Some of you began your countdown immediately after Philly Beer Week 2011 ended. If that’s the case, your long wait is dwindling down to it’s final last days because Philly Beer Week kicks off this Friday, June 1st with the Opening Tap Festival and an overflow of amazing craft beer related events! There is an entire 10 days and 1000 special events for beer lovers to attend. It’s not possible to enjoy them all but it is possibly to get the full blown Philly Beer Week experience without making the long journey into center city.
Pinocchio’s Beer Garden of Media has a stealthy line up of tap takeovers so you can pick one, a few, or all ten to attend during the greatest week of a craft beer lover;s life! Town Dish has your details below directly from the source, so don’t miss this chance to strategize before your plan of attack. Each evening offers a different brewery so you can experience a wide range of brews in just ten days. Boulder Beer, Lagunitas, Troegs, and more will be appear on their own special nights to offer the ultimate in tap takeovers for Philly Beer Week 2012! Hope to see you there!
Friday, June 1st:
Great Divide Brewing Company – Great Divide brews such as Chocolate Oak-aged Yeti, 18th Anniversary Wood-Aged Double IPA, Colette, Hercules DIPA, and Titan IPA will be on draft starting at 11 am.
Saturday, June 2nd:
Firestone Walker – Velvet Merkin will be on draft at 10:30 am. Tim, Andrew, and Dan finally agreed on something: this may very well be their favorite bourbon-aged stout ever. And they’ve had them all. Firestone Walker Union Jack and Double Jack drafts for only $4 all day long.
Sunday, June 3rd:
Oskar Blues – Wild Turkey-Aged Old Chub, Deviant Dale’s IPA, Dale’s Pale Ale, and Gubna will be on draft starting at 11 am. This is one of only several kegs of Wild Turkey-Aged Old Chub to leave Colorado, so get it while you have the chance!!
Monday, June 4th:
Great Lakes Brewing Company – At 7 pm, Great Lakes premieres their Wright Pils, now in Philly for the 1st time! Mark from Great Lakes will be stopping by in the evening to drink some beers and give out some free shwag, and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, Elliot Ness Amber Lager, Doppelrock, Holy Moses White Ale, and Commodore Perry IPA will be available on draft as well. Stop in for GLBC giveaways and samples of some other super-limited Great Lakes beers Tim has stashed away. $5 off growler fills of all GLBC beers all day long. Cleveland Rocks!
Tuesday, June 5th:
Elysian Brewing Company – Dick Cantwell, owner of Elysian Brewing Company of Seattle will be here to hang out and meet customers from 5-7 pm. Peste Chocolate Chili Ale, Immortal IPA, Loser Pale Ale, and more will be on tap. Enjoy $3 Elysian drafts from 5-7 pm and come meet a true legend of the American craft brewing industry.
Wednesday, June 6th:
Chimay – Chimay White will be on draft, complimentary Chimay cheese samples will be available, and with every purchase of a Chimay draft or bottle, you will earn a raffle ticket to win a free 3 liter jeroboam bottle of 2010 Chimay Blue. The drawing will be held at 8 pm, and you do not need to be present to win.
Thursday, June 7th:
Boulder Beer – Marvin from Boulder will be here in the evening to hang out and down some Cognac-aged Obovoid, (regular) Obovoid, Cran-Apple Mojo IPA, Mojo Risin’ DIPA, Kinda Blue, Sweaty Betty, Hazed & Infused, Flashback, and Big Bad Bitter, all available on draft.
Friday, June 8th:
Stockertown Showcase – Come in for some of the finest beers available from our friends at Stockertown Beverage. Founders Breakfast Stout, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale, Jolly Pumpkin ES Bam, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, Bear Republic Red Rocket, Mikkeller USA Alive, Free Will Citra Pale Ale, Free Will Destiny’s Wit, Shawnee Session Porter, Southampton Abt 12, and Climax Tuxedo Imperial Stout will all be on draft at 11 am. Our good friend Chuck from Stockertown will be here to tap a keg of the infamous Founders KBS at 1 pm.
Saturday, June 9th:
Troegs Brewing Company – Nugget Nectar, Mad Elf, Perpetual Imperial Pale Ale, 2011 Flying Mouflan, 2012 Flying Mouflan, Brotherly Suds 2012 (Official Philly Beer Week Collaboration Beer Brewed at Troegs), Troegs Scratch 60 Spring Fest Lager, Troegs Scratch 63 Danny’s IPA, Troegs Scratch Series Lew’s Zwickel Licker, Troegs Scratch Series Jack’s Biere de Grouch, Dreamweaver, Troegenator, and Sunshine Pils will be on draft. Growler fills will be available of Perpetual IPA, 2012 Flying Mouflan, Nugget Nectar, Brotherly Suds, Dreamweaver, Troegenator, and Sunshine Pils.
Sunday, June 10th:
Lagunitas Brewing Company – We’ll have $3 drafts and $12 growler fills of all Lagunitas beers on tap all day long
Photography credited to Nina Lea Photography.