ç Back to Events Pliny the Younger Day Fundraiser @ Monk's Cafe

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264 South 16th St. · (215) 545-7005 · Visit website

Event Date

02.17.20

Event Description

It’s time to kick the tires and light the fires, cause Pliny the Younger Day takes off once again on Monday, February 17 beginning at Noon. Monk’s annual fundraiser benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand features Russian River Brewing Company‘s famed Triple IPA, Pliny the Younger, which is only brewed once a year. Philadelphia is the only market east of Denver to receive Russian River beer, and we are keen to once again raise beaucoup bucks for one of Philly’s best nonprofits by pouring this annual rare brew. Last year’s event raised $22,000 and we are fired up to beat that total this year!

HOW IT WORKS: One hundred percent of the menu price of Pliny the Younger and 25 more rare and exciting draft beers are CASH ONLY, and one hundred percent of that money is donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand to aid their work finding cures for pediatric cancer.  As soon as you walk in the door, you exchange cash for your Pliny pour.  Everyone who comes to this event gets a Pliny the Younger. Do not sweat it. Even if the line is long, we shall not run out. Trust the Process.

Stay tuned to this space and socials (@MonksCafePhilly on Insta, FB and Twitter) for draft list updates!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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WHAT TIME DO I NEED TO GET IN LINE?  Only you can answer this question for yourself.  Some people get in line at 8am for a Noon event open.  There will be a line all day long, but everyone who gets inside Monk’s will get a Pliny the Younger.  We aren’t going to run out. Don’t Panic. Dress warmly. Please return all chairs, etc. to your vehicle before you come inside.

CAN WE DO BOTTLE SHARES IN LINE?  Philadelphia and Pennsylvania do not allow open containers in public. Please keep this in mind in line.  If we see visible beer bottles we will ask you to put them away. Don’t leave trash outside on our neighbors’ doorsteps. Be cool, man.

WHY CAN’T I USE A CREDIT CARD?  We donate 100% of all draft beer sales to our nonprofit partner, Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Paying credit card fees on top of a donation is not viable. Our ATM will be stocked, but please plan ahead and bring cash.

HOW MUCH PLINY THE YOUNGER DO YOU HAVE?  We have enough to serve everyone who comes to this event. You won’t be thirsty.

CAN I BUY A GROWLER OF YOUNGER?  Hell no! We don’t have a counterpressure growler filler and also, lulz, this stuff is like gold. It’s not for some nerd to resell on a secondary site all flat and disappointing. Just drink it and enjoy the moment.

See you on Presidents’ Day! Drink beer, do good!

On Tap at this Event

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    Russian River Pliny the Younger

    Style: IPA
    Origin: Santa Rosa, CA

    Pliny the Younger is a Triple IPA, simply meaning that it is higher in alcohol and has tons of hops. The alcohol should finish at about 10.25%, although it is remarkably dry for the amount of malt us...

  • 5 Bar(s)
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    Russian River Pliny the Elder

    Style: IPA
    Origin: Santa Rosa, CA

    Imperial IPA. Russian River Pliny the Elder is brewed with 40% more malt and over twice the amount of hops as compared to Russian River's already hoppy IPA. 8% ABV.

  • 3 Bar(s)
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    Russian River Blind Pig

    Style: IPA
    Origin: Santa Rosa, CA

    Full-bodied, very hoppy, citrus, pine, fruity notes with nice dry, bitter finish! 6.1% ABV.

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    Russian River Consecration

    Style: Sour/Wild-Fermented Al...
    Origin: Santa Rosa, CA

    Dark Ale aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from local wineries. It is aged for 4 to 8 months with black currants, brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus added to each barrel. Rich flavors of c...

  • 0 Bar(s)
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    Russian River Defenestration

    Style: IPA
    Origin: Windsor, CA

    Defenestration means to throw something or someone literally out the window. The Defenestrations of Prague occurred in the 15th and 17th centuries when revolutionaries tossed unwanted politicians ou...

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    Russian River Intinction

    Style: Sour/Wild-Fermented Al...
    Origin: Santa Rosa, CA

    The base beer is a Pilsner aged in wine barrels with the addition of  grape juice for a secondary fermentation. There is no lactobacillus or pediococcus added to the beer, only brettanomyces. The...

  • 1 Bar(s)
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    Russian River Propitation

    Style: Porter
    Origin: Santa Rosa, CA

    Propitiation was born from one of the six components of the Toronado 25th Anniversary beer. It was aged in used wine barrels for 12 months before being removed and carbonated. The beer is dry and lig...

  • 1 Bar(s)
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    Russian River Robert

    Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
    Origin: Windsor, CA

    Robert is a Saison brewed using both American and European malts and hops and a distinctive strain of farmhouse yeast. Primary fermentation took place in one of our unique open-top fermenters which a...

  • 1 Bar(s)
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    Russian River Sanctification

    Style: Sour/Wild-Fermented Al...
    Origin: Santa Rosa, CA

    Sanctification is one of the most unique beers you will ever taste! It was fermented with 100% Brettanomyces, rather than the traditional Saccharomyces. 6.25% ABV.

  • 0 Bar(s)
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    Russian River Shadow of a Doubt

    Style: Porter
    Origin: Windsor, CA

    Named after the great Hitchcock movie filmed in Santa Rosa in 1943. This Imperial Porter packs a rich chocolate and light smoked malt character with a very soft, dry finish.

  • 2 Bar(s)
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    Russian River STS Pils

    Style: Pilsener/Pale Lager
    Origin: Santa Cruz, CA

    STS Pils is a classic European style Pilsner. It is straw in color and often times will have a slight haze due to the fact that it is unfiltered. STS Pils is a hop forward pilsner with a mild malt fou...

  • 0 Bar(s)
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    Russian River Supplication

    Style: Sour/Wild-Fermented Al...
    Origin: Santa Rosa, CA

    Brown Ale aged in French oak Pinot Noir barrels with three strains of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus and sour cherries. 7% ABV.

  • 1 Bar(s)
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    Russian River Temptation

    Style: Sour/Wild-Fermented Al...
    Origin: Santa Rosa, CA

    Blonde Ale aged in French oak chardonnay barrels with Brettanomyces. Flavors of wine and oak absorb into the brew throughout its aging.

  • 0 Bar(s)
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    Cantillon Fou'Foune

    Style: Sour/Wild-Fermented Al...
    Origin: Belgium

    Due to the success of our provençal beer, 1200 kgs of apricots are delivered now every year to the Cantillon brewery. The fruits are stoned by hand before being soaked in 2 years old lambic. The beer...

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    Cantillon 20 Ans D'Amitié

    Style: Sour/Wild-Fermented Al...
    Origin: Belgium

    A raspberry and rhubarb lambic blend, produced for the 20th anniversary of Monk's Cafe.

  • 1 Bar(s)
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    De Dolle Ara Bier

    Style: Belgian Golden/Blonde ...
    Origin: Belgium

    Arabier is a pure malt beer brewed with flower Nugget-hops from Poperinge. It has the special dry-hopping taste and aroma, so appreciated by beer lovers all over the world. 8% ABV.

  • 1 Bar(s)
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    Dupont Biere de Miel

    Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
    Origin: Belgium

    Contains only water, barley and wheat, honey, hops and yeast. It has a marvelously delicate scent of honey, balanced by a dry palate, resulting in a beer that is both estery and refreshing. 8% ABV.

  • 1 Bar(s)
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    Kerkom Bink Brune

    Style: Brown Ale
    Origin: Belgium

    The Brown Bink is the 2nd Bink Beer to be brewed here, since 1997. This drinking beer goes down well with the amateurs of dark beer. The ingredients are: four types of malt, one type of Belgian...

  • 1 Bar(s)
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    Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme

    Style: Sour/Wild-Fermented Al...
    Origin: San Marcos, CA

    This bold Belgian Style Ale is a blend of 4 sources of fermentable sugars. American Oak, sour cherries, and three seperate strains of brettanomyces. It takes over a year to make each batch because a b...

  • 3 Bar(s)
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    Brewery Techne Perkuno's Hammer

    Style: Porter
    Origin: Philadelphia, PA

    Perkuno's Hammer was brewed to the original Heavyweight Brewing recipe, a gold medal winner at GABF. It contains 50lbs of Roman beans in a grist of Munich and pale chocolate malts and is fermented wi...

  • 1 Bar(s)
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    Tired Hands Confusement

    Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
    Origin: Ardmore, PA

    Spelt & Pineapple Sage Saison. Brewed with extra pale pilsner malt and spelt malt. Hopped in the kettle with Old World Perle & Styrian Goldings. Steeped w/ pineapple sage in the hopback, and ...

  • 0 Bar(s)
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    Tonewood Midnight Marauder

    Style: Stout
    Origin: Oaklyn, NJ

    A Bourbon Barrel aged American Imperial Stout. Midnight Marauder is a blend of 2 year old stout aged in Buffalo Trace barrels, blended with fresh stout to create a bold, rich American Stout. Aged on ...

  • 2 Bar(s)
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    Westmalle Dubbel

    Style: Belgian Dark Ale
    Origin: Belgium

    A reddish brown trappist ale, malty and fruit, featuring a 3 week secondary fermentation. This ale has a full, pale yellow head. The bouquet is full of esters and fruitiness. Notes of ripe banana pred...

  • 2 Bar(s)
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    Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale

    Style: Sour/Wild-Fermented Al...
    Origin: Belgium

    Medium body, red color, somewhat fruity nose, malt flavor with a slight lactic sourness. A real thirst quencher and palate cleanser. 5.5% ABV.