Friday, January 29, 2010

TBL comes to BCTWC

The list grows longer for BCTWC (Belgium Comes to West Chester) at Iron Hill. No doubt many of you have seen the lineup of phenomenal beers planned for Iron Hill's 2010 Belgium Comes to West Chester event on Saturday February 6th. Chris LaPierre began this event, what is it, 4 years ago now? He's since moved on to the company's new Maple Shade, NJ location, but his old brewing pals Larry Horwitz and Jean Broillet are keeping the brewkettle fires burning and stellar events such as this going on Gay Street in West Chester. You are planning to attend, are you not? If you're still on the fence and live in Philly, you may wish to check out the Facebook "event" where you can get all the details about a bus ride from the city to West Chester. This is certainly one event that you want to make sure your transportation is taken care of ahead of time. This year they want The Brew Lounge open for business during the event. So I'm taking the show on the road. What does that mean? Exactly what, well that's still a bit of a top-secret under development ;-) But, what it does mean is that the brewhouse will be turned into the first incarnation of a real, living Brew Lounge. Still, you ask...what does that mean? Okay, the point is...the crowd gets a little thick out in the back bar...the dining room...the front bar. (Btw, they're hoping to have the entire establishment dedicated to this event for the first time.) You need a place to escape it all. You head to The Brew Lounge. Where is that you ask? Well the place is only so big so the options are limited. The cellar? The kitchen? The roof? Probably the brewhouse. A proper Brew Lounge should have comfy chairs, right? We'll see what we can do about that. Maybe some barrels with high leather backs, or.... Oh yeah. The beer. You know a proper Brew Lounge needs good beer right? Let's try these on for size. Given the nature of this event (i.e. there are no "normal" beers in the bunch, only to say that they are anything but conventional...which makes them perfectly normal, got it?!) Just the names for today. Next week, I'll tee you up with descriptions and some more insight into what you'll find at The Brew Lounge. Yours truly and some great beer away from the deafening crowds..what more could you ask for? Fine...maybe just the beers. Drum roll, please...
Au Ciel Biere de Mars DeArmond S/T
Your only clue is that they're all Iron Hill beers.

4 comments:

steve said...

Let me be the first to make a reservation to the Brew Lounge. Of course to pay homage to you I will bring you a beer to the lounge .

Greg G. said...

Darn, I am going to miss this by one week. I love going to this a few years back and the idea of having the Brew Lounge on location sounds cool! have fun.

Adam said...

Hmmm...I wonder if Saison de B will be cracked open? Now that would be a treat :-)

Bryan Kolesar said...

y'know Adam, that'd be a swell idea if I could just find one of them suckers. Turns out, I've looked in all of the usual hiding places around the house and it appears that I've drunk the last of 'em :( They certainly did age well with time.