Philadelphia's craft beer scene continues to lure fans of independent breweries and speciality ales from all around the world thanks to its rich history dating back to the mid-19th century. The industry boomed until the US Prohibition in the 1920's and 1930's, which caused the industry to fall into decline. However, since the 1980's, independent craft breweries have been launching at a rapid rate and firmly establishing why Philadelphia is often been referred to as the best beer drinking city in the USA.   

The craft beer scene's popularity within the city is being recognised with a series of events in 2016 therefore the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau is therefore encouraging all beer lovers to discover some of the city's newest pop-up beer gardens, craft beer festivals and most popular beer gardens and breweries this summer.