Thursday, March 23, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: March 23 - March 31

Spring thaw is here and the beer events calendar is as hot as ever. What'ya need? Chances are, they've got it for you. Cheers!

And as you review the calendar, don't forget Philly Tap Finder. They host an impressive listing of event draft lists to help better inform your beer event scheduling.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region.

Aston, Pa.
Thu. 3/23; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — The Return Of The Russian at 2SP Brewing Company [What could be better than a night with Bob, his award winning Russian Imperial Stout, and donuts? Jes Made Bakery will be bringing 2SP beer infused donuts for purchase.  $PAYG]

Atlantic City, NJ
Fri. 3/31 & Sat. 4/1; 8 p.m.-12 a.m.; 12 p.m.-4 p.m.; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — A.C. Beer & Music Fest at Atlantic City Convention Center [Nearly 1,000 beers made by almost 200 breweries from across the globe.  $55-$99]

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 3/30; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Meeting Of The Malts VI at Artquest Center at SteelStacks [Panel discussion with industry leaders, beer dinner, and Pennsylvania brewpub festival.  $35-$85]

Cape May, NJ
Fri. 4/7; 5:30 p.m. — Ludlum Island Beer Dinner at Cape May Ferry Terminal [A five-course dinner with a unique menu and unique beer pairings. Brewery representatives will be on-hand to discuss the various beer styles offered.  $59]

Conshohocken, Pa.
Wed. 3/29; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tröegs Annual Spring Tapping at Fingers Wings and Other Things [We love March becasue every year, our friends at Tröegs Independent Brewing come through and bring us a lot of amazing beer to share with you. This year is no different.  $PAYG]
Sat. 4/1; All day — 3rd Anniversary Party at Conshohocken Brewing Company [All day long celebration with lots of good things planned to enjoyed the occasion with all of you.  $PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Fri. 4/21 through Sat. 4/29; Various times — Harrisburg Beer Week at Various places around Harrisburg and nearby [A nine-day, multi-venue series showcasing breweries, restaurants, pubs and more through craft beer-centric events, demonstrations, and education throughout the greater Harrisburg area.  $PAYG]

Kulpsville, Pa.
Fri. 3/24; 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. — Avery Barreled Series Takeover at CJ's Doghouse [Most of these beer are from 2015- 2016 so they will be surely tasting amazing.  $PAYG]

Maple Shade, NJ
Sat. 3/25;  1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Barrels & Bacon Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [8 bourbon and wine barrel aged beers, along with our annual celebration of Bacon Madness food features.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 3/23; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Firestone Unfiltered Event at Pinocchio's [Leo v. Ursus.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Sat. 3/25; 2 p.m. — Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [We’ll be featuring those off-centered ales and rarities you’ve come to know and love, as well as boatloads of more goodies … including our Specialty Tasting sessions.  $35-$175]

Norristown, Pa.
Thu. 3/30; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Wicked Weed Draft Event at Capone's [Wicked Weed's Freak of Nature DIPA, Marina, Montmar Etto (Sour), Oblivion Bourbon Sour, Bourbon Barrel French Toast, and Bourbon Barrel El Paraiso.  $PAYG]
Thu. 4/5; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Epic Brewery Draft Event at Capone's [2016 Big Bad Baptist, Brainless on Peaches Sour, Kaffeina, Tart N Juicy, and Escape To Colorado IPA.  $PAYG]

North Wales, Pa.
Thu. 3/23; 5 p.m. — Backdraft Lager Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Backdraft Lager, brewed in collaboration with the Horsham Fire Company.  $PAYG]

Perkasie, Pa.
Sun. 3/26; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Sour Sunday #2 — 2017 Edition at Free Will Brewing Company [Join us as we fill ten of our tap lines with sours, saisons, and wild ales.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 3/23; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Pint Night at Revolution House [A Victory Brewing pint glass and unlimited pints of beer to be announced.  $20]
Fri. 3/24; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Two Juicy Lunch at Jose Pistola's [Come chill with us for this extremely limited release of Two Roads Two Juicy Unfiltered IPA.  $PAYG]
Fri. 3/24; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Weyerbacher & Dad's Hat Intersection at Grey Lodge Pub [Folks from Weyerbacher Brewery and Dad's Hat Distillery will intersect at the Grey Lodge just as their products have intersected for this Friday's Sixtel, Weyerbacher Insanity aged in Dad's Hat vermouth barrels.  $PAYG]
Fri. 3/24 through Sun. 3/26; Various session start times — Starkbierfest at Brauhaus Schmitz [Nowadays most people don’t fast anymore, but the dark beer and the beer festival has survived the times so don’t miss this “little Oktoberfest”.  $15]
Sat. 3/25; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Orval Day at Local 44 [Calling all devotees of Orval—worldwide!—as we gather to celebrate the first Brett beer to land on US shores. A portion of the proceeds from Orval Day will be donated to MAP International, a global health organization that provides life-saving medicines to people living in poverty.  $PAYG]
Sat. 3/25; All day — Orval Day at Monk's Café [We will be featuring several vintages of Orval throughout the day. Each Vintage has been carefully stored in our climate controlled basement & will be seeing the light of day for the very first time.  $PAYG]
Mon. 3/27; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Victory Brewing Company.  $Free]
Tue. 3/28; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Beers from SweetWater Brewing Company.  $PAYG]
Wed. 3/29; 4 p.m. — Wicked Weed Brewery at Monk's Café [We are receiving a very special shipment from Asheville, North Carolina. Once you taste these gems you will understand that they're not all red necks in NC. That legislature and governor are bat-shit crazy.  $PAYG]
Thu. 3/30; 7 p.m. — Botanicals & Barrels with Avery Brewing at World Cafe Live [Guests will receive a welcome beer upon entry and then enjoy a three-course pairing featuring the Raspberry Sour, Vanilla Bean Stout, and Tangerine Quad, alongside three offerings from our kitchen.  $60]
Fri. 3/31; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub [Heavy Seas 21st Anniversary Ale. Aged for sixty days in locally sourced, single use Sagamore Spirit rye whiskey barrels.  $PAYG]
Fri. 3/31; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner [Featuring Victory Brewing Company.  $Free]
Sat. 4/1; All day — Seasons In The Abyss at Pub On Passyunk East (P.O.P.E.) [Barrel-aged and rare beers.  $PAYG]
Mon. 4/3; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Evolution Brewing Company.  $Free]
Tue. 4/4; All day — Quad Day at Grey Lodge Pub [We will have four Belgian style Quad beers on tap (quad quads).  $PAYG]
Tue. 4/4; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Manayunk Brewing Company.  $Free]
Tue. 4/4; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Beers from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.  $PAYG]
Thu. 4/6; 3 p.m. — Exclusive Beer Launch: Sly Fox Chest Bockwell at Barcade [The release our latest exclusive beer, the Sly Fox and Barcade collaboration Chest Bockwell, a Dunkel Bock inspired beer, brewed with chestnut flour and Bavarian malt.  $PAYG]
Fri. 4/7; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer & Brewing 101 at Philly Beer School [This is our introduction to how beer is made, major beer styles, and brewing history.  $38.98]
Sat. 4/8; 12 p.m. — Meet & Greet with Youichi of Hitachino Nest at Monk's Café [Youichi is flying from Japan, stopping to visit with us in Philadelphia, then proceeding on to DC to join our friends at Sierra Nevada for a special announcement.  $PAYG]
Sat. 4/8; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Tappin' The Trucks Brews n' Bites Block Party at Tap Room On 19th [We are closing down Ritner Street to bring you a fun filled day of Brews n' Bites. We have lined up the best food trucks in the city. We have secured some awesome local breweries.  $PAYG]
Sun. 4/9; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Hoppin' Brunch at City Tap House–Logan [Featuring The Bickel Brothers alongside eight deliciously hoppy IPA's.  $PAYG]
Sat. 4/22; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — MGK Locals Only Beer Fest at Independence Seaport Museum [WMGK has teamed up with Independence Seaport Museum to bring Pennsylvania and New Jersey's finest breweries into one place to celebrate the tremendous bounty of awesome brew being made in the Philadelphia area.  $20-$45]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 3/31; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Goose Island Sampling at Frank A. Smith Beverages [Free tasting samples of beers from Goose Island.  $Free]

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 3/23; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2SP & Stuffed Pretzel Pairing at Liberty Taproom [Chef Trevor has teamed up with the reps from 2SP to bring you another awesome pairing featuring great local beer and stuffed pretzels.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Fri. 3/24; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Pre-WOCAAW Dinner at Chesapeake & Maine [A six-course meal paired with a specialty cocktail made with Dogfish Head Distilling Co.'s scratch-made spirits.  $85]

Shawnee on Delaware, Pa.
Fri. 3/24; 7 p.m. — ShawneeCraft Beer Pairing Dinner at Gem & Keystone Brewpub [Food paired with ShawneeCraft's Bière Blanche, Apiarius, Black IPA, Bourbon Barrel Porter, and Cream Ale.  $49]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 3/24; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Free Tasting at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Southern Tier Brewing Company.  $Free]
Thu. 3/30; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Friday Night Free Tasting at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Oskar Blues.  $Free]
Wed. 3/29; 5 p.m. — Firestone Walker Happy Hour at Side Bar [A meet and great happy hour with David Walker Co-Owner of Firestone Walker. He is bringing along some very cool and limited drafts to share with you! One being released on the East Coast this night for the first time.  $PAYG]

York, Pa.
Sat. 3/25; 2 p.m.-4:45 p.m. — Sweetest Pint Downtown Beer & Chocolate Tasting Tour at Holy Hound Taproom [Seven groups make their way to seven locations and rotate through until you've reached them all. At each stop you'll enjoy a small plate chef's creation made with chocolate in some way, paired with a craft beer sample provided by a local brewery themselves.  $40]

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