With just two weeks to go until Opening Tap, Philly Beer Week festivities are already popping up. The "With Love Beer Garden" at the Four Seasons Hotel will be back again this year. And to celebrate, organizers held a preview event, showcasing this year’s menu and the special collabo-brew from the two “cities of frotherly love,” the Belge Dupont Speciale.
Last year, a lottery was held to see who would win the honor of participating in this collaborative beer. Lottery winner, Chris LaPierre of Iron Hill Brewery joined Tom Peters of Monk’s Café and went to Belgium’s famed Brasserie Dupont. The result?
It’s what Philly Beer Week's Executive Director, Don Russell, aka ‘Joe six-pack’ described as a “Belgium table beer.”
The easy drinking Belge Dupont Speciale will be on tap and in bottles beginning on June 1, and is definitely worth a go.
Beer Week events are still being added, but as usual, are all listed on the Philly Beer Week web site.
As for the With Love Beer Garden, “Meet the Brewer” events are set for each night of the week, from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. from Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 9. The line-up includes Victory Brewing, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Prism, Evil Genius, and Round Guys, Sly Fox Beer and Dock Street Brewing Company.
This year’s menu created by the Four Season’s Executive Chef, Rafael Gonzalez, includes the Beer Garden Burger, Lancaster chicken wings, Port Richmond Keilbasa and Shrimp tacos.
Peep the gallery for more details.