Thursday, August 10, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: August 10 - August 16

This is one of my favorite weekly calendars of the summer. Outdoor beer fun, dinners, festivals, and fun tastings can be found in the following nearly three dozen events around the greater Philly/southeastern PA regions during the next seven days. Enjoy!

As you review the listings, don't forget Philly Tap Finder. They host impressive 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.

Ardmore, Pa.
Tue. 8/15; 6:30 p.m. — Summer Lites Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Come enjoy four courses of lite fare and lighter beers under summer lights from Head Chef Brittany Jones and Senior Head Brewer Tim Stumpf.  $40]

Berwyn, Pa.
Thu. 8/10; 6:30 p.m. — Dad's Hat and La Cabra Collaboration Dinner at Nectar [Nectar is partnering with our friends at Dad's Hat Distillery and La Cabra Brewing for a multi-course dinner.  $65]

Danville, Pa.
Sun. 8/13; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Knife & Barrel Exclusive Recipe Dinner at Old Forge Brewing Company [A three-course meal paired with the new Dry Hopped Saison, Imperial IPA, and Tripel Cerise. Bottles of each available for sale to go after the dinner.  $65]

Boalsburg, Pa.
Sat. 8/12; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — State College Brew Expo at Tussey Mountain Ski Area [We continue to follow the original motto and add our new slogan "Good Beer, Good Music, Great Cause!" The expo will continue to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer of Penn State.  $45-$60]

Cape May, NJ
Thu. 8/10; All day — Draft Release: Watermelon Wheat at Cape May Brewing Company [Our Watermelon Wheat doesn’t have just a hint of watermelon: we want you to be surrounded by fruity goodness.  $PAYG]

Coatesville, Pa.
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 [Boxcar Beer, PA Wine and Spirits, Food Trucks, Music, Outdoor Lawn Games, and Stillwater Kayaking available.  $PAYG]

Croydon, Pa.
Fri. 8/11; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Evolution Happy Hour at Dog and Bull [Beers from Evolution Craft Brewing Company.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Wed. 8/16; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Wicked Weed Wednesday at World Of Beer [Wicked Weed's Botanica, Brettaberry, Genesis, Pacificmost Gose, and Southern Ambrosia.  $PAYG]

Lahaska, Pa.
Thu. 8/10; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Thursday Night Beer School: Adjuncts & Infusions at  Free Will Taproom at Peddler's Village [Interactive flights. "Students" will receive a base flight, which they will be able to infuse with spices provided by Savory Spice.  $15]

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 8/11; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Wyndridge Tap Invasion at Federal Taphouse [A brewery representative will be present as well with some cool giveaways for anyone who purchases a Wyndridge draft.  $PAYG]
Sat. 8/12; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Patio Party Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar [Join us on the patio for a 4-course meal featuring summer party-inspired dishes paired with selections from Moo-Duck, 21st Ammendment, Columbia Kettle Works, and LBC.  $29.95]
Tue. 8/15; 6:30 p.m. — So Long Summer Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Come say goodbye to summer with five courses from Sous Chef Matt Axe paired with five delicious beers by Head Brewer Pim “Dutch” Harmsen.  $55]

Lititz, Pa.
Mon. 8/14; 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. — RSB Lancaster Beer Dinner at Bulls Head Public House [We will have a 4 course meal with 4 beer pairings, music, and fun.  $TBA]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 8/10; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Green Flash Night at Pinocchio's [A lineup of beers from Green Flash.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Wed. 8/16; 7 p.m. — Iron Thrones Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for our 3rd annual Feast of the Iron Thrones. Five courses from Head Chef Jason Thomson paired with five delicious beers by Senior Head Brewer Justin Sproul.  $65]

Palmyra, Pa.
Thu. 8/10; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — New Belgium Tap Attack at Funck's [Collin will be in house pouring some great liquids, chatting about the crafts, and handing out some awesome swag.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 8/10; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Bell's Tasting at Beer Love [Beers from Bell's.  $PAYG]
Fri. 8/11; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Dominion Sampling at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Dominion.  $Free]
Fri. 8/11; 8 p.m. — The Philly Golden Pretzel Award Show at Varga Bar [Details to follow.  $PAYG]
Fri. 8/11 & Sat. 8/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brooklyn Brewery Mash presents Philly Beer Mansion at The Woodlands Mansion & Cemetery [Part of an eight-city world tour, Beer Mansion is an interactive, multi-room celebration of beer, food, music, more beer, and community.  $55-$65]
Sat. 8/12 through Sun. 8/20; All day — Pucker Up at Devil's Den [We have some new and exciting beers for you along with a few different themed nights as well. Chef Paul will be making a la carte food specials all week that will pair well with the sours on draft.  $PAYG]
Sun. 8/13; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — S.E.E.D. Festival at SugarHouse Casino Event Center [The area’s first fully vegan food and beer festival, an inclusive and sustainable experience that everyone can enjoy — vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike.  $35-$65]
Mon. 8/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour: Stone at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Stone.  $Free]
Mon. 8/14 through Sun. 8/20; All day — The Pig Days of Summer at Alla Spina [Our week-long celebration will feature a series of nose-to-tail dishes such as whole pig's head, pig head bruschtetta, fried pig tails, and roasted pork sandwiches. On tap will be an incredible line-up of discounted drafts from local Baltimore Pike brewery, Sterling Pig - the perfect pairing for our array of specialty dishes.  $PAYG]
Tue. 8/15; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Southern Tier at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Beers from Southern Tier.  $PAYG]
Wed. 8/16; 5 p.m. — Beer School at Local 44 [Free samples of each beer we will discuss are offered as our treat to you during the class.  $Free]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 8/11; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Terrapin Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Tasting samples of beers from Terrapin.  $Free]

Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa.
Fri. 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25; 6 p.m. — Canoe & Brew at Shawnee Craft Brewing Company [Enjoy a 3-mile canoe trip on the scenic Delaware River followed by a flight of our very our ShawneeCraft Brewing Company brews.  $50]

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 8/10; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Stable 12 Free Samples at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Stable 12.  $Free]
Thu. 8/10; 5 p.m. — Collaboration Celebration w/ Free Will and Levante Breweries at The Side Bar [Join the teams of Side Bar, Free Will, and Levante for happy hour for a very limited release of Levante and Free Will's collaboration Cloudy Squared on draft.  $PAYG]

West Reading, Pa.
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 [Founded by local people, holding a local beer event, benefiting local breweries and local charity.  $40-$45]

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 8/12; 12 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Wilmington Downtown Brew Fest at Chelsea Tavern [Over 100 brews representing over 40 local breweries, 3 live acts and two local DJs, 11 local restaurants and 2 local food trucks, designated VIP area including "special" brews and beer-friendly finger foods, free Lyft incentives, and Market Street's first Home Brew Competition.  $35-$50]

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