Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Philly Beer Week 2012: Day 7 Preview

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At least a day prior to each day of Philly Beer Week 2012, I'll be posting up a small look into what to expect both in terms of the day's calendar of events as well as key/significant/interesting events as well as where you might likely spot me during the day and/or night.

Here's a look into the seventh day, June 7.

For the ravenous beer geeks
~ A De Dolle three hour meet 'n' greet at Memphis Taproom with owner/brewer Kris Hertelee after he spends two hours of the same at Monk's Café across town. Beer geeks are all a-flutter and a-twitter as well I'm sure.

~ Capone's, out past Norristown, is throwing an IPA fest of sorts and I get a feeling that many of you will dig that kind of thing.

~ Do people still geek out over Ballast Point's Sculpin IPA? An a bar full of other tasty treats from this Southern California powerhouse? Well, I figured they do and am pointing out Good Dog's event with them.

~ If you missed Goose Island blowout at City Tap House a couple of days earlier, you can catch a repeat performance at Kite & Key tonight.

For the hungry
~ Jose Pistola's is sure doing it up big this year, food events included. This one is with Jolly Pumpkin and one of the best ways to spend lunchtime on day 7.

~ How about the the new Forest & Main from Ambler making their way into Queen Village to team up with the almost-new Kennett Restaurant for an a la carte beer dinner? Sounds like a winner.

For the wild and wacky and downright different
~ Prince. Not the tennis Prince. Not Harry or William. The music. The wonderful, the erotic music of Prince will be celebrated in a birthday tribute to him at The Institute. Erotic quizzo and prizes to boot. Pure awesome-liscious-ness.

~ Pink Floyd and Prism beer at Gunner's Run in Northern Liberties. Sounds just wacky enough to make sense.

~ If it's Hop Angel Brauhaus, then it means it must be a Scoats production. And, if it's a Scoats production, you can bet it's gonna be wacky. How's the event title sound to you? "The Von Stoudt Family Singers Present the Sound of Lager"

Possibly under the radar
~ Traunstein beer from Germany at, where else, Brauhaus Schmitz. I'd tasted this beer at Zum Schneider last year and was quite pleased with it. Now, am even more pleased to hear of it coming to Philly. Don't miss the opportunity to check it out.

~ Grey Lodge is rolling out their pilsner event again and you can bet that they will be some of the best around. Remember, beer week isn't only about the high alcohol, barrel-aged, sensory overload beers.

Learn something
~ For just $25, you get tutored and fed 3 courses of food at Perch Pub. Sounds about as perfect as you could want.

~ Someone's gonna learn something and it will be one of five contestants vying for the crown of Philly Beer Geek 2012. Always a blast for contestants and attendees alike. Wait, is that a Mashington I see amongst the finalists?! Michael Soo, Jesse Andreozzi, Colin Presby, Andrew J. Pope, Christian Mosebach, and Steve Mashington. Judges this year include: Natalie DeChico (PBG '11); Lew Bryson; Rick Suarez; Scoats; and Marilyn Candeloro

And for The Brew Lounge
~ My greedy side might say "more", but in reality, I'm going to The Four Seasons, trying to win a little respect with teammate William Reed at Sly Fox's Kan Jam event (after our disappointing down-to-the-last-throw loss last year), and probably not much more after that.

~ But, if time allows once the fun 'n' games ends at the With Love Beer Garden, I'd love to sneak in a quick visit to Boilermaker for Tired Hands/McKenzie event.

~ Live music courtesy of local rockers, T.J. Kong and the Atomic Bomb, at The Belgian Café would be an awesome way (and not too far from Logan Circle) to end day 7.

This is the tough part of Philly Beer Week— getting through the end of the week and into the second weekend. Stay strong (and thirsty) my friends.

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