Monday, May 31, 2010
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Beer, University City (Tap House), Cheese, Craft Ale House, New Holland Brewing.....or.....I can't come up with a better title for this
I didn't inquire much into how this works, but I suppose that any given point you should be able to get some sort of report at the bar of what you've had in the past. To be able to check it out online at home with an account would be useful too. I can't recall that I've ever seen or heard of another bar doing something like this.
I thought previously that Charkoota Rye was one my favorite 'most interesting' beers from this brewery. The Ocho blew it away. Complex layers of a little roast, a little smoke, a little pepper, a little chocolate, all created a lot of interesting flavor and aroma. A very pleasing beer to say the least and one that I better find more of before it's too late!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
As you can see, my biggest dilemma from Saturday's Mayhem in Media was figuring out which pictures to use of brewer Bob Barrar pouring from the two methuselahs, one of Double Red and one of Russian Imperial Stout (mighty fine beers to be gracing the 6 liter bottles!)
Back to the beginning.
Mother Nature must have been compensated well, because I'm not sure this festival has ever seen a better combination of temperature, humidity, and wind. Plus, with crowd estimates between 1,000 and 1,200, it's nice to see Iron Hill keeping this festival from growing (out of control) into something they don't want it to become. There were only but a few congested chokepoints around the festival grounds adjacent to the Iron Hill building, waits in port-o-pot lines never seemed to get too lengthy, and lines to get a beer were quite reasonable...except perhaps for the Dogfish Head line which never seemed shorter than the width of the street.
All told, this has become a very pleasant festival where most local breweries are included. Added that just about every brewery brings something just at least a little bit different than their "standard" brews and that Iron Hill takes it yet a step farther...hence, the methuselahs this year...I think you get the picture.
Hey, speaking of pictures, let's go to the pictures. Enough of my words.
Oops, no not yet.
Just a few more words first that I promised I'd throw out there for your consumption. Real quick, like... ...according to Iron Hill, roughly $75,000 has been donated over the years to local charity
...this year's beneficiary again was the Media Youth Center.
...Fegley's Brew Works Kriek. Whouda thought I'd start the day with a Kriek? Well, it was fruity, pleasantly but not disarmingly tart, and a nice refreshing way to kick things off.
...speaking of refreshing, how about that Berliner Weisse from Nodding Head? Yeah, you know!
...I chewed on some recently smoked malt that will become the basis for Yards Grodziski (Polish Smoked Wheat). It was smoked last week at Percy Street Barbecue.
...Maibock from Stewart's, like always.
...Saison Vatour and Biere de Garde from McKenzie never gets old. I could base a festival around these beers.
...beers from Iron Hill like Imperial Pumpkin (trick or treat!) and Cherry Dubbel (yes, again, I love this beer) were just a couple of the host's wonderful brews
...I don't see John Rehm nearly enough and enjoy every time I do. I haven't written much about Philadelphia Brewing recently and that will change soon, I informed him, when I talk about this great 6-pack of Fleur de Lehigh hanging out in my fridge.
...Carolyn Smagalski might have been the hardest-working non-brewer in attendance on Saturday!
...though, Joe Sixpack was pulling his own weight by raising awareness and funds for Philly Beer Week. The Hammer of Glory made its rounds too. That's in pictures down below too.
......okay, okay...now I promise, to the pictures---->
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Friday, May 07, 2010
From their email update: "This weekend CBC turns 21! Yup, we’ve been around a whopping twenty-one years. And as such we’ve got some serious partying to do and some beer to drink. And we’ve got plenty for you too! You see, many moons ago, right before another CBC birthday celebration, CBC founder Phil Bannatyne challenged Brewmaster Will Meyers to put one beer on tap for each year old we were. And the challenge still stands! 21 Years! 21 Beers! We’ll have 21 of our own handmade, locally brewed beers pouring beginning at 5pm on Friday the 7th, and we’ll keep those taps rockin’ until we close Saturday night the 8th. Vintage beers, new beers, crazy beers, rotating beers. Now, as good at making delicious malt beverages as Will Meyers may be, apparently he’s not so good at good ole fashioned arithmetic. You’ll notice his beer list (below) adds up to a grand total of 31 frickin’ brews! He’s got hoppy ones, malty one, dark ones, light ones, tart ones, herbal ones, spicy ones, roasty ones and a few downright funky ones. And of course you can expect Chef David to come up with some amazing food, though twenty-one specials may be a bit too much to ask. No pressure, Chef! Music on the patio Saturday night will be provided by bluesy string band sounds of the Matt Berlin Duo. The weather is guaranteed to be awesome (If we make the assumption that 31 brews will make any weather 'awesome' ;-), so come enjoy the fab Cantabridgian Springtime and help us celebrate another landmark! Beerfully Yours, Chris **************************************************** CBC 21st Anniversary Party Friday and Saturday May 7th and 8th 5:00pm to 1:00am 21 Years ~ 21 Beers Music (Saturday Only) by the Matt Berlin Duo **************************************************** Beers at the Main Bar: 1) Regatta Golden 2) Cambridge Amber 3) Tall Tale Pale Ale 4) Charles River Porter 5) Spring Training I.P.A. 6) Three Rings 7) Red God 8) 2009 YouEnjoyMyStout 9) 2009 Cerise Cassée 10) 2009 Tripel Threat 11) Benevolence 12) Big Man Ale 13) Cask Spring Training w/Sorachi Ace 14) 2008 Bannatyne’s Scotch Ale 15) Oakquinox 16) Biere de Miel 17) Bad Knees barrel-aged English Old Ale Beers on in the Beer Garden: 1) Regatta Golden 2) Cambridge Amber 3) Spring Training I.P.A. 4) Three Rings 5) Sgt. Pepper 6) 2009 Heather Ale 7) Red Barn Espresso Stout 8) The Black Ryder Beers On Deck (to be rotated in) ~Arquebus 2010 ~2008 Blunderbuss Barleywine ~The Colonel ~2009 Reckoning ~2010 Kriek de Cambridge ~2007 Resolution All subject to slight changes as the event necessitates. Cheers!"