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Ale Yeah! Summer's Best Beer Fest Returns to The Navy Yard, June 1

Selected as “One of the Top Beer Festivals Coming to Philly” in 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA—May 7, 2019. Starfish Junction Productions is proud to announce that the 11th Annual The Great Beer Expo has been 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. Tickets and info at

The biggest names in brewing will gather on the Parade Grounds at The Navy Yard for what promises to be the summer’s best beer fest. “We can’t think of a better way to kick off Philly Beer Week than with this year’s star-studded lineup of breweries,” said Andy Calimano, event organizer. “This event will be the largest festival during the week and will feature more than 150 beers from around town, around the country, and around the globe. For festival attendees, this will be an amazing experience,” he added.

New at this year’s fest… axe throwing. Attendees can experience the thrill of launching an axe at a wooden target and hitting the bull’s-eye! Totally unique and utterly exhilarating, the trained professionals from Throw House will coach you on how to safely handle and throw a hatchet with accuracy, while giving you tips on how to capture the coveted bull’s-eye!

Food will be available for sale from some of Philly’s most popular food trucks, including: Authentic Byrek; Grilly Cheese, Double Trouble Waffles & French Toast; Nick’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, 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 A 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

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