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Philly Beer Week

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Philly Beer Week is back! Starting on June 1st, the annual city-wide suds extravaganza will make its way throughout the heart of Philadelphia for a full week. Participants can engage and enjoy the beer culture that Philly has reclaimed. From beer gardens to pub tours to music festivals, Philly Beer Week has everything to kick-start your summer fun, and SEPTA is here to assist you in your brew-filled journey.

Kicking off the Philly famous event is the Hammer of Glory Relay, also known as the HOG. Relay spectators can follow the HOG around as it travels to over 20 different bars throughout the city, engaging in many beer-esque activities. The festivities begin at 10a at the Hop Angel Brauhaus and conclude at Opening Tap in the evening. To follow the HOG on its renowned journey, ride the Fox Chase Line and get off at the Fox Chase Rail Station on Rhawn Street! Train #822 gets in at 9:49a - just in time for the festivities! 

On June 1st, check out the most famous event of them all, Opening Tap, held at the Fillmore on East Allen Street. There, you can find over 60 breweries offering more than 100 types of beers, including  La Cabra Brewing Company, one of SEPTA’s Perks Partners. To get to Opening Tap, hop the Market/Frankford Line to Girard Station, make your way to Frankford Avenue, and head towards East Allen Street.

The excitement doesn’t stop there. On June 2nd, head down to the famous Tailgate Olympics, held at Devil’s Den on 1148 South 11th Street. To get there, take the Route 45 Bus and get off at 12th and Ellsworth Street. If you’re heading north, ride the 45 Bus going towards 12th and Noble, and get off at 11th and Ellsworth. There, you can find your favorite breweries offering up all sorts of competitive fun, including beer pong, can jam, ladder golf, and much more!

As Philly Beer Week continues, be sure to scope out and enjoy the many festivals that are included in the agenda. On Saturday, June 9th, wrap yourself up in the 5th Annual Shakedown Street Beer Fest, honoring The Grateful Dead and the great beer that tags along. The festival is held at the City Tap House at 3925 Walnut Street. Festival goers can expect great covers of the Dead, and even greater beer! Don’t forget to take the Market/Frankford Line and get off at 40th Street Station, or take the 21 Bus and get off at 40th and Walnut Street.

Last but not least, head down to the Fishtown FestivAle on the very last day of Philly Beer Week, June 10th. Festival goers can enjoy a typical beer themed block party, with live music, games, food, and plenty of outdoor fun for everyone to love. You don’t want to miss this very last event! Leave the driving to SEPTA. Ride the Market/Frankford Line and get off at the Girard Station to enjoy the very end of 2018’s Philly Beer Week.

Want to know more about Philly Beer Week? Check out their website for more information on other exciting events throughout the week, including pub tours, beer gardens, and much more. Let SEPTA be your driver, and check out more Perks while you enjoy your beer!

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