Thursday, October 05, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: October 5 - October 11

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

Here's wishing all local brewers visiting Colorado for the week all the best at Great American Beer Festival (GABF) judging competition. The rest of us will keep up our end of the deal back home and drink all your beers while you're gone. Here are just a few ways that we can do just that.

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.
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]

Ardmore, Pa.
Sat. 10/7; All day — Oktoberfest at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [We celebrate Oktoberfest by inviting our friends over to play some music on the porch, cooking up some food, and making sure that container of yours is full of the suddiest suds around.  $PAYG]

Bethlehem, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Charity Cask Night at Bethlehem Brew Works [Entire firkin proceeds donated to Family Promise Lehigh County.  $PAYG]

Coatesville, Pa.
Sat. 10/7; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Boxtoberfest & Boxcar Beer Games at Brandywine Outfitters [Boxcar beer, wine, and other libations along with a local food truck will be available for purchase.  $PAYG]

Dover, Del.
Sat. 10/7; 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. — Cheesetoberfest at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company [All proceeds from beer sales benefit Delaware Military Support Organization.  $20-$60]

Exton, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Victory Beer Dinner at Uno Chicago Grill [A five-course meal served with Victory's Prima Pils, Home Grown, D-town IPA, Moonglow Weizenbock, and Black Forest Cake Stout.  $55]

Harleysville, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — Fundraiser for a Friend at The Butcher & Barkeep [Our dear friend and original employee Tory Drake has begun her battle with breast cancer. We are hosting a Whiskey and Beer Happy Hour from which all proceeds from the sale of Sly Fox Helles Lager and Heaven Hill Bourbon will be donated to her cause.  $PAYG]

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.
Fri. 10/6; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Southern Tier Night at Federal Taphouse [A brewery rep will be present with stuff to give away including Pumking and Warlock goblet glasses for those who purchase a Southern Tier draft.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/7; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Craft Beer Festival at Buchanan Park [There will be brewers from all over PA on-site to provide samples of some of their new brews as well as some of their favorites! Entertainment will be provided by Jimmy the Whale….and food and spirits can be purchased from 551 West.  $12-$40]

Media, Pa.
Sat. 10/7; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. — The Great Media Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll at State Street [Craft beer samples, drink & food specials, dozens of craft beer options, and so much more.  $5-$15]
Tue. 10/10; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Hook and Lager beer release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of this traditional German lager brewed in conjunction with the Media Fire & Hook & Ladder Company No.1.  $PAYG]

Milford, Del.
Sat. 10/7; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Twice As Nice can release at Mispillion River Brewing Company [We'll be launching our first 16-ounce cans and Holy Crap just in time for your kid's first report card.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Thu. 10/5; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl — Woody Guthrie at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [Featuring ’07 Burton Baton, ’14 Raison D’Extra, ’10 Olde School Barleywine, and ’13 Olde School Barleywine. With special guest DJ: Jackson Beckner.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Sat. 10/7; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Fall Festivus Multi-tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Featuring 8 beers and a special menu of fall flavors.   $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 12 p.m. — 6th Anniversary Party at Barcade [Join us as we celebrate six wonderful years in Fishtown.  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/5; 5 p.m. — Hardywood Hootenany at City Tap House-Logan [Cask & Co. provides a rip roarin' bluegrass soundtrack as we tap some very sexy Hardywood beers.  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/5; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer and Bones at Evil Genius Brewing Company [Come on by have a beer and recieve a complimentary bone for your furry friend.  $PAYG]
Thu. 10/5; All day — Franconian Lager Gravity Kegs in October at Local 44 [We'll tap a different Franconian Lager gravity keg every Thursday and Friday thru the end of Octobe. Plus, pair a pint with a Bavarian Brat sandwich for just $15.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/6; 3 p.m. — Oktoberfest Beers at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of Oktoberfest beers.  $Free]
Fri. 10/6; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Long Trail Blazing Night at Grey Lodge Pub [Two versions of Long Trail's Green Blaze IPA on tap. Matt will be in with goodies and/or to buy samples.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/6; 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. — Drink Beer, Save Cats at Yards Brewing Company [A ticket gets you all the Yards Beer you care to enjoy.  $40-$50]
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; All day — Dock Street Tap Takeover at Fishtown Hops [Join us for a day of beer, pups and live music. Does it get any better than that?  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/7; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Midtown Village Fall Festival at 13th & Sansom Streets [A variety of activities including multiple stages of live entertainment, food and beverage sampling, beer gardens, merchant and vendor displays, crafters, children’s activities, and more. Outdoor beer garden at McGillin's.  $PAYG]
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]
Sun. 10/8; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — Eagles Tailgate at Lincoln Financial Field [Join Iron Abbey for the best tailgate in town. Unlimited BBQ & Brews.  $25]
Sun. 10/8; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. — 5,000 Yards Dash at Yards Brewing Company [Unique 5,000 Yard (not meter) Distance — PR almost guaranteed. Free Yards beer to all finishers.  $49]
Mon. 10/9; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Bottle Shop Happy Hour at Local 44 [Join us for brewery representative led complimentary tastings and specials on bottle selections from Oskar Blues/Cigar City.  $Free]
Tue. 10/10; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Dock Street at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring Fall Haze.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/10; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Dock Street at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Featuring Fall Haze.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/11; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Autumn In Normandy at Tria Taproom [Jérôme Dupont will be on hand to talk about his family’s famed ciders, and you can try two ciders, plus their specialty apple liqueur, Pommeau.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/11; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Heretic Brewing: It's Sacrilicious! at Grey Lodge Pub [A whole bunch of their crew will be joining us and we'll have some amazing beers on tap.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer Class: Modern Brewers & Classic Styles at The Foodery-Phoenixville [We'll be hosting another Beer Class featuring modern brewers' takes on classic styles.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 10/6; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Firestone Walker Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Representatives from Firestone Walker will be here pouring samples.  $Free]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Wed. 10/11; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Benevolence Night at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Dogfish will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company to support the awesome work that they do.  $PAYG]

Rio Grande, NJ
Sat. 10/7 & Sun. 10/8; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. — Cape May Wine & Music Fest at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery [Feature live music from world class performers, wine tastings from some of New Jersey's finest wineries, a craft beer garden that will blow your hops off, and a variety of tasty street food vendors.  $10-$75]

Scranton, Pa.
Fri. 10/6 through Sun. 10/8; All weekend — Fall Fest at Backyard Ale House [Fall Fest t-shirt, beer tasting glass, raffle tickets, and a beer coozie.  $20 + $PAYG]

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 10/6; 5 p.m. — Oktoberfest Beers at Washington House [Choose from a selection of nine styles, paired into three unique flights or try them by the glass, bottle or can. Our chef will recommend the perfect German pairings with your brews.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Mon. 10/9; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Painting with a Twist at Teresa's Next Door [The Cafe will be your studio. Light apps plus a flight of Firestone Walker beers will be provided with the purchase of each ticket.  $35]

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 10/5; 5 p.m. — Fat Heads Night at Paradise by the Slice [Welcome Fat Heads to Paradise with an incredible lineup of their core IPA's, seasonal selections, and a special limited barrel-aged keg.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Wed. 10/11; 6:30 p.m. — Sly Fox and Jameson Collab Dinner at Kildare's Irish Pub [Jameson Caskmates (stout edition) has been aged in stout barrels. Sly Fox Brewing, in turn, is aging some of their O'Reilly's Extra Stout in some Jameson Barrels and between the three of us, we are putting together a night to remember.  $55]

Yardley, Pa.
Wed. 10/11; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Avery Brewing Beer Dinner at The Yardley Inn [Dinner paired with El Gose Michelada, Chai High, White Rascal, Apricot Sour, Hog Heaven, and Coconut Porter.  $TBD]

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