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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Make a Craft-Beer Run to Philadelphia


3. What to Do

Part of the beer selection at Monks (left), and a classroom at Tria (right).  

Find the city’s beer sweet spot at 2nd and Chestnut Streets in Old City. Raise your glass to a live band at the Khyber; pore over Eulogy’s 300-strong bottle list; or pair your craft beer with a late-night dinner plate from Triumph Brewing Company.

Visit local fashion doyenne Joan Shepp's eponymous bi-level boutique in swanky Rittenhouse Square, then forget how much you spent with a Belgian beer at Monk’s Café. Owner Tom Peters is one of a few select members of the 400-year-old Belgian Brewers Guild, and his taps reflect a rotating love of microbrews from across the country.

Learn about what you're drinking at Tria’s Fermentation School, a 90-minute class led by both local and far-flung renowned brewmasters (tickets for $45). You'll sample at least eight featured beers.

Published on Sep 2, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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