Are you already drunk as eff on Philly Beer Week
information? Here's some more! We'll try to keep it as straightforward as possible. Mainly this is just an excuse to use our sweet proprietary PBW logo at right. Bottoms up, kids!
Friday, June 4
is tonight at 7:30, at the Independence Visitors Center
(Sixth and Market). This is the photo-op-crazy event where Nutter
rocks the big Hammer of Glory
The Chemical Heritage Foundation
(315 Chestnut St.) is hosting an educational beer tasting/talk from 5 to 8 p.m. It'll feature CHF scholar John Ceccatti
and brewers from Dock Street
talking up "the history of hops and the pedagogy of porters."
brewmaster Bill Covaleski
will serve the first pints of his brand-new Summer Love Ale
(we told you about it in Small Bites
) during tonight's happy hour at Johnny Brenda's
(1201 N. Frankford Ave.).
Resurrection Ale House
(2425 Grays Ferry Ave.) is pouring beers from SoCal's Green Flash
all night. Get their IPA.
(3711 Market St.) is doing $3 drafts and happy-hour snacks at the bar on out on their sweet patio.
Saturday, June 5
(138 Market St.) is hosting a Yards Beer Brunch
, featuring the brewery's Tom Kehoe
, from noon to 2 p.m.
From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., hit up 10th Street between Locust and Spruce for a Varga Bar
block party that'll feature hot dog/wing eating contests, music, and chef Evan Turney
grilling up kobe beef burgers and dogs.
Our pick for best-named event of the weekend: Yuengtoberfest
(611 S. Third St.). All Yuengling drafts are $3.50, and we're told both Jennifer Yuengling
and Lord Chesterfield in the damn flesh
will be there from 1 to 4 p.m. Prizes and giveaways too.
Saturday also marks the official debut of Flying Fish's
brand-new Exit 6,
which we wrote about on Tuesday.
They'll start pouring the rye ale at 3 pm. at Nodding Head
(1516 Sansom, second floor).
Sunday, June 6
UPDATE [05jun10]: Doug Hager
of Brauhaus Schmitz
tells Meal Ticket that Saturday's Bierfest
at the German Society of Philadelphia
(611 Spring Garden St.) was such a success that they're doing it again on Sunday. It'll run at the GSoP from 2 to 6 p.m.; beer tickets, which include a sandwich (they're roasting a whole pig), will be $3, $2 less than Saturday's tix. Beer lineup here.
Smoke 'Em If yous Got' Em
at Yards Brewing
(901 N. Delaware Ave.) this annual event features hellacious amounts of smoked beer (look at this lineup
) and tons of barbecue. (We'll be sitting in as one of the judges for the amateur barbecue cook-off.)
Head to Hawthornes
(738 S. 11th St.) at 3 p.m. for a meet-the-brewer with Florida's Cigar City
. They'll be pouring stuff from their Humidor Series
, a limited-quantity lineup of cedar-aged brews.
Meet Jean Van Roy
at Tria Rittenhouse
(123 S. 18th St.) from 5 to 6 p.m. Check out our April '09 Q&A with the dude
to help you develop some sweet questions.