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 Amazon.com, or drop by your local bookstore such as Barnes & Noble.
As you review beer events, don't forget PhillyTapFinder.com. 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.
Cape May, NJ
Thu. 12/22; 5 p.m.-6 p.m. — Fireside Chat: 'Twas the Night Beer-fore X-mas at Cape May Brewing Company [It’s a meet-and-greet with the guys who started it all at CMBC, as well as a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at CMBC. $PAYG]
Fri. 1/6; 5:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner at Cape May Ferry Terminal [Five-course meal served with unique beer pairings from 7 Mile Brewery. $59]
Sat. 1/21; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Hibrewnation at Allstar Complex [Tucked within our 100 hand-selected craft and local brews, you'll find a healthy portion of rare and hard to find beers. $20-$55]
Wed. 12/28; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — St. Boniface Beer and Food Tasting at Bulls Head Public House [A four-course meal paired with St. Boniface's Bulls Head Mild, Berliner Weisse, Mosaic IPA, and Bourbon Barrel Aged Hegemony Stout. $35]
New Castle, Del.
Fri. 12/30; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Scaldis Tap Takeover at Jessop's Tavern [Several high end bottles will be opened for sampling. Finger foods will be supplied. $PAYG]
Thu. 12/22; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Saint Benjamin Brewing Holiday Happy Hour at South Philadelphia Tap Room [We'll be pouring an exclusive firkin of Gingerbread Oatmeal Stout to bring holiday cheer. Rumor has it that Santa Claus and one of his elves might even make an appearance. $PAYG]
Thu. 12/22; 7 p.m. — Sierra Nevada Celebration at The Bishop's Collar [$3 pints of Sierra Nevada Celebration. $PAYG]
Fri. 12/23; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Festivus Happy Hour at Time [We have a 12 foot festivus pole on our stage and Pete Gaudioso will be singing all your favorite Festivus songs and telling you how he really feels about your performance this year. $PAYG]
Mon. 12/26; 11 a.m. — Boxing Day Beer Festival at Memphis Taproom [Join us for a truly wonderful day of food, friends, beer, and the true meaning of Christmas. We will be collecting canned goods all day long for our dear friends at Philabundance. $PAYG]
Mon. 12/26; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Winter Beer Festival at World Café Live [Our festival will give attendees the opportunity to sample over 50 different beers, from over 40 different breweries. $20-$45]
Tue. 12/27; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. — Local Beer Night at Jerry's Bar [Featuring Yards and Saint Benjamin. $PAYG]
Tue. 12/27; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping–Duck–Rabbit at Lucky's Last Chance [A night of special beers from Duck–Rabbit. $PAYG]
Wed. 12/28; 6 p.m. — Debut of Reinheits Boten at Brauhaus Schmitz [Debuting a group of five trend-setting German craft breweries including Distelhäuser, Zoller-Hof, Friedenfelser Brauerei, Riedenburger Brauhaus, and Himburgs Braukunst Keller. $PAYG]
Fri. 12/30; 6 p.m. — Friday’s Sixtel: Round Guys Hipster Frogger at Grey Lodge Pub [Hipster Frogger is a Belgian style Dubbel, aged it in second use Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrels that have been dosed with 1800 Tequilla Soaked Oak chips. Hipster Frogger is Round Guys’ annual love letter to online haters. $PAYG]
Wed. 1/11; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tröegs First Squeeze Nugget Nectar Release at Kite & Key [Tröegs blew the doors off the truck for last years event, so don’t miss out on what they have in store for us this year. $PAYG]
Tue. 12/27; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Tröegs Brewery Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill [You will be enjoying four courses of food perfectly paired with four great beers. $35]
Mon. 12/12 through Fri. 12/23; All day — 12 Beers of Christmas at The Pour House [A new keg of Christmas beer will be flowing every day. $PAYG]
Wed. 12/28; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beach Bash Beer Festival at World Café Live [Come spend your evening sampling over 50 different beers in our beach atmosphere, featuring boardwalk games, limbo, live music, and a beach food themed buffet. $20-$45]
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