Philadelphia has been brewing beer for over 300 years, so of course there’s an entire week to celebrate it! Friday, May 30, 2014 marks the first day of the annual Philly Beer Week. The ten-day celebration runs until June 8 and consists of five major festivals and over 600 events.
People from all over will gather together to celebrate one of the best beer-drinking cities in America. The week commences with the Opening Tap kick-off party at the 23rd Street Armory. Mayor Nutter will be the lucky Philadelphian to tap the first keg of the week with the notorious Hammer of Glory.
Tickets for the entire week and the Opening Tap ceremony can be found online, and range from $25 for the token “Designated Drivers” and up to $90 for a VIP package. To ensure you don’t miss out on anything, you can be constantly kept in the beer loop by downloading the Philly Beer Week App right to your smartphone. Also, for you “out of towners,” lodging and SEPTA information can be found here to navigate your way around the city of brotherly beer.