Your Weekend in Beer

Or: How to be on dialysis by Monday.

By Suzanne Woods
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Looks like a good weekend to us.

Photo by Flickr user feastoffun, used under a Creative Commons license.

Beer-related events around town this weekend:

Summerween

Thursday, June 25, 9 pm-2 am; Sidecar Bar and Grille, 22nd and Christian.

Many Philadelphians have come to know the Left Hand Brewing Co. from the brewery’s East Coast face, “Left Hand Dan” Conway. He’s been known to shake hands with his left hand, shoot Rock Paper Scissors with his left hand, and his handsome mug even graces the company T-shirts. Now he’s bringing us our favorite holiday twice a year via “Summerween.” Prizes for costumes and the debut of Test Batch No. 2 of the 400 lb. Monkey, an American style IPA. He promises, “This shit will be bananas.”

YARDS Ale Yard Sale

Saturday, June 27, 10am-3pm (Rain date June 28); Memphis Tap Room, Memphis and Cumberland.

A treasure trove of other people’s trash will be available for purchase in the lot next to the Memphis Tap Room this Saturday. Dozens of junkers and junkettes are already signed up. Email leigh@memphistaproom if you want in. YARDS is offering their new re-formulated Saison for merchants. Come through, drink beer and buy things you probably don’t need but really, really want.

SPTR Wheat Beer Fest

Saturday, June 27th, 2pm-11 pm; South Philly Tap Room 15th and Mifflin.

South Philly Tap Room is hosting its third annual Wheat Beer Fest. It’s an indoor/outdoor thing. The Weather Channel is telling me 86 degrees and “times of sun.” I’ll take it. Throwback Hefes and Wits from over 30 breweries. And it looks like owner, John Longacre, took some advice from Crazy Eddie…the prices are insane! $3 drafts all day.

YARDS “Hops and Cops”

Sunday, June 28th, 1pm-5pm; YARDS Brewing Co., 901 N. Delaware Ave

The Yards gang is doing their part this Sunday- by raising money for the families of fallen Philadelphia Police Officers. $25 gets you a bonanza of food from Walter Staib of City Tavern, all the Yards your liver can handle and a bevy of local bands. They ensure it will be a family event with a “carny atmosphere.” Cotton candy, funnel cake and a Moonbounce. Casey Parker’s band, “Welcome to my Face” is playing. The lead singer describes the group as “The best band of all time… It’s metal that tastes like pussy.” This is a good thing for most of you. So definitely take the kids, but then take them for naps by 4.

Philly Beer Scene Magazine Launch

Sunday, June 28th, 2pm-7pm; World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.

$10 suggested donation to the benefit of liveconnections.org

Philly Beer Scene magazine has landed. You can pick up the high-gloss publication at bars around the city. It’s the brainchild of four beer geeks from the Northeast who wanted a beer mag just for Philly. They’re toasting their new baby with a variety of local craft beers this Sunday. $10 donation gets you snack, a beer and entertainment from Fooling April. PAYG after that. Check out their website www.beerscenemag.com

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