By Paul Kurtz
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hardcore beer lovers are lining up to get a sample of a world-class beer that is extremely hard to find.READ MORE: 2022 Wawa Welcome America Festival Guide: Road Closures, Public Transportation Information
It’s coming to a select number of taverns in Philadelphia, beginning at 5pm today.
John Kimmich will be playing Santa Claus to beer lovers in Philly this evening. He’s the owner of The Alchemist brewery, in Vermont, and is the creator what some experts call the finest beer in the world.
Kimmich packed 25 cases of his unfiltered double IPA, dubbed “Heady Topper,” on ice and drove to Philadelphia to drop off five cases at each of five very lucky establishments.READ MORE: CBS3 SummerFest: Catch The Ocean Breeze Without Sitting On Sand With Atlantic City Cruises
“We will be selling one can per person,” says Jocelyn Gibson, assistant GM of City Tap House, in center city. “There’s so much interest that there’s just not enough product, and we want as many people as possible to have that experience.”
Heady Topper has developed a cult-like following. It’s the only beer the Alchemist brews, and until now you could only buy it in Vermont.
Gibson says that may be changing.MORE NEWS: CBS3's SummerFest Checks Out To Legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
“We’re hoping that this is just the first of many deliveries, so to speak. We’re hoping we’re going to get more throughout the year,” he said.