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2014 Philly Beer Week: What's your style?

If you enjoy chasing wild Brettanomyces around town, we've got your itinerary. Can't get enough of the rich wood flavor of barrel-aged beer?

2014 Philly Beer Week: What's your style?

Beers get an ice bath.
Beers get an ice bath. DAVID M WARREN / Staff Photographer

From May 31 to June 8, Philly Beer Week returns for a seventh year. The 10-day celebration of “America’s best beer-drinking city” is the largest of its kind in the entire U.S., with more than 1000 events listed. That’s a good thing, but it does mean even seasoned locals can find it tough to navigate the festivals, tap takeovers, meet-the-brewer gatherings, pairing dinners, pub crawls and tastings. We’re here to help.

This guide breaks it down by style.

If you enjoy chasing wild Brettanomyces around town, we’ve got your itinerary. Can’t get enough of the rich wood flavor of barrel-aged beer?

Here’s what to hit. Below we trace five different styles through the week, followed by a list of where to try beers from new or very young breweries. For all events, check the Philly Beer Week website for more detail.

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For Lovers of Sours

- Weyerbacher Meet the Brewer Lunch at Jose Pistola’s, May 30

- Leipziger Gose Tapping at Fiume, May 30

- Where the Local Wild Things Are at Devil’s Den, May 31

- Bullfrog Brunch at Johnny Brenda’s, June 1

- Stinky Sunday with Tomme Arthur at Nodding Head, June 1

- New Belgium Lips of Faith Festival at Monk’s, June 1

- Sour Tap Takeover at a.kitchen, June 2

- Berliner Weisse Bonanza at Frankford Hall, June 2

- Surly Brewing "Pleased To Meet Me" at Pub on Passyunk East, June 2

- 12% Imports Funk U...Niversity at Good Dog Bar, June 3

- Sour Power at Bierstube, June 3

- Sour Notes for Sour Folks with Neshaminy at Varga, June 3

- Sour Adam's Sour Shower at Jose Pistolas, June 3

- Shower Of Sour at Fiume, June 4

- Allagash's Rob Tod Goes Wild with Brett Three Ways, June 5

- Gose Gone Wild at Brauhaus Schmitz, June 6-7

- Sour Beer Brunch with ShawneeCraft Brewing at Kennett, June 7

- Sour Brunch at Standard Tap, June 7

 

 

For German Beer/Wheat Beer Hounds

- Lobster Bake and Wheat Beer Weekend at Hop Angel Brauhaus, May 30-31

- Beat the Heat with Wheat at Brauhaus Schmitz, May 30-31

- Wurst Beer Week Event at Prohibition Taproom, June 1

- Ramstein With No Attendants, Please Attend at Hop Angel, June 2

- Frankford Hall Beer Unveiling Weissbier, June 3

- Wheat Beer Wednesday at Red Owl Tavern, June 4

- German Beer Seminar at Brauhaus Schmitz, June 4

- Killing It with St. Killian Importing at Bierstube, June 5

- Andorfer Claudiator Release Party Brauhaus Schmitz, June 5

- Stoudt’s Minute To Win It at Hop Angel Brauhaus, June 5

- Next on Deck: Klosterbrauerei Andechs at Bierstube, June 6

 

 

For Hopheads

- IPA Friday at Wrap Shack, May 30

- Lagunitas 420 Night at South Philadelphia Tap Room, May 30

- IPA Day at Bierstube, May 30

- All Weekend IPA at Jon’s Bar & Grill, May 31-Jun 1

- IPA Tap Takeover at Birra, June 1

- Whole Lotta Hops with Sam Adams at Perch Pub, June 4

- Sierra Nevada HH at Memphis Taproom june 4

- Hops Appreciation at Greensgrow, June 5

- IPA War at Capone’s, June 5

- School Of Hops with Jim Koch at Kite & Key, June 6

- Russian River Sunday at Local 44, June 8

- Troegs Brewing Kickin' Kegs & Breakin' Legs at Good Dog Bar, June 5

- IPA Tap Takeover at Tap Room on 19th, June 6

- East Coast West Coast Ipa Showdown at Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen, June 6

- Stoudts Hoppy Happy Hour at Standard Tap, June 6

- The IPA's of Clown Shoes Brewery at Doobies, June 6

 

 

For Barrel-Aged Addicts

- Morning Wood Beer Brunch at Grey Lodge, May 31

- Bourbon Barrel Aged Brews at Capone’s, May 31

- Old Old Rasputin at Fiume, May 31

- Viva The Voodoo at Tria, May 31

- Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company Barrel Aged Brunch at Churchville Inn, June 1

- Smokin’ Barrels at Bierstube, June 1

- Round Guys Barrel Challenge - Donkey Kong at Jose Pistola’s, June 2

- Barrel Aged Beer Tasting at Village Whiskey, June 3

- Barrelly Legal at Eulogy, June 3

- There's Nowhere Like Nebraska at Tria Taproom, June 4

- Fired and Stoned Lunch at Eulogy, June 5

- Mardi Gras with Pappy Van winkle at Twisted Tail, June 5

- Barrel Aged Burlesque at Bottle Bar East, June 5

- All Weekend Wood at Resurrection Ale House, June 6-8

- Tapping Tandoor with Firestone Walker at SPTR, June 6

- Jolly Pumpkin at Prohibition Taproom, June 6

- Barrel Aged Extravaganza at Twisted Tail, June 7

- Barrel Aged Beerfest at Cooperage Wine & Whiskey, June 7

- Firestone Walker at Good Dog Bar, June 7

 

 

For Belgian Buffs

- Unibroue’s Maudite Midnight Madness at Devil’s Den, May 30

- La Chouffe at POPE, May 30

- Baladin Super "Floreale" Tapping at Fiume, June 1

- Meet Luc "Bobo" Van Mechelen of Chimay at Moriarty’s, June 2

- Orval Tasting at Monk’s Cafe, June 3

- Plan B Brewday at Dock Street, June 3

- Orval Vintage Beer School at Memphis Taproom, June 4

- Allagash Lunch With Rob Tod at Khyber june 5

- Fast Times at Percy Street with Oskar Blues, June 5

- Ommegang Night In Fairmount at The Belgian Cafe, June 5

 

For Newcomer Fiends

- Disco Party With Funk Brewing Sancho Pistola’s, May 31

- L.A.B Experiment (Local Artisan Breweries) at The Institute, June 1

- Perennial Artisan Ales brunch at Khyber, June 1

- Barren Hill Beer Brunch at Devil’s Den, June 1

- Free Will Tap Takeover at Cedar Point, June 3

- Conshy Cornhole at Field House Conshohocken Brewing, June 3

- Naked Dandie Naked Brewing at The Dandelion, June 4

- Funk 101: An Introduction to Funk Brewing at Johnny Brenda’s, June 4

- All about the Brits with Forest & Main at Kennett, June 4

- New Kid on the Block v.3: Hardywood Park at Bru Craft & Wurst, June 4

- Funk Brewing Co at Old Eagle Tavern, June 5

- No Monkey Business, Just Round Guys at Doobies, June 5

- Get It Straight with Crooked Eye Brewery at Finn McCool’s, June 6

- Saltwater Brewing at Bru Craft & Wurst, June 6

- Meet the Brewer with Carton Brewing at Perch Pub, June 6

- St. Bonifest at St Boniface Brewing, June 7

Danya Henninger Philly.com
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