Wednesday, March 05, 2008

PBW 2008 - Friday March 7th Schedule

The first official day of Philly Beer Week is finally upon us. After all the hype of the last year, or maybe the hype of the last couple of months, we're gonna finally find out what it's all about. Question is, will the real stories only be told after midnight? (sorry, that wasn't great, but I won't delete it)

So begins my daily reminder to you of what is scheduled two days forward. Trust me, I sympathize. The schedule is so overwhelmingly large to try and make sense of everything going on as you attempt to narrow it down to the one or two events you eventually try to get to. This will hopefully give you a slimmer view of the schedule and one last opportunity to change your mind! I will also denote where I am attempting to be each day.

I've taken liberties to modify the descriptions for each event to conserve space. As always, refer to the official schedule of record over at PBW 2008 website for complete details.

** Where to find The Brew Lounge on 3/7: Grey Lodge's Sprecher Event **

5pm-7pm no cover; PAYG
Meet the Brewer: Sly Fox @ The Standard Tap
Brewmaster, Brian O’Reilly from Sly Fox and his new "Standard Ale."

6pm-9pm no cover; PAYG
The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous... Again! (Sort Of) @ Grey Lodge Pub
Sprecher Brewing's
(from Milwaukee, WI) Black Bavarian on tap and opportunities to win some Sprecher gear.

7pm-10:30pm $60
Joe Sixpack's Philly Favorites @ The Marketplace at East Falls
Join Joe Sixpack for a one-of-a-kind beer sampling with specially selected kegs from 22 local breweries and brewpubs.

7pm PAYG
Meet the Brewer: Flying Fish @ Good Dog
Head Brewer Casey Hughes and a firkin of Flying Fish dry-hopped XPA; GoodFish (HopFish dry-hopped with Simcoe due to be on tap all week)

7pm no cover; PAYG
Yards Brewing Beef 'n' Beer @ The P.O.P.E.
Special menu items include: beef stew using Yards ales, of course. And a vegetarian chili option for the non-meat eaters.

7:30pm-9pm $50
Beer and Cheese: A Victorious Combo & Tria’s Fermentation School
Victory Brewing Company's Bill Covaleski and Tria's Michael McCaulley to taste Victory's brews paired with artisanal cheeses.

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