Vault Brewing in Yardley, PA has been making quite the name for itself. And now they’re getting really innovative. The brewpub has been working with Chart Industries and River City Cannery to nitrogenate their beer during the packaging and produce a beer that pours just as well (if not better) than a nitro tap.
The first of Vault’s nitro beers in a can will be its coffee stout. The beer will be released on Sunday, March 29th at the brewpub. This first run will be capped at 2,000 cans as Vault tests reaction to the innovation. The stout will be just $3 per can and they hope to have some left over to release at some bars in and around Philadelphia.
If the release is successful, look for Vault to can more malt-forward beers including other coffee stout varieties and a Sweet Potato Ale in the fall.
Join esteemed biologist, Harvard University professor, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner E.O. Wilson as he discusses his latest work of nonfiction at the Central Library this Tuesday evening. Wilson has penned over 25 books bridging science and philosophy as an advocate for conservation and biodiversity. Tickets can be purchased online. Tuesday, October 28th, 7:30 p.m., $15 or $7 for students, Central Library, 1901 Vine Street.
Calling all gods and mortals: Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School presents "Myths & Monsters," a live figure drawing class, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Test out your drawing skills as amazing costumes bring the mythological creatures of ancient Greece and Rome to life and inspire you to sketch. No art expertise necessary! Drawing supplies will be provided, or feel free to bring your own. Wednesday, October 29th, 6:30 p.m., free with museum admission, Dorrance Galleries, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
From Foobooz: Tickets are now on sale for Jose Garces’s third annual Garces Foundation Gala. The event is being held on Wednesday, October 29th at the Kimmel Center and raises money for education and medical care of Philadelphia immigrants. The theme of the gala is Think Local/Give Local and chef Garces has handpicked a group of local chefs to join him in highlighting Philadelphia’s culinary talent. More details here.
Vault Brewing Company is celebrating Tim Burton this week in the best way: with themed beer & snacks, of course. They'll be serving up Burton-inspired eats, a new Coconut Robust Porter and three gourmet beer cupcakes made perfecting for pairing with their brews. Vault's staff will be dressed like Burton's film characters and you should be, too—costumed diners receive a free beer and there's a contest with prizes. Thursday, October 30th, 7:00-11:00 p.m., Vault Brewing Company, 10 South Main Street, Yardley, PA. — Aubrey Nagle
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Coffee is the most important part of my morning. I roast my own and hand-grind it. The whole process takes about 25 minutes. It’s the least efficient way to get a cup of coffee. Rojo’s Roastery in Lambertville is the only place outside of Philly where you can get a good cup. // I’m normally in the  brewery, which is in an old bank, by 9 or 10 a.m. We only schedule our brewing four weeks out, but we always try to have certain styles:  a stout or porter, an IPA, an approachable beer like Belgian blond, and a special seasonal beer like a hefeweizen. // I wear &Work Vocation shirts—you can wear them to nice restaurants, or to move 50-pound bags of grain. There’s always a penholder in the most ridiculous places. // Charcoal in Yardley is the best fine dining in Bucks County. They’re always rotating their menu. It’s more like a local diner for breakfast. I love the blueberry-pistachio pancakes. They’re decadent. // James Lasdun’sThe Horned Man; I think he’s an exceptionally talented writer. Not for the faint of heart. // John’s Barber Shop in Newtown is the best place to get a haircut in Bucks. It’s old-school, and you can get a beer during your cut. // We have  live jazz at the Vault every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. But in the city, Ortlieb’s Lounge is an old and funky jazz spot. // Everything that Ardmore’s Tired Hands Brewing Company puts out is fantastic. Inventive beers in a comfy atmosphere. // Finch’s Beer Co.’s Secret Stache Stout is full-bodied, chocolaty and inky black. A perfect winter beer.
First appeared in the February, 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.