Slideshow: More Snapshots from Philly Beer Week 2011

Phreddie & The 4 Phunks at Nodding Head
Phreddie & The 4 Phunks at Nodding Head
Nodding Head brews some of the Philadelphia's most exciting beer and these beers aged in their "Phunk" barrel didn't disappoint. It was a collection of incredibly diverse sours with plenty of funky (phunky?) brettanomyces to keep it interesting. Favorites included Phruit Phunk, barrel aged with blackberries, and The Phunk, a straight up Belgian style sour with hints of caramel.

Nodding Head
1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (map) 215-569-9525

All Day Wood at Resurrection Ale House
All Day Wood at Resurrection Ale House
Resurrection Ale House was all about the oak on Friday with All Day Wood, their cheekily named barrel aged beer fest. This match up of Lost Abbey's Angel's Share and Hanssens Oude Gueze showcased the effects of oak aging on two very different beers, rendering the Angel's Share sherry-like and almost syrupy, and the Gueze clean and tart.

Resurrection Ale House
2425 Grays Ferry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (map) 215-735-2202

Big Wood Flights at Devil's Den
Big Wood Flights at Devil's Den
South Philly's Devil's Den always offers a few flight options but their Beer Week selections were really stellar. For $9 you could sample Rodenbach Grand Cru 2008, Firestone Walker Walker's Reserve Porter, Breckenridge 20 Boubon Aged ESB, and Weyerbacher Heresy Bourbon Aged Imperial Stout.

Devil's Den
1148 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (map215-339-0855

Extreme Beer Brunch at The South Philadelphia Taproom
Extreme Beer Brunch at The South Philadelphia Taproom
The South Philadelphia Taproom's Extreme Beer Brunch seemed like the only logical way to say goodbye to Philly Beer Week. You can wake up and have coffee any day of the year, but how often can you roll out of bed and order a Pliny the Elder? The Taproom's Extreme Beer list was made up of a whopping 7 selections from Russian River as well as an Allagash-New Belgium collaboration, Vrienden, a wild ale with hibiscus and endive. (Yes, endive. And it was delicious.) On weekends The Taproom turns out a scrapple, egg, and cheese sandwich that works wonders, making sure that you're full enough to taste your way down their draft list.

The South Philadelphia Taproom
1509 Mifflin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145 (map 215-271-7787