Thursday, May 31, 2012

South Philly Beer Festival Debuts June 8

The first-ever South Philly Beer Festival will be held as part of Philly Beer Week at XFINITY Live!, the new entertainment and dining district built on the former site of the Spectrum, on Friday, June 8 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets are available now for $30 via or

Ticketed guests will be able to sample brews from various local, regional and national breweries in the outdoor plaza of XFINITY Live! from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Food pairing for each of the brews will be provided by XFINITY Live! Executive Chef Chris Stevens. In addition, each ticketed guest will receive a limited edition mug, allowing patrons to select specially-priced beverages throughout XFINITY Live! all day. Free and convenient parking is available at the Wells Fargo Complex for the event.

Among the breweries to be featured at the South Philadelphia Beer Festival:

- Harpoon Brewery
- Twin Lakes Brewery
- Great Lakes Brewing Company
- Spaten-Franziskaner
- Sly Fox Brewing Company
- Flying Fish Brewing Company
- Woodchuck

XFINITY Live! will donate $5 of every ticket purchased to the Lemon Society of Philadelphia benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the battle against childhood cancer.

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia ( is a dining and entertainment district centered in the heart of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. XFINITY Live! is home to over a dozen restaurant and entertainment choices, including six main venues: Victory Beer Hall, Spectrum Grill, Broad Street Bullies Pub, PBR Bar & Grill (Professional Bull Riders), Philly Market Place, and the first-ever NBC Sports Arena. XFINITY Live! Philadelphia is joint partnership between Philadelphia-based Comcast-Spectacor and Baltimore-based The Cordish Companies.

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