So you may have heard that Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery is ready to release their newest holiday beer: Gingerbread Jesus.
And if you haven’t – yup, it’s called Gingerbread Jesus. And he’s got all his facial hair and even a little wreath on his head.
A Belgian Dubbel brewed with molasses, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, Gingerbread Jesus has an interesting background. It was named for the collaboration with Reverend Kirk Berlenbach of Roxborough’s St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and the brewery to create the holiday beer.
An avid home brewer, Father Kirk is part of the Franklin Society Homebrew Club and has his own blog, So This Priest Walks Into a Bar... Basically, he knows his stuff.
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Seventeen medals, including seven gold were brought home by local brewers this weekend from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Earth Bread + Brewery, Fegley’s Brew Works, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Tröegs and Victory each were among the gold medal winners. Also a winner in its first year of existence, Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery.
Iron Hill also had a strong showing with three medals including two from its Media, PA location.
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This October, in light of Breast Cancer Awareness, support the Rena Rowan Breast Center all while enjoying a really awesome pink-hued beer, Saison de Rose.
Erin Wallace of Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery, Old Eagle’s Tavern, and Devil’s Den, joined up recently with Free Will Brewing Company and female writing professionals Marnie Old, Tara Nurin and Carolyn Smagalski to create a delicious saison that would support breast cancer research. Proceeds from this beer will be donated to the Rena Rowan Breast Center at University of Penn.
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Saturday, September 20th from noon until 5 p.m. a continuous bus loop will connect three of Philadelphia’s most talented brewers; Paul Rutherford of Iron Hill Brewery Chestnut Hill, Scott Morrison of Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery, and Tom Baker of Earth Bread & Brewery. The crawl will supply attendees with three one-of-a-kind brews made especially for the occasion. The brewers have come together to brew specialty collaboration beers at each brewery.
The Germantown Avenue Cartel Crawl costs $20 (tickets are on sale at all ofthe brewpubs) and each patron will receive a ticket to take with them to each stop where bartenders then stamp tickets for their allotted 12 ounce pour. Attendees may purchase additional Cartel beers at a discounted price, enjoy other in-house beers, and have access to each brewpub all day. The brewers will also be on site at each location to answer questions and provide insight into their brewing experiences.
Germantown Avenue Brewers Cartel [Facebook]
Nodding Head is pouring George’s Fault | J. Fidance for Visit Philly
Joe Sixpack makes a good point in his Daily News column today. Though the Great American Beer Festival is in October, the beers that are judged are due into Denver this weekend. That means local breweries that are submitting beers for judging are putting those beers on tap in Philadelphia this weekend. And Joe Sixpack being Joe Sixpack, he has where you should be heading.
Raise a glass to summer’s final days with local brewers’ championship beers and these beer events [Philadelphia Daily News]
Iron Hill Brewery walked away from this weekend’s World Beer Cup with five medals (including three golds) plus was named the Brewers Association Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for Small Brewpub.
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Yes, today really is National Session Beer Day (it’s also just plain ol’ National Beer Day), and you should really get out there to celebrate.
In order to facilitate said celebrations, three bars in town are offering $1 off all session beers (meaning any beer with less than 4.5% ABV). Head out tonight to drink at Devil’s Den, Barren Hill Tavern or the Old Eagle Tavern and you’ll get a buck off a bunch of different Barren Hill session beers that they’re putting on tap (Drunk Monk, Bitter Chef, Berliner and more).
Devil’s Den [Official]
Barren Hill Tavern [Official]
Old Eagle Tavern [Official]
Yesterday, we had news for you on pairing beer with Girl Scout Cookies. Today, it’s beer and pie.
Barren Hill Tavern in Lafayette is celebrating National Pie Day by throwing together a beer-and-pie pairing menu on Thursday, January 23. Here’s what the house has to say for themselves:
Throughout the evening, Barren Hill Tavern will offer four exceptionally crafted desserts with optional beer pairings and one pie paired with Barren Hill’s signature cocktail Barren Hill Punch, because as Cartman on South Park says, “more people will come if they think there’s punch and pie”.
Couldn’t agree more. Sous (and pastry) chef Melissa Stout-Greiner has put together a nice menu, too. Click through the jump to see how the pairings will come together.
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Today marks the opening day of both Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery and the reopening of Brittingham’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. It’s a big moment for Lafayette Hill as the two establishments that face each other across Germantown Pike have both been substantially upgraded.
Erin Wallace who owns Devil’s Den and Old Eagle Tavern has overhauled the old General Lafayette Inn. Head Brewer Scott Morrison (a five time medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival) is brewing six house-made brews. Twenty-four other craft beers will be available on draft. Chef Paul Trowbridge has developed a menu of beer-inspired food.
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Barren Hill Tavern may not be open yet but head brewer Scott Morrison has been hard at work brewing beers. And tonight, Devil’s Den will be putting his first six creations on tap. Barren Hill Tavern will replace the General Lafayette Inn in Lafayette Hill and will be run by same team that’s behind Devil’s Den and Manayunk’s Old Eagle Tavern.
With the debut of the beers tonight at 7 p.m., you can expect Morrison’s beers to be a permanent part of Devil’s Den’s draft lines.
The beers on tap tonight »