Events

Dinner with Tomme Arthur - Lost Abbey Brewery   Tuesday, February 09, 2016     7PM     $125

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Tomme Arthur is a pioneer in beer world and has garnered way too many medals and awards to list here. His beer truly rocks! Tomme selected some real gems from his private cellar for this very special dinner.

Chef Michael Joyce has been inspired by Tomme's beers and has been working on this menu as a labor of love. 

This is the working menu. Of course, it is subject to change when Chef goes to the market. He will always select the finest, freshest ingredients.

Welcome Beer

Lost Abbey Carnivale

 

Yellowfin Tuna Crudo

Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze

Tangerine | fermented fennel | crispy parsnip | crème fraiche

 

Foie Gras & Black Garlic Torchon

Lost Abbey Red Poppy

Cherry | almond | brioche | chervil

 

Duck Confit & Sour Cherry Croquettes

Lost Abbey Veritas 14

Duck egg | frisee | mustard

 

Whole Roasted Pork Loin

Lost Abbey Lost & Found

Raisin | cocoa | royal trumpet mushrooms | pickled mustard seeds

 

Brillat Savarin Cheese

Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme

 

Dessert

Lost Abbey Angel’s Share

 



 
OrValentines Day   Sunday, February 14, 2016     5PM     tbd

We will once again offer a romantic Valentines Day menu featuring Orval. We will be serving a special, three course dinner from 5PM until 10PM to celebrate Love.

This is not a ticketed event. Just come in for a romantic three course dinner.

 
Peche Mortel Day   Saturday, February 27, 2016     Noon     CASH BAR

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! is holding its second annual Péché Mortel Day on Saturday, February 27th. Only 7 bars in the USA will be hosting this super cool event & we are both honored and thrilled to participate.

They are sending down 6 iterations of this coffee infused Imperial Stout. One of them was aged in a bourbon barrel, but we have to wait to find out the other versions.

This will be a Cash Bar event. 

 
National Orval Day   Saturday, March 26, 2016     11:30AM     Cash Bar

It's the Inaugural National Orval Day.  We'll be featuring Orval at  special price all day on Saturday, March 26th.
Orval is an iconic Belgian Pale Ale brewed in a Trappist Monastery. They add a bit of brettanomyces to get an uber dry fermentation. They also add huge sacks of hops for dry hopping in their horizontal fermenters.
Chef Michael will come up with a couple of Orval-centric menu items, too. 

 
The debut of Wicked Weed Brewery in Philly- meet Walt   Monday, May 02, 2016     tbd     Cash Bar

This is the best beer to come out of the South - Period! I met Walt while I was attending a Sandor Katz fermentation school in Asheville, NC. His sour beer program is exceptional and his brother's IPA program produces award winning ales. You seriously don't want to miss this event.

 
Craft Brewer's Conference & World Beer Cup in Philly   Tuesday, May 03, 2016     all day     PAYG

Philly will be invaded by 13,000 brewers, beer judges from around the world, beer bar owners and beer geeks for this four day Conference and Trade Show. Fasten your seatbelts Philly! The CBC runs May 3rd through May 6th. Many people come in a couple of days early and a few stay for a couple of days after the conference.

The last time the CBC was in town, only 2,000 people attended the conference. This year...13,000.

Bar owners & beer distributors: Please get all of your draft beer lines cleaned to show off what a great beer town Philadelphia has become.  Showcase beer that you personally love and fit the theme of your bar/restaurant. That can be local, national and international gems.

This is a chance for Philly to shine.

 
PHILLY BEER WEEK   Friday, June 03, 2016     all day     varies

Philly Beer Week already? Yep, it's time for Philadelphia to roll out the red carpet for all you beer lovers. Ten days of events held throughout the region. Participating venues will be hosting a wide range of events: from simple tap takeovers, to beer dinners, to educational classes, to homebrew demonstrations, to beer festivals, and many more ideas.

Monk's wil be hosting an event with Menno of Brouwerij De Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands. Menno and Tom Kehoe, Yard's Brewery, collaborated on brewing the Philly Beer Week 2016 European Collaboration Beer. We will be featuring that beer along with a collaboration between Tom Peters (Monk's Cafe) & Menno, at his Kaapse Brouwers, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Menno & I brewed a Campfire Coffee Porter. I'm not a coffee guy, but I do like an early morning cup of java when I'm camping. I use a speckeled enamalware percolator over a wood fire., so the coffee picks up a hint of smoke. I pitched the idea to Menno and he agreed to brew it with me. Menno also owns a state-of-the-art coffee roaster, so we roasted our own beans, ground them and added them to a "hop back" to completely infuse this smokey porter with a fresh coffee flavor. We use Bamberg malt for a non-peated smoke base. I'll post details later.

Expect all of our events to education driven. You can drink great beer anywhere in Philadelphia, but we want you to understand why the beer in your glass tastes that way. You have to meet the brewer to truly understand the beer. Visitng the brewery would also offer a sense of terrior, but we're not taking a road trip this year.

We focused on Saisons last year and invited four different brewers to explain what defines a saison and their own approach in brewing one. Those four luncheons were über cool.  

 

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