Back in the saddle here with some fresh bits of brewing news.
~ An inadvertent combo posting of Curtin and Foobooz voices brings us a rundown of the Philadelphia-area Best of Philly winners that have a beer-centric theme.
~ Speaking of "best of", great to see friend of TBL, The Smoke Truck, take home 2012 Vendy Award as they truly do, in their words, serve up world-class BBQ from a truck.
~ Did you notice that The Industry bar on Moyamensing (one of my favorite street names) has opened?
EASTERN PA, NJ, DE, AND OTHER NEARBY PARTS OF MID-ATLANTIC
~ Sly Fox has announced what I believe could be the makings of the East Coast's next destination festival. As if they didn't already have a stake in one of those: the annual Goat Races & Bock Festival.
~ One more thing from Sly Fox, though you'd pretty much have to be sleeping to not know that their Tasting Room has officially opened. I attended a sneak preview tasting event and was duly impressed. Though, can't figure out what a Circle of Progress is. Why wouldn't the street in a corporate center instead be named Continuum of Progress?
~ Down in Baltimore, Alexander Mitchell believes he might have found a sign of craft beer entering the mainstream. Hooters sure is a step in that direction.
~ I don't recall if I'd mentioned Iron Hill's plans to open its 10th location (and 2nd in NJ) in Voorhees. Here's a link to the official word, if I declined to do so.
THE REST OF PLANET BEER
~ Here's a beer tasting that appears to have gone very well. Plus, a pretty damn good example of social media used right by a company to interact with its customer base. I know quite a few businesses that could take a note or two from this experiment.