Last Events of Philly Beer Week

Street Pub from Philly Beer Week 2015

Deschutes Street Pub from Philly Beer Week 2015

 The end of Philly Beer Week is (sadly) almost upon us. So, if you’re still standing that means squeezing in as much as possible fun before it’s all over. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest events happening this weekend around the city to help you say good-bye. And once it’s all over you can start taking care of that hangover and preparing for next year.

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The Beer Spear: A New Snack to Relish

Beer Spears by Brine Street Picklery

Beer Spears by Brine Street Picklery

Beer and pickles? Delicious. But beer pickles? A potential stroke of genius.

On Friday, June 3rd at Philly Beer Week’s Opening Tap, Yards Brewing Company and Brine Street Picklery will debut their newest collaboration: the Beer Spear.

“Everyone knows that beer and pickles pair well,” says Gina Vasoli, Yards’ Art and Marketing Manager. “What we’ve done is eliminate the annoying extra step of having to chew a pickle then take a sip of beer.”

The Beer Spears mix Yards IPA, rosemary and chili de árbol, to create a spear that strays far from the typical dill or garlic. P. J. Hopkins, the Head Pickler at Brine Street Picklery, says the “floral, hoppy flavors” really stand out.

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Beer in Philly

Bergner & Engel’s Brewery via the Library Company of Philadelphia

Bergner & Engel’s Brewery via the Library Company of Philadelphia

Beer is big in Philly right now, but it’s not as big as it once was. “I drink no cider,” John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail back in Boston during the run-up to the Revolution, “but feast on Philadelphia beer.” Rich Wagner’s 2012 book Philadelphia Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Cradle of Liberty overflows with tales of the city’s brewers, breweries and drinkers. Beer Week kicks off this week. Here, in celebration, are a few of the facts Wagner’s book contains. Read more »

Philly Beer Week Kicks Off Friday with Opening Tap

philly beer week pbw hog 940Philly Beer Week begins this Friday, June 3rd. And the best week of the year kicks off with the Opening Tap at the Fillmore. The event kicks off with the arrival of the Hammer of Glory, the ceremonial tapping of the first keg of Brotherly Suds 7, a collaboration beer brewed with the help of seven local breweries.

Opening Tap is an especially exciting event for local beer advocates, as more than 40 local breweries, all located within 100-miles of City Hall, will be handing out samples. General admission tickets are $46 and include a 4-ounce souvenir glass and the chance to try Fire, Flood & Plague, the collaborative brew created by Amsterdam’s Brouwerij DeMolenand Philly’s own Yards Brewing. Fire, Flood & Plague is a Porter, brewed with licorice and hopped with Amarillo and Galena hops that clocks in at 9.9% ABV.

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Check Out the Foobooz Events Calendar

The Fillmore will host Philly Beer Week's Opening Tap on Friday, June 3rd.

Philly Beer Week kicks off with Opening Tap at the Fillmore on Friday, June 3rd.

Have you visited the Foobooz Events Calendar recently? Or are you thinking, “what Foobooz Events Calendar?” Yes, mobile users, Twitter followers and Facebook stalkers, Foobooz has an events calendar and we’re committed to curating the best events on it.

The calendar is in the main navigation on Foobooz but might seem a bit buried if you primarily access Foobooz on mobile.

So make a point of checking the calendar and picking out some events to attend.

Events Calendar [Foobooz]

Head to Philadelphia Beer Week’s European Vacation Raffle Party

pbw european vacationThis Tuesday, November 17th, Philly Beer Week is once again picking a brewer and one lucky soul to send to Europe to brew a special collaboration beer.

Chances to go on the trip and pick the brewer to brew the special Philly Beer Week 2016 beer can be bought online for $5 each or 5 for $20. The winner will be picked at City Tap House Logan Square during the a local brewery party held from 6 p.m.to 9 p.m. Brewers will be on hand for the event, bringing special firkins and rare brews along.

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PHOTOS: Philly Beer Week Brings Out Loads of Drag Queens

I know what you’re thinking: Drag queens and a beer festival usually don’t go together. Leave it to the folks at Taproom on 19th and U-Bahn to break the rules by throwing two huge drag bashes last week during the annual Philly Beer Week.

Queens took to Taproom on 19th to present “Leading Ladies of Philly Beer Week,” while U-Bahn’s stage was invaded for “The Old Main Drag,” which featured hot male waitstaff and beer reps dressing up for the occasion. You can check out some of the hot moments in the photos below, thanks to Aversa PR and Events.



All the Best Stuff: The Serious Beer Geek’s Guide to Beer Week’s Final Weekend

Photo by Stephen Lyford

Photo by Stephen Lyford

The Final weekend of Philly Beer Week is upon us and that means just three more days for the serious beer geek to get out there and find the rarest, awesomest, and most-brag-worthy Untappd checkins before Philly Beer Week 2015 just becomes a distant memory and headache.

Here are some of the best events of the final weekend that have the beer nerds salivating.
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All The Best Stuff: The Not-So-Serious Beer Geek’s Guide To Beer Week’s Final Weekend

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Ok, everyone, this is it. We’re in the home stretch now. Philly Beer Week 2015 is almost over, and for those of you out there who are still upright and ambulatory, you’re going to need something fun to do this weekend. And we have just the thing for you.

Whether you’re into Pinewood Derby cars, brunch, hot dogs or hermit crab races, there’s an event out there that’ll be perfect. So check out our last big list of all the strange, delicious, amusing or just plain eff’d up Beer Week happenings after the jump, won’t you?

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All The Best Stuff: Your Philly Beer Week Guide For Thursday, June 4

philly beer week pbw 400Thursday is the new Friday, right guys?

Okay, whatever. Even if I’m wrong, Thursday might just as well be Friday during Beer Week. Pretty much every day should just be Friday, but especially Thursday. And, you know, Friday.

Events? We have events for you. Three great ones–one for the food nerds, one for the beer geeks and one for people who just like murder mystery dinners (no, really).

Check out our three best picks for the night after the jump.

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