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Bloktoberfest Returns to Philly this Weekend!

bella vista distributor Bloktoberfest Returns to Philly this Weekend!Saturday, October 15th at 1pm

…and we wanted to make sure you knew!  After all, it was thanks to the support of people like you that last year’s event was such a huge success, and that this year’s event will be an even bigger one.  We’ve made some exciting changes for Bloktoberfest 2011, all designed to make your experience better and more enjoyable.  We’re closing down three blocks instead of one (and on South Street, no less!), streamlining beer sales and service to reduce lines, and expanding food options across the festival.  One thing that hasn’t changed: the festival still donates beer proceeds to important neighborhood charities.  This year, we’re focusing on education, and working with several great partner organizations to invest in the future of the neighborhood’s public school students.  Beneficiaries will include Mighty Writers, Chester A. Arthur Elementary School (through FoCA) and Stanton Elementary School (through Bainbridge House).

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The Walkmen

This year’s musical line-up is our best yet, and includes over a dozen acts plus a headlining set from The Walkmen. You can see the full list of particpating bands here.

Beer

This year, Bloktoberfest is partnering with Philadelphia’s own Bella Vista Beer Distributor to bring you an unparalleled selection of craft beer by breweries from around the country.   Keep your eye on this space as the festival approaches for a list of the different brands and types we expect to have on tap throughout the day, but rest assured, there will be something to suit each and every palette, including cider options for gluten-free drinkers.

Beer will be available at several different locations spread out across the festival’s three blocks, including two Express Beer Zones designed to minimize waiting lines and ensure that your next beer is never more than a minute or two away.  The staff of Bella Vista will be delivering kegs direct from their warehouse at 11th and Fitzwater continuously throughout the day, so the suds will be pouring without interruption from start to finish, gauranteed.

A Beer Pass is required to enjoy Bloktoberfests’s beer offerings.   Here’s the low-down on our system:

•A Basic Beer Pass is $15 online/$20 day of, and comes with 3 drink tickets.
•A Bonus Beer Pass is $25 online/$30 day of, and comes with 5 drink tickets.
•1 drink ticket = 1 beer of any kind on tap at Bloktoberfest.
•Want additional drink tickets? They’re $5 each at the event.
•Beer Pass & drink ticket sales at the event are cash only.
•Beers are 12oz., same as a standard six-pack bottle or can.
•Drink tickets are strictly “use ‘em or lose ‘em” – no refunds.
•Proceeds from beer sales go towards neighborhood charitable causes.
Thirsty yet?  Then lock up your Beer Pass at a discounted advance price right now using the order form below, and we’ll see you on South Street!

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