Beer Birthday: Tom Peters

My good friend Tom Peters, one of the owners of Monk’s Cafe and Belgian Beer Emporium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, turns 63 today. His enthusiasm for and promotion of Belgian beer has few equals. A couple of years ago, I was privileged to travel through France and Belgium with Tom, which was amazing. And he throws perhaps the best late night parties of anyone I’ve ever known. Join me in wishing Tom a very happy birthday.

Tom Peters with Dave Keene, owners of the best two Belgian beer bars on both coasts.

Shaun O’Sullivan from 21st Amendment, Fergie Carey, co-owner of Monk’s, Lucy Saunders, the beer cook, and Tom Peters.

Tom Peters, with Rob Tod from Allagash in Portland, Maine, at GABF.

Me and Tom Peters
Me and Tom after the Great Lambic Summit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology & Anthropology during last year’s Philly Beer Week.

In Belgium, with a perfectly poured Orval, with Daniel Neuner, William Reed and Justin Low.

Also in Belgium, with a Fanta and Frites sandwich.


  1. says

    I met Tom for the first time in Toronto recently when he joined our table with Sam Caligione at Beerbistro’s Dogfish Head Dinner and we had a great time. Heard some good Philly stories.

    Have a great birthday Tom and hope to make it your way one day real soon!

    TAPS: Canada’s Beer magazine

  2. Rod Steckel says

    Hey Tom Can’t believe it’s you after all these years. How are you? Happy birthday!!! Sorry it’s late. Merry Christmas.

  3. Big Bill @ dba nyc says

    Happy Birthday Tom-Thnx for what you’ve done for great beer in Philly, the Northeast and USA. Think often of the trips to antwerpen and the 24 hrs in Belgium with you, dennis and ray. Peace health love and happiness always, and of course a nice belgian. BigBill dba/nyc

  4. says

    Even more important than the amazing things that he’s done for Philly beer, he’s one of the most generous people that I know. Through his epic beer events, he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years for various charities ($ that he could have easily put into his pocket). He is great example for others to follow and someone that I will always respect because of his generosity. Happy Birthday Tom!

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