The 12th annual Philly Beer Week kicks off tomorrow, May 31 and is sure to take over the city’s food and drink scene until its final day, on Sunday, June 9.
This year, the festival boasts over 2,000 beer-related events taking place across the city over the course of the 10 rowdy days. With so many options, knowing where to begin can be challenging. Here are Eater Philly’s recommendations for the best food-related events to try during Beer Week.
- Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen: Pistola’s Del Sur chef Adan Trinidad will collaborate with five other local chefs (including Chad Durkin of Carlo’s Bakery and Angelina Branca of Saté Kampar) to produce a six-course meal — each dish accompanied by a beer pairing.
- When: Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Pistola’s Del Sur, 1934 East Passyunk Avenue
2. Late Night in Brussels: Belgian restaurant Monk’s Cafe is teaming up with neighbor Jose Pistola’s to create a late-night Brussels-style party. They’ll be serving an evening snack menu that includes gaufre foie gras and fries with samurai sauce, all accompanied by beers from brewers Brasserie De La Senne of Brussels, and Liquid Riot and Oxbow of Maine.
- When: Sunday, June 2 at 9 p.m.
- Where: Monk’s Cafe, 264 South 16th Street
3. It’s a Shore Thing: JB’s Clam Jam: Fishtown’s Johnny Brenda’s will be serving an array of seafood dishes — clambakes for two, seafood towers, oysters, and more — accompanied by beer made by beach town breweries like Flying Fish, Dogfish Head, Asbury Park, and Ship Bottom.
- When: Sunday, June 2 at 11 a.m.
- Where: Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave
4. Butchering and Beer at the Boucherie: Old City brasserie Royal Boucherie will be hosting a live pig butchering demo by their head chef Nick Elmi. Patrons can learn how sausage is made while indulging in the Boucherie’s meat treats and beer pairings from Founders Brewing Co.
- When: Thursday, June 6
- Where: Royal Boucherie, 52 South 2nd Street
5. Adam’s County Fried Chicken & Cider Night.: For a special Beer Week rendition of their weekly Fried Chicken & Cider Tuesday, Prohibition Taproom will be serving Adam’s County’s Big Hill Ciderworks and Ploughman Farm Ciders accompanied by gluten-free fried chicken. Diners have the option to add vegetable sides sourced from Adam’s County farms.
- When: Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
- Where: Prohibition Taproom, 501 North 13th St.
6. Pizza and Beer Experience: Urban Village’s chef Chris Davis and brewer Dave Goldman will take patrons on a tour through the restaurant’s kitchen and brewery, teaching their methods of leavening pizza dough and creating brews. Samples of both pizza and beer will be provided along the tour.
- When: Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Urban Village Brewing, 1001 North 2nd Street
7. Allagash Sausage Bash: Center City restaurant and taproom Time will be serving four variations of house made sausages, each accompanied by an Allagash brewery beer pairings.
- When: Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m.
- Where: Time, 1315 Sansom Street
8. Dinner Under the Shambles: Pizzeria Stella and 2SP Brewing are teaming up to serve a four-course family style dinner under the historic Headhouse Square Shambles. It’s sure to be an Italian-heavy night, with dishes like gnocchi with English peas and gorgonzola, sweet corn pizza, and gargati with duck ragu. All dishes will be accompanied by a 2SP beer pairing.
- When: Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: The Shambles, 2nd and Pine Street