Beer festivals have become an integral part of the beer culture of the USA. Peep into this delightful culture at Philly Craft Beer Festival, the most popular beer fiesta in Philadelphia.
The USA is a diversified nation that hosts several beer festivals all through the year and each beer fest is adorned with unique specialties. March is the month to experience the uniqueness of Philly Craft Beer Festival. For the last seven years, this fiesta has been creating a buzz in Philadelphia, the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania in the US. And the upcoming eighth edition is ready to take its guests on a new high on 07th March 2015. Let’s check out a little more about this spectacular beer festival, which has been named among the “Top 10 Beer Festivals in America” by Forbes Traveller.
Philly Beer Festival has two types of tickets. Guests can choose to enter the venue on a general admission ticket. Those who want exclusive hospitality ought to buy tickets for VIP sessions. General session starts at 1330 hrs, whereas people with VIP tickets enjoy an extra hour at beer tents. In this extra hour i.e., from 1230 hrs to 1330 hrs, guests get an opportunity to have a word with the brewers in addition to a tasting session of special beers. VIP guests are also entitled to free transportation between the Broad & Pattison SEPTA stop and Navy Yard. No matter, whether you are buying general tickets or paying for the VIP entry, you will get a tasting glass as a souvenir.
Breweries and Beers
Beer lovers get to sip beer samples from over 75 breweries across USA. Award-winning breweries participating in this festival include Original Sin Craft Ciders, Tommy Knocker Brewery, Dark Horse and Old Forge Brewing Company. The menu of Philly Craft Beer Festival boasts a number of wonderful beers such as Russian Imperial Stout, Safeword, Son of a Bee, and I’ll Have What She’s Having.
Visitors disembarking their flights in Philadelphia before 07th March can choose to be a part of this beer fiesta not only to enjoy beers but also to gorge on the delicacies served at food trucks located at the venue. Take your pick from wood-fired pizzas to sandwiches and from cheese curds to pork tacos. Oink and Moo BBQ and Mac Mart are among the most popular food trucks at Philly Craft Beer Festival.
Along with beer and delicious food, the fun factor of the fiesta is depicted by the musical performances. This year, you will get an opportunity to couple your beery experience with spectacular performances of popular band Bangers and Mash.