Thursday, April 27, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: April 27 - April 30

April showers? Who cares when you've got April beer events? They're below along with some key ones to look forward to in May.

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.

Ambler, Pa.
Sun. 4/30; All day — 5th Anniversary Party at Forest & Main [Join us to celebrate in our usual fashion; special beers on tap, bands on the porch, food on the grill, and lots more.  $PAYG]

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 5/4; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works [Entire proceeds from special cask sales will be donated to The Friends of Johnston.  $PAYG]

Boyertown, Pa.
Fri. 5/5; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Cinco de Dogfish at Union Jack's On The Manatawny [Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at an English Pub.  $PAYG]

Cherry Hill, NJ
Sat. 4/29; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Cake-Over & Craft Bazaar at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company [Featuring Funnel Cake variants and a craft bazaar with unique vendors.  $PAYG]

Croydon, Pa.
Tue. 5/2; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cigar & Beer Dinner featuring HiJinx at Dog and Bull [You will get three courses, including shared appetizer for the table, buffet style dinner, individual dessert, cigar, HiJinx beers, and a dessert cocktail.  $55]

Downingtown, Pa.
Sat. 5/6; All day — Dual Anniversary Party at Station Taproom and The Bottle Room [Join us as Station Taproom celebrates our seventh birthday and our neighbors at Bottle Room celebrate their first.  $PAYG]

Enola, Pa.
Sat. 4/29; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. — McCoole's Beer Festival at Pizza Boy Brewing Company [Enjoy live music, bourbons, vodkas, wines, specialty cocktail tastings, 40+ unique beers.  $10-$60]

Ewing Township, NJ
Sat. 4/29; 7 p.m. — Spring Fling at River Horse Brewing Company [Try some new beers, learn what goes into making a kettle sour, and celebrate spring.  $20]

Exton, Pa.
Sun. 4/30; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — MayDay 1st Anniversary Outdoor Block Party at World Of Beer [An outdoor block party featuring 50 summer beers, live music, and $1 dogs.  $PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Fri. 4/21 through Sat. 4/29; Various — 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]
Fri. 4/28; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — 20th Anniversary Party — Party Like It's Firkin 1997 at Appalachian Brewing Company [We’re going to be showcasing two of our original firkins. Don’t even ask which ones, it’s a surprise!  $PAYG]

Lititz, Pa.
Thu. 5/4; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Stoudts Brewing 30th Anniversary Tap Takeover at Bulls Head Public House [oin us in the pub and lounge as we host an 8 tap takeover celebrating Stoudts Brewing Company's 30th Anniversary. Carol Stoudt, the owner, will be on hand for the celebration.  $PAYG]

Maple Shade, NJ
Thu. 5/4; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — May the 4th be with you at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us in celebrating Star Wars Day as we release four unique Star Wars themed beers from Iron Hill and three other NJCB Breweries.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Sat. 5/13; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — The Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers' Festival at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [We will be showcasing live music, great food and the finest handcrafted beers from the region’s best craft breweries—all while raising funds for the local Media Youth Center.  $45]

Mount Holly, NJ
Sat. 4/29; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Peach IPA Can Release at Spellbound Brewing Company [We are excited to annouce we are canning Peach IPA again after a year or two hiatus. We will have a few special firkins tapped as well with a peach theme all around.  $PAYG]

New Hope, Pa.
Sat. 5/6; 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Washington Crossing Brewfest at Washington Crossing Park [More than 130 beers from 60+ breweries in a beautiful wooded setting overlooking the Delaware River. 100% of proceeds benefit Washington Crossing Historic Park.  $45]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 4/27; All day — Dining Out For Life at Good Dog Bar [Good Dog will donate 33% of the cost of your meal to fight against HIV & AIDS throughout the region.  $PAYG]
Fri. 4/28; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Bell's Brewing.  $Free]
Fri. 4/28; 5 p.m. — Friday Sixtel at Grey Lodge Pub [Sole Swamp Witch, a cedar fermented Imperial Stout spiced with nutmeg and conditioned on Vermont maple syrup.  $PAYG]
Fri. 4/28; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Beer Tasting at Trolley Car Diner [Free tasting samples of beers from Wyndridge Farm.  $Free]
Sat. 4/29; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Manayunk Craft Beer Festival at Manayunk Brewing Company [Tastings of 70+ craft beers made by some of the best craft breweries.  $25-$65]
Sat. 4/29; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Stiftungsfest at Cannstatter Volkfest Verein [We will have at least six authentic German Schuhplattler groups performing. Oom-Pah by die Spitzbaum of NY. Men wearing lederhosen, women wearing dirndls, everyone wearing smiles. Have a beer, have a bratwurst, have a ball.  $10-$12]
Sat. 4/29 & Sun. 4/30; All day — Camping at Ommegang at Philly Loves Beer [Includes deluxe bus transportation, all the beer, three-course dinner, more beer, bonfire, camping on the brewery grounds, and breakfast.  $140]
Sun. 4/30; 11 a.m. — Coffee Brunch with Oskar Blues at City Tap House–University City [Enjoy breakfast with unique coffee inspired beers by Oskar Blues.  $PAYG]
Sun. 4/30; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Real Ale Invitational at Yards Brewing Company [This will be the last Real Ale Festival at our Delaware Ave. brewery, so we're gonna go out with a bang. This year, there will be over 60 cask-conditioned beers from breweries around the world.  $55-$65]
Mon. 5/1; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Forest & Main's 5th Anniversary Dinner at Southwark [We will be offering a seven course tasting menu paired with seven vintage bottled saisons from the brewery's impressive cellar. The bar will have some extra F&M beers on draft as well.  $90]
Sat. 5/6; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Greater Northeast Philadelphia Beer Fest at Cannstatter Volkfest Verein [Cannstatter’s will provide delicious food for sale at the event including a wide variety of German and American cuisine.  $35-$45]
Sat. 5/6; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. — Maifest Festival at Brauhaus Schmitz [A full day of drinking, eating, dancing around a maipole and additional German-themed merriment. VIP for $100 per person.  $PAYG]
Sat. 5/13; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. — Home Brew Competition at Dawson Street Pub [We are looking for amateur brewers to make a light spring/summer beer to enter our first annual home brew competition.  $PAYG]
Sat. 5/13; 2 p.m.-8 p.m. — IPA Block Party at Hawthornes Beer Café [The date is set for the hop, hop, hoppiest day of the year featuring dozens of dank beers that may compromise the enamel of your chompers and blast your tastebuds in to oblivion.  $PAYG]
Tue. 5/23; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Philly Beer Scene Awards at World Café Live [Join your favorite local brewers and bar owners and walk down the red carpet to one of the fanciest and most anticipated beer events of the year.  $35]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Sat. 5/13; 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Phoenixville Beer & Wine Festival at Kimberton Fairgrounds [Attendees can sample 80+ craft beers, 30+ wines, meads, ciders, and spirits. Guests can vote for their favorite craft beer and wine.  $10-$65]

Pottstown, Pa.
Sun. 5/7; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Bock Fest & Goat Race at Sly Fox Brewing Company [A wide open, grassy field neighboring the 30,000 square-foot brewery is the annual site for the running of the ruminants and festival fun. Live German Oompah music plays from a stage and there is even coverage of the Goat Races on a jumbotron.  $PAYG]

Reading, Pa.
Sun. 4/30; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Annual Homebrew Competition at Liberty Taproom [This is a free sampling and you are the judge for this competition.   $Free]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Tue. 5/9; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Meet the Brewer at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Sam and Joe Shorts from Shorts Brewing will be sharing stories and highlights from their day brewing at Dogfish Head.  $PAYG]

Scranton, Pa.
Fri. 4/28 & Sat. 4/29; 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. & 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Electric City Craft Brew Festival at Montage Mountain Resorts [Featuring hand selected craft brews from across the nation and some of the finest local establishments in the area.  $29-$59]

Westmont, NJ
Sat. 5/13; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Pour-A-Palooza at The Pour House [50+ breweries, plus live music.  $40-$45]

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 4/29; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Delaware on the Deck Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us as we open our deck and tap some special beers from Iron Hill and fifteen Delaware breweries.  $PAYG]

Yardley, Pa.
Sat. 5/6; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Yardley Beer Fest at along the bank of the Delaware River [We’re proud to be one of Bucks County’s most well-known and attended events.  $40-$75]

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