We're about a month away from the start of the second annual Philly Beer Week, and if you care about great beer and haven't yet made plans to visit, then it's time you got started. Because the 10 day event is more than just a beer fest, more than just a handful of educational tastings and way more than a beer dinner or three. It is, in fact, a virtual summation of all that's occurring in the beer market in America today.
Events? Beer Week's got 'em, to the tune of 317 and counting, including beer breakfasts, lunches and dinners, meet the brewer nights, special tasting sessions, educational efforts, themed Happy Hours, a full four (!) different beer festivals and even a Ladies Beer Tea. Participating brewers are flying in from across the country and around the world, and at least one beer writer will be in attendance, as well. (That would be me, folks.)
There's far too much happening for me to come even close to detailing it all here, so I suggest that you surf on over to the official website and then drop by official Philadelphia Tourism website to make your hotel booking. There may be other Beer Weeks proliferating across the country these days – San Francisco Beer Week kicks off today, in fact – but this is the definite granddaddy of them all!