BRU, U-Bahn and Uptown Beer Garden Announce 21 Events for 2016 Philly Beer Week

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BRUU-Bahn and Uptown Beer Garden announce 21 events for 2016 Philly Beer Week. Hot on the heels of capacity crowds and the rarest beers in the region during the Craft Brewers Conference the trio head into Philly Beer Week with an exciting line-up to quench the city's thrist for rare beers, wild ales, sours and more. Philly Beer Week starts Friday, June 3, 2016 and runs through Sunday, June 12, 2016. 

New this year will be a full roster of PBW events at Uptown Beer Garden, including two Sour Under the Stars events with Almanac and Grimm & Jolly Pumpkin, and a BBQ with Pizza Boy Brewing (who also collaborated on the Uptown IPA).

At U-Bahn, Half Acre Beer is pumping the underground beer club with Chicago Style - including a killer tap takeover list, rotating DJ's with Chicago house tunes, and FREE Chicago dogs to the first 50 people. U-Bahn will also partner with Dr. Joel and New Holland Brewing Co. for the first Flat Footed Roller Skate Jam with guest "industry" DJ's through the night, free play on NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, and our old-school arcade games, and complimentary fancy buffet with spam-en-croute, vienna sausage vol au vent, pepperoni & mozzarella tartines, and gummy worm terrine.

At BRU, highlights include The Wild Brunch with 22 wild ales and brunch specials - which will serve as a great preview of Cinder. Oak and Smoke will feature twelve barrel aged beers, with a focus on behemoth whiskey aged stouts, and some special chocolate desserts from chef.


BRU Craft & Wurst, 1318 Chestnut Street
All events posted also on Facebook - for updates:

Friday, June 3, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00am
Ommegang Kickoff

BRU’s fourth annual PBW kick-off event featuring a full draft lineup from Brewery Ommegang, and mussels specials made with different Ommegang beers. All drafts $4.00 for Happy Hour 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Taps include:

  • Rosetta
  • Glimmerglasss
  • Hennepin - Motueka
  • Fleur de Houblon
  • Seven Kingdoms
  • Gnomegang
  • Great Beyond
  • Three Philosophers

Saturday, June 4, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00am
What's Fruit Got To Do With It?

An easygoing Saturday event.  Stop by anytime and find a diverse selection of fruit beers, brewed across a broad range of styles. Taps include:

Sunday, June 5, 2016
11:00am to 2:00am
The Wild Brunch

Twenty two wild ales that make us happy - and a great primer for opening of Cinder later this summer. Doors open 11:00am sharp, first come, first served. Cantillon is $5.00/6oz pour, limit 1/person, all other drafts $7.00 to $9.00/10oz, no restrictions. Some nice brunch specials, including Crab Benedict, Maple-Bourbon French Toast and Pork Roll Egg & Cheese. Taps include:

The taps will stay on all day and night until they kick. At 7:00pm, it's time for Oak & Smoke, so stop by late and sip from both ends of the spectrum.

Sunday, June 5, 2016
7:00pm to 2:00am
Oak & Smoke

Twelve barrel aged beers, with a focus on behemoth whiskey aged stouts, and some special chocolate desserts from chef. Drafts $7.00 to $8.00/goblet (8.5oz for 11%+, others 10oz). Taps include:

Note- for those that like to sip from both ends of the spectrum, all The Wild Brunch kegs will remain on tap all day and night until they kick.

Monday, June 6, 2016
7:00pm to 2:00am
Under the Big SkySpotlighting a half dozen small breweries from the Great Plains/Midwest regions, including Prairie, Perennial, Nebraska and more. This is a new event for BRU this year featuring some world-class breweries working magic "under that great big sky” like Prairie Ales, Perennial Artisan Ales, Nebraska Brewing Company, Against The Grain Brewery, and Fat Head's Brewery round out the taps; Jester King Brewery will be available in 5oz flights/bottle pour. Taps include:

  • Prairie TRVE
  • Prairie Flare
  • Prairie Bomb!
  • Prairie Vous Francais
  • Nebraska Apricot au Poivre
  • Nebraska Black Betty
  • Nebraska Fathead
  • Nebraska Responsibly
  • ATG Bo & Luke
  • ATG 70K Stout
  • Perennial Saison de Lis
  • Perennial Tart Hopfentea
  • Fat Heads Benjamin Danklin
  • Fat Heads Trail Head
  • Fat Heads Head Hunter
  • Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream
  • Jester King HIbernal Dichotomous
  • Jester King Funk Metal
  • Jester King Intersection of Species

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00am
Looking For A New EnglandEvery PBW we like to pair three of our all-time favorites, and three Mainerds- Allagash Brewing Company, Oxbow Brewing Company, Maine Beer Company. This year, we made it even better, including some awsome new-New Englanders, brand new to Philly- Lawson's Finest Liquids, Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, Bunker Brewing Co., and Night Shift Brewing. Chef will be serving Lobster Rolls, Fried Clams, "Seafood Chowder" Skewers, and Murder, She Wrote will be playing on at least one TV screen. Taps include:

  • Allagash Sixteen Counties
  • Allagash Tiarna
  • Allagash Little Brett
  • Allagash Confluence
  • Allagash Northman
  • Maine Peeper
  • Maine MO
  • Maine Lunch
  • Maine Another One
  • Maine Zoe
  • Oxbow Space Cowoby
  • Oxbow Bandolier
  • Oxbow Barrel Aged FPA
  • Oxbow Freestyle #34
  • Oxbow Freestyle #35
  • Lawson's Super Session #2
  • Lawson's Sip of Sunshine
  • Bunker Cypher
  • Bunker Salad Daze
  • Night Shift Whirlpool
  • Jack's Abby Cranberry Berliner
  • Jack's Abby Hoponius Union
  • Jack's Abby Calyptra
  • Jack's Abby Smoke & Dagger

All drafts $7.00/16oz, 10oz for the strong and wild stuff. $4.00 for Happy Hour 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00am
NorCal Happy Hour

Three taps each from Anderson Valley, North Coast, Lost Coast, Russian River, Lagunitas, Moylan’s, Bear Republic, and Almanac, plus NorCal charcuterie and oysters specials.

One of BRU’s favorite events of the year that has run the same way since BRU opened, the only change these days is that the kegs tap at 1pm for the earlybirds, and this year we are lucky to have newcomer Almanac join our other favorites. Chef will be serving NorCal Oysters and Charcuterie, taste the Pacific on a Thursday afternoon. Taps include:

All drafts $6.00 to $7.00/16oz, $7.00 to $8.00/10oz for the strong and wild stuff.  All drafts $4.00 for Happy Hour 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

Friday, June 10, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00am
SoCal Fresh

New sister event to NorCal HH, tapping rarities from Lost Abbey, The Bruery, Firestone Walker, Alesmith, and more, plus a special SoCal Burrito menu from the kitchen. Taps include:

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Pivo
  • Firestone Opal
  • Firestone Luponic Distortion
  • Firestone Sucaba
  • Alpine Beer Company Duet
  • Alpine Hoppy Birthday
  • Alpine Mandarin Nectar
  • Alpine Willy Vanilly
  • The Bruery Gypsy Tart
  • The Bruery Or Xata
  • The Bruery Jardiner
  • The Bruery White Oak
  • AleSmith Brewing Company X
  • AleSmith Mikkeller IPA
  • AleSmith Speedway - Hammerhead
  • AleSmith Speedway - Hawaiian
  • Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey Devotion
  • Lost Abbey Witch's Wit
  • Lost Abbey Red Poppy
  • Lost Abbey Track 10

All drafts $6.00 to $7.00/16oz, $7.00 to $8.00/10oz for the strong and wild stuff.  All drafts $4.00 for Happy Hour 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
1:00pm to 2:00am
Florida Jawn

Showcasing our Florida favorites Coppertail, plus taps from Green Bench, Cigar City, and more. Taps include:

  • Coppertail Brewing Co Free Dive
  • Coppertail Enfant de Fleur
  • Coppertail Dessert Room
  • Coppertail Whoops!
  • Saint Somewhere Brewing Co. Ete Sans Fin
  • Saint Somewhere Beached Wood
  • Saint Somewhere Punaise de Amour
  • Saint Somewhere Fraternite
  • Due South Category 3
  • Due South Category 5
  • Due South Cafe Ole
  • Due South Caramel Cream Ale
  • Saltwater Brewery Grapefruit Screamin Reels
  • Saltwater Pineapple Screamin Reels
  • Saltwater Tides of Reef Room #5
  • Saltwater Salty Buddha
  • Funky Buddha Brewery 4 taps TBD

Sunday, June 12, 2016

1:00pm to 2:00am
Anniversary Keg Kill BBQ

Help us celebrate our third anniversary and clean up from PBW with all drafts $5.00, all day.  Food specials, live entertainment, brewery swag giveaways and prizes, and the ‘la petite mort’ of another PBW in the books. Help 'liquidate' over two hundred-some kegs from the week, including a bounty of wild ales, IPA's, and barrel aged strong ales. The grill from Uptown Beer Garden will also be down as we fire up spins on our skewers and sandwiches from Uptown.

Uptown Beer Garden, 1735 JFK
All events posted also on Facebook - for updates:

Friday, June 3, 2016
8:00pm to Midnight
Sours Under The Stars #1: Almanac

Exquisite wild ales under the cool night skies during our first crab night. Join Chris & the tremendously talented folks from Almanac Beer Co for our first ever Philly Beer Week event! We aim to make it a keeper, pouring their crushable core beers plus a bounty of articulate sours, and chef will be bringin it with crab-many-ways. On the "main" bars we will have $6 pints of core drafts Saison Dolores and IPA.

On the draft trailer we'll have eight specialties, $7.00/10oz:

  • Farmer's Reserve: Blackberry
  • Farmer's Reserve: Pluot
  • Tangerine de Brettaville
  • Apricot de Brettaville
  • Hoppy Sour: Equinox
  • Hoppy Sour: Azacca
  • Tropical Platypus
  • Emporer Norton
  • Coffee Barrel Noir

Saturday, June 4, 2016 -SPECIAL SATURDAY HOURS
2:00pm to Midnight
Pizza Boy BBQ

After partnering on our new Uptown IPA, we’re at it again with Pizza Boy Brewing Co. to celebrate of our two favorite things: beer and BBQ. Chef will be grillin ribs, backyard burgers, and some housemade sausage, and we'll be tapping a wealth of terrific beer, courtesy of our neighbors from Enola. All drafts $5.00 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm, limited and limited bottle pours of Permasmile. BBQ specials coming soon. Taps to include:

  • Pizza Boy Uptown IPA
  • On the Fritz
  • Eternal Sunshine
  • Hamden IPA
  • Mango River IPA
  • Frontside Lipslide IIPA
  • Thai PA
  • Child's Play IPA
  • Kanye Zest

Monday, June 6, 2016 - PRIVATE MEDIA EVENT
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Media Only Uptown Beer Garden’s PBW Kick-off and Season Opener

Media only event: Join us from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for sampling of all beers on tap, including our exclusive Uptown IPA, plus sample dishes from our new menu and meet Chef Jonathan Petruce. RSVP by calling 215-840-9216. Credentials/approved RSVP is required. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Half Acre Happy Hour

We never miss an opportunity to host our friends from Half Acre Beer, and they are bringing some of their best for an extended mid-week Happy Hour. All featured drafts $4.00 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Taps include:

  • Pony Pils
  • Daisy Cutter
  • Galactic Double Daisy Cutter
  • Vallejo IPA
  • Navaja Imperial IPA
  • Grimalkin Amorphatron
  • Big Hugs

Thursday, June 9, 2016
8:00pm to Midnight
Sours Under the Stars #2: Grimm & Jolly Pumpkin

Partake of the wisdom and intricacy of Jolly Pumpkin Brewery and Grimm Artisanal Ales, as we pour a full slate of wild ales under the cool night sky. All drafts $7.00/10oz, including some rare gifts:

  • Grimm Psychokinesis
  • Grimm Purple Prose
  • Grimm Subliminal Message
  • Grimm Super Symmetry
  • Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
  • Jolly Pumpkin Innovator Man
  • Jolly Pumpkin Uber Wit
  • Jolly Pumpkin/Tired Hands Alien Church

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - SPECIAL SATURDAY HOURS
2:00pm to Midnight
Ballast Point BBQ

Fruit and hops and ribs and burgers. All drafts $5.00 special until 8:00pm. Note special Saturday hours. Taps include:

  • Grapefruit Sculpin
  • Pineapple Sculpin
  • Habanero Sculpin
  • Watermelon Dorado
  • Mango Even Keel
  • California Kolsch
  • Grunion
  • Wahoo White

U-BAHN 1320 Chestnut Street
All events posted also on Facebook - for updates:

Sunday, June 5, 2016
9:00pm to 2:00am
Dr. Joel's Flat Footed Roller Jam

Dr. Joel and New Holland Brewing Co. present the first annual Flat Footed Roller Skate Jam, throwing back to better days with a night of retro music and killer beer- all drafts $5.00 all night! Special guest "industry" DJ's through the night, free play on NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, and our old-school arcade games, and complimentary fancy buffet with spam-en-croute, vienna sausage vol au vent, pepperoni & mozzarella tartines, and gummy worm terrine. Let's have some fun, it's gotta be somebody's birthday. Taps include: 

  • Mad Hatter IPA
  • Lost Dune Summer Ale
  • Full Circle Kolsch
  • Monkey King
  • The Poet
  • Incorrigible '14
  • Dragon's Milk

Monday, June 6, 2016
Culture of Cultures

Cultural Terroir is as important in some regards as physical, and how lucky are we to have gathered a trio of high integrity, sophisticated breweries for a taste of wild beer 'culture and cultures' of Pennsylvania. Forest & Main Brewing Company and Draai Laag Brewing Company have established themselves as luminaries of mixed fermentation, and new Highway Manor Brewing seems poised to follow in their esteemed heritage. Taps include:

  • DL Apples & Pears
  • DL Relic
  • DL Petite Ferme
  • DL La Pienture
  • HM SayJohn Saison
  • HM Taste My Place
  • HM Mr. Blueberry
  • HM Mr. Strawberry
  • FM 3-4 taps TBD

Drafts $5.00 all night, and free play on NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, and our vintage arcade games!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
6:00pm to 10:00pm
The Kutztown Connection

Roughly 19 miles of mean Pennsylvania blacktop separate Kutztown's Saucony Creek Brewing Company and Emmaus' Funk Brewing Company, and for an evening, they'll be bringin it down the Blue Route to take our taps. We'll have some local sounds on the stage, and open play on NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, and our old-school arcade games. All drafts $5.00. Taps include:

  • Saucon Creek xReserve: Peach Ginger Saison
  • Saucony Creek Super Saison
  • Saucony Creek Stonefly IPA
  • Saucony Creek Hop Suplex
  • Saucony Creek xReserve: El Torto Fuerte
  • Funk Citrus IPA
  • Funk Hugh Heffe
  • Funk Right About Now
  • Funk There Gose the Hood
  • Funk South Mountain Stout

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
9:00pm to 2:00am
Conway Burgle #Sattened PBW Remix

Let's mix things up. DJ Carjack Horse Thief will be spinning old-school hip hop classics and remixes, and we've got a full takeover from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Terrapin Beer Company, and 2SP Brewing Company, and $5.00 drafts and fernets all night. Taps include:

  • 2SP/Terrapin Imprial Thai Fighter
  • Capt Lawrence/2SP Cuttin' Glass
  • Capt Lawrence/Terrapin Special Delivery
  • Terrapin Sound Czech Pils
  • Terrapin Hi-5 IPA
  • Terrapin 14th Anniversary
  • 2SP Patina Saison
  • 2SP Foeder Nelson Rye w/ Brett
  • 2SP Oak Aged Dead of Night
  • Captain Lawrence Sambuchen
  • Captain Lawrence Grapefruit IPA
  • Captain Lawrence Seeking Alpha

Thursday, June 9, 2016
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Chicago Style

Half Acre Beer is pumping U-Bahn full of Chicago Style, with a killer tap takeover, rotating DJ's spinning retro Chicago House tunes, and free Chicago hot dogs to the first 50 that order them! All taps are $5.00. Taps include:

  • Pony Pils
  • Daisy Cutter
  • Galactic Double Daisy Cutter
  • Vallejo IPA
  • Navaja Double IPA
  • SPF Belgian Wit
  • Coda White IPA
  • Big Hugs
  • Vanilla Big Hugs
  • Grimalkin Amorphatron

Galactic DD limit 1/person, everything else is wide open. Get down here and get loose!