Thursday, January 10, 2019

Weekly Beer Event Calendar Update: Philadelphia & beyond: January 10 - January 16

Looking good, tasting good thus far in the new year.

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.
Sat. 1/12; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. — Winter Beer Festival at Ardmore Music Hall [50+ craft brew tastings, live music, and bites.  $15-$45]

Burlington, NJ
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Spellbound Brewery Beer Dinner at Brickwall Tavern [A four-course beer dinner with pairings from our friends at Spellbound Brewery including: Brut IPA; Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale; Cherry Belgian Tripel; South Jersey Double IPA; and Palo Santo Porter (special cask).  $60]

Cape May, NJ
Fri. 1/11; 12 p.m.-8 p.m. — Draft and Can Release: Snag & Drop at Cape May Brewing Company [Dank and resinous, Snag & Drop is a lupulin-laden beast, a 10% Triple IPA.  $PAYG]
Fri. 1/11; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner Series: Slack Tide Brewing at Slack Tide Brewing Company [Join us in the Sunset Lounge of the Cape May terminal for a fun, relaxing night of dining and drinking featuring a selection of local Cape May County craft beers from Slack Tide Brewing Company, paired with an incredible full course menu from Chef George Galati.  $66]

Croydon, Pa.
Fri. 1/11; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Pint Night: Long Trail Brewing at Dog and Bull [A food and beer package featuring beers from Long Trail.  $20]
Fri. 1/11; 7 p.m. — Charity Movie Night: The Fifth Element at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company [Proceeds to benefit the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.  $PAYG]

Downingtown, Pa.
Wed. 1/16; 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Tröegs Nugget Nectar 3 Ways at Bottle Room [Tröegs is once again releasing their juicy, delectable Nugget Nectar! We'll be serving it up 3 ways: on draft, on nitro, and in a firkin! Come by and chat with the rep and pick up some cool Tröegs swag.  $PAYG]

Ewing Township, NJ
Sat. 1/12; 7 p.m.-10 p.m. — 2019 Cask Fest at River Horse Brewing Company [We're tapping over 20 specialty casks, some traditional favorites, but also many new creations that we've never tried before.  $20]

Exton, Pa.
Fri. 1/11; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Friday Night Sampling at Exton Beverage Company [Tasting samples from Evil Twin Brewing.  $Free]

Hatboro, Pa.
Sat. 1/12; 12 p.m. — K-9 Fundraiser at Crooked Eye Brewery [In honor of our newest canine member, “Louie” (Badge #59), Crooked Eye will be releasing “K9 #59” in support of our program. All proceeds from this craft brew sold on this date will be donated to the canine program.  $PAYG]

King of Prussia, Pa.
Fri. 1/11; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Beer Dinner with Conshohocken at Mistral [A five-course meal paired with Conshohocken Brewing's Cistra(sy) Unfiltered IPA, Winter Madness Belgian Style Amber, MC5 Unfiltered IPA, Puddler's Row, and Mr. Robusto Robust Winter Porter.  $55]

Leola, Pa.
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-8 p.m. — Evil Genius, New Brew, New You at Funck's [Join Us in teaming with Evil Genius Brewery to try some new beers for the new year. We will be having the new and exciting mixed with your favorites.  $PAYG]

Montgomeryville, Pa.
Sat. 1/12; 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]

Perkasie, Pa.
Wed. 1/16; 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. — Barrel-aged Beer Pairing at Free Will Brewing Company [Join us for a relaxed evening in the Free Will Sour Cellar as we take some of your favorite barrel-aged selections and pair them with delectable offerings prepared by Tim and Brad with Tre' Locally Sourced.  $65]

Philadelphia, Pa.
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-9 p.m. — Tröegs First Squeeze at Standard Tap [We will be doing the first tapping of Nugget Nectar three ways — Draft, Nitro, and Firkin. Local Philly artist @hhablak will be in the building signing prints along with @sam_heimer from 2018 and @hkrall from 2017. We will also be pouring Sunshine Pils and Blizzard of Hops.  $PAYG]
Thu. 1/10; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — An Evening With Bell's Brewery at Interstate Drafthouse [We will be working in the weeks to come on finalizing a great tap lineup that showcases a variety of the fantastic beers these craft beer legends continue to produce.  $PAYG]
Fri. 1/11; 10 p.m. — Drink, Drink, Drain Your Glass: A David Bowie Tribute Night at Memphis Taproom [Join us for a night of celebrating the life, music, and art of David Bowie on the 3rd anniversary of his passing on January 10, 2016.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/12; 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Hair Of The Dog Brewing at Brü Craft & Wurst [We've been around for about six years, and this marks the first time that we've been able to obtain draft from this talented outfit. To celebrate, we'll be tapping eight different beers, and selling each at a discount - with flights.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/12; 1 p.m.-6 p.m. — Winterfest Live at Xfinity Live [Listen to live bands all day with unlimited samplings of 150+ great beers from 75+ breweries. Plus, Gluten Free Beer and hard cider options will be available. Hang with us for a day filled with live DJs, amazing bands, super-fun contests in Victory Beer Hall, outdoor fire pits, games, activities, prizes, and giveaways.   $45-$60]
Sat. 1/12; 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. By the end of the second day of class, you will be bottling your own hand-crafted beer. And leaving with all the knowledge you need to start brewing at home.  $150-$200]
Sun. 1/13; 2 p.m.-10 p.m. — Barrel House Sour Sunday at Roy-Pitz Barrel House [We’ll crack the vault on our Nice Dreams bottle archive and have discounted all sour flights. Head Brewer Chris Collier will be on hand to give tours of our sour barrel program and will be pulling nails on in progress barrels to give you the full experience of the rare wood aged beers.  $PAYG]
Tue. 1/15; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping with Terrapin Brewing at Lucky's Last Chance (Manayunk) [Featuring Salted Caramel Imperial Moo-Hoo.  $PAYG]
Tue. 1/15; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Tuesday Tapping with Terrapin Brewing at Lucky's Last Chance (Queen Village) [Featuring Salted Caramel Imperial Moo-Hoo.  $PAYG]
Wed. 1/16; 7:30 p.m. — Game of Thrones Beer Tasting at Bainbridge Street Barrel House [Come to get “Inside the Barrel”: quench your Game of Thrones thirst on the four full goblet pours of the Ommegang Game of Thrones beer series. These unique beers will be discussed in a class on how they are made and what’s behind the flavor profiles; class led by rep extraordinaire, Chris Dolhancryk.  $30]

Phoenixville, Pa.
Wednesdays Jan. 9 through Mar. 17; All day — Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings and your stamped ID card will earn you 10 additional raffle tickets and a limited edition Boot Camp t-shirt when it becomes available. On St. Patrick's Day a lucky Sly Fox patron will win a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Pottstown, Pa.
Thursdays Jan. 10 through Mar. 17; All day — Boot Camp at Sly Fox Brewing Company [Complete 8 Boot Camp evenings and your stamped ID card will earn you 10 additional raffle tickets and a limited edition Boot Camp t-shirt when it becomes available. On St. Patrick's Day a lucky Sly Fox patron will win a trip to Ireland.  $PAYG]

Wayne, Pa.
Tue. 1/15; 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Connecticut Valley Brewing Mini-Tap Takeover at Teresa's Next Door [We’ll be pouring five different beers including Trailblazer NE Double IPA, Stargazer NE IPA, Coffee stout Obsession, Currant Fascination Sour, and Double Wasp Dopplebock.  $PAYG]

Wernersville, Pa.
Thu. 1/10; 4 p.m.-9 p.m. — Tröegs Nugget Nectar 2019 Kickoff at Paradise by the Slice [We will be tapping regular Nugget Nectar, Nitro Nugget, and more incredible Tröegs beers. Free glass with sampler and more.  $PAYG]

West Chester, Pa.
Thu. 1/10; 4 p.m.-6 p.m. — Beer Tasting at Goshen Beverage [Tasting samples of beers from New Belgium.  $Free]
Thu. 1/10; 6 p.m.-11 p.m. — Triple Can Release at Levante Brewing Company [Tropical Whip Pineapple Sundae IPA, Death by Tickle Triple IPA, and Bogart Blondie imperial pastry stout. No wristbands, no limit on cans.  $PAYG]
Sat. 1/12; 7 p.m.-9 p.m. — Craft Beer Series: Maine Brewing at Dilworthtown Inn [A special selection of the fine craft beers from Maine Brewing to celebrate the begining of 2019, including Zoe, Another One, Lunch, Mean Uncle Tom, , and Post Ride Snack.  $82]

West Reading, Pa.
Thu. 1/10; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. — Brothers Kershner Tap Takeover at Barley Mow Craft Beer House [Come Join us and our friends at Brothers Kershner Brewing and we can enjoy a pint (or four) together.  $PAYG]

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