Win Free Tickets to This Weekend’s Philly Bierfest

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Okay, so this is kind of a big deal. If you like beer and Germans and, more important, German beers, then you should already have your tickets in hand for this weekend’s Philly Bierfest, which is being held at the German Society of Philadelphia on Saturday, February 22, starting at 1:30pm.  This, from the organizers:

Bierfest is a great opportunity to explore the wide range of Pennsylvania beers made in German styles, like Pilsner and Dunkel, Kölsch and Bock, Schwarzbier and Altbier. Over 20 Pennsylvania brewers from every corner of the state are participating, in honor of PA’s rich historical and cultural ties to Germany, including: Appalachian, Barren Hill, Erie, Free Will, Lancaster, Lion, Neshaminy Creek, Nodding Head, Penn, Philadelphia Brewing, Round Guys, Samuel Adams, ShawneeCraft, Sly Fox, Stoudts, Straub, Susquehanna, Tröegs, Victory, Yards and Yuengling.

Attendees will also sample imported German beers from over 2 dozen brewers, including iconic high-quality producers of rare and unusual beers like Kulmbacher and Kloster Andechs.  Other participating German brewers include Ayinger, Bitburger, DAB, Dinkelacker, Döllnitzer Ritterguts, Freigeist, Früh, Hacker-Pschorr, Hofbräu Munich, Julius Echter, König Ludwig, Köstritzer, Lammsbräu, Mahrs, Miltenberger, The Monarchy, Paulaner, Pinkus, Radeberger, Stiegl, Sünner, Traunstein, Tücher, Veldensteiner, Warsteiner, Weissenohe, Weltenburger Kloster, Wolters, and Würtzburger.

If, for some reason, you don’t have your tickets yet, then have no fear. We have you covered because we have just laid hands on three pairs to give away. And all you have to do is write us a little story…




And this time we really mean a little story. In the style of the six-word memoir or the short-short, flash-fiction style of story best typified by Hemmingway's (possibly bullshit) "Baby Shoes" six-word novel, what we're asking for is a very short story (no more than 10 words) describing drinking beer in Philly.

The three best stories (as determined by you people out there getting your friends, fans and supporters to vote up whatever story you post below in the comments) will win a pair of tickets to the event, which will include lots of drinking, German snacks, live music, dancing, a burlesque show and roller derby arm-wrestling. And no, I'm not making that up.

We're going to let this one run until 4pm Thursday--at which point we will announce the winners and be done with it.

So to sum up: 10 words about drinking beer in Philly. Be as good as Hemmingway might have been. The three best win pairs of tickets to Bierfest. Got it? Good.

Now get to writing.

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  • schnittke

    Start at Monk’s, Stay at Monk’s.

  • Steve

    Beer week…saw Boba Fett get ticketed by the PPA

  • lotusflower

    Drinking beer in Philly is Art.

  • Alexander

    Brats, beers, breasts, Blackout.

  • Evan

    “Where to?” he said. “Doesn’t matter. It’s always beer week.”

  • Schafj

    Snow sucks. Potholes suck.

  • Schafj

    Snow sucks potholes suck Crosby sucks lemons suck BEER AMAZING

  • Bob Olczak

    Beer in Philly makes me silly. German beers, wet my willy!

  • Napier

    My best is better with beer.

  • Kill_the_G_Word

    Stout flying fish, hit many yards.

  • abracadvr8

    There’s nothing like a refreshing, snow cold beer!

  • CindieLou

    Stout friends with good heads take no liberties.

  • Gregor

    Beerfest, because the 2 Street parade isn’t until next year..

  • Meg

    For sale: empty growler, gently used

  • Daniel DiFranco

    Drinking was good in this fine city. He was home.

  • Wafflez

    Wow.
    Such ABV.

    So amaze.

    Much drunk.

  • viabello

    drink beer everyday, zzzzeee german approve

  • Xander

    Citywide specials are always a terrible idea

  • JLH

    Copious amounts of beer make the Eagles football season “beer”able.

  • Mike FitzSimmons

    What’s better than beer? Free beer!

  • Rebecca

    We do as our founding fathers did: we drink beer.

  • Frank the Tank

    One wheat. Two ambers. Three stouts. Four on the floor.

  • Linda Lee Fanelli

    Philly forecast for 2/22/14. Sunny & warm with beer.

  • Frank the Tank

    Help wanted: babysitter. Attending Bierfest. Bring overnight bag. And aspirin.

  • Soeraid

    Hemingway says: drink at a bookstore. Drunken punches, laughter, words.

  • ZagZagg

    The city Philadelphia, where brotherly love unites Cheers and Prost!

  • Luke

    Traveling around makes you realize, Philly knows beer the best

  • Jimbomill

    Hemmingway has Old Man and the Sea, I have Bierfest.

  • Cushing

    Drink Philly Style – Laugh, love, enjoy life and each other

  • Curt Fox

    Nothing else needs to be said. It’s beer.

  • Stephanie Kubala

    Post exam, I head to Frankford hall, celebrating my success!

  • Jeff Verv

    Philadelphia? One Oktoberfest in Munich. One kid the following June.

  • Kate Murray

    Beer is the main reason I “hopped” to Philadelphia. #IPA

  • GE

    Not German? No Problem! Beer Enthusiasts know no borders. Cheers!

  • Al Kapusinski

    Hoisted Pabsts at Brian’s unofficial

    Bob’n Barbara’s Lounge funeral

  • Gianpaulo

    Be in awe with ale. Philly goes German.

  • jhstockman

    In Philly, every week is “beer week” so drink up!

  • Rob

    Staring into my Love Stout I dream of Beer Week.

  • Drew Donchez

    The bars closed; the party continued.

  • sockerxo2

    99 dollars of beer in the belly!

  • runlikealope

    The ghost of an empty glass, not in this city.

  • mr. pink

    you’re gonna eat lightning and gonna crap thunder. Drink beer.

  • Justin S.

    Things were quiet and sober, so I went to Brauhaus.

  • Tagy27

    Bierfest.
    Proof Philly loves beer, wants us to be happy.

  • sdkadv

    The City of Craft Beer Love.

  • Laura

    Beer, Beer, Beer. What a night in Philly with beer!

  • Guest

    You haven’t drank beer in Philly until you’ve stolen HoG:

  • Bob

    You haven’t drank beer in Philly until you’ve stolen HoG: http://imgur.com/k2YM8Lr

  • Bob

    You haven’t drank beer in Philly until you’ve stolen HoG

    • ZagZagg

      A picture is worth a 1000 words, that’s more than 10!

  • TWeb

    Ein Deutscher Bierfest in Philadelphia? Was könnte besser sein?

  • Nikki Walter

    A babbling brook of Belgian, I slumbered in a dumpster

  • abrahamsandwich

    He came alone. A round for everyone! New friends.

  • Arden

    Dizzy from a long night, tipsy SEPTA ride home.

  • abrahamsandwich

    Total strangers. Ten drinks later. Your place or mine?

  • Adam Towle

    I think I left my dignity in a pint glass…

  • Larry Mendte

    Depressed. Drink. Slightly Less Depressed. Vomit. Pass Out. More Depressed.

  • Audrey

    Drinking delightful drinks down delancey, and then I got a
    citywide

  • Soeraid

    Hemingway says: stop drinking beer and spell my name right.

  • Jason C Kelso

    It’s Not Just the Beer, It’s People that add Flavor!

  • Dangeresque

    Benjamin Franklin cherished it dear. Wonderfully delicious, foamy cold beer.

  • Jason C Kelso

    It’s not Just the Beer, The People are added Flavor!

  • Dave Broderick

    Philly Billy Beer tour with son when he was 21!

  • FrooBroo

    Roses are Red
    Poems are Hard
    Philly Beer