Philadelphia Real Ale Invitational 2011 (Cask-conditioned Beer Festival)

What: Beer Festival

When: Sunday - March 20, 2011 @ 01:00PM to Sunday - March 20, 2011 @ 05:00PM

Where: Yards Brewing Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Fourth Annual Philadelphia Real Ale Invitational is returning to Yards Brewing Company for the third consecutive year. More than 20 of the nation's finest cask ale producers will be offering guests a variety of unique flavors. Cask ale -- unfiltered and unpasteurized beer that is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure -- has a deeply rooted tradition in the Philadelphia beer scene and it's only natural that the brewery that resurrected this style of beer hosts its flagship event.

The Philadelphia Real Ale Invitational will feature approximately 20 different cask conditioned beers and brewers, and more may be added between now and March 20th. Beer will not be the only benefit. Food will be provided, the Jazz Horses will be returning to supply the music (with an additional band coming) and all attendees will receive a commemorative mug. Additionally, the entire brewery space will be open to guests, allowing them to explore Philadelphia's most sustainable brewery from the recently completed Tasting Room to the bottling line.

VIP and General Admission tickets are available through for $65 and $50 respectively. The event has sold out every year since its inception, and tickets can be difficult to obtain on the day of the event. VIP tickets are very limited and allow attendees to arrive an hour early for a private tour of the brewery with brew master and founder Tom Kehoe. VIPs will also be able to sample something special from Yards Brewing Company and other breweries.

The list of brewers is expected to grow as the event draws near and all updates will be posted on as they become available. The following breweries are confirmed for the event:

Allentown/Bethlehem Brew Works
Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant
Troegs Brewing Company (Nugget Nectar)
Dock Street Brewing Co.
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Rock Bottom Brewing Co.
Ithaca Brewing Co.
Sly Fox Brewing Company (Gang Aft Agley Scotch Ale)
Yards Brewing Company
Flying Fish Brewing Company
Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant
Stewarts Brewing Co.
Victory Brewing Co.
Dogfish Head Brewery
Stoudts Brewing Co.

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