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Joe Sixpack makes a good point in his Daily News column today. Though the Great American Beer Festival is in October, the beers that are judged are due into Denver this weekend. That means local breweries that are submitting beers for judging are putting those beers on tap in Philadelphia this weekend. And Joe Sixpack being Joe Sixpack, he has where you should be heading.
Raise a glass to summer’s final days with local brewers’ championship beers and these beer events [Philadelphia Daily News]
As a thanks to those who supported the University City location and in celebration of the soon-to-be Logan Square location, City Tap House is hosting Pop-Up Wednesdays in the courtyard of One Logan Square. Every Wednesday until September 3rd, you’ll not only get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the fall, but complimentary food, as well.
Each week, the restaurant will pair up with a different beer distributor to give you an on-the-house treat. Today, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., enjoy a Victory Root Beer Float and Bacon Popcorn.
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On Wednesday, August 13th, Amis is hosting a Victory Brewing beer dinner. The four-course beer-centric feast is $65 and includes beer pairings with each course. Chef Brad Spence and his executive sous chef, Ned Maddock have created a menu focusing on the beer, barley and hops of Victory as an essential part of each dish.
The dinner was inspired by the pair’s time at Victory Brewing Co., when they were preparing a 200 pound mortadella for the Great Chefs Event.
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Victory Brewing Company has provided an update to their brewpub coming to Kennett Square. The brewpub that will include a seven barrel brewery is aiming to open this fall at Cypress and Mill Roads in Kennett.
The beers brewed on site will include test brews as well as core Victory beers like Hop Devil. The Kennett Square brewpub will also fill growlers and sell merchandise via an onsite store.
The menu will include favorites from the Downingtown brewpub plus items inspired by local ingredients.
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The East vs. West Coast battle is back, but this time with a lot more drinking. Tonight, Thursday, July 17th, Side Bar and Restaurant is hosting a Victory/Stone Brew Fest. Starting at 8 p.m. Victory Brewing Co., and Stone Brewing Co., from Southern Califormia will both have 10 speciality beers on tap and 2 company classics. And as you sip on your beer, enjoy the live music and company of representatives from both breweries to talk about beer, beer, and more beer. Plus, be on the lookout for giveaways from Victory, Stone, and Else Wear Apparel.
To check out the official lineup and get more information on the event, click here.
Side Bar and Restaurant [Official]
This Saturday, July 19th, the 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Cook-Off is back and bigger than ever. Last year’s event featured 11 restaurants and food trucks, and this year’s will feature 20. The judges’ decision will be much more difficult and as a visitor, your stomach will be much more full.
Starting at 1 p.m., guests are welcome to sample the hot dogs, enjoy craft beer from Victory Brewing Company, jam out to live music and even vote for their favorite dog of the day. General admission is free, but food/drinks tickets cost $10 for 4 and $30 for 15. Or, if you’re looking for that VIP treatment, spend $30 and get early access at noon, a VIP gift, and 20 food/drink tickets. Proceeds will go to the preservation of the Headhouse Square Shambles. To purchase tickets, click here.
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Our media partner 6 ABC did a feature on our “Beeramid” of the best craft beers from the Philadelphia area. Check out the FYI Philly feature for peeks at Yards, Tired Hands and Victory Brewing Co.
The Best Craft Beers from Philadelphia [Foobooz]
Philly Beer Week happens this month, and that got us thinking: What is the best local brew out there? So to answer that question, we sampled, then we sampled some more. We argued over the best beer in each particular style and who would be the overall champ — One Beer to Rule Them All.
And then, when all that was done, we ranked the top 25 best local beers and stacked them the way your old man or the corner bar would.
So behold — the Philly Beeramid of Excellence. And drink up.
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This Saturday, April 18th, Memphis Taproom is celebrating its sixth anniversary and the return of its beer garden and hot dog truck.
The celebratory beer bash will include the debut of Memphis Taproom’s latest collaboration beer, UNITY, a Kölsch-style beer brewed with Hersbrucker hops by Victory Brewing Co.
Outdoors, the hot dogs will be grilling and the sun will be shining. There will also be some new Memphis Taproom/DeDolle t-shirts for sale.
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