Beer plus running equals a good Thursday evening in my book. If you’re on the same page, get ready to mark your calendar: This Thursday, May 21st, Run215 is teaming up with Philly Beer Week to lead the Hammer of Glory Run and Bar Crawl, a free not-quite-5K run involving beer, cheese and and bar hopping.
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Brotherly Suds: Pharmhouse beer brewing with soft pretzels.
Flying Fish is setting a personal record in the next month as they are releasing four new beers, the first of which go on tap at the brewery today. Pescado Rojo is a hoppy red ale aged in Cuervo Tradicional 100% agave barrels. Less than 500 cases of the beer were produced and it is being released in the brewery’s Somerdale taproom till 8 pm today. The Pescado Rojo will be joined by two other tequila barrel-aged beers on tap.
Available exclusively at the Tasting Room is NJ 351 Barrel Aged Stock Ale. The beer is made from a portion of last year’s NJ 350 that was aged in Breckenridge Bourbon barrels.
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A very important photo of a bear holding the Hammer of Glory
In case you missed The Hammer of Glory (HOG) pub crawl in March, you can join the #HOGTour in South Philly on Thursday, Apr. 30.
The crawl will be led by Grand Marshal Curt Decker of the currently relocating Nodding Head Brewery (leading a South Philly bar crawl, hmmmmm), and will travel around East Passyunk Avenue from 6-10pm, beginning at Taproom on 19th. Other stops include South Philadelphia Tap Room, Pub on Passyunk East, and Devil’s Den, “plus craft beer specials and other surprises along the way at the whim of The HOG.
If you can’t make this one, have no fear: there is one more crawl on Thursday, May 28 in the Fishtown/ Northern Liberties neighborhood (which is the night before Philly Beer Week officially begins on Friday, May 29.)
Check out more about Philly Beer Week here.
In honor of March Madness, Philly Beer Week is hosting a keg off tonight at Field House from 6 pm to 9 pm to announce the winner of Beer Madness.
Beer Madness is a 32-beer bracket that people have been voting on this past month. The competition is down to the final two beers: Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale and Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA.
Voting for the two beers begins today at noon. At 6 pm, Field House will have both beers on draft and whichever keg kicks first will be the winner. If neither kegs kick by 9 pm, the online votes will be combined with the number of beers sold to determine the winner. But we think you guys can finish off a keg in three hours.
There will also be beer specials and merchandise from Philly Beer Week, Bell’s and Dogfish Head.
Field House [Official]
Philly Beer Week [Official]
Tonight, Tuesday, December 9 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Philly BeerWeek will host their annual Win a Trip to Belgium Raffle at City Tap House Logan Square. Upon purchasing a raffle ticket ($5 each, pack of five for $20), guests will be able to select their favorite local brewer to accompany them to Belgium, should they win.
One lucky winner will win the trip to Belgium and will help brew PBW’s, annual Belgian collaboration beer. This year that ber will be brewed with Andre Janssens and Dries Janssens, from Brouwerij Hof ten Dormaal, located in Tildonk, Belgium.
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Fishtown: Frankford Avenue wil be shut down between Girard and Shackamaxon between noon and 8 p.m. for Festivale, a block party that will feature food, DJs, a dunk tank and of course beer from Frankford Hall, Fette Sau and Johnny Brenda’s.
Around the corner at Sancho Pistola’s, it’s ReAnimator coffee and coffee beers brewed by local homebrewers. $30 gets you Sancho’s brunch and the coffee beers.
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Fiume | Photo by Trevor Dixon
City Tap House is wrapping everything in Bespoke bacon for happy hour. Sometimes the best ideas are the easiest. And oh yes, there will be beer from Yards, including their collaborative Just Off Walnut Belgian Brown Ale.
Also in West Philadelphia, Fiume is tapping Freigeist Ottekolong, a Kölsch too Kölsch for Köln.
Across town, Don Russell (Joe Sixpack) is going to be at Victoria’s Freehouse where he’ll be pouring ELGOOD’S Coolship #1.
Oftentimes when something seems too good to be true, it certainly is. But we haven’t found the loophole in what Underground Arts is offering tonight. The performance space is offering a $5 all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet as well as Bluegrass music and beers from Saucony Creek Brewing Company and Fegely’s Brew Works.
Tickets are available online.
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Killed enough brain cells this Beer Week? Then how about an event where you can learn something.
The beer gurus of Brauhaus Schmitz will be hosting a guided German beer tasting. The tutored tasting will feature eight .2 liter pours of German beers covering most German beer styles. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. and costs $25 per person. Get your tickets online before they sell out.
At Christ Church this evening at 5:30 p.m., you can learn about the history of Philadelphia and its connection of beer through a tour of the Christ Church Burial Ground. Tickets can be purchased at the Independence Visitor Center beforehand or at the time of tour.
Beer Week [Foobooz]
With delightful weather, celebrating Philly Beer Week outdoors has become a priority. One great spot to do that is at the official PBW Beer Garden at the Headhouse Square Shambles (2nd and Lombard). The beer garden is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and six Pennsylvania brewers are featured this evening.
Check out the full schedule for the week »