On Tuesday, April 5 beginning at 6 p.m., Philly Beer Week (PBW) will conclude their third annual Beer Madness series with an epic showdown: a Beer Madness Partyfeaturing the remaining two beers on draught and fighting for PBW’s coveted crown. It’s a locals-only showdown, with Evil Genius and their farmhouse IPA, Shut Up, Meg!, battling Weyerbacher’s Sunday Morning Stout in the championship round (2016 Final Four runners-up were also popular local breweries: Sly Fox (Pikeland Pils) and Troegs (Nugget Nectar). Fans are asked to visit PBW’s website (click here) and vote for their favorite beer. Polls will close at 7 p.m. on April 5.
The Beer Madness Party will be held at Bottle Bar East (1308 Frankford Avenue, 267-909-8867) from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., with the winner announced at 7 p.m. Members of the PBW Board of Directors will be on hand, along with the Hammer of Glory (HOG), the official symbol of Philly Beer Week, and representatives from both Evil Genius and Weyerbacher Brewing. Bottle Bar East’s weekly Taco Tuesday deal, featuring half-price off all tacos, will be available throughout the event.
This marks the third annual PBW Beer Madness tournament, a craft beer version of the NCAA’s famed college basketball tournament. This year, 32 breweries – local and national – were selected for the Beer Madness bracket and placed in four different regions: IPA Region, Stout Region, German Region, Belgian Region. Previous winners have included: Yards Saison (2014) and Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA (2015).