TICKET UPDATE: Less than 80 tickets remain. Tickets purchased day of event be will online purchases only. Simply show the ticket scanners the QR-code/scan box on your ticket PDF to gain entry. There will be no cash or credit sales on-site at the Museum. Online sales only, while tickets remain.
The Philadelphia area is home to some of the best breweries in the nation. Some are really well known, other phenomenal brewers are just beginning to make their mark.
MGK has teamed up with Independence Seaport Museum to bring Pennsylvania’s, New Jersey's & Delaware's finest breweries into one place to celebrate this tremendous bounty of brew.
Introducing MGK's 2nd Annual Locals Only Beer Fest.
Soak up awesome views of the Delaware River on the Museum's tented 4th floor observation deck while sampling 50 varieties of beer from 25 of the area's best brewers (see full list below).
CHECK IN TIME: 12:15pm
To expedite the entry process, we will begin check-in at 12:15p. You will not be able to consume beer until 1p, but you will be allowed into the event space to enjoy the music & awesome views.
Each brewer will offer up their flagship beer (a beer they are most known for), as well as a specialty beer (a new or rare beer). Attendees will get to vote for their favorite in each category. The winning brewery in each category gets a free $5k commercial schedule or free live broadcast from MGK.
FOOD AND FREEBIES
There will also be great food available for purchase - food vendors to be added in the coming days.
Attendees get free admission to tour the museum with their Beer Fest ticket + the station will have plenty of chances to win free prizes throughout the event.
You can't tour the musuem once you've consumed alcohol but you can use your free museum ticket/voucher up until 12/31/18.
It’s not an MGK event without great music, so the MGK DJs will be providing the tunes. John DeBella, Debbi Calton, Andre Gardner and Ray Koob will each play an hour long set from their personal collection.
Each brewery will present at least 2 varieties of beer - a flagship beer and a new/specialty/rarity beer.
Broken Goblet, Conshocken Brewing, Crooked Eye, Dogfish Head, Double Nickel, Doylestown, Evil Genius, Flying Fish, Great Barn, Levante Brewing, Locust Lane, Naked Brewing, Neshaminy Creek, Philadelphia Brewing Company, River Horse, Saint Benjamin, Ship Bottom, Stable 12, Sterling Pig, Troegs, Twin Lakes, Victory, Weyerbacher, Yards, Yuengling.
PHOTOS - MGK knows how to throw a beer fest, see pics from our previous beer events.
ATTENTION DESIGNATED DRIVERS:
All patrons entering the MGK Locals Only Beer Fest even space must be 21 years or older, including Designated Drivers.
Independence Seaport Museum is located on Philadelphia's Penn's Landing waterfront. Link to directions
GETTING THERE WITHOUT DRIVING:
Septa: Bus routes 12, 21, 21 and by the Market- Frankford Line, 2nd street station
Patco: The 15th/16th Street station is a short cab ride away.
Parking is available in the Hilton Penn's Landing Parking Garage, located next to Independence Seaport Museum on Columbus Blvd. This lot is operated by CitiPark.
Parking is also available at the Penn's Landing Walnut Street Parking Lot. Parking rates may be more expensive at this lot. This lot is owned and operated by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and prices may vary by season.
On-street metered parking is available on Front Street and the surrounding area
DISCOUNTED PARKING OPPORTUNITY
If you park at the Hilton parking garage next to the Museum, you may receive $12 parking if you obtain a discounted parking ticket on your way out of the beer fest. We have 100 discounted parking tickets available. Once the discounted chips have been used, we won't have any additional available. The parking garage structure houses the Hilton parking lot, the outdoor parking across from the Hilton is not affiliated with the Hilton and does not offer discounted parking.
We will have staffers stationed in and around the exits on the 4th floor area of the Museum from 3p-5p to hand you a parking ticket should you need one.