Monday, July 31, 2017

Beer Event Calendar: Philadelphia & beyond: What To Do in August 2017

Time to say bye to July. Dog days of August mean beer festival days of August. Plenty to choose from here.

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. 8/1; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Stone Brewing Happy Hour at Grace Tavern in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 8/1; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Flying Dog at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 8/1; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Flying Dog Summer Rental at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 8/2; 7 p.m. — Migration Week: Kickoff Party at Garage-South Philly in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/3; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Victory Tasting at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/3; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — National Watermelon & IPA Day at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/4; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — BeerLOVE and 2SP turn 2 at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/4; 7 p.m. — Goose Island Migration Week at Garage-Fishtown in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 8/5; All day — Beastie Boys’ MCA Birthday Celebration with Two Roads Brewing Company at American Sardine Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 8/7; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour: Weyerbacher at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 8/8; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Secret Lair Burlesque at Evil Genius Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/10; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Bell's Tasting at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/11; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Dominion Sampling at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 8/11; 8 p.m. — The Philly Golden Pretzel Award Show at Varga Bar in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 8/12 through Sun. 8/20; All day — Pucker Up at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 8/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour: Stone at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Mon. 8/14 through Sun. 8/20; All day — The Pig Days of Summer at Alla Spina in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 8/15; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Southern Tier at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 8/16; 5 p.m. — Beer School at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Thu. 8/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Terrapin Tasting at Beer Love in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/18; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Empire Sampling at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Sun. 8/20; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. —  at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pa. [$15-$20]
Mon. 8/21; 2:21 p.m. — Sour Eclipse at Cinder in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 8/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour: Duck-Rabbit at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 8/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Fegley's Brew Works at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/24; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Taste Of Lehigh Valley at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/25; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Yards Sampling at Bell Beverage in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 8/25; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday at Trolley Car Diner in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Mon. 8/28; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour: Neshaminy Creek at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Free]
Tue. 8/29; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: 2SP at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/31; 12 p.m. — Victory Exclusive Beer Release: Rye Score at Barcade in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/31; 3 p.m.-11 p.m. — 10 Years at The Firehouse at Dock Street Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]

after August in Philadelphia
Tue. 9/12 through Sat. 9/16; Various times — South Street Oktoberfest & A Week's Worth of Events at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$Varies]

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Thu. 8/3; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — National IPA Day at Flying Fish Brewing Company in Somerdale, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 8/5; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Pints For Pets at Double Nickel Brewing Company in Pennsauken, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 8/5; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Major Nelson Pale Ale Can Release at Spellbound Brewing Company in Mount Holly, NJ [$PAYG]
Sun. 8/6; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Opacity Release Party at Village Idiot Brewing Company in Mount Holly, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/10; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Green Flash Night at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/11; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Evolution Happy Hour at Dog and Bull in Croydon, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 8/16; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Fat Head's Trail Head at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/17; All day — One Year Anniversary Party at Conshohocken Brewpub in Bridgeport, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 8/20; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Remembering Rich Palmay at Village Idiot Brewing Company in Mount Holly, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/24; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Founders Mosaic Promise at Pinocchio's in Media, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 8/26; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Beer Muscles 2017 at 2SP Brewing Company in Aston, Pa. [$50-$65 to compete; $PAYG for beer]

after August in Philadelphia's close suburbs

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Tue. 8/1; 6 p.m. — Evil Genius Beer Release at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 8/2; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Cape May Tap Takeover at Harpoons On The Bay in Cape May, NJ [$PAYG]
Wed. 8/2; 5 p.m. — Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at Ulysses Gastropub in Wilmington, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/3; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/3; 4:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl - National IPA Day at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/3; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Dogfish Head Tap Attack at Funck's in Leola, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/3; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Dogfish Head Free Samples at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Thu. 8/3; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Stable 12 Free Samples at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Thu. 8/3; All day — National IPA Day 2017 at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/3; 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cloudy2 at The Butcher & Barkeep in Harleysville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/3; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — National IPA Day with Founders Brewing at World Of Beer in Exton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/4; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Starr Hill Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 8/4; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Pinelands Tap Take Over at Harry's Oyster Bar in Atlantic City, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/4; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/4; All day — Incubus Friday at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/4; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Happy Hour Firkin at Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden in Exton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/4; 5 p.m. — Yards Beer Tasting at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 8/5;  10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival at Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May, NJ [$PAYG]
Sat. 8/5; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Golden Road Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 8/5; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Bark & Beerfest at Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pa. [$10-$12 + $PAYG]
Sun. 8/6; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Home Brew Hang at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$10 + $PAYG]
Sun. 8/6; All day — Summer Hopfest at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 8/6; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Maple Mistress Release Party at Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, Pa. [$5 + $PAYG]
Sun. 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Boxcar's Speakeasy-Inspired Pop-Up Beer Garden at Brandywine Outfitters in Coatesville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 8/8; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2017 at World Of Beer in Exton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/10; All day — Draft Release: Watermelon Wheat at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/10; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — New Belgium Tap Attack at Funck's in Palmyra, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/10; 5 p.m. — Collaboration Celebration w/ Free Will and Levante Breweries at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/10; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Thursday Night Beer School: Adjuncts & Infusions at Free Will Taproom at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, Pa. [$15]
Fri. 8/11; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Wyndridge Tap Invasion at Federal Taphouse in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/11; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Terrapin Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Wed. 8/16; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Wicked Weed Wednesday at World Of Beer in Exton, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/17 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Sterling Pig Tap Takeover at The Bottle Room in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/17 through Sun. 8/20; All day — Beer & BBQ with Oskar Blues and Boulevard at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/18; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Sly Fox Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 8/18; All day — Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/18; 4 p.m. — La Cabra Happy Hour at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/18; 5 p.m. — La Cabra Brewing Happy Hour at The Side Bar in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 8/19; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Saint Benjamin Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Sat. 8/19; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — BrewBQ 2017 at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 8/24; All day — Draft Release: Mop Water at Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ [$PAYG]
Fri. 8/25; 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — Southern Tier Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 8/25; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Evolution Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages in Pottstown, Pa. [$Free]
Sun. 8/27; All day — Sour Sunday at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, Pa. [$PAYG]

after August in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Thu. 9/7; 4:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl - World Wide Stout Vertical at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. [$PAYG]
Thu. 9/7; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Thursday Night Beer School: Dark Beers at Free Will Taproom at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, Pa. [$15]

Events Over $20

Sat. 8/5; 1 p.m. — Sour Saturday at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$35]
Fri. 8/11 & Sat. 8/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brooklyn Brewery Mash presents Philly Beer Mansion at The Woodlands Mansion & Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pa. [$55-$65]
Sun. 8/13; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — S.E.E.D. Festival at SugarHouse Casino Event Center in Philadelphia, Pa. [$35-$65]
Thu. 8/17; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Yards Brews Cruise at Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$51.9]
Sat. 8/19; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Crabfest at City Tap House-University City in Philadelphia, Pa. [$35]

after August in Philadelphia

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 8/2; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Paw It Forward at Devil's Creek Brewery in Collingswood, NJ [$25]
Tue. 8/15; 6:30 p.m. — Summer Lites Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Ardmore, Pa. [$40]
Tue. 8/29; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — The Brew Run Series at Death Of The Fox Brewing Company in Clarksboro, NJ [$22]

after August in Philadelphia's close suburbs
Sat. 9/9; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Pints In The Square at Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square, Pa. [$10-$65]
Sat. 9/9; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — MGK Brew Blast at Battleship New Jersey in Camden, NJ [$20-$45]

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 8/2; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Beer Pairing Dinner at Locust Lane Craft Brewery in Malvern, Pa. [$40]
Fri. 8/4; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting Festival at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pa. [$28]
Fri. 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25; 6 p.m. — Canoe & Brew at Shawnee Craft Brewing Company in Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa. [$50]
Thu. 8/10; 6:30 p.m. — Dad's Hat and La Cabra Collaboration Dinner at Nectar in Berwyn, Pa. [$65]
Sat. 8/12; 12 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Wilmington Downtown Brew Fest at Chelsea Tavern in Wilmington, Del. [$35-$50]
Sat. 8/12; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Patio Party Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. [$29.95]
Sat. 8/12; 12 p.m.-2:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — West Reading Craft Beer Fest at Olympian Ballroom in West Reading, Pa. [$40-$45]
Sat. 8/12; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — State College Brew Expo at Tussey Mountain Ski Area in Boalsburg, Pa. [$45-$60]
Mon. 8/14; 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. — RSB Lancaster Beer Dinner at Bulls Head Public House in Lititz, Pa. [$TBA]
Tue. 8/15; 6:30 p.m. — So Long Summer Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, Pa. [$55]
Wed. 8/16; 7 p.m. — Iron Thrones Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, Del. [$65]
Sat. 8/19; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Farm to Table: A Late Summer Field Feast at Flinchbaugh's Orchard in York, Pa. [$90]
Sat. 8/19; 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m. — Gettysburg Brew Fest at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. [$20-$70]
Sat. 8/19; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Summer Beer Fest at Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Pa. [$25-$45]
Fri. 8/25; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Beer Pairing Dinner at Shawnee Craft Brewing Company in Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa. [$49]
Sat. 8/26; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Fonthill Castle Beer Fest at Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, Pa. [$25-$100]
Sat. 8/26; 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Lancaster Craft Beerfest at Lancaster Square and Binns Park in Lancaster, Pa. [$12-$55]
Sun. 8/27; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. — Shaggy-Dog 100k at Oakbrook Brewing Company in Reading, Pa. [$35-$45]
Tue. 8/29; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Bell's Brewery Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$40]
Wed. 8/30; 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — Grains, Malt, & Whiskey Dinner with Deer Creek Malthouse at Terrain in Glen Mills, Pa. [$75]

after August in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Sat. 9/16; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — 20th Annual Capital City Invitational Beerfest at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pa. [$10-$35]

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