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Summer's Best Beer Fest Returns to Navy Yard June 4
Philly Beer Week's Largest Gathering of Brewers

PHILADELPHIA, PA-April 21, 2016 – Starfish Junction Productions, producer of the award-winning Philly Craft Beer Festival, selected as one of the "Top Ten Beer Festivals in America", returns to Philadelphia for the 8th Annual Great Beer Expo. The biggest names in brewing will gather on the Parade Grounds at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Saturday, June 4, 2016 for what promises to be the summer's best beer fest. The event will raise funds for the Committee to Benefit the Children (CBC), a local Philadelphia charity. The Navy Yard Parade Grounds is located at 4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112. Tickets and info at www.GreatBeerExpo.com/philly.

"This is going to be our best show yet," said Andy Calimano, owner of Starfish Junction, producer of the event. "We can't think of a better way to kick off Philly Beer Week than with this year's star-studded lineup of breweries-including New Belgium, Victory, 10 Barrel, and Troegs. This event will be the largest festival during the week and will have the most brewers at a single event. For attendees, this will be an amazing experience."

This beer tasting extravaganza will feature an incredible variety of beers from the local Philly market, from across the U.S., and from around the globe. With over 60 breweries from which to sample beer, there is sure to be something to please everyone.

New this year...the event is excited to welcome newcomer, Shorts Brewing Company to the festival for the first time. Based out of Michigan, Shorts Brewing Company is known for their award-winning experimental brews-including Key Lime Pie which took home a gold medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival.

Food will be available for sale from select members of the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association (PMFA), representing the city's most desirable, delectable, and Vendy award-winning local food trucks, including: sushi burritos from Hai Street Kitchen; cheese curds from The Cow and the Curd; gourmet burgers from Wahlburgers; pizza cones from Kono Pizza; bbq sandwiches from Baby Blues BBQ; and more.

The event will help raise funds for the Philadelphia Committee to Benefit the Children (CBC), a local charity that provides resources for treatment, care and family support to benefit area children with cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders. The CBC will be conducting a toiletry drive for local needy families in their network. Attendees are encouraged to bring soap, deodorant, infant diapers, shampoo and other basic toiletry items for donation.

The Great Beer Expo will have two sessions: VIP 12:30-5:00 pm and General Admission 1:30-5:00 pm. The VIP session will give VIP ticketholders an additional hour at the festival, more intimate access to brewers, and the ability to try rare and sought-after beers that are only being poured at this VIP session. VIP tickets are $75 each. General Admission tickets are $46 each. Designated Driver tickets are $10 each. All ticket types can be purchased at the event website www.GreatBeerExpo.com/philly. Another sell-out is expected.

VIP and General Admission tickets include admission, a souvenir tasting cup, and the freedom to enjoy a 2 oz. sample of any of the beers present at the Expo. No one under 21, including designated drivers, will be admitted. All attendees must show valid photo ID for entry. A limited number of tickets will be sold. The event will take place outdoors under tents and will be held rain or shine. The Expo is produced by Starfish Junction. For tickets and information about the Great Beer Expo, visit www.GreatBeerExpo.com/philly

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