The Great Stair Hall at the PMA transforms into a pseudo beer garden for a new tasting series on Wednesday nights through July 30. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Philadelphia’s love of beer gardens continues to flourish, with the latest addition coming in the form of a new pop-up beer garden at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
As part of its weekly pay-what-you-wish Wednesday series, the Art Museum is cracking open a cold one for a new Wednesday night beer tasting series.
Presented by Starr Events & Catering and the Art Museum, representatives from different local craft breweries will serve up tastes of five different beers each week during the two-and-a-half-hour sampling sessions which run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for an additional charge of $25 for non-members and $22 for members.
The Great Stair Hall takes on the look of a full-fledged beer garden, with twinkly lights and all, for the new series.
Tomorrow, July 9, Victory Brewing Company takes the spotlight with samples of summertime brews like Summer Love Ale, Golden Monkey, DirtWolf Double IPA and more.
Upcoming featured breweries include Flying Fish on July 16, Stoudt’s on July 23 and Yards Brewing Company on July 30.
Pair your beer with beer garden fare, too — Frankford Hall-esque pretzels, anyone? — and raise a glass to the beer gardens of summer.
Tickets are available at the museum, by phone at 215-763-8100 or online.
Beer Tastings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
When: Wednesdays through July 30, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay-what-you-wish museum admission plus $25 for non-members, $22 for members;
More info: www.philamuseum.org