New Brewery for Delaware County

Bob Barrar, award winning brewer is opening 2SP Brewing in DelCo

Bob Barrar, award winning brewer is opening 2SP Brewing in DelCo.

Iron Hill Media brewer Bob Barrar is opening his own brewery in Delaware County, 2SP Brewing Company. Barrar has won 19 Great American Beer Festival medals and 10 World Beer Cup medals while brewing for Iron Hill.

Barrar is joining up with Two Stones Pub (hence the 2SP name) owners Michael Stiglitz and Ben Muse for the brewery. There are Two Stones Pub locations in Newark, Delaware, Wilmington and Kennett Square.

2SP Brewing will bring Barrar’s award winning beers to a larger audience. Barrar is known for his Imperial Stout as well as his IPAs and Lagers. Expect to see further exploration of those styles. 2SP promises an extensive barrel aging program using a variety of whiskey and wine barrels.

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Roundup: Super Bowl Specials

Super Bowl XLIX | Photo via Shutterstock

Super Bowl XLIX | Photo via Shutterstock

For many Americans, Super Bowl Sunday is a holiday. There are rules and rituals to follow, guacamole quotas to meet and commercials to scrutinize. One ubiquitous feature of the Super Bowl experience is food. What you eat during the game is often as important as the teams themselves. So whether you’re rooting for the Seahawks or the Patriots this Sunday (or cheering for neither because you’re busy bitterly sulking that the Eagles aren’t in playing), we’ve got you covered with deals from around the city to make your day a culinary success no matter how your team does.

Of course if you’re attending or hosting a Super Bowl party, we’ve got your catering options covered as well.

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Flying Fish Debuts New Beer in “Exit Series”

blueberry-braggotFlying Fish Brewery, New Jersey’s largest brewery, began crafting a selection of beers named after each exit on the New Jersey Turnpike in 2012. But when the brewery moved from Cherry Hill to Magnolia, New Jersey, the series was put on hiatus.

This Friday, the series is back in a big way. Flying Fish is rolling out the newest installment in their exit series: Exit 3: Blueberry Braggot.

The “braggot” is an ancient brewing method that results in something of a cross between mead and beer, and this one is 15% alcohol by volume and is made with New Jersey blueberries and honey.

To welcome the new addition to the series, Flying Fish is hosting a special event this Friday in its tasting room.

Somerdale mayor Gary Passanante will be on hand to tap a special firkin of Blueberry Braggot, which includes orange and lemon peel and whole blueberries at 4pm.  The boozy beer will be available as part of mini-flights, with both versions of Exit 3.  Flying Fish will also be selling 750ml bottles at the brewery.

Exit 3 Release [Flying Fish]

Brooklyn Brewing’s Garrett Oliver Is Hosting a Beer Dinner at Wegmans

LehighValleyBeerWeekWe’ll file this one under Unexpectedly Cool Event at a Supermarket. Brooklyn Brewing’s brewmaster,Garrett Oliver is coming to the Wegmans in Allentown to do a beer dinner on Tuesday, February 17th. The dinner is happening during Lehigh Valley Beer Week (which runs February 15th to 22nd). The dinner will feature Oliver and Wegmans Allentown’s executive chef, Geno Nosenzo. The $75 per person, seven-course dinner will kick off with a Bourbon washed Pie d’Angloys cheese from Wegmans cheese caves and will then feature foie gras, scallops, dry-aged steak and more.

Tickets for the dinner, which includes a Brooklyn Brewing beer with each course, are on sale at Wegmans That’s The Ticket ticket desk or by calling 610-336-7960.

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Brewer’s Plate Tickets Are on Sale Now

brewers-plate-2015The Brewer’s Plate is set for Sunday, March 8th at the Kimmel Center. Brewer’s Plate is always one of the best beer events of the year. In its eleventh year, the event pairs local restaurants with local beers and it benefits Fair Food.

More than forty restaurants have already signed up including newbies to Brewer’s Plate like; Olde Bar, High Street on Market, 2nd Story Brewing and Wynridge Farms.

Tickets are now on sale, and VIP tickets are almost completely sold out. VIP tickets get early access, a souvenir glass and exclusive VIP only treats.

The Brewer’s Plate [Official]


Schuylkill River Trail Is Getting Its Own Beer

SRT aleWell, this is pretty sweet. Or, er, hoppy. Pottstown-based Sly Fox Beer is releasing a special beer later this spring to benefit the Schuylkill River Trail. It’s called — wait for it — the SRT Ale.

It’s described as “a golden, delicious, hop-forward American Pale Ale, and at 4.7% alcohol by volume, it’s designed to be the perfect post-activity beer.” A portion of the proceeds from the beer’s sales will go toward maintenance and improvement efforts of the 130-mile Schuylkill River Trail.

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Iron Hill Updates House Beers

pintglasses_artOn Monday, February 2nd, Iron Hill Brewery will debut a new line of house beers at all 11 of their locations.

White Iron Wit, an unfiltered Belgian-style wheat beer; Ore House IPA, an American IPA with citrus and pine aroma and flavor; and Witberry, another wheat beer, this one brewed with a touch of raspberry, orange and spice flavors.

The three new beers will join Iron Hill Light Lager, Pig Iron PorterVienna Red Lager and the rotating Belgian as Iron Hill’s house beers. Gone from Iron Hill’s lineup is the Raspberry Wheat and Ironbound Ale.

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Belgian Beer Festival at Iron Hill

photo_ironhillIf you’re going to lock yourself inside tomorrow to hide from the snow, you might as well lock yourself inside of a brewery. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester is holding their annual Belgium Comes to West Chester festival on Saturday, January 24.

The pay-as-you-go event will feature Belgian-style beers starting at 1 pm. Many of the brewers of the over 25 featured beers will be there. Eight-beer samplers will be available to guests as well as a la carte beer, Belgian-inspired snacks and t-shirts.

Participating Breweries include Turkey Hill, Weyerbacher, Allagash, Flying Fish and Troegs.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – West Chester [Official]

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