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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC International Beer Expo at the Philly Navy Yard Hosts More than 75 Breweries from More than 25 Countries

PHILADELPHIA, PA-May 27, 2010 - The biggest names in international brewing will gather at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on June 5, 2010 for what promises to be the summer's best beer fest. The event, the 2nd annual international beer tasting extravaganza, will showcase more than 75 breweries from across the globe, each providing samples of their country's proudest brewing achievement. Shoulder to shoulder with some of America's best breweries will be amazing beer from Japan, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Jamaica, Greece, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Trinidad, Scotland, Cyprus, Nicaragua, Ireland, Israel, Poland, China, Peru, Canada and others. The event is produced by Starfish Junction, co-producer of the award-winning Philly Craft Beer Festival, selected as one of the "Top Ten Beer Festivals in America" by Forbes Traveler.

"The event will feature more than 75 breweries. 70% of the breweries at the expo are from outside the United States. This will be a rare and wonderful treat for the attendees. They'll get to try beer from some of the most talked-about international breweries, breweries like Brew Dog from Scotland, Elephant Beer from Denmark, and Coedo from Japan," said event producer Andy Calimano. "We'll also showcase beer from such exotic locations as Greece, Jamaica, Peru, and Nicaragua," he added.

Sponsored in part by, The International Great Beer Expo will have two sessions: 12:30-4:00 pm and 5:30-9:00 pm. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available for purchase. A sell-out is expected. Advance purchase is strongly recommended for guaranteed admission. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased at the event website Tickets include admission to the Expo, a souvenir tasting glass, and the freedom to enjoy a 2 oz. sample of any of the beers present at the expo. Designated driver tickets are $10 each. No one under 21, including designated drivers, will be admitted. All attendees must show valid photo ID for entry. Food will be available for sale. The Philadelphia Cruise Terminal is located at 5100 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112.

The event will help raise funds for the CBC, Committee to Benefit the Children, a local charity that provides resources for treatment, care and family support to benefit area children with cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders. To date, the Philly Craft Beer Fest and the International Great Beer Expo producers have proudly donated more than $43,000 to this local Philadelphia CBC charity.

The event is produced by Starfish Junction, winner of two prestigious awards honoring events produced for the beer industry: The 2008 Philly Craft Beer Fest ( was named one of the "Top 10 Beer Festivals in America" by Forbes Traveler and The 2007 North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival ( selected as Long Island's "North Fork Event of the Year" honor from Dan's Papers.

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