Thursday, September 14, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: September 14 - September 20

The September party continues. Grab a beer.

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.

Atlantic City, NJ
Sat. 9/16; 4 p.m. — Craft Beerfest at Resorts Casino Ballroom [The 5th Annual Craft Beerfest will feature more than 65 different craft beers from around the country and feature local and regional breweries.  $30]

Chambersburg, Pa.
Sat. 9/16;  11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em at Roy Pitz Brewing Company [Join us for our annual festival featuring BBQ from Shack's Q BBQ Team and live music from The Flat Wheels.  $12-$17]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Thu. 9/14; 6 p.m. — Tröegs and Big Hill Ciderworks Collaboration Party at Sturges Speakeasy [Big Hill Ciderworks are pressing the best local apples, straight from their orchards to create an amazing collaboration with Tröegs Independent Brewing.  $PAYG]
Sat. 9/16; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — 20th Annual Capital City Invitational Beerfest at Appalachian Brewing Company [Enjoy some of the season’s best craft beers from the region’s top craft breweries all in the Abbey Ba and a free appetizer buffet and fun food and snack vendors.  $10-$35]

Hellertown, Pa.
Sat. 9/16; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Lehigh Valley Brewer's Guild Beer Festival at Lost Tavern Brewing Company [The Lehigh Valley continues to raise the bar with amazing beer, cider, and mead being produced right in your back yard and the men and women behind the local operations look forward to bringing the best of the LV to you,  $10-$40]

Jennersville, Pa.
Sun. 9/17; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Victory Beer Brunch at Two Stones Pub [We will be featuring delicious brunch with Victory Beer pairings, and fun.  $PAYG]

Lancaster, Pa.
Thu. 9/14; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — Lager Festival at Hunger N Thirst [We will tap a bunch of amazing lagers in anticipation of the fall season.  $PAYG]
Fri. 9/15; 4 p.m.-8 p.m. — Pups, Pints, and Painting at Federal Taphouse [From 4-6, the Federal Taphouse is donating 10% of all sales to KPETS and from 6-8, KPETS will be hosting a "paint a wine (or pint) glass party" with SqueezeSpot.  $20]
Sat. 9/16; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Back 2 School Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar [Learn the "Hows" and "Whys" of food and beer pairing. We'll take four of our favorite dishes and pair them with the perfect craft drafts.  $29.95]

Leola, Pa.
Thu. 9/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack and Tasting at Funck's [Pumpkin-themed beers.  $PAYG]

Lititz, Pa.
Thu. 9/14; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Firestone Walker Tap Takeover at Bulls Head Public House [Firestone Walker's Generation 1, West Side Beavo, Bretta Weisse, and Velvet Merlin on tap, along with the several bottles for sale.  $PAYG]
Mon. 9/18; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Bell's Brewery Beer Dinner at Bulls Head Public House [Bell's Lager of the Lakes, Oktoberfest, Two Hearted Ale, and Roundhouse Imperial Red Ale will be on tap for the dinner, with a special beer being tapped in the pub afterwards.  $35]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 9/14; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Otter Creek Night at Pinocchio's [Beers from Otter Creek.  $PAYG]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Mon. 9/18; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Commercial Wood Symposium & Restaurant Industry Night at Keystone Fermentation Supply [Join us for an evening dedicated to wood aging.  $Free for industry members.]

New Cumberland, Pa.
Sat. 9/16; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Nose-to-Tail Beer Dinner at The Garlic Poet Restaurant & Bar [Indulge in your favorite parts of a carefully and wonderfully raised pig and great beer for an end of summer bash.  $70.6]

Newtown, Pa.
Sat. 9/16; 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — Newtown Beerfest at The Stocking Works [Beer tasting, live music, food, and fun to benfit the Newtown Fire Association.  $10-$75]

North Wales, Pa.
Tue. 9/19; 6:30 p.m. — Winner’s Circle Beer Dinner Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for a five course dinner featuring five beers from our 20 year medal winning streak at the Great American Beer Festival from Head Chef Ed Lavish and Lead Brewer Pete Corbett.  $65]

Palmyra, Pa.
Thu. 9/14; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack and Tasting at Funck's [Pumpkin-themed beers.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Throughout September; All day — Oktoberfest at McGillin's Old Ale House [This year we’ve joining forces with Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company to launch our own Oktoberfest beer! Plus Oktoberfest beers from Sly Fox, Lancaster, Stoudt’s, Beck’s and Warsteiner Brewing. Plus Pumpkin beers. Plus, rotating Oktoberfest beers and German food specials.  $PAYG]
Tue. 9/12 through Sat. 9/16; Various times — South Street Oktoberfest & A Week's Worth of Events at Brauhaus Schmitz [See website for the full schedule of events and details.  $Varies]
Thu. 9/14; 12 p.m. — Jawntoberfest at Barcade [Join us as we tap a whole bunch of delicious German-inspired beers.  $PAYG]
Fri. 9/15; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Flying Fish.  $Free]
Fri. 9/15 through Thu. 9/21; All day — Sausage Fest at Standard Tap [We'll be pouring local festbier and German style drafts to complement your sausage feast.  $PAYG]
Sat. 9/16; All day — Pumpkinfest Part 1 & 2 at Hop Angel Brauhaus [From to 4 to 8pm, it's all ages fun. From 8 to midnight, the focus is 21+.  $PAYG]
Sat. 9/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Oktobearfest at Philadelphia Zoo [100+ beers, a night at the zoo, ten food trucks, live music, yard games, trivia, and relay races.  $35-$55]
Sat. 9/16; 5 p.m. — The Ultimate Golden Road Experience at City Tap House–University City [Join us for tasty brews and a live art competition.  $PAYG]
Sun. 9/17; All day — Dark Horse Brewing Sixtel Sunday at Kite & Key [Bourbon Scotty Karate, Crooked Tree IPA, Amber, Smells Like a Safety Meeting 2xIPA, Smells Like a Double Michigan Safety Meeting Dbl IPA, and Boffo Brown Ale.  $PAYG]
Mon. 9/18; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour – Conshohocken at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Conshohocken.  $Free]
Tue. 9/19; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping – Vault at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring beers from Vault.  $PAYG]
Wed. 9/20; 5 p.m. — Beer School at Local 44 ["Pay what you wish." Free samples of each beer we will discuss are offered as our treat to you during the class.  $Free]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 9/15; All day — Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewing Company [A firkin of our stalwart Chester County Bitter pouring alongside others TBA.  $PAYG]
Sat. 9/16; 12 p.m. — Phlight of the Phoenix at Six "Craft Establishments" [This is your chance to visit historic downtown Phoenixville and earn yourself a stylishly chic t-shirt and bragging rights to say you completed the Phlight of the Phoenix.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Sat. 9/16; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Tavern Night at Pottsgrove Manor at Pottsgrove Manor [Attendees get to sample beer, wine, cider, and distilled spirits from local vendors. Visitors can chat with the modern makers about their trade, learn about the types of alcohol that the Potts family made and bought in the 18th century and enjoy colonial entertainments.  $10-$35]

Swiftwater, Pa.
Fri. 9/15; 2 p.m. — Grand Opening Celebration Weekend at Pocono Brewery Company [The weekend will be fun filled with our giveaways, feature specials, brewery tours, tastings, and lots of craft beer will be enjoyed.  $PAYG]

Voorhees, NJ
Sat. 9/16; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Gourd of Thrones Multi Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [On tap: Pumpkin Ale, Pumpkin Coffee Stout, Cinderella’s Carriage, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Punkified, and Pumpkinweiss.  $PAYG]
Tue. 9/19; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Noshing on the 90’s Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us outside on the patio to enjoy a 90s themed five course beer dinner, paired by Executive Chef Tiffany Giove and Lead Brewer Rob Fox with Das Boot, Peter Dunkelage, Rosemary Bedotter, Rauch ‘N Rye, and Coffee aged Russian Imperial Stout.  $65]

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 9/14; 3 p.m. — South Pacific Hop Cartel Can Release at Levante Brewing Company [A double IPA that showcases the "New World flavors and aromas of white grape, lime zest, passionfruit, and gooseberry from a very special blend of New Zealand and Australia hop varieties.  $PAYG]
Sat. 9/16; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Pop-up Beer Garden at Boxcar Brewery [Craft beers, great food, live music, and brewery tours.  $PAYG]
Sun. 9/17; 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — Beer Garden for Restaurant Festival at Side Bar [We will be having a beer garden on Church Street B/W Gay and Market with local beer, food, and live music.  $3 + $PAYG]

West Reading, Pa.
Sat. 9/16; All day — Fall Festival Beer Garden at Barley Mow Craft Beer House [We will have our large beer garden on Penn Avenue with four seasonal beers to choose from and ten taps inside of our shop and ten taps in our amazing beer garden in the rear of our shop.  $PAYG]

York, Pa.
Sat. 9/16; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Oktoberfest at Collusion Tap Works [We will be transforming our parking lot into makeshift beirgarten complete with food available for purchase from our friends at York City Pretzel, Roost, Busy Bee, or a plate of German grub from our very own kitchen.  $PAYG]

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