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Picture Perfect: Philly Beer Week 2009

Posted in event with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2009 by philadelphiaexbeeriment

The kegs are tapped, the brewers have gone home, and the events are now just a memory of a successful Philly Beer Week 2009. While you mourn the loss of a good reason to drink everyday, we hope you remember all the good times you had, the people you met, and the good beer you tried.

But let’s face it. Some of you might have partied too hard and can’t seem to remember where you left your hat (it was on the South Philly Beer Bus), who you “accidentally” fondled, and what bar you face-planted in front of.

That’s what we’re here for.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Ladies of  PE are proud to present pictures from our favorite beer week moments. We hope you enjoy!

PCBF 3/7/2009

Philly Craft Beer Festival at the Naval Yard

ROCKBAND @ POPE 3/8/2009

RockBand night at the POPE

PAWS @ Bishops Collar 3/11/2009

PAWS at the Bishop’s Collar

LeftHand Lumberjack night @ SPTR 3/12/2009

LeftHand Lumberjack night at SPTR

View all pictures from Philly Beer Week 2009


Our Recommendations to Keep Your Beer Week a Happy One

Posted in Beer, event with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2009 by philadelphiaexbeeriment

Everybody drinks on the weekends, but for Philly Beer Week, we’ve decided to list some of the better events going on during the week.  So come out with us and celebrate better beer!



For all you hip cats and artists who jive with Apollo, lord of the Muses, be sure to check out the following event at one of the coolest bars in South Philly.

Gonzo Art of Drinking with Flying Dog   7:00 PM
1501 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, Pa



For the wannabe schnobs, put on your drinking…er…thinking caps and learn some big words to impress your wine-loving friends.

Deconstructing Beer: Beer-tasting seminar. Intro to Beer Flavor & Appreciation with Noted Beer Author Randy Mosher

8:00 PM

Dock Street Brewery
701 50th Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19143


Make Sawyer proud and spot the con-artists from the truthful tale-tellers.  Bring your friends!

Beer Balderdash

9:00 PM

Standard Tap
901 N. Second St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19123



For the dogs:

Wrap your PAWS around a doggone good beer

5:00 PM

St. Stephen’s Green
1701 Green Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19130

And at

The Bishop’s Collar
2349 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, Pa 19130


Bad memories of buses from your childhood trips to school?  Improve them with this crawl-on-wheels!

South Philly Beer Bus Tour

6:00 PM

6 Bars South of South St.
South Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19148


Vould you like a pint wit da pretty misses in dere lederhosen?  Then this event is the one for you!

Prost! Bohemian Night with German-Atttired Girls .

7:00 PM

For Pete’s Sake Pub
900 S Front St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19147


And if you’re not into German, there’s always a wee bit of fun going on elsewhere…

Live Irish Music – Irish Fare – and craft beer specials

9:00 PM

Cherry Street Tavern
129 N 22nd St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19103



Jazzing it:

Sax and the City II

5:00 PM

Grace Tavern
2229 Grays Ferry Ave
Philadelphia, Pa 19146


2+2=4 beers!

Philly Beer Geek Finals Competition at Manayunk Brewpub

7:00 PM

Philly Beer Geek
4120 Main Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19127


Oh, lumberjacks.  They always bring up fuzzy memories of singing Brits in high heels, paper towels, and childhood tales of Paul Bunyan.  Maybe even that strange movie where Patrick Swayze rides around the wild west on a tornado.  Into rugged, outdoorsy stuff?  Then hit up this event!  You may even spot Miss Riot running around in a flannel shirt.  (Patrick Swayze not included.)

Left Hand Lumberjack Night

8:00 PM

South Philly Tap Room
1509 Mifflin St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19145


Got a thing for short guys?  Well, we can’t guarantee it, but you may be able to spot a leprechaun or two at this event.  You may even spot Kunoichi Erica ditching her traditional black ninja garb for more festive greenery.

Hook and Ladder St. Paddy’s Warm Up

7:00 PM

Bridgid’s Bar and Restaurant

726 N. 24th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130



Oi vey!  An event with beer and traditional Shabbat’s fare?  Discuss!

Yo/Oy He’brew Beer & Shabbos Dinner

5:00 PM

The Sidecar Bar & Grille
2201 Christian St.
Philadelphia, Pa 19146


Let’s crawl some more!

Fairmount Pub Crawl with Magic Hat

7:00 PM

The pubs of Fairmount
Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130


Meet Kunoichi Erica’s god: Fergal Murray

Guinness Boot Camp with Brewmaster Fergal Murray

5:00 PM

Tir Na Nog

1600 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103


And don’t forget to check out as many meet-the-brewer and giveaway events you possibly can!

A Victorious Hunt for a Place to Eat

Posted in bar hopping with tags , , , , on November 17, 2008 by philadelphiaexbeeriment

For those of you who may have already read the following review of South Philly Taproom:

We will be moving our bar reviews to our blog page, and in the near future will delete the “Bar Hopping” Page.  We feel that the blog is far more convenient for our loyal readers to access, rather than keeping the old page and just piling the reviews one on top of the other like the Mad Hatters’ Hats!

Thanks for your patience as we continue to move the ExBEERiment furniture around.  And don’t worry.  Once we reach a perfect state of feng shui, we’ll be satisfied!  Of course, it may take us a while…

Like the world’s best-known-perfectionist says, “It’s a gift…and a curse.”  Bare with us.


In the wilds of South Philadelphia, there lies a place where wild boars, ostriches, and ducks roam freely - on the menu, that is. Where one may experience the fun of sitting in a wooden barrel - without the danger of plummeting down Niagara Falls (or the need to escape down a river with thirteen grumpy dwarves and a hobbit). Where kindly will-o-the-wisps sit on tiny thrones of wax and wick, and warm the wooden walls with rippling circles of golden light.

Where is this strange fairy-land, you may ask? Why, tucked away on the outskirts of the Italian Market, at the corner of 15th and Mifflin Streets. It is not Avalon, but simply the South Philadelphia Tap Room.

Walking into this dreamy land of beer might bring a tear of joy to any beer lover's eye. Drafts are in constant rotation so you have the chance to "exbeeriment" with something new every time you visit. Moving onward you will spot the frigid chamber of brew (a.k.a. the bottled beer refrigerator). A massive shrine of beers; spanning from California to Belgium. The price of draft beer is $3-6 but bottles can range anywhere from $3-$28 (I can already hear you whining. Stop, for there is many a bottled beer in the lower price range).

There's much to choose from here which means there might be a slight chance (95.6%) that you have never heard of some beers or that you just don't know what to choose from. That doesn't mean you should purchase a beer you know and love, you coward. This bar is DESIGNED for the adventurous! So just ask your server! Not only friendly, but very knowledgeable about their stock (and if they aren't sure they WILL ask someone who does!). They can help you choose a beer to fit your taste.

Now, you may find our praise of this tiny corner pub a bit overdone: but check it out before you judge too quickly! A place we've had the pleasure of sampling more than once, the South Philly Tap Room exceeded our expectations: from the friendly service, to the mouth-watering food that delights the eyes, the olfactory, and the taste-buds all at once, to the surprisingly diverse beer menu, this place wins our vote as the spot to spend your Friday night (and your Saturday, and maybe even your Sunday...)