It's Philly Beer Weekend- and there are apparently 50+ events going on.
I know I am going to be on a bus at some point, drinking stouts at Johnny Brendas, wood-aged and smoked beers at Standard Tap, barleywines at the Institute and somehow ending up at Grey Lodge to compete in a feats of strength contest amongst my contemporaries. I hope I don't have to arm wrestle.
So its too bad that I can't escort Lance Romance to Paul Rutherford's Iron Hill Dinner at Swift Half.
Chef Jessica O'Donnell's menu looks awesome. A bit more creative then others I have attended this year. Porter Pumpernickel Bread Pudding with roasted chilies and vanilla braised figs?
Paul's brewery is 62.6 miles away from Swift Half (at the Piazza). Chances are you've never made it to Lancaster to try his delicious liquid works of art. Here lies your opportunity- as golden as Paul's hair. Don't blow it.
You can make ressies by calling 215-923-4600.
- Pan-Seared Shrimp Cakes with goat cheese and papaya emulsification, paired with Biere de Mars, a French farmhouse-style ale brewed with wheat, aromatic malts and a touch of orange peel
- Vindaloo Pizza with grilled chicken and pickled jalapenos, paired with Rye IPA, an American IPA brewed with a generous amount of hops and rye malt for dry spiciness
- Lamb Loin with lamb jus, quinoa salad, yogurt, dried cranberries, apples, celery and smoked almonds, paired with Braveheart, a strong Scotch ale brewed with Belgian yeast for a distinct, fruity character
- Porter-Pumpernickel Bread Pudding with roasted chiles, vanilla braised figs and chocolate drizzle, paired with Oompa Loompa Chocolate Stout, an English stout brewed with Belgian bittersweet chocolate, milk sugar and Madagascar vanilla beans