I like to think I know a thing or two about what's happening in the Philly beer world. But once in a while I am blindsided-=-and I was blindsided on Tuesday when I discovered that the coffee shop at the Radisson Warwick that used to be called Capriccio turned into a coffee shop/beer spot when Radisson bought it. It is now expectantly called "The Coffee Bar." With a tag line "There must be something in the coffee."
Great news is It's in the trusty hands of Steve Stetson- formerly of the South Philly Taproom and a fellow classmate of mine in the Beer Judge Certification class. The selection is already better than the hotel's restaurant- Tavern 17, where you might find DFH 60 minute and Flying Fish Xtra Pale- but moreso blue moon and yuengling-like company.
Bad news is they close around 8 pm on the weekdays but stay open till 10 Friday and Saturday.
No draft- but if you are a hotel guest you can even take a bottle up to your room.
I can see the brewers stocking up during their visit for Philly Beer Week 2010.
Over the course of the next 12 days- they will be featuring the 12 days of Christmas with $3 beers.
If you're in the Center city area-= you should stop by. Full disclosure will tell you it does kind of seem like drinking beer in a coffee shop. But I really don't mind. At 4:30 or so the lights are dimmed and some candles are placed around the bar to try and make it a bit more bar-bar and not coffee-bar like.
They've also got some eats- like grilled cheese.
|11-Dec||FRIDAY||1||patridge in a pear tree||Ace Pear Cider|
|12-Dec||SATURDAY||2||turtle doves||Bruery Two Turtle Doves|
|13-Dec||SUNDAY||3||french hens||Slyfox Saison VOS|
|14-Dec||MONDAY||4||calling birds||Eel River Raven Stout|
|15-Dec||TUESDAY||5||golden rings||Allagash Tripel|
|16-Dec||WEDNESDAY||6||geese a laying||Wild Goose Snow Goose|
|17-Dec||THURSDAY||7||swans a swimming||Duck Rabbit Wee Heavy|
|18-Dec||FRIDAY||8||maids a milking||Lefthand Milk Stout|
|19-Dec||SATURDAY||9||ladies dancing||Stoudts Scarlet Lady|
|20-Dec||SUNDAY||10||lords a leaping||Unibroue Don de Dieu|
|21-Dec||MONDAY||11||pipers piping||Stone Smoked Porter|
|22-Dec||TUESDAY||12||drummers drumming||Victory V-12|