Dock Street Brewery (50th and Baltimore) will welcome summer this year by celebrating their third annual Philadelphia Beer Week Music Festival tomorrow on June 12th from 2 to 6:30pm. The Brewery has three areas of attraction which they aptly describe as: the Beers, the Sounds and the Grub. Dock Street will offer a delicious line-up of their summer brews which will include Summer Session: “a wheat beer spiced with lemon grass and fresh ginger, Sudan Grass Ale (an African gluten free beer) and Pimp My Rye: a beer week exclusive which will kick-off their summer series of Saisons (beers brewed with rosemary, basil, oregano and black pepper – what on earth will that taste like?). Along with these new brews, which sound like a crazy interesting combination of ingredients, customer favorites Rye IPA and Bohemian Pilsner will also be served on tap.
The Sounds will bring together several well known acts from the Philly area. The honor of the headlining act will belong to “psychedelic rockers Bardo Pond.” Along with them attendees will also hear from TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb, Da Comrade!, and blue-grass act City Wide Specials. The Grub will consist of Dock Street’s oven-fresh pies sold by the slice (with vegetarian and vegan options) coupled with sweet cupcakes provided by the Buttercream Cupcake Lady. There will also be a benefit raffle, run by Mariposa Food Co-Op, which will help fund an expansion project with intent to bring “fresh, nutritious food to Philadelphia communities.” This is an indoor/outdoor event that will happen rain or shine. Admittance is free and people of all ages are welcome. —Alex Graziano