Events for April 2008
- Meet The Brewer Series: The Great Tastes of Franzikaner and Spaten April 02, 2008 - Spinnerstown Hotel, 2195 Spinnerstown Rd., Spinnerstown
- Sample four tastings & a pint of your favorite. Enjoy fantastic hors d' oeuvres prepared by Chef Karl. Make your reservation now! Seats fill up quickly! $35 7-9pm
- Sly Fox & Di Bruno Cheese Pairing April 04, 2008 - Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
- Award-winning beers from Brewmaster, Brian O’Reilly, whose unique interpretations of classic Belgian and German styles have given Sly Fox a national reputation in the world of craft brewing. Brian has chosen Saison Vos, Incubus Tripel and Ichor Quadrupel, along with three other surprises, to taste along with Di Bruno Cheeses. 6-8pm $45
- Friday Night Sampling: Harpoon April 04, 2008 - The Beer Yard
- We will be featuring the beers from Harpoon Brewery, New England's largest craft brewery and one of the earliest to boot. In keeping with the name,. Mark will be telling whaling stories from his wild youth on the open seas. 5-7pm
- 4/4 Four-Quad Night April 04, 2008 - Sly Fox Brewery & Restaurant, Royerford
- Sly Fox Brewing is marking the Fourth Day of the Fourth Month with a Belgian-style Quadruple Night at its Royersford restaurant. From 5-9pm (Four Hours, of course) or until they're all gone, there will be Four Quads on tap for $4 a goblet: Sly Fox Ichor 2006, the debut of Sly Fox Ichor 2008 on draught, Southampton Publick House Abbot 12 and St. Bernardus Abt 12. Also available, a dinner of Four Small Courses paired with the Four Quads for...wait for it now...$44: Mixed Cheeses (Midnight Moon, 5 year aged Gouda & Smoky Blue); Belgian Endive with Crab; Belgian Endive Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette; Belgian Chicken Supremes. For more information: 610.948.8088
- Tria Fermentation School: Allegash Bringin' the Funk April 05, 2008 - Tria Fermentation School • Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut Street , Phila
- Join famed brewer Rob Tod, founder of Allagash Brewing Company in Maine, as he explores the wild world of sour beer. Rob will share his favorite sour ales from Belgium and beyond, discuss the innovative Allagash Interlude and reveal Allagash’s experimental Lambic-style beer project. Brews will be served with cheese and light snacks. 6:30 - 8pm. $55
- Union Barrel Works Beer Dinner April 08, 2008 - Union Barrel Works, 6 N. Reamstown Road, Reamstown
- Union Barrel Works is now offering a monthly beer dinner and the April one looks like it should have been scheduled for St. Patrick's Day. If all the food for the price doesn't get you, the beer names probably will.
The menu: Bangers and Mashed Potatoes paired with Dubbel U(nion), Irish Lamb Stew paired with Pale Ale, Strawberry Pilsner Sorbet paired with Pilsner, Shepherd’s Pie paired with Uncle Fester, Salmon with an Apple Scallion relish, with colcannon potatoes paired with Wobbly Bob, Rhubarb Crumble paired with Double Barrel and Chocolate Stout Cake paired with Round Boy Stout. 6:30pm $40.00 plus tax and gratuity. Reservation required. Call 717-335-7837
- Blast From The Past April 11, 2008 - Troegs Brewery, 800 Paxon St., Harrisburg
- Tröegs Brewery and the Dauphin County Historical Society will hold a special celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition. Nationally-known beer writer Lew Bryson will be on hand to discuss the Prohibition, tap the first keg, offer a ceremonial toast and sign copies of his Pennsylvania Breweries book. Scratch #11 in a firkin and on draft and the serving of the first-ever, Tröegs-approved cellared beer—Scratch #4 (barleywine) will be featured brews. Also HopBack & Pale Ale firkins; Pale Ale, DreamWeaver Wheat, HopBack, Rugged Trail, Troegenator, Scratch 4 and 11on draught. Plus a light fare catered menu and period music by the Hoppin John Orchestra. Tickets available online, $25 before April 8, $40 after than and at the door. The ticket fee covers food and entertainment, and supports the Dauphin County Historical Society. Beer will be sold by the pint. 7:30 - 11pm.
- Friday Night Sampling: Philadelphia Brewing Company April 11, 2008 - The Beer Yard
- PBC brewer John Rehm, who made his bones at the former John Harvard's location just a mile or so down Lancaster Avenue, will be on hand to pour Philadelphia's newest brewery's new beers, all four just released in bottles last week. Come sample Rowhouse Red, Walt Wit, Kenzinger and Newbold IPA and welcome John "home.: 5-7, as always. Mark said to tell you all that "everything old is new again."
- Taming of the Brew April 12, 2008 - Caldwell Consistitory, Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA
- An annual fundraiser where breweries from all over the East Coast pair up with local restaurants to provide an enjoyable night of brews and morsels. 570.784.8181 for more information.
- Hop Fest @ Drafting Room Springhouse April 12, 2008 - The Drafting Room, 900 North Bethlehem Pike, Spring House
- Featuring Green Flash West Coast IPA, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Drafting Room 13th Anniversary, Tröegs Nugget Nectar, Flying Bison Bird of Prey, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Bear Republic, Landmark Colonel Hop Red Ale, Russian River Pliny the Elder, Victory Harvest Pils, Avery the Maharaja Imperial IPA, Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel, Boulder Mojo Risin’ Imperial IPA, Dock Street Rye IPA, Founders Devil Dancer I³PA & Dogfish Head Aprihop on ddraught, plus Tröegs Nugget Nectar (Cask Conditioned). Bottle Special: De Ranke XX Bitter. AND a Special Draught Appearance by Great Lakes Brewing! Noon until they're all gone. No growlers. More information: 215.646.6116
- Victory Beer Dinner @ Teresa's Next Door April 14, 2008 - Teresa's Next Door, 124 N. Wayne Ave.. Wayne
- A Victory brewer will be on hand for a multi-course menu featuring pairings with rare Victory beers. Limited seating available, inquire at bar. 6:30pm For more information: 610.293.0119
- Tria Fermentation School: Abbey Road April 14, 2008 - Tria Fermentation School • Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut Street , Phila
- Get the inside scoop on Koningshoeven Brewery, the only Trappist brewery in the Netherlands. Gijs Swinkels, Thijs Thijssen and Lanny Hoff will explore the role of the monks at the brewery and the saga of the Trappist seal. Taste Koningshoeven Trappist Ales (known in Europe as La Trappe) and the Urthel "cult beers," which are made at the Abbey in collaboration with Belgium's brewing vixen Hildegard van Ostaden. 7-8:30pm $50
- Premier Beer Tasting with NEXUS and Philadelphia Brewing Company April 17, 2008 - NEXUS/foundation for today's art, 1400 N American St, Suite 102, Phila.
- NEXUS/Foundation for Today's Art and Philadelphia Brewing Co. will serve up a new exhibition and locally crafted ale The $10 admission fee includes Philadelphia Brewery sampling, hors d'oeuvres, and raffle tickets for three original art pieces produced specially for the event. Three NEXUS member artists have created their interpretation of Philadelphia Brewing Co.'s labels and these one-of-a-kind logos will be raffled off at the event. Proceeds from the evening support NEXUSselects spring education program and workshops. 6-9pm.
- Tria Fermentation School: American Made (Beer & Cheese) April 18, 2008 - Tria Fermentation School • Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut Street , Phila
- Beer geeks and cheese heads unite for six phenomenal pairings of American artisanal cheese and craft beer. Join Chris Munsey, cheese authority and educator at Murray’s Cheese in New York, to learn about the curd stars and malted barley wizards who are shifting the American palate. 6:30-8pm. $60
- Friday Night Sampling: Thomas Hooker April 18, 2008 - TheBeer Yard
- A goodly selection of beers from Thomas Hooker Ales & Lagers in Connecticut will be poured as we continue our New England series (Harpoon on April 4, Sam Adams next week): Blonde, Irish Red, American Pale and Hop Meadow IPA. Ask Mark about famous Hookers. 5-7pm
- Brewphoria April 19, 2008 - Canal Street Pub & Restaurant, 535 Canal Street, Reading
- Brewphoria is Reading's first and only beer festival celebrating beer, brewing and all who enjoy it - which is quite fitting for a city that has been home to so many small breweries for almost 250 years. Details and ticket information on website.
- Wooden Iron Philabundance Night w/ Matt Guyer April 22, 2008 - The Wooden Iron, 118 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne
- The Beer Yard's own Matt Guyer will be the guest bartender at the popular N. Wayne Avenue restaurant from 5:30 -9pm tonight and, for every Victory pint sold, $3 will go to Philabundance, the region's largest food bank and hunger relief organization. The donation will be made up of equal contributions from The Wooden Iron, Gretz Distributors and The Beer Yard. Victory sales rep Tracy Mulligan will be on hand as well.
- Troegs HopBack Amber Firkin @ Teresa's April 23, 2008 - Teresa's Next Door, 124 N. Wayne Ave.. Wayne
- A firkin of Troegs’ HopBack Amber Firkin will be tapped on the bar at 4pm. For more information: 610.293.0119
- 10th Annual Manayunk Brew Fest Extravaganza April 26, 2008 - Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 4120 Main St.
- 30 Breweries, 12-4pm, $30 in advance, $35 at door. No further information, Call 215.482.8220.
- Shadfest April 26, 2008 - April 27, 2008 - River Horse Brewing Co., 80 Lambert Lane, Lambertville. NJ
- The 27th annual Shad Festival highlights our region's arts community, the City of Lambertville, the Delaware River, and of course, the Shad! The Shad Festival has evolved from a local art show into a nationally recognized, award winning event. Shad Fest features the area's finest artists and crafters, great food and family entertainment, Food, live music and beer at the River Horse Brewery, Noon - 5pm both days.
- Distinguished Big Beer Fest April 27, 2008 - Appalachian Brewing Company, Harrisburg, PA
- This festival will feature a collaboration of big beers and cask ales from over 12 breweries along with several import specialties. Tickets are $40.00 and limited to the first 350 attendees. 2-5pm. Tickets now on sale. More details as available.