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Sunday, August 23, 2009
The Brew Lounge is Back at Home
What an amazingly unbelievable 5 day driving trip around New England, highlighted by a stupefying beer dinner to end all beer dinners. Hyperbole? We'll see about that. Check back over the next week as I begin to make sense of everything I heard and did (well, almost everything ;-) As I sift through my life back here in Pennsylvania, first things first. The garden continued to grow! y'think? Just a few tomatoes and peppers that need to be dealt with. Then, moving on to the inbox and RSS feeder. I tried to keep up with both when away, but that just isn't fair to everything that needed to be attended to while on the road. Here are just a few of the things that I've found since back at The Brew Lounge desk. Jack Curtin reports progress at Resurrection Ale House in Philly's Grays Ferry neighborhood is moving along. Lew Bryson reports that Penn Brewing may or may not be in its final days. Nick Johnson lets me know that Tröegs will be doing a promotion at Craft Ale House this coming Wednesday the 26th, complete with a firkin of Nectar. And, they have a redesigned website. Lew also shares a Victory beer dinner at the wonderful Nectar restaurant in Berwyn, PA coming up in a couple of short weeks. UPDATE: And, lookee what else I found in my inbox. Memphis Taproom is pouring some Adoration (literally and figuratively, I'm sure) this Wednesday night the 26th. I found a way to miss this beer while at BCTC last month, so it's nice to see it out and making its rounds already. The email was also a reminder about the Labor Day soon-to-be-a-tradition Beer Mystery Weekend. PLUS: Joel Armato of New Holland Brewing sent a link to a Fox Business News story (roughly 5 minutes in length) that includes his boss, Brett Vanderkamp, discussing the current beer brewing industry. That's just a taste. More to come, I'm sure. Next for me is a card full of pictures and book full of notes to transcribe and collate. This should be fun...