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AWARD-WINNING PHILLY CRAFT BEER FEST
RETURNS TO NAVY YARD
MARCH 4th 75+ BREWERIES TO GATHER

PHILADELPHIA, PA. December 9, 2016 —The Philly Craft Beer Festival, the event Forbes Traveler called one of the “Top 10 Beer Festivals in America” and winner of Philly Beer Scene’s coveted “Best Beer Fest” award for three years in a row, will return to the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Saturday March 4th, 2017 for another great celebration of craft beer and brewing.  The Festival will showcase more than 75 of the best local and national craft breweries, serving over 200 different beers at two sessions, a VIP session from 12:30-5:00pm; and a General Session from 1:30-5:00pm.  Tickets and info:  www.PhillyCraftBeerFest.com.  Another sell-out is expected, once the allocated online ticket quantity is sold, no additional tickets will be available for sale.

“The Philly beer community has really rallied around this festival, they have since the very first festival we hosted, eleven years ago,” said Andy Calimano, owner of event producer, Starfish Junction.   “While we’ve seen over a decade of changes in the beer scene, yet the one thing that has remained constant is the immeasurable passion and enthusiasm displayed by the people of Philadelphia.  They sure do love their craft beer.  They come out in record numbers each year to raise a glass with friends and colleagues at the Philly Craft Beer Festival,” added Calimano.
Certified Cicerone, Scott Pflug, joined the staff of Starfish Junction Productions earlier this year and is busy working on pulling together the most impressive list of craft beers the show has ever offered.  Philly’s most popular food trucks will be there offering an amazing variety of street food for sale at the event. 

The 11th annual Philly Craft Beer Festival will be held outdoors under tents, rain, snow, or shine on March 4, 2017 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard located at 4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112.  The Navy Yard is easily accessible by SEPTA and offers free on-site parking. Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided for festival attendees from the Broad & Pattison SEPTA station to the festival.
The Philly Craft Beer Festival offers 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 $12 each.  All ticket types can be purchased at the event website www.PhillyCraftBeerFest.com.  A limited number of tickets will be sold, another sell-out is expected.   Everyone, including designated drivers, must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for admission. The event is produced by Starfish Junction Productions and sponsored in part by PhillyBeerEvents.com. Tickets & info:  www.PhillyCraftBeerFest.com

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