STORY WRITTEN BY MATT BRASCH
For Digital First Media
March 26>> Sly Fox Dad Vail Pale Ale release at Winnie’s LeBus
Sly Fox brewed their “Dad Vail Pale Ale” specially for the Dad Vail Regatta weekend. Join them for the first pour of the brew at Winnie’s LeBus in Manayunk, from 6 – 8 p.m.
March 26>> Inaugural National Orval Day at Monk’s Cafe
The crew at the world famous Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia have decided that Orval needs a day of celebration! According to Monk’s, “Orval is an iconic Belgian Pale Ale brewed in a Trappist Monastery. They add a bit of brettanomyces to get an uber dry fermentation. They also add huge sacks of hops for dry hopping in their horizontal fermenters.” Starting at 11:30 a.m., be there for special Orval prices and an Orval-centric menu all day!
March 30>> Troegs Tap Takeover at Fingers, Wings & Other Things
From 6 – 9 p.m., join the Troegs team in Conshohocken for their “annual bash at FWOT featuring a huge lineup of Scratch beers and fan favorites!”
March 30>> Quizzo at Victory Brewing Kennett Square Brewpub
From 9 -11 p.m. match your wits at Quizzo at Victory’s Kennett Square Brewpub. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. $2 for .3L beers.
April 1>> Boxcar Brewing April Fools’ Day Comedy Derailment Show
Celebrate April Fool’s Day with comedy from Mike Vecchione — as seen on Comedy Central and Conan O’Brien. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 9:30 p.m.
April 8 and 9>> Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival at the Atlantic City Convention Center
In its 11th year, “…over 1,000 different beers from 150 breweries, from around the corner to across the country, will showcase their unique libations. The goal of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is to promote and educate attendees on craft beers and the brew masters that create them. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer geeks, beer lovers and beer beginners to speak to the brains behind the brews.” New this year is a 5K — the “1st Annual Hops Trot” — open for those attending the second session only. Get your tickets now at www.acbeerfest.com.