Manayunk beer fest and more

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The weather is finally warming up, time to hunker down with some springtime brews.

The season’s biggest event is tomorrow’s Manayunk Beer Festival at Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant (4120 Main St.).

The brewpub will host 26 East Coast breweries, including some that rarely show their face inside the city. In addition to the usual suspects, look for brews from Fordham, Weeping Radish, Black Rock, Bethlehem and Golden Avalanche.

Tix: $25. Info: 215-482-8220. Hours: Noon-4 p.m.


Tonight – Brewers Reserve Night, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (3 W. Gay St., West Chester). This month’s event features beers from Fancy Pants Brewing of Reading. Starts: 8 p.m. Info: 610-738-9600.

Tomorrow – The Breweries of Kensington, a lecture on one of the city’s formerly thriving brewing neighborhoods. Presented by brewery historian Rich Wagner, the frothy talk is at Yards Brewing in the 19th century Weisbrod & Hess brewhouse, 2439 Amber St., Kensington. The lecture, sponsored by the Kensington Historical Society, is free. Info: Starts: 2 p.m.

Tomorrow – 78th Stiftungsfest Anniversary Ball, at the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein (9130 Academy Road, Northeast Philadelphia). It’s Oktoberfest in April, with Bavarian dancing (think guys in leather shorts), an oom-pah band and plenty of German beer. Starts: 7 p.m. Tix: $7-8. Info: 215-672-9866.

Tuesday – Stoudt’s beer dinner at Harlan’s (130 Ford St. West Conshohocken), featuring bottled-conditioned beers from the Adamstown brewery. Tix: $45 (reservations required). Info: 610-828-2222.

May 4 – 4th Annual Bock Fest Goat Race at Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery (Pikeland Village Square, Rt. 113, Phoenixville). Strong beer and fast goats, does it get any better than this? Starts: Noon (goat race at 2 p.m.). Info: 610-935-4540.

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo. Stick a lemon up your Corona.

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