5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Good Spirits: Panel Discussion & Craft Tasting Session

In Good Spirits: The Rise of Craft Brewers and Distillers in Pennsylvania & Ireland 


We look forward to welcoming a delegation of Irish craft brewers and distillers for a unique event with our membership. Good Spirits 2019

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We will feature a panel discussion and question and answer session moderated by George Latella,  Saint Joseph’s University, with both Pennsylvania and Irish industry experts including:
– Eve-Anne McCarron, Donegal Local Enterprise Office (responsible for The Food Coast Initiative)
– John Teeling of Teeling Whiskey 
– Andrew Auwerda, President & Co-Founder of Philadelphia Distilling
– John Cooper, Co-Founder of Mountain Laurel Spirits (Dad’s Hat Rye)

Our panel discussion will be followed by a tasting session complete with a Philadelphia-themed menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres featuring Teeling Whiskey, Baronscourt Brewing Co., The Muff Liquor Company, Lough Mask Distillery, Powers Irish WhiskeyDad’s Hat Rye Whiskey, and Manatawny Still Works. Also featured at our event will be “The Beer and Booze Broz” podcast by KYW Newsradio!

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The Skyline Terrace at The Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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5.30 pm: Registration and networking
6.00 pm: Welcoming remarks and panel discussion
6.45 pm: Question & Answer session
7.00 pm: Tasting Session and networking reception
8.30 pm: Conclusion of formal program

Dress Code Business/Business Casual

Registration – CLOSED! (Members are welcome to register guests at the member rate.)


Please register by Tuesday, May 14th
All reservations binding unless cancelled by Tuesday, May 14th

Questions? Email Alanna Barry-McCloskey at or call/text 215-772-3101.

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