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Events for March 2008

Philly Craft Beer Festival March 01, 2008 - Philadelphia Cruise Terminal, 5100 S. Broad St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
They're promising 50 breweries and over 120 beers for this second annual event. Two sessions--Noon-4pm, 6-10pm--$40 per person. Information on the website and go here to purchase tickets.
Philly Beer Geek 2008 Competition Preliminary Round @ Phoenixville March 03, 2008 - Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery, Pikeland Village Square, Phoenixville Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK PRE-EVENT. Sly Fox Phoenixville will host a preliminary "Quizzo" round to select a contestant for the Philly Beer Geek Finals at Johnny Brenda's on Thursday, March 13. Go here for an explanation. 7-10pm.
Unibroue Beer Dinner @ Spinnerstown March 05, 2008 - Spinnerstown Hotel, 2195 Spinnerstown Rd., Spinnerstown Go to this URL
A Unibroue Beer Dinner with brewery rep Rick Suarez on hand to talk about his beers. $55. 6:30pm. Reservations: 215.536.7242
Joe Sixpack’s Favorite Philly Beers March 07, 2008 - The Marketplace at East Falls, Phila. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Join Joe Sixpack Beer Reporter of the Philadelphia Daily News for the official kick-off of Philly Beer Week, featuring a one-of-a-kind beer sampling with specially selected kegs from 22 local breweries and brewpubs. The beer will be served with gourmet food from the vendors at Philadelphia's newest fresh foods marketplace. Be on hand for a special keg-tapping to kick off Philly Beer Week. And, get your autographed copy of Joe Sixpack's Philly Beer Guide: A Reporter's Notes on the Best Beer-Drinking City in America. 7-10pm $60. Call 215.228.0969 for tickets and more information.
Meet The Brewer: Brian O'Reilly of Sly Fox @ Standard Tap (Standard Ale debut) March 07, 2008 - Standard Tap. 901 N 2nd St., Phila Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Brewmaster Brian O'Reilly will be on hand to discuss his beers. The evening will also be marked by the release of Standard Ale, a special one-time cask-conditioned beer brewed by Standard Tap partner William Reed and O'Reilly. 6pm. 215-238-0630 for more information.
Bieres De Garde @ Caribou Cafe March 07, 2008 - March 16, 2008 - Caribou Cafe, 1126 Walnut St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Caribou Cafe French Bistro will feature their 50+ European beers and a $55.00 French dinner paired with French beers will be offered every day during Philly Beer Week. For more details, 215.625.9535
Friday Night Sampling: Allagash March 07, 2008 - The Beer Yard
Oh my gash, it's Allagosh? No, wait a minute. Oh my gosh, it's Allagash, Yeah, that's the ticket. We will pour lots of beers from one of very favorite breweries. 5-7pm. It's what we do when we do that thing that we do.
Beer & Cheese: A Victorious Combo March 07, 2008 - Tria Fermentation School • Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut Street , Phila
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Join Victory Brewing Company's Bill Covaleski and Tria's own Michael McCaulley to taste Victory's masterful brews paired with artisanal cheeses and explore one of the world's great, but undiscovered, culinary marriages. 7:30pm $50 215.972.7076 for information and tickets.
Special Beer Dessert Menu at Nineteen (XIX) Cafe March 07, 2008 - March 16, 2008 - Nineteen (XIX) café, 19th floor of The Park Hyatt at The Bellevue at Broad and Walnut Sts., Phila. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Executive Pastry Chef Dan Pino will offer a special menu that incorporates his favorite brews into sweet creations all week. Chef Pino’s beer desserts will include: Sticky Toffee Pudding with Malted Weyerbacher “Old Heathen” Stout Ice Cream, Coffee Mascarpone Cream and Brooklyn Brown Braised Pineapple; Milk Chocolate Mousse with Red Hook Ale Sorbet, Spiced Mango Cream and Apricot Marmalade; Macerated Raspberries with Sly Fox “O’Reilly Stout” foam, Sesame Powder and Shaved Dark Chocolate; and a selection of beer ice creams and sorbets. The desserts will be $9 each.For more information about beer desserts or to make a reservation, please call 215.790.1919.
Beer & Comfort Food Dinner March 08, 2008 - General Lafayette Brewery & Inn, 646 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA Go to this URL
Chef Phil Falcone & Brewmaster Chris Leonard are offering a six-course feast: Tempura (Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Cocktail Sauce) with Pacific Pale Ale, Grilled Cheese (Grilled Caramelized Onion Focaccia, Melted Taleggio Cheese, Roasted Tomato Soup) with Lafayette’s Escape; Sliders (Grilled Mini Turkey Burgers, Brioche, Barbecue Chips) with Sunset Red Ale; Fish & Chips (Fried Cod Cakes, Waffle Fries, Tartar Sauce, Malt Vinegar) with Abbey Blonde Ale; Paella (Grilled Lamb Sausage, Beef Tenderloin, Chorizo, Saffron Rice, Cilantro Pesto) with Red Velvet and Beer-A-Misu (Layers of sweet Marscapone, Porter-laced Sponge Cake, Coffee, Cocoa) with Chocolate Thunder Porter. 6pm. $59.95 plus Tax & Gratuity. For reservations: 610.941.0600
Drink Your Wheaties! Wheat Beer Brunch March 08, 2008 - Grey Lodge Pub, 6235 Frankford Ave. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Start your Saturday right with Lew Bryson's Wheat Beer Brunch at the Grey Lodge Pub in Northeast Philly. Enjoy the Breakfast of Champions, wheat beer, in all its glorious styles with a beer breakfast honed by years of Groundhog Day experience. Ther will be all sorts of wheat beers, including Victory Moonglow, Yards Pynk and Troegs Dreamweaver on tap plus varieties of bottles, and various types of pancakes. Grey Lodge chefs will be making syrup from a Victory Moonglow reduction. Beer authors Lew Bryson, Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell and Duane Swierczynski will be selling and signing copies of their books. 11AM -2 pm. A la carte.
Porter & Stout -- A Bright Dark Line March 08, 2008 - Tria Fermentation School • Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut Street , Phila Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. What’s the difference between Porter and Stout? Noted beer writer Lew Bryson will answer this common question and more as we drink through the history of these dark beauties and explore their surprisingly diverse spectrum of flavors. 6:30pm $45. Tickets will be available on Tria's website on Tuesday, February 12.
Atlantic City Beer Fest: Celebration of the Suds March 08, 2008 - March 09, 2008 - Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Miss America Way, Atlantic City Go to this URL
"76 brands and over 300 beers" are promised. Three sessions-- Saturday, March 8: Noon -4:30pm & 6pm - 10:30pm; Sunday, March 9: 1pm - 5:30pm. $35 per session . At the door, $45 per session. Group discounts available.
Belgian Beer Basics Class with Tom Peters March 09, 2008 - Monk's Cafe, 16 & Spruce Sts., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Tom will talk about Belgian Beer Culture, how to pour a proper beer, and how to really enjoy a great Belgian beer. This will be a tutored tasting of 5 totally different beer styles. Perfect for a novice, but enough information to please a beer geek. This will be held in the back room, so there will only be room for 25 guests. Tickets go on sale Feb 4th. 3pm $25 Call 215.545.7005.
Urthel Dinner w/ Hildegard & Bas van Ostaden March 09, 2008 - Monk's Cafe, 16 & Spruce Sts., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. From the Monk';s website: "Hildegard is a highly regarded female brewer. She moved her brewing operation from Belgium to the Netherlands last year and their already great beers improved. The entire Urthel lineup of beer is very quaffable. Hildegard is a charming woman and her husband Bas is one of the most entertaining people I know. This will be a great dinner. This will sell out quickly, so don't delay in purchasing your tickets. They go on sale Jan 14th." 6pm $60
Colorado Beer Brunch March 09, 2008 - Jose Pistolas, 236 S. 15 St., Phila. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Buffet-style brunch featuring Colorado-based craft brews hosted by longtime Philly beer experts Eddie Friedland and Jim Meiers sponsored by Origlio and Bella Vista Beverage. 215.545.4101 for more information.
The Brewer's Plate 2008 March 09, 2008 - Indepence Visitor's Centrer, 6 & Market, Phila. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. There will be two sessions of this beer-and-food pairing event in this, its fourth year. This one moves to the Independence Visitors Center in Olde City; a second one in September will return to the Reading Terminal Market. 21 Top restaurants, 21 great breweries. Tickets now on sale at the website (use link above).
Lost Abbey Brunch @ Drafting Room(s) March 09, 2008 - The Drafting Rooms, 635 North Pottstown Pike, Exton; 900 Bethlehem Pike, Spring House Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Join us for a Lost Abbey Sunday Brunch Buffet while we pour Red Barn, Avant Garde, Lost and Found, Devotion, Judgment Day. While drinking fine beer our buffet will be enhanced with Belgium menu items like: Mussels in a lager beer broth, waffles served with a cherry lambic syrup, Belgian cheese fondue, roasted garlic steak frittes with garlic chive aioli carved maple porter glazed pork loin, and Stout spiked chocolate cake.

For information and reservations: 215-646-6116 (Spring House), 610-363-0521(Exton)

Pennsylvania Breweries & Game Dinner with Lew Bryson [UPDATED] March 09, 2008 - Grey Lodge Pub, 6235 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Lew Bryson brings upstate favorite beers from his successful "Pennsylvania Breweries" guidebook to Northeast Philly's Grey Lodge Pub for a game dinner. Taste four beers from some of the smallest and newest breweries in Pennsylvania, along with Buffalo Burgers, at "one of the top 50 bars in the U.S.," according to Esquire magazine. 5pm. PAY AS YOU GO. Call 215.825.5357 for details.
Drink Your Wheaties! Wheat Beer Brunch March 09, 2008 - Grey Lodge Pub, 6235 Frankford Ave. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Start your Saturday right with Lew Bryson's Wheat Beer Brunch at the Grey Lodge Pub in Northeast Philly. Enjoy the Breakfast of Champions, wheat beer, in all its glorious styles with a beer breakfast honed by years of Groundhog Day experience. Ther will be all sorts of wheat beers, including Victory Moonglow, Yards Pynk and Troegs Dreamweaver on tap plus varieties of bottles, and various types of pancakes. Grey Lodge chefs will be making syrup from a Victory Moonglow reduction. Beer authors Lew Bryson, Don "Joe Sixpack" Russell and Duane Swierczynski will be selling and signing copies of their books. 11AM -2 pm. A la carte.
Yards Beer Dinner @ Alison at Blue Bell March 10, 2008 - Alison at Blue Bell, 721 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Alison at Blue Bell will team up with Yards Brewing Company for a special Philly Beer Week dinner. A four-course dinner paired with wine with brewmaster from Yards Brewing Company, will be on hand to discuss the pairings. $65 per person plus tax gratuity. 6:30pm. Reservations: 215.641.2660.
Go Yeast, Young Man March 10, 2008 - Tria Fermentation School • Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut Street , Phila Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Legendary craft brewer Larry Bell of Michigan's Bell's Brewery explores that important beer ingredient that we can’t see, but can often taste in ales—yeast. Any chance to see Larry Bell speak should not be missed—plus the beers are awesome. Tickets will be available on Tria's website on Tuesday, February 12.. 6:30pm $45.
Extreme Homebrew Challenge March 10, 2008 - Jose Pistolas, 236 S. 15 St., Phila. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Meet & greet with Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione, Home Sweet Homebrew’s George Hummel and award-winning local homebrewers. Sam will pour extreme beers from the DFH stable of wacky beers. Signed copies of his "Extreme Brewing" book will be available. Some edgy homebrews will pour and you’ll have a chance to pick up brewing tips from some of the area’s most knowledgeable homebrewers. 7pm $45. 215.545.4101 or 215-.569.9469 for tickets and information.
Double Bock Bonanza w/ Joe Sixpack March 10, 2008 - Dawson St. Pub, 100 Dawson St., Manaynk
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Explore varieties of this classic fulll-flavored lager, from traditional German breweries and American craft beer makers. Time not set, pay as you go. 215.482.5677 for information.
The Beers of Munich March 10, 2008 - Race St. Cafe, 208 Race St., Phila.
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Spaten Optimator and Franziskaner paired with traditional German festive food delights. 7-9pm. 215.627.6181 for information.
Global Brewers Beer Dinner tasting menu March 10, 2008 - Teresa's Next Door, 124 N. Wayne Ave.. Wayne Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. For more information: 610.293.0119
Whisky Tasting w/ John Hansell March 10, 2008 - Monk's Cafe, 16 & Spruce Sts., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. John Hansell, world renowned whisky expert & publisher of the Malt Advocate, will lead a tutored tasting of very special and rare whiskies from demolished distilleries. Most of them were shuttered in the early 1980s. Some are "experimental" whiskies from that same era. This may be the only opportunity you will ever have to taste these whiskies, as they will become increasingly rare in the future. Only 24 seats available for this event. 6pm $65
Meet The Brewer: Caset Hughes of Flying Fish @ Standard Tap March 10, 2008 - Standard Tap. 901 N 2nd St., Phila Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Brewmaster Casey Hughes will be on hand to discuss his beers. 6pm. 215-238-0630 for more information.
Ultimate Beer Trivia March 10, 2008 - Triumph Brewing Co, 117-121 Chestnut St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. In Pursuit of Ale, Philadelphia’s women’s beer club, will co-host a quiz of quaffs to separate the guzzlers from the geeks. Join Triumph Brewing Company’s brewers Jay Misson and Patrick Jones, and Philly’s favorite quiz master, Johnny Goodtimes, as they test your beer brains to win cash prizes. Entry fee is $5 and will go toward two cash prizes and gift certificates to Triumph. And, of course, there will be beer specials. Please reserve your seat at 215-625-0855, or sales@triumphbrew.com. RSVP by Friday, March 7.
Beer Quizzo March 10, 2008 - The Khyber, 56 S. 2nd St., Phila. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Teams pit their brains and livers against one another on all things beer. The night will feature four beers on special from Philadelphia Brewing Company, who will also be providing prizes and good times for winners, losers and boozers. 8pm. No admission charge. 215.238.5888 for information.
That's Not Belgian! March 10, 2008 - ChicK's Cafe, 614 S. 7th St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Chick's Cafe has built a beer list different from any in this beer-happy city, and a central feature of it is a core of French, Italian, and Spanish beers, from breweries that are quite Belgianesque in their disregard for traditional brewing...but are not exactly Belgian, either. Lew Bryson will be on hand to pair an array of these non-Belgian beers with food from their respective homelands for a beer dinner that should be like few Philly or anywhere else has ever seen. 6:30 PM, Price TBD. 215.625.3700 for more information.
Free Brewery Tour and Tasting at Dock Street Brewery March 10, 2008 - Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50 St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. 7 & 8 pm. No charge Call 215.726.2337.
Philadelphia Beer Week Meet The Brewer Night March 11, 2008 - Philadelphia & Environs Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. A city-wide, really region-wide night of "Meet & Greets". Bars throughout the area will be hosting brewers from around the world. This will be your opportunity to meet local brewers, US brewers, Belgian brewers, German brewers, English brewers, etc. There will be buses running a loop to specified drop-off points in Center City, Old City, South Philly, Northern Liberties, etc. You can purchase an unlimited 'on & off' bus ticket or just hang in one neighborhood. Each bar/restaurant will feature beer from their guest brewer. Cash bar at each venue. 6-10pm. More details as they become available. Or not.
Jack Ehmann at Triumph Brewing Company March 11, 2008 - Triumph Brewing Co, 117-121 Chestnut St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Brewing Legend Jack Ehmann will discuss his experiences as Brewmaster at Schmidts Brewing in the early 60's 7pm. No charge.
The Belgian Café and 25 years of Chimay March 11, 2008 - Belgian Cafe, 21 & Green, Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. This is a stop on the Philly Beer Week's "Meet & Greet" tour. celebrating Chimay's 25 years in the U/S. Free Chimay glasses are available for the first 200 guests. 6-10pm. Cash bar. 215.235.3500 for information.
Paring Traditions: Celebrating English Food & Ales @ Whip Tavern March 11, 2008 - Whip Tavern, 1383 N. Chatham Road, West Marlborough Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Beer writer Jack Curtin will be pairing a menu of traditional English foods by Executive Chef Jason Ziglar with some of the United Kingdom’s finest ales and will be on hand to guide diners through the pairing.

Welcoming beer: Fuller’s London Pride;
House cured Atlantic Salmon served on a small potato rosti with dill cream & Wedge of traditional Pork Pie served with Branston pickle, served with Sam Smith Organic Lager;
Rocket Salad with warm local organic goat’s cheese and a toasted walnut dressing, served with Newcastle Brown Ale;
Hand-dipped Cod with brined chips and mushy peas, served with Fuller's ESB;
Roasted Breast of Pheasant served with a grilled Sausage of Pheasant and Cognac and bread sauce, served with Orkney Skull Splitter & Fraoch Heather Ale;
Locally raised Organic Grass-fed Beef with shallot and sage gravy and Yorkshire Pudding, served with St. Peter's Porter & Welsh ESB;
Sticky Toffee Pudding, served with Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Ale & Kelpie Seaweed Ale
Fine English Cheeses served with Fuller’s 2006 Vintage Ale & a beer selected by Talula's Table.
$65, 6:30 Welcome Beer, 7:00 Seating. Call 610.383.0600 or check the Whip Tavern website for reservations or more information.

A-PLUS!! PHILLY BEER WEEK!!! March 11, 2008 - March 16, 2008 - All Over! Go to this URL
This is PHILLY BEER WEEK and, despite our best efforts, it was impossible for us to list everything--well over 100 events--on the Beer Yard Calendar.

Never fear, though, we've got you covered:

This is the Complete Philly Beer Week calendar which you can browse through day by day.

And here's the official PBW Suburbs calendar for those not inclined to travel into the city.

See you there. Or maybe here. Or there. Somewhere...

Tasty Tuesday Belgian Pairing Menu March 11, 2008 - Teresa's Next Door, 124 N. Wayne Ave.. Wayne Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Enjoy a specially prepared menu with dishes paired with special beers. For more information: 610.293.0119
Meet The Brewer @ Dock Street Brewery March 11, 2008 - Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50 St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. 6-10pm. 215.726.2337 for information.
Victorious Beer Dinner March 12, 2008 - Four Seasons Hotel, 130 N 18th St, Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Bill Covaleski, Brewmaster for Victory Brewing Company, will be at the Four Seasons to discuss his beers, which our Executive Chef, Martin Hamann has paired perfectly with his four-course dinner. Limited to 30 people in the Swann Cafe. 6:30. $65 SOLD OUT
The Local Brewers Self guided tour of Center City March 12, 2008 - Philadelphia & Environs Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Seven local breweries at seven of Center City's best bars: Flying Fish, Nodding Head, Iron Hill, Sly Fox, Dock Street and Troegs-pay as you go. Visit Jose Pistolas, Mcglinchey's,Good Dog, Nodding Head, Fergie's Pub, Ludwig's and Mcgillin's, each featuring a special keg from a brewery. The tour culminates upstairs at Mcgillin's with each brewery's keg represented.
World's Most Expensive Beers w/ Stephen Beaumont March 12, 2008 - Monk's Cafe, 16 & Spruce Sts., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Monk's has held many amazing beer dinners with this world traveling writer, but this may be the most outrageous idea that Beaumont has come up with thus far. Expect to be impressed with the sheer hedonism of this event. This is obviously pricey, but what the hell...just go for it! $95
Free Brewery Tour and Tasting at Dock Street Brewery March 12, 2008 - Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50 St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. 7 & 8 pm. No charge Call 215.726.2337.
Triumph Brewing Company Pilsner Gala with Lew Bryson March 13, 2008 - Triumph Brewing Co, 117-121 Chestnut St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Beer writer Lew Bryson and head brewer Jay Misson host a Pilsner Gala at Triumph Old City. Experience the striking beauty and surprising variety pilsners possess, tasting pilsners from Triumph, Stoudt's, Sly Fox, and more, with a menu of authentic "schmankerl," German beerhall snacks. 215.625.0855 for more information.
The Avery Experience w/ Adam Avery March 13, 2008 - Monk's Cafe, 16 & Spruce Sts., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Brewer extrodinaire Adam Avery struts his Colorado stuff in Philly. Five flights of three beers. Or was that three flights of five beers? He'll start out gently, then get a little more aggressive and finish up with some of the big ones. Be cautious and get a hotel room for after this event. Held in the Back Bar, so only 25 tickets will be sold. they go on sale Monday, January 14. 5:30PM $35
Meet The Brewer: Geert Lindeman March 13, 2008 - Teresa's Next Door, 124 N. Wayne Ave.. Wayne Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Geert Lindeman, head brewer and family member of Brouwerij Lindemans will be here to meet and answer questions about the mysteries of lambic brewing! For more Information: 610.293.0119
History Lecture and Conversation w/ Beer Historian Rich Wagner March 13, 2008 - Dock Street Brewery, 701 S. 50 St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Learn about the history of craft brewing in Philadelphia. With a brewing history dating back some 350 years, it's not surprising that Philadelphia's craft brewing industry goes back to the days before that term was coined. With the introduction of Dock Street in 1985 homebrewers and beer lovers waited impatiently for the city's first on premise brewery to open. Today, the trend continues, and the rest is, as they say, history. Rich Wagner has chronicled the agony and ecstasy of Philadelphia's craft breweries over the past quarter century and offers some insights of what's to come. 6pm Admission is free. Call 215-726-2337 for more information.
Extreme Beers with Tony Forder of Ale Street News March 13, 2008 - Tavern 17, 220 S. 17 St. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Ticket holders can taste the six featured brews of the evening while learning more about them from the renowned Tony Forder, editor of the Ale Street News – the most widely circulated beer newspaper in the country. Each beer will be uniquely paired with a menu item created by the culinary team at Tavern 17. 6-7:30PM, $30
Great Local Beer Reception and Dinner: Celebrate Six Award Winning Local Breweries March 13, 2008 - White Dog Cafe, 3420 Sansom St., University City Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. This past October, six local breweries won medals at the Great American Beer Festival. Come celebrate the winning brews of Iron Hill, Stoudts, Tröegs, Sly Fox, Victory and McKenzie Brewhouse paired with local seasonal cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Andy Brown. An hour-long beer and hors d’oeuvres reception with the brewers, upstairs in Judy’s house, will be followed by a 5-course dinner, served with award winning beers. 6pm $95. 215.396.9224 for information & reservations.
Philly Beer Geek Competition March 13, 2008 - Johnny Brenda's, 1210 N. Frankford Ave., Phila. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. A celebrity panel will select the winner of the Philly Beer Geek 2008 competition. The legendary Roiling Boil Blues Band from California, headed by Celebrator Beer News publisher Tom Dalldorf will perform. Judging 7-10pm, music 10:15 - ? $5 cover at the door or advance tickets available at Johnny Brenda's.
He Said Beer, She Said Wine Book Launch March 13, 2008 - XIX, 200 South Broad St. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Nineteen restaurant (XIX) at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue will host the book launch event for “He Said Beer, She Said Wine,” with authors Marnie Old, wine educator and consultant and Sam Calagione, owner of Dogfish Head Craft Brews. XIX chef Marc Plessis and pastry chef Dan Pino will create the delectable five-course menu. The evening promises to be a fun competition between wine and beer where the audience gets to vote on which one they think pairs better with each course. At the end of the evening, the winning beverage will be announced. Autographed books will also be available for sale for $25. Reservations are required. 6 p.m. reception in the bar; 6:30 p.m. event in the main dining room $95
Brewers Happy Hour @ Nodding Head March 14, 2008 - Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant, 1516 Sansom St. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Adam Avery (Avery Brewing), Bill Covaleski (Victory), Tom Kehoe (Yards), and Nodding Head's own Gordon Grubb offer up some special brews for a Friday Happy Hour extravaganza. Stop by and chat with these phenomenal brewers, as well as some other special guests, as they swap stories about who is crazier, Sam or Adam. Who knows, you could end up in Sam's next book. 4:30 - 6:3-0. Pay as you go.
Cank 'n' Cans Night w/Southampton & Sly Fox March 14, 2008 - Good Dog, 224 S. 15 St. Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. The dynamic brotherly duo, Spencer and Ryan Neibur will be on the scene pushing a firkin of Sullivan’s red ale, named for the Publick house’s owner. Sly Fox will join them with a firkin of their own red, Seamus Ale. Other specialties, including Sly Fox Oatmeal Stout and Southampton Double White will be poured. Sly Fox cans will be featured at one-half price!
Victory Sampling @ The Wooden Iron March 14, 2008 - The Wooden Iron, 118 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne Go to this URL
A special Victory Sampling to celebrate the fact that the Wooden Iron has switched five taps over to carry Victory beers exclusively. $3 drafts and you get to keep the pint. Plus other prizes. 6-8pm. Call 610.964.7888 for more information.
Meet The Brewer: BoBo From Chimay March 14, 2008 - Teresa's Next Door, 124 N. Wayne Ave.. Wayne Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Meet BoBo of Chimay from 6:30-9:00pm Special Trappist Menu served all day paired with the Red, White and Blue! For more Information: 610.293.0119
Meet the Brewer: Luc “Bobo” Van Mechelen of Chimay March 14, 2008 - The Beer Yard Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Come meet Luc “Bobo” Van Mechelen, regional sales manager for Chimay at the Beer Yard. Sample Chimay and talk to Bobo about the monks and their work. Production of Trappist beers is a fascinating story, and who better to tell it than the man who has worked with Chimay for over 25 years. 4-6pm
Iron Hill Beer and Cheese pairing @ DiBruno’s March 14, 2008 - Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, the East Coast’s fastest growing brewery/restaurant group with seven locations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, will host a beer and cheese pairing event at DiBruno’s. Chris LaPierre, Head Brewer of Iron Hill’s West Chester location, will select six handcrafted beers, including his Cannibal, Saison and Quadruppel, to perfectly match with DiBruno’s cheeses. LaPierre and a DiBruno cheese specialist will lead the informative tasting. To make a reservation, please call DiBruno’s at 215.665.1659.
A Tribute to Michael Jackson March 14, 2008 - University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St., PhilA Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Tributes, dinner buffet and craft beers inspired by Michael Jackson held in the Harrison Auditorium, Chinese Rotunda & Upper Egyptian Gallery. Benefiting the National Parkinson Foundation and the Parkinson Council of Philadelphia. Tickets from $95 per guest; $85 for Museum members. 7pm
19th Annual Tutored Tasting: Michael Jackson: The Man and His Legacy March 15, 2008 - University of Pennsylvania Museum, 3260 South St., PhilA Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. A panel of four experts, led by Don Russell (Joe Sixpack), will taste a selection of beers brewed especially for this tribute weekend, reminisce about Michael Jackson’s life and times, and reflect on his influence in the Philadelphia craft beer world. Each session will begin with a tutored tasting hosted by therpanel, followed by the two hour open tasting of dozens more beers in the Chinese Rotunda. Three sessions: 1:00, 3:30, and 6:00 p.m. Held in the Museum's Chinese Rotunda and Upper Egyptian Gallery, Benefiting the Penn Museum’s research programs. $45 per guest; $40 for Museum members
5-Mile Run In Pursuit of Hoppiness [NEW DATE] March 15, 2008 - Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Meet Bryan Kolesar of The Brew Lounge and Suzanne Woods of “In Pursuit of Ale” at the Art Museum at 11am for a 5-mile run through the city concluding with beer and food at Dock Street Brewery. The run will pass noteworthy beer landmarks. This IS NOT A RACE. Think of it as a FUN RUN to celebrate Philly Beer Week and burn off the calories!
T.U.D.* - The Last Huzzah! March 16, 2008 - Fergie's Pub., 1214 Sansom St. Go to this URL
THE FINAL, LAST, ULTIMATE, DID YOU SURVIVE PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Fergie puts his special stamp on ten days of spectacular beer events with a karaoke party with local and transient brewers and the ladies of In Pursuit of Ale. Plus special guest bartenders from the brewing profession serving $3 imperial pints of craft brews on tap. Say Goodbye to all the beer madness with that *T.U.D.--Totally Unnecessary Drink.
Stone Brewing Brunch March 16, 2008 - Teresa's Next Door, 124 N. Wayne Ave.. Wayne Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Featuring local rep Scott Sheridan and many rare kegs such as Double Bastard ’06, Imperial Stout ’06, 11th Anniversary Black IPA and more to come from the cellars of Stone Brewing! 11am-3pm.
Dim Sum & Pennsylvania Beers @ Fork March 16, 2008 - Fork Retaurant, 306 Market Street, Olde City Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Join Fork in welcoming nationally-noted beer writer Lew Bryson for a special brunch featuring a breakfast variety of local beers from his book Pennsylvania Breweries. You'll enjoy pairing those beers with Fork's interpretation of dim sum, the Asian small plates traditionally served with tea. The menu will include items like potstickers, braised ribs, clams in black bean sauce, etc. , Noon to 2:00 PM, $35 excluding tax and gratuity; beers extra. 215.625.9425 for more information and reservations.
Michael Jackson - Highlights from 10 years of Dinners @ Monk's March 16, 2008 - Monk's Cafe, 16 & Spruce Sts., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Our dinner will feature six of favorite pairings from the past 10 years of dinners with Michael. Monk's will donate 10% of the proceeds to the National Parkinson's Foundation to honor Michael's lifetime of contributions to the world of beer. Michael was a good friend to the entire beer industry and is greatly missed. So come toast the life and time of the Bard of Beer. 6pm $85
Belgian Beer Sunday Brunch @ The Drafting Room(s) March 16, 2008 - The Drafting Rooms, 635 North Pottstown Pike, Exton; 900 Bethlehem Pike, Spring House Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Join us for a Belgian Beer Sunday Brunch Buffet while we pour Belgian beer from De Proef (Flemish Primitive), Blaugies (La Moneuse), Duysters (Loterbol Bruin), De Graal (Hector Tripel). While drinking fine beer our buffet will be enhanced with Belgium menu items like: Mussels in a lager beer broth, waffles served with a cherry lambic syrup, Belgian cheese fondue, roasted garlic steak frittes with garlic chive aioli, carved maple porter glazed pork loin, and stout-spiked chocolate cake.

For information and reservations: 215-646-6116 (Spring House), 610-363-0521(Exton)

Drie Fonteinen Tasting with Armand Debelder March 16, 2008 - Monk's Cafe, 16 & Spruce Sts., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Armand makes some of Belgium's most interesting lambics. Fonteinen brewery & restaurant is located in the village of Beersel, just outside Brussels. Their food is excellent and their beers are even better. Monk's will be serving Armand's Gueuze, Kriek, Schaersbeek Kriek, Homage (frambozen), and a straight lambic. A small snack will be served. Tickets go on sale February 1st. Price TBD. 2pm
Real Ale Festival @ Triumph March 16, 2008 - Triumph Brewing Co, 117-121 Chestnut St., Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. This is event is joint venture between Triumph Brewing Company and Yards Brewing Company. Roughly 20 different firkins from 20 different breweries. $50, limited to about 300 people. There will be special food for the event, but that menu isn't set yet. 1-4pm.
Ladies's Beer Tea & The Belgian Cafe March 16, 2008 - Belgian Cafe, 21 & Green, Philadelphia Go to this URL
A PHILLY BEER WEEK EVENT. Put on your hat and gloves and join Nancy Rigberg of Home Sweet Home Brew for a beer enhanced version of high tea. There will unique beers, including a special surprise, paired with a twist on high tea with savories, tea sandwiches and dessert complementing the beers. The location is the sunny dining room of The Belgian Cafe at 21st & Green in Fairmount, conveniently located near the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 3PM, $25. Tickets are available either through Home Sweet Homebrew (215.569.9469) or The Belgian Cafe (215.235.3500). Hats Optional!
Friday Night Sampling: River Horse March 21, 2008 - The Beer Yard
This week we will debut River Horse Double White Ale, a new beer in the New Jersey brewery's Brewers Reserve line. 5-7pm as usual, and Mark will be especially reserved to honor the occasion.
Third Friday Firkin @ Sly Fox: Standard Ale March 21, 2008 - Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery, Phoenixville Go to this URL
A special post-Philly Beer Week treat will be on the handpump for Sly Fox's March Third Friday: Standard Ale, the cask-conditioned brew created especially for PBW by brewmaster Brian O'Reilly and Standard Tap co-founder William Reed. This beer is pouring exclusively at Standard Tap and Johnny Brenda's and makes its suburban and Sly Fox debut tonight. Noon until....
Spring Oktoberfest March 22, 2008 - Cannstatter, 9130 Academy Road, Phila.
Time again for an evening of Lederhosen-Laughter- Libations at the 83rd Annual GTV Almrausch Spring Oktoberfest. A shoe-slapping night of Music, Dancing, Comedy and Camaraderie . . . The Almrausch welcomes > visiting schuhplattler clubs from PA-DE-NJ . . . Tables of ten available but you'll never be sitting at them with the celebrated Kapelle Fellas band keeping you dancing until midnight . . . Doors open at 7:00; Music and Dancing from 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM. Arriving EARLY is STRONGLY advised . $10.00 in advance / $12.00 at the door . . . Bar and Kitchen open. Have a beer, have a bratwurst, have a ball! Men wearing lederhosen, women wearing dirndls, everyone wearing smiles. For reservations: 610.321.1244 or email Festtix@gtvalmrausch.org
Philadelphia Brewing Company: Now and Then March 22, 2008 - Philadelphia Brewing Co., 2423-39 Amber St., Phila Go to this URL
A PowerPoint Presentation by Rich Wagner at the Philadelphia Brewing Company. Admittance is free. 2pm. Call 215.427.2739 for more information.
Split Thy Skull 2008 March 22, 2008 - Sugar Mom's Church Street Lounge, 225 Church Street, Philadelphia Go to this URL
The beers: Arcadia Cereal Killer Barleywine, Breckenridge 471 IPA, Flying Fish Applejack Eis-Grand Cru, Founders Devil Dancer Strong Ale, Iron Hill Quadfather Quadrupel, Porterhouse Old Buck Old Ale, Sly Fox Ichor Quadrupel, Stone Old Guardian Barleywine; Stoudt's Old Abominable Barleywine; Thomas Hooker Old Marley Barleywine & Victory Old Horizontal Barleywine. 1pm Call: 215-925-8219
Friday Night Sampling: Peak Organic March 28, 2008 - The Beer Yard
Tasty organic brews from Maine will be here for your sipping and discussing. We know Mark has some interesting thoughts to share so be sure to ask. 5-7pm as always.
Annual Weyerbacher Open House March 29, 2008 - Weyerbacker Brewing Co., 905 Line St. Easton, PA Go to this URL
Dan and the gang set up 8 to 10 kegs of brew around the brewery for sampling and offer free snacks in an open house setting with all of the brewers available to answer your questions. They often bring out a few select brews from our special stash as well. Noon-3pm. No admission charge.