It’s not a secret that this is a drinking town. The beer flows like wine as Lloyd Christmas would emphatically state. So if you’re one of the many that enjoy a nice cold brew then we have great news for you. This month there are 5 Philly beer events you can’t miss if you’re a beer lover. Everything from beer conventions to beer dinners are happening all around Philly. So get ready to throw back brewskis, bottoms up!
The Big Philly Beerfest
Jan. 9th-10th | The Pennsylvania Convention Center | Buy Tickets
Join us as we celebrate great Craft Beer from Down the Street & Around the country, at the Inaugural Big Philly Beerfest! Breweries and beer enthusiasts from across the region will gather on two Winter evenings for an Unlimited sampling of over 300 fresh beers of all colors, styles, and tastes and a whole lotta fun! All while raising funds for Animal Rescue Partners, a 501-c-3 organization dedicated to supporting numerous animal rescues, pet adoption groups, and community spay/neuter programs. Over 250,000 square feet of Craft Beer Awesomeness inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia! A venue worthy of The Big Philly Beerfest! Come join the fun!
Suds Session A Beer Dinner Series
Jan. 14th, 21st, 28th | Kings Oak | Buy Tickets
Join us Wednesday January 14th and each wednesday after as we kick off our weekly beer dinner series called “Suds Sessions”. Enjoy an educational and fun experience in our cozy fireside lounge. Each week we’ll have special guest from a brewery walk us through 5 courses of beers from the brewery, paired with four courses of food from our Chef at Kings Oak 7-9pm.
Ben Franklin’s Birthday
Jan. 17th-18th | Kite & Key | Free
Victory jumped at the chance to celebrate old Bens Birthday at the Kite & Key! Ben always celebrates in style so the taps will be lined with our favorite Victory suds including a collaboration with Earth, Bread & Brewery! Don’t miss out as we celebrate 309 years of our favorite colonial teenage heartthrob. JT has got nothing on BF! Taps will be flowing early, so come by and have a few before big Bens arrival around 6pm!
The Lost Abbey Beer Dinner
Jan. 21st | Iron Abbey | Buy Tickets
The IronAbbey is serving up a 5 course meal with 5 beer pairings for 1 great time. A great event for food and beer lovers alike. Enjoy awesome entrees such as Chicken Drumettes, Roasted Garlic Pork Tacos, Shrimp & Beef Skewers, Huntsman Stew (venison, pheasant rabbit, & ground wild boar), and apple strudel. Beer pairings include Red Barn Ale, Judgement Day, Ten Commandments, and Cuvee de Tomme.
8 Beers to Try Before You Die
Jan. 24th | Philly Beer School | Buy Tickets
Imagine: You have been banished to a faraway desert island. Which movie would you watch? What music would you listed to? Who cares! The real question is, what will you drink? In this class, our beer sommeliers have thought hard about this question. They conjured the eight great beers they would want to try before they die. These are those picks. Come and enjoy the Philly Beer School’s bucket list of beers! Event is 7:30-9:30 pm.