My unscientifically-formed impression of the Philadelphia beer scene is that outside of the mammoth Philly Beer Week each June, there may be no more anticipated display of Philadelphia beer riches than at the Craft Beer Express.
It has grown into a twice annual, one-day "event" of twelve events held across Center City Philadelphia and its border neighborhoods. A bus connects all of the establishments, transporting attendees who pay $10 for an unlimited number of rides for nine hours.
It's quite a spectacle, if you haven't seen it first-hand in the past.
Here's a rundown of each event during the fall installment of Craft Beer Express 2012, occurring tomorrow, November 10.
541 East Girard Avenue
"Great Taste of the Midwest"
Sexy beers from sexy states including all of your favorites from Bells, Founders, Jolly Pumpkin, Goose Island, New Holland, Two Brothers, Great Lakes, and more!
1201 Frankford Avenue
"Wet Hop Rodeo and Ranchero Brunch"
It's our 4th Annual Wet Hop Rodeo, a round-up of local and national wet hopped beers. Come celebrate the awesome-ness that is fresh-hopped beer! We will be kicking the day off with Ranchero Brunch from 11am-3:30pm featuring huevos rancheros, cowboy steak & eggs, and chilaquiles among other brunchly delights. Fresh hopped beers will be pouring all day until they kick.
901 North 2nd Street
"Imperial Pageant & Huntsman's Brunch"
Magnificent Russian Imperial Stouts, Massive Pale Ales, and Powerful Pilsners command your respect. Too rich for your blood? A selection of Session beers is also available for the Peasantry. Brunch features game and smoked fish victuals. Starts at 11 a.m.
549 North 12th Street
"Stouts and Porters"
2349 Fairmount Avenue
"We're Raiding Wiggins' Fridge"
Origlio Beverage tap take-over.
Kite & Key
1836 Callowhill Street
"Tröegs & Victory Tap Takeover"
The event name says it all!
263 South 15th Street
Stay Tuned for Event Details!
2201 Christian Street
Delicious beers on tap from Green Flash Brewing out of San Diego, CA.
Pub on Passyunk East
1501 East Passyunk Avenue
"Sweets & Sours"
The P.O.P.E. will have 14 exciting sour beers on draft in collaboration with East Passyunk neighbor, Ms. Goody Cupcake. We will be selling on premises her delicious & freshly made signature Truffles, pumpkin spice moonpies and debuting a unique, delicately-made cupcake infused with Russian River's Supplication.
1148 South 11th Street
Gypsy Brewing Day featuring Beers from Evil Twin, Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Mikkeller & Omnipollo. Draft list coming soon.
718 South Street
Fatherland Knows Best
The best german beers available in 15 different styles. From kolsch to kellerbier, Dunkel to doppelbocks.
Race St. Café
208 Race Street
A Festivus For The Rest Of Us
Our annual celebration of Seasonal and Christmas Beers. We will be hosting Megan Maguire of Ommegang and Suzy Woods from Allagash. These Girls will be doing double duty as they spin records and represent their beers. There may also be an official airing of grievances.