The Checkup: How to Choose the Best Beer for Your Waistline 

• 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]

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Celebrate Beer, Champagne and Rosé at Hawthorne’s Block Party

Hawthorne's/Yelp

Hawthorne’s/Yelp

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.

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Nectar Hosts Award-Winning Brewer and Cheesemakers for Beer Dinner

Bullfrog brewer Nate Saar, Nectar chef Patrick Feury, Bullfrog owner Steve Koch

Bullfrog brewer Nate Saar, Nectar chef Patrick Feury, Bullfrog owner Steve Koch

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.

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Vote Now for Best of Philly: What’s Your Favorite Beer Bar?

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.

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We’re Already Pumped for Philly Beer Week’s Opening Tap Party

The Hammer of Glory / Philly Beer Week

The Hammer of Glory / Philly Beer Week

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.

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Get High at the World’s Most Celestial Beer Garden

SkyGarten/Facebook

SkyGarten/Facebook

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.)

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Iron Hill Brewery Will Debut its First Center City Location Next Spring

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In its 20 years, Iron Hill Brewery has built itself an empire, an empire that’s virtually cornered the Philly suburb brewpub market. Twelve locations exist between Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and come spring 2018, a 13th will be added to the line-up, but it won’t be in a suburb.

Number 13 will be 8,450 square feet of brewpub inside the upcoming East Market project, smack-dab in Center City (1150 Market Street), serving as the company’s first-ever urban location.

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Philly’s Brewpub Boom

Saint Benjamin’s Taproom. Photos by Samuel Markey

Saint Benjamin’s Taproom. Photos by Samuel Markey

Craft beer has been good to Philly. It’s made this one of the great drinking cities in America. It fueled the gastropub boom. And now there’s the rise of the neighborhood brewpub — small breweries and excellent kitchens brought together under a single roof. Here, a rundown of those that have opened in the past few months. Read more »

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