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About Philly Beer Week

 

Philly Beer Week is a 501(c)6 nonprofit overseen by a board of directors comprised of seventeen industry professionals. We have two employees, our executive director and a director of development.

 

Our mission statement:

Philly Loves Beer

To draw attention to America’s Best Beer-Drinking City by focusing on the variety of outstanding beer offered today in the Greater Philadelphia region and promote beer tourism to our region

 

To promote and support our member businesses year-round through traditional and new media To create a beer-literate consumer through educational events and talks and to encourage them to participate in Philadelphia’s rich brewing culture To act as a resource for “all things beer” in the Greater Philadelphia region through content on our website and through connecting our local brewing community with the larger state and national brewing communities To program and execute Philly Beer Week, our primary festival

 

Philly Beer Week

To celebrate Philadelphia as America’s Best Beer-Drinking City with a ten-day festival beginning the Friday following Memorial Day To promote the events occurring in this time frame through traditional and new media with a focus on our member businesses.

 

 

KRISTINE KENNEDY

Executive Director - Kristine took over the operations of PBW in 2014. Prior to this, she had owned a custom cabinet business for 10 years and worked in project managment. She lives in Fishtown, USA where she can be found sipping Victory Dirtwolf wherever it is served. 

Committees: finance, marketing, participant packages

 

Email Kristine Kennedy

BRANDON SZEKER

Brandon is our new director of development. Got a question about membership? He's your man. EMAIL Brandon

WILLIAM REED

Board President - William is a fixture in the Northern Liberties/Fishtown bar community through the two restaurants he co-owns with Paul Kimport: Johnny Brendas and The Standard Tap. 

Email William Reed

CASEY WAYNE PARKER

Board Vice President - When not perfoming Hedwig at Summer Stock, Casey keeps himself busy bussing tables at his two bars, Jose Pistolas and Sancho Pistolas. He has two children, we think.

Committees: just about all of them

Email Casey Parker

 

Andy Dickerson

Board Treasurer - Andy owns one of the best beer bars in Philadelphia, only it's in Wayne, PA - Teresa's Cafe. There's a can-do attitude lurking under his "who me?" look. 

Committees: sponsorships

CHRISTINA DOWD

Board Secretary - Christina brings a great mix of event planning, graphic design, and social media management experience to the PBW table. She's on just about every committee we have, making her our MVP. She works for Rolling Barrel and Weyerbacher.

Committees: marketing, special events, website and branding

Email Christina Dowd

Terrance Leach (TIME, Garage, Bar) - committes: merch

Curt Decker (Nodding Head Brewing) - committees: marketing

Erin Wallace (Devil's Den) - committees: marketing, local breweries, website and branding

Sheila Ballen (Communications pro) - committees: steering

Mike "Scoats" Scotese (Grey Lodge, Hop Angel, Sawtooth Tavern) - committees: website and branding

Tim Patton (St. Benjamin's Brewing) - committees: website and branding

Adrienne Renzelli (Muller Beverage)

Tom Kehoe (Yard's Brewing)

Ed Friedland (Origlio)

Aaron Peskin (Ferrera Law Group) 

Matt Satten (Shangy's) - committes: finance, packages

John Stemler (Free Will Brewing) - committees: packages, local breweries

Alex Bukolich (Cinder, Brü) - committees: merch, packages

 

 

 

 

 

OUR BOARD MEETINGS ARE EVERY THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT YARDS BREWERY (901 N DELAWARE AVE, PHILADELPHIA, PA) AT 11 IN THE MORNING. WE ENCOURAGE OUR PARTICIPANTS TO ATTEND AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND IDEAS.
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