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The Philly Beer Week 2012 Countdown Continues…

By Boozedancing @boozedancing

The Philly Beer Week 2012 Countdown Continues…This just in from the good people that make Philly Beer Week a reality…

Can you believe it, only SEVEN days till Philly Beer Week 2012.  From June 1 through June 10, beer lovers can enjoy an amazing array of beer events at over 230 participating bars, restaurants and breweries.

This time next Friday, June 1, the Hammer of Glory (aka the HOG) will be making its way from bar-to-bar (think Olympic torch relay) on its way to a final hand-off to Mayor Michael Nutter who will use it to tap the first keg of Brotherly Suds at Opening Tap.  This year, beer lovers can join the HOG on its journey by jumping on, and off, the SugarHouse double decker bus for a free ride along (Click HERE for the route.  Click HERE to see some photos from last year).

The HOG will end up at Opening Tap, the opening festival of PBW with ample samples from the region’s top breweries. Micros… brewpubs… nanos – they’ll be pouring the finest ales and lagers, including seasonals and one-off’s.  It all starts with an Opening Ceremony (open to the public) at 7 p.m. on Independence Mall at 6th & Market streets, then at 7:30 p.m. you’ll stroll into the Independence Visitor Center for great beers, live music and more.   Festival admission is only $40, or people can come an hour earlier to the VIP session at 6:30 p.m. which will give them a one-hour limited audience tasting session, featuring a selection of special beers paired with complimentary beer-friendly food for $75.  All VIPs will receive a souvenir drinking glass plus a gift bag (Click HERE for more information.  Click HERE for photos from last year’s event).

Hammer of Glory, Opening Tap, bars all over the city celebrating the first day of Philly Beer Week 2012….today, the countdown has officially begun!

For your viewing pleasure, we’ve got Ben Franklin (we know, you know it’s really Casey Parker from Jose Pistola’s) posted on our YouTube Channel to share his 10 virtues with you for Philly Beer Week. Enjoy!

Thanks to Jennie Hatton for keeping us informed of all Philly Beer Week happenings!

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