The 38th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show opened Thursday, November 6 and ran through Sunday, November 9. The craft show is the largest single fundraiser for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and has donated more than $11 million dollars to the Museum. These funds provide financial support for educational programs, special exhibits, conservation projects, the acquisition of craft objects for exhibitions, and more. During the 4 day event they have several special events including a handcrafted beer tasting event on Friday night curated by Don Russell (aka Joe Sixpack).
Don Russell (aka Joe Sixpack), Daily News columnist, curated a collection of local brews that cannot be found together anywhere in the city. Participating brewers were Broken Goblet, Conshohocken Brewing Company, Evil Genius Beer Company, Neshaminy Creek Brewing and Saint Benjamin Brewing Company.
Trevor Hayward, owner of Evil Genius says there are no boundaries with craft beers these days, it’s all about experimentation; this is proven by their choice brews Friday night, Purple Monkey Dishwasher Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter and Turtle Power Pale Ale.
Mike LaCourture, Broken Goblet.
After starting as a homebrewers club, they opened a full scale brewery and tap
room in spring 2014. They have a began-compliant beers that are tea-infused
including the evenings choices of Bubba’s Tea Bag and Yin Yang Oatmeal Stout.
Tim Patton, Christina Burris, of St. Benjamin’s Brewing Co. with Mike Altamro (server) operate their three-barrel nano-brewery in May in a former carriage house. They served Liaison Saison, a refreshing Belgian style ale brewed with lavender, which was a favorite among some of the guests.
Buzzy LeCluyse and Megan LeCluyse enjoyed the smooth tasted of Neshamminy Creek’s The Neshaminator, a German Style whet bock brewed with orange blossom honey.
Ellen Caplan, Brian Kelley (Young Friends of The Art Museum) and Gwen Goodwill Bianchi.
Ann Marie Felker and Jon Snyder enjoyed the two Evil Genius
Jennifer Huttenberger and William Merritt.
Robert Padulo, Katherine Padulo and Louis Padulo.
and Maria Bennett,
from Anchorage, AK, have
traveled the US in Clendaniel’s endeavor to paint a beer a day for his project “Year
of Beer.” Friday (day 313) he painted at Yard’s Brewery. He chronicles it all
on his blog http://realartisbetter.wordpress.com/
Don “Joe Six Pack” Russell, chats with Kyle Park from Neshaminy
Creek about Trauger Pilsner, who he had pick as his 2012 Beer of the Year. Park
also brought with him The Neshaminator, a German-style wheat bock brewed with
orange blossom honey.
William B. Read, Alex Lipschutz, Leah Rosenblum, Adrian Jackson, and Susan Read (she loved the Evil Genius’ Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter.)
Jason and Lydia Amodea. He liked the Pilsner and she loved the Yin Yang Oatmeat Stout by Broken Goblet. They were both fond of the Liason Saison by Saint Benjamin, which was a refreshing Belgian-style ale brewed with lavender.
Benjamin and Michele Blazer like the two what they called brunch
beers as they are light; Neshaminy Green Tea Beer and Evil Genius’ Turtle Power
Nancy O’Meara, Director and Craft Show Manager at Women’s
Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Ellen Caplan, 2015 Chair of the
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show.
Don Russell and Mrs. Joe Sixpack – Theresa Conroy.
Julia Rogers and Stephanie Lee, took a break from their shopping at the craft show to enjoy a few beers. Their favorite, the oatmeal tasting Turtle Power from Evil Genius.
Conshohocken Brewing Company’s co-owner Ken Buonocore, have a 15-barrel brew house along the Schuylkill River Trail. The menu of the small restaurant serves chilli, soups, grill cheese and pulled pork sandwiches.
Debbie and Paul Kelly taste what Broken Goblet has to offer.
A good time was had by all.