Eater will be giving you a few suggestions each day to help guide you through the craziness that is Philly Beer Week. Tonight, there's a gaggle of good stuff, but these three events stuck out and will offer you the most unique or rare beers to check off of your bucket list.
Brouwerij De Molen at Monk's Cafe - 5:00 p.m.
Tom Peters is going to have a lot of crazy stuff this week, but De Molen is a must-see and will offer you some serious rarities. There's no price for entry, but the beers are pay-as-you-go. The special brew they'll be pouring was a collaboration between brewer Menno Olivier and Peters himself. It's a smoked Imperial Porter that's been aged in whisky barrels and funked up with brettanomyces.
Founders Tap Takeover at The P.O.P.E. - 7:00 p.m.
Bar owner Dennis Hewlett has carved out a niche as one of the city's most avant garde bar owners when he jumped on the craft bandwagon long before the rest of Philly was into it. Tonight, beer geek favorite Founders Brewing will be in the house, and bringing all of the super-rarities. That means Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout, Backwoods Bastard, Devil Dancer, and Better Half.
Sour is the New Hoppy at The Khyber Pass Pub - 6:00 p.m.
Fresh off our story about sour beer being the big star this year, we're giving a nod to the sour event at The Khyber Pass Pub which is being led by Round Guys Brewing. The gathering will showcase a bunch of different sour styles and have food for pairing as well. The only downside is the $40 entry fee, but a few brews come along with that price, and it's a good introduction for those beer fans who haven't jumped into the sour realm yet.
· Philly Beer Week Events [Official]