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Philadelphia Brewing Company Welcomes Cat Kegs in Support of Morris Animal Refuge | Marilyn Johnson

Philadelphia Brewing Co., one of Philadelphia’s oldest and largest breweries, is pleased to announce the annual installation of Kegs for Cats, an event filled with kitten cuddles, silent auctions, beers, bites, d an appearance by Steve from WMMR’s Preston and Steve Show, and more!

Kegs for Cats: Philadelphia Brewing Company Hosts Afternoon of Beers, Bites and Offers in Support of Morris Animal Refuge and Mac’s Fund(Courtesy of the Philadelphia Brewing Company)

The event takes place on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the brewery in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Tickets are available online here, and all proceeds raised will benefit mac fund, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of community cats and shelters in and around the Philadelphia area, in support of the Community Cat Program at Morris Animal SanctuaryAmerica’s premier animal sanctuary.

Philadelphia Brewing Company has a long history of supporting organizations that focus on the welfare of furry friends, including Morris Animal Refuge and Mac’s Fund. For this year’s Kegs for Cats installation, attendees will enjoy an Archimedes’ Printing Shoppe book launch for “To Snail or Not to Snail,” cuddling adoptable kittens from Morris Animal Refuge, a book signing by the author Lucy Norland from the Gata Unbound series, hang out with Steve Morrison from the famous WMMR Preston & Steve Show, snack on tacos and purrs from Algorithm Taco Truck, sip seasonal and staple beers and ciders courtesy of Philadelphia Brewing Company, and more .

Attendees can choose between two ticket tiers with varying access to goodies at Kegs for Cats. See details below.

  • General Admission ticket ($25) – Includes a free beer or cider from the Philadelphia Brewing Company, a free taco from the beloved Algorithm Taco Truck, and three raffle tickets.
  • VIP ticket ($50) – Includes a free Philadelphia Brewing Company beer or cider, a choice of one of Algorithm Food Truck’s deluxe sandwiches, and a “independent” value of raffle tickets (start stretching!) .

Event attendees, as well as cat addicts who can not attend the event, are encouraged to bid on furbule auction items available immediately.

Prizes include a bespoke brewing experience for four courtesy of My Local Brew Works, a pet photoshoot with Alison Dunlap Photography, Shelter Art by Kaity Lacy, a week-long camp at the Main Line School of Rock, a Steven Singer Love necklace, two tickets to Morris Animal Refuge’s 26th Annual Fur Ball, and more. Bidding is now open online here. Winners will be announced at the Kegs for Cats event, but bidders do not need to be present to win.

Animal lovers who can’t make it to the event but still want to donate to Philadelphia’s cuddly creatures can do so online here. Philadelphia Brewing Company has already raised $2,600 of its $5,000+ goal! Learn more about Morris Animal Refuge’s Community Cat Program online here. Learn more about Mac’s Fund here. Check out the buzz about the cat-centric series from the Gata Unbound community here.

Additionally, Philadelphia Brewing Company staff will collect pet food donations at the Kegs for Cat event, which will go to Punky’s Pet Pantry, the free pet pantry created in memory of the late (Punky) pet of Mac’s Funds founder Clare Morrison. Participants will receive one raffle ticket for each box of wet food or pound of dry food donated.

Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer. Philadelphia food scene, South Jersey, the greater Mid-Atlantic region, and beyond. Email Marilyn at with food and travel news.