About Philly Beer Week

about philly beerweek

Philly Beer Week is a 10-day celebration of the Best Beer-Drinking City in America.

Established in 2008, it’s the largest beer celebration of its kind in America, featuring hundreds of festivals, dinners, tours, pub crawls, tastings and meet-the-brewer nights to area bars, restaurants and other locations throughout Greater Philadelphia. Since our founding, nearly 100 other cities worldwide have copied Philadelphia’s success to launch their own beer weeks. Philly Beer Week highlights the region’s diverse beer scene – its world-class breweries, neighborhood taverns, trend-setting restaurants and rich beer culture and history. Philly Beer Week draws thirsty beer fans from throughout the region and beyond, making it one of Philadelphia’s key annual tourism events. Philly Beer Week is organized and operated by Philly Beer Week Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization overseen by a board comprised of brewery owners, distributors, restaurant owners and others, to promote Philadelphia’s beer and hospitality industries.

Philly beer week board of directors

  • William Reed - chairman - Standard Tap
  • Tom Buonanno - secretary - Muller Beverage
  • Ronald Davis - treasurer - Davis CPA Group
  • Casey Parker - Jose Pistola's
  • Ed Friedland - Origlio Beverage
  • Gene Muller - Flying Fish Brewery
  • Curt Decker - Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant
  • Mark Edelson - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
  • Mike Scotese - The Grey Lodge
  • Jennie Hatton - Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer
  • Terrence Leach - TIME
  • Erin Wallace - Devil's Den
  • Nick Funchion - Penn Distributors
  • Matt Satten - Shangy's: The Beer Authority
  • Jim Kirk - Kite & Key
  • Tom Kehoe - Yards Brewing