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Our mission statement:

Philly Loves Beer

To draw attention to America’s Best Beer-Drinking City by focusing on Philadelphia tourism and beer education, while highlighting the outstanding beer offered in the Greater Philadelphia 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

A 10+ day celebration of Philadelphia as America’s Best Beer-Drinking City, beginning the Friday following Memorial Day. 

 

CHRISTINA DOWD

Executive Director - Christina has worked in the industry for almost two decades and brings a great mix of event planning, graphic design, marketing and social media management experience to the PLB table. 

Email Christina Dowd

BRANDON SZEKER

Brandon is our 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 when a micrphone or stage is near, Casey keeps himself busy running his three bars, Jose Pistolas, Sancho Pistola's and Pistola's Del Sur. He has two children, we think.

Email Casey Parker

 

Trevor Hayward

Board Treasurer - Trevor Hayward is one part of the sucessful brewery, Evil Genius. After months of attending meetings and already running numbers for us, he broke down and let us elect him! 

Sheila Ballen - Communications Consultant

Alex Bukolich - Cinder Copper & Lace, Brü,  U-Bahn ... 

Curt Decker  - Second District, Nodding Head Brewing

Ed Friedland - Origlio Wholesale

Tom Kehoe - Yard's Brewing

Terrance Leach - TIME, Garage, Bar, Tiki, Heritage

Jason Macias - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.

Tim Patton - Saint Benjamin's Brewing

Aaron Peskin - Ferrera Law Group

Meredith Rebar - Homebrewed Events, Saint Benjamin Brewing Co.

Matt Satten - Shangy's Wholesale

Mike "Scoats" Scotese - Grey Lodge Pub, Hop Angel, Sawtooth Tavern

John Stemler - Free Will Brewing

Erin Wallace - Old Eagle Tavern, Devil's Den

Tiffany Zachary - Love Your Block 

 

OUR BOARD MEETINGS ARE EVERY THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT:
Evil Genius Brewery, 1727 N. Front Street, Philadelphia  - 11AM
WE ENCOURAGE OUR PARTICIPANTS TO ATTEND AND SHARE THOUGHTS AND IDEAS.
 
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.
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