Thursday, December 13, 2018

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: December 13 - December 19

In the last two weeks until Christmas, I know exactly what you need — Beer! Here's how...

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.

Bristol, Pa.
Sat. 12/15; 12 p.m. — Kili Bottle Release at Broken Goblet Brewery [Join us for bottle 5 in our 15 year quest to solidify our nerdom (and try to stay open for 15 years) - we present KILI, a Black IPA, hopped with Idaho 7, Wakatu, & Apollo, and generously dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic.  $PAYG]

Croydon, Pa.
Sun. 12/16; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Holiday Taproom Brunch at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company and our Jenkintown location, The Borough Brewhouse, are coming together for a Holiday Taproom Brunch in Croydon that is sure to make you very merry, and very full.  $25-$30]

Downingtown, Pa.
Sat. 12/15; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. — Beers With Santa at Bottle Room [Come out and have a beer with Santa! Feel free to bring the kids so they can tell Santa what they want for Christmas this year. Sarascript Designs and Kottmeyer's Reclaimed Carpentry, LLC will be on hand selling custom locally made Christmas ornaments and Dan Wilson of Watchfuleye will be taking fun photos of you and Santa.  $PAYG]

Doylestown, Pa.
Wed. 12/19; 4 p.m. — Christmas Party with Sly Fox & Jameson at Penn Taproom [Special tapping of the Sly Fox/Jameson Collaboration, Jameson Barrel-Aged Imperial IPA, part of the Jameson Caskmates program.  $PAYG]

Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Sat. 12/15; All day — A Festivus For The Rest Of Us at Naked Brewing Company [Featuring all your favorite Festivus staples - we've got the Feats of Strength! And don't forget everyone's favorite, The Airing of Grievances! Come and observe our Festivus pole in all her glory.  $PAYG]

Kennett Square, Pa.
Thu. 12/13; All day — The Russians Are Coming at Two Stones Pub [Our taps are being taken over by loads of tasty imperial stouts from Two Roads Brewing Company, The Brooklyn Brewery, & 2SP Brewing Company.  $PAYG]

Lancaster, Pa.
Sat. 12/15; All day — Beer Geek Christmas at Hunger N Thirst [We will be rolling out some rare kegs to celebrate the holiday season with everyone and will be pouring these treats all day long.  $PAYG]

Lititz, Pa.
Mon. 12/17; 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Firestone Walker Beer Dinner In The Ballroom at Bulls Head Public House [This special event includes four courses and four perfectly paired beers from the California-based brewery.  $39]

Media, Pa.
Thu. 12/13; 6 p.m. — Oskar Blues/Cigar City at Pinocchio's [Beers from Oskar Blues and Cigar City.  $PAYG]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 12/13; 4 p.m.-7 p.m. — December Can Release at Evil Genius Brewing Company [Run By Fruiting (6.5%) Tropical Fruit NEIPA and Complete The Process (9%) Double IPA.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/14; 3 p.m. — Featured Sampling at Bell Beverage [Sampling of beers from Tröegs.  $Free]
Fri. 12/14; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — Christmas Extravaganza to Benefit Cradles to Crayons at Kite & Key [Santa is back and ready to get his final bender going before he takes to the sleigh. Taps will be lined with holiday cheer and of course Santa will be here. This event is not for the kids! Bring a donation and receive $1 off drafts.  $PAYG]
Fri. 12/14 & Sat. 12/15; 5 p.m.-9 p.m. & 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Crime & Punishmas at Crime & Punishment Brewing Company [We will be hosting a Holiday Bazaar where we will be featuring for sale the arts and crafts of 30 local artists and makers. There will be music and beer and on Saturday in addition to the Bazaar, we will be hosting our annual fundraiser benefitting Give & Go Athletics and The Village of Arts and Humanities.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/15; 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. — Excelling At Your Craft Brewing Symposium at University of the Sciences [The symposium will consist of a series of presentations, panel discussion, and a happy hour where guests will have an opportunity to mingle with the panelists and to sample their beer. The University and the Pink Boots Society have brought together a group of women brewers and industry leaders who excel at their positions to share their experiences with you—Carol Stoudt; Julie Foster; and Jen Adams.  $20]
Sat. 12/15; 5 p.m.-11 p.m. — West of Broad Holiday Pub Crawl at Six Stops at some of South Philly's Finest [Throw on your silly holiday hat and join your neighbors for the 6th Annual West of Broad Holiday Pub Crawl.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/15; 6:45 p.m.-8 p.m. — The Chairman Dances / Brewery ARS Anniversary at Brewery ARS [The Chairman Dances performs at this event celebrating another year of the existence of the great Brewery ARS in South Philly.  $PAYG]
Sun. 12/16; 7 p.m.-11 p.m. — A Very Metal Holiday Event wtih Copper & Kings Brandy, 2SP, and Yards at Butcher Bar [Drink specials, food specials, metal, and ugly sweaters.  $PAYG]
Mon. 12/17; 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 Ommegang.  $Free]
Tue. 12/18; 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Beer and Bonsai at Love City Brewing Company [n this fun and educational workshop, attendees will plant and create their own bonsai display to enjoy for years to come. Workshop fee will include: a healthy juniper, landscape with decorative rocks, one six inch ceramic pot as well as a beer flight from Love City.  $53]
Tue. 12/18; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Trivia on Tap with Stateside & Yards Brewing Co. at Pizzeria Vetri-Chancellor Street [Come meet the brewers from Yards Brewing Co. and enjoy their beers plus special cocktails from Stateside Vodka.  $PAYG]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Fri. 12/14; All day — 23rd Anniversary Party and Hop Project No. 009 Release at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Holt 45 will be busting out the tunes from 8-11pm, we're dropping fresh cans of Hop Project No. 009: Double IPA, Chef Jim Trainer is whipping up some awesome food specials, and we'll have some special kegs on tap for your sipping pleasure.  $PAYG]
Sat. 12/15; 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Puppy. Yoga. Beer. at Stable 12 Brewing Company [Brewery Yoga with Samm and Liz, Stable 12 Brewing Company and To Love A Canine Rescue, Inc have teamed up to put together another rescue puppy yoga class. TLC will stay in brew house having a Meet & Greet and Giveback so you can socialize with the rescue pups, drop of donations and maybe even find your furever match.  $30]

Swarthmore, Pa.
Sat. 12/15; 5 p.m.-8 p.m. — A Holiday Evening With Allagash at 320 Market Café [The Belgian via Maine brewery will be in the house and taking over the taps. In addition to the always perfect Allagash White and Allagash Tripel, we will be tapping a very special reserve keg of their 2015 St. Klippenstien.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Thu. 12/13; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Tröegs Mad Elf Day with Nick Johnson at Teresa's Next Door [The lineup will include Naked Elf, Mad Elf, and Wild Elf. We’ll also have some one offs and classics from Tröegs pouring as well.  $PAYG]
Wed. 12/19; 5 p.m. — A Vintage Beer Lineup at Teresa's Next Door [We’re going to pick six different kegs that have been sitting in our cellar for at least two years and throw them on tap. Some of the selections include 2015 Abbey Saint Bon Chien, 2015 Dogfish Head 120 Minute, 2016 Russian River Supplication and 2015 Rodenbach Vintage.  $PAYG]

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 12/13; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Holiday Beer Night at Paradise by the Slice [Join us for six holiday beers on tap including beers from Tröegs, Fat Heads, Southern Tier, and more. From Stouts to Spiced Ales, there will something for everyone. Free glasses with sampler and other giveaways during the night.  $PAYG]

Westmont, NJ
Thu. 12/13; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — Elf Fell Off The Shelf at Keg & Kitchen [We'll have Christmas movies and music to add to the fun. Christmas beers include Sly Fox Christmas, Bells Christmas Ale, and Fegley’s Rude Elf with other Christmas cocktails and creations to be featured.  $PAYG]

Wilmington, Del.
Sat. 12/15; 12 p.m.-4 p.m. — The Dark Side Party Multi-Tap at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant [Our annual Star Wars themed beer event with a new spin! Featuring both dark side and light side beers for a total of 16 beers on tap... choose wisely. Costumes are encouraged.  $PAYG]

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