Friday, May 31, 2013

Philly Beer Week 2013, Day 2 Preview: Saturday, June 1

Since a solid majority of respondents to the survey said that it was more important to them to receive daily previews throughout Philly Beer Week, I'll continue this year as I have in the past with a daily snapshot of what's to come and what you might find most interesting or that you may have missed on the calendar of events.

It may not be a perfect science, but I've pored over the calendar of events and come up with the following to share with you. Next up is day two, June 1.

All day
  - The Institute is doing all sorts of fruited beverages including sour beers, ciders, and lambics. They'll have fruit-appropriate accompaniments as well.
  - An annually proven great day of firkins and British-style music at Johnny Brenda's.

Try a new place
  - There'll be a bunch of German beers that I'm betting many of you have not had at a bar that most have not been to, BrĂ¼ Craft & Wurst. Here's a chance to check off both after 4 p.m.
  - At Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen will be a great chance to check out a relatively new brewery and its brewer, Neshaminy Creek, and a whole lot of their beers and a new bar in town. Stop by after 7 p.m.

  - Brunch at Standard Tap is dependably good. With Dogfish Head taking over the taps, it should be great.
  - The Block Party at Varga Bar is always a blast with all sorts of beer, food, and entertainment to keep the party hopping all afternoon.

  - Run, eat chicken, drink beer at American Sardine with the Fishtown Beer Runners.
  - Sweet Baby Jesus at The Industry sounds like a good call.

Late Night
  - This could go under new places or here. I'll put it here because with Bruton owner/brewer from Italy in the house at Alla Spina, it's guaranteed to be a fun night on North Broad.
  - I'm guessing that Jose Pistola's will wind up on this late night list more than once this coming week. Here's the first instance with its Ludacrismas event back again in 2013. Merry Ho-Ho!

  - A few decent looking things happening in the suburbs on this Saturday. First up is Firestone Walker features at Pinocchio's in Media.
  - Then, there's something that appears to be a Can Jam Tournament with Sly Fox on the roof of Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting.
  - If you miss Neshaminy Creek Brewing in Philly, you could always catch them closer to home in Bucks County at The Hulmeville Inn.
  - Finally, over in New Jersey (Westmont to be exact), Keg & Kitchen is featuring nothing but "local and rare" as part of the Haddon Township Pub Crawl.

Each year, I've said I would stop by the Christ Church Burial Ground for its Brew 'n' History tour. It runs this year from Saturday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It seems like a great educational stop to make when in transit to or from another Old City-based event. Maybe this year.

What about you? What have I missed?

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