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Get a Black Eye and a Green Zebra…

Summer Madness This Weekend Great Beer Expo, The Navy Yard, June 1

PHILADELPHIA, PA—May 28, 2019.  Final preparations are underway for the 11thAnnual  Great Beer Expo, selected as “one of the top beer festivals coming to Philly in 2019” by  The Great Beer Expo will be held on Saturday, June 1 at The Navy Yard, located at 4747 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19112.  The event will feature over 150 beers for sampling, including Black Eye (double chocolate Oatmeal Stout) from Crooked Eye Brewing (Hatboro, PA); Green Zebra(Gose-style Ale) from Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, MI), and Summer Madness (Farmhouse Summer Ale) from Conshohocken Brewing Company (Conshohocken, PA).  Tickets and info:

The biggest names in craft brewing will gather at The Navy Yard for what promises to be summer’s best beer fest.  “We’ve put together a fantastic lineup of craft beers for the festival.  The list includes more than 150 beers from around town, around the country, and around the globe,” said Andy Calimano, owner of award-winning event producer, Starfish Junction .  “We even got our hands on some extra special treats for the attendees.  They’ll be able to sample two extraordinary collaboration beers at the event.  We’ll be pouring Brewers’ Bridge and Duveldelphia,” he added.

Brewers' Bridge, a Belgian Saison, is a collaboration between two of the world's best breweries, Belgium's Brasserie Dupont and America's Allagash Brewing

Duveldelphia, the official beer of this year’s Philly Beer Week, is a Belgian Blonde created by DuvelMoortgat and local Pennsylvania brewery, La Cabra (Berwyn).

Food will be available for sale from some of Philly’s most popular food trucks, including:  Authentic ByrekGrilly CheeseDouble Trouble Waffles & French ToastNick’s Roast Beef; and T&N Homemade Kitchen’s food truck called, simply, Jeet? Mobile.

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, a souvenir tasting glass, and the ability to try rare and sought-after beers that are only being poured during the VIP hour and in the VIP area.  VIP tickets are $75 each. General Admission tickets are $50 each.  Designated Driver tickets are $12 each.  All ticket types can be purchased at the event website

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


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