Events for March 2011
- Meet the Brewer (Unibroue) @ Spinnerstown March 02, 2011 - Spinnerstown Hotel, 2195 Spinnerstown Rd., Spinnerstown
- A Beer Dinner with Jay Jones of Unibroue featuring Blanche De Chambly, Ephemere Apple, Maudite and Terrible. All paired with a sumptuous dinner prepared by the chef. . 7pm start - $55 per person.
- Karenval Weekend @ Brauhaus Schmitz March 03, 2011 - March 06, 2011 - Brauhaus Schmitz 718 South St. Philadelphia, PA
- An all weekend for our 2nd Annual Karneval Party traditional Kölsch food and beer specials. The festivities will kick off Thursday evening from 7-11.Ypui can fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win the grand prize: a Single draft Kegerator, complete with a Kranz, plenty of Kölsch glasses, a tap handle and most importantly your very own Keg of Gaffel Kölsch!! Feel free to wear costumes for this fun event. If you are not familiar with this great holiday check out this site. 267.909.8814
- Friday Night Sampling: Southampton March 04, 2011 - The Beer Yard
- 5-7 pm. Our favorite Long Island brewery will be featured as we pour Southampton Double White, Biere de Mars, IPA & Imperial Porter. Mark went to Long Island once but they sent him back.
- Philly Craft Beer Festival (Spring Edition) March 05, 2011 - Philadelphia Navy Yard
- Session I: 12:30-4:00, Session II: 6:00- 9:30. Tickets on Sale Now: $46. Back for the 5th year in a row, this event is expected to sell out in advance. More details to come.
- Fat Tuesday Beer Dinner @ Victory March 08, 2011 - Victory Brewing Co. 420 Acorn Ave., Downingtown
- Six courses and special musical guests, The Victory Jazz Quintet. $50. 6-8pm. 610-873-0881 or online for tickets.
- Fat Tuesday Brewmaster's Dinner @ Iron Hill Media March 08, 2011 - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 30 E. State St., Media
- Head brewer Bob Barrar and chef Dave Anderson will host four courses of seasonal fare paired with four of Iron Hill’s delicious beers. for $65 per person, including tax and gratuity. Space is limited to 35 guests, so reservations are strongly recommended. 7pm.
- Troegs Night @ FWOT March 09, 2011 - Fingers, Wings & Other Things, 107 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken
- A Special Night with Nick Johnson from Troegs Brewing Co. On tap: Mad Elf, Nugget Nectar, Scratch 42 and more. 7:30-10pm. Pay As You Go.
- Founder's Night @ Station Tap Room March 09, 2011 - Station Tap Room, 207 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown
- The first beer event at Station Tap Room will feature the beers of Founder's Brewery. Starts at 5:30pm with these beers on tap: 2010 KBS, 2010 Nemesis, Devil Dancer, Harvest Ale & Double Trouble. Pay As You Go and keep the pint glass when you're done. More information: 484.593.0560.
- Brewery Ommegang Dinner @ JG Domestic March 10, 2011 - JG Domestic, 2929 Arch St. @ Cira Center, Philadelphia
- Superstar Chef Jose Garces and Ommegang master brewer Phil Leinhart join forces. Guests will enjoy four courses of the restaurant’s ingredient-driven artisanal American fare, paired with the acclaimed brewery’s most popular and delicious beers. Both Chef Garces and Leinhart will be on hand to discuss the food and beer pairings and field guests’ questions. 7pm. $75 plus tax & gratuity. Reservations required: 215.222.2663
- Friday Night Sampling: Stone March 11, 2011 - The Beer Yard
- In anticipation of the weekend long Stone Brunch event at Teresa's, we will be pouring Stone Pale Ale, IPA, Levitation Ale, Ruination IPA and, who knows, maybe a surprise or two. 5-7pm as usual and we're hoping to get Mark to do a few of his famous magic tricks; you haven't lived until you've seen him make a beer disappear.
- Victory: 15 Beers for 15 Years at Hop Angel Brauhaus UPDATED March 11, 2011 - Hop Angel Brauhaus, 7980 Oxford Ave., Philadelphia
- Victory folks will be on the hand with contests and prizes for the victorious AND--This Just IN!-- two beers that Victory brewed to send out to the Craft Brewers Conference, a Saison and a Tripel, will also be pouring. Both were just kegged and are as fresh as can be. Check the web link for more details.
6-10pm. 215.437.1939 or online. Pay As You Go.
- 4th Annual Stone Brunch @ Teresa's March 12, 2011 - Teresa's Next Door, 124 N. Wayne Ave.. Wayne
- Another year of having big beers for breakfast. This year it is on a Saturday, not a Sunday, but TND will be serving brunch items all weekend long don't worry. Enjoy Old Guardian, Imperial Stout, Vertical Epic 10-10-10 and Lucky Bastard.
- The Karma Factor Grand Finale @ Yards March 12, 2011 - Yards Brewery, 901 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia
- The winning teams from the Hulmeville Inn (Feb. 5) and City Tap House (Feb. 12) in a showdown final tasting of their Yard's clones, The beer will be released at Philly Beer Week’s Opening Tap Ceremony (this is a big deal) and a few days later at City Tap House and Hulmeville Inn. Grand Prize Winning Team gets to create a collaborative beer with Yards Brewing Company, take home a half keg of said beer, 2 passes to Philly Beer Week Opening Tap, 2 tickets to a Phillies game with Tom Kehoe and some other awesome but random prizes donated by homebrew stores and stuff.
- A Celebration of Hops @ Drafting Room Exton March 12, 2011 - Drafting Room, 635 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton
- On tap: Nebraska Hop God, Russian River Pliny the Elder,
Russian River Pliny the Younger (see "Note" below), Sierra Nevada Hoptimum, Dogfish Head Burton Baton, Troegs Nugget Nectar, Bell's HopSlam, Sly Fox Odyssey Imperial IPA, Dock Street Hop Angel, Founders Devil Dancer, Green Flash Imperial IPA
Flying Fish Exit #9 & Bear Republic Racer 5 Cask Conditioned.
Featured drafts will be offered in 5oz, 10oz & 14oz pours
Sorry, no growlers during event. Taps open at Noon. Pay As You Go.
NOTE: Tickets for Pliny the Younger will be sold in advance. 1 ticket per person. Tickets are for pliny the younger only. Tickets will begin Wednesday March 9th @ 6:00pm .
- Bitter Rivalry @ Iron Hill North Wales March 12, 2011 - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, North Wales
- Iron HIll vs. the world...okay, vs. the other local brewers...in a bitter beer face-off. Iron Hill:
English Pale Ale (IHB Newark), Gerardus Maximus (IHB West Chester), English IPA (IHB Media), Hopfection IPA (IHB Wilmington), Ramrod (IHB North Wales), Hoppopotamus (IHB Phoenixville), Swagger (IHB Lancaster),Black IPA (IHB Maple Shade)
75 Minute IPA On Cask (Dogfish Head). IPA (Yards), California Dreamin' (Manayunk Brewing Co.),Flower Power (Ithaca Brewing Co.), Prussia's Pride (Rock Bottom KOP), Summit IPA (Stewart's). Rt. 113 (Sly Fox), HopFish (Flying Fish/
1-5pm. Pay As You Go.
- Variations on Rudy: Second Saturday @ Nodding Head March 12, 2011 - Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant, 1516 Sansom St ., Philadelphia
- Nodding Head has started a program of offering "something interesting and fun geared toward beer geeks the Second Saturday of every month from 3-6pm. This time around it is "Variations on Rudy," featuring feature a couple vintages of Rudy's Kung Fu Grip, PLUS Kung Fu Phunk, Oaked Rudy, Iced Rudy, and perhaps...Rudette! Get there early...all beers are in limited supply. Pay As You Go.
- Phoenixville Pub Crawl March 12, 2011 - Bridge St., Phoenixville, PA
- Noon - 6pm, Pay As You Go. Each of the bars on Bridge Street will feature beers from one or more breweries:
Bistro on Bridge: Heavy Seas Black Cannon –Black IPA and Below Decks –Barley Wine; and XS Imperial YSB, Chatoe Dirtoir Black Lager, Double Dead Guy and Captain Sig’s Ale;
Molly Maguires: Sierra Nevada and Guinness;
PJ Ryans: Fosters;
Franco Restorante: assorted Victory beers;
Iron Hill: assorted Iron Hill beers;
Pickering Creek Inn: Dogfish Head 60 and 90 Minute ( and maybe 75 Minute), Southern Tier Oak Aged Unearthly and Phin and Matts; North Coast Old Rasputin and Thelonias Monk; Assorted Ballast Point and Founders;
Columbia Hotel: Yards, Stoudts and Flying Fish.
- 3rd Annual Stout Brunch @ Johnny Brenda's March 12, 2011 - Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., Philadelphia
- Starts at 11am; Brunch served from 11-3:30. Stouts on tap all day and evening. Chef Don will have the awesome Full Irish Breakfast on the menu in addition to our regular brunch menu, plus a smorgasbord, and an array of delicious oysters!
On tap: Brew Works Insidious Stout, Manayunk Iron Curtain, Dogfish Chicory Stout, Dock Street Satellite Stout
Flying Fish Exit 13- Belgian Chocolate Stout, PBC Shackamaximum Stout, Sly Fox Oatmeal Stout, Twin Lakes Tweed Tavern Stout , River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout, Weyerbacher Heresy--plus more to be announced. Tasting flights will be available. Pa As You Go.
- The Brewer's Plate March 13, 2011 - University of Penna Museum, Philadelphia
- This will be the 7th annual edition of this always-sold-out event which pairs local breweries and restaurants in a celebration of the region's cuisine.See website for details and to purchase tickets. 215.386.5211
- Stone Brewing Night @ Local 44 March 15, 2011 - Local 44, 44 & Spruce, W. Philadelphia
- A chance to hang out the Escondido, CA way: a spectacular line up of Stone Brewing beers including Levitation, Stone IPA, Ruination, Sublimely Self Righteous, Stone Pale Ale, Smoked Porter, Vertical Epic 09.09.09, 13th Anniversary, Double Bastard, Belgo Barleywine, Saison Du Buff and Highway 78 (a super rare collaboration between Stone, Pizza Port and Green Flash Brewing.) Stone rep bearing Stone swag no doubt on hand for all sorts of Stone chit chat. Starts at 6pm. Pay As You Go.
- Friday Night Sampling: Sierra Nevada March 18, 2011 - The Beer Yard
- We will be pouring the classic Pale Ale, Glissade Bock and Big Foot Barleywine 5-7pm. Think of it as an opportunity to recover from St. Patrick's Day.
- Global Brewers Guild @ TJ's March 19, 2011 - TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery, 35 Paoli Plaza, Paoli
- Join Bob Gera of Global Brewers Guild for some of the best from his portfolio. Pay As You Go. The beers: 21st Amendment IPA & Monks Blood; Allagash Four, Grand Cru, Big Little Beer, Curieux, Tripel, White & Odyssey; Arcadia Shipwreck Porter & Cocoa Loco;
Aspall Dry English Cider; Bellegems Bruin; Elysian Immortal IPA & Dragons Tooth Stout; Great Divide Titan,
Hercules, Belgica & Yeti; Smuttynose IPA, Robust Porter, Big A IPA, Shoals Pale Ale & Old Brown Dog.
Pay As You Go. 4-10pm.
- Philadelphia Real Ale Invitational @ Yards March 20, 2011 - Yards Brewery, 901 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia
- More than 20 of the nation’s finest cask ale producers will be offering guests a variety of unique flavors. Cask ale — unfiltered and unpasteurized beer that is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure — has a deeply rooted tradition in the Philadelphia beer scene and it’s only natural that the brewery that resurrected this style of beer hosts its flagship event.
Food will be provided, the Jazz Horses will be returning to supply the music (with an additional band coming) and all attendees will receive a commemorative mug. Additionally, the entire brewery space will be open to guests, allowing them to explore Philadelphia’s most sustainable brewery from the recently completed Tasting Room to the bottling line.
The event has sold out every year since its inception, and tickets can be difficult to obtain on the day of the event. VIP tickets are very limited and allow attendees to arrive an hour early for a private tour of the brewery with brew master and founder Tom Kehoe at noon, an hour before the festival begins. . VIPs will also be able to sample something special from Yards Brewing Company and other breweries.
$65 VIP; $50 Advance; $60 Day Of (if available). All ticket holders receive commemorative glassware.
1-5pm. Tickets online.
- Friday Night Sampling: Southampton March 25, 2011 - The Beer Yard
- Southampton Bier de Mars, Imperial Porter, IPA and Double White will be featured from 5-7pm.
- Beer 101 @ Tria March 25, 2011 - Tria Fermentation School • Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut St, Phila
- Philadelphia is one of the greatest beer drinking cities in the world – but all those tempting taps can cause confusion for the uninitiated. In this introductory class, Tria founder and beer aficionado Jon Myerow brings beer down to earth with a tasting and discussion that will enhance your enjoyment and confidence in any beer situation. All you need is a thirst for knowledge – and beer. 6:30-8pm. $50.
- Cask Beer Fest @ Allentown Brew Works March 26, 2011 - Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, PA
- Allentown Brew Works will host its second Cask Beer Festival 3 to 6 p.m. March 26 in its High Gravity Lounge.
The event will feature beers from Weyerbacher, River Horse, Yards, Sly Fox, Stoudt's and Hammersmith Ales. Hammersmith is the brainchild of amateur brewer and history buff Christopher Bowen, who brewed Goundie's Old Monocacy Ale in the summer of 2009 for the exhibit "Roll Out the Barrel: Bethlehem Brews History." This year's festival will feature cask-conditioned versions of Fegley's ESB and oatmeal stout from Bethlehem Brew Works brewer Lewis Thomas. From Allentown Brew Works brewer Josh Bushey, festival-goers can enjoy Ludicrous, an ice-brewed and dry hopped version of Hop'Solutely, as well as two cask-conditioned versions of barrel-aged Insidious Imperial Stout. The second has additional vanilla added.
The event will also feature samples from Stonekeep Meadery, Pennsylvanias first and only meadery, Whiskey reps from Bushmills on hand sampling different tastes of their Irish whiskeys and several tastings from Jameson Irish Whiskey. Lehigh Valley Historian Frank Whelan do an historical presentation about Lehigh Valley beer barons.
Ticket purchases and more information online.
- St-Feuillien @ Tria March 30, 2011 - Tria Fermentation School • Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut St, Phila
Instructor: Dominique Friart, Owner of St-Feuillien
Wednesday, March 30 • 6:30-8:00 pm • $55
Poor Feuillien. The seventh-century monk who lent his name to the brewery has been all but forgotten, replaced in beer lover’s hearts by Brewery St-Feuillien, one of Wallonia’s (southern Belgium) most renowned and popular breweries. Indeed, St-Feuillien Blonde was recently named the “World’s Best Abbey/Trappist Blonde” at the World Beer Awards. Owner Dominique Friart, a fourth-generation brewer and one of the few women at the top of the Belgian beer scene, shares the brewery’s centuries-old brewing traditions and St-Feuillien's magnificent brews. 6:30-8pm $55.