Countdown to Philly Beer Week: Day 21-18



 Just 18 days until Philly Beer Week–the most blessed 10 days in the life of Philadelphia beer drinkers–begins.

We have four events to highlight today–the celebration of beer drinking does not take the weekend off!–including a test, a ragin’ Cajun, a reading (with beer) and a bitter party…

On Monday, March 10th, test your beer knowledge and win prizes at the Khyber’s Bar Exam:

56 S. 2nd Street, 215-238-5888,, 8 p.m. Free
Teams pit their brains and livers against one another on all things beer. The night will feature four beers on special from Philadelphia Brewing Company, who will also be providing prizes and good times for winners, losers and boozers.

Didn’t get a chance to celebrate Mardi Gras? Head to the Sidecar on Tuesday, March 11th for an Abita Beer Tasting:

2201 Christian St., 215-732-3429,
Abita brewing, from Louisiana will join us for a beer tasting and will be supported by a Creole/Cajun food menu.

Check out Johnny Brenda’s new addition at the Joe Sixpack Beer Dinner with beer expert Don Russell on Wednesday, March 12th while he reads from his new Philly beer book:

Frankford & Girard avenues, 215-739-9684,, 7 p.m., $25
Meet Joe Sixpack Beer Reporter of the Philadelphia Daily News and enjoy the new dining room at this Fishtown landmark, with a special dinner matching plates with world-class drafts. Dinner includes 4 beers paired with 4 plates, tickets available online or at the bar. Author Don Russell will be reading from his newly released Joe Sixpack’s Philly Beer Guide: A Reporter’s Notes on the Best Beer-Drinking City in America.

Don’t be bitter – drink bitter! Put on your drinking shoes and head to Triumph for a Pilsner Gala on Thursday, March 13th:

117 Chestnut St., 215-625-0855,, 6-10 p.m. Free
Beer writer Lew Bryson and head brewer Jay Misson host a Pilsner Gala at Triumph Old City. Experience the striking beauty and surprising variety pilsners possess, tasting pilsners from Triumph, Stoudt’s, Sly Fox, and more, with a menu of authentic “schmankerl,” German beerhall snacks.

 Philly Beer Week [Official Site]