Thursday, October 19, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: October 19 - October 25

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

Plenty of great beer continues to flow at events here as October begins to wind down. Get the last of your Oktoberfest on while you can.

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]

Coatesville, Pa.
Sat. 10/21 & Sun. 10/22; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Boxcar Pop-up Beer Garden Benefit at Brandywine Outfitters [Boxcar lost a dear friend recently and we want to celebrate his life over his birthday weekend.  $PAYG]

Doylestown, Pa.
Sat. 10/21; 3 p.m.-6 p.m. — PA Craft Patio Party at Penn Taproom [We will be celebrating some of Pennsylvania's great breweries for an afternoon of drinking some rare one offs and excellent usual suspects from these breweries.  $PAYG]

Elizabethtown, Pa.
Tue. 10/24 through Thu. 10/26; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Elizabethtown Rotary Pints for Polio at Funk, Cox, and Moo-Duck breweries [Every purchase will help raise money towards our cause. Plus, every dollar we raise will get matched 2:1 thanks to the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  $20-$50 + $PAYG]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Sun. 10/22; 12 p.m. — Bacon and Brew HaHa Fundraiser at Appalachian Brewing Company [Expect to sample awesome home brewed beers as well as every type of food imaginable with the special ingredient…bacon.  $25-$30]

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Sat. 10/21; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Booz and Brews at Naked Brewing Company [Live music, food trucks, costume contest, vendors, spooks & goblins, naked body paints, fx effects, lazer lights, tons of entertainment, fire pits, and free parking.  $25-$30]

Lancaster, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Vault Brewing Night at Hunger N Thirst [Join us as we welcome Vault Brewing Company to take over a bunch of tap lines.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/21; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Oktoberfest Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar [Four great fall-inspired dishes paired up with four seasonal craft drafts from our favorite breweries.  $29.95]

Leola, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Victory Tap Attack at Funck's [A night with beers from Victory.  $PAYG]

Lititz, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 6 p.m.10 p.m. — Tap Takeover: Avery Brewing Botanical Series at Bulls Head Public House [Join us as we launch the full line-up of Avery Brewing's Botanical Series.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Bell's Night at Pinocchio's [A night of beers from Bell's.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Fri. 10/20; All day — Pennsylvania Tuxedo and Sixty One are back at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [Be sure to wear your flannel ... after all, what's a Pennsylvania Tuxedo celebration without a little (okay, a lot) of flannel.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
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]
Mon. 10/23; All day — Last Alarm IPA release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Last Alarm IPA, a beer for the fallen and injured firefighters in the deadly fire on September 24th, 2016.  $PAYG]

Palmyra, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Dogfish Head Tap Attack at Funck's [A night of beers from Dogfish Head.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 10/19; 4 p.m. — Pumpkin Head at Standard Tap [We will tap a variety of pumpkin beers. $10 buys you your first pumpkin beer and your very own hollowed-out gourd from which to drink it. Refills only $3.  $10 + $PAYG]
Thu. 10/19; 7 p.m. — The De-BREW-Tante Ball: A Neo Revue with a Brand New Brew at St. Benjamin Brewing Company [An evening featuring a vast variety of performers, with skills encompassing the art of neo-burlesque, vaudeville, sideshow, and beyond! As if that wasn't enough each month, Saint Benjamin is going to tap a different and unique firkin for the show.  $10 + $PAYG]
Fri. 10/20; 3 p.m. — Pumpkin Beers at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of pumpkin beers.  $Free]
Fri. 10/20; 7 p.m. — They Came From the 90's: Ommegang's 20th Anniversary at City Tap House-Logan [From 7-10pm we'll be throwing a 90s dance party. Then, at 10pm, 90s tribute band Red Team Go! will be playing all the 90s hits your rollerblading heart desires. And yes, there will be cake.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/20; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Stone Pint Night at Grey Lodge Pub [We'll have some interesting stuff on draft, plus the usual awesome stuff in cans and bottles.  $PAYG]
Fri. 10/20; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer America: The Great Craft Beer Tour at Philly Beer School [From California to Maine, we are going to explore the greatest breweries in the United States.  $39.98]
Sat. 10/21; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Chestnut Hill's Harry Potter Festival at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Featuring three festival themed beers on tap: Hallowed Helles, The Sorcerer's Stout, and IPA That Shall Not Be Named. The Sorcerer's Stout and IPA That Shall Not Be Named will be available in limited release 750ml bottles.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/21; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level One at Philly Beer School [A brewer-instructor will guide you through the process step by step: from brew to boil to bottle.  $150]
Sat. 10/21; 12 p.m.-6 p.m. — Halloween Block Party at St. Benjamin Brewing Company [Enjoy fall favorite beers, street vendors and food trucks for an outdoor celebration of Autumn. All proceeds to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  $PAYG]
Sat. 10/21; 10 p.m. — One More Saturday Night at Heritage [We've teamed up with Oskar Blues and Cigar City to bring you "One More Saturday Night". Just back from a nationwide tour, local favorites Apple Juice Jones will be performing the music of the Grateful Dead.  $PAYG]
Sun. 10/22; 3 p.m.-9 p.m. — Backyard BBQ at Bottle Bar East [Philly Blind Pig BBQ is cooking up something special for fall...minus the pumpkin spice and 2SP Brewing Company is bringing out some pretty killer beers.  $PAYG]
Sun. 10/22; 7 p.m. — Pumpkin Carving Contest at St. Benjamin Brewing Company [$100 Saint Ben's giftcard for the winner.  $5 + $PAYG]
Mon. 10/23; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — D9 Brewing Company at Devil's Den [We will be pouring some of their sour beers along with a few hoppy ones.  $PAYG]
Mon. 10/23; 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 Ballast Point.  $Free]
Tue. 10/24; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Great Lakes at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring Nosferatu.  $PAYG]
Tue. 10/24; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping: Great Lakes at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Featuring Nosferatu.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/25; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Fulton Brewing Launch: Featuring Purple Rain at City Tap House-Logan [Tappings at 5 plus a special screening of Purple Rain (because Prince, duh) at 6.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Fri. 10/20; All day — Pennsylvania Tuxedo and Sixty One are back at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Be sure to wear your flannel ... after all, what's a Pennsylvania Tuxedo celebration without a little (okay, a lot) of flannel.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/25; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Benevolence Night at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [Dogfish will donate 10% of the proceeds to Community Integrated Services to support the awesome work that they do.  $PAYG]

Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa.
Fri. 10/20; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brewery Room Beer Pairing Dinner at Shawnee Craft Brewing Company [This special beer pairing dinner features a Pennsylvania Dutch five-course menu using produce grown on the Shawnee Island Farm. Each course is carefully paired with a ShawneeCraft beer.  $49]

Voorhees, NJ
Sun. 10/22; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — The Boy Who Brunched at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [All witches, wizards, and muggles need to refuel from weekend festivities so join us to keep the party going with a Harry Potter themed brunch menu and two specialty cocktails.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Tue. 10/24; 6 p.m. — Local Beers and Pumpkin Carving at The Side Bar [Bring your kids early to carve pumpkins at happy hour and help us get decorated for the West Chester Halloween Parade.  $PAYG]
Wed. 10/25; 6 p.m. — Halloween Parade Cookies & "Milk" Night at The Side Bar [Join us for the West Chester Halloween Parade and enjoy a night of house made cookies.  $PAYG]

Westmont, NJ
Sun. 10/22; All day — Great Divide Brewing Beer Event at The Pour House [Featuring Espresso Oak Yeti, Oak Ages Yeti, Chocolate Oak Yeti, Oatmeal Yeti, and Yeti.  $PAYG]

Wilmington, Del.
Mon. 10/23; All day — Last Alarm IPA release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Last Alarm IPA, a beer for the fallen and injured firefighters in the deadly fire on September 24th, 2016.  $PAYG]

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