Mütter Museum Hosting One Day Pop-Up Beer Garden

beer-garden-social-media-great-food-newOn Thursday, August 27th, The College of Physicians, home of the Mütter Museum, is hosting a pop-up beer garden from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the museum’s botanical garden (19 S 22nd Street). The event will feature the debut of Ümlaut Fever, a light saison inspired by herbs found in the museum’s medicinal plant garden.

The Barren Hill brewed beer is brewed with fennel (historically a cure for flatulence and bloating) and ginger (used in the treatment of asthma, coughs and digestive spasms).

Entry is free and includes access to the recently installed Mind Illuminated exhibit. Guests will be able to purchase beer and snacks in the garden.

Mütter Beer Garden at the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Plant Garden [The Mütter Museum]

 

Spotted: Progress at South Street’s Beer Garden

The PHS is returning to the 1500 block of South Street.

The PHS is returning to the 1500 block of South Street | Photo via Erin Wallace

Work continues at the site of last summer’s Pennsylvania Horticultural Society beer garden at 16th and South. This year, Barren Hill Brewery is the partnering with the beer garden and is promising an exclusive beer crafted for the pop-up. Philadelphia-based Dietz and Watson will also be serving its products at the beer garden that promises a “Bohemian flair,” complete with wooden trellis, container gardens and lots of different greenery.

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The Origin of Gingerbread Jesus

Gingerbread_JesusSo 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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Local Brewers Bring Home Medals from Great American Beer Festival

gabf-2014Seventeen 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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Support the Rena Rowan Breast Center while Drinking Beer

saison-de-roseThis 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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This Saturday: A Germantown Avenue Brewpub Crawl

germantown-ave-cartelSaturday, 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]

Drink Award Winning Beer This Weekend

Nodding Head is pouring George's Fault | J. Fidance for Visit Philly

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]

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