Come and enjoy the great beer city that is Philadelphia with the company of lots of awesome RateBeerians in a four day extravaganza of beer and local culture. A basic schedule will be posted here and updated as specifics are nailed down.
Thursday: Meet and greet for early arrivals at a center city bar that can provide us with some generally private space to get to know everyone.
Friday daytime: Bus trip to some of the beer highlights of suburban Philadelphia. Stops: Sly Fox Brewing Co., McKenzie Brewhouse, Iron Hill Brewery, Capone’s. For info/bus reservations:
Friday evening: Philly Beer Week Opening Tap Festival or bar crawl on your own, based on personal preference.
Saturday daytime: Pub/brewery/bar crawl around town: Devils Den, Monk’s Cafe, Nodding Head Brewery, Johnny Brendas, Varga, Brauhaus Schmitz, Eulogy, Triumph Brewing Co., Hawthornes Cafe, Standard Tap, and Yard’s Brewing Co. amongst many other options.
Saturday evening: Grand tasting from 6pm-12am. The adventurous and still sober can then venture out to the city for one of the many Philly Beer week events that will be occuring that evening.
Sunday morning: Farewell beer brunch.
Hotel info: http://www.ratebeer.com/forums/rbsg-2011-hotel-grand-tasting-info_167512.htm
Contact Info: Jason Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Any update on this?? Hotel..tour schedule..etc
I will show up if the grand tasting is longer. That is what makes a summer gathering.
Of course I have to be out of town for part of this. Grrrrrrrrr.
I agree with Paul (Dickinsonbeer) as well; I need a place to bring that big ass 9L Pannepot Grand Reserva bottle to share with everyone once and for all!! :-)))
I agree with Dickinsonbeer, even if only because I’ll need something to do to kill time before the 8AM train the next morning.
I would suggest to find a place for the grand tasting to allow us to go much later than 10pm if possible. 4 hours seems very short for a grand tasting. Of the few RBSG’s I have been to, it seems the grand tasting has gone from about 5-6 to at least 2am, sometimes much later.