Thursday, December 06, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: December 6 - December 12

This December holiday season, if either you're a) bored with nothing to do or b) running around crazed out of your mind with too much to do, there's a beer event on here for you in the next week either in the city or in the sticks to give you a break from your reality. No excuses not to drink great beer this week!

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.
Wed. 12/12; 6:30 p.m. — December To Remember Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Come celebrate the holiday season with five courses of hearty scratch beer and craft food combinations, featuring Scrooge IPA, Marzen, Foles Gold, Abbey Dubbel, and Russian Imperial Stout.  $65]

Boyertown, Pa.
Sat. 12/8; All day — Back In Black Stout Fest at Union Jack's On The Manatawny [Our annual celebration of the dark stuff.  $PAYG]

Cape May, NJ
Wed. 12/12; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — One off: Cranberry Orange Devil’s Reach at Cape May Brewing Company [One-off new release at the Tasting Room.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Thu. 12/6; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Great Lakes Toy Drive at Bottle Room [Buy a pint of Christmas Ale, bring in an unwrapped toy for Toys For Tots or a cash donation for Chester County Food Bank and get a raffle ticket to win a red Christmas Ale mini fridge or a Great Lakes gift pack.  $PAYG]
Sun. 12/9; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Brunch With Santa at Victory Brewing Company [We’ll be celebrating the season with our family and yours, including an amazing brunch buffet and the opportunity to have your picture taken with our Santa.  $Free-$28]

Easton, Pa.
Thu. 12/6; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Easton Assassinator Release Party at Two Rivers Brewing Company [Join us for the re-release of our Easton Assassinator Doppelbock. Doppelbocks traditionally have that end in "-ator", so when we first brewed a doppelbock, it seemed only right to name it the Easton Assasinator in honor of Easton's favorite son Larry Holmes, former heavyweight boxing champion. We will be donating $1 per beer sold to Larry's Heart Of A Legend Foundation.  $PAYG]

Emmaus, Pa.
Wed. 12/12; 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Dinner at Trapp Door [We are raiding our beer cellar for this monumentous occasion and we are consulting with our wine specialist to pair some unique wines. 4 courses. 4 beers and wines.  $60]

Harrisburg, Pa.
Fri. 12/7; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Fat Head's Christmas Bash at Sturges Speakeasy [Featuring “Pimp My Sleigh” Belgian Strong Dark Ale, and more. Pimp out grandma’s favorite Christmas sweater and spread the holiday cheer.  $PAYG]

Horsham, Pa.
Thu. 12/6; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Imperial Stout v3 Release at Iron Abbey [Join us and Free Will Brewing for a limited bottle release and tapping of the third version of our Double Barrel-Aged Iron Abbey Imperial Stout using our Knob Creek Single Barrel.  $PAYG]
Mon. 12/10 & Tue. 12/11; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — 12 Beers Of Christmas at Iron Abbey [6 courses and 12 beers.  $75]

Kennett Square, Pa.
Sun. 12/9; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Brunch With Santa at Victory Brewing Company [We’ll be celebrating the season with our family and yours, including an amazing a la carte brunch menu and the opportunity to have your picture taken with our Santa.  $PAYG]

Lancaster, Pa.
Thu. 12/6; 6 p.m. — Beer & Cookie Pairing at Friendly Greek Bottle Shop [Today we are thankful to have the greatest cookie baker on the planet as one of our good friends. She provides the cookies, we provide the beer.   $PAYG]
Sat. 12/8; 4 p.m. — Santa Stumble With New Belgium Brewing Co. at Federal Taphouse [On tap we will be featuring New Belgium's Juicy Haze IPA, Brut IPA, Fat Tire, Fat Tire White, Imperial Frambozen, and Hemperor.  $PAYG]

Lewisberry, Pa.
Sat. 12/8; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. — Roundtop + Tröegs present Ullr Fest at Roundtop Mountain Resort [Our third annual ULLR Fest, our annual bonfire event featuring great food, Tröegs seasonals, music from Riff Mountain, and more. New this year: zip line through the night on our new Dual Zips.   $PAYG]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 12/6; 5 p.m. — Allagash Resurgam at Pinocchio's [Half price drafts and $4.99 apps.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/7; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Celebrate the holiday season with some great beer and Christmas cheer. Don't forget to wear your best ugly sweater.  $PAYG]

Merchantville, NJ
Thu. 12/6; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Firestone Walker Tap Takeover at Blue Monkey Tavern [We will be pouring 12 (and maybe even more) of Firestone Walker's best beers from big barrel aged and boozy beers to refreshing wild ales there will be something from Firestone Walker for each one of you.  $PAYG]

Milton, Del.
Thu. 12/6; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. — Vintage & Vinyl: The Immortal Grapes Of Wrath at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery [What we're pouring 12/6 …'10 Wrath of Pecant; '12 Immort Ale; '13 Noble Rot; and '14 Red & White.  $PAYG]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Sat. 12/8; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. — Intro To Brewing Class at Keystone Homebrew Supply [We will go over all of the equipment necessary to get started homebrewing, and how they all function. Sanitation, ingredients, brewing, and bottling will all be covered with a live demonstration of each.  $30]

Newark, Del.
Fri. 12/7; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for our annual Ugly Sweater Party with the release of Winter Warmer. Also, every 2 cans or dry goods donated to the Food Bank of Delaware will earn you a raffle ticket and chance to win all kinds of great prizes.  $PAYG]

Parkesburg, Pa.
Sun. 12/9; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Brunch With Santa at Victory Brewing Company [We’ll be celebrating the season with our family and yours, including an amazing brunch buffet and the opportunity to have your picture taken with our Santa.  $Free-$28]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 12/6; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Mad Elf Night with Tröegs at Interstate Drafthouse [For this event, we'll be tapping 2016 and 2017 versions of this high octane delight. Also on tap that night will be Tröegs Dream Weaver and Nitro Chocolate Stout, so we'll be able to create the delicious blends "Mad Dreams" and "Chocolate Elf".  $PAYG]
Thu. 12/6; 5 p.m. — Tired Hands/Half Acre Tap Takeover at Memphis Taproom [Details TBA.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/7; 5 p.m. — Lawson's Finest at Bainbridge Street Barrel House [Featuring beers from Lawson's Finest Liquids.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/7; 3 p.m. — Featured Sampling at Bell Beverage [Sampling of beers from Dogfish Head.  $Free]
Fri. 12/7; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — First Friday Art Show w/ Founders at Bottle Bar East [Featured Artists: Jake Rhoda; John Corry; Chris Dowling. Featured Beer: Founders CBS and more.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/7; All day — 15th Anniversary Party at Good Dog Bar [We’ll have amazing beers, booze, food, and raffle prizes for you to win with 10% of the proceeds and 100% of the raffle goes to Monster Milers who do great things for dogs.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/8; 2 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Brewing Program, Level One at Philly Beer School [This program includes brewing with specialty grains, extracts, and hops. Topics covered in class include Intro to Brewing, Fermentation 101 and Principles of Beer Styles. This two-day program is the homebrewer’s bible: everything you need to know to brew beer at home from start to finish, including trade secrets to fermentation.  $150-$200]
Sat. 12/8; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. — Second Street Sessions: Holiday Crawl at 7+ stops along North 2nd Street [The inspiration for Second Street Sessions comes from the famous New Orleans Frenchman Street. The idea of music in the air wherever you walk. Second Street Sessions is a monthly event that brings you music, drink specials, arts & crafts and street performers.  $PAYG]
Mon. 12/10; 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 Conshohocken.  $Free]
Tue. 12/11; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. — Christmas Movie Quizzo & Ugly Sweater Competition at Roy-Pitz Barrel House [Test your Holiday movie knowledge at Roy-Pitz and show off your ugliest sweater. Tom from Press Play DJ will be your Quizzo Master and we’ll be screening holiday movies beginning at 4 p.m. Happy Hour.  $PAYG]
Tue. 12/11; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Beers from Narragansett featuring Autocrat.  $PAYG]
Tue. 12/11; 7 p.m. — Annual Holiday Beer Dinner at Monk's Café [Six courses paired with seven beers — Mikkeller Hoppy Lovin’ Christmas, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Dupont Avec Les Bon Vieux, Mikkeller Red White Christmas, Corsendonk Christmas Ale, Struise t’sjeeses Reserva, and Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper.  $75]
Wed. 12/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Mad Elf Night at Hop Angel Brauhaus [It's OK to get a little Mad around the holidays... as long as it's Mad Elf.  $PAYG]
Wed. 12/12; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — You Buy The Glass at The Abbaye [Keepsake glass from Tröegs, raffle prizes, and giveaways.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 12/7; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — Cookies With Santa Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us for cookies with Santa Claus, and the release of Om Nom Nom, otherwise known as oatmeal cookie in a glass, as we celebrate Phoenixville's Christmas Parade.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/8; All day — Phoenix Rising Beer Release at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Join us as we celebrate the Firebird Festival with the release of Phoenix Rising, a sour cherry Belgian Ale. We’ll also be featuring a Firebird Flight with Phoenix Rising, Russian Imperial Stout, Scrooge IPA, and Cranberry Santa’s Little Helper.  $PAYG]

Reading, Pa.
Sat. 12/8; 1 p.m.-4 p.m. — Buy Local, Drink Local. A Celebration of Berks County Breweries at The Loft at 505 [A select group of brewers from Berks and surrounding counties will be pouring some amazing ales, lagers and other craft brews. Dundore and Heister will have some of their amazingly delicious hot sandwiches for sale. Live bluegrass music by The Mountain Folk Trio. Proceeds benefit the Reading Science Center.  $30]

Sellersville, Pa.
Fri. 12/7; 5 p.m. — Beer Tasting: Holiday Brews at Washington House [‘Tis the season of warming, hearty brews. Our holiday beer tasting is always a customer favorite.  $PAYG]

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 12/6; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Dogfish Head Night at Paradise by the Slice [Join us for six of Delaware's finest beers on tap from Dogfish. Look for old favorites along with limited beers.  $PAYG]

West Lawn, Pa.
Thu. 12/6; 5 p.m. — Neshaminy Creek Tap Invasion at The Tavern on Penn [Featured brews include Ecomis DIPA, Maximum Mocha Porter, Tribute Tripel, Keep it on the DL Session IPA, and The Shape of Hops to Come DIPA. Brewery Staff will be present with giveaways.  $PAYG]

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