Welcome to the second half of Philly Beer Week

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Thurs., June 6

Dogfish Day
Bru Craft & Wurst pays homage to Dogfish Head Brewery by serving up a plethora of their fine products. Along with the suds, they’ll also offer delicious eats, like East Coast oysters on the half shell with a Dogfish mignonette. Noon. Free. Bru Craft & Wurst, 1318 Chestnut St. 215.800.1079. bruphilly.com

Bocce Ball Tournament and Pizza Tasting
Since everyone already pairs beer from the Foodery with pizza from Rustica, it only makes sense that two of Second Street’s finest establishments join forces. Aside from the great food and drink, there will be a friendly game of Bocce with eternal glory for the winner. 5pm. Free. The Foodery, 837 N. Second St. 215.238.6077. fooderybeer.com

Brew ‘n’ History Tour
People from back in the day drank beer, too, specifically our founding fathers, and more specifically, while debating the Declaration of Independence. This tour focuses on Philadelphia’s beer history and how it ties in with several folk buried at Christ Church’s Burial Ground. 5:30pm. $10. Christ Church Burial Ground, 5th and Arch St.’s. 215.922.1695. christchurchphila.org

State of the Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union player Sebastien LeToux drops by Brauhaus Schmitz to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. Aside from all the sports excitement going on, they will also be debuting Konig Ludwig Dunkel Weiss, a brew that, up until now, has never been available in the States. 6pm. Free. Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South St. 267.909.8814. brauhausschmitz.com

Flying Fish: Drink a Fish, Save a Kitty (Keeping it Local)
Doobies Bar puts on an extended happy (two) hour(s) featuring local guys Flying Fish. All proceeds from the sales of their Farmhouse Summer Ale go toward cat rescue, helping to defray the cost of helping the city’s homeless kitties. 6:30pm. Free. Doobies Bar, 2201 Lombard St. 215.546.0316

Playing with Play-Doh while Pouring Suds
The Institute is putting on another Play-Doh sculpting competition. The winner will receive two free cases from Fegley’s Brew Works, as well as a gift card to Allentown Brew Works. 7pm. Free. The Institute Bar, 549 N. 12th St. 267.318.7772. institutebar.com

West Philadelphia Orchestra
Dubbed “Philly’s wildest brass band,” WPO will provide the grooves; you just need to remember your dancing shoes. Underground Arts will also be running Doylestown Brewery beer specials all night long. 9pm. $8. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. 610.324.9492. undergroundarts.org

Fri., June 7

Sarcastic Shirts & Suds Party
Join Boxcar, Prism and Evil Genius Brewing Companies for a night in which prizes will be awarded for the funniest/coolest/most awesome T-shirts. Bonus incentive: Come in a tee, and get half-priced artisan pizza. 6pm. Free. The Red Cedar Grille and Cocktails, 249 Bethlehem Pike. Colmar. theredcedar.com

Donovan Frankenreiter VIP Soundcheck Party/Beer Sampling
Sample more than 10 unique craft beers during surf rocker Donovan Frankenreiter’s sound check prior to his show at the Blockley. Fans of the artist will have the opportunity to meet Donovan and walk away with autographed memorabilia from his current tour. 6pm. $40. The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234. theblockley.com

Let’s Make A Deal
Venture to the Northeast for a variation on Let’s Make a Deal, the legendary game show where you trade your way up to great prizes. Comedienne Erin Hershberger will co-host, and a special selection of craft beer from participating breweries will be available on tap and in a can. 7pm. Free. The Grey Lodge Pub, 6235 Frankford Ave. 215.856.3591. greylodge.com

Epic Rock Paper Scissor Tournament
Evolution Craft Brewing and Long Trail Brewing Company sponsor this night of fierce RPS competition. Cash prizes and giveaways are included. 8pm. Free. 2nd Street Brew House, 1700 S. Second St. 267.687.7964. phillybeerweek.org

Fordham and Old Dominion Pinup Contest
If Philly Beer Week hasn’t yet helped you develop a beer gut, why not enter this pinup contest sponsored by Dover, Delaware’s Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co.? The winner gets a spot in the brewery’s yearly calendar. 9pm. Free. Field House, 1150 Filbert St. 215.629.1520. fieldhousephilly.com

Philly Foods/Philly Brews
Indulge in a locally inspired three-course meal, paired with some of the area’s best craft beers, grouped together to celebrate this lil ol’ city of ours. As far as the booze goes, you’ll be able to choose from PBC, Troegs, Victory, Sly Fox, Weyerbacher, Flying Fish, Stouts, and Susquehanna Brewing. 4pm. $35. Bridget Foy’s, 200 South St. 215.922.1813. bridgetfoys.com

Handcrafted Beer, Handcrafted Vessels
Come hang out in the lot next to the Clay Studio as everyone eats, drinks, listens to music and helps decorate the world’s largest ceramic beer stein. The Lucky Old Souls and Mac Mart food trucks will be on hand, and Philadelphia Brewing Company has the beer department covered. 5pm. Free. The Clay Studio, 137-139 N. Second St. theclaystudio.org

Sat., June 8

Gonzo Art With Flying Dog
If you enjoy Flying Dog Brewing’s iconic gonzo artwork labels designed by Ralph Steadman (best known for his work with Hunter S. Thompson), this tap takeover is for you. Help the Fox and Hound create a gonzo-inspired artwork mural while you sip on delicious brews from Flying Dog. 11am. Free. Fox and Hound, 1501 Spruce St. 215.732.8610. foxandhound.com

“Philly’s Worst Beer Geek” & Backyard BBQ
Pro Tap invites you to guess the beers voted worst in America, in a blind flight beer tasting. The first person to guess all 10 correctly will be dubbed “Philly’s Worst Beer Geek.” The kitchen will also be roasting an entire pig for the occasion, snout to tail. 11am. Free. Prohibition Taproom, 501 N. 13th St. 215.238.1818. theprohibtiontaproom.com

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