Memphis Taproom Celebrates 6th Anniversary & Beer Garden Opening

2013truckThis Saturday, April 18th, Memphis Taproom is celebrating its sixth anniversary and the return of its beer garden and hot dog truck.

The celebratory beer bash will include the debut of Memphis Taproom’s latest collaboration beer, UNITY, a Kölsch-style beer brewed with Hersbrucker hops by Victory Brewing Co.

Outdoors, the hot dogs will be grilling and the sun will be shining. There will also be some  new Memphis Taproom/DeDolle t-shirts for sale.

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Cheese Happy Hour Debuts at Di Bruno Bros.


Tonight, Di Bruno Bros. at 9th and Sansom is launching a weekly “cheese happy hour” series. Every Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Di Bruno cheesemongers will present three cheese pairings. Tonight, Southern Tier Brewing beers will be part of the pairings. On Thursday, April 24th, it will be Victory Brewing Co.

The happy hour is free and pairing partners will be announced weekly via Twitter. Follow the hashtag, #3cheesethursdays.

Di Bruno Bros. – The Franklin [Foobooz]
Cheese Happy Hour [Di Bruno Bros.]

Farm Fest Comes to the Parkway


The Oval returns to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with Farm Fest. This Thursday, April 17th through Saturday, April 19, the Parkway will once again a gathering place for people looking for games, music, food and some Victory Brewing Company beers.

Thursday’s event takes place from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with food trucks and Victory Brewing Company’s brewpub on wheels showing up at 5 p.m. Farm Truck, Street Food Philly, Reuben on Rye, Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Calling Card Confections from the Greensgrow Commissary will all be on hand. TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb will be performing.

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How to Get Free Beer After the Broad Street Run

beerI was Googling around yesterday looking for info on local hiking groups and stumbled on to the website for TerraMar Adventures, a local company that puts together some pretty rad outdoor adventure trips. Then I got really in the weeds and found a posting for free post-race beers for Broad Street runners in May. So how, exactly, do TerraMar and running go together?

Here’s how: The guy who runs TerraMar is Carl Ewald—he’s the same guy who runs the ODDyssey Half Marathon in June and the new race-training program on the Ben Franklin Bridge I told you about last month. So, obviously, he’s big into running. The ODDyssey will have a booth at this year’s Broad Street Expo, so Carl is teaming up with the folks at McFadden’s at Citizens Bank Park to offer free beer to Broad Street runners after the race.

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Gone Drinkin’

gone-drinkingAs we mentioned a couple weeks back, we here at Foobooz World HQ have been saddled with the herculean task of choosing the best local beer in the Philly region. We took input from you, our besotted readership. We polled our experts and professional drinkers. We asked around the office (because, not for nothing, we’re still journalists here, and journalists know a thing or two about bending the elbow). And what we finally came up with was a list of about 40-some beers worthy of considering.

Well, today is tasting day, and as you can see from the photo above, we have our work cut out for us. And I’m guessing that by the time we work our way through all of these bottles, cans and growlers, not a lot else is going to get done for the rest of the day. But hey, this is the lord’s work we’re doing here. And since someone has to do it, why not us?

So if Foobooz seems a little bit lighter on content today than usual, now you know why. We’ll see you all on the other side…

Yuengling to Host Inaugural Oktoberfest Beer Race

Photo by Flickr user Chris Waits

Photo by Flickr user Chris Waits

I know, I know—why are we talking about Octoberfest in April?, you ask. Here’s why: Because the Yuengling Light Lager Jogger, the brewery’s springtime 5K that’s coming up this weekend, is always a quick sell-out, so I wanted to give you plenty of lead time on Yuengling’s just-announced second race on tap for later this year.

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Boxcar Brewing Is Opening a West Chester Brewpub


West Goshen’s Boxcar Brewing Co. is adding a brewpub.

West Chester’s Boxcar Brewing Company is opening a brewpub in downtown West Chester. The brewpub will be at 142 E Market Street, the former home of The Note. The facility, which will also host arcade games, stage and events to appeal to both kids and adults. Owners Jamie and Kymberly Robinson are hoping to open the brewpub before the end of the summer.

Boxcar’s Brewpub scheduled to arrive this summer [Official]

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