Cape May Brewing Company Hits Philly

Photo via Cape May Brewing Company on Twitter

Photo via Cape May Brewing Company on Twitter

This December, Philadelphia’s welcoming a new player in the lineup of beer, South Jersey’s Cape May Brewing Company will be served throughout the city after recently celebrating its third anniversary.

Some of the beers to be released in town are the brewery’s flagship Cape May IPA, King Porter Stomp, Devil’s Reach, a strong Belgian-style ale and Mop Water, their 5-spiced ale.

One of the first Philadelphia bars that will carry the brewery’s beer is the Draught Horse Pub on Temple University’s campus. The owners of the Draught Horse also own Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, the first bar to carry the Cape May Brewing Company’s beers in Cape May, so bringing the brews to Philly means the whole thing has really come full circle for the brewery.

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Local 44 Wants to be Your Beer Gift Superstore

HolidayShoppingThe Bottle Shop at Local 44 is ready for all of your holiday shopping needs. The compendium to Local 44 is stocking a host of beer meets food products not to mention tons of beer as well.

Among the beer and food products available are several Victory Brewing related items including Victorious B.I.G. jerky, Crisp & Co. Pint Pickles and Punch Drunk hot sauce. There are also items like draft beer flavored jelly beans, beer soap and dog biscuits from spent brewing grain. The Local 44 team is also excited to have

There is also a pop-up freezer section offering Weckerly’s Cinnamon Toasted Oat on Chocolate Stout Brownies and pints of Porter Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Brown Butter Short Bread.

Of course the bottle shop is also offering beer specials for the holidays. For one, all magnums of beer are $30 through the end of the year.

Holiday Shopping [Bottle Shop at Local 44]

Saint Benjamin Brewing Pays Homage to Little Pete’s

saint-benjamins-little-petes-beerSaint Benjamin Brewing Company’s latest release pays homage to to Philly’s beloved Little Pete’s. The beer, “Little Peat” is a 4.2% alcohol by volume dry stout with a hint of smoke and roasted flavors from the roasted barley, caramel malt and smoked peat malt.

Saint Benjamin’s Tim Patton said “we were engineering a rich yet easy drinking dark beer with a slight smoky peat essence that you might want to enjoy while sitting beside a fire on a cold night, when we learn that Philadelphia’s beloved Little Pete’s was doomed.” Realizing just how attached Philadelphians are to the 24-hour diner, he decided to name the beer after the landmark.

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Where to Grab a Beer (and Brunch!) After the Philadelphia Marathon

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Fact: There’s no reward for 26.2—or 13.1, for that matter—quite like an ice-cold beer. Marathon runners often swear off the stuff for weeks or months leading up to the event. It dehydrates. It slows recovery. But, gosh, does it taste good.

So if you’re jonesing for a brew after you cross the finish line on Sunday, here’s a list of watering holes (most serve brunch, too!), all of which are no more than a half-mile from the finish line. You earned it.

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Say Hello to Clarkville

Brendan Hartranft, Leigh Maida, Brendan Kelly will be opening Clarkville on Clark Park | Photo by Bryan Karl Lathrop

Brendan Hartranft, Leigh Maida, Brendan Kelly will be opening Clarkville on Clark Park | Photo by Bryan Karl Lathrop


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Brendan Hartranft and Brendan Kelly alluded that the sale of Resurrection Ale House was related to plans they had for another project. Today it’s official, the team has signed a lease for the Best House Pizzeria (formerly Wurst House) at 4301 Baltimore Avenue, across from Clark Park, and that corner space is becoming Clarkville.

The menu will take advantage of the pizza oven and dough mixer that came with the space. So expect “pizza-like offerings” plus sides of vegetables and small plates that will keep vegan and vegetarian guests happy.

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Free Beer at Tonight’s Shake Shack Run

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With temperatures hitting near 70 today, it’s going to be a perfect night for a run, you guys. And it’ll be an even better night for a run, followed by a free beer, if our pals at Shake Shack have anything to say about it.

Tonight’s gathering of the Shack Track & Field Club will include free beers from Brooklyn Brewery. Runners will gather at Philadelphia Runner’s West Philly store (3621 Walnut Street) at 7 p.m. for an easygoing, all-levels fun run ending at Shake Shack University City. Reps from Brooklyn Brewery will meet you there, with a free ShackMeister Ale, t-shirt and beer koozie for every runner.

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Philadelphia Bacon and Beer Festival Returns

PhillyBaconandBeer14-horizontal-940Last year the inaugural Philadelphia Bacon and Beer Festival at the Hotel Monaco sold out in like 6 parsecs (yes, Star Wars nerds, I know a parsec is a unit of distance, but with the artwork and today’s Star Wars news, I’m going with it). This year the festival is back on Saturday, December 6th at the 23rd Street Armory. Tickets for the holy union of bacon and beer go on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

The event will be three times as large this year but the $46.50 tickets are still likely to sell out before you can say “disturbance in the force.”

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Craft Beer Express This Saturday

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What better way to spend your Saturday than doing a Philly bar crawl? And what better way to do a pub crawl than to have you and your friends chauffeured by the Craft Beer Express? This Saturday, November 8th, The Craft Beer Express will be hitting up a slew of beer bars from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Bus tickets are $10 each, or you can start at the bar of your choice and pay as you go. Each participating bar is hosting a different theme, so check the list out below to decide where to begin your crawl:

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BIG A$@ Brunch at City Tap House

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Head over to the City Tap House in University City on Sunday, November 9th from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a Big A$@ Brunch after a long a$@ weekend.

Celebrating the release of DuClaw Colossus, a high-gravity hybrid beer, City Tap House will be hosting a massive brunch that will include a slew of brews (at least four high-gravity beers on tap) and a menu of giant-sized brunch items from Chef Chad Vetter.

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