine-day, multi-venue series showcasing breweries, restaurants, pubs, and more through craft beer-centric events, demonstrations, and education. See website for up-to-date calendar of official events. $Varies]
Sat. 4/23; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — PA Flavor at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex [This event brings together up to 40 Pennsylvania breweries along with 20 PA Preferred food producers and 20 PA Preferred restaurants in a unique sampling event. $20-$75]
Wed. 4/27; 7 p.m. — St. Bernardus Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey [A four-course meal served with St. Bernardus' Abt 12, Blanche, Prior, Tripel, and Oak-aged Abt 12. $65]
Lafayette Hill, Pa.
Sat. 4/23; 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Tap into Spring with Team WMMR at Barren Hill Brewing Company [Join Team WMMR and Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery and get ready to Tap into Spring — a fun 25-30 mile ride for all levels, benefitting the American Cancer Society, starting and ending at Barren Hill. Includes the ride, buffet and select beverages. $25]
Thu. 4/21; 5 p.m. — Half Acre Night at Hunger N Thirst [Amazing beers from Half Acre Beer Company. $PAYG]
Mon. 4/25; 5:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner with Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company at Bulls Head Public House [Four beers from Neshaminy Creek served with four courses of food. $35]
Sat. 4/23; All day — Ballast Point Brewing Event at Isaac Newton's [Save the date. $PAYG]
Newtown Square, Pa.
Thu. 4/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ship Bottom Tap Takeover and DelCo Debut of Blueberry Bikini Bottom Wheat at Double Edge Sports Grille [Meet the Brewer, Rob, who will be here to talk beer with you and to tell you all about his new brewery opening this June in Beach Haven, NJ. $PAYG]
Thu. 4/21; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Boaks Retirement Draft Party at Capone's [Beers to commemorate the end of the run for Boaks Beer from NJ. $PAYG]
Fri. 4/22; All weekend — Game of Thrones Weekend at Redhound Grille [There will be dinner and drink specials inspired by Westeros and its Inhabitants and the very special Ommegang Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat on tap. $PAYG]
Thu. 4/21; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Two Roads: 500 Years of Reinheitsgebot — Beer Purity Party at Hop Angel Brauhaus [On tap will be all of Two Roads's German style beers, all* of which conform to the Reinheitsgebot (or else we would have to call this event something else). $PAYG]
Thu. 4/21-Sun. 4/24; All weekend — St George's Day — A Weekend Celebration of English Beers at Devil's Den [More details to come. $PAYG]
Fri. 4/22; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Leinenkugel Brewing Company at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Leinenkugel Brewing Company. $Free]
Fri. 4/22; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Capt. Lawrence Tasting at Bottle Bar East [Tasting the Grapefruit cans. $PAYG]
Sat. 4/23; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Manayunk BBQ, Bourbon, and Blues Craft Beer Fest at Manayunk Brewing Company [4+ hours of tastings of craft beers and bourbons. We'll also have whole pig pulled pork, and lively blues to keep the day going. $20-$60]
Sat. 4/23; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. — Fruit Beer and Cider Festival at The Institute [Sampling of some of the best fruit beers and ciders around. $45]
Sat. 4/23; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Stiftungsfest at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein [Music, beer, dancing, food, and prizes on the 500th anniversary of the Bayrische Reinheitsgebot. $10-$12]
Sun. 4/24; 12 p.m.-10 p.m. — Game Of Thrones Season 6 Premiere at The Institute [We will start the day off with season 5 and show all the episodes leading up to the premier of season 6. This event wouldn't be complete without an Ommegang Brewing Tap Takeover. $PAYG]
Mon. 4/25; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Happy Hour with Captain Lawrence at Local 44 [Tasting samples of beers from Captain Lawrence. $Free]
Tue. 4/26; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tappings at Lucky's Last Chance [A night of beers from Bear Republic Brewing Company. $PAYG]
Wed. 4/27; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Shake Shack “In Da Cart" at Garage [For one night only, Garage is serving up the limited-edition Super Fry Frickle Dog and served alongside ice-cold pints of Brooklyn Brewery ShackMeister Ale made available by Brooklyn Brewery and Garage. $PAYG]
Pottstown, Pa. Fri. 4/22-Sun. 4/24; All weekend — SRT Spreekend at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Celebrating the Schuylkill River Trail and the release of SRT Ale. See website for list of events around the region focused on the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail. $PAYG]
Thu. 4/21; 5 p.m. — Mikkeller Flight Night at Liberty Taproom [Come join us at the Taproom for a flight of four incredible beers from one of our favorite gypsy brewers. $PAYG]
Tue. 4/26; 6:30 p.m. — Doylestown Brewing Beer Dinner at Steam [Five-course meal paired with five beers from Doylestown Brewing Company. $45]
West Chester, Pa.
Sat. 4/23; 3 p.m. — Smile For The Camera! at Levante Brewing Company [We want you to mass with us and our entire team in our parking lot, we'll give you a free beer from a special, limited release beer that day and have you look up at the sky, smile, raise your glass and say, "Elevate Your Craft!"...or maybe just say "Cheese!" $PAYG]
West Reading, Pa.
Sun. 4/24; 9 a.m.-12 p.m. — Craft Beer & Yoga at Chatty Monks [A 1 hour yoga class followed by a glass of beer or cider of your choice. Includes a light continental breakfast. $30]
Sat. 4/23; 3 p.m. — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live [Featuring 3rd Wave Brewing Company. Two of the best things on earth paired together in unexpected and delicious ways. Bring your vegetarian friends, too — we can accommodate them on all pairings. $40]
Tue. 4/26; 7 p.m. — Brewers of Delaware Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Head Chef David Foster and Head Brewer Justin Sproul invite you to try five courses paired with beers from five different Delaware brewers. $65]
Wed. 4/27; 7 p.m. — Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Hotel du Pont [An elegant evening of food and beer pairings in the opulent Christina Room. $60]