Come celebrate the arrival of fall with an FREE Octoberfest-style event in Philadelphia’s historic Brewerytown neighborhood! At its’pre-Prohibition peak, there were over 700 individual breweries operating in the Brewerytown neighborhood, but at the moment there are none. For one evening on Thursday October 18th from 6-8 PM, we will change that situation by sponsoring Brewfest 2012!!
Last year’s inaugural Brewfest was held at Mugshots CoffeeHouse, 2831 W Girard Avenue, and 3 brewers participated: The kingpin of local beer, Yards Brewing Company, as well as the nanobrewers Saint Benjamin Brewing Company and Worst Brewing. This year will be bigger and better, so in addition to the return of those three brewers, we are adding the brewpub Iron Hill and the home brew store Home Sweet Homebrew (the owners of which are Brewerytown residents) to the mix. The brewers will be offering FREE samples, and Home Sweet Homebrew will offer a demonstration of how you can do your own brewing!
This year’s Brewfest will be in a pub crawl format, covering 4 locations over 2 blocks allowing visitors to wander The Avenue and stop into shops like Girard Supply Co. to taste Saint Benjamin, Color Wheel Bike Studio to sample Worst Brewing’s best, Mugshots CoffeeHouse to see what Yards does to top last year’s firkin, or Next American City’s Storefront for Urban Innovation to down some Iron Hill deliciousness while Home Sweet Homebrew teaches you how to brew.
If all this beer drinking gets you hungry, there will be a couple food trucks (TBA) in attendance. This is going to be one heckuva cheap date, see you there?
Even more details available on the Facebook event page.