Bathtub Beer Fest Coming to the Constitution Center

If you have been counting down the days until Philly Beer Week 2013 (May 31-June 9) you can start counting down until the Bathtub Beer Fest too. On Thursday, November 15 from 7-10 p.m., the National Constitution Center will be hosting the Prohibition-era beer drinking party and PBW 2013 fundraiser. Until October 12, advance tickets are available online for $40 a person, which includes samples from 20 craft breweries and admission to the Constitution Center’s new exhibit “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.”

Read on for details and a list of participating breweries.

Modern and era-appropriate brews will be available and revelers can observe a real “bathtub brew” at the event. The open fermentation style brew will be made in homage to illegal brewing during Prohibition and will be available to drink exclusively during Beer Week. Beer will be served out of sixtels iced in bathtubs and Prohibition-era dress is encouraged.

Participating breweries include:

  • Boston Beer
  • Dock Street
  • Dogfish Head
  • Evil Genius
  • Flying Fish
  • Fegley’s
  • Fifth & Blake
  • Free Will
  • Great Lakes
  • Harpoon
  • Neshaminy Creek
  • Nodding Head
  • Prism
  • Saranac
  • Shawnee Craft
  • Sly Fox
  • Victory
  • Weyerbacher
  • Yards

The Center’s exhibit is inspired by Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, the author of which Daniel Okrent will be on hand for the event. After October 12 ticket prices are raised $5 so get them while they’re hot.