I'm slowly coming out of my writing funk after our rough last week and a half. I've got a pretty good story about our dog Logan and dogs and beer in general that is almost finished.
But, before I get to any serious writing, here's a quick plug for four of my favorite places in Chester County and worthwhile looking stuff that they're doing over the next three weeks.
The Drafting Room, Sat. 4/9 - This is tomorrow, folks. It's an "all-local" event. But, not just any "all-local" event. The Drafting Room is celebrating their Top 25 ranking (#24 to be exact) on Rate Beer's annual polling for the country's best beer bars. They're celebrating by rolling out some more of the unique local beers that cannot always be readily found. The most usual suspect is Stoudt's Pils and I would suspect that we'd all agree that ain't too shabby. Otherwise, think Brew Works, Earth Bread + Brewery, Nodding Head, Rock Bottom, and most of the other locals that you could guess.
Iron Hill, West Chester, Fri. 4/15 - Check out the Iron Hill fundraiser for disaster relief. All Iron Hill locations are sending 100% of proceeds from a one-day Rising Sun IPA promotion to the American Red Cross. Get dinner while you're there. Show your AHA card and get 20% off everything. Or your Mug Club membership for all of its benefits. Soon, city folks not inclined to venture out of the city will be able to experience the magic of Iron Hill in Chestnut Hill. Until then, if you're in the City, at least take the trolley out to Media and support a great cause. Drink a few beers; it's the least you can do.
TJ's, Sat. 4/16 - A total tap "takeover" by importing distributor B. United. Belgian Beer. German Beer. Italian Beer. Japanese Beer. UK Beer. It's all covered on this day and it might just be the wisest place for a true beer lover (that's you, right?!) to be on this Palm Sunday Eve. Seriously, check out the stellar list.
Exton Beverage, Fri. 4/22 - I don't know if this is a first, but there's a 3-hour event scheduled at Exton Beverage. This ain't your father's beer distributor anymore! There'll be live music on "the stage" (did you know Exton Beverage has a stage?!), food donated by local restaurants, and beer supplied by Exton Beverage. It will truly be a good Friday ;-)