While we gave you hints for where to sit down and eat last week for the more intense ticketed events, we're not about to send you out into the wild without a little direction every morning. So stay with The Feast for our daily event picks during the daunting malty navigation that is Philly Beer Week.
Noon until 2:30 P.M.
Punk Rock and Finger Sandwiches, Nodding Head- $60
Easily the coolest event today, Nodding Head's Curt Decker has put together an amazing lunchtime event for Beer Week. Dogfish Head's swoon-worthy Sam Calagione will be in attendance, pouring some jewels from his cellar (120 Minute '07, Hellbound, Sah-Tea '10, and Black and Red) paired with Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton's amazing finger sandwich menu. Some menu items include: Dogfish Head Chickory Stout Brined Brisket, Nodding Head 60 Schilling Ale-brined Pork Belly, an English Tea sandwich with Centennial-Hopped cream cheese and cucumbers, and a housemade Dogfish Head Fort Ice Cream Sandwich. Throw in a DJ spinning classic punk tunes and you have a recipe for one badass event.
5 P.M. until Midnight
Founders' Unites Canada and Kentucky, Kite and Key - Pay As You Go
Founders' Brewing is one of the best in the U.S., and they're doing a tap takeover at Kite and Key tonight. While they're doing the annual Founders' Dinner at SPTR tomorrow night, this will be your best chance to sample all of their beers in one spot at your own pace. The insane lineup includes: Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Canadian Breakfast Stout, Nemesis, Double Trouble, Imperial Stout, Backwoods Bastard, Centenial IPA, Red's Rye, and a few more.
7 P.M. until 1 A.M.
Hell's Bell's Brewing Company's Only Beer Week Event, P.O.P.E. - Pay As You Go
The headline says it all. While Larry Bell used to be a fixture during Philly Beer Week, this will be their only event during the week, because of a heft brewing schedule. Because of that, Bell's has pulled out all the stops and will have an intense lineup for all to enjoy at the East Passyunk Avenue bar. Join the lovely Laura Bell who is bringing : Bell's Amber (firkin), Bell's Special Double Cream Stout (firkin), Bell's The Oracle (firkin), Bell's Batch 10,000 Ale, Bell's Wedding Ale, Bell's Consecrator, Bell's Hopslam, Bell's Two-Hearted Ale, Bell's Pale Ale, Bell's Oberon, Bell's Oarsman.
7 P.M. until 10 P.M.
Extreme Homebrew Challenge, Jose Pistola's - $15
All of these amazing beers you're drinking this week started out as someone's passion and hobby at home on their stove. Jose Pistola's is celebrating this concept with the Extreme Homebrew Challenge, where local homebrewers will compete for dominance with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head judging the entries. You can join Calgione in sampling the goods for just $15, which gets you unlimited samples and the opportunity to weigh in on People's Choice. The winner will have their beer entered into the Pro-AM category at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver later this year.
7:30 P.M. until Midnight
Sly Fox and De Proeuf Rarities, Race Street Cafe - Pay As You Go
If you didn't get a taste at Opening Tap, Sly Fox and De Proeuf collaborated on a special Beer Week Saison, Bro Leide, which was one of the highlights of the evening. This event will be one of the few times you will have the opportunity to sample this amazing beer. Brewmaster Brian O'Reilly of Sly Fox will be in attendance, as well as the Beer Lass, who will be bringing super-rare limited release beers from the Phoenixville brewery. [The Feast]