Thursday, September 21, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: September 21 - September 30

"Is it the complete list of all beer events happening? No, but no one has a more complete list."

And just like that, it's time to close out the month of September. But the great Philly area beer events calendar will NOT go quietly into that cold, dark night. Allow these nearly 60 events to testify!

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.

Adamstown, Pa.
Sat. 9/23; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Founder's Fest at Stoudts Brewing Company [Carol is putting together a 30th anniversary brewfest with live music, beer drinker's buffet, and fantastic craft beer.  $30-$40]
Sun. 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, & 10/22; 1 p.m. — Oktoberfest at Stoudts Brewing Company [A fun-filled family event held every Sunday in October, featuring live German music, dancing, Stoudts award winning lagers and ales, Hand-rolled soft pretzels from our Wonderful Good market, locally produced German-style sausages, and other delicious German food.  $10-$30]

Allentown, Pa.
Wed. 10/4; 5 p.m. — Brewer's Choice For Charity at Allentown Brew Works [Entire firkin proceeds donated to Bradbury–Sullivan LGBT Community Center.  $PAYG]

Berwyn, Pa.
Sat. 9/30; 3 p.m.-9 p.m. — Oktoberfest Celebration at La Cabra Brewing Company [We will be hosting an outdoor biergarden featuring authentic German styles of beer, live music and delicious German fare for all to enjoy.  $PAYG]

Bethany Beach, Del.
Sat. 9/23; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Brews By The Bay at Big Chill Beach Club [The breweries will be bringing special, one-of-a-kind beers that have never left the brewery before. A firkin tent will feature cask conditioned ales that are tapped every 15 minutes, with over 16 unique beers being tapped over the course of the day.  $10-$50]

Croydon, Pa.
Sat. 9/30; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Oktoberfest at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Our annual Oktoberfest event featuring music by the Philadelphia German Brass Band and food sold by The Flying Deutschman.  $PAYG]

Dover, Del.
Fri. 9/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Release Party at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company [New beer release and live music.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Sun. 9/24; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Downingtown Fall Fest at Green Street and E. Pennsylvania Avenue [Downingtown FallFest is a Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce event, in partnership with Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown Public Library, and the Borough of Downingtown.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Thu. 9/21 through Sat. 9/23; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Oktoberfest at The Drafting Room [Enjoy an Oktoberfest inspired food menu including Pork Schnitzel and Strudel paired with your favorite Oktoberfest beers from Hacker-Pschorr, Weihenstephaner, and Paulaner.  $PAYG]
Sat. 9/23; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Oktoberfest at Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden [We will be offering over 40 draft beers from 12 local craft breweries. Live music from Tim Celfo & the Celfonics.  $50-$65]

Glassboro, NJ
Sat. 9/23; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Craft Beer Festival at College Avenue and Center Street [In addition to all the breweries there will be a variety of food and craft vendors.  $5-$50]

Hockessin, Del.
Mon. 9/25; 6:30 p.m. — 2SP Brewing Beer Dinner at Two Stones Pub [We will have five courses of delicious food paird with five amazingly crafted brews.  $49.95]

Horsham, Pa.
Sat. 9/23; All day — Sour Saturday at Iron Abbey [Join us as we celebrate where the wild things live.  $PAYG]

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Sat. 9/23; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Pumpkin Prost Multi Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Love some pumpkin? Don’t miss out on this multi-tap devoted to our favorite German and pumpkin beers.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/3; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for a seven course German cuisine dinner from Head Chef Josh Jastrzembski paired with seven German style beers by Lead Brewer Jeff Gundrum.  $65]

Kennett Square, Pa.
Sat. 9/30; 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m. — Kennett Brewfest at South Broad Street [The 20th anniversary of the festival, an opportunity to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, great music, and great people.  $15-$85]

King of Prussia, PA
Thu. 10/5; 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. — King of Prussia Beerfest Royale: Donnerstag Happy Hour at King of Prussia Mall parking lot [Includes inspired dishes from King of Prussia restaurants, craft and international brewers, a cocktail lounge, complimentary cigar, live music, and a keepsake tasting mug.  $60-$75]
Sat. 10/7; 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — King of Prussia Beerfest Royale: Saturday Sessions at King of Prussia Mall parking lot [The biggest party in the 'burbs features 100+ craft and international beers to sample, inspired dishes from KOP's favorite restaurants, live music on two stages, a cigar lounge and so much more.  $15-$50]

Lancaster, Pa.
Sun. 10/1; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Biergarten Fest at Excelsior [We're throwing a festive beer garden style party with authentic German style beers crafted by Wacker complete with plenty of live entertainment by the Lancaster Liederkranz Hobby Chor and delicious German foods by Jimmy Duffy's Catering served in the beautiful Courtyard, Terrace, and Catacombs at Excelsior.  $PAYG]

Lititz, Pa.
Sun. 9/24; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Lititz Craft Beer Fest at Main Street between the Square and Church Avenue [We continue to raise funds to help children of all abilities play in a fun and safe environment in Lititz’s Linear Park.  $40]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 9/21; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Empire Night at Pinocchio's [Beers from Empire.  $PAYG]
Wed. 9/27; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Sterling Pig Night at Pinocchio's [Beers from Sterling Pig.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Sat. 9/30; 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. — Beer & Yoga at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Yoga class taught by Iron Hill's own Tori Tilley, with beer and healthy snacks to follow.  $25]
Sat. 10/21; 4 p.m. — Fall "Brewers Pizza Night" Festival at Argilla Brewing Company [Each brewery creates a pizza based off of ingredients we have in house plus, a few special ingredients can be added. They choose one of their beer that pairs or just a beer they want to showcase, we tap it, and people drink it. As for the pizza, we hand out ballots and customers vote. Whoever's pizza wins, that brewery gets a pizza crown, bragging rights, and the winning pie gets featured on our menu as the “brewers guild pie”.  $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]
Thu. 9/21; 4 p.m. — Last Day of Summer with Cape May Brewing at South Philadelphia Taproom [We’ll be pouring five drafts perfect to usher your transition through the autumnal equinox.  $PAYG]
Fri. 9/22; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from New Holland.  $Free]
Fri. 9/22; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — The Art of Magic Hat: Beer, Drawing, Coloring at Grey Lodge Pub [We will be combining Art Hop Ale with DIY art. We will have drawing supplies and Elspeth will have adult coloring book pages and colored pencils. Magic Hat beers, Art Hop Ale & TFG IPA.  $PAYG]
Fri. 9/22 & Sat. 9/23; 6:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. — Philly Music and Arts Fest at World Café Live [In addition to music, the Festival will highlight the food, beer and arts of Philadelphia. Food trucks and local chefs will provide edibles, while all beer taps will be pouring only local craft beer. Local distilleries will handle cocktails. Local artists will display visual arts. The experience is an immersion in Philadelphia culture.  $30-$125]
Sat. 9/23; 12 p.m. — Cantillon Zwanze Day at Monk's Café [Monk's Cafe is honored to participate again in Cantillon Zwanze Day. We will be pouring a jaw-dropping variety of the finest beer in the world, from Brasserie Cantillon, Russian River Brewing Company, and a host of others with 100% of all purchase prices donated to a nonprofit partner TBA.  $PAYG]
Sat. 9/23; 12 p.m. — Uptoberfest Oktoberfest at Uptown Beer Garden [We are firing up the grill to put together a menu of favorites from 'The Fatherland,' and will be pouring a full slate of traditional German and specialty local craft drafts - including the debut of an exclusive Oktoberfest collaboration from us and Captain Lawrence.  $PAYG or $20 VIP option]
Sat. 9/23; 1 p.m. — Bell's Arts & Crafts at City Tap House–Logan [Sip on 10 of Bell's delicious beers while your kids enjoy decorating koozies and t-shirts.  $PAYG]
Sat. 9/23; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Craft Beer and Cheese Pairing at Philly Beer School [This class combines the talent of one of Philadelphia’s top beer geeks and beloved cheesemongers for the ultimate class on beer and cheese pairings.  $49.98]
Sat. 9/23; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Annual Beer-BQ at Trolley Car Diner [10+ brewers, grilled food specials, and music from our DJs.  $PAYG]
Mon. 9/25; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour – St. Benjamin at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from St. Benjamin.  $Free]
Tue. 9/26; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping – Sly Fox at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring beers from Sly Fox.  $PAYG]
Wed. 9/27; 8 p.m.-10 p.m. — The Simpsons Quizzo at Grey Lodge Pub [A special all The Simpsons Quizzo.  $PAYG]
Thu. 9/28; All day — Brooklyn Defender Pint Night at Barcade [Join us for one of the first tastes of the new Brooklyn Defender IPA.  $PAYG]
Fri. 9/29; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from St. Benjamin.  $Free]
Fri. 9/29; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Unibroue: Baby Got Quebec at Grey Lodge Pub [Yes baby got Quebec with smoked meat sandwiches, poutine, and of course lots of Unibroue beer.   $PAYG]
Fri. 9/29; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Final-ly Friday Tasting at Trolley Car Diner [Sampling of beers from Flying Fish.  $Free]
Fri. 9/29 through Sun. 10/1; All weekend — Oktoberfest at Alla Spina [A kick-off happy hour and stein hoisting competition on Friday, a street festival on Saturday, and a Victory tap takeover and traditional German food specials all weekend long.  $PAYG]
Sat. 9/30; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — CiderFest at the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park at Fairmount Park [Spend a sparkling autumn afternoon on the grounds of six historic houses in Fairmount Park sipping on cider samples from some of the best cideries around. Enjoy live music and pay as you go food trucks to complement your tastings.  $40-$50]
Sat. 9/30; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — Goose Island Tap Takeover at Bridget Foy's [Featuring Bourbon County Stout, plus Sophie, IPA, and 312 Wheat. Prizes and giveaways including bluetooth speakers and beer basket of cheer.  $PAYG]
Sun. 10/1; TBA — Throwdown In Franklintown at Kite & Key [It all started nine years ago in a back alley on Callowhill Street and the fight for Philly bragging rights continues.  $PAYG]
Sun. 10/1; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Sippin' By The River at Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant [The area's favorite and longest running Fall Harvest Festival for wine & beer lovers has moved on the banks of the Schuylkill River at The Manayunk Brewery.  $10-$45]
Thu. 10/5; 12 p.m. — 6th Anniversary Party at Barcade [Join us as we celebrate six wonderful years in Fishtown.  $PAYG]
Fri. Oct. 6 through Sun. Oct. 8; Various times — 23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest at 23rd Street Armory [The most authentic German dancing, food, entertainment, beer, and more this new festival is sure to be a hit.  $35-$85]
Sat. 10/7; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Charlie Brown Pumpkin Beer Festival at The Institute [Largest selection of pumpkin beer, pumpkin cider, and pumpkin sours available.  $40]
Sun. 10/8; All day — Pumpkin Smash at City Tap House-University City [Kick off October in the best way possible by enjoying over 25 pumpkin beers on tap and mouthwatering pumpkin inspired brunch dishes.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Sat. 9/23; All day — Out Of The Cellar 8th Anniversary Party at Bistro on Bridge [Featuring over 20 taps of rare and local craft beers, a specialty food menu, and live music.  $PAYG]
Tue. 9/26; 5 p.m. — Tower 61 Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Brewed by the Kimberton Fire Company and our own fire fighter and friend, Eric Kiley. We will be donating $1 per pint sold, which will benefit the Kimberton Fire Company.  $PAYG]
Fri. 9/29 & Sat. 9/30; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. & 4 p.m.-11 p.m. — Philadelphia Microbrew & Music Festival at Festival Pier [Led by Philly’s local craft beers, notable Philly chefs, and musicians; get ready for a never before seen festival in America’s Best Beer Drinking City. Proceeds from this festival will support Hurricane Harvey victims and clean-up efforts in the Houston and hardest hit Irma areas via the Houston Food Bank, Houston Humane Society.  $45-$175]
Sat. 9/30; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Harvest at the Hill Multi-tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Multi-tap featuring local guest breweries: Root Down Brewing Company; Stable 12 Brewing Company; Crowded Castle Brewing Company; Sly Fox Brewing Company.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Sat. 9/30; 12 p.m. — Can Jam Music Festival at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Can Jam is a free day of amazing music in the beautiful fields adjoining the brewery, accentuated by the largest KanJam tournament in the universe.  $PAYG]

Reading, Pa.
Sun. 10/15; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. — Sour Fest at Liberty Taproom [We're introducing our new fall classic and are lucky to be storing quite a few exceptional kegs.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Fri. 9/29; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Fishing For A Coppertail at Teresa's Next Door [Join us on the veranda for a once in a lifetime opportunity to go fishing on North Wayne Avenue.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 9/22; 6 p.m. — Evil Genius Happy Hour Tap Takeover at Kildare's Irish Pub [Join Evil Genius owner Luke Bowen as he strums out a few tunes as well as hosts a great Happy Hour featuring beer from this great local brewery.  $PAYG]
Sat. 9/23 & 9/30; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Pop-up Beer Garden at Boxcar Brewery [Craft beers, great food, live music, and brewery tours.  $PAYG]
Wed. 9/27; 5 p.m. — Heavenly Indulgence Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Heavenly Indulgence, a German Altbier brewed in collaboration with West Chester's Cavalry Lutheran Church celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  $PAYG]

Westmont, NJ
Sat. 9/30; All day — Oktoberfest On The Square at Haddon Square Pop-up Beer Garden [We will be building a huge tent and decorating it in Bavarian blue and white to bring our authentic feel of Oktoberfest to Haddon Ave. Imported tables and benches paired with giant steins of beer will transport you to Munich for this fun filled German festival.  $PAYG or $25]

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 9/23; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Great Pumpkin Debate at Peco's Liquor Store [Enjoy a hayride, bonfire, and of course pumpkin beer. Vote for your favorite and help us crown the best Pumpkin Beer of 2017. Proceeds from the 2017 Great Pumpkin Debate benefit Delaware Humane Association.  $10-$25 + $PAYG]

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