Philly Beer Week Top 5 BONUS: Tap Takeovers Part 2!
Wow, there are a lot of great takeovers for Philly Beer Week, and we don’t want you to miss any of them. That’s why we’re throwing out another bonus tap takeover top five list, to help you along in your search for all the best beer in the city. Be sure to eat plenty of bread, because there’s going to be a lot of beer pouring at these places. All events are pay as you go.
Ballast Point – A Night of Brewery-Only Releases at Hawthorne’s
Thursday, June 7 | 5:00 – 9:00pm
While we get a fair amount of Ballast Point brews in the city, if you’ve never been to San Diego, chances are you’ve never had the beer pouring for this event. Everything they’re bringing is—or was—exclusive to their brewpub, so this is a great chance to really dive into Ballast Point’s catalogue without having to pay airfare to the West Coast.
Rock the Bell’s with Laura Bell at Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant
Thursday, June 7 | 7:00 – 10:00pm
Not only will you get a nice tap takeover from one of Philly’s favorite out-of-town breweries, but you’ll also get a chance to speak with Laura Bell herself. If there’s anything you wanted to know about the Michigan brewery while sipping on some of their offerings, this would be the event for you. But it’s only three hours long, so don’t sleep on getting there early!
Goose Island Tap Takeover at City Tap House
Monday, June 4 | 6:00 – 10:00pm
One of Philadelphia’s most recent additions to their vast beer availability, Goose Island is one of the best breweries to come out of the Midwest. Get there on Monday to check out over 15 styles on tap and even meet founder John Hall. This will definitely be a must-attend event, as Goose Island is known for a plethora of outstanding beers.
3×8 Project: Stillwater, Evil Twin & Cabinet Artisanal at The Farmers’ Cabinet
Thursday, June 7 | 6:00pm – 2:00am
For this event, you’ll get 25 one-off beers from each of the three brewers listed, with the brewers in attendance to tell you about their beer. But it won’t just be various one-offs; each brewer stopped by Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse, picked a style of beer, and then made eight variations on that style. For instance, you’ll have a Sungasm sour ale aged in eight types of wood, a soured Brett-fermented golden ale with eight types of teas, and a Bikini Beer Hop ranging in IBUs from 10-80. Not only is it a great way to explore the breweries, but it’s a great way to learn a little something about beer and the variations thereof.
Russian River Sunday at Local 44
Sunday, June 10 | 11:00am – 2:00am
As always, one of the best ways to wrap up Philly Beer Week. Local 44 will be pouring all Russian River, as long as it lasts. Blind Pig, Pliny the Elder, Damnation, Consecration, Supplication, Temptation, Exportation (2011), Sanctification and a few unnamed special beers to round out the selection make this one of the most looked-forward-to events of Philly Beer Week year after year. Check it out, and you’ll see why.