December 11, 2009

FIND of the WEEK: The Coffee Bar Kicks off 12 Days of Christmas with Craft Beer

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.

THE POURS

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
  
They'll also be serving up egg nog, cider, and cheese.

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