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Philly Craft Beer Festival
Selected One of The
“10 Best Beer Festivals in the U.S.” by USA TODAY

BAY SHORE, NY. March 20, 2017 – USA TODAY, a multi-platform news and information media company, announced on Friday, March 17, 2017 that the Philly Craft Beer Festival was recognized for excellence ranking it among the 10 Best Beer Festivals in the U.S.  The annual Philly Craft Beer Festival is produced by Starfish Junction Productions and has previously received the “Top 10 Beer Festivals in America” distinction from Forbes Traveler and has earned a consecutive three year run winning “Philly’s Best Beer Fest” trophies from Philly Beer Scene Magazine. The next Philly Craft Beer Festival will be held on March 3, 2018 at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. www.PhillyCraftBeerFestival.com

"We are thrilled that our Philly Craft Beer Festival has been honored again as one of the top ten beer festivals in the U.S. alongside other respected, long-standing, and well-known beer festivals taking place across the country," said Andy Calimano, owner of Starfish Junction Productions. "We have always known Philly was a great beer town for two very obvious reasons, the amazing beer produced there and the sophistication of its resident beer enthusiasts.  We are humbled to be selected for another top honor and thank the breweries, distributors, sponsors and attendees who come out year after year to support the Philly Craft Beer Festival,” added Calimano.

Nominees are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category selects the top 20 list and then voting is open to the general public to rank their favorite ten.  The Philly Craft Beer Festival ranked in the top ten after a month-long public vote.  All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website. www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-beer-festival-2017

While the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest lives on 10Best.com, a standalone travel media site, it is promoted across USA TODAY Travel Media Group’s digital and mobile products, as well as via social media. Nominees are also announced and/or promoted across relevant USA TODAY departments, and through Gannett media outlets.


The Philly Craft Beer Fest showcases the local Philly beer scene and mixes in award-winning national craft breweries to deliver an amazing experience for beer lovers.  The 12th annual Philly Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Also produced by Starfish Junction Productions is the summer’s best beer festival, the 9th annual Great Beer Expo which, for 2017 is being rebranded as Beer Under the Big Top, a circus-themed craft beer festival. 

Beer Under the Big Top, being held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, will follow in its long-standing tradition of focusing on craft beer yet this year will enhance the attendee experience with a fun-filled circus theme—including stilt walkers, sword swallowers, carnival faire, and more.  www.BeerUnderTheBigTop.com

Starfish Junction Productions is an award-winning, full-service, integrated marketing and event production company specializing in custom event production throughout the United States.  It is located in Bay Shore, New York.  www.StarfishJunction.com

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