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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Instead of another tie for Dad...

Beer & Food Tour is Tasty Father's Day Gift

PHILADELPHIA (May 27, 2009) - If your father loves food - he'll just eat up the City Food Tour's Craft Beer & Artisanal Cheese Tour. This two-hour adventure, in Center City Philadelphia, includes a thirst-quenching flight of eight craft beers at one of the city's best microbrewers and a hearty cheese tasting at a European-inspired cheese shop in Old City. The Craft Beer & Artisanal Cheese Tour will be held on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 starting at 3:30 p.m. Gift certificates are also available.
"This Father's Day, instead of a tie, take your Dad on this unforgettable tasting adventure that isn't just fun, but offers a great chance to bond with dad," said Robert Weinberg, co-owner, City Food Tours, which has been the premier food-focused tour and event operator since they burst onto the Philadelphia food scene in November of 2007.
This insider's look at Philadelphia foods begins at Triumph Brewing Company where guests sample a flight of 8 beers ranging from pilsners to rich and creamy stouts. During the tasting, a City Food Tours food expert shares fun facts about pairing beer with foods, brewing techniques, and some of the world's unique beer styles.
Then walk just a few blocks to Old City Cheese Shop, home to more than 75 varieties of domestic and imported cheeses. Enjoy generous portions of 5 amazing cheeses, as the guide shares the inside scoop on how cheese is made, how to pair cheeses with beer and wine, and much more.
Advanced reservations are required and can be made online at or by calling 800-979-3370. Tickets are $45 per person including beer and cheese. Gift certificates for June 20, 21, and other dates are also available by calling 215-360-1996.
In addition to the Craft Beer & Artisanal Cheese Tour, City Food Tours offers the Flavors of Philly Tour, a fun Philadelphia-themed, family-friendly adventure featuring cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, hoagies, and other famous Philly foods. This tour is offered Wednesday-Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for $39 per adult and $29 per child 12 and under. City Food Tours also offers a Center City Food Lovers Tour, and an Evening Wine, Chocolate & Tea Tour. Visit for more details.
Private events for corporate retreats, bridal showers/bachelorette parties, alumni associations and other groups can be arranged by calling 215-360-1996.
City Food Tours-Philadelphia was launched in November 2007 by longtime Center City residents and unabashed foodies, Robert Weinberg and Eric Matzke. Throughout the year, City Food Tours is the delicious way to savor the city and offers Gourmet Tasting Encounters with some of Philadelphia's best restaurants and specialty food shops.

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