THURSDAY | CHICKIE’S AND PETE’S
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.”
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.
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.