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CRAFT BREW CALENDAR: March 2016

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STORY WRITTEN BY MATT BRASCH
For Digital First Media

March 4 – Pilsner Glass Painting Party at 2SP Brewing Co.: Join UnTapped Artistry at 2SP Brewing Company in Aston for an evening of creativity, pilsner-glass painting, and of course — beer. Tickets are $30 and will get you 2 pilsner glasses to paint and 1 of 2SP’s house beers. Event starts at 6:30 p.m., but organizers are asking attendees to arrive 15 – 30 minutes early. Order tickets in advance at www.untappedartistry.com.

March 5 – Philly Craft Beer Festival at Philadelphia Naval Yard: Marking the 10th year of this fantastic event, 75 brewers and more than 100 unique beers are available for attendees. A VIP session kicks off the event from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ($75), and the General Session runs from 1:30 – 5 p.m. ($46). Order tickets and check out the extensive list of participating brewers at http://www.phillycraftbeerfest.com.

March 5 – Yoga and Beer at Kennett Brewing Co.: Kennett Brewing Co. will be hosting an all-levels yoga class from 11 a.m. – noon. Tickets are $30 and include the yoga class by Yoga Underground at Transcend Wellness and Yoga, a flight of Kennett Brewing Co. beer, and refreshing food. Register at kennettbrewingcompany.com and BYOM (bring your own mat).

March 5 – Saucony Creek Gastropub Grand Opening: Saucony Creek Brewing Co., known for its imperial pumpkin ale “Maple Mistress” and its Lebanon bologna smoked “Kutztown Lager,” will be celebrating as it opens its Gastropub in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Starting at 11 a.m., there will be live music, live BMX and Skate stunt shows, and the Gold Medal winning xReserve Peach & Ginger Saison 2016 will be released. A Maple Mistress that was aged in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels will also be tapped. No tickets necessary. More information on this event can be found on their Facebook page. For more, check http://sauconybeer.com/
Early warning …. get your tickets now.

March 13 – Brewer’s Plate: This event is dedicated to the concept of “buy fresh, buy local,” and brings together the region’s chefs, farmers, food artisans, brewers, distillers, and winemakers. Held at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, attendees will explore local beer and food pairings. Three different ticket levels are available (at early bird prices now) – VIP Plus ($125), VIP ($99), General Admission ($64). Don’t miss this one! http://www.brewersplate.com

April 30 – Pottstown Firkin Fest: Drink beer the traditional way — from a cask! Beer served from a cask has a lower level of carbonation, a rounder mouth feel, and since it is unfiltered, will be slightly cloudy and shows a slightly more complex flavor and aromatic profile. At least 41 firkins will be available for tasting, as well as live music and catered cuisine. The Pottstown Firkin Fest is limited to 900 tickets. For more, check http://pottstownfirkin.com.

Columnist Matt 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.”

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