Sips – Nov. 2015

Here’s what’s pouring

Pop-Up Garden

ThinkstockPhotos-464271985Winterthur Gardens will hold a pop-up beer garden on two consecutive Fridays—Nov. 13 and Nov. 20—from 4-9 p.m. on the Visitors Center Patio. The event will feature local craft beers, Pennsylvania German-inspired food and live music in a calming, picturesque atmosphere. Twelve-ounce mugs of beer will be available for $6. Tickets or reservations are not needed. The event is open to all ages, but ID is required to drink.

Run for Fun

Kennett Brewing Company’s inaugural 5K Harvest Run will start at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 14. Run or walk through the Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square, Pa., then enjoy an after party at Kennett Brewing Company’s headquarters, where awards will be presented to the first-place male and female runners. Pre-registration is $25; $30 the day of the event. All pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt and $1 off any food purchase. Those bringing a canned good will receive $1 off a beer purchase.

Giving on Tap

This year, Meals on Wheels Delaware and 2SP Brewing Company are working together for Giving on Tap—a night of fun in the spirit of giving. At the 2SP Brewing Company’s headquarters in Aston, Pa., this event—on Friday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.—will feature exclusive hand-crafted brews, an open beer bar and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. General admission is $35. VIP access is $75 and includes a private brewery tour with Head Brewer Bob Barrar along with the opportunity to taste reserve stock beers not available to the public, a 32-ounce growler to take home, reserved seating, food stations and beer pairings. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Meals on Wheels Delaware.

Craft Spirits Tasting

On Friday, Nov. 13, head to Premier Wine & Spirits in Wilmington for a different kind of tasting. From 4-7 p.m., Painted Stave Distilling will be on site, teaching you how to make locally-inspired cocktails.

Barista Pub Night: 3rd Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of every month, coffee and beer lovers can head to the Trolley Taphouse for Barista Pub Night to try free pourover coffee samples provided by Brandywine Coffee Roasters and Brew Ha Ha!. Jupiter Records will spin vinyl records and feature several DJs.