Thursday, May 17, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: May 17 - May 23

If you can't find a place to drink a good beer on Saturday, you must be doing something wrong. Here's everything you need to know.

Click through here for a look at the full monthly calendar of beer events around the Philadelphia region and over here for a look at Philly Tap Finder's event draft lists.

Ardmore, Pa.
Thu. 5/17; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Sly Fox Tasting at The Beer Shoppe [Stop by to enjoy some delicious Sly Fox beer samples and take advantage of discounted to go beer.  $Free]

Collingswood, NJ
Sat. 5/19; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Handcrafted at Perkins Center for the Arts [During this award-winning tasting event, our guests will enjoy tastings from microbreweries and regional wineries. This evening features gourmet food by Not Your Ma’Ma’s Tacos and Mary’s Mobile Diner.  $60-$80]

Douglassville, Pa.
Wed. 5/23; 5:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. — 5K Race to Benefit the ARL at Fork & Ale [Benefits the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Includes a free beer for each runner who is 21 years old and older.  $15]

Downingtown, Pa.
Sat. 5/19; 11 a.m. — Anniversary Party at Station Taproom & Bottle Room [Join us for a day filled with live music, beer, and food as we celebrate our 8th anniversary and Bottle Room's 2nd.  $PAYG]

Georgetown, Del.
Sat. 5/19; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Truffle and Brew Pairing Murder Mystery at 16 Mile Brewing Company [Join us for a one-night-only Vegas-themed murder mystery event with an international celebrity chef serving four delicious beers paired with four truffle dishes.  $40]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Sat. 5/19; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Anniversary Fest at Appalachian Brewing Company [Brew Tour with Head Brewer Adam Cole, kids inflatable and face painting, free BBQ in parking lot, Keg Olympics (Keg Throw and Keg Spin), and discounted beers.  $PAYG]

Jennersville, Pa.
Thu. 5/17 through Sat. 5/19; 5 p.m. — Goin' Fishin' — Dogfish Head & Seafood Weekend at Two Stones Pub [We're tapping 10 brews from one of our fave breweries...Dogfish Head and the chefs are getting in on the act with a whole long weekend of seafood features to pair with these delicious brews.  $PAYG]

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 5/19; All day — 5th Anniversary Celebration at Hunger N Thirst [Join us as we tap a bunch of rare beers as a huge thank you to all of our loyal customers. There will be food specials all day in the restaurant and the specialty retail store and a few other surprises.  $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Sat. 5/19; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Enjoy food, games, music, and craft beer from over 20 local breweries. The festival continues to grow into the premier showcase of handcrafted products from the region's craft breweries. Proceeds will benefit the Media Youth Center.  $5-$45]

Milton, Del.
Sat. 5/19; All day — America the Brettiful Limited Bottle Release at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [We’re releasing 700 bottles of a new, limited-edition sour beer – America the Brettiful.  $PAYG]
Mon. 5/14 through Sat. 5/19; All day — American Craft Beer Week Celebration at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [Each day we’ll have a different theme, with different featured beers to match.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 5/17; 7 p.m. — Fishtown Beer Runners & Avery Brewing at City Tap House-University City [FBR is running to City Tap House University City and Avery and City Tap House will provide a complimentary Go Play IPA from Avery per runner. The beer is designed to have the same electrolyte kick of popular sports drinks.  $PAYG]
Sat. 5/19; 2 p.m.-7 p.m. — All-Star Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Festival at Citizens Bank Park [New this year, almost double the space to sample, relax, and enjoy yourself including a 50,000 Sq Ft Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Garden.  $19.95-$16.95]
Sat. 5/19; 12 p.m.-7 p.m. — Wheat Beer Fest at South Philadelphia Tap Room [Details to come, but if you've been to this event before, you know what's up.  $PAYG]
Mon. 5/21; 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 Fegley's Brew Works.  $Free]
Wed. 5/23; 5 p.m. — Beer School at Local 44 [Free samples of each beer we will discuss are offered as our treat to you during the class. You can "pay what you wish", but you have to pay something. 100% of your Beer School donation goes directly to No Kid Hungry, an organization that aims to end childhood hunger in our community and across the country.  $Free]

Pottstown, Pa.
Sat. 5/19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Taps, Tunes, & Trucks at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Kick off your day with the Fox Trot 5k, then grab a beer and some food truck grub and enjoy music from a few great bands.  $PAYG]

Reading, Pa.
Thu. 5/17; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Fish Taco Pairing With Evil Twin at Liberty Taproom [This May we will be pairing delicious fish tacos with some hazy, dank, and dark brews from Evil Twin. This pairing will feature three tacos and three beers.  $PAYG]

Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Fri. 5/18; 4 p.m. — Firefly Ale Release at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats [To celebrate the release of this year’s Firefly Ale, we’ll be jamming out to a Firefly playlist and giving away tickets to the festival.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Sat. 5/19; 2 p.m. — Brews for Bassets at Levante Brewing Company [Celebrate the spring season by coming out and having some craft beers to benefit Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue.  $PAYG]

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