May 31, 2012

This Week: Meet Dee Dee, Watch me channel Russel Crowe, then eat way too much

I am enjoying an iced latte in a Baltimore hotel room and thinking about the week behind me and not so much dreading the week ahead---but slightly fearing it.

I have 13 events in 8 days. Nothing too extreme. But you add a trip down to DC for SAVOR next Friday and Saturday and a brunch down in DC Sunday morning, then the T.U.D. at Fergies that night- It's a bit much.

I've got my coasters, and my embossed churchkeys, the beer has all been stockpiled and I am ready to rock. 
Ladies and Gentleman the a-m-a-z-i-n-g
Dee Dee Germain!
Here's a quick line-up of where you can look forward to drinking some Allagash and harassing me.

Friday- pick up Dee Dee at airport (our marketing coordinator/ms fix-it/resident ball buster) and follow the H.O.G.

FRIDAY NIGHT- Out to Bucks County to meet and greet with Isaac Newtons folks. OLD HLT, Saison Mihm, and Yakuza are some notables on draft.

SATURDAY- GLADIATOR. This should be interesting. It involves a variety of contests for which I can be awarded points.
It also involves a chariot. Not sure exactly what's going to happen but find your way to Kite and Key at 19th and Callowhill on Saturday at 2 and you won't be disappointed. 7-8 offerings on tap from Dogfish, Allagash, and YARDS.

SUNDAY- Brunch at Kennett from11-3. Sean Mellody bartending! Bourbon Black on tap!
8 pm.  I think it's important to set the night to music. I will be at TIME for Jazz Soup. Think of it as an open jazz mic. If you're a musician- please come on out. Plus- Chef Josh Mccoullough is going to be serving up some great eats. Have you ever had his sausage??
Such a happy guy!

MONDAY June 4th- I team up with our friends at Ommegang brewery at GOOD DOG. A fun, casual night of good beer including a sixtel of Bourbon black!

TUESDAY-- Welcome to the madness Rob Tod. I scoop him up at the airport and subject him to this Philly heat for a few days.  We will be trying four versions of TRIPLE at Bishops Collar from 4 till 6. 
At 4:45 I will be called to the London Grill Dunk Tank and then will head back to the Collar.
From 7 till 10 we will be picnickin' under the stars in MEMPHIS TAPROOM's beer garden. Guests can look forward to vintage beers by the pitcher! Jesse Kimball's amazing eats.  I think it's going to be a really special evening- a frolic if you will- set to hippied out tunes. This will be an a la carte, PAYG, sort of affair!

After 10 with full bellies we head to BARCADE -where a bevy of beer is on  tap and Rob promises to be "country-singing"drunk.

WEDNESDAY- June 6th We're half way there. And I will be living on a prayer. Today we celebrate the classic "STand by Me," with a pie-eating contest at the POPE. I will be there after 8. The pie- contest ties into the Old HLT, a cherry beer that was three years in the making.  To keep with the fruit theme- they will also be pouring an elusive keg of "Respect your Elderberries," a beer we brewed strictly for the Beer Advocate Extreme Beer Festival.  You won't want to miss this.

THURSDAY- Join me for happy hour at SOUTHWARK at 4th and Bainbridge (5-7). Every year this is an event I look forward to doing with Kip. Nick and Sherry create a fun, happy hour menu featuring beer in the dishes. He will be pouring Victor, Victoria, and probably White.  
At 8 I move south to For Pete's Sake, the first bar in Philly to give White a chance 8 or so years ago.

I will be back SUNDAY night for curieux-laden Karaoke with the Live karaoke band at FERGIES.
This is the 5th year of the T.U.D.- the Totally Unnecessary Drink. If you haven't been, you need to remedy that. Even if you can only come for an hour. Fergie is likely to sing the Bay City Rollers.  It's an evening to celebrate survival.  See you there!

Remember to hydrate!


  1. You have a lot on your plate and we have so many things to choose from, if you have a second to answer one question; the Memphis Taproom dinner wasn't on the events listing before, and you say it's $85 all-inclusive while Memphis Taproom's site says pay-as-you-go...can you break the tie?

  2. Dear Anonymous-

    Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention. Don't listen to me. Listen to the powers-that-be at Memphis. They know what they are talking about! I edited the post. It is indeed a pay-as-you-go situation. Hope to see you there;)

  3. I appreciated your edit and the info. I hope the event went well. It was a tough decision but my friend and I went to a Founders event...because what you want to do when you can only get out to two beer week events is have 2 1/2 glasses of 11% beer then head home to sleep it off...not sure it was the best decision in hindsight but we did have fun & I am a sucker for KBS. Thanks.