The Philly pilgrimage

By LOU PAPINEAU  |  June 12, 2013

We also made a visit to Yards Brewing Co., which specializes in English-style brews. Our tour guide, Keith, was entertaining, engaging, and enlightening, and set a record for exclaiming “Cheers!” in a half-hour. And a few weeks earlier, we made the pilgrimage to Monk’s Café, which was deemed “simply the best Belgian café in the United States” by the late beer evangelist Michael Jackson. And we’ve only scratched the surface of Philly beerness. If you want to make the trip, peg it to the Summer Ale Festival at the Philadelphia Zoo on July 20. Or just go now. . . .


Closer to home — on the waterfront near the Blount Clam Shack in Warren — the first East Bay Beer Festival, presented by Brickyard Wine & Spirits of Barrington and the East Bay Home Brew Club, is happening this Saturday from 12-4 pm. And it’s ALL local: Foolproof, Trinity Brewhouse, ’Gansett, Grey Sail, Revival, Union Station, the Bucket, Ravenous, and Newport Storm, plus a raffle of Dave Matthews Band tickets, music by Vince Thompson & Friends, and more. Admission is $20; proceeds benefit the Hopkins Center, a legal aid organization that helps the poor, and TAP-IN (Touch A Person In Need), a volunteer outreach program that provides resources and services to East Bay residents in need. Go to

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