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Alt Booze: Crabbies Ginger Beer Week & Trestle Inn Kitten Week

May 5, 2014
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by Danya Henninger

Philly Wine Week is over and gone and Philly Beer Week is a month away, so what should you sip on this week? Two alternative booze promotions await.

Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer Week

From Monday-Saturday, May 5-10, this refreshing ginger beer with a kick (it’s 4.8% ABV, although you’d never know) is hosting events all across the city. At each location, look for complimentary samples of new flavor Spiced Orange and featured mixed drinks. Plan to arrive early, because all events include free gifts (t-shirts, beach towels, sunglasses, bottle openers) for the first 20 people to order Crabbie’s Original over ice or in cocktails. Here’s where to try England’s most popular bottled alcoholic beverage:

Sancho Pistola’s: 5-8 PM, Monday, May 5
Fado Irish Pub: 6-8 PM, Wednesday, May 7
Growlers: 6-8 PM, Thursday, May 8
The Foodery (Wash West and Roxborough): 6-8 PM, Friday, May 9
The Foodery (Northern Liberties): Noon-2 PM, Saturday, May 10

The Trestle Inn Kitten Week

No, you’re not going to drink the kittens, you’re going to help save them! The upscale go-go and whiskey bar in the Loft District is hosting events to benefit PAWS no-kill animal shelter from Wednesday-Saturday, May 7-10 - every time you buy a Kitten With a Whip cocktail, $1 goes to the nonprofit. Here’s what to plan for:

Reel Good Time Movie Night: Kitten With a Whip (1964) plays at 8 PM, Wednesday, May 7
Spirit of Thursday Tastings: Complimentary Old Forester bourbon and Kitten With a Whip cocktail samples from 6-8 PM, Thursday, May 8
La Queue du Chat Happy Hour: French pop dance show from 6-9 PM, Friday, May 9
Purr-fect Quizzo: Lots of pet-themed prizes from 7-8:30 PM, Saturday, May 10 (register here)

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