Events for January 2010
- Hair of the Dog (Literally) @ Tria January 01, 2010 - Tria, 123 S. 18th Street & Washington Square West, Philadelphia
- It is customary on New Year's Day to partake in "hair of the dog," or to treat your hangover with alcohol. The term comes from the ancient but ineffective method of treating a rabid dog bite by placing the dog's hair in the wound. Don't worry; Tria is not procuring a pack of wild dogs. Instead They're 're featuring special pricing on three beers from Portland's amazing Hair of the Dog Brewing Company.
Hair of the Dog started in 1993 and its beers often defy conventional style designations. The brewery has stayed small by choice and the beers are hard to find. Both cafes are featuring three of HOD beers - Fred ($5½), Adam ($5½) and Ruth ($4). Start the year right by meeting these wonderful brews - hopefully without a hangover.
- Local 44 One Year Anniversary Blast January 01, 2010 - Local 44, 4333 Spruce Sts., Philadelphia
- Party with the Mummers (or nurse your hangover in bed) and then stop by Local 44 on New Years Day starting at 4pm for an amazing line up of Anniversary and Holiday beers and FREE FOOD all night, starting at 5pm. Local 44 has been squirreling hard-to-find-beers away all year for this party. The line up includes special beer from Stone, Scaldis, Lost Abbey, Dogfish Head, Ommegang, Port Brewing, Russian River and many more. While you're there, sign the petition urged Brandon and Leigh too open three more pubs and have another baby in 2010. Let's not let them slow down now.
- Friday Night Sampling: Founders Double Trouble January 08, 2010 - The Beer Yard
- Mark was astonished when we told him there would be only one beer tonight. "I want our customers to have the very best," he cried."I love these people! One beer cannot be enough!" So we gave him a bottle and next morning he came in extra early and wrote on the blackboard: "Yes, this beer is that good." Join us for a great beer and a contrite Mark, 5-7pm.
- Origin & Evolution of Beer Free Lecture January 11, 2010 - National Mechanic, 22 S. Third St., Philadelphia
- Presented by Ernie Schuyler: Curator Emeritus of Botany at the Academy of Natural Science,. About ten thousand years ago, humans became farmers who cultivated a new kind of barley and brewed beer from it. Some think that the desire for beer was the driving force for cultivating grains and therefore the foundation of civilization. Natural selection favored consumers of beer for health reasons. It was safer to drink than contaminated water and it had nutritional value. Over eight millennia after the invention of beer, a major evolutionary change occurred when hops began to be used in brewing for its bitterness, flavor, aroma, and preservative properties. Eventually the role of yeast in fermentation became known and techniques were devised to control the quality of the final product. 6pm Free Admittance
- Meet the Brewer: Bell's Brewing January 13, 2010 - Spinnerstown Hotel, 2195 Spinnerstown Rd., Spinnerstown
- Enjoy four beers served with delicious food pairings prepared by Chef Karl. Hopslam Ale on Cask! Make your reservation now! Seats fill up quickly! 7pm, 215.536.7242 to reserve.
- Beer & Cheese: Victorious Winter Pairings @ Tria January 14, 2010 - Tria Fermentation School • Medical Arts Building, 1601 Walnut St, Phila
- Baby, it's cold outside! Warm up with Bill Covaleski, president and brewmaster of the fabulous Victory Brewing Company, and Fermentation School principal and cheese wiz Erin McLean. Join this dynamic duo for a beer and cheese pairing featuring soul-warming brews from Victory such as Baltic Thunder, V-Twelve, Old Horizontal barleywine and the brand new Yakima Twilight paired with a variety of crave-able cheeses. Uncover the power of pairing beer with cheese—it will melt even the coldest heart. 6:30 - 8pm. $50 CURRENTLY SOLD OUT, WAITING LIST AVAILABLE.
- Friday Night Sampling: Weyerbacher (now with Extra Dan!) January 15, 2010 - The Beer Yard
- It took some doing, a bribe here, a picked lock there, but we have finally freed lovable Dan Weirback from his serious duties inside his Easton brewery, even if it's only for the night. Lots of great Weyerbacher beer, including the just-released 2009 Fireside Ale. Mark will be at the door to make sure Dan's holders don't show up and spirit him away again. 5-7pm.
- British Invasion @ Iron Hill Phoenixville January 16, 2010 - Iron Hill Brewery # Restaurant, 130 E. Bridge St., Phoenixville
- Head brewer Tim Stumpf will host a special British Invasion event featuring eight of Iron Hill’s best English-style beers. Guests will enjoy select Iron Hill ales and lagers alongside a flavorful menu of Brit-inspired dishes by executive chef Jeremy Heckman on a Pay-As-You-Go basis until the beer runs out. Beer offerings will include: Nut Brown Ale, Cask-Conditioned Nut Brown Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Anvil Ale, Barleywine, English Strong Ale, ESB and Pig Iron Porter, Pints will range in price from $4.75 to $6.50. Noon-5pm
- Tasty Tuesday: Weyerbacher @ Teresa's January 19, 2010 - Teresa's Next Door, 124 N. Wayne Ave.. Wayne
- Head Brewer Chris Wilson will here from Easton and some gems hidden for years in the TND cellar will be a pleasant surprise. 11,12,13,14...get it? If not, do the words "Anniversary Ale" ring a familiar note? 6pm Pay as you go.
- Joe Sixpack Beer-Pairing Dinner @ McKenzie Chadds Ford January 21, 2010 - McKenzie Brew House Malvern. 240 Lancaster Ave, Malvern
- McKenzie Chadds Ford's first-ever Beer Pairing Dinner will be held in the recently opened Metro, a stylish, upscale lounge. @ 7pm. Guests will receive inside tips about food and brew pairings from Don Russell, celebrated local beer expert and Philadelphia Daily News “Joe Sixpack” columnist, as well as McKenzie brewers Ryan Michaels and Gerard Olson, during a multi-course dinner will be served featuring a selection of McKenzie’s culinary favorites. Russell, along with Michaels and Olson, will mingle with guests and discuss how the featured dishes and their ingredients complement the brewery's Belgian and French-style ales. $49 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.
- Robbie Burns Birthday Bash @ Sly Fox Phoenixville January 22, 2010 - Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery, Phoenixville
- The Eighth Annual Robbie Burns Birthday Bash means bagpipers and kilts, customers reciting the great Scottish poet's verses, and the traditional piping in of the Haggis, as well as the release of Sly Fox Gang Aft Agley Scotch Ale 2009.
The Burns birthday celebration has become one of the most anticipated Sly Fox annual events. For more information: 610.935.4540
- International Beer Can Day Pub Crawl January 24, 2010 - Center City Philadelphia
- Sly Fox brewmaster Brewer Brian O'Reilly is your tour guide on this pay-as-you-go afternoon. Brunch at Jose Pistolas 1 pm;
Varga Bar 2:30 pm; Tria Washington Square 3:30 pm; Tria Rittenhouse 5 pm.
- Friday Night Sampling: Troegs January 29, 2010 - The Beer Yard
- Fresh Nugget Nectar! Nick Johnson! Do we need to say more? We don't think so. Attendees are invited to bring blankets to toss on Nick and Mark should they decide to do that "streaking" thing again. 5-7pm
- 2nd Annual Beer & Beer @ SPTR January 31, 2010 - South Philadelphia Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St.
- The South Philadelphia Tap Room will host their second annual Beef and Beer from 5-9pm today. Tickets are $50 per person for this all you can eat & drink event. Don’t expect a traditional beef and beer. Chef Scott Schroeder will prepare a slow roasted hormone & antibiotic free prime rib accompanied by house-made goodies like marinated mushrooms, au jus and horseradish. Also expect to feast on house-smoked brisket tacos & classic beef tartar topped with black pepper sabayon -- both made from local, grass-fed beef. Beer will include firkins of Tröegs Nugget Nectar, Weyerbacher Hops Infusion, Sly Fox Chester County Bitter and Philadelphia Brewing Company’s newest seasonal, a Scotch Ale – in addition to a few additional real ale surprises.
Tickets are available for purchase at SPTR, by phone at 215.271.7787 or online.
- Sour Sunday @ Teresa's January 31, 2010 - Teresa's Next Door, 124 N. Wayne Ave.. Wayne
- Today is the Sunday before the Superbowl (a day on which most Philadelphia's have been feeling sour for 50 years), and
TND has a special treat for those who have learned to love the. sour. It will feature "Certain special sours. Three to be exact, from the same brewer, at same time, poured with his IPA and his DIPA, and that other beer which we pour all the time that ends in 'tion', just like all of the sours do." It certainly sounds like an In-Vinnie-cible kind of of day.