Philly Beer

It might be a marketing slogan, but anyone who lives here knows that Philadelphia really is “America’s best beer-drinking city.” The region’s been awash in great independent breweries since the 1990s, and distributors here started importing beer from Belgium before any others in the US. These days, the taprooms that dot almost every corner of the city serve everything great locally, all the best from Europe, and also rare brews from the rest of the country. Plus, Philly is finally experiencing a brewery boom of its own, with more in-city brewhouses opening than ever before (unless you go back to before Prohibition).

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Billy Penn Philly Quizzo in West Philly

Think you know this city well? Test your knowledge at Billy Penn Philly Quizzo. All trivia questions will be related to Philadelphia, along with a "Name That Philly Tune" bonus round. If you win, you'll get TWO FREE TICKETS to Philly Beer Week Opening Tap on June 1 (regular cost: $46). Food and drink by Jose Pistola's will for sale to give you sustenance during the game. See you there.

Where: PHS uCity Square Pop Up Garden at 36th & Filbert streets, 19104

When: May 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How much: Free


Love City Brewing’s grand opening

Philly gets another new brewery this week, when this bootstrapped project from Kevin and Melissa Walter finally launches on a small side street just behind the Spring Arts building. Expect fresh pours of brew all evening long, with snacks available from food trucks nearby.

Where: Love City Brewing at 1023 Hamilton St., 19123

When: April 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to April 20, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.

How much: Pay as you go