The Saturday before Thanksgiving is a weird time in all of our lives. To stay in town or leave for home a week early is the question we all must ask. The answer is simple: Do neither and go to Philly's Winter Beer Fest instead.
The beer fest, located at the 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia, will give you something to quiet all of your stomach's rumblings for seasonal brews and taps.
The two-session festival will open its doors (yes, fortunately, it's inside) at 1 p.m. Nov. 23 for the first session and 6 p.m. for the second, with more than 100 beers from around the world, including some once-a-year fare brews for even the most discerning beer palate.
In addition to old seasonal favorites, the festival will also host many local newcomer brews, including Carton Brewing Co., 4 Hands, Naked Brewing and more.
And since everybody knows that the best kind of food comes off of a truck, the festival will feature a barbecue food truck for its patrons.
The event is 21+, so bring the proper identification and leave children at home, no exceptions.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Designated driver tickets are available on the day of the event for $10 and are only available at the door.
For more information, ticket sales and a full list of vendors, visit the Winter Beer Fest site here.