Posted by: albfor | August 5, 2011

Aug 4, 2011 Sportsradio 610 WIP’s “Beer Brawl”


Last night’s assignment was a real blast at Chickie’s and Pete’s in South Philly. The place was packed wall to wall with people for  Sportsradio 610 WIP’s “Beer Brawl” WIP’s Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano were on hand to find the best of an item that Philadelphia does better than anyone in the nation: Beer.   Macnow said “After tasting more than 60 beers — from breweries, ale houses and amateurs – Anthony and I narrowed it down to the top nine.”

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WIP’s Glen Macnow and Anthony Gargano


Pete, Joe Sixpack (Don Russell), WIP’s crew and patrons

The nine finalist include”  For light -bodied beer; Weyerbacher Merry Monk Dock Street Rye IPA and Nodding Head Grog.  And for seasonal/ specialty beer:  Flying Fish Exit 4 American Trippel, Victory Summer of Love and Yards Saison Belgian Ale.  A special trophy will be given to the winner of the home-brewers contest:  Rick Kocher of the Brewlear Club in Limerick, PA.

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Speciality room, food and brew

WP-Aug-4,-2011-Chickie's-&-Petes-board-1 Food servers

Chickie’s and Petes Food servers

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Chickie’s and Pete’s Beer girl

Yards Brewing Company President, Tom Kehoe, DSC_1131

Yards Brewing Company President, Tom Kehoe

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The Pierogie Kitchen Guy … I love spicey!

Six celebrity judges tasted each beer to determine the winner.  Celebrity judges include Joe Sixpack (Don Russell), Georges Perrier, John Chaney, Comcast Sportsnet’s Leslie Gudel, Former Phillie and current WIP host Ricky Bottalico, and Tom Burgoyne (The Phanatic’s Best Friend).

This event was free and open to the public and sponsored by Aversa’s Bakery, Bobbi’s Hummus, Dreifuss Fireplaces, Canal’s Liquors, Capital Wine and Spirits, Pieogie Kitchen/ Swiacki Meats, Farmer’s Insurance and Chickie’s and Pete’s, 1526 Packer Ave, South Philadelphia PA.

FOR A COMPLETE VIEW of all the images from this event please select the Chickie’s & Pete’s 610 WIP’s “Beer Brawl” album in the right column of this blog it will link you to the photos.


  1. Yo Al, nice photographs. It looks like the event was a smash. Man I miss Philly. I can’t believe that after I leave in 2002, then they get both the MLS and WPS soccer teams. I love soccer and now after I leave … what a drag.

    Anyway congrats on the cool photos. My art blog is here on wordpress as well. Check it out and subscribe. I will keep pace with your work here.

    p.s. will you be taking photos of the LU vs Cheyney game coming up?


  2. Hi Walt!

    Thank you! Yeah, there’s always something going but I don’t really get to enjoy it because I’m trying to get the picture(s).

    I will check out your art blog when I get back to the Studio I have to prep for 4 hour Zumbathon later this evening.

    I hope to go up to see the game.


    – Al


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