Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Philly Beer Week is officially underway! The 3rd Annual Opening Tap ceremony was held on Friday June 4th at the Independence Visitor's Center in Philadelphia. Nearly 1000 thirsty Philadelphians came out to witness the ceremonial tapping of the first keg by Mayor Michael Nutter. As tradition goes, he used the "Hammer of Glory" to tap the first barrel. This hammer is passed along from bar to bar leading up to the event, and it even made its way to 12 Steps Down for the Yuengling after party! After the barrel was tapped, attendees enjoyed samples of many different brews from over 30 locals brewers. The Yuengling taps were busy all night as fans enjoyed Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Dark Brewed Porter, and Lord Chesterfield Ale. Many fans enjoyed their Ale while talking with Lord Chesterfield himself! He was on hand enjoying the evening, taking photos, and giving advice to his loyal followers.After the opening tap ceremony ended, Yuengling moved the party to 12 Steps Down where everyone enjoyed Yuengling specials until close! Check out the photos below with our new Lord Chesterfield standee!

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