Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Who says beer is expensive?
Beer & Rising Prices? Not at these two local joints in and around Philly. First up is Capone's on Germantown Pike near Norristown, PA. This Thursday the 11th, the bar is pouring free bottled beer.....for three hours. Think of this as a brewery sampling night, but at a bar where they normally sell beer. Well, they'll still be selling full glasses of draft beer, but you catch my drift I believe. Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Well, wait until you hear the lineup. Sly Fox Christmas, Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux, Scaldis Noel, Chimay (Cinq Cents, Première, and Grand Réserve), Kasteel (Tripel and Rouge), Gulden Draak, Piraat, Corsendonk Brown, Ommegang Abbey, Allagash Dubbel, Van Steenberg Flanders, Lindemans (Framboise, Kriek, Pêche, Pomme, and Cuvée René). Then, to keep the crazy theme going, head over to Memphis Taproom on Christmas Eve's Eve. That's right, December 23rd, the night before Christmas Eve. From 4pm 'til closing, the bartenders will be pouring every beer remaining on the draft list for $3 per glass. This is to kick the kegs and make room for all of the phenomenal beers coming on line for their Boxing Day Celebration on the Day after Christmas, December 26th. If you want to see what's on tap currently at Memphis, head over here. So how about the tap list for Boxing Day? Some of the best seasonally-appropriate beers around will begin pouring at 8 (EIGHT!) in the morning, that's 0800 folks. Shake off those sugar plums and check it out. Brouwerij Het Anker Gouden Carolus Noel, Brasserie DuPont Avec Les Bon Voeux, Corsendonk Christmas Ale, Tröegs Mad Elf Ale, Sly Fox Christmas Ale, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Harviestoun’s Old Engine Oil, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, La Rullés Noël Du Coeur, N'Ice Chouffe, Great Divide Hibernation Ale, Maredsous 6, Taras Boulba, Mahr's Christmas Bock, Weissenohe Monk’s Christmas Ale, Brasserie Ellezelloise Hercule Stout, Victory Old Horizontal ’06...and a firkin of Harvey’s Christmas Ale. And, who knows, if there's some empty room already on 12/23, you might even see one or more of these go on line early. Never can tell... Indeed, 'Tis the Season for gift giving. Cheers!