Sunday, April 30, 2017

Beer Event Calendar: What To Do in May 2017

And just like that, it's May. Been a busy beer month of April, including the massive Craft Brewers Conference and couple hundred public events going on around it down in our nation's capital. Now we're moving to prime outdoor festival season, plus all the other beer event goodness that you've come to expect around here.

Are you a bar or brewery owner or special events planner that would like to incorporate my book into an upcoming event - most notably Philly Beer Week? We can do something special together.

If you somehow have still not seen the book, check it out over at my publisher's site. Or to buy, send a note to me, 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

Tue. 5/2; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Happy Birthday To Us! at St. Benjamin Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 5/3; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Launch of Yards Brewing Co's Sons of Ben beer at McGillin's Old Ale House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 5/3; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Blood, Sweat, & Beer Screening at St. Benjamin Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/4; 4 p.m. — Happy Star Wars Day! at St. Benjamin Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 5 p.m. — Friday Sixtel: Flying Fish Tequila Farmhouse at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/4; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Release Party at The Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/4; 5 p.m. — Tröegs Crimson Pistil IPA Release Party at Good Dog Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 6 p.m. — Cinco de Mayo Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cinco de Mayo with Ballast Point at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cinco de Mayo Block Party at Jose Pistola's in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/6; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. — Maifest Festival at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/6; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Big Brew Day at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/6; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Kentucky Derby with Kentucky Bourbon Barrel at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 5/7; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Taproom Birthday Pig Roast at St. Benjamin Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 5/9; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/11; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Pint Night at Revolution House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$20]
Fri. 5/12; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Build A Little Birdhouse In Your Soul with Sixpoint at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/13; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. — 1st Annual Home Brew Competition at Dawson Street Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/13; 1 p.m.-8 p.m. — IPA, Champagne, & Rosé Block Party at The Cambridge in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/13; 2 p.m.-8 p.m. — IPA Block Party at Hawthornes Beer Café in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 5/16; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 5/17; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Weyerbacher Wednesday at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 5/17; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — You Buy the Glass Night at The Abbaye in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/18; 3 p.m. — Yards Beer Night at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Sly Fox Tasting at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 5/19; 5 p.m. — Friday's Sixtel: Avery Perzik Peach Saison at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/20; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Preakness with Stillwater & Evolution Brewing at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/20; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Wheat Beer Fest at South Philadelphia Tap Room in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 5/21; All day — Firestone Walker — Sour Sunday at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 5/23; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Magic Hat Circus/Zirkus Boy Night at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 5/24; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Pint Night at Revolution House in Philadelphia, Pa. [$20]
Thu. 5/25; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Beer and Bees Fundraiser at Second District Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/26; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Ommegang Tasting at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 5/26; 5 p.m. — Friday's Sixtel: North Country Belgian Raspberry Sour Porter at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/26; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Free Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Sun. 5/28; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — Memorial Day Bash at Garage-South Philly in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]

after May in Philadelphia
Fri. 6/2 through Sun. 6/11; All day and night — Philly Beer Week at Hundreds of establishments across the Philadelphia region in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Varies]
Tue. 6/6; 6:30 p.m. — Funk, Sole, and Rock & Roll at World Café Live in Philadelphia, Pa. [$10 + $PAYG]

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 5/3; 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Home Brew Day Q&A at The Beer Shoppe in Ardmore, Pa. [$Free]
Thu. 5/4; 5 p.m. — May the 4th be with you Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/4; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — May The 4th Be With You at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 6 p.m. — Cinco de Mayo Lemon Cerveza Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/6; 10 a.m. — National Homebrew Day at Keystone Homebrew Supply in Montgomeryville, Pa. [$Free]
Thu. 5/11; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Engine 9 Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Huntingdon Valley, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 5/17; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Four Kings IPA Pack at Dog and Bull in Croydon, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/18; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Two Roads Tasting at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/25; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Long Trail Tasting at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]

after May in Philadelphia's close suburbs
Thu. 6/1; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Go Nuts for Doughnuts Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 6/10; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — 5th Anniversary at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pa. [$PAYG]

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 5/4; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — May the 4th Be With Brew: Return of The Bog at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/4; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/4; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Stoudts Brewing 30th Anniversary Tap Takeover at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/4; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Spring House Sampling at Funck's in Palmyra, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 11:30 a.m. — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 11:30 a.m. — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 5/5; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cinco de Mayo Lemon Lime Wheat Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Taps & Tapas at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, Pa. [$15.95]
Fri. 5/5; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Cinco de Dogfish at Union Jack's On The Manatawny in Boyertown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: South Of The Border Tastings at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; All day — Bottle Release : Ben and Jared's Nifty Neapolitan Milk Stout at Collusion Tap Works in York, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/6; 1 p.m. — Springfest at Argilla Brewing Company in Newark, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/6; All day — Dual Anniversary Party at Station Taproom & The Bottle Room in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/6; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Summer Love Fest at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 5/7; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Bock Fest & Goat Race at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 5/7; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Last Call at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Tue. 5/9; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Meet the Brewer at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Tue. 5/9; 5 p.m. — Founders Release Party at Ulysses Gastropub in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/11; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Founders Release Party at Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/11; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — 2SP Sampling at Funck's in Leola, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/12; 6 p.m. — Bell's Tap Takeover at Federal Taphouse in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/13; 1 p.m.-9 p.m. — KBS and Bespoke Bacon at CJ's Doghouse in Kulpsville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/13; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Starr Hill Hop On Tour Tap Takeover at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 5/14; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Mother's Day with Tröegs at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 5/16 through Fri. 5/19; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. — American Craft Beer Week at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/18; 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Scientists On Tap at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ [$10+$PAYG]
Thu. 5/18; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tattered Flag Sampling at Funck's in Palmyra, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/18; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Goose Island Sampling at Funck's in Leola, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/18; All day — Founders Brewing Co. Launch Party at Two Stones Pub in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/19; 11:30 a.m. — Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/19; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 5/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Stoudts Brewing 30th Anniversary at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/20; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Taste of Summer Patio Party Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Voorhees, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/20; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — KBS Beer Tapping at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 5/20; All day — 4th Year Anniversary Party at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 5/24; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Meet the Brewer at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 5/25; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Stone Beer & Fish Taco Pairing at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 5/26; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — La Trappe and Teresa's Pay It Forward at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]

after May in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Thu. 6/1; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 6/1; 5 p.m. — Weyerbacher & Cape May Brewing Co. Collaboration Takeover at Rio Station in Rio Grande, NJ [$PAYG]

Events Over $20

Mon. 5/1; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Forest & Main's 5th Anniversary Dinner at Southwark in Philadelphia, Pa. [$90]
Sat. 5/6; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Fest at Cannstatter Volkfest Verein in Philadelphia, Pa. [$35-$45]
Sat. 5/6; 1 p.m.-7 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level Two at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$175]
Thu. 5/11; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — A Taste Of The Brewvitational at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, Pa. [$45-$60]
Fri. 5/12; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer Wars: Belgium vs America at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$48.98]
Sat. 5/20; 2 p.m.-7 p.m. — All Star Craft Beer and Wine Festival at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pa. [$25-$70]
Tue. 5/23; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Philly Beer Scene Awards at World Café Live in Philadelphia, Pa. [$35]
Thu. 5/25; 6 p.m. — Beer Dinner at Bar Hygge in Philadelphia, Pa. [$TBD]

after May in Philadelphia
Sat. 6/17; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Beer Camp On Tour at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pa. [$40-$75]

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 5/2; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cigar & Beer Dinner featuring HiJinx at Dog and Bull in Croydon, Pa. [$55]
Sat. 5/13; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — The Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers' Festival at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Media, Pa. [$45]
Wed. 5/17; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — SingleCut Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$60]
Sat. 5/20; 12 p.m.-10 p.m. — Devil's Creek 1-year Anniversary Party at Battleship New Jersey in Camden, NJ [$25]

after May in Philadelphia's close suburbs
Sat. 6/17; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — West Chester Craft Beer Festival at Charles A Melton Arts & Ed Center in West Chester, Pa. [$5-$50]

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 5/3; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brewers Table Beer Dinner at La Cabra Brewing Company in Berwyn, Pa. [$90]
Sat. 5/6; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Yardley Beer Fest at along the bank of the Delaware River in Yardley, Pa. [$40-$75]
Sat. 5/6; 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Washington Crossing Brewfest at Washington Crossing Park in New Hope, Pa. [$45]
Mon. 5/8; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — A Pop-Up Dinner at Mispillion River Brewing Company in Milford, Del. [$45]
Mon. 5/8; 6:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner with Bullfrog Brewery at Nectar in Berwyn, Pa. [$TBD]
Wed. 5/10; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Mispillion River Beer Dinner at Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$TBD]
Thu. 5/11; 5:35 p.m. — Beer Tasting Festival at First Energy Stadium in Reading, Pa. [$26]
Sat. 5/13; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Pour-A-Palooza at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ [$40-$45]
Sat. 5/13; 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival at Kimberton Fairgrounds in Phoenixville, Pa. [$10-$65]
Sat. 5/13; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Most Craftacular Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. [$29.95]
Sun. 5/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Indian Street Food & Beer Pairing Mother's Day at Oakbrook Brewing Company in Reading, Pa. [$35]
Tue. 5/16; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Beef & Beer at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Pa. [$40]
Sun. 5/21; 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — Braumeister with the Brewmasters at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. [$50]
Sat. 5/27; All weekend — BeerFest at ArtsFest at Civic Club Garden in Harrisburg, Pa. [$TBD]
Tue. 5/30; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Stone Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$40]

after May in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Sat. 6/3; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — PBS39 BrewFest at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pa. [$5-$50]
Tue. 6/6; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Calypso Caribbean Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. [$65]
Sat. 6/10; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — H.O.P. Party at Levante Brewing Company in West Chester, Pa. [$10-$45]
Sat. 6/10; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Ride The Rails at Boxcar Brewing Company in West Chester, Pa. [$25-$50]
Sat. 6/17; 2 p.m.-7 p.m. — Harrisburg Brewers Fest at Locust & Third Streets in Harrisburg, Pa. [$10-$50]
Sat. 6/17; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Ride The Rails at Boxcar Brewing Company in West Chester, Pa. [$25-$50]

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