Monday, November 28, 2016

Beer Event Calendar: What To Do in December 2016

They say time flies. I'd only be repeating the obvious if I talked about how unreal it is that we find ourselves contemplating the end of yet another year. It must be the beer and the events that speed us along through the year. What a year it was here in Philly, hosting both the Craft Brewers Conference and World Beer Cup in addition to the ninth Philly Beer Week. Plenty of other special stuff in between as well.

Here, for your pleasure, is the final monthly beer events calendar of 2016 for Philadelphia and the greater region.

And for navigating the great region of PA, NJ, MD, and DE?'s that special gift-giving time of year again, so I'm inclined to remind you again of my book, Beer Lover's Mid-Atlantic. To buy, send a note to me for personal signing and delivery, ping, or drop by your local bookstore such as Barnes & Noble.

As always, if I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.

$20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here

Thu. 12/1; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Half Acre Happy Hour at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/1; 7 p.m. — Fireplace Lighting Party at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/1; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — SingleCut Beersmiths Night at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2; 6 p.m. — Friday’s Sixtel: New Belgium Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/4; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Repeal Day Ball at Victory Beer Hall in Philadelphia, Pa. [$11+$PAYG]
Sun. 12/4; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch with Santa at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/4; 7 p.m. — 13th Anniversary Party at Good Dog Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/5; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 12/6; 5 p.m. — Sinterklaas Day at Eulogy in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/6; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping–Tröegs at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 12/7; 7 p.m. — Christmas PJ Party with Evil Genius Brewing at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/8; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Take a Shine to Shiner at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/9; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Christmas Extravaganza at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/9; 6 p.m. — Friday’s Sixtel: Unibroue A Tout le Monde at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/11; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Breakfast with Santa at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/12; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 12/13; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping–Goose Island Sours at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 12/14; 3 p.m. — Evil Genius Beer Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/15; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Mad Elf Night at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/15; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — Star War Rogue One Movie Release Party with Rogue Brewing at The Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/16; 6 p.m. — Friday’s Sixtel: Smuttynose Smistletoe at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/16; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Penn St. Nikolaus Reserve - 2 Year Vertical at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/17; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Caturday at Philadelphia Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/17; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — A Very Jerry Christmas Christmas Party at City Tap House-Logan in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/18; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch with Santa at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/18; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Festivus! at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 Bottle Shop in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 12/20; 7 p.m. — A Very Vegan, Beery Cheery Industry Holiday Celebration at Brigantessa in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/20; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping–Victory at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 12/21; 3 p.m. — Winter Beer Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 12/21; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Weyerbacher Wednesday: Mellow Monks at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 12/21; 7 p.m. — Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Stroll at Sancho Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 12/21; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — You Buy the Glass Night at The Abbaye in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/26; 11 a.m. — Boxing Day Beer Festival at Memphis Taproom in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/27; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping–Duck–Rabbit at Lucky's Last Chance in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/30; 6 p.m. — Friday’s Sixtel: Round Guys Hipster Frogger at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]

after December in Philadelphia
Wed. 1/11; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tröegs First Squeeze Nugget Nectar Release at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 12/1; 7 p.m. — First Thursday with Tröegs at Below Deck Bottle Shop in Conshohocken, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/1; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Allagash Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2; 5 p.m. — Deck the Halls Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/3; 12 p.m.-10 p.m. — Festivus at Naked Brewing Company in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/3; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Wonderland Celebration Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/4; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Milk & Cookies with Santa Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/9; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/10; 12 p.m.-9 p.m. — Funky Beer & Holiday Bazaar at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company in Cherry Hill, NJ [$PAYG]

after December in Philadelphia's close suburbs

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 12/1; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/1; 5 p.m.-6 p.m. — Fireside Chat: Barrel-aged Series at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/1; 5 p.m. — Tröegs Mad Elf Madness at Blue Dog Tavern in Chalfont, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/1; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Collusion Tap Works Draft Invasion at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/1; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Exton Beverage Company in Exton, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 12/2; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2; 5 p.m. — Cookies with Santa Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2; All Day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2; All Day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Holiday Brews at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2; 5 p.m. — Tröegs Mad Elf Event at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 12/2; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Steal The Cheer Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2; 5 p.m. — Milk & Cookies with Firestone Walker Brewing at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/2 through Sun. 12/4; All Weekend — 13th Anniversary Weekend Party at TJ's in Paoli, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/3; 11 a.m. — Back In Black Stout Fest at Union Jack's On The Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/3; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. — Saturday Sampling at Exton Beverage Company in Exton, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 12/3; 5 p.m. — Firebird Tap Takeover at Bistro on Bridge in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/3; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Firebird Festival Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/3; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Brunch with Santa at Keg & Kitchen in Westmont, NJ [$9-$18]
Sun. 12/4; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Jay Z Birthday Brunch with Brooklyn Brewery at Two Stones Pub in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/6; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2SP Brewery Release Party at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/8; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Allagash Brewing Tap Takeover at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/9; All Day — Anniversary Party at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/9; 5 p.m. — Kevin Brooks Brings some Shelton Brothers Treats at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/10; 12 p.m. — Scrooge IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/11; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Brunch with Santa at Kennett Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/15; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Brownie Pairing at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/16; 1 p.m. — Beer Geek Christmas at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/16; 5 p.m. — Weyerbacher Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/16; All Day — Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/16; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Save the Galaxy Gala Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 12/16; 5 p.m. — Teresa's welcomes the new Firestone Walker Rep at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 12/17; 2 p.m.-7 p.m. — The Darkside Party Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/18; 10 a.m. — Yoga at the Brewery at Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, Pa. [$20]
Sun. 12/18; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Brunch with Santa at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 12/18; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Brunch w/ Santa, Hops & Sours at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/19; 6 p.m. — Victory Java Cask Firkin Event  at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 12/19; 5 p.m. — 5th Anniversary Party at Ulysses Gastropub in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Tue. 12/20; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Tired Hands Tap Takeover at The Bottle Room in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 12/22; 5 p.m.-6 p.m. — Fireside Chat: 'Twas the Night Beer-fore X-mas at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ [$PAYG]

after December in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other

Events Over $20

Sun. 12/4; 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. seatings — Brunch with Santa at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$15-$25]
Sun. 12/4; 5 p.m. — Christmas Goose Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$50]
Tue. 12/6; 7 p.m. — Holiday Beer Dinner at Monk's Café in Philadelphia, Pa. [$85]
Wed. 12/7; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Hank Shaw "Buck Buck Moose" Cook Book Dinner at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$90-$110]
Sun. 12/11; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Flavors Of The Season at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pa. [$8-$100]
Thu. 12/15; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — South Philly Goes to the Movies 3.0 at The P.O.P.E. & The Industry Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$25]
Mon. 12/26; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Winter Beer Festival at World Café Live in Philadelphia, Pa. [$20-$45]

after December in Philadelphia

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 12/7; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — 12 Beers of Christmas at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$75]

after December in Philadelphia's close suburbs

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 12/2; 5:30 p.m. — Cape May Beer Dinner at Cape May Ferry Terminal in Cape May, NJ [$59]
Sat. 12/3; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Festival at Allentown Brew Works in Allentown, Pa. [$10-$35]
Sat. 12/3; 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Valley Forge Beer & Cider Festival at Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa. [$10-$55]
Sun. 12/4; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Brunch with Santa at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$12-$28]
Sun. 12/4; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. — BrewAsana Beer & Yoga at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, Pa. [$TBA]
Sun. 12/4; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Wild Game Beer Dinner at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$75]
Tue. 12/6; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$75]
Tue. 12/6; 6:30 p.m. — Hill for the Holidays Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. [$65]
Wed. 12/7; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Avery Beer Dinner at Trapp Door in Emmaus, Pa. [$75]
Wed. 12/7; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — The Beer Dinner Before Christmas at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$65]
Wed. 12/7; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Festivus Part 2 Beer Dinner at Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$TBA]
Wed. 12/7; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Holiday Beer Dinner at Kildare's Irish Pub in West Chester, Pa. [$37.92]
Thu. 12/8; 7 p.m. — Tröegs Beer Dinner at Federal Taphouse in Lancaster, Pa. [$40]
Sat. 12/10; 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Beer & Yoga at Victory Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pa. [$35]
Sat. 12/10; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Weyerbacher Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. [$30]
Sun. 12/11; 10 a.m. — Jolly Beer Mile at Shawnee Craft Brewing Company in Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa. [$40]
Tue. 12/13; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Holiday Beer Dinner at Victory Brewing Company in Kennett Square, Pa. [$65]
Sat. 12/17; 5 p.m. — Anniversary Party at Stickman Brews in Royersford, Pa. [$26]
Sat. 12/17; 3 p.m. — Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer Tasting at World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. [$40]
Tue. 12/27; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Tröegs Brewery Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$35]
Wed. 12/28; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — St. Boniface Beer and Food Tasting  at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$35]
Wed. 12/28; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beach Bash Beer Festival at World Café Live in Wilmington, Del. [$20-$45]

after December in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Sat. 1/21; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Hibrewnation at Allstar Complex in Gettysburg, Pa. [$20-$55]

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