Miller Lite announced it will be sponsoring free rides on SEPTA for the Eagles’ home opener for the second straight year. Yes, you get to ride the Broad Street Line for free on Sunday, September 7th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. because a beer company wants to sell more beer to people going to the Eagles game. Hooray!
Pretty much any reason that leads to SEPTA being free for a large portion of a day is good. The promotion, in addition to attempting to sell more Miller Lite, is also a way to discourage drunk driving. If you can get to the Broad Street Line, it is infinitely easier to take that to the stadium instead of driving. If you’re not tailgating, take it to the sports complex! Take it to Xfinity Live!
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Don Russell has the story behind Philadelphia’s newest brewery, Do Good Brewing. Tom Sheridan is brewing United Ale, a beer aiming to be the local beer at the corner bar in the likes of Kensington and Port Richmond. So far he’s got seven bars pouring his cream ale that is delivered via Volkswagen Bug.
Do Good Brewing [Official]
The folks at Philadelphia Runner are delivering on their promise to serve up a special beer honoring the first-ever Philly 10K and the Philly running community. (Don’t believe me? Check out the sick label on the left, and click it to make it bigger. So many running clubs!)
Brewed by none other than Philadelphia Brewing Company, the beer is meant to toast the September 6th race and local runners alike. It’ll be tapped at the pre-race expo at the Italian Market on Thursday, September 4th, and be served at the festival after the race on the 6th.
Here’s what Philadelphia Runner’s Ryan Callahan has to say about the so-named Philadelphia Runner’s Ale:
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Swap your summer pilsners and pale ales for something with a little more tang. Devil’s Den will soon be serving beers that are sour, tart, bitter and sharp. Beginning Saturday, August 16th until Friday, August 22nd, the gastropub will be celebrating their 5th Annual Sourfest. For seven days one draft tower will be completely devoted to sour beers. That’s a total of 8 lines and plenty of sours to try throughout the week.
In keeping with the celebration, Tuesday August 19th, Don Russell, better known as Joe Sixpack, will be hosting a sour tasting and brewing class. Devil’s Den will serve as your classroom as you learn the fine techniques behind preparing a pucker worthy brew. All students will also enjoy appetizers and a tasting of six different sour beers such as Free Will Peach Lambic, Bruery Oude Tart, Barren Hill Berliner Weisse, Bom Wild & Funky #1, Allagash Confluence and Tilquin Gueze. The class is $35 per person and tickets can be purchased at the bar or online.
Devil’s Den [Foobooz]
Now this is something we can get on board with (ha!). On Wednesday, August 20th, Spirit of Philadelphia and Yards Brewery are teaming up for a night of drinking, eating, and cruising with the Yards Beef and Beer Dinner Cruise. An open beer bar, buffet, and on-site Yard’s experts are just a few of the perks you can indulge in while enjoying the scenic view.
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As a thanks to those who supported the University City location and in celebration of the soon-to-be Logan Square location, City Tap House is hosting Pop-Up Wednesdays in the courtyard of One Logan Square. Every Wednesday until September 3rd, you’ll not only get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the fall, but complimentary food, as well.
Each week, the restaurant will pair up with a different beer distributor to give you an on-the-house treat. Today, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., enjoy a Victory Root Beer Float and Bacon Popcorn.
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The Washington Post has compiled a piece on craft beer and Major League ballparks. It’s an interesting look at how many ballparks have embraced craft beer (Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark offers 130 different beers) and that the increase in craft beer sales haven’t really come at the expense of the big macro brewers.
As for the Phillies, they’re faring better in beer than on the field, though Citizens Bank Park is seeing strong competition across the land.
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On Wednesday, August 13th, Amis is hosting a Victory Brewing beer dinner. The four-course beer-centric feast is $65 and includes beer pairings with each course. Chef Brad Spence and his executive sous chef, Ned Maddock have created a menu focusing on the beer, barley and hops of Victory as an essential part of each dish.
The dinner was inspired by the pair’s time at Victory Brewing Co., when they were preparing a 200 pound mortadella for the Great Chefs Event.
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Thursday, August 14th, New Jersey wants you to celebrate one of the greatest food combinations that has ever existed.
The Collingswood Grand Ballroom will be hosting the premiere South Jersey Bacon and Beer Festival. From 6-8:30 p.m guests can support the Crossroads Program, an organization which aims to raise awareness and funding for area foster homes and at-risk youths, by chowing down on bacon inspired dishes provided by local restaurants and sipping on some brew. Participating breweries include, Yards, Flying Fish, Weyerbacher and many more. The cost is $35 a person which buys you entrance to the festival and benefits the Crossroads Program.
Yelp has released a new way to play with the online review giant’s data. Yelp Trends allows you to see how popular certain terms have been over Yelp’s ten years in business. It’s interesting to see just how Starr focused Philadelphia was back in 2006-08.
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