Philly Beer Week is now upon us. For those of you who aren’t familiar its a ten day festival celebrating all things craft beer. You can meet brewers, get to sample special one-off brews and take part in so truly amazing and sometimes even insane events that cover beer trivia, music, dunk tanks and even seeing who can assemble Ikea furniture the fastest after down several pints in rapid succession.
For the second year in a row I am pleased to be an official part of it. On Monday, June 2nd I will reunite with Rabbi Eli Freedman and Pastor Bryan Berghoef to present “A Rabbi, a Priest and a Minister Walk into a Bar…” I hope you can join us as we share stories and perspectives on how we have found that beer is not simply permissible in religious life but in fact has sacred potential. It all takes place at Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St) at 5 pm. The event itself is free and beer is pay as you go.
On Thursday Rabbi Eli and I are honored to be part of a special event at Impact Hub Philly. This Brew Ha Ha fundraiser will benefit their community kitchen and is designed to support food justice initiatives in the city as well as to provide a space for entrepreneurs to try their hand at food innovation.
I hope to see you at these events and who knows, with so much good stuff going on this week there’s a good chance you might see me lots of other places too. I’ll be the one in the collar.