Raise your glass of delicious brew and get ready for a festival fit for beer lords. With hundreds of events and thousands of beers this year’s 2010 Philadelphia Beer week promises travelers a unique and diverse drinking experience. If you or your friends are planning on attending Philadelphia Beer Week 2010 for the first time, this in-depth guide will advise you on achieving the best experience possible.
What is Philadelphia Beer week?
Philly Beer week, June 4-13 is 10 days of celebrating the best beer-drinking city in America. It includes 500 separate events and more than 100 venues through out the city and suburbs. With over 80 brewers gathering in a city were beer helped found our country there are many exciting events to entertain you while you’re sipping back tasty largers.
What are the Major events?
Opening tap is the event that starts Philadelphia Beer Week and begins Friday, June 04, 2010 at 7:30 ending at 10pm. Tickets to this event are $40 and guests are allowed to sample from over 18 different brews. There are many other events going on each day many of them requiring you to buy tickets or pay as you go. Opening tap is the best event to be at June 4th. On June 5th you won’t want to miss out on the Philadelphia Global Beer Expo featuring 100 word class beers and held inside a historic car museum, tickets for this event are $45 dollars. These two events were my personal favorite, although there are many events to chose from these get my personal recommendation.
Plan a budget ahead of time
We all know how easy it is to spend money when we’ve been on the sauce, but visitors will want to be especially cautious while spending at the Philadelphia Beer fest. It all depends on your desire, if you want to do the entire 10-day experience then plan on spending a thousand dollars at least on event tickets alone. Each event can cost up to $85 bucks so it’s safe to plan on spending at least $100 dollars a day. Keep this in mind if you have planned a week long experience.
Were to stay?
The Radisson Plaza- Warwick Hotel located on 1701 Locust Street; Philadelphia is an ideal location for a hotel room as many Philly Beer Week events are held with in walking distance. When booking a hotel make sure to do so ahead of time as Philadelphia’s population increases by 35,000 making it difficult to find a hotel room last minute. Many Hotels will offer special rates during festival week.
Keep in mind that Philly Beer Week is going to be filled with drunken citizens from around the world. You are much better off taking a cab or having a designated plan of action. If you plan on going to multiple events in one day make sure you go with a group and stick with them. Use your overall common sense the police will be on high alert and ready to arrest belligerent idiots which will be you if you play your cards right.
Were can I find a list of all events?
The best place to go is the official website at http://www.phillybeerweek.org