Philly Beer Week’s Opening Tap Is Just Days Away


Opening Tap 2014 | Photo by Stephen Lyford

Philly Beer Week officially kicks off this Friday evening with the Opening Tap. The event features 42 local breweries offering samples of their beer as well as the official debut of Brotherly Suds, the local collaborative brew created by Flying Fish, Iron Hill, Nodding Head, Sly Fox, Earth Bread + Brewery, Troegs, Victory, Weyerbacher and Yards.

Opening Tap is at the 23rd Street Armory in Center City and runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Three tiers of admission are available:

  • General Admission: $46
  • VIP Admission: $92 (includes an additional hour of access, beginning at 6 p.m., plus exclusive beers, a buffet and a special beer and cheese pairing from Di Bruno Bros.)
  • Designated Driver Admission: $25

Opening Tap is one of our must-hit Beer Week events as it is a boozy barometer of the state of the region’s beer scene.

Among the breweries being featured at Opening Tap:

  • 2nd Story, Barren Hill
  • Samuel Adams
  • Broken Goblet
  • Cape May Brewing
  • Conshohocken Brewing
  • Dock Street
  • Dogfish Head
  • Doylestown Brewing
  • Evil Genius
  • Fegley’s Brew Works
  • Flying Fish
  • Free Will
  • Home Sweet Homebrew
  • Iron Hill Brewery
  • Keystone Homebrew
  • Kurant Cider
  • Lancaster Brewing
  • Manayunk Brewing
  • Penn Brewery
  • Philadelphia Brewing Company
  • Riverhorse
  • Rock Bottom
  • Round Guys
  • Saucony Creek
  • Shawnee Craft
  • Ship Bottom
  • Sly Fox
  • Spring House
  • Saint Benjamin
  • St. Boniface
  • Stoudt’s
  • Susquehanna
  • The Lion
  • The Other Farm
  • Troegs
  • Vault
  • Victory
  • Weyerbacher
  • Wyndridge Brewery & Cider
  • Yards
  • Yuengling

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