Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Raise a Glass of Ommegang Inauguration Ale tonight (and where to find it)

Join me and fellow Brew Loungers at TJs in Paoli, PA this evening to toast a change in approach to governing this country. Not only will TJs continue to pour their A+ draft lineup (and not to be ignored bottles, too), but they will also be one of the several area bars carrying Ommegang's much discussed Inauguration Ale (a-not-ka Obamagang Ale). They'll be saving the second keg for Philly Beer Week's visit from brewmaster Phil Leinhart. It should be quite a memorable day and I, for one, am looking forward to a refreshing change of view. So, while it will be bittersweet to see this website discontinued, the snark will continue to live on (though not in the White House) in Internet History. Every once in a while, I get a kick in the pants for being, how shall we say, a bit thickheaded. Here's what happened. Instead of going straight to the source, I tried (for your pleasure) to cobble a list of bars serving Ommegang's Inauguration Ale the old fashioned way...by calling and e-mailing around. Since it wasn't twittered, I wasn't able to....(oh wait, I'll save that fun topic for another day) In the meantime, the man on top of all of this just so happens to be in Cooperstown. Larry Bennett from the brewery posted a listing at Beer Advocate of all mid-Atlantic bars with the Inauguration Ale on 1/20. Thanks Larry, maybe next time I'll start with the source instead of the other way around. Now to get back those lost minutes.... Cheers and best wishes, Mr. President! You've got your work generously cut out for you. Philadelphia Beneluxx Bishop's Collar Eulogy Grey Lodge Pub Race Street Café Side Car Bar and Grille St. Stephen's Green Tria, Rittenhouse Square Tria, Washington Square London Grille and Bar Philly Suburbs Blue Dog, Chalfont Blue Dog, Lansdale Ortino's, Schwenksville Stephanie's Restaurant & Lounge, Doylestown Teresa's Next Door, Wayne TJ's Drinkery, Paoli

1 comment:

Greg G. said...

Hey Bryan,
Enjoy an Obama for me! I won't be there to have one but I am watching the inaguration parade right now with a Westy 12, an Alvinne Podge stout and a Melchior. I was going to have a Chimay Red but I left it in the freezer overnight and it is just one big slushy!

Hopefully better times are to come. I know the perspective from this side of the pond is that change is good!