Philly is just bustin’ out all over with craft beer. The Craft Brewers Conference was earlier this month, and, just to make sure Philly hasn’t forgotten all about craft beer, Philly Beer Week rolls in June 3-12.
Lasting 10 days and nights, Philly Beer Week features hundreds of festivals, beer-pairing dinners, tap takeovers, pub crawls, and killer parties.
Two major craft beer events in Philly within about a month of each other. One could draw the conclusion that Philly loves beer. (Or you could just go to an Eagles game and figure that one out for yourself.)
CMBC went hard at CBC. You know we’ve got some killer events planned for Philly Beer Week.
Friday, June 3 — It’s the Opening Tap, Philly Beer Week’s official kick off party at the Fillmore. With forty local breweries, live music, and a VIP lounge catered by Whole Foods, the Opening Tap is the place to get the lowdown on the local brews in town this week. The Hammer of Glory will come down at 7pm. We’ll be pouring our Cape May IPA for the event, and our Corrosion Sour IPA will be at the VIP session starting at 6pm. Sounds like you’re going to want to spring for a VIP ticket. Get them here!
Saturday, June 4 — The Irish Pol is hosting an all-day Surf Party, and, as you know, it just ain’t a surf party without CMBC brews! We’re pouring Coastal Evacuation, Misty Dawn, Corrosion Sour IPA, Salty Lips and White Caps, so grab your board shorts and swing down.
Saturday, June 4 — Who doesn’t love pie? (We don’t know, but they’re out there and they must be stopped.) For all the pie-lovers out there — and for everyone who just loves to eat things as quickly as they possibly can — it’s a good, old-fashioned pie eating contest at the City Tap House in University City! In addition, a whopping 18 taps will be featuring Cape May brews. We’ll be pouring our IPA, Coastal Evacuation, Summer Catch, White Caps, The Bog (the only chance you’ll have to catch it in Philly this summer!), as well as a Brewer’s Dozen of pie-themed creations. We’ll have everything from Apple and Blueberry to Pot Pie. Beers are tapped at 11am, pies will be downed from 1-4pm, fun will be had the whole day.
Sunday, June 5 — Check out Hops Over the Bridge at Bar-ly in Chinatown! From 3-6pm, a handful of New Jersey breweries will each take over five of their taps. We’re pouring Cape May IPA, Snag and Drop (first time in Philly!), White Caps, Summer Catch, and Concrete Ship (ALSO the first time in Philly!).
Monday, June 6 — It’s a Battle of the Beaches at Varga! CMBC will take on Evolution Craft Brewing Company from Salisbury, MD. Not only will our brews be battling it out, but you can join the sandcastle-building battle, and oysters from the two states will throw down, as well! Cape May Sea Salts vs. James River Oysters? Please. You know we’re winning this one hands down.
Wednesday, June 8 — Get over to the London Grill from 4-7 for Down By The Sea. We’ll be pouring Salty Lips, Coastal Evacuation, Misty Dawn, and our Cape May IPA on Nitro. We’ll also be serving generous amounts of Cape May Sea Salts.
So, head to Philly next month and plan your next meetup with one of these events. You’ve got a whole week to plan ahead!