It’s our favorite time of year. The polar vortex has left the area. Baseball is back in town (even if the Phillies are in last place). And Philly Beer Week is coming soon.
Philly Beer Week History
Established in 2008, Philly’s beer week is the largest in the country. The annual beer celebration in the city of brotherly love is always a blast, and this year looks to be no exception. With hundreds of events scheduled, it’s good to get the app to keep tabs of the taps. Better yet, the official guide has all of the key information in one handy place.
As for the 2foodtrippers, our beer drinking careers began long ago and involved crappy beer. If it was free or cheap, we drank it. Craft beer was not in our vocabularies. We soon tired of the mass-produced beer made in the U.S. midwest and started drinking wine instead of beer. It seemed that our beer-drinking days were behind us.
Fast forward to the present, we are just as likely to choose beer as we are wine. But not the crappy beer of our youth. Instead, we drink craft beers made all over the country and the world, but mostly craft beers made locally in the Philadelphia area. We are lucky to have so many excellent craft beer makers in the area. Our personal local favorites include Dogfish Head, Free Will, Neshaminy Creek, Tröegs, Victory, Weyerbacher and Yards.
As former Philadelphian Ben Franklin once said, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Who are we to argue with such logic? Instead, we raise a glass to Philly Beer Week.
The seventh annual Philly Beer Week is May 30 – June 8, 2014 all over the city of Philadelphia. Click here for more information.