BY MATT BRASCH
For Digital First Media
Dec. 13: Holiday Beer Dinner, Victory Brewing, Kennett Square Brewpub
Take a break from the holiday hassles and join Victory for their Kennett Square Holiday Beer Dinner from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person and will include 5 courses of craft food and craft beer pairings, including Gratin Dauphinois paired with “KSQ Smash Lager,” Stuffed Savoy Cabbage with “KSQ New Zealand IPA,” and Sticky Toffee Pudding with “Java Cask Rye.” Purchase tickets online.
Dec. 15: Drink Local Ugly Sweater Party, Chickie’s and Pete’s, Warrington
Come out from 6 to 10 p.m. and drink local brews in your ugliest holiday sweater. Lancaster Brewing Co. is the brewery of the month and some of their holiday favorites are on draft: “Satan’s Bake Sale,” “The Martian’s Kidnapped Santa,” as well as “The Astounding She-Monster Mango IPA.” Maybe your ugly sweater will win the grand prize!
Source: http://chickiesandpetes.com/location/warrington/ and Chickie’s & Pete’s Warrington Facebook Page
Dec. 17: “The Dark Side Party Multi-Tap Party,” Iron Hill Brewery, Wilmington, Del.
From 2 to 7 p.m., Iron Hill Wilmington will host “the Delaware Valley’s premier dark beer event.” With 16 dark beers on tap from 7 Iron Hill locations and four guest breweries (2SP Brewing, Stewart’s Brewing, Mispillion Brewing and Sierra Nevada), this event is a great way to celebrate the beginning of Winter.
Dec 17: Stickman Brews 1 Year Anniversary Party, Royersford.
Stickman Brews 1 Year Anniversary party begins at 5 p.m. — but tickets are completely sold out. Don’t worry though — if you missed out on tickets for the party, the brewery will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. So stop by and raise a pint to celebrate Stickman’s first year — and many more to come.
Dec. 18: Brunch with Santa, Victory Brewing, Parkesburg
This is your chance to get your Christmas wish directly to the man. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Victory Brewpub at Parkesburg will host a brunch with the jolly big fellow. Check Victory’s website for reservations and menu update.
Dec. 18: Festivus Celebration, Grey Lodge Pub, Philadelphia
In its 5th year, The Grey Lodge Pub in Northeast Philadelphia will hold its “Festivus” celebration. With Feats of Strength, Airing of Grievances, Ugly Sweaters, live “Xmas Music,” potential Christmas Miracles and of course — craft beer. The anticipated draft list includes Evil Genius “Santa!! I Know Him!,” “Manayunk Festivus,” “Nodding Head Sled Wrecker,” “Shiner Holiday Cheer,” “Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale,” “Sly Fox Christmas,” “Spring House Egg Nog Stout,” “SweetWater Festive Ale, “Troegs 2015 Mad Elf,” and “Victory Winter Cheers.”
Through Dec. 31: The Holidays at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, Philadelphia
If you plan to head into Center City Philadelphia for a little holiday shopping at the Christmas Village at City Hall, or just to watch the Macy’s Lightshow, make you stop in to McGillian’s Olde Ale House for a pint. “McGillin’s Olde Ale House is like a Winter Wonderland with hundreds of ornaments, bows and strings of lights,” and plenty of local brews — including several specially brewed for McGillian’s by Stoudt’s Brewery in Adamstown like “Genuine Lager,” “Real Ale,” and “1860 IPA.”
Dec. 4: “Hops for the Holidays” Toy Drive, Stable 12, Phoenixville
Stable 12 is an official drop off location for the Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” campaign. You can drop off your new, unwrapped toys anytime through December; but if you drop off after 1 p.m. on Dec.: 4, Stable 12 will give you half off your first beer. They’ll also be filling Stable 12 growlers for $10. Come support this worthy cause and raise a glass to the holiday season.
Source: Stable 12 Facebook page
Dec. 6: “Hill for the Holidays” Beer Dinner, Iron Hill Phoenixville
Iron Hill Phoenixville invites you to enjoy 5 courses of cozy comfort cuisine from Head Chef David Wassel perfectly paired with warming winter beers from Head Brewer Matthew Gundrum.
The entire menu can be viewed online, with highlights such as Roasted Hazelnut Soup paired with “Winter Warmer,” Smoked Duck Cannelloni with “Abbey Dubbel,” and Sticky Toffee Pudding with “Nitro Bourbon Baltic Porter.” The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.; $65 per person, including gratuity. Reservations are required, call (610) 983-9333 to save your place.
Dec. 6: “Holiday Beer Dinner” at Victory Downingtown
Take a break from the holiday hassles and join Victory for their Holiday Beer Dinner. Tickets are $75 per person and will include 6 delicious courses of craft food and craft beer pairings, including pork and prawns paired with “Winter Cheers,” Australian lamb with “St. Victorious,” and Chocolate Bread Pudding with “Java Cask.” Purchase tickets online soon.
Dec. 9: Sly Fox Anniversary Party, Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery, Phoenixville
Sly Fox is celebrating 21 years of craft beers. Beginning at 11 a.m., they will serve their craft brews all day long and later a pre-fixe dinner with unique beer pairings. Local sensation The Whiskeyhickon Boys will keep the party-goers entertained with their “mother funkin gansta folk”! Cheers to another Sly Fox anniversary!
Dec. 9: “Ugly Sweater Party Multi-Tap,” Iron Hill Huntingdon Valley
From 5 to 9 p.m., Iron Hill Huntingdon Valley will be serving 4 of their favorite holiday brews on tap together for a limited time — “Russian Imperial Stout,” “Scrooge IPA,” “Winter Warmer,” and “Reindeer’s Revenge.” And don’t forget to wear your “best” holiday attire!