Philly Beer Week: Drink Local

beeramid-bottom-940Philly Beer Week is massive. There are nearly 1,000 events, hundreds of venues and dozens of out-of-town breweries elbowing their way in to get your attention. And it’s great. Variety is the spice of life after all. But we don’t want to forget our local breweries. So we’ve picked a single event for every local brewery participating in Philly Beer Week. So while it is fun to get that rarity from the brewery that only comes to town once a year, also lift a glass to the guys that work down the block.

Local Focused Events

All Week

Support Your Local Cans at Percy Street
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

To give maximum shine to the craft brewers canning beer in Pennsylvania, Percy Street Barbecue is offering $3 Local Cans all Beer Week long.

Uno Pizzeria & Grille

All week Uno locations are dedicating a day to local beers. Check the Uno closest to you for what day they’re concentrating on the locals.

Saturday, May 30

Field House – Locals Only
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Here’s the Draught List:

  • Sly Fox: SRT Ale, Dad Vail Pale, O’Reilly’s Stout
  • Yuengling: Lager, Summer Wheat, Chesterfield Ale
  • Conshohocken: IPA, In Your Eyes, Ivory Leg Imperial Wit
  • Manayunk: Crossing Bridges, Day Dreamin’, McYunks Scottish Ale

Johnny Brenda’s – It’s a FiRKiN RiOT!
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

It’s local beer and British food and rock. Firkins on tap from:

  • Weyerbacher Tarte Nouveau
  • Fegley’s Brew Works (tba)
  • Stoudt’s (Hoppy Helles)
  • Dogfish Head (tba)
  • Sixpoint Righteous Rye
  • Manayunk Hop Phanatic
  • Free Will Kragle IPA
  • Flying Fish Brotherly Suds
  • Cape May Brewing IPA
  • Troeg’s (tba)
  • Dock Street Jip the Blood
  • Victory (tba)
  • Sly Fox Sawtown Standard Lager
  • Yards Belgian IPA
  • HiJinx Brewing Kung Fu Gnome
  • Conshohocken Brewing Doll’s Eye Dark Ale
  • Saint Benjamin Brewing Liaison Saison

PBW Local Yokul at Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Bensalem
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

It’s all beers from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Monday, June 1

Crimped Denim Jughandles: The Jersey Event at BRU Craft & Wurst
4 PM to 2 AM

It’s all about the Garden State at BRU for this event.

  • Flying Fish Farmhouse
  • Flying Fish Brotherly Suds
  • Flying Fish Gone Fishin’ IPA
  • Cape May Tower 23
  • Cape May Saison
  • Cape May Justin’s Nui Coconut IPA
  • River Horse Bourbon BA Tripel
  • River Horse Bourbon BA Porter
  • River Horse Bourbon BA Stout
  • Spellbound Palo Santo Porter
  • Spellbound Peach IPA
  • Spellbound Tripel w/ Cherries
  • Carton Tharsis
  • Carton 077XX w/ Mosaic
  • Carton Irish Coffee

Thursday, June 4

Battle RoyAle at Time Restaurant
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

10 PA breweries will come together to compete for the right to say “na na na na boo boo I’m better than you” to their fellow brewers in arms.

Friday, June 5

Best of Bucks at Bottle Bar East
7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

An evening featuring the best of Bucks County, including:

  • Broken Goblet
  • Doylestown Brewing Company
  • Free Will Brewing Co.
  • Naked Brewing
  • Neshaminy Brewing

Local Brewery Events

2nd Story

Barrel-Aged Beer night at 2nd Story Brewing
Monday, June 1
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The brewery might be new but they’ve been around long enough to age some beers. 2nd Story will have 2 versions of a Breakfast Stout, both aged in Dad’s Hat Rye barrels.

Barren Hill

The 5 O’clock Shave at Hotel Palomar
Sunday, May 31 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Price: Pay As You Go

Hotel Palomar is creating a pop-up pub with an exclusive Barren Hill Brewery beer bar and the option to  be treated to for-charity straight razor shaves from the masters at The Duke Barber Co.

Broken Goblet

Broken Goblet Brunch at Varga Bar
Saturday, June 6
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Special drafts from the Bucks County brewery will be available including their Thorin.

Cape May Brewing

Cape May Beach Day at Pitchers Pub (and bike race)
Sunday, June 7
11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Cape May Brewing joins Main Street’s Pitchers Pub for the Manayunk Bike Race.

Conshohocken Brewing Co.

Conshohocken Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Kennett
Thursday, June 4
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Conshohocken Brewing Company is joining up with Kennett in a five-course beer pairing dinner.

Dock Street Brewing

Dock Street’s 7th Annual Free Music Fest & Scavenger Run
Sunday, June 7
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Dock Street PBW Music Fest is a celebration of great beer, delicious food, and the best of Philly music.

Dogfish Head Brewing

Vintage Dogfish Head Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 at Fiume
Tuesday, June 2; Wednesday, June 3
6:00 PM – 1:30 AM

The West Philly bar has been aging some of Dogfish Head’s best beers. On Tuesday that will include 2012 bottles of 120 Minute IPA and on Wednesday, 2010 Worldwide Stouts. And that’s just the headliners.

Evil Genius Brewing

Evil Genius Scavenger Hunt at Bierstube
Sunday, May 31
1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Evil Genius will be leading a scavenger hunt throughout Old City while Bierstube features their beers.

Fegley’s Brew Works

An Ode to Hops at Interstate Draft House
Monday, June 1
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Fegley’s will be bringing their hoppy beers to this Fishtown bar.

Flying Fish Brewing

Asian Street Food BBQ at Bing Bing
Sunday, May 31
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Bing Bing is creating an outdoor Asian street food sidewalk barbecue with grilled things on sticks, baked pork belly bao and beer flavored soft serve ice cream for $3, and $4 Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale.

Free Will Brewing

“The Belgian Reunion” with Free Will and Hof Ten Dormaal with brewers John Stemler and Jef Janssens at Jose Pistola’s
Saturday, May 30
6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Free Will brewed the Philly Beer Week Belgian collaboration this year with Hof Ten Dormaal. The crew reunites at Jose Pistola’s for some awesome sour beers.

Iron Hill Brewing

Iron Hill 5th Annual Big Ass Beer Dinner at Good Dog Bar
Sunday, May 31
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

5 Beers, 5 Courses, $50. This is always a buzzed about event. Check out the menu and buy your tickets now.

Nodding Head

Decker and Sam Happy Hour at American Sardine Bar
Monday, June 1
4:30 – 7 PM

Nodding Head may not have a brewery right now but they do have some pull. Join Nodding Head’s Curt Decker and Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione for rare beers, vintage bottles and an epic bro-down.

Philadelphia Brewing Co.

Chinatown Pig Roast at Bar-Ly
Thursday, June 4
6:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Free pig. Bar-Ly is butchering and roasting a whole pig in the traditional Chinese style. Philadelphia Brewing will be one of the breweries featured.

Round Guys Brewing

Danya Henninger presents Coffee in the Beer Garden of Good and Evil at Fergie’s Pub
Wednesday, June 3
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Love beer and love coffee? Then this is the event as food writer Danya Heninger roasts coffee and discusses the similarities and differences between beer and coffee. There are also 5 coffee-infused beers pouring including Round Guys Uncle Ebenezer.

Saint Benjamin Brewing

First Friday Beer & Ice Cream at Little Baby’s
Friday, June 5
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Little Baby’s and Saint Benjamin are teaming up for First Friday in Fishtown. They have created a Pepper Lavender Ice Cream inspired by and to be paired with Saint Benjamin’s Liason Saison.

ShawneeCraft Brewery

ShawneeCraft Ales at Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery
Tuesday, June 2
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Barren Hill will be pouring Imperial Porter with Cocoa Nibs, Triple Pale Ale on Nitro, Session IPA & Berliner Weisse. All are a dollar off.

Sly Fox Brewing

2nd Annual Sly Fox and Troegs Canwood Derby at Good Dog Bar
Friday, June 5
5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Sly Fox and Troegs invite you to Good Dog’s 2nd Annual Canwood Derby. There will be a custom built derby track. Car kits are on sale now at Good Dog Bar so build your car before the race.

Stoudts Brewing

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Tournament at Founding Fathers Sport Bar & Grill 
Monday, June 1
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

It is an old school competition as Stoudt’s hosts Founding Fathers Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the evening’s top contenders, here’s hoping you don’t get the robot with the hair trigger head.

Tired Hands Brewing

Beer Dinner at Aldine
Friday, May 29

Since Aldine opened Tired Hands owners Jean Broillet IV and Julie Foster have been regulars. On Friday, they’ll be hosting a beer dinner at Aldine and showing off two beers custom-brewed for the restaurant. All of Aldine’s taps will be pouring Tired Hands beers throughout Beer Week.

The Other Farm Brewing

Frecon Farms Cider, Beer and Jazz at TIME Restaurant
Wednesday, June 3
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Frecon Farms will be pouring their ciders and ales and jamming with their own jazz band.

Troegs Brewing

Scratch/Stone Event at Bottle Bar East
Wednesday, June 3
7:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Troegs Scratch Series and some oddities from Stone Brewing from San Diego. This is the kind of mashup that makes us love Philly Beer Week.

Vault Brewing

Bantlers, Brews & Barley at Deer Creek Malthouse 
Saturday, May 30
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Price: Free

Come join Vault and other local brewers for a day of farming and malting as you learn what it takes to make a truly local beer.

Victory Brewing

Spin The Bottle w/ Bill Covaleski at Alla Spina
Wednesday, June 3
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Bill Covaleski will be bringing some Craft Beer Conference beer, an arsenal of pairing suggestions, and a “Wheel of Victory.”

 Weyerbacher Brewing

Picnic Under the Stairs w/ Weyerbacher at U-Bahn
Saturday, May 30
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Picnic specials and Weyerbacher beer. Come for the fried chicken, stay for the Tart Nouveau.

Yards Brewing

Sundae with Yards and Questlove at City Tap House
Sunday, May 31
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

How do you turbo charge a Philly Beer Week event. Add Questlove.