WRITTEN BY MATT BRASCH
For Digital First Media
Nov. 1: Fall Beer Dinner, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Media
Enjoy a six- course meal designed around flavors of Fall, each paired with Iron Hill’s specialty brews. With courses that include squab breast, boar belly, and monk fish, this is one pairing dinner you do not want to miss. Dinner begins at 7 p.m.; tickets ($75) can be purchased by calling (610) 627-9000.
Nov. 3: International Stout Day, Fingers Wings & Other Things, Conshohocken
Beginning at 7 p.m., FWOT will celebrate International Stout Day by offering more than15 different stouts on draft. They’ve saved some of their favorite stouts just for this day, including Pizza Boy Sunny Side Up (2015), Bell’s Expedition Stout (2014), 4 versions of Alesmith’s Speedway, and many more. If you enjoy stouts, this is one event that can’t be missed.
Nov. 3: Sly Fox Beer Tasting, ShopRite, Bethlehem
From 6 to 8 p.m., Sly Fox will be on hand at the ShopRite at 4701 Freemansburg Avenue in Bethlehem. Try some samples of Sly Fox brews — in the beer section of the store — while you do your weekly grocery shopping.
Nov. 5: Brawler Fest, Yards Brewing, Philadelphia
Named for Yards Brewing Company’s flagship Brawler ESB, the inaugural Brawlerfest is a “brawls to the wall beer ball celebrating Philly’s rich tradition of hard work and love for the underdog. From 2 to 7 p.m., bands, beer and food trucks will combine for an “old school Philly beer and music fest.” “Heavyweight” tickets ($55 plus fees) include admission, beer, live bands and entertainment.
Nov. 5: Beers & Bells, Victory Brewing Downingtown Brewpub
From 9 to 11 a.m., jump start your Saturday with a 1-hour kettle bell and body weight workout followed by a beer and food pairing at Victory’s Downingtown brewpub. This will be a basic workout but all skill levels are welcome. The pairing menu will be announced soon – keep an eye on Victory’s website and buy your tickets ($40) online soon.
Nov. 19: Hibrewnation – Festival of Beer, Harrisburg
Hibrewnation is a beer fest that describes itself as one that “concentrates on the beer. No gimmicks, no filler taps, no complicated music or food line-up.” A highlight of the fest is when the organizers open special release bottles that they collected throughout the year. The Harrisburg event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Farmshow Complex; tickets (VIP – $55 +fees; General admission – $35 + fees) are available online. Can’t make the Harrisburg event? Stay tuned for Hibrewnation in Gettysburg (Jan. 21, 2017) or York (Feb. 18, 2017).