Wednesday, May 17, 2006

American Craft Beer Week: Wednesday 5/17/06

Last night was a fun trip through Phoenixville,PA to see the construction progress at the future Iron Hill, to pay respects to the now-deceased Destiny Brewing Co., and to stop at Sly Fox for their Warrior IPA, Maibock, and some to-go beer (bottle-conditioned Saison and canned Pikeland Pils). If anyone reading this runs a member establishment of the Brewer's Association, please tell your staffs about American Craft Beer Week. Two days and three breweries into the week and, man, are we getting some quizzical looks when we bring up the subject of ACBW! While we at The Brew Lounge certainly do not need a special designated week to get excited about this great industry, we thought that this might be a fun week to help promote great beer. Or, are we just being a bit naive, and everyone who is already "in the know" finds this to be a bit blase and pedestrian of a promotion? In any case, we are heading over to the Drafting Room in Exton tonight for a visit from Sierra Nevada and their new Torpedo Ale. An amped-up Celebration? We will see (and taste!) They are also bringing along a Hefeweizen, Summer Lager, Pale Bock, and Bigfoot Barleywine. Nice selection, eh? This is all in addition to the Drafting Room's normally great selection of tap lines. And, if there's time, perhaps a quick swing over to the Iron Hill in West Chester. What are you doing on this third day of ACBW?

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