Friday, March 07, 2008

The Path To Philly Beer Week 2008: Joe Sixpack

Am I really doing this? Am I really taking up a space in my little feature called The Path To Philly Beer Week 2008 (spotlighting area breweries and brewpubs) for a beer writer? Well, when the class of beer writers in the Philly area is so rich and one of the leading spots is taken by a man named Don Russell, who will be at no less than an event a day during PBW 2008, then I think I must do so.

Instead of following the format that I applied to the brewery and brewpub writeups, just head on over to Mark Lisheron's article to get a fun look at what it takes to be the one and only Joe Sixpack in Philadelphia.

And, culling through the PBW calendar that he maintains over at the official site and some email notes from him, here's where I can surmise he'll be found during PBW 2008.

(Added: Philly Feed Podcast with Joe Sixpack)

Friday 7th - Joe Sixpack's Philly Favorites (kicking things off with Mayor Michael Nutter)
The Marketplace at East Falls; 3747 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA
7-10 p.m. $60

Saturday 8th - Drink Your Wheaties! Wheat Beer Brunch (and book signing)
Grey Lodge Pub; 6235 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. price a la carte

Sunday 9th - Most likely a sighting at The Brewer's Plate

Monday 10th - Double Bock Bonanza
Dawson Street Pub; 100 Dawson St. Philadelphia, PA
8 p.m. $25

Tuesday 11th - Paired Beer Tasting (and book reading)
Johnny Brenda's Tavern; Frankford & Girard Avenues Philadelphia, PA
7 p.m. $25 Tix here

Wednesday 12th - Day off; but if you spot him, mention The Brew Lounge and he'll buy you a beer....go ahead, try it, let me know how that works

Thursday 13th - A Bitter Bite with Joe Sixpack
Jose Pistola’s; 263 S. 15th St. Philadelphia, PA
Time/Tix TBA

Friday 14th - Michael Jackson Tribute dinner

Saturday 15th - Michael Jackson: The Man and His Legacy (featured speaker)
Chinese Rotunda and Upper Egyptian Gallery at Penn Museum Philadelphia, PA
$45 per guest; $40 for Museum members
Sessions at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m.

Sunday, March 16th - Probably Real Ale festival

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