The National Constitution Center To Host “Bathtub Beer Fest,” A Prohibition-Era Celebration And Fundraiser For Philly Beer Week 2013, Thursday, November 15

You know those completely awesome parties that the National Constitution Center hosts in conjunction with their marquee exhibitions?

There’s another one coming up, and it’s sounding like it may be the best yet.

On Thursday night, November 15, more than 20 top craft brewers will come together at the National Constitution Center for Bathtub Beer Fest, a suds-filled Prohibition-era party that doubles as a fundraiser for Philly Beer Week 2013.

Tickets, $45 per person, include samples of both old-fashioned beers and modern favorites, plus free admission to the brand new exhibit, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (normally $17).

You’ll also be able to observe an on-site “bathtub brew” that will utilize an open fermentation style of brewing, homage to the way beer was made (illegally) during Prohibition. Even cooler? The beer will be available exclusively during PBW 2013.

And FYI, Philly Beer Week, a 10-day celebration of all things Philly beer, will be held from Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 9, 2013. It’s always hard to wait for the annual suds fest — but this Prohibition party makes it a little easier this year.

Festival attendees are encouraged to don fedoras, flapper attire or other Prohibition-era duds, so start planning your outfit. For a full list of brewery participants, see below.

Tickets are available online.

Bathtub Beer Fest at the National Constitution Center
When: Thursday, November 15 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: 5th and Arch Streets
Cost: $45
More info:

• Boston Beer
• Dock Street
• Dogfish Head
• Evil Genius
• Fegley’s Brew Works
• Flying Fish
• Free Will
• Great Lakes
• Harpoon
• Neshaminy Creek
• Nodding Head
• Prism
• Saranac
• Shawnee Craft
• Sly Fox
• Stoudts
• Tenth & Blake
• Troegs
• Victory
• Weyerbacher
• Yards

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