May 22, 2014

Philly Beer Week 2014 Allagash style

FRIDAY MAY 30TH
North 3rd
6-8PM Kicking off beer week with the tapping of ALLAGASH/IRON HILL collaboration “Camilla”

SATURDAY MAY 31st 
11-2PM Grey Lodge “Morning Wood” featuring all barrel-aged beers.
11-4:30 PM For Pete’s Sake ALLAGASH BRUNCH
2PM-6PM “Day of Games” City Tap House
8PM “Broads Brews and Queens” Smoking Bettys
4- close The Cambridge Dank, Dark Night featuring all dark beers that have been stashed from some stellar breweries.

SUNDAY JUNE 1st
2PM Kite and Key “Throwdown in Franklintown”
7PM “Girl Power Hour” Barly Chinatown
Join 12 local lady reps for dim sum and karaoke at Chinatown’s premier craft beer bar.

MONDAY JUNE 2nd
5PM Good Dog's 3rd annual “Ommegash it’s Allagang” Featuring the Belgian-style breweries of Allagash and Ommegang
8:30PM TIME  2nd annual Allagash Sausage Bash.
Chef Sean Magee creates the best of the wurst-awesome sausage pairings to soak up some of your beer week suds. I will work on my puns for next year.

TUESDAY JUNE 3rd
ALL DAY: Village Whiksey Bourbon Barrel Aged beers featured.
5PM BRU: The Mainerd event featuring Allagash, Maine Beer and Oxbow!
5PM: Unos Chicago Neshaminy features Allagash.


WEDNESDAY JUNE 4th
12PM Tacos with Rob Tod at SANCHO PISTOLAS
7 PM “Say Cheese” at P.O.P.E. featuring the cheeses of Dibruno Bros.
Get your photo taken with the H.O.G. Maybe Rob Tod will photo bomb it.

THURSDAY JUNE  5th
12PM Join the lunch bunch at the Khyber pass pub. 14 Gash on tap!
4PM Brett three ways at TRIA TAPROOM with Rob Todd
7PM The 3rd annual Maine Event with RT
This year we’re headed to Philly’s “best new bar” (Philly Beer Scene Magazine) STRANGELOVES

SATURDAY JUNE 7th
12PM The Industry “Drinking and the Damage Done”
Neil Young tribute brunch.  I’ll be playing some Neil and friends on vinyl.

SUNDAY JUNE 8th

7-12PM T.T.U.D. “That totally unnecessary drink” - 6th annual Industry Karaoke party to celebrate survival of the most fit or most lit.

February 4, 2014

IPA Beer Club Revival this FRIDAY February 7th at City Taphouse


Join us on Friday  February 7th for a lil reunion. 
CITY TAPHOUSE
40th and Walnut.
5 pm.
If you can join earlier to talk about the future of the club- please do. I will arrive at the Taphouse at 4 pm.
ALL beer-loving ladies welcome as well as gentlemen.
Pay as you go.


December 30, 2013

Flipping through 2013 with Some Help from the Kinks


At the close of every year I write up a "year in review," best beer, bites, etc...
I might still do that- but I saw Flipagram- an app that could access my camera roll on my phone and take me through the year's moments set to music.  So here it is -=Trips to Chicago, San Diego, Charleston. Flat tires with Wendy, Beer mustaches with Lance, Allagash and all the niece and nephews you can handle.
Hope your 2014 is filled with even better things.

Cheers-
Suz

November 18, 2013

November 12, 2013

Two Track: Happy Birthday Neil Young Edition

Happy 68th birthday Neil!

I could have spent several hours trying to find the perfect song to bring back "Tuesday Two track."
Lucky for me it's Neil Young's Birthday. That helped me narrow it down to the awesome Canadian and one of the many bands he influenced. So it only took me an hour.

WINTERLONG

Neil Young with Crazy Horse



The Pixies -Live 2/29

September 23, 2013

TOMORROW: Happy 4 years to RESURRECTION ALE HOUSE

Please join me in congratulating Resurrection Ale house on 4 years tomorrow night.

They will be cranking out nothing but Fried chicken all day until the night when they thanks their friends and guests over the last four years with some complimentary vittles.

The beer list is a whole lotta Allagash- including some excellent and rare beers Breandan Hartranft and Leigh Maida have been saving up. 

Resurrection tucked into the corner of Greys Ferry and Catherine has really been one of our city's best spots to get a great beer and an excellent bite over the last four years. Come to think of it- it's one of my favorite spots simply because of that not to mention the awesome tunes played in the background and the warm smile that greets you regardless of who might be pulling taps. Hope to see you!

Broken Elevator (collaboration Monk's Tom Peters brewed with other US notable publicans)
Fluxus 2012
Confluence 2012
FV-13
Blonde
White
Midnight Brett
James Bean (Coffee Curieuc!)
Golden Brett 
Curieux
Interlude 2012

August 29, 2013

LABOR DAY plans? Local 44 celebrates all things Maine all day.

Dear Summer of 2013,

You came and went with a quickness.
I think the least you could do is give us a bar that could provide a chance for Philadelphia craft beer lovers who didn't make it up to Vacationland  the last couple months to drink her beers.
Perhaps some Oxbow, some Maine Beer Co, and I dunno..... some Allagash?
Perhaps some sips that we wouldn't be able to try if we stayed here in our air-conditioned row homes staring out at the cityscape longing for an authentic lobster roll and 77 degree weather.

Summer answered.

Local 44 has agreed to be the venue. 
And there will be a Maine picnic of sorts this Monday, Labor day.
Take a nice bike ride down Spruce Street west and enjoy the following list. I'll be there by mid-afternoon.

THE POURS
Maine PeeperMaine Mo
Oxbow Loretta
Oxbow Farmhouse Pale
Allagash Fluxus '12
Allagash Fluxus '13
Allagash Confluence '12
Allagash Interlude '12
Allagash BAT
Allagash FV13
Allagash Odyssey
Allagash Curieux
Allagash White


I was trying to think of a great labor day song.  I thought about Todd Rundgren's "Bang on the Drum all day" But I'm going with the greatest day-drinking song in the history of music, "The Weight" by the Band. performnig at Woodstock summer of '69.

July 26, 2013

In Pursuit of Ale Social /Fundraiser for Build On- Let's Build these Children a School

Clear your calendars please.

It's been a year since In Pursuit of Ale got together outside the holiday throwdown (100% mea culpa).
This isn't the notice of my dreams. In my dreams I would've given you at least 3 weeks to clear your calendars.

But this is reality- and reality will have it that this social fundraiser is....
NEXT WEDNESDAY 6-8 pm.
Have you been to Strangeloves yet on 11th st?  Because that's where it's taking place.

Gentlemen are most welcome. As are your donations to Build On. My good friend Aly is part of a program called "Beyond Asana."  She is raising money to build a school in Nicaragua. She more than half way to her goal. You can learn more about how amazing she is and what's she's up to here.

Don't think of it as a charity. Think of it as a movement, says Build On Founder, Jim Ziolkowki.

We will be tapping a rare Allagash beer (and many others!) and proceeds will go to BUILD ON.

Come out.
Drink well.
Feel Good.

Sounds pretty simple to me.  Hoping to see some old and new beer clubbers.

Email  me @ beerlass@gmail.com with any questions.


July 9, 2013

This Week in My Allagash World

WEDNESDAY
FOR PETE'S SAKE
"Victor, Victoria and the Blonde"
Our friends at For Pete's Sake are throwing on three of our specialty beers and making a night of it- so should you! I will be there on the earlier side for Happy Hour.


Thursday
Brew at the National

Zoo in DC

Saturday
My sister's 3rd part of her 3 month wedding. Don't ask. (Although it's all very exciting!)

SUNDAY
JOSE PISTOLAS
ALLAGASH BRUNCH

So Jose's has started this insanely good brunch deal. Every Sunday they host a different brewery put out a few courses and beers for a mere $35.
This Sunday it's our turn. I'll be there repping Allagash 11-3.
AND so will TASKERHAUS- playing some lively brunch music.

$35 for
An appetizer, entree and a side and a flight of
THE POURS
White
Blonde
Yakuza
Victor and
FV-13
 
If you should be accompanied by a friend or significant other than isn't keen on beer- you can opt for  bottomless margaritas or mimosas instead of the beer. You can also do A la carte. 

HERE's the MENU
BRUNCH Prix Fixe
CHOOSE A STARTER

FRUIT BOWL
Strawberries, honeydew, watermelon, blueberry, melon
or
BABY HEAD LETTUCE SALAD -
tomato, red onion, corn, baby heads, cucumber,avocado, sherry honey vinaigrette

TORTILLA SOUP
pasilla chicken broth, pulled chicken, 
avocado, crema, queso fresco

GRANOLA and YOGURT
in case you’re a bird or a squirrel or possibly sick

CHOOSE AN ENTREE


BACON and PICO OMELETTE
eggs, bacon, chihuahua cheese, and pico de gallo


SOPES BENEDICT
Poach egg, black beans, ham, guajillo hollandaise

BREAKFAST BURRITO
Lancaster eggs, chorizo, rice, beans, crema, cheese

CHILAQUILES VERDES
Two fried egg, corn tortilla, salsa verde, crema, queso fresco

SCRAPPLE TACOS
pico de gallo, tomatillo sauce, fried egg

CHOOSE A SIDE

ROASTED PEANUT POTATO
SMOKED BACON
HOMEMADE SCRAPPLE
BEANS and RICE

Lucky Number 7 for the POPE!


The P.O.P.E. celebrates it's 7th year on Thursday night (7-11!)
with an all  "Anniversary" beer tap list.

But we'll get to that in a minute.

Because Chronologically (and more importantly in the big scheme of things) TONIGHT is
an American Cancer Society fundraiser sponsored by Bell Bikes, Awesome Dudes printing, YARDS brewing co and the POPE.
8-11 pm You can learn more on their facebook post.


Now for THURSDAY and Thursday's line up should make you very happy. The POPE has been stashing away Anniversary beers all year.  
And You get to reap the potable reward of their due diligence !

Don't miss the Firestone Walker XVI that came out last fall.  It received a perfect score on Beer Advocate. And think what you will about that site but a 100 has gotta mean the beer is worth your time.

THE POURS

Allagash Fluxus 2012 (Saison Wit hybrid with Green and Pink Peppercorns)
Avery 19th Anniversary (tripel)
Bells Barrel Aged Batch 9000
BFM Sq Rt 225th Anniversary Sour Saison
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager
Firestone Walker XVI (American Strong Ale)
Founders Bolt Cutter
Goose Island 25th Anniversary (6.4% ESB)
Great Divide 19th Anniversary (Brewed with pure birch syrup and aged on birch wood 10.4%)
Great Lakes/Deschutes Class of 88 Smoked Porter
North Coast Rasputin XIV
Port Anniversary IPA
Stone RuinTen
Weyerbacher 18th Anniversary (Weizenbock)