If you haven't experienced Beer Week in Philly, you can't complete your beer resume. It's a lot like the GABF in Denver: every beer lover HAS to go just once before he dies. The last one was in March, and by all accounts, it was like a Rocky Balboa left hook to the head. The links above and below will give you all the info you need to mark your calendars well in advance, and don't forget--mass transit to Philly is a safe, efficient way to get there from Jersey.
Now I have to fire off a note to the organizers to see if there even will BE a 2012 Beer Week before whatever the Mayans predicted occurs. I'll fill you in.
Cheers till next time!The PubScout