Philly Beer Week Wants To Send You To Belgium To Brew Craft Beer

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The lucky winner will brew PBW’s 10th anniversary collaboration brew in Oostvleteren.

Philly Beer Week (PBW) has announced that this year’s fundraiser and live raffle drawing will be held on Thursday, November 17 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at City Tap House Logan Square. PBW is teaming up with famed brewery De Struise Brouwers and head brewer Urbain Coutteau to brew a special collaboration craft beer to celebrate PBW’s 10th Anniversary that will be served at select bars and restaurants during PBW 2017.

Per annual tradition, one lucky beer lover will travel to Oostvleteren, Belgium, accompanied by a local brewer of their choice, to create the collaboration brew. Tom Peters, proprietor of Monk’s Café and famed Belgian beer ambassador, will lead a whirlwind tour to some of Belgium’s most storied breweries, complete with VIP access and private tastings. Raffle tickets can be purchased online (click to purchase); and the trip will take place in January 2017. In addition, PBW fans and supporters are invited to follow the group’s adventures on social media by using the hashtag #PBWEuropeanVacation.

  • The annual PBW Raffle is a fundraiser for Philly Beer Week, a 501(c)6 non-profit that supports the diverse and dynamic beer and brewing culture of the greater Philadelphia area.
  • Tickets are $6 each or 4 for $20; when purchased, the entrant chooses among a list of participating local brewers to accompany them in the event that they win.
  • This year’s Grand Prize is a trip to Belgium to collaborate with De Struise Brouwers.
  • The trip is sponsored by Shelton Brothers Importers, led by Dan Shelton.
  • The package includes two roundtrip airline tickets from Philadelphia to Belgium, along with accommodations for two nights in Belgium.
  • This year’s runner-up will win a Brew Day at Tröegs Independent Brewing in Hershey, PA. This special prize package will include: a private tour of the brewery, with a chance to brew with Tim Mayhew; complimentary food and beer, plus a $50 gift card for use on merchandise and swag.
  • This year’s third-place winner will receive two complimentary tickets to PBW’s marquee event, Opening Tap 2017.

All entrants must be at least 21 years old. The winner will be drawn live on Thursday, November 17 at City Tap House Logan Square, during a lively party featuring special firkins and rare brews from participating local breweries. Winners need not be present to win, but are encouraged to attend. Winners must have a valid passport or the ability to secure one in time for the trip. Tickets can be purchased online (click to purchase). The ticket purchaser will select a professional brewer from a designated list of participating Philadelphia area breweries (see below) at the time of purchase; the two will head to Belgium together for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Contest open to only local brewers; there is a 3-year waiting rule for previous winnersJohn Stemler (Free Will) was the 2015 winner and Tom Kehoe (Yards) was the 2016 winner.

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