Saturday, May 26, 2012

Can anyone help me with Philly Beer Week?

I suppose that I should lead off with "no, I won't be doing the ever-popular PBW-calendar-of-events-turned-spreadsheet this year." Many of asked, but I just can't justify getting into it this year.

I've been in Belgium, mostly Brugge, for the past two weeks and it's been wonderful. And, to be honest, even though I took my laptop with me, other than talking about Philly Beer Week with other traveling beer companions as well as keeping tabs on my own special event with Dock Street, I didn't give the PBW calendar one thought.

In fact, I don't know what's going on. So this weekend will be dedicated to catching up around the house and preparing a plan for how to cover this year's Philly Beer Week for both The Brew Lounge and my After Hours column over at the Communities section of The Washington Times.

Though, I did receive a tip about an anonymous organizer of a very similar spreadsheet to mine in past years, but hosted at Google Docs. Go check it out and see if it works for you.

How can you help me? Tell me about some of the, let's say, less-showy events. It's not too difficult for me to figure out which are the big and geeky ones. But, I'd really like to focus on some of the unsung heroes and lesser-publicized, but no less quality, events across the Philly beer landscape.

Let me hear about it below in the comments or via e-mail to me.

Oh, and by the way, for the doubters, the Dock Street 5-k Beer Run will likely hit 300 registered attendees next week. Paired with the Music Festival, it should be a top 10 & maybe even top 5 & attended event during PBW '12. Just a bit of pride showing through :)


Jared said...

I'm excited for the Khyber event on 6/8 featuring the new local breweries. So far, this is the lineup:
Evil Genius Evil Eye PA;Full Pint Hobnobber;Lavery La Bealtaine;Neshaminy Creek Tribute Triple;Old Forge Bourbon Barrel Quad;Prism/Evil Genius/Round Guys Brewvolution;Round Guys Berlinerweisster;Round Guys Brandy Barrel Aged Saison;Roy Pitz Ludwig's Revenge;Roy Pitz Best Blonde;Shawnee Bourbon Barrel Session Porter;Voodoo Love Child

Bryan Kolesar said...

This sounds like an excellent example of an event that will make this truly a "Philly" Beer Week. Thanks Jared

Ed Coffey said...

Memphis Taproom is hosting a "Homebrew Festival" in their beer garden. There will be 15 homebrews on tap an unlimited gourmet hot dogs from their food truck. I know a bunch of the brewers, one of them being myself, and I can assure there will be some top notch beers to sample. It's should be a very good time. The event is June 9th and costs $30/person.

Bryan Kolesar said...

quality homebrew events often turn out to be some of the best events there are. and, Memphis should be a great venue for that. Thanks, Ed. Best wishes for the event!