Whether you are looking for a rich stout or a fruity cider, these Philadelphia summer beer festivals will have the perfect brew for you.

Alongside stellar suds you’ll find live music, food trucks, contests, competitions, raffles and more.

Read on to learn about the most popular beer-centric celebrations throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area this summer.

Philly Beer Week

JUNE 1-11, 2017

Easily the LARGEST beer celebration in the entire United States, Philly Beer Week is all about beer. Lasting 10 days and nights, locals and tourists alike will converge in Philadelphia and the surrounding area for festivals, dinners, homebrew competitions, pub crawls, networking and more at venues throughout the entire city.

For the first week of June, Philadelphia is a beer-lovers paradise (although with our local craft breweries in Philadelphia – it’s a great place to visit any time of year). #PhillyBeerWeek


Beer Under The Big Top

JUNE 3, 2017

Beer Under the Big Top returns again, bringing with it a veritable smorgasbord of international brewers at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

With hundreds of beers from dozens of countries around the world, this event is known not only for it’s wide variety of brews, but for it’s high attendance and even their charitable giving, raising money each year for a local charity.


Fishtown FestivALE

JUNE 10, 2017

Fishtown FestivALE, a weekend-long celebration of beer in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia. This outdoor summer beer festival features local foods paired with generous pours of craft beer. With DJs spinning everything from classic rock to funk, visitors will drink and dance the night away. #FishtownFestivALE


Beer Camp on Tour Philadelphia

JUNE 17, 2017

US Kings of Craft Sierra Nevada teamed up with brewers throughout the country to create the Beer Camp on Tour, coming to Philadelphia in June.

The event will bring together hundreds of craft beers and thousands of craft beer fans at historic Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia.

Worried you’ll work up an appetite? Never fear – the city’s top food trucks will be there, sure to pair your beer with some of the best food on four wheels this city has to offer.


Brews and Bites at Pennsbury Manor

JUNE 17, 2017

On the riverfront grounds of the 43-acre Pennsbury Manor, Brews & Bites returns for their fifth year. Hundreds will visit and tour the property, sample local and regional craft beers, ciders, and wines, and watch live brewing demonstrations.


Garden State Craft Brewers Guild’s Battleship Brewfest

JUNE 24, 2017

The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild presents the Battleship Brewfest. Just across the bridge from Philadelphia, on the deck of Camden’s Battleship New Jersey will be a tasting festival with a panoramic view of the Delaware River, the Ben Franklin Bridge and the ever-growing Philadelphia skyline. #BattleshipBrewfest


Lansdale Beer Tasting Festival

JUNE 24, 2017

The Lansdale Beer Tasting festival returns for it’s eighth year, with a wide variety of beers to sample – all poured in the spirit of charitable giving. This fundraising even donates all proceeds to various local and national charitable organizations through the Lansdale Area Fundraising Society.


Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival

JUNE 24, 2017

The Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Ale Fest proves time and again that the zoo is not just for kids.

Specialty brews, animals, live entertainment, and top area food trucks will be around to make sure you have a night of fun and memories at one of Philadelphia’s premier cultural attractions.

This event serves as a fundraiser for the Philadelphia Zoo, helping promote action worldwide to protect animals and their habitats.


Summerfest Live! At XFINITY Live!

JULY 15, 2017

Take in the summer sun and try some of the 175+ craft beers available at Summerfest Live!, with live music, food trucks and contests all day long.

Located across the street from Citizens Bank Park, this is a popular summer event for anyone above the legal drinking age in Philadelphia. #SummerfestLive


Fonthill Castle Beer Fest

AUGUST 26, 2017

Sample some of the tastiest drafts from local, regional and national breweries as you look on and admire the craftmanship of Fonthill Castle, a local Philadelphia attraction.

Beers will be paired with a light tasting menu, all locally grown and prepared, and your ears will be treated to live music by Jazz with Friends.


Andrij Harasewych
Editor at The Craft Beer Diaries. Devoted husband and father. Excessively geeky. Comic books, video games, and craft beer are my vices. Favorite beer style easily the IPA. Growing love for the DIPA, specifically.
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