Philly Beer Week
Philly is one of the best beer cities in the country, the selection we have is top notch year round. Already this year we’ve played host to some world famous breweriers like the world-renowned Mikkeller brewery from Denmark. Mikkeller has returned for Phily Beer Week and will be brewing three special beers with Farmer’s Cabinet.
If you’ve never tried Mikkeller I highly recommend it, their beers are like none other in terms of taste and complexity, it’s a real treat and definitely a memorable experience.
PBW tends to be a bit more locally focused so you’ll find plenty of events from North American and Philadelphia breweries such as Dock Street, Dogfish Head, Flying Fish, Iron Hill, Nodding Head, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Prism, Round Guys, Sly Fox, Stoudts, Victory, among others.
You can get a great seasonal selection of beer from across the country and the world pretty much any time in Philly now, but PBW is a good excuse to attend some block parties and drink outside with your friends. There is a ton going on each day, but here are a few events I recommend:
Friday Jun 1
7:30 p.m. Opening Tap kick off with Mayor Nutter at the Independence Visitor Center. $40
Saturday Jun 2 [Center City]
11 a.m. - 6 p.m Pin-ups Block Party at Varga Bar
Sunday Jun 3 [South Philly]
12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Cirque du Saison Street Festival BBQ at Tapestry. Over 40 of the best Belgian saisons will be poured.
11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Pub Crawl along East Passyunk Ave. 10 different beer-themed events at Birra, Stogie Joe’s, P.O.P.E, Lucky 13, Le Virtu, The Bottle Shop, Stateside, Noir Restaurant and Bar South Philly Bar & Grill.
Monday Jun 4 [Center City]
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. With Love Beer Garden presents Victory Brewing at the Four Seasons Hotel
Tuesday Jun 5 [Old City]
5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Taste of Vermont with Longtrail, Otter Creek and Wolavers at Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant
8 p.m. - 11 p.m. California Drinkin’ with Anchor Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing, Stone Brewing at Khyber Pass Pub
Wednesday Jun 6 [West Philly]
7 p.m. - 12 a.m. Sixpoint Tap Takeover at City Tap House
Thursday Jun 7 [University City and South Street]
3 p.m. - 12 a.m. Sansom St. Soiree between 34th & 36th streets. Block party with White Dog Cafe, New Deck Tavern, Baby Blues BBQ $10
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Mechanical Bull Ride at Percy St. BBQ. Teams will buck and ride for the title and trophy of 2012 PBW Bull Riding Champ
Friday Jun 8 [South Street]
12 p.m. - 2 a.m. Barrel Aged Extravaganza at Twisted Tail Beers aged in Bourbon, rum and gin barrels paired with the spirits that originally soaked the wood.
Saturday Jun 9 [Fishtown]
12:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. FestivALE Johnny Brenda’s and Frankford Hall street fest
Sunday Jun 10 [West Philly]
11 a.m. - 12 a.m. Russian River Sunday at Local 44