Thursday, November 03, 2016

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: November 3 - November 9

Well now this is some way to get November started. More than forty events during the next seven days. Have I missed anything?

And it'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 you review beer events, don't forget 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.

Allentown, Pa.
Fri. 11/4; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Brewmaster's 21st Birthday, Round 2 at Hijinx Brewing Company [Come out and celebrate Curt's 21st birthday (times 2) with some live music, great beer, and great people. Live music provided by Little Green Shack.  $PAYG]

Aston, Pa.
Sat. 11/5; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — GABF Party at 2SP Brewing Company [Bob & Ruby each brought home a medal from GABF. We can't think of a better way to celebrate than by inviting all our friends to drink with us. 2SP style.  $PAYG]

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 11/3; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works [Entire proceeds of the charity cask are donated to a local non-profit organization.  $PAYG]

Conshohocken, Pa.
Thu. 11/3; All Day — International Stout Day at Fingers Wings & Other Things [We saved some of our favorites for an occation like this one.  $PAYG]

Croydon, Pa.
Sat. 11/5; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Hot Rods & Hops at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Featuring 13 local breweries sampling beers, musical guests, food trucks, and proceeds will be donated to the American Legion Post 120 in Lambertville, NJ.  $20-$25]
Mon. 11/7; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Long Trail Cigar Dinner at Dog and Bull [Enjoy a three-course meal, which includes a hummus/cheese tray, buffet style entree, dessert, two of Long Trail's finest beers, dessert cocktail, and a cigar.  $50]

Elizabethtown, Pa.
Sat. 11/5; All Day — 2nd Year Anniversary Party at Moo-Duck Brewery [Release of King Slava Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout. Live music all day: Scott Parmer, K.Edwards, Not Quite Rite. Lancaster Brgr Company Food Truck and Hop Hedz Gear will be here all day.  $PAYG]

Hershey, Pa.
Fri. 11/4; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Autos & Ales at AACA Museum [Enjoy the region's best breweries, live music, and the best tasting wing competition.  $20-$50]

Lancaster, Pa.
Thu. 11/3; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Toolbox Brewing Company at Hunger N Thirst [These guys are based out of San Diego California and are making some really unique sours, saisons and much more. It also happens to be our monthly oyster night.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/8; 5 p.m. — Long Trail Tap Takeover at Isaac's Pickle Bar [All taps will be from Long Trail Brewing Co.  $PAYG]

Lititz, Pa.
Mon. 11/7; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — The New Wave of British Beer at Bulls Head Public House [We want people to see what is going on in the UK craft beer scene. It's not just ESB and mild IPAs.  $PAYG]

Narberth, Pa.
Sat. 11/5; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Philly Blind Dog Rescue Fundraiser at The Greeks Next Door [We will have loads of great raffle goodies to raise funds for this amazing organization, and drink for the cause with a portion of draft beer sold during the event going to them as well.  $PAYG]

Norristown, Pa.
Thu. 11/3 through Sun. 11/6; All Weekend — Annual Fresh Hops Draft Event at Capone's [More details to follow.  $PAYG]

Oxford, Pa.
Fri. 11/4; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Evan Pugh Vanilla Porter Official Release at Bog Turtle Brewery [Evan Pugh, an Oxford native, was the first President of Penn State and was a prominent leader in agriculture education and research.We celebrate our tenuous connection to fame with Evan Pugh Vanilla Porter, rich and fragrant due to a generous addition of Madagascar Vanilla.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 11/3; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — Doctor Strange Release Party with Avery Brewing at The Institute [We will be taking 40 lucky patrons to the late night showing of the movie. For this round of movies we will be pouring Avery beers for the night.   $PAYG]
Thu. 11/3; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Quizzo vs. Yards Brewing at The Industry [Johnny Goodtimes and the crew from Yards Brewing are putting the money where their mouths are and putting up a super giftbasket to the team that can best them in trivia.  $PAYG]
Thu. 11/3; 7 p.m. — Terrapin Brewing Tap Takeover at Union Tap House [Terrapin is commandeering a few draft lines to promote their brews and give away some free swag.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/4; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Joe & Casey's "European Spoils" Lunch with Cantillon at Sancho Pistola's [Try out our brand new lunch menu along with some of the finest beers Joe and Casey could smuggle from the motherland.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/4; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Friday’s Sixtel: Heavy Seas Red Sky at Morning at Grey Lodge Pub [An uber saison aged in Chardonnay barrels.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/4; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Ballantine Bar Spend at Grey Lodge Pub [Jenna from Ballantine will be on hand with her credit card. She wants to buy you a pint of Ballantine IPA. She'll keep buying until 9 p.m. or until her card is declined, whichever comes first.   $PAYG]
Sat. 11/5; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level One at Philly Beer School [You will learn how to brew great beer. Even better, you will be brewing your own beer. A brewer-instructor will guide you through the process step by step: from brew to boil to bottle.  $150]
Sat. 11/5; 12 p.m. — Framboise For A Cure at Monk's CafĂ© [Aged with two pounds of organic, California-grown raspberries per gallon, this year's version is a blend of Temptation and Sonambic. Monk's Cafe is proud to donate 100% of the purchase price of Framboise for the Cure and an array of world-class, rare and special drafts to breast cancer screenings and care.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/5; 1 p.m.-8 p.m. — The Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival at Hawthornes [Live music, amazing food, and featuring ciders, pumpkin beers, and fall seasonals.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/5; 1 p.m.-8 p.m. — The Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival at The Cambridge [Spotlighting hard ciders, toasty lagers, pumpkin ales and more.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/5; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Chili Cook-Off for the LLS at Dawson Street Pub [All entry and judging fees will go directly to the LLS. There will be raffle items and drink specials to help raise as much money as possible for the Dude Hates Cancer benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  $25 to enter, $PAYG to attend]
Sat. 11/5; 2 p.m.-7 p.m. — Brawlerfest at Yards Brewing Company (500 Spring Garden St.) [Old school Philly beer and music fest.  $20-$55]
Sat. 11/5; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Oktoberfest at Cannstatter Volksfestverein [Celebrate Oktoberfest with authentic Bavarian Schuhplattlers.  $10-$12]
Sat. 11/5; All Day — 4th Anniversary at Bainbridge Street Barrel House [As a way to thank you for your loyalty and dedicated patronage, we will proudly be offering you special barrel aged, sour and rare beauties.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/6; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Goose Island Beer: Sofie & Matilda Go to Brunch at For Pete's Sake Pub [We will be featuring new brunch items and Sofiemosas and Matilda on draft. Hang around for the Eagles at Giants .  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/6; 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. — Bacon and Beer Festival at 23rd Street Armory [Local restaurants will offer tastes of creative bacon-based dishes and craft breweries will pour tastes of lots of great beer.  $50-$85]
Sun. 11/6; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Chili Cook-Off at The Cambridge [The gyst is we will have local chili chefs enter there best chili to be sampled and judged by every patron and a panel of hand selected chili judges. We'll have a diverse list of draft beers and ciders to quench your fired up palatte.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/6; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — New Belgium Cookie Smack Down at Devil's Den [Do you make the best cookies? Here's your chance to prove it.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/8; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Booze & Brews featuring Bell's Brewery at Lucky's Last Chance [Featured beer and cocktail pairings.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/8; 8 p.m. — Black & White Party at Varga Bar [Election day seems to point out black & white topics. So we decided to jump in on it...Dark beers. White clothes. What could go wrong?.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/8; All Day — Free Beer Election Day at Brauhaus Schmitz [Stop in for a visit on Election Day while wearing your "I Voted Today" sticker and receive a free Traunstein Oktoberfest on the Haus.  $Free]
Tue. 11/8; All Day — Free Beer Election Day at Whetstone Tavern [Stop in for a visit on Election Day while wearing your "I Voted Today" sticker and receive a free Traunstein Oktoberfest on the Haus.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/9; 9 p.m.-12 a.m. — J the Audiophile and Bella Vista at The Trestle Inn [J the Audiophile spinning global funk and soul with Trestle Special Cleopatra Jones dancing at the bar, plus $1 flights of Bullfrog beers.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 11/4; All Day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Only on draught the First Friday of every month.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 11/4; All Day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Only on draught the First Friday of every month.  $PAYG]

Reading, Pa.
Sat. 11/5; 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. — Reading Craft Beer Festival at Santander Arena [Introducing the first Reading Craft Beer Festival/  $45]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Sat. 11/5 & Sun. 11/6; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Beer For Breakfast Launch Brunch at Chesapeake & Maine [We're having a special brunch to launch the bottled release of Beer For Breakfast, our stout tricked out with all sorts of breakfast ingredients including Guatemalan Antigua cold press coffee, Maple syrup harvested from Western Massachusetts and for the quintessential Delaware breakfast touch - Rapa Scrapple and their secret blend of spices.  $PAYG]

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 11/4; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Bell's Brewery at Washington House [A lineup of beers from Bell's Brewery.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 11/4; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples from Atwater Brewing Company.  $Free]

Wilmington, Del.
Fri. 11/4; 7 p.m. — Beer Dinner at Hotel du Pont [A five-course meal served with Midas Touch, Namaste, Kvasir, Bitches Brew, Chateau Jiahu, Indian Brown Ale, and Pumpkin Ale.  $60]
Wed. 11/9; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Six Degrees of Bacon Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Six courses of bacon inspired fare from Executive Chef David Foster paired with six hand crafted beers from Head Brewer Justin Sproul.  $75]

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