November 20, 2012

BLACK FRIDAY BRUNCHES -there's bunches!

People say "never say never"
 I can honestly say I would NEVER
wait in this line. Never.
Fun Fact: Black Friday originated in Philadelphia in 1961. According to Wikipedia- It described "Heavy and distruptive traffic the day after Thanksgiving and later an alternative explanation began to be offered: that "Black Friday" indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are "in the black".

While some earlybird ladies are getting in their mini-vans at midnight after too much turkey- Black Friday is looking to be more of a drinking holiday this year for Philly beer lovers.

There are a number of bars across the city that are featuring roasty stouts, porters, black IPAs, etc.

Sadly this will be the year that Lance Romance and I break tradition and I will be staying here by my lonesome. (the good news is my sister is carrying my future nephew and she needs my help!) I will be hitting all of these spots- so hit me up over email and join me along the way.

CITY TAPHOUSE
City Taphouse is celebrating the Art of Dark beer. 
The list is here. And it's a long one!











LOCAL 44-
1st annual BLACK FRIDAY brunch featuring a bunch of ALLAGASH
THE POURS
Confluence

Fluxus

Bourbon Black
Dubbel
Tripel
White
Black
Smoke and Beards
Curieux
Hugh Malone



KRAFTWORK- BLACK OUT
Chef Bryan Lofink is doing a Thanksgiving LEFTOVER brunch
All the dark you can dream of AND here are a few of the brunch options

*Biscuits and Turkey Gravy with onions, celery, carrots, fresh sage, turkey bechamel and cranberry sauce
*Green bean casserole Quiche with stewed tomato compote and crispy shallots
*Crispy Mashed potates and country ham benedict
*Gobbler egg wrap -house made turkey sausage stuffing and cranberry
*Spiced cranberry pancaskes with walnut crumble and maple butter

THE POURS
Bells Black Note!
Green Flash(Coll.) Friendship Beer
Nebraska Black Betty
Brooklyn Black Chocolate
21st Amend. Back in black
Allagash Black (Bourbon)
Allagash Black 
Bear Republic Big Bear
De Ranke Noir De Dottignies
Mikkeller Black Hole

BOTTLE BAR EAST-
Just a few doors down from Frankford Hall and Fette Sau is the newly opened Bottle Bar East.Fishtown's new bottle emporium in the front and bar in the back. Excellent Cheese plates and good local eats are coming out of Chef Bill Wilson's kitchen.

Further Northeast at 
MEMPHIS TAPROOM-Everything went BLACK
BRUNCH MENU 11-3
WOW -check out this list
Harviestoun Engineer's Reserve
Stone IRS (2010)
Sprecher Black Bavarian
Allagash Black
RCH Old Slug Porter (Cask)
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Reserve
Birrificio Del Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare
Yards Love Stout
Leipziger Porticus
Dogfish Head Miles Davis Bitches Brew (2010)
Lost Abbey Angel's Share (2009)




2 comments:

  1. Bell's Black Note is so good if you like bourbon stouts. So good. Have fun on Friday! So much to do, a shame I won't be in town.

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  2. Ugh, so Black Friday is all our fault? Typical. :)

    I love brunches on non-weekends... so handy for those of us who work on the days most people get to relax. Great post, thanks!

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