Thursday, August 17, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: August 17 - August 23

Still plenty of August to get your beer gig on. Here are the next seven days.

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.

Bridgeport, Pa.
Thu. 8/17; All day — One Year Anniversary Party at Conshohocken Brewpub [Tons of fun things going on including Type A Glazed Donuts made by the famous Suzy-Jo Donuts and we will also be releasing our special anniversary brew, Over the Bridge Hoppy Belgian. We will also be donating 20% of the days sales back to the Bridgeport Fire Department.  $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]

Downingtown, Pa.
Thu. 8/17; 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Sterling Pig Tap Takeover at The Bottle Room [One of our favorite reps, Andrew, will be on hand to talk beer, make you laugh and toss some Sterling Pig swag your way.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 8/18; 4 p.m. — Firkin Friday with Levante Brewing at Suburban Restaurant & Beer Garden [Drink specials and pint glass giveaways all night.  $PAYG]

Gettysburg, Pa.
Sat. 8/19; 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m. — Gettysburg Brew Fest at Lutheran Theological Seminary [Features 150+ U.S. craft brews & ciders, produced by 50+ of the best craft breweries from Pennsylvania, the Mid-Atlantic, and across the U.S.  $20-$70]

Mount Holly, NJ
Sun. 8/20; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Remembering Rich Palmay at Village Idiot Brewing Company [We will be releasing a special beer that Rich loved especially for this occasion in Rich's honor.  $PAYG]

Parkesburg, Pa.
Sat. 8/19; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — BrewBQ 2017 at Victory Brewing Company [The competition is a two-category BBQ cook-off. Each pit master team will compete to see who can make the best chicken and ribs according to our judges. There will also be a restaurant competition for the best pulled pork.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 8/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Terrapin Tasting at Beer Love [Beers from Terrapin.  $PAYG]
Thu. 8/17; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Yards Brews Cruise at Yards Brewing Company [WMMR's Jacky Bam Bam and Marisa Magnatta return to keep the boat rocking while Yards' beer experts hang out on deck for samplings and some friendly brew Q & A.  $51.9]
Fri. 8/18; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Empire Sampling at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Empire.  $Free]
Sat. 8/19; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Crabfest at City Tap House-University City [Crabfest is a classic all-you-can-eat crab-a-thon. This year we're teaming up with one of our favorite breweries, Yards Brewing Co.  $35]
Sun. 8/20; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. —  at University of the Sciences [The Pink Boots Society and USciences Brewing Science program are collaborating to present the 1st annual Women in Brewing Symposium for a discussion of key issues and advances for women in the industry.  $15-$20]
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]
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]
Mon. 8/21; 2:21 p.m. — Sour Eclipse at Cinder [Apparently you've gotta head south of DC to get the best view on the East Coast... but if you're stuck here in Philly with us bums, then what the hell. Let's have a party with a bunch of awesome sour beers.  $PAYG]
Mon. 8/21; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour: Duck-Rabbit at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Duck-Rabbit.  $Free]
Tue. 8/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Fegley's Brew Works at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Beers from Fegley's Brew Works.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 8/18; All day — Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Our stalwart Chester County Bitter pouring along side other special firkins.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 8/18; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Sly Fox Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Tasting samples of beers from Sly Fox.  $Free]
Sat. 8/19; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Saint Benjamin Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Tasting samples of beers from Saint Benjamin.  $Free]

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 8/17 through Sun. 8/20; All day — Beer & BBQ with Oskar Blues and Boulevard at Liberty Taproom [We will be running draft from Oskar Blues to represent our Carolina sauce and from Boulevard to represent our Kansas City sauce.  $PAYG]

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]

Skytop, Pa.
Sat. 8/19; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Summer Beer Fest at Skytop Lodge [This outdoor event will feature live entertainment, lawn games, sampling of local and craft breweries, and food stations.  $25-$45]

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 8/17; 3 p.m.-10 p.m. — Truth Bird IPA Can Release at Levante Brewing Company [Community comes first at Levante, so for this can release, we collaborated with a local artist LivnSol by Brian Hearns who created an aesthetic narrative for the can label, which inspired us to embody his message in liquid form.  $PAYG]
Fri. 8/18; 5 p.m. — La Cabra Brewing Happy Hour at The Side Bar [Side Bar and La Cabra Brewing are getting together for Happy Hour.  $PAYG]

York, Pa.
Sat. 8/19; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Farm to Table: A Late Summer Field Feast at Flinchbaugh's Orchard [Enjoy an al fresco five-course dinner on the grounds of Flinchbaugh’s Orchard featuring locally sourced, sustainably grown, and ethically harvested cuisine and pairings of Nissley Winery and Collusion Tap Works best casks.  $90]

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