Nineties kids, rejoice: Dunkel Dare, a collaboration between beloved Double Dare host and area native Marc Summers, Philly brewers, and Frankford Hall, is back in all its messy, boozy glory on June 21st and 22nd.
Roy-Pitz Barrel House, the Philly outpost of the central Pennsylvania’s Roy-Pitz Brewing Company, opened at 990 Spring Garden yesterday.
Philly Beer Week 2017 is almost here, and just scrolling through the seemingly endless list of beer-soaked tastings, specials, meet and greets, happy hours, tap takeovers, dinners, lunches, and brunches is enough to make your head spin like you just chugged a six-pack of Golden Monkey. Not to worry — we’ve combed through the calendar for the hottest food-focused PBW events, from pig roasts and barbecues to beer high teas and prix fixe menus that will have you eating and drinking in style all Beer Week long.
Philadelphia loves its pop-up and permanent beer gardens — and this year, you’ll have plenty of places to add to your beer-garden bucket list, including a few great spots in the suburbs. Here’s everything you need to know about the city’s full lineup of beer gardens for the 2017 season, from where you can go for outdoor drinking now to insider details on beer gardens opening in the coming weeks.
• Because warm weather means barbecue season has arrived, and with barbecue season comes beer: Here, a registered dietitian dishes on the quick trick to estimate the calories in any given bottle of beer (multiply the alcohol percentage by two, then multiply that by the ounces of beer), plus the best beers to reach for if you’re watching your weight. [Women’s Health]
Hawthorne’s Biercafé — the bottle shop and eatery at 11th and Fitzwater Streets that keeps the neighborhood buzzed with more than 1000 craft beer bottles — knows and loves IPAs. And this weekend, they’re celebrating the beer style known for its dank, juicy flavor alongside its pink and bubbly cousins with the 8th Annual IPA, Champagne, and Rosé Block Party.
Berwyn’s Nectar is known for its chef Patrick Feury’s signature Asian-French treatment of sustainable, locally sourced ingredients — and for his collaborations with top brewers and winemakers. On May 8th, he’s teaming up with award-winning Bullfrog Brewery and cheesemaker Yellow Springs Farm for a decadent three-course beer dinner, complete with ice sculptures made by the chef.
It’s tough for a beer bar to stand out in a place like Philly, which is fiercely loyal to an ever-growing scene of local and regional craft brewers fermenting more exciting and new brews every day. You’ve got to maintain a selection of standards while rotating in exotic styles and fresh selections, balancing local and national craft brands (if you even serve beers made by the big guys — or anyone besides yourself), making sure the food menu is developed and executed with the same care and passion as the beers on the list.
It’s time for us to choose the best beer bar in the city for our annual Best of Philly issue. This year, we’re letting you make this very, very important call.
It’s not even May, but we’re already excited for Philly Beer Week’s 10th anniversary celebration, running from June 1 through June 11.
The country’s best and biggest beer week — which has spawned 77 imitators across the country since it first took place a decade ago — will kick off with the ceremonial Opening Tap party at The Fillmore on June 1st.
Every spring, beer gardens pop like cherry blossoms across Philadelphia in vacant lots, historic sites, and parks. These sometimes controversial spots provide spaces to gather outdoors and enjoy the warm weather over a frosty beverage.
Philly’s (and the world’s) tallest, SkyGarten — which looms 51 stories above street level — has reopened for a second season of German-inspired festivity in the Sky Philadelphia space atop 3 Logan Square (1717 Arch Street).
(Also, we hate to burst your bubble—but it’s just a coincidence that we’re posting this headline on 4/20. Only legal substances are served at SkyGarten.)