Thursday, November 16, 2017

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: November 16 - November 22

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

How many dozens reasons do you need to drink great beer over the course of the next week? Two? Three? How about four? There's at least that many here down below. Have at it; Cheers!

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.

Ardmore, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Fireside Gathering and Board Game Night at The Beer Shoppe [Come join us for board games and a Hearthstone Fireside Gathering, discounts on food during game time, 16 rotating drafts, and over 900 bottles and cans.  $PAYG]

Berlin, NJ
Sat. 11/18; 12 p.m. — 2nd Anniversary Party at Berlin Brewing Company [Live music all day, free hourly raffles, and delicious beers.  $PAYG]

Bridgeport, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m. — Doll's Eye CDA/Black IPA Can and Draft Release at Conshohocken Brewing Company [Our seasonal hop-forward American Black IPA is back with malt roastiness and piney floral goodness from Cascade and Nugget hops.  $PAYG]

Conshohocken, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Goose Island Black Friday Warm Up at Below Deck Bottle Shop & Flanigan's Boathouse [Goose Island Black Friday is quickly approaching and we'll be tapping a keg of 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout at the bar. In our bottle shop, we'll be selling bottles of 2015 Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout, 2016 Bourbon County Brand Stout, and 2016 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m. — Doll's Eye CDA/Black IPA Can and Draft Release at Conshohocken Brewing Company [Our seasonal hop-forward American Black IPA is back with malt roastiness and piney floral goodness from Cascade and Nugget hops.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Official Goose Island Black Wednesday Launch at Flanigan's Boathouse [All four Bourbon County beers will be on draft with giveaways, raffles, and more.  $PAYG]

Dover, Del.
Fri. 11/17; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Beer Release Party at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House [Scotchless Monster release, live music, and brewery basket raffle.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 10 a.m. — Dark Wednesday 2017 at Victory Brewing Company [We're releasing 2 specialty brews! The first? It's a brand new Victory beer called Wisdom's Hour and it's a limited Barrel-Aged American Sour. And the second? That's a surprise!  $PAYG]

Easton, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 12 p.m. — Quad Release at Weyerbacher Brewing Company [The release day for Quad.  $PAYG]

Exton, Pa.
Mon. 11/20; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Conshohocken Brewing Beer Dinner at Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden [Chef Eric has prepared a four-course tasting menu to be paired with seasonal, and exclusive releases from Conshohocken Brewing.  $60]

Georgetown, Del.
Sat. 11/18; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Haunted Maze Beer Tasting and Release Party at 16 Mile Brewing Company [Join us for our Soul Cake Imperial Amber release party and beer tasting.  $25-$30]

Harleysville, Pa.
Mon. 11/20; 4 p.m. — 4th Anniversary at Butcher & Barkeep [Beer glorious beer to celebrate four years amongst some other surprises from behind the line.  $PAYG]

Hockessin, Del.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m-8:30 p.m. — Giving On Tap at Two Stones Pub [Taste craft beer and wine pairings selected to enhance the flavors of holiday favorites prepared with a gourmet twist.  $55]

Horsham, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Complimentary Wine & Beer Tasting at Iron Abbey [Beer tastings from Rodenbach.  $Free]

Kutztown, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; All day — First Crowler Can Release at Saucony Creek Brewing Company [With your ticket you will be able to pick-up your pre-ordered Crowlers anytime beginning on Thanksgiving Eve.  $36]

Lake Harmony, Pa.
Sat. 11/18 & Sun. 11/19; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Great Brews Beer Festival at Split Rock Resort [Beer samplings, two stages of live musical entertainment, games, giveaways, food & craft vendors, and more.  $10-$70]

Lancaster, Pa.
Fri. 11/17; All day — Extra Special Tröegs Beer Event at The Fridge [To help celebrate this year's The 2017 Extraordinary Give!, Tröegs is providing The Fridge with Scratch 290 Farmhouse Apple Saison, a collaboration with Big Hill Ciderworks.  $PAYG]

Limerick, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m. — Tröegs Firkin Tapping at Craft Ale House [We will be tapping a firkin of Tröegs Scratch IPA.  $PAYG]

Malvern, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 3 p.m. — Can Release, Can Release at Locust Lane Craft Brewery [We will be releasing our first two Locust Lane canned beers - Three Tun Citra IPA and Locust Lane Kolsch.  $PAYG]

Maple Shade, NJ
Fri. 11/17; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Kryptonite Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Kryptonite releasing just in time for Justice League of America's movie release. We will have Kryptonite on tap for Happy Hour and an all Imperial IPA 4 beer sampler.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; All day — Om Nom Nom Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Brewed with oats, cinnamon, whole vanilla beans and 5 pounds per barrel of pureed raisins. Winner of the 2012 Iron Brewer competition.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Victory Night at Pinocchio's [Special lineup of beers from Victory.  $PAYG]

Milford, Del.
Sat. 11/18; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — We're Having A Party at Mispillion River Brewing Company [We will have Dank Lord IPA, Hoochi Coochi, and Delicious Craving. Also, it's our birthday.  $PAYG]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; 2 p.m.-9 p.m. — 25th Anniversary Party at Keystone Homebrew Supply [We'll have special guest breweries on hand (and on tap!), plus live music, games, discounts, and giveaways that will steep the grains of nostalgia in the kettle of your brain.  $PAYG]

Newark, Del.
Wed. 11/22; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Hoppy Holidaze Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for the release of Reindeer's Revenge and Holiday Ale Double IPA to kick off the holiday season.  $PAYG]

Newtown, Pa.
Sat. 11/18; All day — BEERbon-Fest - A Celebration of Bourbon and Beer at Isaac Newton's [We have finalized our tap list of bourbon-barrel ales and, of course, we will be featuring our constantly expanding bourbon menu along with specialty bourbon cocktails that will be debuted. Plus, we have bourbon-inspired food specials to complement the amazing bourbons, cocktails, and ales.  $PAYG]

Norristown, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 12 p.m. — Goose Island Bourbon County Draft Event at Capone's [Six vintages of Bourbon County Stout and others from Goose Island.  $PAYG]

Palmyra, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Craft Beer Tap Attack at Funck's [Special lineup of beers from Founders.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Port City Brewing at Kite & Key [Sample some beers from Port City including Optimal Wit, Downright Pilsner, and Integral IPA.  $PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Cousin Stoopid Launch & Can Pop-Up at Kensington Quarters [Celebrate the first release of Cousin Stoopid since taking home a medal at the Great American Beer Festival 2017.  $PAYG]
Thu. 11/16; 6 p.m. — Grand Opening at Yards Brewing Company [The long-awaited public opening of the brewery's new location at 5th & Spring Garden.  $PAYG]
Fri. 11/17; 3 p.m. — Free Tasting at Bell Beverage [Tasting samples of winter warmer beers.  $Free]
Fri. 11/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Mad Elf/Happy You 2017 at Grey Lodge Pub [The Grey Lodge usually taps the first keg of Mad Elf of the season every year. Often it's the first keg anywhere, sometimes the first keg outside of the brewery. Special appearance by Chris Troegner, plus many other Tröegs folks. Plans include some Mad Elf Grand Cru, a 20th anniversary celebration version and much more.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Brunch with Pups 'n' Pints at City Tap House-University City [Help us in benefiting local animal rescue groups. Simply buy a ticket to help in donating and you'll be entered into the event raffles. We'll have adoptable furry friends, games, beer, and much more.  $PAYG]
Sat. 11/18; 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. 11/18 & Sun. 11/19; All day — Blind Pig BBQ with Victory Brewing Company at Dawson Street Pub [Come out a enjoy some fantastic cuisine from Philly Blind Pig BBQ and drink up on some unique suds from Victory.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; All day — Eagles vs Dallas, Firestone Walker Sixtel Sunday at Kite & Key [The march to the big dance continues and Firestone Walker will get the tailgate started.  $PAYG]
Mon. 11/20; 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 Two Roads.  $Free]
Mon. 11/20; 6 p.m. — Sly Fox Caskmates Stout Release at Varga Bar [We are tapping Sly Fox O'Reilly's Extra Stout, an export stout aged in Jameson Whiskey Barrels. And we also have Jameson Caskmates, an Irish Whiskey finished in stout seasoned whiskey kegs.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/21; 4 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Coppertail at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Special lineup of beers from Coppertail.  $PAYG]
Tue. 11/21; 8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping - Coppertail at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Special lineup of beers from Coppertail.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Trust The Process Can Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company [16oz can release, 6.7% Oat IPA. Sign up early get your cans first.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 2 p.m.-5 p.m. — Run By Fruiting Crowler Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company [6.5% pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit, and mango IPA.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 4 p.m. — Six Year Anniversary Party at American Sardine Bar [Details TBA.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Night Before Thanksgiving with Coppertail at Devil's Den [Bring in a toy to donate and recieve $4 Coppertail beers all night. Then stop back through 12/14 will a toy and recieve a Coppertail or Evil Genius beer on us.  $PAYG]
Wed. 11/22; 9 p.m. — Thanksgiving Eve with Splintered Sunlight at City Tap House-University City [Grateful for friends, family, beer, and for tunes provided by 'Splintered Sunlight', one of the East Coast's most loved and listened to 'Grateful Dead' tribute bands. Specialty beer and super fresh IPAs from Sierra Nevada and Fat Head's Brewery.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Wed. 11/22; 5 p.m. — Thanksgiving Eve with Levante & Hidden River at Bistro on Bridge [Join our guests of honor, Hidden River Brewing Company and Levante Brewing, for a liquid dinner the night before your family feast.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Fri. 11/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Ithaca Brewing Sampling at Frank Smith Beverages [Tasting samples of beers from Ithaca.  $Free]

Reading, Pa.
Mon. 11/20; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Stone Arrogant Turkey Wing Night at Liberty Taproom [Stone representatives will be in town tapping an awesome four beer flight available for the first 40 people will a giant smoked turkey leg.  $PAYG]

Scranton, Pa.
Fri. 11/17 through Sun. 11/19; All weekend — Great Lakes Christmas Story at Backyard Ale House [Teaming up with Great Lakes to spread Holiday cheer and get you ready for the Spirit of the Season. We’re celebrating this the only way we really know how... with Craft Beer and an Eating Contest.  $PAYG]

Voorhees, NJ
Thu. 11/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Amazonian IPA Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [A New England IPA brewed to celebrate the release of the Justice League movie.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Fri. 11/17; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Southern Tier at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of Pumking and Warlock from Southern Tier.  $Free]
Sat. 11/18; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Sampling with Stella Artois at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from Stella Artois.  $Free]

Westmont, NJ
Sun. 11/19; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — Sunday Night Football Steak Dinner, Eagles vs Cowboys at Keg & Kitchen [Sirloin steak dinner and Double Nickel beer specials.  $PAYG]
Sun. 11/19; All day — Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover at The Pour House [Two vintages of Sierra Nevada's Narwhal to pair with brunch.  $PAYG]

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