Countdown to Philly Beer Week: Day 23


Just 23 days until Philly Beer Week–the most blessed 10 days in the life of Philadelphia beer drinkers–begins.

At Foobooz, we’re doing our part to help you select wisely from the many events. Today we’re highlighting an event that should appeal to both homebrewers and extremists…

If you’re planning to cut costs for the impending recession by brewing your own beer, why not meet with the experts before you start playing with yeast? Jose Pistola’s is hosting a homebrewing event with beer hottie Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head:

The Extreme Beer Homebrew Challenge presented by Home Sweet Homebrew at Jose Pistola’s
263 S. 15th St., 215-545-4101,, 7:00 p.m. $45
Join us for beer, food and fun. Meet & greet with Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione, Home Sweet Homebrew’s George Hummel and award-winning local homebrewers. Sam will pour extreme beers from the DFH stable of wacky beers. Signed copies of his “Extreme Brewing” book will be available. Some edgy homebrews will pour and you’ll have a chance to pick up brewing tips from some of the area’s most knowledgeable homebrewers. Tickets available at Jose Pistola’s and Home Sweet Homebrew, 2008 Sansom St. 215-569-9469.

Philly Beer Week [Official Site]