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18 Events You Have to Attend During Philly Beer Week!

18 Events You Have to Attend During Philly Beer Week!

18 Events You Have to Attend During Philly Beer Week!


Philly Beer Week is back and bigger than ever with hundreds events and dozens of restaurants, bars and other venues around the region pouring unique and rare brews between June 1-10, 2018.  Philly Loves Beer presents this annual celebration that spotlights the craft beer scene in Philadelphia, that is recognized around the country.  For the second year in a row, Uptown Beer Garden will serve as the official beer garden for Philly Beer Week. In addition to Uptown Beer Garden, Aversa PR has nearly a dozen clients hosting 45+ unique events. Look for top events and brewer collaborations at BRU Craft & Wurst, U-Bahn, Cinder Copper & Lace, Uptown Beer Garden, East Passyunk, Taproom on 19th, Dim Sum House by Jane G’s, Bartram’s Garden and Mad Rex Restaurant & Virtual Reality Lounge. Below please find 18 featured events to quench your thirst – ranging from food and drink pairings, beer cocktails, beer and brunch, rare pourings, brewery collaborations, outdoor barbecues, beer and boats – and so much more. The events below are across the city – from University City to Fishtown, Rittenhouse to South Philly – and all points in between. Cheers.

Dim Sum House by Jane G’s

3939 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104


University City

Beer and Dumplings Pairings

Friday, June 8, 2018

11:30am to 2:00am

$15.00/per person

Head to University City for all day dim sum and pair your beer with the city’s best Shanghai dumplings. This sweet deal features four beers and four dumplings for only $15 – one of the best beer week deals in the city.  Beers include: Evolution Lot 215 – Orange Crush, Evolution Lot 3 IPS, UFO Pink Lemonade & UFO Wheat Hefeweizen. Dumplings from Shanghai include two Pork Soup Dumplings, one Crab & Pork Soup Dumpling and one Extra Spicy Pork Soup Dumpling.

Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19143




Beer and Boats at Bartram’s Garden

Thursday, June 7, 2018

4:00pm – 8:00pm

$15.00 per person

Celebrate Philly Beer Week in the great outdoors with local brews served at the Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse on the Schuylkill River. Tickets include the cost of the first beer and a boat or kayak excursion out onto the Schuylkill River from our Community Boathouse. All instruction and equipment provided. Kids boat free with a parent or guardian!  LJ Brubaker, resident expert Sea Shantiest, will lead guests in sing-a-long. Lyrics provided, no judgment offered.

“Many people know that Bartram’s Garden is a historic landscape, but there’s also a great legacy of socializing along our riverfront. John Bartram carved his famous stone cider press right along the water to brew applejack, which was said to be Ben Franklin’s favorite spirit, and his granddaughter Ann Bartram Carr organized boat rides to the Garden for picnics. So today, you can join our savvy river guides to explore the Schuylkill yourself from our boathouse. Beer & Boats at Bartram’s Garden is the 21st-century version!” –Maitreyi Roy, Executive Director

All guests will need to sign a waiver before boating and provide photo ID before being served alcohol. Tickets do not guarantee a river outing. Kayak and rowboat use will be first-come, first-served, and limited to 30 minutes during the event.

Beer list for Beer and Boats:

Point Breeze Brewing:

* Point Breeze Pale Ale (5.5%) Unfiltered wheat pale ale – a classically-styled beer, with a little hop to its step

* L Hefe (5.5%) Lime hefeweizen, a refreshing summer beer brewed with lime zest


Bartram’s will have 4 beers on tap, 3 of which have some degree of “local origin”

* Francis – a farmhouse brown ale with all Pennsylvania ingredients.

* Old Friend/New Friend – a dry-hopped saison with local wheat (and a new yeast).

* Wisnia – A pale ale made with ingredients from New York State.

* Home Sweet Homestead – A double version of our house IPA, Homestead, with extra malt and hop powder.

Sly Fox:

* Alex’s lemon wheat ale

* Vulpulin Ip

Dock Street:

* Dock Street Summer in Berlin

* Bohemian Pilsner

Note: This is one of the few family friendly and family targeted beer week events.

Cinder Copper & Lace

1500 Locust Street, Philadelphia PA 19102



The Wild Brunch (Featured)

Saturday, June 2, Sunday, June 3, Saturday, June 9, Sunday, June 10

10:00am to 3:00pm
Full brunch service with an extra special lineup of fourteen sour and wild ales on draft.  Each weekend will feature a different taplist, including Cascade, Russian River, Almanac, OEC Brewing, Mikkeller, Jolly Pumpkin, Anderson Valley, Captain Lawrence, Allagash, and many more.  

Late Night Funk

Saturday, June 2, Sunday, June 3, Saturday, June 9, Sunday, June 10

10:00pm to 2:00am

So you couldn’t make brunch, but you still love sours, and aren’t too concerned about tomorrow morning?  Get it in with a late night Happy Hour – $3 off all sours, $5 hoppy pints, and chefs special sandwich menu to soak it all up.

The Cinder House Rules

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Cinder wouldn’t be Cinder without awesome local Cider!  Sunday afternoon and evening we welcome many of the excellent grower-producers from Adams County and Central PA, as well as our local Philly producers!  Owners and cider makers from each company will be present for hello’s and high fives: Big Hill, Ploughman, Sir Charles, Jack’s, Wyndridge will each be pouring two excellent products, with a focus on dry and funky profiles, and creative fruit additions.

Philly Beer Week Lunch (Featured)

Monday, June 4 to Friday June 8, 2018

12:00pm to 4:00pm
Daytime Happy Hour, the whole work week – with everything you need to ‘clear the fog.’  $4 Fernet & Coke, $5 Draft Ciders, special sandwiches and pizzas, and $10 ‘pick any four’ flights.
Here’s a toast to everybody who rallies and makes it out for lunch during Philly Beer Week.  It’s a race AND a marathon.

BRU Craft & Wurst

1318 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


It’s Always Sunnyside Up in Philadelphia (Featured)

Saturday, june 2, 2018


We bring back one of the darlings of our 2017 calendar for a repeat performance – a Pizza Boy tap takeover, featuring a dozen of their expertly crafted IPA’s, clean lagers, and fruited sours, and highlighted by six special firkins of their acclaimed Sunnyside Up double coffee stout, cask conditioned on a variety of clever and adventurous ingredients.  This selection of special casks was created just for this event, and will be gravity poured off of the bar: Double Brownie, Coconut Macadamia Nut, Snickers, Maple Bourbon, Mezcal with Chipotle y Ancho, and Chocolate Pretzel.
The special SSU variants are all available as full 8oz pours, 4oz samplers, or flight of all six.  In addition to regular menu, brunch specials will be offered, including Biscuits n’ Gravy, Bourbon-Peach French Toast, and Scrapple Cheesesteaks.  Pizza Boy brewmaster Terry Hawbaker and owner Albert Kominski will be present to host. This one is a blast.

Beer From Away, the Mainerd Event (Featured)

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Our sixth annual Maine brewery spotlight, this year scheduled on one of our prime days and times, and in addition to the standard trio of our house favorites – Maine Beer Co, Oxbow, Allagash – this year we welcome Liquid Riot into the fold, a new brewery to be available in our market.  Each brewery will be pouring four specialty and newly released beers, with flights available by brewery. Maine inspired food specials include Damariscotta Oysters, Lobster Roll, Fried Clams, and Blueberry Whoopie Pie.
Alex’s note: this is a personal favorite event of mine, and while the details may not jump off the page the way some of the others will, this is an excellent event, with some of the most consistently excellent beer (and food!) that we will be serving in the entirety of our events.  In addition, hosts will include owners and brewers of Liquid Riot, Allagash, and Oxbow – including some of the kindest, talented, and most magnetic people that I am privileged to know. I cannot commit to personally being at more than a few of the events on the list, but this is one I eagerly anticipate every year!

Uptown Beer Garden

1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103



Luau BBQ (Featured)

Saturday, June 2, 2018


Kick back and relax outside as we do our best to bring The Big Island to Center City, with a Hawaiian-inspired BBQ cookout featuring Musubi, Kalua Pork, Pineapple & Pork Belly Skewers, and a whole roast pig.  Drafts $5 all day and night pouring fruit bombs across the spectrum from Evil Genius, Evolution, Bolero Snort, and Pizza Boy. Live music from Life in Progress featuring Josee Najee on the Uke. Mahalo nui loa.  Happy PBW friends <3

Sours Under the Stars (Featured)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tart nighttime Happy Hour, with $5 fruit bomb kettle sours from Anderson Valley and Free Will, $7 ‘Tropical’ Beer Cocktails, and BBQ Ribs for a little smoke and spice to pull it all together.  Take a load off, or tie one on. Your move.

Ciders Under the Stars  (Featured)

Friday, June 8, 2018

We turn the spotlight on our apple fermenting friends from Eastern PA, featuring two lines each from local growers and producers Big Hill, Jack’s, Ploughman, Wyndridge, Kurant, and Sir Charles.  Highlights include a sneak preview of new Ploughman Bluebird, blended of their wild & funky Distelfunk, back blended with Sparkling Dry Cider, and Adams County blend from Wyndridge, fermented with fruit from a dozen neighboring Adams County farms.

Carton & Half Acre BBQ

Saturday, June 9, 2018

We send off our favorite week of the year with a dozen taps from our friends from North Jersey and Chicago – featuring a wide selection of limited and special releases, including Half Acre’s highly limited Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, and Carton’s Café y Churro Mexican spiced coffee Cream Ale.  Grill specials will include Ribs, Sausages, Wings, Shrimp, and Veggie Kabobs.


1320 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Racing for Ronald (Featured)

Sunday, June 3, 2018

1:00pm to 6:00pm

Have a couple pints for a good cause, and show off your video game prowess while you’re at it.  To kick off PBW 2018, we welcome house favorites Trӧegs Independent Brewing for an afternoon of beer, fun, and games, with proceeds going to support the Ronald McDonald House.  A full selection of Trӧegs drafts will be available for $5 a pop, including many specialty and seasonal releases, and all of our vintage arcade games will be set to open play, as well as a Mario Kart competition for free prizes on the giant bar screen.  $10 (cash) entry goes directly to the Ronald McDonald House, as well as $1 from each draft sold, to help RMH continue their noble mission to benefit children who need it most.
Alex’s Note: this is something that we’ve been trying to get together for nearly a year, and the goal is to make this a monthly fundraiser.

The Art on Beer (Featured)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Join a panel discussion with industry experts and artists, for a discussion of label and package artwork, this year focusing on innovation and excellence with graphic design.  Featured on the stage – and on our taps – will be local favorites Kurant Ciders, Cape May Brewing, Love City, and San Diego’s Modern Times. Tickets available through www.phillylovesbeer.org; food and draft a la carte – drafts $5ea through the event.

Note: this is an official Philly Loves Beer PBW event, with complete ticket sales going to support the non-profit organization that fights to support good beer growth and appreciation in the Delaware Valley year-round, and puts on one hel of a party each June for Philly Beer Week!

Jersey Fresh

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Garden State party!  We’ll be pouring four of the most highly acclaimed young breweries from our neighbors to the East, and our DJ getting down to all The Boss, Jon Bovi, and all the hits from the time when those chemicals in hairspray were still legal, and shopping malls were still cool.  Free shot of Fernet if you wear a bedazzled denim jacket, and all the high fives if you know who The Toxic Avenger is.

Tap Room on 19th

2400 S. 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145


South Philadelphia


Drag Show with Left Hand Brewing Company

Thursday, June 7, 2018

9:30pm to Midnight

Cost: Free for show, pay as you go food and drink

South Philly’s hottest drag show is back! Taproom on 19th again is proud to partner with Josh Schonewolf and Left Hand Brewing Company. Come out for Philly Loves Beer’s finest (and probably funnest) Beer Week event! It’ll be a night of drag, comedy, and beer featuring Mimi Imfurst, Bev, VinChelle, and Emily Valentine! Delicious beer? Yeah we got that, courtesy of our friends at Left Hand! Chokecherry Saison Honey Saison Milk Stout Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout Beerlini Peach Radler

Founders Friday with Mike’s BBQ

Friday, June 9, 2018

5:00pm to 10:00pm

Pay as you go food and drink

Founders Brewing Co. will be pouring some great beer, and Mike’s BBQ will be bringing that killer Q everyone’s talking about. Founders beers on tap will include Solid Gold Lager Fuzzy Sweater PC Pils Centennial KBS Sumatra. Mike’s BBQ will be serving their Craig Laban approved Smoked Brisket Cheesesteak with Cooper Sharp Whiz and Onions on a Carangi Baking Company Seeded Roll.

Mad Rex Restaurant and Virtual Reality Lounge

1000 Frankford Avenue, Suite 1, Philadelphia, PA 19125




Beer Week in the New World: Crafting a Post Apocalypse Experience

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2:00pm to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Mad Rex, 1000 Frankford Ave #1, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Cost: Free

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