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Philly Beer Week 2012 Events: Forum of the Gods!


With just 9 days to go until the start of Philly Beer Week, we will be counting down by sharing with you any details about upcoming events as we hear about them. Yesterday I received a press release about the 2012 Forum of the Gods which will feature five prominent people from the world of Craft Brewing. Below is more information about this event…

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE THIRD-ANNUAL FORUM OF THE GODS

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Tickets are now available online for the third-annual Forum of the Gods, a round-table talk between some of the biggest names in brewing that has become one of the signature events of Philly Beer Week (PBW).  This year’s Forum will be held on Wednesday, June 6 beginning at 2 p.m. at Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant (120 Market Street, 215-925-7691).  Tickets are $25 per person, and include admission as well as samples from each brewery represented.  As in the past, tickets are expected to sell out quickly for this signature event, and can be purchased online at www.phillybeerweek.org; tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.

“The Forum of the Gods is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit down with some of the best and brightest in brewing and pick their brains about what makes truly great beer happen,” says Executive Director Don Russell. “This frank, fun and educational round table talk has been a highlight since it debuted in 2010, and it gets better every year.”

This year’s “Gods” include:  Colby Chandler of San Diego’s Ballast PointMark Edelson of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey’s Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantRosemarie Certo of Philadelphia’s Dock StreetPaul Kavulak of Nebraska Brewing Company;  and Greg Koch of California’s Stone Brewing Company.  Guests will enjoy samples of each brewery’s specialties as the Gods address their questions and offer an in-depth look into the brewing business and the art of creating craft beer.

For those who are already making plans to attend other PBW signature events, such as the kick-off Opening Tap, the $100 per person VIP Opening Tap / Forum of the Gods Package is a no-brainer: it includes Opening Tap admission, access to this year’s first-ever VIP Session in advance of the official “first tap” of PBW 2012 and guaranteed seating at the Forum of the Gods.

Philly Beer Week 2012 will be held from Friday, June 1 until Sunday, June 10.  PBW is a 10-day celebration of “America’s Best Beer-Drinking City,” kicks off on the first Friday in June annually.  Established in 2008, it’s the largest beer celebration of its kind in the United States, featuring hundreds of festivals, dinners, tours, pub crawls, tastings and meet-the-brewer nights throughout Greater Philadelphia.  PBW highlights the region’s diverse beer scene – its world-class breweries, neighborhood taverns, trend-setting restaurants and rich beer culture and history.

For more information about Philly Beer Week, including the ever-expanding schedule of events both during PBW and throughout the year, a list of participants and other details, please visit www.phillybeerweek.org, follow them on Twitter (@PhillyBeerWeek; PBW tweets should include the hashtag #PBW) and like them on Facebook (Philly Beer Week).

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