March 28, 2013

Split Thy Skull

There is no shortage of great beer events in Philly. As a matter of fact, I'm sure that my wallet (and financial planner) would be much happier if I didn't follow so many beer people on Twitter and Facebook so I wouldn't always be so in the know about what was going on around the area. I can honestly say that as I sit here typing this there are - without my really even thinking about it - at least 4 events happening that I could (should?) be at. Instead, I sit here writing. And I'm okay with that, because I'm writing to tell you about a can't-miss event this weekend.

Split thy Skull - a Celebration of Barleywine will be held this Saturday, March 30 from 1 - 6 pm at Tattoed Mom on South Street. I've been to this event before and can attest to its awesomeness. This year - the 17th!! - promises more of the same. There will be at least a dozen local and national breweries represented by their finest, and some rarely featured, barelywines including:

Troeg's Flying Mouflan
Iron Hill The Situation
Widmer Old Embalmer
Duclaw Devil's Milk
Boulder Killer Penguin

The beers will be available both individually or in two flights of 4 each.

Drink enough of those and your skull will feel split for sure! And hey, what else are you going to do the Saturday before Easter? (Speaking of Easter, if you don't have plans you should definitely check out the 8th Annual Zombie Crawl, which also takes place on South Street. Tattooed Mom is one of several bars that will welcome zombies that evening.

Perhaps the picture of me below from the 5th annual crawl will pique your interest. Or maybe it will scare you away!

That's me in the pink. Trying not to smile. Because you know, most zombies smile 

March 18, 2013

Philly Beergasm

I love when I get the chance to do some good with my writing. So when Sam Watson of Collaborate Philly reached out to me about sharing the news about a charity event I was happy to say yes. Even better, it's a charity event that involves beer!

The event, Philly Beergasm, is being held on Thursday, March 28th at Yards Brewing, and benefits Philabundance. Philly Beergasm will be a true love letter to local beer culture. Local breweries Forest and Main and 5 O’Clock Brew, as well as Philadelphia home brewers, will be on hand to provide their fantastic beers. Local chef Dan Berlin of Bongo Zeptobrewery is preparing an all beer-centric menu. Specific items will be made with some of the beer provided by the breweries in attendance. Beer Cakes Philly will provide their delicious beer-infused desserts (and believe me, I can attest to the deliciousness of these desserts. It's what I served my guests at my birthday soiree!). Spodee will be on hand with their wine/beer cocktails. There will be live music, a raffle, a free tour of Yards Brewing for attendees, activities like "Cream Your Own Cupcake," and much more.