Restaurants, bars, and breweries all across the region are gearing up for the 4th Annual Philly Beer Week. We’ve sifted through the program and have pulled out some events that we think are the most in keeping with the Philly Homegrown message. This is just a small snippet of what’s will be happening in the area June 3 – 12. For more information on Philly Beer Week, make sure to check out visitphilly.com/beer.
Saturday, June 4:
Bright and early on Saturday morning the Appel Farm Music Festival is hosting bands and drinks from Flying Fish Brewing Company and Auburn Road Vineyard and Winery from 10:30am-9:30pm. A bus will depart from Fergie’s Pub, $75/person for transportation and festival ticket.
If you opt out of the day-long lawn-chair music gig, then join the competition to rate your favorite regional draft and bottled beers at the Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant. Rate your “hero” beer all day, 12am-8pm.
For beer over brunch, Mid Atlantic Restaurant and Tap Room is hosting Carol and Jodi Stoudt of Stoudt’s Brewing Company.
Also on Saturday, from 11am-2pm, Johnny Brenda’s is hosting an all-local beer event (besides the British the meat pies and rock and roll).
Sunday, June 5:
Fairmount Park’s London Grill is preparing a Green Meadow Farm dinner from 4-9pm and is also hosting a beer vs. wine competition. Be there to join the jury and vote for Chaddsford Winery from the Brandywine Valley or Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Monday, June 6:
**The With Love Beer Garden opens tonight at the Four Seasons. Bill Covaleski from Victory Brewing will be on hand to answer questions and gab with attendees. For you social media mavens out there, a Four Square check-in at this venue gets you a complimentary Summer Love Ale beer koozie.**
An evening of local food and drink will take place at the London Grill from 5pm-12am. At 7pm guests are presented with Chef Terry McNalley’s three course locally inspired meal.
You’ll taste an array of Philly Foods and Brews at Bridget Foy’s from 4-10 pm. The menu includes a Jersey tomato and corn gazpacho, roast pork and broccoli rabe spring rolls, a hoagie salad, a deconstructed cheesesteak and tiramisu constructed out of Tasty Kakes.
From 8pm-11pm the Philadelphia Restaurant and Bar has given Weyerbacher Brewery complete reign over the taps.
Tuesday, June 7:
Games, dunk tanks, mechanical bulls, and local bites are on tap for tonight.
First at the London Grill, from 4pm-12am, your favorite local beer representatives will be taking turns in the dunk tank. The night’s drinks hail from Philly proper. Featured producers include Nodding Head, Yards, and Stoudt’s.
During Happy Hour at McGlinchey’s Bar and Grill from 5-7pm, Jodi Stoudt will be giving away Stoudt freebies.
At Philadelphia Restaurant and Bar from 5-8pm the taps will be devoted to Troegs Brewing Company.
From 10-11pm, Cooper’s Brick Oven Wine Bar Happy Hour special is three Dock Street beers for $6.
From 7-10pm at Standard Tap, Victory Brewing Company will start off a game of drunken balderdash. It’s up to the crowd to decipher the sincerity of the drunken stories.
Victory Brewing Company will also be at Percy Street Barbecue from 7-11pm, awarding prizes to the best mechanical-bull rider.
At JG Domestic Fine Food and Spirits seven of the Flying Fish Exit Series ales (each named after an exit on the New Jersey Turnpike) will be paired with seven dishes, $75/person, 7-10pm.
Wednesday, June 8:
It’s mid-week of Beer Week, and there are many opportunities to celebrate.
Happy Hour at Time Bar and Taproom is devoted to Weyerbacher Brewing Company, based in Easton, PA.
Happy Hour at the Sansom Street Oyster House will be serving up Victory Brews.
At the Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant from 5-8, share a round of beers with the drivers who deliver for the Philadelphia Brewing Company.
A quasi-local meet and greet will take place on Wednesday from 6pm-12am at the Local 44 beer bar. Drink to our local breweries like Stoudt’s, Victory, and Dogfish Head.
From 7:30-10:30 at Jake and Cooper’s Brick Oven Wine Bar in Manayunk drink to Fegely’s Brew Works, a farm fresh brewery, and a four course meal.
Thursday, June 9:
Kick of Thursday night with the Philadelphia Brewing Company Gong Show at the Standard Tap, from 7-10pm.
Also on Thursday night, the East Passyunk Avenue artisanal prepared foods café Plenty is sampling four dishes to be paired with selections from The Bottle Shop.
At Percy Street Barbecue, 7-10p, Chef Erin O’Shea is preparing a special summer meal and beer pairing (can you say, crabs, peaches, and craft cans?).
Wrap up the evening at Johnny Brenda’s with Pheonixville’s Sly Fox Brews.
Friday, June 10:
Happy about Victory Brewing Company? A Happy Hour will take place from 5-6pm at Copper’s Brick Oven Wine Bar on Friday night in honor of the Downingtown brewery.
Afterwards, from 6-9pm meet the makers of Stoudt’s Brewing Company at Grace Tavern in Gray’s Ferry.
Saturday, June 11:
Saturday afternoons in June are for local beers and street fairs. Troegs Brewing Company from Harrisburg is joining in on the action from 12-9pm at the annual Jazz Fest in Wayne, PA.
At Cooper’s Brick Oven Wine Bar in Manayunk the Happy Hour tradition continues. Indulge in Weyerbacher’s brews from 6-7pm, three beers for $6!
The last late night of Philly Beer Week always ends with karaoke at Fergie’s Pub, from 8-11pm. Sly Fox, Yards, Flying Fish, and other local brews are in attendance. Afterwards, head over to Copper’s Brick Oven Wine Bar until midnight and sip on Lion Brews, 3 for $6.
Sunday, June 12:
A pairing of locally produced chocolate and beer will finish the week off right, with selections from Naked Chocolate and Victory Brewing Company at the 13th Street Perch Pub, 4-9pm.