PW's Picks for Philly Beer Week

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Annual Tröegs JazzwhatFest BeerBBQ & Waffle Garden

Get your beatnik on at Teresa’s with their BeerBBQ and Waffle Garden celebrating the Mainline Jazz & Food Festival. Tröegs Brewery will be there with “one-off” kegs (read: one of a kind) that they’re keeping under wraps until the day of. Beer stations will be set up featuring Tröegs brews in what Teresa’s calls their “beeratorium” where samplings of each beer are available on a pay as you go basis along with their “creative waffle” options. This year’s jazz fest features performances by Eric Sayles Quartet, Eric Mintel Quartet, Ellas y Amigos, John Swana Quartet with Sid Simmons, Laura Munich + Métisse and Highbrid on outdoor stages at Wayne Avenue. (C.P.)

Sat., June 11, noon-9pm. Pay as you go. Teresa’s Café & Next Door Bar, 124 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne. 610.293.9909.


For nearly two years now, Brauhaus Schmitz has been the place to go for German food, beer and football in Philadelphia. Inside, 20 European brews are on tap, served by waitresses in traditional garb to wash down schnitzel and homemade sausages. So perhaps it’s “mit zunge in der backe” (with tongue in cheek) that the Brauhaus is offering a screening of Beerfest, the 2006 film by American comedy troupe Broken Lizard. If you don’t know a Berliner Weisse from a bock or an umlaut from an eszett, fear not—the movie is in English. While there won’t be any official drinking games to mirror those featured in the movie, there will be discounted liters on selected imports. Take warning, though. These beers from the Fatherland can be a bit strong for the Miller Lite crowd. One “Das Boot” could mean the difference between Deutschbag and douchebag. (Lucas Murray)

Mon., June 6, 9pm-midnight. Pay as you go. Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South St. 267.909.8814.

2011 Philly Beer Geek Finals Competition

Are you a Phanatic when it comes to Philly Beers? Is the Foodery on your speed dial? Then you might have what it takes to be crowned Philly’s Beer Geek. This honor is bestowed upon the “individual who exhibits the greatest universal knowledge and passion for Philadelphia Beer.” Come check out the six beer nerds fighting to be crowned Philly’s 2011 Beer Geek in the Finals at Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant. Celebrity judges include Philly beer journalist Jack Curtin; director of Wine Studies at the French Culinary Institute in N.Y.C. Marnie Old; “As Seen Through a Glass” writer Lew Bryson; and of course, the 2010 Philly Beer Geek Stephen Hawk. The last dweeb standing will receive a grand prize of $1,000 in beer, gift certificates and other goodies, plus an engraved plaque announcing them as winner. which they can display on the mantel next to their monogrammed beer stein. (C.P.)

Thurs., June 9, 8-10pm. Free. Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 4120 Main St. 215.482.8220.

North Coast Brewing’s “The Wire” Quizzo with Johnny Goodtimes

What’s the name of the girl Brandon Walsh was dating who set fire to the West Beverly gang’s parade float? When Seth Cohen rushed to the airport to stop Anna from fleeing Orange County, to what city was she moving? If you think knowing the answers to these teen-drama questions will help you win tonight’s HBO’s The Wire-themed Quizzo match, then you should probably stay home. But if you know Omar’s favorite cereal, McNulty’s whiskey of choice and Clay Davis’ favorite vowel, then take your television wisdom to the P.O.P.E. California’s North Coast Brewing will be there, along with owner and brewer Doug Moody. They won several medals at 2010’s World Beer Championships, one for the holy Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale (named after jazz musician Thelonious Monk). Keep your eye out for the seafaring Scrimshaw and be sure to buy a Pranqster for Bubbles. (E.S.)

Sun., June 5, 7pm. Pay as you go. The P.O.P.E., 1501 Passyunk Ave. 215.755.5125.

Dunk Tank

From the “how does this relate to anything” department, Fairmount’s London Grill plays host again this year to an outdoor BBQ/dunk-tank event featuring some of the stars of the brewing world. Step right up and test your intoxicated throwing skills as brewery reps will climb atop the dunk tank—filled with water, not beer—to benefit the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Beer Lass Suzy Woods will be among those throwing. Who doesn’t want to see a dripping-wet Casey Hughes of Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Flying Fish? London Chef Michael McNally will be out manning the grill with a variety of summertime grilling favorites. (L.M.)

Tues., June 7, 4-9pm. Pay as you go. London Grill, 2301 Fairmount Ave. 215.978.4545.

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1. pete said... on Jun 1, 2011 at 04:05PM

“I wish alcohol was good enough by itself.

Some of us need 2 or 3 substances to
compliment a night or day of beer drinking.

Some people can't drink anymore because
they won't make it past the 3rd beer without
jonesing for drugs.

Oh well.

I hope everyone has fun.

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2. Drew said... on Jun 3, 2011 at 11:20AM

“You're bumming me out, Pete.”


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