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 ten, Sunday, June 9.
- There'll be plenty of "kick the kegs" going on to provide specials on beers that bars are looking to clear out before they get back to "normal". Or, it's just an excuse to list an event. Either way, The Industry is doing one. For Pete's Sake nearby is as well. So too is Kildare's in Manayunk. Prohibition Taproom in Spring Garden section. Good Dog. Westbury. The Irish Pol. I think you get the idea. Go get 'em!
Try a new place
- Brunches really are the order of the day on the Sunday schedule. Use the opportunity to check out Perch Pub on Broad Street if you've not yet visited them. They've got a Tröegs-based brunch in store for you.
- Likewise, if you've not made to British-style pub, The Victoria Freehouse, on Front Street during PBW '13, check out their Kegs and Eggs brunch featuring $5 pints.
- My money for brunch, though, is on Alla Spina. Partly because I'm betting on the beer and food. And, maybe even more so, that after nine days of reduced attention from their human companions, the dogs deserve it. Weather forecast, too, looks great for al fresco brunching.
- Dock Street is doing a Scavenger Run at 12:30 p.m. for the active-inclined and then their annual Music Fest from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Always a crowd-pleaser for some late afternoon toe-tapping.
- Then there's the annual Russian River day at Local 44, which I'm pretty sure once again will not suck.
- Tom Peter's at Monk's Café has been brewing up a storm in recent times and he's sharing some of the beers from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- I haven't asked why, but Fergie's has bumped up the TUD time (Totally Unnecessary Drink) to a 5 p.m. start time. Always a fond memory (if not fuzzy) of the final PBW day.
- Let's call this "early evening" for the sake of fitting it in here to this section. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., City Tap House is doing a Great Growler Auction. Sounds like fun, charity, and a lot of great beer.
- Cooperage is doing Beer Quizzo that claims it will "test your knowledge of what you learned or what you forgot over the last 10 days". Sounds like fun.
- Interstate Draft House is advertising "Shitty bar movies with shitty beer" after 10 p.m. I don't quite know what to make of it, but perhaps you would like to.
- More Neshaminy Creek. This listing is for their one-year anniversary party at the brewery with the fun band, The Pietasters and others. Starts at Noon.
- In Exton, The Drafting Room's brunch is always excellent. Add a Stout theme to the brunch and it's something you probably don't want to miss.
What about you? What have I missed?