- Neighborhood: Northeast Philadelphia
- 6235 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-856-3591
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- Cuisine: Bar
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Philly Craft Spirits Week kicks off this Thursday at Philadelphia magazine’s Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival. The fest will feature a local spirits sectin with tables and bars representing the 11 participating distilleries in Philly Craft Spirits Week.
Beyond Whiskey Fest, each participating distillery is setting up a bevy of exciting events where you may tipple between Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 4.
Among the Highlights:
For the second month in a row we’ve been graced with a Friday the Thirteenth, which of course means two straight months of Friday the Firkinteenth at the Grey Lodge. For the uninitiated, that means a cask ale festival at the Northeast Philadelphia beer bar. The festival is broken into two sessions, a daytime session starting at noon, and an evening session kicking off at 6 pm.
There is only one more Friday the Firkinteenth this year (November), and in even worse news, only one in all of 2016.
There’s never a cover but it is cash only.
Mike “Scoats” Scotese received a copy of Di Bruno Bros. House of Cheese: A Guide to Wedges, Recipes and Pairings by Tenaya Darlington from his wife for Christmas.
The book lists 169 cheeses and Scoats has decided he wants to try them all. So on Sunday nights, he’s hosting a Sunday night beer and cheese pairing at his Grey Lodge. He’s planning to go through all 169 cheeses and will be will pair each cheese with a different beer.
So for the next 169 Sundays, the Northeast Philly beer bar will be offering a unique cheese and beer pairing. 169 different beers to go with all those cheeses. Scoats will get advice from Darlington and Di Bruno’s cheesemongers as well as his staff at the Grey Lodge for the pairings.
Think it’s crazy? Don’t forget Scoats is the man who created the phenomenon that is Friday the Firkinteenth, and had the guts to open a beer bar in Mayfair to begin with.
The cheese and beer pairings kick off tonight, Sunday, February 8th and will go every Sunday till they run out of cheese.
Grey Lodge [Foobooz]