Thursday, May 04, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: May 4 - May 10

You want Cinco de Mayo? You want race horses? Race goats? How about beer pairing dinners? Star Wars? Anniversary Parties? Homebrew? Festivals? Free tastings? All that...and, somehow, more. Have at it kids!

As you review the listings, 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.

Berwyn, Pa.
Mon. 5/8; 6:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner with Bullfrog Brewery at Nectar [Dinner with Owner Steve Koch and Brewer Nate Saar.  $65]

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. — Cinco de Dogfish at Union Jack's On The Manatawny [Featuring Dogfish Head Brewing beers World Wide Stout, Beer to Drink Music To 2016, Beer to Drink Music To 2017, Namaste, Olde School Barleywine, 90 Minute IPA, and 120 Minute IPA.  $PAYG]

Cape May, NJ
Thu. 5/4; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — May the 4th Be With Brew: Return of The Bog at Cape May Brewing Company [We’ve got special one-offs, Star Wars-themed activities, and a special soda for all you Yodas out there.  $PAYG]

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

Lititz, Pa.
Thu. 5/4; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Stoudts Brewing 30th Anniversary Tap Takeover at Bulls Head Public House [Join 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.
Thu. 5/4; 5 p.m. — May the 4th be with you Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us in celebrating Star Wars Day as we release four unique Star Wars themed beers.  $PAYG]

Milford, Del.
Mon. 5/8; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — A Pop-Up Dinner at Mispillion River Brewing Company [In conjunction with Crust & Craft.  $45]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Sat. 5/6; 10 a.m. — National Homebrew Day at Keystone Homebrew Supply [Take a break from that peanut farm and celebrate the great art of homebrewing with us. We're rolling out the prize wheel, and running raffles all day, giving you the chance to go for the gold and win big.  $Free]

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]

Newark, Del.
Fri. 5/5; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cinco de Mayo Lemon Lime Wheat Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of our refreshing wheat beer aged with lemon and lime zest. Perfectly paired with some of our favorite Mexican treats, made by Chefs Jason Thomson and Joe Pryor.  $PAYG]
Sat. 5/6; 1 p.m. — Springfest at Argilla Brewing Company [Music, family fun, and tasty brews.  $PAYG]

North Wales, Pa.
Fri. 5/5; 6 p.m. — Cinco de Mayo Lemon Cerveza Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of “Lemon Cerveza” in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. A Mexican-style lager brewed with lemon peel and lemon juice.  $PAYG]

Palmyra, Pa.
Thu. 5/4; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Spring House Sampling at Funck's [Meet Erik the brewery rep from Spring House, grab some free swag and glassware while supplies last.  $PAYG]

Parkesburg, Pa.
Sat. 5/6; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Summer Love Fest at Victory Brewing Company [This will be the biggest Summer Love bash imaginable including beer, food, games, prizes, live music, horseshoes, and more.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 5/4; 4 p.m. — Happy Star Wars Day! at St. Benjamin Brewing Company [We'll have $4 Star Wars Drinks (yes, there will be Bantha Milk) and Rogue One at 9 p.m.  $PAYG]
Thu. 5/4; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Release Party at The Institute [We will be taking 40 lucky patrons to the late night showing of the movie.  $PAYG]
Thu. 5/4; 5 p.m. — Tröegs Crimson Pistil IPA Release Party at Good Dog Bar [Tröegs is releasing their newest beer, Crimson Pistil IPA, and you need to get some of that straight out of the firkin. There will also be some kind of nerf gun/light saber battle so be there for all the debauchery and May The Fourth Be With You.  $PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cinco de Mayo Block Party at Jose Pistola's [Hot kabobs and burritos outside and a chance to try our kcik ass collaboration brew with Yards Brewing Co.  $PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 5 p.m. — Friday Sixtel: Flying Fish Tequila Farmhouse at Grey Lodge Pub [In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we are breaking out a very special sixtel, Flying Farmhouse that has been aged in a tequila barrel.  $PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 6 p.m. — Cinco de Mayo Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with this 6 beer multi-tap lineup featuring fresh and festive summer flavors paired with Mexican-American fare.  $PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cinco de Mayo with Ballast Point at Devil's Den [Join Ballast Point to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo. We will be pouring 3 different Sculp-ber-ritas.  $PAYG]
Sat. 5/6; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Big Brew Day at Devil's Den [Bring your equipment and brew a batch of beer at the Den. We will supply, space to brew, water, 1st draft beer from our draft list, 20% discount on food & drink purchases for the day.  $PAYG]
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. 5/6; 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; 1 p.m.-7 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level Two at Philly Beer School [The Level Two Brewing Program is the critical step toward becoming a master homebrewer.  $175]
Sat. 5/6; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Kentucky Derby with Kentucky Bourbon Barrel at Devil's Den [Join us to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with Alltech Brewing Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ales.  $PAYG]
Sat. 5/6; All day — Kentucky Derby Party at The Cambridge [Look for several yars of Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout on drafts and bottles plus special bourbon cocktails for the day: Mint Julip, Kentucky Mule and Bourbon Sage Smash.  $PAYG]
Sun. 5/7; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Taproom Birthday Pig Roast at St. Benjamin Brewing Company [Stop by for some roast pork and a beer as we celebrate our first successful year.  $PAYG]
Tue. 5/9; 5 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance-Manayunk [Beers from Mispillion River.  $PAYG]
Wed. 5/10; 7 p.m. — The Kentucky Experience at Heritage [Come party with the gang from Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. This event will also feature live music by Three Blind Mice.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 5/5; 11:30 a.m. — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Belgian-style Tripel pours until the keg kicks.  $PAYG]
Fri. 5/5; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Taps & Tapas at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Four tapas paired with four 4oz beers and an additional pairing for all King of the Hill members.  $15.95]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 5/5; 11:30 a.m. — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Belgian-style Tripel pours until the keg kicks.  $PAYG]
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]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Sun. 5/7; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Last Call at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Join us for Last Call at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats! We'll be showcasing our new space with limited tours, the beer will be flowing, and the good times are most certainly going to be rolling.  $PAYG]
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]
Wed. 5/10; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Mispillion River Beer Dinner at Pickled Pig Pub [Join us as we host with our friends from Mispillion River Brewing for a night of five courses of amazing food and even better beer.  $49.95]

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 5/5; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: South Of The Border Tastings at Washington House [Party in Sellersville, Cinco de Mayo style.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 5/5; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from New Belgium Brewing Company.  $Free]

Wilmington, Del.
Tue. 5/9; 5 p.m. — Founders Release Party at Ulysses Gastropub [Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. The brand that needs no introduction.  $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]

York, Pa.
Fri. 5/5; All day — Bottle Release : Ben and Jared's Nifty Neapolitan Milk Stout at Collusion Tap Works [The first in a series of dessert beers, Nifty Neapolitan imperial milk stout is brewed with copious amounts of oats and lactose sugar, and conditioned on chocolate, strawberries, and vanilla beans, creating a delectible after dinner drink.  $PAYG]

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