WMGK to showcase Philly brews with ‘Locals Only’ beer festival this spring

Philadelphia area breweries will get their own beer festival this spring, courtesy of the folks at 102.9 WMGK-FM.

The classic rock radio station this week announced it has teamed up with the Independence Seaport Museum for “Locals Only,” a Philadelphia-centric beer festival showcasing Philly brews.

The festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Independence Seaport Museum on Penn's Landing. Tickets are $20 for designated driver passes up to $45 for general admission, and are available now via UpcomingEvents.com. Passes include admission to the museum.

The festival will have guests sampling more than 50 beers from 25 brewers. Each brewery will have available a “flagship” brew available, as well as what the festival calls a “new/speciality/reserve” beer. Attendees will vote on their favorite beer in each of the two categories.

Participating breweries include Crime and Punishment Brewing Company, Dock Street Brewing, Levante Brewing, Saint Benjamin Brewing, Sly Fox, Weyerbacher, Yards, and Yuengling.

WMGK DJs Ray Koob, Debbi Calton, John DeBella, and Andre Gardner will provide hour-long music sets with tracks from their own collections. Food vendors for the festival have not yet been announced.