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Nodding Head is pouring George's Fault | J. Fidance for Visit Philly

Nodding Head is pouring George’s Fault | J. Fidance for Visit Philly

Joe Sixpack makes a good point in his Daily News column today. Though the Great American Beer Festival is in October, the beers that are judged are due into Denver this weekend. That means local breweries that are submitting beers for judging are putting those beers on tap in Philadelphia this weekend. And Joe Sixpack being Joe Sixpack, he has where you should be heading.

Raise a glass to summer’s final days with local brewers’ championship beers and these beer events [Philadelphia Daily News]

Beer Company Makes Broad Street Line Free on September 7th

Photo | Ben Schumin.

Photo | Ben Schumin.

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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Philly’s First Beer for Runners: The Official Philly 10K Beer

PhiladelphiaRunnersAle_finalThe 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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Sours Galore at Devil’s Den

2686Swap 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]



Get a Sneak Peek (and Complimentary Food) at Logan Square’s City Tap House


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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How Citizens Bank Park Rates in Craft Beer


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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Victory Beer Dinner at Amis

square-pizza-victory-amisOn 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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