Every year in Philadelphia there is a week devoted to the celebration of beers called the Philly Beer Week. For seven straight days they have different events that one can go to for different prices and for different interests. This morning I was doing some research about some of the events that will be included in this year’s one-week beer fest, and I have found three events that I would like very much to attend; 1. The Philadelphia Global Beer Exports 2. The German Bierfest at the German Society of Pennsylvania, and 3. The Colonial Tavern Tour.
The Philadelphia Global Beer Exports event takes place on Saturday June 5th from 12-3pm, and it is held at the Simeone Automotive Museum. The phillybeerweek.org website says that this event features a ” private car collection valued at over $8 million.” What makes this event so fun and so interesting, in my opinion, is that, for the price of $45, one can see different types of cars that he or she would not normally have the opportunity to look at, while at the same time discovering new types of beer to drink. I would like to attend this event, because I have enjoyed looking at old cars from the time my husband and I took our last trip to Las Vegas. We walked through a hotel on the strip that had an exhibition room filled with cars from different decades. As I recall the Vegas trip, and I read about the auto event that is going to take place at the Philly Beer Week 2010, I think to myself; what better way is there to look at cars then by going to a beer event in which one can drink delicious high-quality beers at the same time? For more information on tickets, parking, and directions, go to www.phillybeerfests.com.
Another event that should not be passed up at the Philly Beer Fest is the German Bierfest at the German Society of Pennyslvania. According to the phillybeerweek.org website, the German Bierfest is an ” all day outdoor biergarten event with live music, games, German food, and plenty of German beer at the German Society.” This event takes place on Saturday June 5th, and the price is on a ” pay as you go” basis. The German Society is located at 611 Garden Street, in Philadelphia. I want to go to this event, because of a past experience at Lake Arrowhead. My friend and I were busy shopping in the outlet stores of Lake Arrowhead, when we noticed a beer fest going on in the center of the village. Men were downing kegs of beer at amazing speeds in a beer drinking contest, and afterwards people were linking their arms and swaying back and forth to the time of the German music that was playing in the background. This was an experience that I would like to repeat and, with this event, I would have that opportunity. If you would like more information on this event contact www.brauhausschmitz.com or www.phillybeerfests.com.
My interest in history makes me want to go on the Colonial Tavern Tour, which takes place on Monday June 7th. The Phillybeerfests.com website describes this event as ” a walk through Old City celebrating the roots of Philadelphia’s tavern culture.” For the price of $25, one not only gets to drink fine beers, but he or she also gets to learn about the history of the taverns. If interested, one can send his or her payment to EdwardWagner@arcadia.edu via paypal.com.
it is impossible to write about all of the interesting events that are going to happen during the week of June 4-June 13, 2010 at the Philly Beer Fest. If one is interested in attending, one can get more information in detail by going to the phillybeerfest.org website. For those who go, have fun and happy drinking! Don’t forget your designated driver!
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