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South Philly 5th Annual Pucker Up! Sour Festival

Sour beer lovers pour into South Philadelphia’s Devil’s Den this August 16 through August 22 for an entire week full off Philly’s largest sour beer selection, complete with a Sour Beer Class!

Beer aficionado and bar owner Erin Wallace is hosting the fifth annual Pucker Up! Sour Fest. at Devil’s Den for the largest selection of sour, tart, and funky beers the city has to offer. Also during Sour Fest, beer connoisseur Don Russell, aka Joe Sixpack, will be leading an instructional Sour Beer Class on Tuesday, August 19.

To launch the week, the entire draft tower at Devil’s Den ~17 drafts~ will be filled with sour beers on August 16 and 17. Then, for the remainder of Sour Fest, eight lines will pour sour drafts exclusively, changing frequently as they get tapped. The lineup will include around 60 new award winning and/or rare finds.

Sour Fest beers include:

  • Off Color’s Troublesome
  • Bruery’s Sour in the Rye
  • Bruery’s Oude Tart
  • Ithaca’s White Gold
  • and eight sours from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales.

We had a couple sour beers at Devil’s Den for our first anniversary party and I kept thinking about how much I liked them,” said Wallace. “So I decided to host a Sour Fest, which started off at 10 beers the first year and now, five years later, we are up to 60 sour beers throughout the week. They’re not for everyone, but the people who like them, love them and we wanted to celebrate that,” Wallace said.

Award-Winning beer writer Joe Sixpack will be at Devil’s Den during Sour Fest on Tuesday, August 19 from 7-10 p.m. This is a limited $35 ticketed event through The event includes six, six oz. pours of specially selected sour beers and appetizers. Russell will also be teaching guests different brewing techniques used to create these unique, mouth-watering sour beers. Tickets available here.

Devil’s Den

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

1148 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

(215) 339-0855

info per Punch Media

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