Joe Sixpack named Philly Beer Week's executive director

Daily News beer reporter Joe Sixpack aka Don Russell, has been named executive director of Philly Beer Week. Russell, who has been covering the state beer raids controversy along with the People Paper's Bob Warner, will become the first staffer of the three-year-old non-profit organization. He'll oversee the growing number of events and programs that have made Philly Beer Week among the world's largest beer celebrations. "For a Philadelphia boy with a healthy beer habit this is a dream job," Russell says. Philly Beer Week 2010 takes place from June 4 to June 13 with the Opening Tap event at the Independence Visitors Center on June 4. More info and tickets can be found on the Philly Beer Week website. Russell will also discuss PA beer laws at 10 a.m. Wednesday on WHYY 91FM's "Radio Times."