Friday, April 27, 2007

Get Stoned at Tria Cafe in Philadelphia, PA

This was certainly a nice way to begin my Friday morning. This e-mail came through from Tria Cafe, host to great beer, food, and tasting events in Philadelphia. Looks like they're gonna get a jump start on Monk's Cafe Stone event later in May with their own here on this coming Monday night (4/30). ======================================================================= Hopheads Rejoice! Get "Stoned" on Monday at Tria. An all-night celebration of the Stone Brewing Co.'s hopalicous ales with head brewer, Mitch Steele. The Details The Stone Brewing Co. of Escondido, California, is the poster child of bold, brash, hoppy American ales. Think super, funky, gnarly West Coast hoppage. This coming Monday, Stone's head brewer, Mitch Steele, will teach a sold-out class at Tria's Fermentation School. But we will be getting (legally) Stoned at Tria all night long. Join us from 4:00pm to close and enjoy six Stone selections, including a few not-for-PA treats. At 9:00pm Mitch will join us to tap the evening's seventh beer, a Double Dry-Hopped IPA, a special-release brew you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else! If you dig West Coast-style brews, then this is a must-attend event. No RSVP - just stop by ***** Mitch Steele was a head-honcho at Anheuser-Busch for a decade: an "interesting" background for a the Stone gig, considering that Stone's marketing happily skewers the the big brewers and their "tasteless fizzy yellow beer!" Indeed, when Mitch joined Stone in the Spring of '06, the real-beer community was rather stunned. Not to worry, Stone hasn't sold out. Not only has Mitch been an avid and accomplished homebrewer for decades, but he also spearheaded A-B's specialty beer projects, releasing innovative and tasty brews that didn't rely on frogs or bikinis to move product. Over the past year Mitch has helped Stone expand production (more beer for us!) without sacrificing the quality and bold flavors that we have come to expect from Stone. We'll drink to that, Mitch!

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