Thursday, January 28, 2016

Only The Strong Survive

    This will be the longest post ever, which is good for you folks because I ain't writing much of it. Pro Bowl or pre Super Bowl weekend has become a beer lover's dream or nightmare depending on how your liver and wallet feels. So, let's take a look at a few of the events going on. First up is Bru on the 31st.

AMERICAN SOURS
Allagash Nancy
Allagash Tiarna
Almanac Farmer's Blueberry
Almanac Truthful Statement
Avery Raspberry Sour
The Bruery Gypsy Tart
Captain Lawrence Cuvee de Castleton
Firestone Walker Sour Opal
Jolly Pumpkin Rojzilla
Jolly Pumpkin Forgotten Tales
Russian River Supplication
Russian River Consecration
Russian River Temptation
*One more American waiting on delivery... will post when here!

BELGIAN & IMPORT SOURS
BFM - Bière des Franches-Montagnes Square Root 225
BFM Abbaye St Bon Chien (2014)
Birrificio del Ducato My Blueberry Nightmare
Brasserie Cantillon Kriek
Hannsens Artisinal Oude Lambic
LoverBeer BeerBera
LoverBeer BeerBrugna
Mikkeller SpontanMango
Mikkeller SpontanWatermelon
Birrificio Torrechiara-PANIL Barriquee
Rodenbach Caractere Rouge
Rodenbach Special Foederbier
Gueuzerie Tilquin a l'Ancienne
Wild Beer Co. Sour Blend 2015

IPAS (BRU)
DC Brau Alpha Domina Mellis
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
Half Acre Gone Away
*One more TBD

14x STOUTS (for U-Bahn)
AleSmith Speedway/Hawaiin
AleSmith Speedway/Vietnamese Coffee
Almanac Barbary Coast
Anderson Valley Huge Arker
Ballast Point Victory at Sea/Peanut Butter
Deschutes Abyss
Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout (2013)
Founders KBS
Half Acre Big Hugs
Hoppin' Frog BORIS The Crusher
Ninkasi Ground Control
Perennial Abraxas
Pizza Boy Sunny Side Up
Terrapin Cinnamon Roll Wake & Bake


My liver goes shake, shake,shake at that. Next up is City Tap House  on the 30th

Loverbeer BeerBrugna
Russian River Supplication
Evil Twin Sour Bikini
Alvinne Wild West
Alvinne Cuvee Freddy
Evil Twin Justin Blabaer
Stillwater Gose Gone Wild
Almanac Farmer's Blueberry
Almanac Mandarina Sour
Bullfrog Kriek
Great Divide 21st Anniversary
Bruery Oude Tart
Two Roads Geyser Gose
Loverbeer BeerBera
Deproef Flemish Primitive
Allagash Nancy
...and more!

Weyerbacher gets into the act on the 30th and 31st

First Down
Insanity
Our big malty, sweet bourbon barrel aged barleywine, Blithering Idiot, highlighted by notes of sweet toffee, caramel and vanilla. Finishes with a dry oak and warming bourbon back.

Big Woody
Woodford Reserve Aged Insanity
Aged in 8 year old Woodford Bourbon barrels.

Extra Point
Insanity Aged in Oak for 1 Year
Aged longer for extra smoooooooooooothness. Our Insanity given an extra dose of time to ice the kicker!

Blindside
Dads Hat Vermouth Barrel Aged Insanity (Oak Aged 15 months)
Sweet sherry, vanilla and grape must on the nose with a warming, oakey, subtle spice and caramel raisiny finish.

Flag on the Play
Heresy Aged in Oak for 1 Year
Extended aging softens some of the roastiness in this retired veteran, but in its age it shines with a myriad of flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, and notes of oak and tobacco.

Halftime Show
Sunday Morning Stout Aged in Oak for 10 Months
Dark roasted espresso and toffee aroma. Followed by a rich, sweet dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla flavor with a dry warming finish of bourbon. An iron fist in a velvet linemans glove…

QB Sneak
Coconut Insanity (2015/2016 Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged Insanity)
Caramel, toffee, soft toasted coconut, vanilla nose with similar flavors that are sure to sneak up on you as you sip!

The Red Zone
Fireball Cinnamon Insanity
Hot cinnamon, toffee nose with a sweet caramel, vanilla, subtle oak and a sweet hot cinnamon bourbon burn at the finish.

Hail Mary
Blasphemy Aged in Oak for 8 Months
Blasphemy with some sherry notes.

The Wildcard
Prophecy (Merry Monks on Oak)

Our Belgian tripel, Merry Monks, made a surprise trip into a bourbon barrel. Notes of banana, apple/pear, vanilla and spice, and a dry, oakey finish are apparent in this lucky addition to the lineup.

And last but not least, the grandaddy of em all Iron Hill.


Belgium Comes to West Chester Multi-Tap
Saturday, January 30
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us as we team up with regional breweries 
to showcase the best locally craft-brewed, belgian-style beers.
BEERS ON TAP
Iron Hill Phoenixville – Lavender Tripel
Iron Hill Chestnut Hill – Brett Lappy New Beer
Iron Hill Media – Tawny Port Barrel Aged Brett Old Ale
Dock Street – Nino's Prickly Pear
Boulevard – Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
Tired Hands – Saison Hands
Stewart's – Stumbling Monk
Yards – Belgian Golden
Levante – Twin Spires
Duvel Moortgart – Duvel
Iron Hill Lancaster – Bourbon-Aged FE10
Iron Hill Media – Kriek
Iron Hill West Chester – Van Damme
Forest and Main – Melange de Jour
Sterling Pig – d'Hiver
3rd Wave – Hang Ten
Finn's Big Oyster – Black and Blue
Vault – Belgian Golden Ale
Coppertail – Weesquash
Ommegang – Rosetta
Iron Hill Chestnut Hill – Wild Cannibal
Iron Hill Media – Raspberry Torte
Brooklyn – Lord Sorachi
Mckenzie's – Saison Vautour
Denizens – Bocho Bandito
Boxcar – Belgian Tripel
2SP – Dead of Night
Troeg's – Mad Elf 2014
Victory – V Twelve
Allagash – Tiarna
Dogfish Head – Higher Math
Firestone Walker – Opal
Brouwerij Rodenbach – Grand Cru
King of the Hill Rewards Club Exclusive

12:00pm start time for club members.

For more info, click on those links. Good luck and may the force be with you.....


SOUR ON '16

01/30/16 Events
 fo

Friday, December 18, 2015

Get Stuck With The Stickmen

     For those folks who grew up with WXPN in the 80's, you definitely remember that phrase. But we aren't talking about the band today, no kids, we are talking about a new brewery. Stickman Brewery is located in the old Sly Fox building in Royersford. The front of the building became the Lucky Lab, which turns out wasn't that lucky after all. This Saturday afternoon at 1 however, Stickmen will open it's doors to a thirsty public. But if you try going in the old Lucky Lab doors, you're still out of luck. Here is a brief synopsis from this morning Facebook chat about a few things you need to be aware of.
Hey there! Entrance in the back where the ramp and brown awning are. Eventually beer will be to go, but due to us experimenting (and still working out the kinks) with some champagne style carbonation in some of the bottles, and a general lack of inventory produced we can't do take out just yet. Cash and cards are both good for us! Thanks for the interest, we'll see you this weekend!"

       For those who haven't been over that way,  it will be on North 10th Avenue side .Next to the workout center. Beer distributor next door, with Primos and Veekoo nearby, this place is going to be a hit.

 PS Damn that Santa, looks like he came through this time....

 PSS Looks like anonymous owes me a beer or two





Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Clean Up In Aisle 5

     The very, very, very, very long overdue cleanup and additions have begun. Oh and that posting thing too. According to a New York Times Bestseller author , 2016 will be the return of the blogger. I was hoping for my liver and some foolish pride. I guess beggars can't be choosers. So, here I go once again, trying to be irrelevant in a relevant world, or something like that. The Axis Of Evil tab is ready for your inspection. Mostly local places from Kepler Mountain to Reading and onward to the Main Line. The thought of adding a Philly tab just scares me half to death.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Bad, Bad, Bad Santa

     There comes a time in life when you have to stop believing in childish ways. I have learned that lesson once again. Never trust a childhood idol. Especially one who was drinking too much and talking too much. The cold hard truth, The Fork And Ale will be open in January 2016,  with fingers and toes crossed. This guy however won't make it



Thanks to Buzzfeed

Monday, December 22, 2014

Beery Claus Comes To Douglasville

     So the other night I was talking to Santa, and he was ho, ho, hoeing and all that stuff, which got me to thinking, doesn't the Green Giant do that too. Have you ever seen the both of them in the same room? Is this the giants vacation job? Or does Santa lose a lot of weight going on a vegetable diet after pigging out on cookies and milk all winter? Anyway, so I  asked the big guy what I would get for Xmas. I guessed a new Lexus, cause I see that damn commercial every 15 minutes. He said ho,ho, ho, no. Then it must a BMW right? He said ho, ho, ho, no. If it's not a car, how bout Toyota Jan then? She looks like she would fit down my chimney right nice. Santa belched and said HO, HO, HO, NOOOOOO! You're not getting any presents, you have been naughty for the last 30 years! Say what Santa fucking Claus! Maybe Mrs. Claus would like to hear about that lost weekend in Belgium, which you claimed was a "new sled finding mission". Okay, okay, I was only kidding. Drinking this Mad Elf makes me a little crazy at times. But I am giving something really big this year, a present for a whole town.. A present for a whole town? Who gets a present for a whole town? But, they can't open till spring he says drooling over his suit. Santa, I hope Rudolph is driving, cause you are talking some crazy shit. And by the way, why in the hell do you have a sack full of forks and ales in your sleigh? Santa just smiled and said you'll see. You'll see. Just then his cellphone buzzed and I heard him exclaimed as he drove out of sight, Merry Christmas to all and don't tell Mrs. Claus about tonight