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Funky Events At Philly Beer Week

Celebrate the stranger side of Philly Beer Week

Philadelphia’s passion for beer will shine during Philly Beer Week from May 31-June 9 with hundreds of beer-centric events, special dinners, tastings, brewer meet-ups and more.

But for those looking for something a bit different, there are plenty of happenings that appeal to the stranger side of beer.

Watch your favorite brewer’s face-off in a familiar game show hosted by Marc Summers himself, take a ride on a mechanical surfboard or dunk your favorite brewer in our funky beer week picks, below:

Paper Football Challenge at Varga Bar

Friday, May 30
Pay as you go
Weyerbacher is literally kicking-off Philly Beer Week at Varga Bar with a paper football challenge. Test your school lunchroom skills while imbibing delicious brews like Sunday Morning Stout, Blithering Idiot or Tango in Dad’s Hat barrels.

4th Annual Fried Chicken Run at American Sardine Bar

Saturday, May 31, 5-8 p.m.
Tickets: $35
Join the Fishtown Beer Runners for a 5-mile(isn) run from Philly Brewing Company to the American Sardine Bar in South Philly. Price of the run include a T-Shirt, 3 PBC beers and fried chicken Call or visit American Sardine Bar to purchase tickets. Designated drivers will be available.

Annual Broads, Brews & Queens

Saturday, May 31, 9 p.m.-Midnight
$5 suggested donation at the door
Get ready to party during the 4th Annual Broads, Brews & Queens at Smokin’ Betty’s, a drag show celebrating women in the beer industry. Enjoy limited releases, live entertainment from the nationally acclaimed Dollhouse Review and more.

Day of Games III: Blood, Sweat and Beers with Johnny Goodtimes

Saturday, May 31, 1-6 p.m.
Pay as you go
The games are a mystery, but there’s no secret the Day of Games is one of the more entertaining afternoons of Beer Week. Gather your top team (team theme dress required) and head to City Tap House for an afternoon of beer and bar/backayard games. Expect frisbees, waters balloons, a dance-off and the unexpected.

Dunk Tank 2014

Tuesday, June 4, 3-6 p.m.
Pay as you go
A Beer Week favorite, the Dunk Tank at London Grill returns offering you a chance to soak your favorite brewers and beer personalities. During the dunking festivities, enjoy live music and plenty of cold beer. All throws benefit the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).

Dunkel Dare at Frankford Hall With Marc Summers

June 4-5, 7-9 p.m.
Pay as you go
Marc Summers returns to host the 3rd annual Dunkel Dare at Fishtown’s Frankford Hall. Teams from regional craft breweries will duke it out on a Double Dare-like set complete with messy physical challenges and obstacles.

Fast Times at Percy Street Barbecue

Thursday, June 5, 6-10 p.m.
Pay as you go
Unleash your inner Spicoli during a Fast Times At Ridgemont High-themed throw down at Percy Street with Oskar Blues Brewery. Try to hang-ten on the Mechanical Surfboard and show off your best Fast Times attire.

Sly Fox Can Wood Derby at Good Dog Bar

Friday, June 6, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Pay as you go
Sly Fox is hosting the first-ever official Beer Can Derby at Good Dog Bar. Take your beer can, pinewood derby car for a spin around the custom racetrack lining the bar and challenge Brewmaster Brian O’Reilly. Car kits are available in advance at Good Dog Bar.

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