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Philly Beer Week is Sending One Lucky Beer Lover to Belgium

Philly Beer Week is Sending One Lucky Beer Lover to Belgium

Philly Beer Week (PBW) is excited to announce that this year’s fundraiser and live raffle drawing will be held on Thursday, November 17 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at City Tap House Logan Square. PBW is teaming up with famed brewery De Struise Brouwers and head brewer Urbain Coutteau to brew a special collaboration beer to celebrate PBW’s 10th Anniversary that will be served at select bars and restaurants during PBW 2017. As in years past, one lucky winner will travel to Belgium, accompanied by a local brewer of their choice, to create the collaboration brew. Raffle tickets can be purchased online (click to purchase); the trip will take place in January 2017.

 

  • The annual PBW Raffle is a fundraiser for Philly Beer Week, a 501(c)6 non-profit that supports the diverse and dynamic beer and brewing culture of the greater Philadelphia area
    • Tickets are $6 each or 4 for $20; when purchased, the entrant chooses among a list of participating local brewers to accompany them in the event that they win
    • This year’s Grand Prize is a trip to Belgium to collaborate with De Struise Brouwers
    • The trip is sponsored by Shelton Brothers Importers, led by Dan Shelton
    • The package includes two roundtrip airline tickets from Philadelphia to Belgium, along with accommodations for two nights in Belgium
    • Additional prizes are also available, and include tickets to PBW events, brewery tours and other goodies from PBW’s participating restaurants, craft beer bars and breweries

 

  • Entrants can purchase as many tickets as they like, for more chances to win
    • All entrants must be at least 21 years old
    • The winner will be drawn live on Thursday, November 17 at City Tap House Logan Square, during a lively party featuring special firkins and rare brews from participating local breweries
    • Winners need not be present to win, but are encouraged to attend
    • Winners must have a valid passport or the ability to secure one in time for the trip
    • Tickets can be purchased online (click to purchase); or in-person at some of the region’s beer and cider festivals, including Pour to the Core(Oct. 15)
    • The ticket purchaser will select a professional brewer from a designated list of participating Philadelphia area breweries (see below) at the time of purchase; the two will head to Belgium together for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
    • Contest open to only local brewers; there is a 3-year waiting rule for previous winnersJohn Stemler (Free Will) was the 2015 winner and Tom Kehoe (Yards) was the 2016 winner

 

  • Participating local breweries and brewers on this year’s ballot listed below:
    • 2SP – Bob Barrar
    • Cape May Brewing – Ryan Krill
    • Conshohocken – Andrew Horne
    • Dock Street – Vince DesRosiers
    • Double Nickel – Drew Perry
    • Evil Genius – Trevor Hayward
    • Evolution Brewing – Mike Piorunski
    • Fegley’s Brew Works – Mike Wieboldt
    • Flying Fish – Barry Holstein
    • Forest & Main – Gerald Olson
    • Iron Hill – Andrew Johnston
    • Lancaster Brewing – Mark Braunwarth
    • Levante – Tim Floros
    • Manayunk Brewing – Evan Fritz
    • Philadelphia Brewing Company – Ben Schamberg
    • River Horse Brewing – Chris Rakow
    • ShawneeCraft – Devin Vogel
    • Ship Bottom – Robert Zarko
    • Sly Fox – Brian O’Reilly
    • Sole Artisan Ales – Joe Percoco
    • Saint Benjamin – Andrew Foss
    • Stable 12 – Mike Deger
    • Sterling Pig – Brian McConnell
    • Stoudt’s – Jack Sweeney
    • Troegs – Tim Mayhew
    • Victory – Dennis Leonard
    • Weyerbacher – Scott Bicksler
    • Wyndridge Farm – Pete Koelsch
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