Philly Beer Week 2014 – The first four days

I hope you have all had a chance to get out and enjoy at least a little of Philly Beer Week 2014!  If I haven’t bumped into you anywhere, here is a short recap of my first four days of #PBW14 – pretty phenomenal!


Friday – a special visit to Prism Brewing in North Wales with the “Shady Blonde” Wit – brewed with in-season Blood Oranges – and watching true brewers hard at work packing bottles into cases BEFORE Opening Tap!  Cheers!

IMG_5545A beautiful Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA in some spectacular weather!


Saturday – an unlabeled, uncapped Newbold IPA straight off the bottling line with Riverhorse alumni at Philadelphia Brewing Company…then a taste of a saison and two Half Acre collaborations at Tired Hands in Ardmore…with a nightcap of Forest & Main’s Father Ubu in Ambler!

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Sunday – I started after “5:00 somewhere” with Prism Brewing Mason’s Porter – coffee and chocolate with a fantastic rimming sugar that easily replaced my coffee!

IMG_5579 Although I wasn’t at the Founders Tap Takeover at World Cafe Live (visit for more info on that!), I did enjoy a growler of Founder’s All Day IPA in the backyard that I picked up at the Cold Point Pub / Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting!



Monday – the Iron Hill Brewery in Chestnut Hill “Collaboration Beer Pairing Dinner” – you can read more about that tomorrow on after I’m done digesting!  Spoiler alert – it was awesome.


If you haven’t done anything for Philly Beer Week 2014 yet, what are you waiting for?!  Go to to make your plans – you have until next Sunday, June 8, to get it together!  If you are in the greater Philadelphia area, chances are there is something special going on near you right now!


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