Monday, May 14, 2018

Sat. May 19 is a big day for you, if you like great beer

Every month is a good month for beer, but each year there's something special about the May calendar of events at Philly area bars and breweries. Warmer weather certainly plays a part as outdoor events become much more popular. Started last week with the Bock Fest & Goat Races at Sly Fox and continues this week.

In Philly? check out the All Star Craft Beer & Wine Festival at the magnificent venue — Citizens Bank Park. I attended last year (on a comp'ed media pass, for the record) and fully endorse this as a top-notch festival with an impressive backdrop as well as the ability to walk the bases, and dugout, at the home of the Phillies.

And when in the city on Saturday, do as I do (and as I did last year) and make a pit stop before the ballpark at South Philadelphia Tap Room for the og hazy — Wheat Beer. They're listing more than 30 wheat beers, many local, some from farther away. It's also an outdoor festival, complete with live music and special food options. Again, highly recommended.

Finally, the awesome suburban town of Media is home to Iron Hill's 18th annual Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers' Festival. It's one of the region's most eagerly anticipated beer events of the spring and is a fundraiser for Media Youth Center. And thinking of the weather, if it should rain (as it has in the past), Iron Hill does a great job of covering the entire festival in large canopy tents. No excuses!

See you at one of these I trust?

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