Philly Beer Week picks

Posted: May 30, 2013

Jared and Kristy Littman share their top seven events for Beer Week.

Kick the Locals: 2nd Street Brew House, South Philly; More than 10 local craft breweries will be celebrated in this event, now in its third year.   Saturday, 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

L.A.B. Tap Takeover (Local Artisan Breweries): The Institute Bar, Fairmount/Spring Garden. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This event also features local beers, but with a focus on smaller up-and-comers like Forest & Main and Tired Hands.  

Pucker Up and Shut Up, A Sour Ale Takeover: Prohibition Taproom, Fairmount/Spring Garden.  Sunday, 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. The style that started it all, sour brews remain Jared and Kristy's favorites.

Adam Avery Private Sour/ Barrel Aged Tasting: City Tap House, West Philly; Wednesday. 4 to 6 p.m. This event promises some rare sour beers that Philly may never see again.

Weyerbacher/De La Senne Meet the Brewers: Standard Tap, Northern Liberties/Fishtown. Friday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. At this event, drinkers can meet the brewers and sip special beers from Weyerbacher and De La Senne.

Homebrew Extravaganza at Memphis Taproom: Memphis Taproom, Kensington/Port Richmond. June 8, noon to 3 p.m. "Our local homebrewers are amazing," says Jared. "We went to this last year and it may have been our favorite event."

Extreme Beer Brunch: South Philadelphia Tap Room, South Philly. June 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Jared, this is the ideal setting to reflect on all the fun of Beer Week right before it draws to a close.

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