Swap your summer pilsners and pale ales for something with a little more tang. Devil’s Den will soon be serving beers that are sour, tart, bitter and sharp. Beginning Saturday, August 16th until Friday, August 22nd, the gastropub will be celebrating their 5th Annual Sourfest. For seven days one draft tower will be completely devoted to sour beers. That’s a total of 8 lines and plenty of sours to try throughout the week.
In keeping with the celebration, Tuesday August 19th, Don Russell, better known as Joe Sixpack, will be hosting a sour tasting and brewing class. Devil’s Den will serve as your classroom as you learn the fine techniques behind preparing a pucker worthy brew. All students will also enjoy appetizers and a tasting of six different sour beers such as Free Will Peach Lambic, Bruery Oude Tart, Barren Hill Berliner Weisse, Bom Wild & Funky #1, Allagash Confluence and Tilquin Gueze. The class is $35 per person and tickets can be purchased at the bar or online.
Devil’s Den [Foobooz]
Tonight, Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen is hosting a special snobby beer tap takeover they’re calling “What the Brett!” The night will be a celebration of high-brow beers brewed with brettanomyces, sours and other good stuff.
In addition to the special beers there will also be food specials like eggplant caviar, lobster mac ‘n cheese and champange mussels.
Beers range from $6 to $8 and are $2 off during happy hour from 6 to 7 p.m.
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We got the last minute details on Vedge’s sour beer dinner that is set for tonight. The dinner features beers from 12 Percent Importers and is $85 per person. The only seating for the dinner is 7 p.m.
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Devil’s Den in South Philly is the latest bar to go bonkers for sour beers. Running from Saturday, August 17th through Friday, August 23rd, the South Philadelphia bar is holding its fourth annual Pucker Up Sourfest. Sixteen draft lines will be dedicated to sour beers on Saturday and the remainder of the week, at least half of the draft lines at Devil’s Den will offer sour beers. These sour beers are rare, some brewed only once, some off season, others are just handpicked by owner Erin Wallace because they are just the funky, tart, sour, and lip-puckering flavor you would want from a sour beer.
Pucker Up 2013 at Devil’s Den [Facebook]
Sour Fest Tap List for Saturday [Philly Tap Finder]
Pucker up sour beer lovers. City Tap House has an event for you tomorrow. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. the University City beer bar will be offering lambics, American wild ales, Flemish Reds and Berlinner Weises. $30 tasting packages will be available that will get you a Sour Saturday glass and ten drink tokens. A little hesitant on getting your tart on? City Tap House is also offering pay-as-you-go options.
This Sunday, August 4th, 12 Steps Down will host a wheat and sour beer festival. The fun begins at 4 p.m. and runs all night.
Check out the ten beers they’ll have on tap »