Philly Beer Week 2012: This will be home base for collecting up the assorted words and pictures, links to them and what not, that I'll be putting out there for you over the coming week and a half. I'll include links that I deem interesting enough to share with you as well.
I'll keep this as the top of the homepage here, so check back often as this will be a "living post".
Buckle up, here we go with Philly Beer Week 2012.
Day 1 (Friday, 6/1) — Link to Preview — Link to Wrap-Up — Link to Pictures
Day 2 (Saturday, 6/2) — Link to Preview — Link to Wrap-Up — Link to Pictures
Day 3 (Sunday, 6/3) — Link to Preview — Link to Wrap-Up — Link to Pictures
Day 4 (Monday, 6/4) — Link to Preview — Link to Wrap-Up — Link to Pictures [n/a]
Day 5 (Tuesday, 6/5) — Link to Preview — Link to Wrap-Up — Link to Pictures
Day 6 (Wednesday, 6/6) — Link to Preview — Link to Wrap-Up — Link to Pictures [n/a]
Day 7 (Thursday, 6/7) — Link to Preview — Link to Wrap-Up — Link to Pictures
Day 8 (Friday, 6/8) — Link to Preview — Link to Wrap-Up — Link to Pictures [n/a]
Day 9 (Saturday, 6/9) — Link to Preview — Link to Wrap-Up — Link to Pictures
Day 10 (Sunday, 6/10) — Link to Preview — Link to Wrap-Up — Link to Pictures
--> Link to master calendar list of events at Philly Beer Week's website.
--> Link to past coverage of Philly Beer Week at The Brew Lounge.
Assorted links to PBW '12 in the news:
~ Philadelphia Weekly's coverage, to me, of PBW gets better each year. Here's one link to give you a clue.
~ Philly.com triple-teams the beer coverage between Joe Sixpack (natch), Craig Laban, and Michael Klein. Here's a take on PBW '12 provided by Klein.
~ Some words from Peter Van Allen at Philadelphia Business Journal and a small slideshow from the With Love Beer Garden media preview party at Four Seasons Hotel.
~ A nice preview article in Metro Philly
Other local writers/bloggers covering PBW '12:
~ Suzy Woods, the Beer Lass, the Allagash ambassador, the plate-is-always-full (and so is the glass!) shares some of her plans for a very busy Philly Beer Week
~ Joe Sixpack with a bunch of great recommendations (5/31)
~ Jack Curtin shares some fun video that pulls back the curtain (like how I did that?) on the Great Lew versus Jack showdown.
~ I'm sure that no one will ever forget the PLCB/BLCE debacle. Lew Bryson uses the Resurrection Ale at Resurrection Ale House event to remind us of those dark days.
~ Carolyn Smagalski provides the background behind Philly Beer Geek 2011 champion, Natalie DeChico (Weyerbacher regional rep), and her Basil IPA designed and brewed with Manayunk Brewing Company.
~ The Town Dish has branched out in to various communities over the past few years. They've begun their coverage of PBW this year thus far with: Downingtown Dish; Chestnut Hill Dish; West Chester Dish. They'd also partnered with Southwest Airlines and Philly Beer Week on a cool little contest with a big payoff.
~ Ryan Hudak, at In Search of Beer, is reminding me that I'm not the only that attempts to exhaustively cover Philly Beer Week. He's got a slew of great recommendations for experiencing PBW '12 (and organized quite nicely) and I'm assuming we'll see lots of highlights in the post mortems. If I don't run in to him too often, you can probably bet that he and I will cover at least half of PBW '12 :)
~ This should be a handy link from Collin Flatt at Eater.com and everything he writes about PBW '12.
~ And a similar handy link for Grub Street Philadelphia and their content that they post over the next couple of weeks.
~ Uwishunu does a nice job of covering the city and region from the Tourism Bureau's perspective. Here's a bit of a preview from them as well as a link to all related content, where they also point out Valanni hosting a Philly Gay Beer Week?!
~ Arthur Etchells, the Foobooz crew, and I love numbers. So it's no wonder I love what he did with Philly Beer Week By The Numbers. There's a catchall link here too to keep track of everything Foobooz puts out there during PBW '12.
~ Being a former tap list junkie (remember those days?), I also love what Jared and Kristy Littman are doing over at Philly Tap Finder to help out the geeks in need of their daily, and up-to-date, fix.