June 16th, 2010 Joe Sixpack
Missed your favorite event during beer week? Look around and you might find some leftover beer. My advice: travel with a growler. You never know what you’ll find
In fact, Devil’s Den is suggesting you fill one or more up for Father’s Day. Here’s what they’re pouring right now:
- Ommegang Witte - $13.50*
- Spaten Oktoberfest - $12.50
- Nogne-O Porter - $36.00
- Stillwater Stateside Saison - $18.00
- Nogne-O Imperial Stout - $42.50
- Nogne-O #100 - $48.50
- Sly Fox Gang Aft Agley - $16.00
- Breckenridge Oak Aged Oatmeal Stout - $23.00
- Nogne-O Saison - $44.00
- Bruery Coton -$45.00
- Duck Rabbit Rabid Duck - $21.50
- Duck Rabbit Brown Ale - $12.00
- Duck Rabbit Barleywine - $21.50
- Avery Fifteen - $20.00
- Weyerbacher Double Simcoe - $16.00
*Prices exclude cost of growler. Yes, you can bring your own.
June 14th, 2010 Joe Sixpack
Stephen Lyford took off from work for the entire week and brought along his camera. Click here to fill in those blank spots in your short-term memory.
June 11th, 2010 Joe Sixpack
Steve Hawk was named Philly Beer Geek 2010 last night at Manayunk Brewpub. He clinched it with his nomination of Philly Pale Ale for mayor. Here’s his campaign poster and a hilariously inventive winning speech.
Yards Philly Pale for Mayor
I assure you as a registered voter in the city of Philadelphia – I took this round very seriously.
As we all know this great city of ours is on the forefront of the beer world. Known for being innovative, passionate and notoriously hardworking. But unfortunately as the PLCB raids from a couples months ago prove - we still have a long way to go.
In my opinion we need a mayor that’s a refreshing alternative. A candidate who isn’t afraid to - pour himself into the job. And if you are like me, you too are sick and tired of the same bland candidates, who make these big promises but only leave a bitter aftertaste.
That’s why I’ve accepted the job as campaign manager for a beer we all know and trust. One of our own - born and raised here in the shadow of the liberty bell, Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale.’
A session beer that came from a modest upbringing and slowly rose to prominence in the last 16 years. A beer that was born from a small brewery actually not too far from here actually, A beer that campaigned hard for over a decade in local beer bars. This beer has won me over and will win you over too.
And behind this great ale stands the mighty forefathers of our nation- Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, as represented by their respective ales of the revolution. And whilst it would be easy to pick any of THEM for mayor- they have all HAD their time in office and it is time now for someone new, someone who, unlike any of our esteemed forefathers, was born and raised in Philadelphia from the sweat and toil of Philadelphians themselves, someone who ALREADY represents this city. Ladies and gentlemen- YPPA IS this city!
• My candidate pledges to give a full 4.6% to the city that raised him.
• My candidate goes well with cheese steaks, soft pretzels and even tasty cakes.
• My candidate will not tax his carbonated cousins
• And my candidate will not require Monetary compensation either. The only form of payment he needs is…Refrigeration
Ben Franklin said “It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.” But I say it is Yards Philly Pale Ale that can make a miserable man happy
And tonight I leave you with our campaign slogan – Drink baby drink. For there are much happier times at the bottom of this bottle.
(Raising a mask to his face) I’m Tom Kehoe and I approve this message.
June 7th, 2010 Joe Sixpack
Opening Tap… Haddon Pub Fest… Ladies Beer Tea… 12 separate bars in one day… Smoke ‘em if yous got ‘em… McGillin’s 150th and a ride aboard the Clydesdales.
So how am I going to work off some of those pints? Happy Hour Yoga at Yards Brewery tonight. Loosen up with me (and Mrs. Sixpack) for the rest of Philly Beer Week.
June 1st, 2010 Joe Sixpack
Opening Tap on Friday will be preceded by the vaunted Hammer of Glory relay. What a great way to tune up for the kick-off of Philly Beer Week - here’s the schedule so you can join in the fun.
(And thanks to Scoats of the Grey Lodge, William Reed of Standard Tap, Jennie Hatton the PBW dynamo and all the creative geniuses along the route for pulling this together!)
- 11:10 a.m. – Grey Lodge Pub to Draught Horse Pub (1431 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, 215-235-1010) via Bicycle Convoy
- 12:05 a.m. – Draught Horse Pub to Philadelphia Brewing Company (2439 Amber Street, 215-427-2739) via Horse
- 12:45 p.m. – Philadelphia Brewing Company to Johnny Brenda’s (1201 Frankford Avenue, 215-739-9684) via Kensinger Express Train Kinetic Sculpture
- 1:10 p.m. – Johnny Brenda’s to Yards Brewing Company (901 North Delaware Avenue, 215-634-2600) via Trophy Bike “Bar on a Bike”
- 1:35 p.m. – Yards Brewing Company to Delilah’s Den (100 Spring Garden Street) via Dog-Drawn Wagon
- 1:55 p.m. – Delilah’s to Standard Tap (901 North 2nd Street, 215-238-0630) via Delilah’s Girls
- 2:20 p.m. – Standard Tap to The Foodery (837 North 2nd Street, 215-238-6077) via Zip Line
- 2:35 p.m. – The Foodery to The Institute (549 North 12th Street, 215-765-8515) via Tricycle
- 3:00 p.m. – The Institute to The Belgian Cafe (2047 Green Street, 215-235-3500) via Wheel Barrow
- 3:25 p.m. – The Belgian Cafe to Kite and Key (1836 Callowhill Street, 215-568-1818) via “The Reckoner” Three-Wheel Giant Kinetic Sculpture
- 3:50 p.m. – Kite and Key to Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant (1516 Sansom Street, 215-569-9525) via Hearse
- 4:25 p.m. – Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant to 12 Steps Down (831 Christian Street, 215-238-0379) via Hand Truck Keg Throne
- 5:10 p.m. – 12 Steps Down to Bella Vista Beer Distributors (755 South 11th Street, 215-627-6465) via Running Rocky Look-Alike
- 5:40 p.m. – Bella Vista Beer Distributors to Hawthorne Cafe (738 South 11th Street, 215-627-3012) via Hand Truck
- 5:55 p.m. – Hawthorne Cafe to Varga Bar (941 Spruce Street, 215-627-5200) via “Growler Power”
- 6:15 p.m. – Varga Bar to Brauhaus Schmitz (718 South Street, 267-909-8814) via Varga Pin-Up Girls on Roller Skates
- 6:35 p.m. – Brauhaus Schmitz to Opening Tap (Independence Visitors Center) via Hostess Station “Chariot,” pulled by Dirndl-Clad Waitresses, accompanied by the Fishtown Beer Runners
- 7:05 p.m. – Arrive at Opening Tap
- 8:00 p.m. – Swung by Mayor Nutter to tap the first keg of PBW2010