Friday, December 29, 2017

Beer Event Calendar: Philadelphia & beyond: What To Do in January 2018

New Year. More Beer. Happy, happy. Don't let this shorter-than-usual monthly list throw you off. The first posting of the January calendar each year looks like this. I'll keep up with it in the coming weeks as brewers and bar owners shake off their 2017 dust and hangover and get more events together for you. Hang tight, grab a beer, and until then check some of these out.

As always, if I'm missing any that you feel should be on here, let me know.

$20 and under, down to and including FREE...Pay As You Go (PAYG) also included here

Mon. 1/1; 12 p.m. — 9th Anniversary at Local 44 in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; All day — Pliny, KBS, & CBS at Bottle Bar East in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; All day — New Years Day Good Luck Pork & Sauerkraut Special at Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; All day — New Year's Day at Devil's Den in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/4; 4 p.m.-10 p.m. — Fly Like An Eagle Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/4; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Sly Fox Tap Takeover  at St. Stephen's Green in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/5; 9 p.m.-11 p.m. — Dart Shooting for Victory at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/10; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Tröegs First Squeeze Nugget Nectar Release at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/12; 12 p.m. — Sly Fox Mudlust Launch at City Tap House-Logan in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Tue. 1/16; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping-Goose Island at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/17; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Happy Birthday Ben Franklin at Kite & Key in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/20; All day — 120 on 1/20 at Grey Lodge Pub in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/22; 4 p.m. — Crime & Punishment at Martha in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/25; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Cape May Tap Takeover at St. Stephen's Green in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/27; 12 p.m. — Cuvée Day at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 1/28; All day — Sour Bowl IV at Brü Craft & Wurst in Philadelphia, Pa. [$PAYG]

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Mon. 1/1; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Recovery Brunch & Parade of Beers at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; 12 p.m.-3 p.m. — Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout Release at The Greeks Next Door in Narberth, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/20; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — Pittsburgh Invades Philly Tap Takeover at Conshohocken Brewing Company in Bridgeport, Pa. [$PAYG]

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Mon. 1/1; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — New Year's Day Pork & Sauerkraut Ride at Oakbrook Brewing Company in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — New Year's Day at Spring House Brewing Company in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/1; All day — Who Cares About New Year's Resolutions? Drink High Calorie, High Alcohol Stouts Instead! at Teresa's Next Door in Wayne, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/4; 4:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl - The Bitches (Brew) is Back at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/5; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 1/5; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Free Will at Washington House in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Mon. 1/8; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Guest Beertender Monday ~ Ann's Heart for Code Blue at Stable 12 Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/10; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Benevolence Night at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/10 and each Wednesday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Thu. 1/11 and each Thursday through 3/17; All day — St. Patrick's Day Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/12; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Free Samples at Goshen Beverage in West Chester, Pa. [$Free]
Fri. 1/12; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Yards Tap Takeover at Cassell's Grille in Mount Holly Springs, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/12; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Release Party — Millenium Ale at Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company in Dover, Del. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/12; 6 p.m. — Free Will Tap Invasion at Federal Taphouse in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/12; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Tröegs Nugget Nectar First Squeeze at The Bottle Room in Downingtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/12; All day — Wooden It Be Nice? Wood-Aged Bitches Brew Release at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/13; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Barrel-aged Beer Party at Sturges Speakeasy in Harrisburg, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/13; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Cask Fest at River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing Township, NJ [$20+$PAYG]
Thu. 1/18; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Terrapin Stout & Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pairing at Liberty Taproom in Reading, Pa. [$PAYG]
Fri. 1/19; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Bell's Tap Takeover at Cassell's Grille in Mount Holly Springs, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/20; 5:30 p.m. — Robert Burns Night at Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Wed. 1/24; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer & Benevolence Night at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Del. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/27; 12 p.m. — Belgium Comes to West Chester at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 1/27; All day — Russian River at Isaac Newton's in Newtown, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sun. 1/28; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Sour Sunday at Free Will Brewing Company in Perkasie, Pa. [$PAYG]

after January in Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other
Sat. 2/3; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Free Will Flight Night at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$PAYG]
Sat. 2/10; All day — Winterfest 2018 at Hunger N Thirst in Lancaster, Pa. [$PAYG]

Events Over $20

Sat. 1/6; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer 101 at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$40-$79]
Fri. 1/12 & Sat. 1/13;  — Big Philly Beerfest at Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. [$45-$80]

after January in Philadelphia
Fri. 2/2; 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — 8 Beers To Try Before You Die at Philly Beer School in Philadelphia, Pa. [$60-$99]
Tue. 2/6; 7 p.m. — Lost Abbey Dinner with Tomme Arthur at Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia, Pa. [$115]

Philadelphia's close suburbs (within 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Wed. 1/10; 7 p.m. — Cigar & Beer Dinner with Tröegs at Dog and Bull in Croydon, Pa. [$55]
Wed. 1/17; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Russian River Beer Dinner at Iron Abbey in Horsham, Pa. [$65]

Greater Philadelphia Metro / Eastern Pennsylvania / Other (beyond 20 mile radius of Philadelphia)
Fri. 1/12; 6:30 p.m. — Bacon & Beer Dinner at Caffé Gelato in Newark, Del. [$79]
Fri. 1/12; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Rare Taps and Tapas at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher in Easton, Pa. [$55]
Sat. 1/13; 3 p.m.-5 p.m. — Ring In The New Year Craft Brew Review at Isaac's Pickle Bar in Lancaster, Pa. [$29.95]
Tue. 1/16; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Beer Soap Making Class at Argilla Brewing Company in Newark, Del. [$45]
Thu. 1/18; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Taste Of Phoenixville at Phoenixville Foundry in Phoenixville, Pa. [$100]
Sat. 1/20; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Brewfest at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$45-$65]
Sat. 1/20; 12 p.m. — Pocono Winter Beerfest at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, Pa. [$35-$55]
Thu. 1/25; 6 p.m. — January Beer Dinner at The Millworks in Harrisburg, Pa. [$60]
Sat. 1/27 & Sun. 1/28; 12 p.m.-3 p.m.; 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Super Barrel Weekend 2018 at The Tap Room at Weyerbacher in Easton, Pa. [$25-30]
Tue. 1/30; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Evil Genius Beer Dinner at The Horse Tavern & Grill in Sellersville, Pa. [$40]

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