Sours Galore at Devil’s Den

2686Swap 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.

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Meet Amber Rose

Amber Rose may be more famous for the music men she dates – like Kanye West and her latest flame, rapper Wiz Khalifa – but the South Philly native’s visiting her old stomping grounds this week (July 12) to meet and greet fans whom she’s lovingly dubbed “Rosebuds.” It’s all part of her campaign with Smirnoff vodka. The model, actress and tabloid fixture became a spokesperson for the vodka company late last year, appearing in ads for new Whipped Cream and Fluffed Marshmallow flavors.

She’s also famous for her runway appearances during New York Fashion Week, a slew of music videos and modeling for Louis Vuitton.

Rose (real name Amber Levonchuck) will be at the PA Wine & Spirits Premium Collection Store (1218 Chestnut Street) at 6 p.m. tomorrow to host a vodka tasting and sign pre-purchased bottles of the good stuff.

“I can’t wait to go to Philly on Thursday,” Rose tweeted. “Good food, Family & Friends.”

Since the 28-year-old hails from these here parts, we’re wondering if anyone knew her way back when – because we’d love to see some early photos of the buzz-cut beauty. Send them to: nmcdonald@phillymag.com