Feb 25
Sun   Feb 25  

Pliny the Younger Day Fundraiser - NOON - CASH ONLY

On Sunday, February 25, Pliny the Younger returns to Monk's Cafe for our biggest fundraiser of the year! One hundred percent of the purchase price of 26 draft beers including Russian River Brewing Co. Pliny the Younger are donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand, to support their hard work fighting children's cancers.  We tap Younger at Noon, along with 25 other magnificent rare brews from around the world. Check out the draft list, below, and stay tuned for additions.

This amazing fundraiser, as always, is CASH ONLY.  We strive to keep the ATM boosted, but pros know: Bring Cash. We raised $20,000 for this children’s cancer charity at last year’s event. Please help us top that figure in 2018!




Russian River Pliny The Younger (CA)  This is the original Triple IPA,  and this one was not a mistake.  Vinnie just wanted to see how far he could push the envelope.  10.5%abv  

Russian River Pliny The Elder (CA)  This is the original Double IPA, made by mistake, natch.  More hops balanced by bigger malt.  Aromas of grapefruit dominate.  Finishes surprisingly dry, yet not too bitter.  8%abv  

Russian River Blind Pig IPA (California)  Perhaps my favorite West Coast IPA. Solid hop aromas and finish backed up by the perfect balance of malt. 6.1%abv.   

Russian River Consecration (CA)  Strong brown ale aged in a cabernet sauvignon barrel (Silver Oak) for six months with fresh currants  The wine, oak and currants are well integrated in this stunning beer. 10.5%abv

Russian River Damnation (California)  Vinnie’s take on a Belgian strong blonde ale obviously influenced by Duvel.  Great aromas of banana and pear.  Medium body with flavors of pale roasted malt and spice from the hops.  Lots of hops in the finish give it a nice bitterness and a crisp, dry finish.  7.75%abv

Russian River Sanctification (CA) Golden Ale which is 100% Brettanomyces ferments. Neither and ale nor a lager – just super dry and refreshing. Very rare for Vinnie to send this elixir to Philadelphia. Don’t pass on this opportunity. 6.75%abv

Russian River Supplication (CA)  Brown ale aged in French oak pinot noir barrels for different periods of time.  Vinnie then blends these barrels into this magic elixir.  He adds fresh sour cherries and three “wild” yeast strains: brettanomyces, lactobacillus & pediococcus  I get malt, oak, wine, cherries, and a subtle pineapple note from the brett. 7.2%abv.

Allagash Tom’s Blend (ME) Another of Monk’s special 20th anniversary blends. This is a simple, yet elegant blend of barrel aged beers that have integrated so well. It’s f’n amazing.

Boon Oude Kriek (Belgium) Frank adds a ton of fresh cherries, which he macerates in a strange looking contraption prior to adding to his oak foeders’

DeMolen Cease & Desist (Holland) Originally named Rasputin, but North Coast Brewery sued over the use of "their" name.  Menno named it "Disputin" for a batch or two.  Now named Cease & Desist.  Russian Imperial stout with a ton of dark roasted malt.  Full body.  Dark as a moonless night.  Notes of bittersweet chocolate and dark fruit.  Oh so very good.  10.7%abv

Dogfish Head Oak Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout (DE) Sam’s insane Imperial Stout aged in oak barrels with vanilla beans. Takes on notes of a fine Port. 17%abv.

Lost Abbey My Black Parade (CA) Tomme has a sh*t ton of broubon barrels in his aging room. A strong ale with cocoa nibs, vanilla bean and secret spices. Notes of bittersweet chocolate, bourbon and tobacco. Smoked, dried chili pepper comes through in this finish with a hint of cardamom. 12.5%abv

Hanssens Oude Lambic (Belgium) A blend of one, two and three year old lambics. Hanssens is a lambic blender who purchases just-brewed wort to age in their own barrels in their own facility. They source from De Cam, Giradin, Boon and others.  

Lost Abbey 24 Steps (CA) A special blond sour ale blended by Tom, Tomme & Felicia to celebrate Monk’s 20th Anniversary. We are super proud of this blend. Clean, dry finish on this oak driven blonde ale. Exclusively at Monk’s Café.   6%abv

Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale (Belgium) Our private label brewed for us outside Ghent,  Belgium. Medium body, red color, fruity aroma, malt flavor with acetic & lactic sourness. A real thirst quencher.  5.5%abv  

Oxbow Le Parrain (The Godfather) (Maine)   A cuvee of smoked, spontaneous & blonde brews. The barrels were selected by the Monk’s family on a visit to Maine back in June. Blended to celebrate Monk’s 20th Anniversary. This is available exclusively at the Oxbow Tasting Rooms and Monk’s Café.  6.5%abv  

Tilquin Gueuze (Belgium) Pierre blends one and two year old lambics. He is the only lambic blender with access to Cantillon wort. Pierre worked at Cantillon for six months and Drie Fonteinen for six months to hone his blending skills. This is different than his bottled Gueuze.   

Tilquin Rullquin Stout (Belgium) A blend of Tilquin’s house aged lambic in Rulles Stout. La Rulles is one of my favorite Belgian breweries, but we no longer have access to their beers. I am heading over to speak with Gregory in December with the hopes of arranging for a shipment of his well made beers.

Plus several additional treats on draft.

Feb 27
Tue   Feb 27  

CBS for charity with Founders - 5:00 PM - PAYG

Mountie up for heavy-hitting variety of Founders treats, including Canadian Breakfast Stout on draft and bottle pours of Kentucky Breakfast Stout. We'll be welcoming back our former coworker and current Founders Eastern North Carolina rep, Kat Dougan, along with the local Founders crew. A portion of proceeds from Founders beer will benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand, in their ongoing work fighting children's cancers.

Founders on Draft

Canadian Breakfast Stout

Backwoods Bastard

Breakfast Stout

Azacca IPA

In Bottles 
Kentucky Breakfast Stout


Previous Events


World Debut of Oxbow Le Parrain

The Alchemist Focal Banger

Eagles Victory Parade

Lost Abbey Dinner with Tomme Arthur

Super Bowl Sunday - Closing Early

Cuvée Day

2SP Barrel Chat with Bob & Ruby


New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING

New Year Eve's Dinner - LATE SEATING

Maine Beer Company Woods & Waters

Sonoma Pride Fundraiser

Lost Abbey 24 Steps Release with Tomme Arthur

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2017

Draft Debut of Monk's Cafe Grand Cru

Local Food / Local Beer Dinner

Wicked Weed B•Gone Redux


Educational Beer Luncheon with Niño Bacelle

Meet & Greet with Youichi of Hitachino Nest

Wicked Weed Brewery - 15 drafts

National ORVAL DAY

Péché Mortel Day

A Day Without A Woman / International Women's Day

Russian River Pliny the Younger

Russian River Pliny the Younger Charity Event

OrValentine's Day Dinner

Lost Abbey Dinner with Tomme Arthur

Stupor Bowl Sunday


EARLY SEATING - New Year's Eve


December 25th - CLOSED

December 24th - CLOSED

Holiday Beer Dinner

Framboise for a Cure 2016

Raffle Tix Still Available

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2016

Wicked Weed Brewery

Wicked Weed Lucky 13 Labor Day Extravaganza

Meet Olivier from Brasserie Dupont and Tomme from Lost Abbey

14 Sour Beers on Tap

Bring on The Funk - Sour Beer Festival

John Brus of Kaapse in Rotterdam

Jef Janssens from Hof ten Dormaal

Oxbow Brewery - meet local legend Mike Fava

Craft Brewer's Conference & World Beer Cup in Philly

New Belgium Brewery's Lauren Salazar class

The debut of Wicked Weed Brewery in Philly- meet Walt

Jester King Brewery - meet Ron Extract

Meet Picobrouwerij Alvinne

Nova Nation's quest for another National Championship

National Orval Day

St. Benjamin Brewing: Franklin's Abbey

Pliny The Younger Day Fundraiser

Meet the brewer from Jopen

Péché Mortel Day

OrValentines Day

Dinner with Tomme Arthur - Lost Abbey Brewery

Super Bowl Sunday

Lost in The Woods with New Belgium Brewery

Meet Jeffers - BarrelMeister at Firestone Walker

Brewing Beer in Rotterdam and Beodgraven, NL


New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve - LATE SEATING

Day After Christmas

Christmas Day

Christmas Eve

A-Very Merry Christmas with Avery Brewery

A-Very Merry Christmas featuring Avery Brewery

A-Very Merry Christmas

Tom's 23rd Annual Holiday Dinner

Win a Trip to Amsterdam with Tom Peters

Kitchen is fully operational - yeah!


Temporary Kitchen Closure

Temporary Kitchen Closure

Russian River's All Hopped Up For The Cure Framboise

Jean van Roy of Cantillon at Monk's



Cantillon Zwanze Day - 6 Draft Cantillons

New Belgium Brewery Luncheon

Allagash's 20th Anniversary Party.

Fourth of July

What Is A Saison? with Jean Broilette of Tired Hands Brewery

The Effect of Brettanomyces with Terry Hawbaker & Kristen Mullen

Farmer's Lunch with Jef of Hof ten Dormaal

Vegan Lunch with Trinity Brewery

I'm Away at Fermentation School

Philly Beer Week Opening Tap

Monk's Mad Monday with Dogfish Head Brewery

FERMENTATION STATION tickets go on sale

Tired Hands Brewery debut

Lunch with Phil Markowski




Annual Tomme Arthur Lost Abbey Dinner

We're Heading to Brouwerij Hof ten Dormaal



NEW YEAR'S EVE - Early Dinner

NEW YEAR'S EVE - Late Dinner

Party Like A Monk

Tom's 21st Annual Holiday Dinner

Russian River Framboise For the Cure Fundraiser

Ancient Brewer Dinner - Hummel turned 60!

Ancient Ales Dinner with Dr. Patrick McGovern

Cantillon Zwanze Day @ Monk's Cafe

Our Annual Sour Festival

Local Food / Local Beer Dinner

We're Frecon Out at Monk's!

Oxbow Brewery - 6 on Tap!

Fourth of July - Of course we're OPEN!

B.United Tutored Tasting

Who The Hell Let Tom Into The Brewery

Cigar City Brewery

Hops at Greensgrow Farms

Orval Tasting w/François de Harrene

Tom will be in Harrisburg pushing for GMO Labeling

New Belgium Lips of Faith Festival

Meet Anne Catherine Dilewyns Beer Luncheon

Philly Beer Week

March Against Monsanto

Tix on sale for our Philly Beer Week events

ANTI -World's Largest Beer Crawl

RRBC Pliny the Younger tapping

Thank's Philly!

RRBC Russian River Mad Monday

Monk's Mad Monday w/De Struise Brouwers

Our Annual New Year's Day Stout Fest


New Year's Eve - EARLY DINNER

New Year's Eve - LATE DINNER

Holiday Dinner

Coast to Coast Toast w/Vanberg & DeWulf

Beer Dinner w/ Deschutes Brewery

Framboise For A Cure Breast Cancer Event


Meet Christine Celis, daughter of the legenday Pierre Celis

Zwanze Day


Who The Hell Let Tom in the Brewery?


Meet Masterbrewer Yvan de Baets

Monk's Mad Monday - 11 Sours + 1 Oyster Stout

Fava visits Philly w/Oxbow

Monk's Mad Monday - Pliny the Younger

Lost Abbey Beer Dinner w/Tomme Arthur

Monk's Mad Monday w/Dogfish Head

New Year's Day


New Year's Eve Dinner - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve Dinner - LATE SEATING

Christmas Day

Christmas Eve

La Fin du Monde...The End of The World

20th Annual Holiday Dinner

Zwanze Day 2012

Gobble Gobble

Coast to Coast Toast redux

Home brewer turns pro brewer dinner

Please Vote Today

Post Hurricane Sandy w/Funky Buddha

We Reopen Today!

Monk's Mad Monday - Evil Twin

PA Debut of a new Trappiste Ale

R5 Pub Crawl w/Tired Hands

R5 Pub Crawl

Oktoberfest Dinner

Monk's Mad Monday Russian River

World Atlas of Beer - book signing

Monk's Mad Monday Dogfish Head

We Skip our Monthly Beer Dinner in August

Belgian Independence Day

Local Beer/Local Food

The Festival - Day Two

The Festival - a great beer festival in Worcester,

Brasserie Cantillon with Jean Van Roy

JW Lees Wood Aged Casks

De Dolle Brouwers w/Kris Herteleer

Deschutes is 'da shit

Dogfish Head Lunch w/Sam Calagione

Fifty Fifty Brewery - Todd Ashman Dinner

Browerij DeMolen w/Menno Olivier

Funky Buddha Brewery - BerlinerWeisse

4 Hands Brewery

Philly Bar debut of Dupont Speciale Belge

David Walker of Firestone Walker Brewery

Russian River / Sierra Nevada Collaboration Dinner

Monk's Mad Monday - Duvel/Ommegang

The Beers of the Cellar

Monk's Mad Monday - Malheur

Meet & Greet Tomme Arthur from Lost Abbey


De Dolle Brouwers w/Kris Herteleer

Monk's Mad Monday Russian River

Monk's Mad Monday Allagash style

Monk's Mad Monday Dogfish Head

New Year's Day - 20 Stouts on Tap


New Year's Eve Dinner - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve Dinner - LATE SEATING

Bagby's Beers

Tom's 18th Annual Holiday Dinner

Vanberg & Dewulf's 30th Anniversary Toast

Monk's Mad Monday Russian River

Great American Beer Festival

de Molen Brew Day

International Zwanze Day

Monk's Mad Monday Cantillon

FEESTDAG - Belgian Independence Day

Monk's Mad Monday Dogfish Head

Zythos America

Monastery of Christ in the Dessert

Vanberg & DeWulf's 30th Anniversary Dinner

Hill Farmstead w/ Shaun Hill

Lost Abbey w/Tomme Arthur

Sierra Nevada w/Ken Grossman

US Debut of Tilquin Gueuze

Monk's Mad Monday - Sly Fox

Monk's Mad Monday - Flying Fish

Hitachino Fundraiser

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Monk's Mad Monday - Russian River

Monk's Mad Monday - Sierra Nevada

OrValentine's Day Dinner

Lost Abbey Dinner w/ Tomme Arthur

Monk's Mad Monday Stoudt's Brewery

Brooklyn Beer Dinner w/Steve Hindy

Allagash Tuesday

New Year's Day - 20 Stouts on Tap


New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve - LATE SEATING

Annual Holiday Dinner

We Lost a Good Friend on Tuesday

Duvel Day

We lost a good friend today

Leifmans Returns to the US

Monk's Mad Monday Dogfish Head

Monk's Mad Monday for Breast Cancer RR

St. Feuillien - meet Dominique

Local Beer / Local Food Dinner

Russian River Friday

WE'RE OPEN - the entire restaurant now!

Allagash - Monk's Mad Monday 8-9-10

Wring Out Your Liver & Empty the Kegs

Zythos America

Belgian Brewers from D&V Imports

Chimay - Hanging with the Bobo

Lambic Summit

Tomme Arthur - need I say more?

Boon, Cantillon & Drie Fonteinen Dinner

Patrick Rue of the Bruery - Meet the Brewer

Meet 5 Belgian Brewers from 12% Imports

Sierra Nevada - meet the brewer

Philadelphia Global Beer Exposition

Monk's Mad Monday - Mikkeller

Whiskey Tasting

Monk's Mad Monday - Russian River

Lost Abbey / Port Beer Dinner

OrValentine's Day Dinner

Snow, What Snow?

Monk's Mad Monday - Hopfenstark

Brooklyn Beer Dinner w/Steve Hindy


New Year's Day - 19 Stouts on Tap


New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve - LATE SEATING

Monk's Mad Monday - xmas beer

XFEST - Holiday Beer Festival @ U of P

Dogfish Head Monday

Left Hand / Terrapin Beer Dinner

Monk's Mad Monday with Allagash

Monk's Mad Monday for Breast Cancer RR

Oktoberfest Beer Dinner

An Homage to Fromage paired with Foamage (beer)

Tomme Arthur Afternoon

Tom's favorite Local Beer / Local Food Dinner

Meet Prior Isaak from La Trappe

12% Imports Beer Dinner

12% Imports Beer Dinner

Dogfish Head Dog Day Afternoon - Firkin A

Philly Rollout of Duck Rabbit brewery

Meet The Brewer - Nøgne Ø

Drink 'em while we got 'em SPECIAL KEGS

Drink 'em while we got 'em SPECIAL KEGS

Johnny Cask - Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

Russian River On All 6 Front Bar Taps

Zythos America - @ U of Penn Museum

Meet The Brewer - Jerry Vietz of Unibroue

Meet the Buhler - David Buhler from Elysian Brewer

Night of the Collaborators

Hildegard Van Ostaden Meet & Greet

Rodenbach w/Rudi Ghequire

JW Lees Wood Casks

Stephen Beaumont's "Fire & Ice" Dinner

Zythos Belgium

PHILLY BEER WEEK 2009 March 6-15

OrValentine's Day Dinner

New Year's Day -20 Stouts on Tap


New Year's Eve - EARLY SEATING

New Year's Eve - LATE SEATING

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day - CLOSED

Speyside Whiskey Tasting With John Hansell

New Bottle List

High & Mighty Brewery at The Belgian Café

Victory Brewery at The Belgian Café

Night of The Full Moon Dinner

Elysian Meet & Greet


Palm Beer Dinner

The Funky Monk @ Tria Fermentation School

Russian River Day

25 Years of Chimay in the USA

Local Beer, Local Wine, Local Food

Odds & Ends Night

Allagash Night

The Belgian Café presents Van Steenberge

The Belgian Café presents Yvan de Baets

Samuel Adams Beer Dinner

Brasserie de le Senne Dinner w/Yvan

Ladies Beer Tea at The Belgian Café

Geert Lindmans Beer Dinner @ The Belgian Café

An evening of Meet the Brewer events

Monk's Café and 25 years of Chimay

Phil Markowski from Southampton @ The Belgian Café

PHILLY BEER WEEK March 7-16, 2008

New Year's Day Brunch w/ 6 Stouts on tap


New Year's Eve - EARLY Seating

New Year's Eve LATE Seating

Chrismas Eve & Christmas Day

Dogfish Head & Nøerrebro Bryghus

National Tribute to Michael Jackson

ALLAGASH Beer Dinner


Stoudt's 20th Anniversary Dinner

Meet & Greet with Alain DeLaet of Delirium Tremon

Boon Lambic - single barrel tasting

Everybody Must Drink Stone

Lucy Saunders - The Beer Cook

Stephen Beaumont Beer Dinner


Meet Marc from Brouwerij Kerkom

Introduction of Malheur

Michael Jackson at Univ of Pennsylvania Museum


Lost Abbey Beer Dinner w/Tomme Arthur


Dogfish Head Dinner

Bar Hours: 11:30 am - 2:00 am Daily
Full Menu Served: 11:30 am - 1:00 am Daily
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day