Philly Beer Week(end)


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As you can see there are a ton of beer events happening around the area, in fact that’s why Philadelphia Beer Week started in March. And although the official Beer Week has moved to June (6/4 to 6/13) many events have remained in March and particularly between the 12th and 14th. In fact it’s been dubbed Philly Beer Week(end) and serves as an official preview to Beer Week.

Check out all the events after the jump.

Friday, March 12

“City Tavern Celebrates the Ales of the Revolution!” City Tavern (138 South 2ndStreet), available all day, beginning at 11:30 a.m., $45 – join chef/proprietor Walter Staib for a special menu honoring Yards Brewing Company’s ‘Ales of the Revolution’ beers

“IPAs Greatest Hits,” Sidecar Bar & Grille (2201 Christian Street), available all day, beginning at 3 p.m., “Pay as you go” – featuring special pricing on famed IPAs, ideal for side-by-side tasting comparisons

“Meet Latis Imports,” London Grill (2301 Fairmount Avenue), 6 p.m. – 12 midnight, “Pay as you go” – featuring special pricing on Belgian draught beers including the nation’s best seller and Kriek’s popular cherry lambic

“Ommegang and Duvel,” The Belgian Café (601 North 21st Street), 7 p.m., “Pay as you go” – featuring hard-to-find offerings from Ommegang and Duvel, including draughts, with Philadelphia market representative Megan Maguire available for Q&A

“Pour Your Own Guinness,” O’Neal’s (611 South 3rd Street), 9 p.m., “Pay as you go” – learn to pour Guinness like a pro and compete for the “Best Pour” prize

“Firkin Friday,” Good Dog Bar (224 South 15th Street), 7 p.m., “Pay as you go” – featuring a firkin from Yards Brewing Company

Saturday, March 13

“The First-Annual Craft Beer Express,” various locations, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., pick-ups every half-hour, $15 for non-stop on-off bus transportation, plus “Pay as you go” at each bar – an eight-bar “craft beer bus tour,” featuring ferry buses with on-board “beerambassadors” between stops that include:  Johnny Brenda’s (1201 Frankford Avenue) “Stout Brunch”;  Standard Tap (901 North 2nd Street) “Big Wood Weekend”;  The Institute (549 North 12th Street) “Beastly-Good Barleywines”;  Brauhaus Schmitz(718 South Street) “Stoudt’s Debut of Karnival Kolsch”;  Devil’s Den (1148 South 11thStreet) “Cheese and Beer Pairing, featuring Duvel and Ommegang”;  Jose Pistola’s (263 South 15th Street) “Ithaca Brewing Brunch”;  Kite and Key (1836 Callowhill Street) “Around the Clock with Dogfish Head’s IPAs”;  and Sidecar Bar & Grille (2201 Christian Street) “The Double IPA Event”.

“City Tavern Celebrates the Ales of the Revolution!” City Tavern (138 South 2ndStreet), available all day, beginning at 11:30 a.m., $45 – join chef/proprietor Walter Staib for a special menu honoring Yards Brewing Company’s ‘Ales of the Revolution’ beers

“Russian River Keg Tap,” Tria (123 South 18th Street; 1137 Spruce Street), 12 noon, “Pay as you go” – featuring two kegs of rare Russian River beers: Pliny the Younger (Wash West location) and Supplication (Rittenhouse location)

“Philly Beer Crawl Day,” McGillin’s Olde Ale House (1310 Drury Street), 12 noon, “Pay as you go” – featuring green beer and “green cheer” at Philadelphia’s oldest continuously operating tavern

“Scandinavian Ski Saturday Draft,” The Belgian Café (601 North 21st Street), 4 p.m., “Pay as you go” – featuring Scandinavian draughts from Nogne-O Brewery in Norway, Mikkeler in Denmark and Sinebrychoff in Finland

“Kick the Keg Night,” London Grill (2301 Fairmount Avenue), 6 p.m. – 12 midnight, “Pay as you go” – featuring Stoudt’s Willie Sutton Lager and special incentive pricing to “kick the kegs” and make way for spring beers

“Iron Hill Beer Dinner,” Swift Half Pub (1001 North 2nd Street), 7 p.m., $55 – featuring a four-course menu of Chef Jessica O’Donnell’s innovative pub fare paired with beers from Iron Hill Lancaster’s Paul Rutherford

“Feats of Strength & Weakness,” The Grey Lodge Pub (6235 Frankford Avenue), 8 p.m., “Pay as you go” – featuring brewery reps competing in feats of physical and mental strength while their lowest-octane beers compete in a feat of weakness to determine best session beer

Sunday, March 14

“IPAs Greatest Hits,” Sidecar Bar & Grille (2201 Christian Street), available all day, beginning at 10:30 a.m., “Pay as you go” – featuring special pricing on famed IPAs, ideal for side-by-side tasting comparisons “Big Wood Weekend,” Standard Tap (901 North 2nd Street), 11 a.m., “Pay as you go” – featuring special pricing and availability of wood-smoked and wood barrel-aged beers

“St. Patty’s Parade Beerfest,” O’Neal’s (611 South 3rd Street), 11 a.m., “Pay as you go” – featuring local and microbrews on draught and in bottles, as well as Irish favorites

“3rd-Annual Stone Brunch,” Teresa’s Café & Next Door (124-6 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA), 11 a.m., “Pay as you go” – featuring Stone Brewing Company’s beers and brunch foods

“City Tavern Celebrates the Ales of the Revolution!” City Tavern (138 South 2ndStreet), available all day, beginning at 11:30 a.m., $45 – join chef/proprietor Walter Staib for a special menu honoring Yards Brewing Company’s ‘Ales of the Revolution’ beers

“St Patty’s Day Parade Warm-Up,” McGillin’s Olde Ale House (1310 Drury Street), 12 noon, “Pay as you go” – featuring green beer and “green cheer” at Philadelphia’s oldest continuously operating tavern

“Sixth-Annual Brewers Plate,” Penn Museum (3260 South Street), 4 p.m., $55 – a beer-lovers’ favorite that pairs dozens of locally brewed ales and lagers with dishes created by the region’s top restaurants.  Proceeds benefit the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market, a year-round venue for local, humane producers, growers, farmers and fishers to sell their wares.  For more information, please visit www.thebrewersplate.org.

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