Philly Beer Week’s last weekend is the best weekend: 10 don’t-miss events

The final two days include some of the celebration’s best happenings.

Danya Henninger

Good news for those who haven’t gotten their fill of this year’s edition of the nation’s first-ever beer week, which has been sweeping sudsily through the city’s bars since June 1: The last two days of Philly Beer Week have some of the best events of the whole shebang.

Here’s 10 great options for brew-focused relaxation this weekend.

Fishtown Festivale

Frankford Ave. from Girard to Oxford
Saturday, 12 to 8 p.m.

This annual fest fills Frankford Avenue with food trucks, local artists, beer gardens, live performances and kid activities, all spread across nearly 100 tables and stands. Spend the day, then have one more pint as you wait for the fireworks at dusk.

Fishtown Festivale 2015

Fishtown Festivale 2015

Danya Henninger

Shakedown Street Beer Fest

City Tap House, 3925 Walnut St.
Saturday, 2 to 6 p.m.

Paying homage to the “lot scene” at live music shows — which is credited with helping kickstart the craft beer explosion — is the driver behind this annual shindig in University City. Expect Phish tributes and other jam band sounds.

Wayne Music Festival

Christopher’s, 108 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Saturday, 2 to 10 p.m.

With a lineup curated by XPN, this annual free jubilee brings more than 10,000 live music lovers to the Main Line. Joan Osborne headlines this year, followed by The Samples, New Sound Brass, Rugby Road and more.

The Russian Negroni

Garage Passyunk, 1231 E. Passyunk Ave.
Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Each year, Negroni Week falls on the same dates as PBW, and creative bartenders have come up with a concoction that combines both: a “Negroni” made with local vodka, Campari and 2SP Brewing’s imperial stout The Russian. This is for brave souls who can really handle their booze.

Danya Henninger

Late Night Beer & Donuts

Alchemist Society, 1100 N. Front St., Ste. 102
Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Whether you’ve got partying or chillaxing on the schedule, kick off the evening with a pairing straight out of Homer Simpson’s dreams. Federal Donuts is bringing the edible goods — including a special one-off donut flavor — to go with liquid from Manayunk Brewing, Sly Fox, Free Will and St. Benjamin ($18 tickets here).

Fergie Carlo Night

Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St.
Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Move over Monte Carlo, Fergie’s running the house. Founders Brewing will host a night of charity table games. Spin, roll, deal and bet your way to earning special “Fergie Dollars,” then spend them at the end-of-night auction to win cool prizes.

Craft Beer CarnivAle

Hop Angel Brauhaus, 7980 Oxford Ave.
Saturday, 3 to 8 p.m.

Head this Fox Chase biergarten for a day of old-fashioned carnival games, made even better with great brew. The family-friendly setup includes a moonbounce, a dunk tank, tarot reading, balloon darts, ring toss, juggling and tons more.

Danya Henninger

The Wild Brunch

Cinder Copper & Lace, 1500 Locust St.
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

When you get into drinking first thing in the morning, it’s always a bit wild — but here the term refers to yeast. Specifically, the kind that turns a brew sour. Fourteen of the best sours available will be on tap, complemented by full brunch service.

Beermosa Yoga

Alchemist Society, 1100 N. Front St., Ste. 102
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Get your buzz on and zen on at the very same time with this late morning stretch session. Yogi Jake Panasevich will lead a one-hour class, followed immediately by two special beer/juice pick-me-ups that’ll replenish your electrolytes in the most enjoyable way ($35 tickets include class and drinks).

Beer Week Meets Bluegrass

Heritage, 914 N. 2nd St.
Sunday, 12 to 9 p.m.

Philly’s best bluegrass bands will jam through the day at this wood-filled Northern Liberties spot. Tickets are pay-what-you-can, with proceeds benefiting Philly Bluegrass, a not-for-profit project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia

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