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Drink Philly's Guide to 2018 Philly Beer Week, June 1-10

Drink Philly's Guide to 2018 Philly Beer Week, June 1-10
Philly Beer Week is back and bigger than ever for its 11th year from Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 10. Quite possibly the best week of the year for beer drinkers, PBW takes over the city with pairings, classes, games, dinners, festivals and all things beer. There are tons of events going on, most of which are free to attend! So prepare your Untapped accounts, because here’s our guide to Philly Beer Week 2018.
 
Friday, June 1
Citywide
Follow the famous Philly Beer Week HOG as it begins its journey for the day at Hop Angel Brauhaus in Fox Chase and makes its way to dozens of bars throughout the city. Its final stop will be at the biggest beer party of the year, Opening Tap at the Fillmore. Stay tuned for a full listing of HOG stops on Philly Loves Beer’s website. (Various locations)
 
Friday, June 1
Opening Tap, 6:30 PM-10:30 PM
The Fillmore
Celebrate the kickoff of Philly Beer Week at one of the sudsiest parties of the year. This event will feature over 50 local and national brewers serving over 100 styles of beer, along with a DJ and performance by Chill Moody. VIP tickets are $66 and come with an hour early entrance (at 6:30 PM) with exclusive VIP pours and a special tasting glass. General admission tickets are $46 and come with unlimited pours and a glass.  (29 E Allen St.)
 
Saturday, June 2; Sunday, June 3; Saturday, June 9 & Sunday, June 10
Wild Brunch, 10 AM-3 PM
Cinder, Copper & Lace
Wild and sour beers are taking over the taps at this weekend brunch series. During both weekends of Philly Beer Week, Cinder is pulling together some of the best sour lists from brewers like Allagash, Captain Lawrence, Cascade, and Russian River. Check out their Facebook event page for each day’s draft list. (1500 Locust St.)
 
Saturday, June 2 
Monk’s Cafe
Legendary Center City bar Monk’s is hosting another legend at beer week this year. Meet owner and brewer John Kimmich of The Alchemist, known for his beer, Heady Topper, the unofficial creator of the New England IPA. Cash only, plan on getting there early. (264 S 16th St.)
 
Saturday, June 2 
Tailgate Olympics, 12 PM-5 PM
Devil’s Den
Head to Devil’s Den to participate in their Second Annual Tailgate Olympics. Tailgate games include baggo, washers, Can Jam, giant beer pong and ladder golf. Brewers from local spots Weyerbacher, Yards, 2SP, Evil Genius, and Love City will be on hand serving up cans and drafts. May the best brew win! (1148 S 11th St.)
 
Saturday, June 2
The Navy Yard
The Navy Yard is playing host to a giant a carnival themed beer festival again this beer week. This festival will have over 150 beers to sample plus carnival food, food trucks, stilt walkers, sword swallowers, giant Jenga, corn hole, live music and more! VIP are $75 and include one hour early entry (12:30 PM), VIP beers, and reserved restrooms. GA tickets are $50—grab them both here(4747 S Broad St.)
  
Sunday, June 3
Bonk’s Bar
Crabs, Kids, Dogs and Beer—what’s not to love? The title of this event pretty much sums it up, enjoy an afternoon dog and kid-friendly block party at this Port Richmond bar. Allagash, Evolution, Harpoon and Heavy Seas will be on hand to provide the brews and proceeds from the fun will benefit dog rescue charities. (3467 Richmond St.)
 
Sunday, June 3
The crew at Devil’s Den has planned an epic day of drinking and outdoor activity during this year’s beer week. Tentatively the schedule is as follows: meet at Devil’s Den at 10 AM to get on the bus, stop at Zed’s Beer in Marlton to grab a few flights before heading to the river for a few hours of tubing, boozy bus ride back to Philly, then top the day off with a no shower happy hour at the Den.
 
Beers provided on the bus will be from Austin EastCiders, Weyerbacher Brewing, Terrapin Brewing, FatHeads Brewery, Free Will Brewing, Left Hand Brewing and Great Lakes Brewing Company. Tickets are $32.32 and include the bus ride, beers on the bus, a boxed lunch and tube rental–get them here. (Meet at 1148 S 11th St.)
 
Monday, June 4
Jose Pistola's
Homebrew pros will face off at Jose Pistola's for a chance to brew at Dogfish Head Brewery. Tickets are $25 and get you unlimited homebrew samples and a chance to vote for the best beer. Purchase them online here(263 S 15th St.)
 
Monday, June 4
Victoria Freehouse
Visit Old City for their weekly burlesque and cabaret show featuring lots of suds and specials. Doors at 9 PM, show starts at 10 PM. (10 S Front St.)
 
Tuesday, June 5
Tattoosday, 5 PM-8 PM
Lucky’s Last Chance Queen Village & Manayunk
Head to Queen Village or Manayunk for a keg race where the losing brew co. has to get tattooed. Featured breweries include Wissahickon Brewing Company, Rivertowne Brewing, 2SP Brewing Company, and Victory Beer. The company that sells the most brews gets a steady spot on the lines at both of Lucky’s locations. (848 S 2nd St. & 4421 Main St.)
 
Tuesday, June 5
Saint Benjamin Brewery
Get your laugh on this beer week at this comedy showcase. Tickets are $10 and include a stellar lineup of six comics and one pint of a flagship Saint Benjamin beer. Grab your tickets here. (1710 North 5th St.)
 
Wednesday, June 6
Art on Beer, 7 PM-9:30 PM
U-Bahn
Join reps from Cape May Brewery, Love City Brewery, True Hand Society, Modern Times Beer, Hop Hedz Gear and Kurant Cider for a special panel discussion on can art. Learn more about the choices brewers make and what makes consumers grab the snazziest cans. Tickets are $15 and include discounted beers from panelist breweries. (1320 Chestnut St.)
 
Wednesday, June 6
Strangelove’s
Strangelove’s is hosting a beertastic evening of quizzo with the help of Allagash and Bell’s. Starting at 5 PM meet some awesome brew reps before quizzo kicks off at 6 PM with beer prizes, a tap takeover and more. (216 S 11th St.)
 
Thursday, June 7
Grey Lodge Pub
An all day tap takeover of South Eastern craft pilsners awaits at the Grey Lodge. There's no better food to pair your pilsner with than pierogies, which the bar will have plenty of. Throughout the day, brewery reps will be on hand with giveaways—only if you are able to beat them at a board game. (6235 Frankford Ave.)
 
Thursday, June 7
Beer and Boats, 4 PM-8 PM
Bartram’s Garden
Enjoy the urban outdoors at Bartram’s Garden with local breweries Cartesian, Crime & Punishment, Dock Street, Point Breeze, Philadelphia Homebrew Club, and Sly Fox. For $15 ($10 for Bartram’s members), attendees can row their way along the Schuylkill River in a kayak, which will depart from the Community Boathouse. Tickets include one beer—buy them here(5400 Lindbergh Ave.)
 
Thursday, June 7
Rivertowne Luau, 6 PM-9 PM
Hop Angel Brauhaus
A Philly-style luau awaits in the Northeast with tropical beers from Rivertowne Brewing. The party will feature a limbo contest, pineapple bowling, pass the coconut, leis, giveaways, and perhaps a slushy machine. (7980 Oxford Ave.)
 
Friday, June 8 
Good Dog Bar
Build a derby car and partake in a race across the first floor of this Center City bar. Sly Fox and Troegs will be on hand to provide the cans and registration is at 5 PM and the races begin at 7 PM. Read the event listing for derby car rules. (224 S 15th St.)
 
Friday, June 8 
The Twisted Tail
This Headhouse Southern spot will have an all day lineup of some coveted barrel aged brews in honor of beer week. The draft list includes Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine, Founders KBS, Virtue Cider Rose, Innis & Gunn Vanishing Point, Innis & Gunn Raspberry Barrel Aged Saison, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Stout, and
Dominion Oak Barrel. Enjoy them in a flight, solo or paired with the spirit that they were aged in. (509 S 2nd St.)
 
Saturday, June 9
City Tap House
This festival is a homage to beer and the jam band music. Splintered Sunlight, the area’s top Grateful Dead cover band, will headline the festival and brews from Sierra Nevada, Terrapin, Fat Heads and Starr Hill will be showcased. (3925 Walnut St.)
 
Saturday, June 9 
Fishtown FestivAle, 12 PM-8 PM
What better way to top off Philly Beer Week than shutting down the streets for a beer-themed block party? The 7th Annual FestivAle will have lots of food from local vendors and restaurants, cocktails, 10 DJs, free kids activities, a fireworks show and of course lots of beer.. (Frankford Avenue between Girard and Oxford)
 
Sunday, June 10
Local 44
Wear your comfy shoes for this one because we’re predicting lines— and rightly so, because this tap list is one to swoon over. The lineup, which has yet to be released, will feature tons of highly lauded sour beers from breweries like Russian River. We’ll update the article when the draft list is released. (4333 Spruce St.)

Event Date: 06/01,06/02,06/03,06/04,06/05,06/06,06/07,06/08,06/09,06/10
Event Time: Various
Location: Various
Price: PAYG
Website: http://www.phillylovesbeer.org/

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