May 22, 2014
February 4, 2014
December 30, 2013
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.
November 18, 2013
November 12, 2013
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.
Neil Young with Crazy Horse
The Pixies -Live 2/29
September 23, 2013
Please join me in congratulating Resurrection Ale house on 4 years tomorrow night.
James Bean (Coffee Curieuc!)
August 29, 2013
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.
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.
Allagash Fluxus '12
Allagash Confluence '12
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
Clear your calendars please.
July 9, 2013
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.
Brew at the National
My sister's 3rd part of her 3 month wedding. Don't ask. (Although it's all very exciting!)
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.
An appetizer, entree and a side and a flight of
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.
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)