Fadó Irish Pub in Center City is Set to Host the 1st Annual Craft Beer Festival Called “CRAFTernoon Delight” on October 13, 2013

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With 35+ brews on hand, from over 12 local craft and International breweries, Fadó, located on 15th and Locust in Center City has pulled out all the stops so that the average beer lover to the beer connoisseur will leave not only satisfied, but blown away by the unlimited sampling event.

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The 1st Annual Fadó Irish Pub Crafternoon Delight kicks off at 2pm on Sunday, October 13 and Philadelphia beer lovers will bask in the hottest selection of local, regional and European craft beers. With 35+ brews on hand, from over 12 local craft and International breweries, Fadó, located on 15th and Locust in Center City has pulled out all the stops so that the average beer lover to the beer connoisseur will leave not only satisfied, but blown away by the unlimited sampling event. And like any great American craft beer festival, Fadó Irish Pub is offering the best of the best and never before tasted brews. Here’s a taste of some of the featured selections on the big day:

  • The long-awaited double IPA from Victory - Dirt Wolf
  • New Guinness Harvest Red beer
  • New Game of Thrones beer from Ommegang

“At Fadó, we know how to throw a good party,” says Casey Neff, general manager at Fadó. “We’ve been doing it for 12 years. But, the other thing that our customers trust us to deliver on is good beer. And our 1st annual craft beer festival is all about the beer - and we believe that we have assembled the best craft brews out there right now.”

To start, the team assembled a top flight group of local, regional and International craft brewery sponsors for the afternoon unlimited sampling event.

At 2pm, the Unlimited Sampling Event kicks off and ticket holders will receive a wristband and 5 ounce sampling cups to maximize their 5 hour beer tasting adventure. The event will also feature Pub games, a glass etching station and Guinness adorers will have the opportunity to have a personalized Guinness glass. There will be a special menu available including bite size snacks such as Dublin Battered Sausage bites, Pretzel sticks, Ceilli Spuds and Scotch Eggs. Live music kicks off at 3pm with Eric & Coop.

The breweries are all showcasing their best brands and seasonal features to ensure that guests will enjoy a wide variety of beer styles and flavor profiles. According to the Craft Breweries Association, “American tastes are changing and the public wants choices and flavor and diversity in the category of brands that they buy. For example, Nielsen research confirmed that beer drinkers are shifting to more robust beer styles and seasonal beer is one of the top selling craft beer categories."

Current Craft Beer Industry Facts:

  • Beer sales are down overall but craft beer as a category has seen double digit growth over the past 3 years.
  • Craft beer is the only category to see sales growth
  • Craft beer sales account for 15% of total beer sales.
  • Currently there are a total of 2,483 US Craft Breweries and 1,600 breweries in the planning stages.

From Victory, Toegs, Leffe, Ommegang, Yards to Slyfox and Evil Genuis the Fadó Crafternoon Delight has all the essentials for the makings of a great craft beer festival. And, the top voted beer on the day will get its own draught line at Fadó.

After the sampling event ends at 7pm, the party will continue well into the night with our DJ spinning all your favorite Pub tunes for the Club Shebeen crowd ‘til close. Advance tickets for general admission sampling event are on sale now.

Details:
Ticket Information
2-7pm: General Admission Beer Sampling Event - $40*

*All access to beer sampling event from 2-7pm with unlimited sampling of 35+ beers from over 12 craft beer breweries.

This is a ticketed event. Advance tickets on sale now. Limited tickets will be available for purchase on the door the day of the event.

Live Music begins at 3pm with Eric & Coop
At 11pm the Dj will keep the party going with great Pub tunes during “Club Shebeen” til close.

*Featured Brewery Sponsors:
Victory, Dominion, Troegs, Leffe, Ommegang, Yards, Brooklyn, Deschutes, Guinness, Slyfox, Evil Genius, Weyerbacher and more!

Website: http://www.FadoCrafternoonDelight.com

About Fadó Irish Pub
Fadó (pronounced fuh-doe) Irish Pub was the first Irish pub to be designed and constructed in Ireland and shipped and installed in Philadelphia in 2001. Fadó is distinguished by its genuine Irish hospitality, quality of its pints and craic (pronounced ‘crack’, a uniquely Irish form of fun). Fadó has been voted 'Best Of' by a number of local and national publications, is the European sports headquarters and an official US Soccer Bar. Get in on the conversation on the pub Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Fadophilly or by following Fadó on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/Fadophilly and following Fadó Crafternoon Delight festival hashtag at #crafternoondelight or #craftbeerfest

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