Beer Week Collab: The Chef, The Brewer and The Farmer dinners

This year, Beer Week (which kicks of today!) will feature The Chef, The Brewer, and The Farmer dinners, too-good-to-be-true trifectas of the regions best edible creations. Local culinary geniuses will collab with brewers and farmers from throughout the region to produce one-of-a-kind food-tastic events.

Bill Covaleski, Victory Brewing Company Head Brewer and one of the events' organizers believes that, “this series of ultimate foodie beer dinners challenges [local chefs] to focus their thoughts on 'local,' for the benefit of all Philly foodies.” We couldn't agree more.

The fist event kicks off this Sunday, June 5th at Osteria, with chefs Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud, brewers Carol and Jodi Stoudt of Stoudt’s Brewing Company, and Ian Brendle of Green Meadow Farm. Individual prices and menus will vary by event. All dinners are expected to sell out, so reservations, which can be made by directly contacting the restaurant of your choice, are highly recommended.

Be prepared to delight your palate with expertly prepared fare that will highlight PA's unique crop of producers. Whether headed to a four-course dinner at Fork paired with Victory beers infused with local herbs from Green Meadow farm, or to an all-you-can-eat outdoor pig roast with chef Luke Eschbach at Marathon Restaurant, you will enjoy an unrivaled experience, and some of the top food and beer around.

The dining experience is always reliant upon a collaboration of sorts, and during a week celebrating Philly’s finest beers, we must also celebrate the fine food and its sources that pair so well with these local libations.

Continue reading for the complete list of dinners.

Sun, June 5:     Osteria (640 North Broad Street, 215-763-0920) - 5:30 p.m.; $100 per person 

The Chef - Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud

The Brewer - Carol and Jodi Stoudt of Stoudt’s Brewing Company

The Farmer - Ian Brendle of Green Meadow Farm


Tue, June 7:     JG Domestic (2929 Arch Street, 215-222-2363) - 7 p.m.; $75 per person

The Chef – Jose Garces

The Brewer - Casey Hughes of Flying Fish Brewing Company

The Farmer - TBA

  • Seven courses, each paired with one of Flying Fish’s exclusive “Exit Series” beers, honoring the exits of the New Jersey Turnpike in a fun tribute to their home state. 


Wed, June 8:    Fork (306 Market Street, 215-625-9425) - 6:30 p.m.; $45 per person

The Chef – Terence Feury

The Brewer - Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Company

The Farmer - Ian Brendle of Green Meadow Farm

  • Four-course dinner pairing Victory beers that have been infused with local herbs from Green Meadow Farm. 


Thu, June 9:     Southwark (701 South 4th Street, 215-238-1888) – 7 p.m.; $65 per person

The Chef (s) – Sheri Waide and Nick Macri

The Brewer - Brian O’Reilly of Sly Fox Brewing Company

The Farmer - Paul and Ember Crivellaro of Country Time Farms

  • Four-courses featuring “the best pork you will ever taste” from Country Time with Sly Fox’s beers.


Sat, June 11:    South Philadelphia Tap Room(1509 Mifflin Street, 215-271-7787) – 4 to 8 p.m.; $8 per person

The Chef – Scott Schroeder

The Brewer (s) – Josh Ervine, John Rehm, Ben Schamberg and Dean Browne of Philadelphia Brewing Company (PBC)

The Farmer – Steve Gold of Murray’s Chicken Co-Op

  • Fried chicken cookout where each guest will enjoy a plate of fried chicken, coleslaw and a pint of Kenzinger.  Mac-and-cheese will be available for vegetarians.  Guests can track the farm of origin for their chicken via table tents beside the dishes.


Sun, June 12:   Marathon Restaurant - 1818 Market Street on the patio, 215-561-1818) 2 to 6 p.m.; $35 per person

The Chef – Luke Eschbach

The Brewer (s) – Tom Kehoe from Yards Brewing Company

The Farmer – Adam Hill from Marathon Farm

  • An outdoor pig roast with all-you-can-eat assortment of dishes inspired (and created from) the pig.  A seasonal assortment of accompaniments will be created from produce harvested on Marathon’s urban farm.  All proceeds from tickets benefit the Marathon Farm.  Live bands will be playing throughout the day.