The following is a sampling of beer events in the region:
Friday, Feb. 12
At 5 p.m. Iron Hill Phoenixville celebrates the dual release of Rose Tripel, its traditional Belgian-style golden ale .. and its Chocolate Stout, an English-style Russian Imperial Stout. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Saturday, Feb. 13
On Valentine’s weekend, Doylestown Brewing Co. will hold its “Love & Lager Night” beer and wine pairing dinner. Five unique courses will be served with beer and wine selected for each course. Cost is $75 per person / $140 per couple. Event is set for 7 to 10 p.m. For reservation information, call 267-454-7240 or check www.doylestownbrewingcompany.com, click on the Events tab.
Victory Brewing 20th Anniversary Dinners take place at the Parkesburg Brewpub, Kennett Brewpub and the original Downingtown location from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Victory’s chefs have put together a five course menu, highlighting trends of the last 2 decades, all paired with drafts crafted by their brewmasters. For more information and tickets check www.victorybeer.com/events/
Dual Tap Takeover at The Pour House in Exton will feature Great Lakes Brewing and Wyndridge Cider Co., pouring a variety of beers and ciders sure to please even the pickiest palates. For more, check http://www.pjspourhouse.com/index.php?loc=Exton
Check out Third Friday Firkin Fest at Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery, Phoenixville. Every third Friday of the month, Sly Fox selects several of its beers to serve on hand pump from 11:30 am to 11 p.m. Stop by and try beer the way it was traditionally served.
The Desmond Hotel in Malvern will host “Bottoms Up for Prostate Cancer” a fundraising event for prostate awareness with doors opening at 6 p.m. Beer tastings will include samples from Victory Brewing, Sly Fox and Conshohocken. Also featured will be live music, silent auction, comedy and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, check http://paprostatecancer.org.
Feb. 20 – 27
Lehigh Valley Beer Week is back for its fourth year. With events occurring every day, you’ll be able to taste the best of the Lehigh Valley’s breweries, including Fegley’s Brew Works, Weyerbacher and Funk Brewing, as well as many others from outside the Valley. Highlights include Stoutapalooza on Feb. 20 and much more. Check http://lehighvalleybeerweek.com/events/ for a full list of events.
The Band of Brewers is a charity event organized by Philly Beer Scene Magazine where local breweries put together bands consisting of only brewery employees to rock the audience at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Along with the music, the breweries will serve your favorite beers to raise money for the charity of the winning band’s choice. Doors open at noon. Go to www.beerscenemag.com/bandofbrewers/ for tickets and more information.
Compiled by columnist Matt Brasch. Brasch is a beer enthusiast and a lifelong Montgomery County resident. For more, go to http://thebrewholder.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at “The Brewholder.”