Joe Sixpack’s Philly Beer Guide: A Reporter’s Notes on the Best Beer-Drinking City in America

Don Russell with Pulitzer-Prize-winning cartoonist Signe Wilkinson (illustrations)

$ 14.95

Type Trade paper
Vendor Camino Books
Pages 240 pages with 56 photographs, drawings, and maps
Size 5 ½ “ x 8 ½”
ISBN 978-1–933822–10–5
Tags Dining, Philadelphia, Travel
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A newspaperman who drinks beer? What will they think of next?
Tom Peters, owner, Monk’s Café

What can I say about a beer writer who names himself Joe Sixpack, but focuses on what is really happening in the world of beer? His style is welcoming, entertaining, and so descriptive that I feel part of the story.
Pete Slosberg, founder, Pete’s Wicked Ale 


If you’ve ever wanted to explore the “hopping” beer scene in Philadelphia, now is the time. Fun and full of “attytood,” Joe Sixpack’s Philly Beer Guide: A Reporter’s Notes on the Best Beer-Drinking City in America is the perfect companion for this city’s thirsty visitors and locals alike. Joe Sixpack is Don Russell, the nation’s leading beer journalist, who has written a weekly beer column for the Philadelphia Daily News since 1996. It goes without saying—he knows, and loves, his beer. 

Over the years, he has traveled to Belgium, France, Iceland, Israel, Austria, the Caribbean and throughout the United States and Canada in search of great beer—and great stories. But he always comes back to Philadelphia, where the first brewery was built over 300 years ago and where great beer has been brewed ever since.

Discover the full flavor of a great beer town. Go barhopping with Joe Sixpack, and you’re sure to get all the insider’s tips:
  • The best brewpubs, breweries and beer bars
  • Barroom secrets and money-saving tips
  • Walking tours with maps
  • Festivals, here and abroad
  • And lots of fine, cold beer!

Before you duck into a tavern, grab your copy of Joe Sixpack’s Philly Beer Guide and learn why Philadelphia is the Best Beer-Drinking City in America.


About the Author

Joe Sixpack is Don Russell, the award-winning columnist at The Philadelphia Daily News. Born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, he’s spent more than thirty years “researching” his favorite topic: beer!

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